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Bobby Tay, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Bobby K-B Tay is based at the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center and at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he is involved in a collaborative effort with the Department of Neurosurgery. They hope to create a combined service to optimize treatment of degenerative disorders of the spine, spinal trauma, tumors and infections of the spine.

His major interest is exploring the pathways that control primary injury, secondary injury and regeneration after spinal cord surgery. Other research interests include the biologic mechanisms that control bone formation in fractures and spinal fusion.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Tay earned his medical degree at the UCSF School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF and then completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Miami Hospital in Florida.

Clinics

Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or Neuro-spine Fax: (415) 353-2176
Ortho-spine Fax: (415) 353-4047

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1993

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery 1994

Fellowships

University of Miami School of Medicine, Spine Surgery 1999
University of Miami School of Medicine, Spine Surgery 2000

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Abdul-Jabbar A, Berven SH, Hu SS, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Takemoto S, Ames C, Deviren V, Tay B, Weinstein P, Burch S, Liu C. Surgical site infections in spine surgery: identification of microbiologic and surgical characteristics in 239 cases. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15; 38(22):E1425-31.
  2. Schairer WW, Carrer A, Deviren V, Hu SS, Takemoto S, Mummaneni P, Chou D, Ames C, Burch S, Tay B, Sawyer A, Berven SH. Hospital Readmission After Spine Fusion for AdultSpinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Sep 1; 38(19):1681-9.
  3. Ha Y, Maruo K, Racine L, Schairer WW, Hu SS, Deviren V, Burch S, Tay B, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Ames CP, Berven SH. Proximal junctional kyphosis and clinical outcomes in adult spinal deformity surgery with fusion from the thoracic spine to the sacrum: a comparison of proximal and distal upper instrumented vertebrae. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Sep; 19(3):360-9.
  4. Upadhyaya CD, Wu JC, Trost G, Haid RW, Traynelis VC, Tay B, Coric D, Mummaneni PV. Analysis of the three United States Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption cervical arthroplasty trials. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Mar; 16(3):216-28.
  5. Kelly MP, Mok JM, Frisch RF, Tay BK. Adjacent segment motion after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion versus Prodisc-c cervical total disk arthroplasty: analysis from a randomized, controlled trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 1; 36(15):1171-9.
  6. Mok JM, Cloyd JM, Bradford DS, Hu SS, Deviren V, Smith JA, Tay B, Berven SH. Reoperation after primary fusion for adult spinal deformity: rate, reason, and timing. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 15; 34(8):832-9.
  7. Aryan HE, Newman CB, Lu DC, Hu SS, Tay BK, Bradford DS, Puttlitz CM, Ames CP. Relaxation of forces needed to distract cervical vertebrae after discectomy: a biomechanical study. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2009 Apr; 22(2):100-4.
  8. Murrey D, Janssen M, Delamarter R, Goldstein J, Zigler J, Tay B, Darden B. Results of the prospective, randomized, controlled multicenter Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption study of the ProDisc-C total disc replacement versus anterior discectomy and fusion for the treatment of 1-level symptomatic cervical disc disease. Spine J. 2009 Apr; 9(4):275-86.
  9. Dang AB, Tay BK, Kim HT, Nauth A, Alfonso-Jaume MA, Lovett DH. Inhibition of MMP2/MMP9 after spinal cord trauma reduces apoptosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Aug 1; 33(17):E576-9.
  10. Dang AB, Hu SS, Tay BK. Biomechanics of the anterior longitudinal ligament during 8 g whiplash simulation following single- and contiguous two-level fusion: a finite element study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Mar 15; 33(6):607-11.
  11. Mok JM, Pekmezci M, Piper SL, Boyd E, Berven SH, Burch S, Deviren V, Tay B, Hu SS. Use of C-reactive protein after spinal surgery: comparison with erythrocyte sedimentation rate as predictor of early postoperative infectious complications. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Feb 15; 33(4):415-21.
  12. Chi JH, Tay B, Stahl D, Lee R. Complex deformities of the cervical spine. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Apr; 18(2):295-304.
  13. Chi JH, Ames CP, Tay B. General considerations for cervical arthroplasty with technique for ProDisc-C. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):609-19, vi.
  14. Tow BP, Chang PC, Mitra AK, Tay BK, Wong MC. Comparing 2-year outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using either patella-tendon or semitendinosus-tendon autografts: a non-randomised prospective study. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2005 Aug; 13(2):139-46.
  15. Puttlitz CM, Rousseau MA, Xu Z, Hu S, Tay BK, Lotz JC. Intervertebral disc replacement maintains cervical spine kinetics. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Dec 15; 29(24):2809-14.
  16. Soon M, Neo CP, Mitra AK, Tay BK. Morbidity following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring autograft. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2004 Mar; 33(2):214-9.
  17. O'Neill CW, Liu JJ, Leibenberg E, Hu SS, Deviren V, Tay BK, Chin CT, Lotz JC. Percutaneous plasma decompression alters cytokine expression in injured porcine intervertebral discs. Spine J. 2004 Jan-Feb; 4(1):88-98.
  18. Yue WM, Tay BK, Kasinathan ST. Patellar allografts in anterior cervical fusion - a two-year clinical and radiographic study. Singapore Med J. 2003 Oct; 44(10):521-5.
  19. Peng CW, Tay BK, Lee BP. Prospective trial of resurfaced patellaversus non-resurfaced patella in simultaneous bilateral total knee replacement. Singapore Med J. 2003 Jul; 44(7):347-51.
  20. Tay BB, Berven S. Indications, techniques, and complications of lumbar interbody fusion. Semin Neurol. 2002 Jun; 22(2):221-30.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.