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Mohammad Diab, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Mohammad Diab, a surgeon who specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions in children and teenagers, as well as residual childhood deformities in young adults, is chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. His special areas of interest are spinal deformities, including scoliosis, a side to side curvature of the spine; kyphosis, the exaggerated curve that results in a rounded or hunched back; and spondylolisthesis, a slipping of one vertebra on another. He also is an expert in treating dysplasia of the hip and other hip disorders in children, adolescents and young adults. He is the author of the world-wide standard textbook, Principles of Paediatric Orthopaedics, as well as of many studies on pediatric musculoskeletal conditions.

Diab joined UCSF in 2002, coming from the University of Washington, where he was a faculty member and where he trained in general orthopedic surgery. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University, and completed his pediatric orthopedic surgical training at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and Scoliosis Research Society. He is a professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics, and holds a Chair in Medical Education, at UCSF.

  • Hear an interview with Diab, who discusses vertebral body stapling for pediatric scoliosis.

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.

More about Mohammad Diab

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 1990

Residencies

University of Washington, School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery 1997

Fellowships

Harvard University, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Theologis AA, Cahill P, Auriemma M, Betz R, Diab M. Vertebral body stapling in children younger than 10 years with idiopathic scoliosis with curve magnitude of 30 to 39. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Dec 1; 38(25):E1583-8.
  2. Morse LJ, Kawakami N, Lenke LG, Sucato DJ, Sanders JO, Diab M. Culture and ethnicity influence outcomes of the Scoliosis Research Society Instrument in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 May 20; 37(12):1072-6.
  3. Diab M, Smucny M, Dormans JP, Erickson MA, Ibrahim K, Lenke LG, Sucato DJ, Sanders JO. Use and outcomes of wound drain in spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 May 15; 37(11):966-73.
  4. Auerbach JD, Weidner ZD, Milby AH, Diab M, Lonner BS. Musculoskeletal disorders among spine surgeons: results of a survey of the Scoliosis Research Society membership. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec 15; 36(26):E1715-21.
  5. Sanders JO, Diab M, Richards SB, Lenke LG, Johnston CE, Emans JB, Sucato DJ, Erickson MA, Bridwell KH, McCarthy RE, Sarwark JF, Dormans JP. Fixation points within the main thoracic curve: does more instrumentation produce greater curve correction and improved results? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1; 36(21):E1402-6.
  6. Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sturm PF, Sucato DJ. Patient satisfaction after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 20; 36(12):965-8.
  7. Landman Z, Oswald T, Sanders J, Diab M. Prevalence and predictors of pain in surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 1; 36(10):825-9.
  8. Diab M, Landman Z, Lubicky J, Dormans J, Erickson M, Richards BS. Use and outcome of MRI in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 15; 36(8):667-71.
  9. Smucny M, Lubicky JP, Sanders JO, Carreon LY, Diab M. Patient self-assessment of appearance is improved more by all pedicle screw than by hybrid constructs in surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Feb 1; 36(3):248-54.
  10. Dunbar N, Cooke M, Diab M, Toy P. Transfusion-related acute lung injury after transfusion of maternal blood: a case-control study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 1; 35(23):E1322-7.
  11. Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Glassman SD. The minimum clinically important difference in Scoliosis Research Society-22 Appearance, Activity, And Pain domains after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 1; 35(23):2079-83.
  12. Diab M, Sharkey M, Emans J, Lenke L, Oswald T, Sucato D. Preoperative bracing affects postoperative outcome of posterior spine fusion with instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15; 35(20):1876-9.
  13. Richards BS, Sucato DJ, Johnston CE, Diab M, Sarwark JF, Lenke LG, Parent S. Right thoracic curves in presumed adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: which clinical and radiographic findings correlate with a preoperative abnormal magnetic resonance image? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15; 35(20):1855-60.
  14. Sanders JO, Carreon LY, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Diab M. Preoperative and perioperative factors effect on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgical outcomes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15; 35(20):1867-71.
  15. Laine JC, Kaiser SP, Diab M. High-risk pediatric orthopedic pitfalls. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2010 Feb; 28(1):85-102, viii.
  16. Dapunt UA, Mok JM, Sharkey MS, Davis AA, Foster-Barber A, Diab M. Delayed presentation of tetraparesis following posterior thoracolumbar spinal fusion and instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Dec 1; 34(25):E936-41.
  17. Novak EJ, Elzik M, Diab M. Symptomatic coalition between the first and second metatarsals in a child. Orthopedics. 2008 Dec; 31(12).
  18. Diab M. Music playing in a cast room reduced heart rate in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Aug; 90(8):1791.
  19. Sharifi E, Sharifi H, Morshed S, Bozic K, Diab M. Cost-effectiveness analysis of periacetabular osteotomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jul; 90(7):1447-56.
  20. Mok JM, Berven SH, Diab M, Hackbarth M, Hu SS, Deviren V. Comparison of observer variation in conventional and three digital radiographic methods used in the evaluation of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Mar 15; 33(6):681-6.

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