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Vedat Deviren, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Vedat Deviren is an orthopedic surgeon at the UCSF Spine Center who specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders for both children and adults. This expertise allows him to have wide range of experience on difficult cases, which include cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including spinal deformities such as adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, failed back surgeries and tumors.

As a professor of orthopedic surgery, Deviren teaches general and specific concepts that provide students, residents, fellows, and international scholars with skills for evaluating and investigating evidence based clinical care, outcome of spinal disorders, and biomechanical characteristics of spine and spinal instrumentation. As an academic faculty member he has maintained a passionate commitment to patient care.

Deviren completed postgraduate theoretical and practical courses in orthopedics and traumatology at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He had additional training in spine surgery as a clinical and research fellow at UCSF.


Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or (866) 817-7463
Ortho-spine Fax: (415) 353-4047

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

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Hacettepe University Medical School 1992


Hacettepe University Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery 1999


UCSF, Spine 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Park P, Mummaneni PV, La Marca F, Fu KM, Nguyen S, Wang MY, Uribe JS, Anand N, Mundis G, Deviren V, Kanter AS, Fessler RG, Shaffrey CI, Akbarnia BA, Passias PG, Nunley PD, Chou D, Eastlack R, Okonkwo DO. 167 What Is the Impact of Obesity in MIS vs OPEN Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity? Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug; 62 Suppl 1:221.
  2. Mundis G, Uribe JS, Mummaneni PV, Anand N, Park P, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Fessler RG, Nguyen S, Akbarnia BA, Bess S, Wang MY, La Marca F, Than KD, Deviren V, Chou D, Lafage V, Schwab F, Shaffrey CI. 172 A Critical Analysis of Sagittal Plane Deformity Correction With Minimally Invasive Surgery: A 2-Year Follow-up Study of Deformity Patients Categorized by the SRS-Schwab Classification. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug; 62 Suppl 1:222-3.
  3. Saigal R, Clark AJ, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Bess S, Mummaneni PV, McCarthy IM, Hart RA, Kebaish KM, Klineberg EO, Deviren V, Schwab F, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP. Adult Spinal Deformity Patients Recall Fewer Than 50% of the Risks Discussed in the Informed Consent Process Preoperatively and the Recall Rate Worsens Significantly in the Postoperative Period. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 15; 40(14):1079-85.
  4. Fakurnejad S, Scheer JK, Lafage V, Smith JS, Deviren V, Hostin R, Mundis GM, Burton DC, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Kebaish K, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Schwab F, Ames CP. The likelihood of reaching minimum clinically important difference and substantial clinical benefit at 2 years following a 3-column osteotomy: analysis of 140 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sep; 23(3):340-8.
  5. Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Schwab F, Scheer JK, Protopsaltis T, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Hostin R, Fu KM, Mundis GM, Kim HJ, Deviren V, Soroceanu A, Hart RA, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP. Comparison of best versus worst clinical outcomes for adult spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of a prospectively collected, multicenter database with 2-year follow-up. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sep; 23(3):349-59.
  6. Turner JD, Akbarnia BA, Eastlack RK, Bagheri R, Nguyen S, Pimenta L, Marco R, Deviren V, Uribe J, Mundis GM. Radiographic outcomes of anterior column realignment for adult sagittal plane deformity: a multicenter analysis. Eur Spine J. 2015 Apr; 24 Suppl 3:427-32.
  7. Oh T, Scheer JK, Eastlack R, Smith JS, Lafage V, Protopsaltis TS, Klineberg E, Passias PG, Deviren V, Hostin R, Gupta M, Bess S, Schwab F, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP. Cervical compensatory alignment changes following correction of adult thoracic deformity: a multicenter experience in 57 patients with a 2-year follow-up. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Jun; 22(6):658-65.
  8. Tang JA, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Deviren V, Bess S, Hart RA, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Ames CP. The impact of standing regional cervical sagittal alignment on outcomes in posterior cervical fusion surgery. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar; 76 Suppl 1:S14-21.
  9. Park P, Wang MY, Lafage V, Nguyen S, Ziewacz J, Okonkwo DO, Uribe JS, Eastlack RK, Anand N, Haque R, Fessler RG, Kanter AS, Deviren V, La Marca F, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Mundis GM, Mummaneni PV. Comparison of two minimally invasive surgery strategies to treat adult spinal deformity. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Apr; 22(4):374-80.
  10. Theologis AA, Tabaraee E, Funao H, Smith JS, Burch S, Tay B, Kebaish K, Deviren V, Ames C. Three-column osteotomies of the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine: comparison of early outcomes, radiographic parameters, and peri-operative complications in 48 patients. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jan; 24 Suppl 1:23-30.
  11. Smith JS, Shaffrey E, Klineberg E, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Schwab FJ, Protopsaltis T, Scheer JK, Mundis GM, Fu KM, Gupta MC, Hostin R, Deviren V, Kebaish K, Hart R, Burton DC, Line B, Bess S, Ames CP. Prospective multicenter assessment of risk factors for rod fracture following surgery for adult spinal deformity. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Dec; 21(6):994-1003.
  12. Theologis AA, Demirkiran G, Callahan M, Pekmezci M, Ames C, Deviren V. Local intrawound vancomycin powder decreases the risk of surgical site infections in complex adult deformity reconstruction: a cost analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15; 39(22):1875-80.
  13. Schairer WW, Carrer A, Sing DC, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Hu SS, Berven SH, Burch S, Tay B, Deviren V, Ames C. Hospital readmission rates after surgical treatment of primary and metastatic tumors of the spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 1; 39(21):1801-8.
  14. Smith JS, Lafage V, Schwab FJ, Shaffrey CI, Protopsaltis T, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Scheer JK, Fu KM, Mundis G, Hostin R, Deviren V, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP. Prevalence and type of cervical deformity among 470 adults with thoracolumbar deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Aug 1; 39(17):E1001-9.
  15. Kim HJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage V, Bess S, Gupta MC, Smith JS, Deviren V, Akbarnia B, Mundis GM, O'Brien M, Hostin R, Ames C. Upper thoracic versus lower thoracic upper instrumented vertebrae endpoints have similar outcomes and complications in adult scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jun 1; 39(13):E795-9.
  16. Scheer JK, Lafage V, Smith JS, Deviren V, Hostin R, McCarthy IM, Mundis GM, Burton DC, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Kebaish K, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Schwab F, Ames CP. Maintenance of radiographic correction at 2 years following lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy is superior with upper thoracic compared with thoracolumbar junction upper instrumented vertebra. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jan; 24 Suppl 1:121-30.
  17. Uribe JS, Deukmedjian AR, Mummaneni PV, Fu KM, Mundis GM, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Eastlack R, Wang MY, Anand N, Fessler RG, La Marca F, Park P, Lafage V, Deviren V, Bess S, Shaffrey CI. Complications in adult spinal deformity surgery: an analysis of minimally invasive, hybrid, and open surgical techniques. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E15.
  18. Fujimori T, Inoue S, Le H, Schairer WW, Berven SH, Tay BK, Deviren V, Burch S, Iwasaki M, Hu SS. Long fusion from sacrum to thoracic spine for adult spinal deformity with sagittal imbalance: upper versus lower thoracic spine as site of upper instrumented vertebra. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E9.
  19. Wang MY, Mummaneni PV, Fu KM, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, La Marca F, Fessler R, Uribe J, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Haque RM, Deviren V, Mundis GM. Less invasive surgery for treating adult spinal deformities: ceiling effects for deformity correction with 3 different techniques. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E12.
  20. Haque RM, Mundis GM, Ahmed Y, El Ahmadieh TY, Wang MY, Mummaneni PV, Uribe JS, Okonkwo DO, Eastlack RK, Anand N, Kanter AS, La Marca F, Akbarnia BA, Park P, Lafage V, Terran JS, Shaffrey CI, Klineberg E, Deviren V, Fessler RG. Comparison of radiographic results after minimally invasive, hybrid, and open surgery for adult spinal deformity: a multicenter study of 184 patients. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E13.

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