Vedat Deviren, MD

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.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hacettepe University Medical School 1992


Hacettepe University Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery 1999


UCSF, Spine 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Bae J, Theologis AA, Strom R, Tay B, Burch S, Berven S, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Ames CP, Deviren V. Comparative analysis of 3 surgical strategies for adult spinal deformity with mild to moderate sagittal imbalance. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Nov 03; 1-10.
  2. Leung JM, Sands LP, Chen N, Ames C, Berven S, Bozic K, Burch S, Chou D, Covinsky K, Deviren V, Kinjo S, Kramer JH, Ries M, Tay B, Vail T, Weinstein P, Chang S, Meckler G, Newman S, Tsai T, Voss V, Youngblom E. Perioperative Gabapentin Does Not Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Older Surgical Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Anesthesiology. 2017 Oct; 127(4):633-644.
  3. Safaee MM, Osorio JA, Verma K, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Hart R, Deviren V, Ames CP. Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Prevention Strategies: A Video Technique Guide. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Oct 01; 13(5):581-585.
  4. Theologis AA, Safaee M, Scheer JK, Lafage V, Hostin R, Hart RA, Klineberg EO, Protopsaltis TS, Deviren V, Burton DC, Sciubba DM, Kebaish K, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Smith JS, Ames CP. Magnitude, Location, and Factors Related to Regional and Global Sagittal Alignment Change in Long Adult Deformity Constructs: Report of 183 Patients With 2-Year Follow-up. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Aug; 30(7):E948-E953.
  5. Hamilton DK, Buza JA, Passias P, Jalai C, Kim HJ, Ailon T, Gupta M, Sciubba D, Jain A, Ames CP, Deviren V, Daniels A, Lafage V, Bess S, Klineberg E, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Hart R. The Fate of Patients with Adult Spinal Deformity Incurring Rod Fracture After Thoracolumbar Fusion. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul 20.
  6. Scheer JK, Sethi RK, Hey LA, LaGrone MO, Keefe M, Aryan HE, Errico TJ, Deviren V, Hart RA, Lafage V, Schwab F, Daubs MD, Ames CP. Results of the 2015 Scoliosis Research Society Survey on Single Versus Dual Attending Surgeon Approach for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jun 15; 42(12):932-942.
  7. Mizutani J, Verma K, Endo K, Ishii K, Abumi K, Yagi M, Hosogane N, Yang J, Tay B, Deviren V, Ames C. Global Spinal Alignment in Cervical Kyphotic Deformity: The Importance of Head Position and Thoracolumbar Alignment in the Compensatory Mechanism. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jun 07.
  8. Tabaraee E, Mummaneni P, Abdul-Jabbar A, Shearer D, Roy E, Amin B, Ames C, Burch S, Deviren V, Berven S, Hu S, Chou D, Tay BK. A Comparison of Implants Used in Open-Door Laminoplasty: Structural Rib Allografts Versus Metallic Miniplates. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Jun; 30(5):E523-E529.
  9. Mundis GM, Turner JD, Kabirian N, Pawelek J, Eastlack RK, Uribe J, Klineberg E, Bess S, Ames C, Deviren V, Nguyen S, Lafage V, Akbarnia BA. Anterior Column Realignment has Similar Results to Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy in Treating Adults with Sagittal Plane Deformity. World Neurosurg. 2017 Sep; 105:249-256.
  10. Bae J, Theologis AA, Jang JS, Lee SH, Deviren V. Impact of Fatigue on Maintenance of Upright Posture: Dynamic Assessment of Sagittal Spinal Deformity Parameters After Walking 10 Minutes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 May 15; 42(10):733-739.
  11. Smith JS, Line B, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Kim HJ, Mundis G, Scheer JK, Klineberg E, O'Brien M, Hostin R, Gupta M, Daniels A, Kelly M, Gum JL, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Lafage R, Ailon T, Passias P, Protopsaltis T, Albert TJ, Riew KD, Hart R, Burton D, Deviren V, Ames CP, Group ISS. The Health Impact of Adult Cervical Deformity in Patients Presenting for Surgical Treatment: Comparison to United States Population Norms and Chronic Disease States Based on the EuroQuol-5 Dimensions Questionnaire. Neurosurgery. 2017 May 01; 80(5):716-725.
  12. Nicholls FH, Bae J, Theologis AA, Eksi MS, Ames CP, Berven SH, Burch S, Tay BK, Deviren V. Factors Associated With the Development of and Revision for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in 440 Consecutive Adult Spinal Deformity Patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Apr 24.
  13. Theologis AA, Deviren V, Tay B. Temporary fusionless posterior occipitocervical fixation for a proximal junctional type II odontoid fracture after previous C2-pelvis fusion: case report, description of a new surgical technique, and review of the literature. Eur Spine J. 2017 May; 26(Suppl 1):243-248.
  14. Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Lafage R, Lafage V, Schwab FJ, Kim HJ, Scheer JK, Protopsaltis T, Passias P, Mundis G, Hart R, Neuman B, Klineberg E, Hostin R, Bess S, Deviren V, Ames CP. Three-column osteotomy for correction of cervical and cervicothoracic deformities: alignment changes and early complications in a multicenter prospective series of 23 patients. Eur Spine J. 2017 Aug; 26(8):2128-2137.
  15. Uribe JS, Beckman J, Mummaneni PV, Okonkwo D, Nunley P, Wang MY, Mundis GM, Park P, Eastlack R, Anand N, Kanter A, Lamarca F, Fessler R, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Chou D, Deviren V. Does MIS Surgery Allow for Shorter Constructs in the Surgical Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity? Neurosurgery. 2017 03 01; 80(3):489-497.
  16. Zhong ZM, Deviren V, Tay B, Burch S, Berven SH. Adjacent segment disease after instrumented fusion for adult lumbar spondylolisthesis: Incidence and risk factors. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2017 May; 156:29-34.
  17. Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Klineberg E, Lafage V, Schwab F, Lafage R, Kim HJ, Hostin R, Mundis GM, Gupta M, Liabaud B, Scheer JK, Diebo BG, Protopsaltis TS, Kelly MP, Deviren V, Hart R, Burton D, Bess S, Ames CP. Complication rates associated with 3-column osteotomy in 82 adult spinal deformity patients: retrospective review of a prospectively collected multicenter consecutive series with 2-year follow-up. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Feb 17; 1-14.
  18. Barry JJ, Yucekul A, Theologis AA, Hansen EN, Ames C, Deviren V. Spinal Realignment for Adult Deformity: Three-column Osteotomies Alter Total Hip Acetabular Component Positioning. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 Feb; 25(2):125-132.
  19. Dudli S, Sing DC, Hu SS, Berven SH, Burch S, Deviren V, Cheng I, Tay BKB, Alamin TF, Ith MAM, Pietras EM, Lotz JC. ISSLS PRIZE IN BASIC SCIENCE 2017: Intervertebral disc/bone marrow cross-talk with Modic changes. Eur Spine J. 2017 May; 26(5):1362-1373.
  20. Sencan S, Ozcan-Eksi EE, Cil H, Tay B, Berven S, Burch S, Deviren V, Demir-Deviren S. The effect of transforaminal epidural steroid injections in patients with spondylolisthesis. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2017; 30(4):841-846.

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