Alexander Vaccaro, MD - spine surgeons to know | 2014

Written by Staff | August 20, 2014 | Print  |

Dr. Alex VaccarroAlexander Vaccaro, MD (Rothman Institute, Philadelphia). Dr. Vaccaro was recently named president of Rothman Institute and appointed chairman of orthopedics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. During his career, he has also been co-director of the hospital's Spine Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson and co-director of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley and president of the Association for Collaborative Spine Research.


As a spine surgeon with special knowledge of spinal cord injury, Dr. Vaccaro has treated several professional athletes and serves as assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a past president of the American Spinal Injury Association. He also received a PhD in 2007 in the field of spinal trauma.


Throughout his career, Dr. Vaccaro has published more than 530 peer-reviewed and 195 non-peer reviewed publications. He edited more than 44 textbooks and was co-editor of the OKU-Spine I and editor of OKU-8. His research includes several topics in spine, such as disc herniation, spinal fractures and nonoperative spinal treatment.


Dr. Vaccaro earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University. His additional training includes a spine fellowship at the University of California San Diego.



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