Alan Hilibrand, MD
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
- The Economic Implications of an Incidental Durotomy
- The effect of smoking on patients having spinal surgery
- To Fuse Or Not To Fuse: That’s the question
- Adjacent segment disease: Incidence and recommended treatment
- Adjacent segment disease: Natural history of lumbar degeneration or consequence of fusion?
Yale University School of Medicine
University of Michigan Hospital
Case Western Reserve Univ, Cleveland OH
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Expertise and Research Interests
Dr. Hilibrand is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the Director of Medical Education for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Rothman Institute and Jefferson Medical College. He specializes in the comprehensive treatment of numerous pathologic conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spines including degenerative disk disease, scoliosis and other deformities, trauma, infections and tumors. He has an interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and image guided technologies in the management of spinal disorders. Dr. Hilibrand received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his Medical Doctorate from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed a fellowship in spine and spinal cord injury at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio under Henry H. Bohlman, MD. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and more than 20 textbooks. He participates on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals including Spine, The Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, The Spine Journal, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br). In the Spring of 2007, Dr. Hilibrand was one of 5 American Orthopaedic Surgeons chosen to lecture to Orthopaedic Surgeons around the world representing the American Orthopaedic Association as an ABC Traveling Fellow. He has received numerous grants and awards from the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) and recently completed a 4-year term as the Chairman of the CSRS Research Committee. He was selected by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as a Leadership Fellow in 2005 and currently serves as vice-chair of the Communications Cabinet of the AAOS.
Orthopedics; Spine Surgery