Stephen George, MD

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Medical Director, Surgical Services
Medical Director, Pediatric Spinal Surgery


Dr. Stephen G. George is the medical director of Surgical Services for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and is also the medical director of Pediatric Spinal Surgery for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Center for Spinal Disorders. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Dr. George pursued a research fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. George then acquired advanced training with an additional fellowship in complex spinal deformity surgery at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in New York City. His clinical interests include scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities.
Dr. George is board certified in orthopedic surgery. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has presented at conferences both nationally and globally. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Florida Orthopaedic Society, and Harms Study Group, a renowned pediatric spinal deformity research group. He currently serves on the board of directors for Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists,(NCPS) the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.
The Center for Spinal Disorders at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders in children and teens. The center has established itself as one of the most experienced and successful in the nation in treating spine disorders in children. In fact, the program was instrumental in developing surgical spine treatments now in use around the world and continues to contribute extensively to clinical research to advance treatment practice. The team is among national leaders using dashboard reporting with colleagues around the country to develop best practice guidelines. These standards have been implemented and significantly decreased length of hospital stays after scoliosis surgery.

Stone, L.E., Upasani, V.V., ..., George, S.G., et al (2023). SRS-22r Self-Image After Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis at 10-year Follow-up. Spine, 48(10), 683-687. View in Pubmed

Ramchandran, S., George, S., Braun, B., et al (2023). Is there an anatomic basis for the different behavior of Lenke types 1AR and 1AL in idiopathic scoliosis? A study on facet joint tropism influence. Spine Deformity, 12(1), 159-164. View in Pubmed

Keshavarzi, S., Ramchandran, S., ..., George, S., et al (2023). Utilization of pre-operative MRI to identify AIS patients at highest risk of intra-operative neuromonitoring alert. Spine Deformity, 11(6), 1419-1426. View in Pubmed

Klyce, W., Suresh, K.V., ..., George, S., et al (2022). Pedicle Screw Plowing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: How Common Is It and Is It a Problem?. Spine, 47(12), 873-878. View in Pubmed

Ramchandran, S., Monsour, A., ..., George, S. (2021). Impact of Supine Radiographs to Assess Curve Flexibility in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Global Spine Journal, 12(8), 1731-1735. View in Pubmed

Mihas, A., Ramchandran, S., ..., George, S. (2021). Safe and effective performance of pediatric spinal deformity surgery in patients unwilling to accept blood transfusion: a clinical study and review of literature. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 22(1), 204. View in Pubmed

George, S., Ramchandran, S., Mihas, A., et al (2021). Topical tranexemic acid reduces intra-operative blood loss and transfusion requirements in spinal deformity correction in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine Deformity, 9(5), 1387-1393. View in Pubmed

Ameri, B., Shufflebarger, H.L., ..., George, S.G., et al (2021). Late spinal infections following posterior spinal fusion in pediatric deformities: treatment using single-stage titanium implant exchange. Spine Deformity, 9(3), 751-755. View in Pubmed

George, S., Spiegel, M., Protopsaltis, T., et al (2020). Mandibular slope: a reproducible and simple measure of horizontal gaze. Spine Deformity, 8(5), 893-899. View in Pubmed

Ramchandran, S., George, S., Asghar, J., Shufflebarger, H. (2019). Anatomic Trajectory for Iliac Screw Placement in Pediatric Scoliosis and Spondylolisthesis: An Alternative to S2-Alar Iliac Portal. Spine Deformity, 7(2), 286-292. View in Pubmed

Shufflebarger, H.L., Miyanji, F., George, S.G. (2019). The Surgical Treatment Lumbar and Thoracolumbar Curve Patterns (Lenke Type 5): Anterior versus Posterior Approach. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.

Shufflebarger, H.L., George, S.G. (2019). Thoracoplasty Indications and Techniques. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.

Roye, B.D., George, S.G. (2019). Osteoblastic Agents for Spinal Fusion. Thieme Publishers. Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide.

George, S.G., Shufflebarger, H.L. (2018). Surgical Treatment of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. LWW. Textbook of Spinal Surgery.

George, S.G., Lebwohl, N.H., Pasquotti, G., William,s S.K. (2018). Percutaneous and open iliac screw safety and accuracy using a tactile technique with adjunctive anteriorposterior fluoroscopy. Spine Journal, 18(9), 1570-1577. View in Pubmed

Buckland, A., DelSole, E., George, S.G., et al (2017). Sagittal Pelvic Orientation A Comparison of Two Methods of Measurement. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease, 75(4), 234-240. View in Pubmed

George, S.G., Behrend, C.J., Molinari, R.W. (2013). Biomechanical Evaluation of Anterior Thoracic Salvage Screws in the Osteoporotic Thoracic Spine. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 26(6), E235-E239. View in Pubmed

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Fellowship - Hospital for Joint Diseases Orth. Inst.
Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Medical School - University of Rochester

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surg (Ortho Surg) - Certified