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Mohammad Diab, MD

Title(s)Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-1519
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    Stanford UniversityB.A. Classics
    Stanford UniversityM.D.
    University of WashingtonGeneral Orthopaedic Surgery
    Harvard UniversityPaediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

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    Dr. Diab was born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in the United Kingdom. He came to the United States in 1979 to attend Stanford University, where he majored in Classics as an undergraduate and where he stayed for Medical School. His post-graduate training has taken him to the University of Washington (General Orthopaedics) and Harvard University (Paediatric Orthopaedics).

    Dr. Diab's practice encompasses all musculoskeletal conditions in children, including spine deformity, hip dysplasia, fractures, osteotomy and other complex reconstructive techniques. He is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of paediatric orthopaedics, having published and spoken extensively on a wide variety of topics, and being the editor of the standard text-book "Practice of Paediatric Orthopaedics". He also has an interest in the history of medicine, which has found expression in his book on medical language titled "Lexicon of Orthopaedic Etymology".

    Dr. Diab is deeply committed to the education of medical students and post-graduate trainees. He has held the endowed Chair in Medical Education for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF. He has been Mentor in the Miller-Diab College at UCSF. Dr. Diab is Director of the Surgical Subspecialities required elective that all medical students take at UCSF. Dr. Diab holds the Chair in Paediatric Orthopaedic Education at UCSF.

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    1. Bilateral optic disc pits in a pediatric patient with Cobb syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 19:100749. Mekonnen B, Richardson Q, Bhisitkul JM, Diab M, Rasool N. PMID: 32518855.
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    2. Preoperative CT Angiography Informs Instrumentation in Anterior Spine Surgery for Idiopathic Scoliosis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Apr; 4(4). Theologis AA, Ramirez J, Diab M. PMID: 32377614.
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    3. Patient Satisfaction: Inception, Impact, and Correlation with Outcomes. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Nov 06; 101(21):e115. Khanna K, Diab M. PMID: 31567669.
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    4. Idiopathic stroke after syndromic and neuromuscular scoliosis surgery: a case report and literature review. AME Case Rep. 2019; 3:28. Nguyen T, Khanna K, Gornitzky AL, Diab M. PMID: 31559384.
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    5. Schimke immunoosseous dysplasia and management considerations for vascular risks. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 07; 179(7):1246-1252. Beleford DT, Diab M, Qubty WF, Malloy MJ, Long RK, Shieh JT. PMID: 31039288.
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    6. Concurrent and Overlapping Surgery: Perspectives From Parents of Adolescents Undergoing Spinal Posterior Instrumented Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Jan 01; 44(1):53-59. Bryant J, Markes A, Woolridge T, Cerruti D, Dzeng E, Koenig B, Diab M. PMID: 29901538.
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    7. Ethnic Variation in Satisfaction and Appearance Concerns in Adolescents With Idiopathic Scoliosis Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion With Instrumentation. Spine Deform. 2018 Mar - Apr; 6(2):148-155. Theologis AA, Crawford M, Diab M. PMID: 29413737.
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    8. National Trends in the Surgical Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Analysis of a National Estimate of 60,108 Children From the National Inpatient Sample Over a 13-Year Time Period in the United States. Spine Deform. 2017 Jan; 5(1):56-65. Theologis AA, Sing DC, Chekeni F, Diab M. PMID: 28038695.
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    9. Rates and risk factors associated with unplanned hospital readmission after fusion for pediatric spinal deformity. Spine J. 2017 03; 17(3):369-379. Roddy E, Diab M. PMID: 27765710.
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    10. Surgical Consent of Children and Guardians for the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is Incompletely Informed. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jan; 41(1):53-61. Theologis AA, Anaya A, Sabatini C, Sucato DJ, Parent S, Erickson M, Diab M. PMID: 26335670.
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    11. Type of bone graft or substitute does not affect outcome of spine fusion with instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 01; 40(17):1345-51. Theologis AA, Tabaraee E, Lin T, Lubicky J, Diab M. PMID: 26010036.
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    12. Grey-scale ultrasound findings of lower extremity entheses in healthy children. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2015 May 06; 13:14. Lin C, Diab M, Milojevic D. PMID: 25943381.
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    13. Spinal fusion for scoliosis in patients with globally involved cerebral palsy: an ethical assessment. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 May 06; 97(9):782-7. Whitaker AT, Sharkey M, Diab M. PMID: 25948526.
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    14. Vertebral body stapling in children younger than 10 years with idiopathic scoliosis with curve magnitude of 30° to 39°. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Dec 01; 38(25):E1583-8. Theologis AA, Cahill P, Auriemma M, Betz R, Diab M. PMID: 23963018.
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    15. Discriminative Properties of the Spinal Appearance Questionnaire Compared With the Scoliosis Research Society-22 Revised. Spine Deform. 2013 Sep; 1(5):328-338. Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Polly DW, Diamond BE, Sucato DJ. PMID: 27927388.
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    16. Culture and ethnicity influence outcomes of the Scoliosis Research Society Instrument in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 May 20; 37(12):1072-6. Morse LJ, Kawakami N, Lenke LG, Sucato DJ, Sanders JO, Diab M. PMID: 22076648.
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    17. Use and outcomes of wound drain in spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 May 15; 37(11):966-73. Diab M, Smucny M, Dormans JP, Erickson MA, Ibrahim K, Lenke LG, Sucato DJ, Sanders JO. PMID: 22037527.
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    18. Musculoskeletal disorders among spine surgeons: results of a survey of the Scoliosis Research Society membership. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec 15; 36(26):E1715-21. Auerbach JD, Weidner ZD, Milby AH, Diab M, Lonner BS. PMID: 21508887.
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    19. Fixation points within the main thoracic curve: does more instrumentation produce greater curve correction and improved results? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 01; 36(21):E1402-6. Sanders JO, Diab M, Richards SB, Lenke LG, Johnston CE, Emans JB, Sucato DJ, Erickson MA, Bridwell KH, McCarthy RE, Sarwark JF, Dormans JP. PMID: 21681134.
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    20. Patient satisfaction after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 20; 36(12):965-8. Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sturm PF, Sucato DJ. PMID: 21224771.
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    21. Prevalence and predictors of pain in surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 01; 36(10):825-9. Landman Z, Oswald T, Sanders J, Diab M. PMID: 21192302.
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    22. Use and outcome of MRI in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 15; 36(8):667-71. Diab M, Landman Z, Lubicky J, Dormans J, Erickson M, Richards BS. PMID: 21178850.
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    23. Patient self-assessment of appearance is improved more by all pedicle screw than by hybrid constructs in surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Feb 01; 36(3):248-54. Smucny M, Lubicky JP, Sanders JO, Carreon LY, Diab M. PMID: 21248593.
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    24. The minimum clinically important difference in Scoliosis Research Society-22 Appearance, Activity, And Pain domains after surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 01; 35(23):2079-83. Carreon LY, Sanders JO, Diab M, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Glassman SD. PMID: 20395881.
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    25. Transfusion-related acute lung injury after transfusion of maternal blood: a case-control study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 01; 35(23):E1322-7. Dunbar N, Cooke M, Diab M, Toy P. PMID: 20938390.
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    26. Right thoracic curves in presumed adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: which clinical and radiographic findings correlate with a preoperative abnormal magnetic resonance image? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15; 35(20):1855-60. Richards BS, Sucato DJ, Johnston CE, Diab M, Sarwark JF, Lenke LG, Parent S. PMID: 20802396.
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    27. Preoperative bracing affects postoperative outcome of posterior spine fusion with instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15; 35(20):1876-9. Diab M, Sharkey M, Emans J, Lenke L, Oswald T, Sucato D. PMID: 20844423.
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    28. Preoperative and perioperative factors effect on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgical outcomes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15; 35(20):1867-71. Sanders JO, Carreon LY, Sucato DJ, Sturm PF, Diab M. PMID: 20802382.
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    29. High-risk pediatric orthopedic pitfalls. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2010 Feb; 28(1):85-102, viii. Laine JC, Kaiser SP, Diab M. PMID: 19945600.
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    30. Delayed presentation of tetraparesis following posterior thoracolumbar spinal fusion and instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Dec 01; 34(25):E936-41. Dapunt UA, Mok JM, Sharkey MS, Davis AA, Foster-Barber A, Diab M. PMID: 19940725.
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    31. Symptomatic coalition between the first and second metatarsals in a child. Orthopedics. 2008 Dec; 31(12). Novak EJ, Elzik M, Diab M. PMID: 19226053.
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    32. Music playing in a cast room reduced heart rate in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Aug; 90(8):1791. Diab M. PMID: 18676924.
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    33. Cost-effectiveness analysis of periacetabular osteotomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jul; 90(7):1447-56. Sharifi E, Sharifi H, Morshed S, Bozic K, Diab M. PMID: 18594092.
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    34. Comparison of observer variation in conventional and three digital radiographic methods used in the evaluation of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Mar 15; 33(6):681-6. Mok JM, Berven SH, Diab M, Hackbarth M, Hu SS, Deviren V. PMID: 18344863.
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    35. Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Mar; 90(3):656-71. Hu SS, Tribus CB, Diab M, Ghanayem AJ. PMID: 18326106.
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    36. Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis. Instr Course Lect. 2008; 57:431-45. Hu SS, Tribus CB, Diab M, Ghanayem AJ. PMID: 18399601.
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    37. The Spinal Appearance Questionnaire: results of reliability, validity, and responsiveness testing in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Nov 15; 32(24):2719-22. Sanders JO, Harrast JJ, Kuklo TR, Polly DW, Bridwell KH, Diab M, Dormans JP, Drummond DS, Emans JB, Johnston CE, Lenke LG, McCarthy RE, Newton PO, Richards BS, Sucato DJ. PMID: 18007251.
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    38. Neural complications in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Nov 15; 32(24):2759-63. Diab M, Smith AR, Kuklo TR. PMID: 18007257.
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    39. Physical examination in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Apr; 18(2):229-36. Diab M. PMID: 17556123.
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    40. A biomechanical analysis of sublaminar and subtransverse process fixation using metal wires and polyethylene cables. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Sep 01; 31(19):2202-8. Fujita M, Diab M, Xu Z, Puttlitz CM. PMID: 16946654.
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    41. The effect of age on motor evoked potentials in children under propofol/isoflurane anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2006 Aug; 103(2):316-21, table of contents. Lieberman JA, Lyon R, Feiner J, Diab M, Gregory GA. PMID: 16861411.
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    42. Osteotomy does not improve early outcome after slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2006 Mar; 15(2):87-92. Diab M, Daluvoy S, Snyder BD, Kasser JR. PMID: 16436941.
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    43. Scapulothoracic fusion for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Oct; 87(10):2267-75. Diab M, Darras BT, Shapiro F. PMID: 16203893.
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    44. The biomechanical effect of radial shortening on the radiocapitellar articulation. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Jun; 87(6):879-83. Diab M, Poston JM, Huber P, Tencer AF. PMID: 15911678.
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    45. Acetabular augmentation at six- to 30-year follow-up. A biochemical and histological analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Jan; 87(1):32-5. Diab M, Clark JM, Weis MA, Eyre DR. PMID: 15686234.
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    46. Intertrochanteric versus subcapital osteotomy in slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Oct; (427):204-12. Diab M, Hresko MT, Millis MB. PMID: 15552159.
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    47. Osseous fragility in Marshall-Smith syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2003 Jun 01; 119A(2):218-22. Diab M, Raff M, Gunther DF. PMID: 12749068.
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