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Christopher J. DeWald, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Rush Medical College
Residency: University of Illinois Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Spinal Surgery
  Shriners Hospital for Children
Clinical Expertise:
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal reconstruction
  • Spine surgery
  • Spine surgery, minimally invasive
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thorascopic spinal procedures
Research Interests:
  • Outcome studies of adult spinal deformity correction
  • Bone graft substitutes
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Scoliosis Research Society-Schwab adult spinal deformity classification: a validation study.
    Schwab F, Ungar B, Blondel B, Buchowski J, Coe J, Deinlein D, DeWald C, Mehdian H, Shaffrey C, Tribus C, Lafage V.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012
    2012 May 20
    37(12):1077-82. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31823e15e2.
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