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Paul T. Rubery, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 275-2787

Fax: (585) 756-4726

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Research Labs

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Orthopaedics & Physical Performance, Pediatrics

Biography

I am a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in scoliosis and spine surgery in both children and adults. I have been practicing at the University of Rochester since 1994, and I have experience with minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis, spinal fusions and laminectomies as well as complex reconstructive spinal surgery. I have been lucky to take part in research teams investigating a range of questions in Orthopaedics from gene therapy to patient-based outcomes.

I am currently the Marjorie Strong Wehle Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and in that role I am responsible for overseeing musculoskeletal care at all UR Medicine facilities. My goal is to provide our patients with the accessible, excellent care for bone, joint, ligament and spine problems that we would want for our families. I look forward to helping your family!

Research

I believe that participation in research helps orthopaedic surgeons stay current with new developments in our field, and fosters creative ways of looking at clinical problems. In my time at the University of Rochester I have participated in research teams that have investigated a broad range of topics including: laser light and gene therapy to restore cartilage, healing of bone bank bone grafts, disc degeneration, patient reported outcomes in spinal surgery, scoliosis, and the ways in which policy and economic disadvantage influence spine care in New York State. I am excited to continue studying the spine and working on innovations that benefit patients.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1988
MD | Cornell University Medical College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Spine Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1989 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery-Andrew T. Weiland, MD at Hospital for Special Surgery

09/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship in General surgery-Tom Shires, MD at New York Hospital

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Awards

2010
Graduate of Distinction
Sponsor: Palmyra Macedon Central School

2009
Best Doctors in America for Spinal Surgery

2009
Provost's Multidisciplinary Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

1993
POCNY Research Prize
Sponsor: Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York

1988
T. Campbell Thompson Prize in Orthopaedics
Sponsor: Cornell University Medical College

1987
Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: Cornell University Medical College

1984
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society
Sponsor: The John Hopkins University

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Patents

Patent Title: Method For Introducing An Ultraviolet Light Activated Viral Vector Into The Spinal Column
Patent #: 7,704,272
Issue Date: Apr 27, 2010
Country: United States
Invented By: Paul T Rubery, Edward Michael Schwarz

Patent Title: Light Probe for Ultraviolet Light Activated Gene Transduction
Patent #: 2004209919
Issue Date: Apr 17, 2008
Country: Australia
Invented By: Thomas H Foster, Michael Maloney, Paul T Rubery, Edward Michael Schwarz

Patent Title: Light Activated Gene Transduction (LAGeT) for Cell Targeted Gene Delivery
Patent #: CH1867715
Issue Date: Mar 18, 2009
Country: Switzerland/Liechtenstein
Invented By: Jarod C Finlay, Thomas H Foster, Regis O'Keefe, Paul T Rubery, Edward Michael Schwarz

Patent Title: Light Activated Gene Transduction (LAGeT) for Cell Targeted Gene Delivery
Patent #: GB1867715
Issue Date: Mar 18, 2009
Country: United Kingdom
Invented By: Jarod C Finlay, Thomas H Foster, Regis O'Keefe, Paul T Rubery, Edward Michael Schwarz

Patent Title: Light Activated Gene Transduction (LAGeT) for Cell Targeted Gene Delivery
Patent #: DE1867715
Issue Date: Mar 18, 2009
Country: Germany
Invented By: Jarod C Finlay, Thomas H Foster, Regis O'Keefe, Paul T Rubery, Edward Michael Schwarz

Patent Title: Light Activated Gene Transduction (LAGeT) for Cell Targeted Gene Delivery
Patent #: IT1867715
Issue Date: Mar 18, 2009
Country: Italy
Invented By: Jarod C Finlay, Thomas H Foster, Regis O'Keefe, Paul T Rubery, Edward Michael Schwarz

Patent Title: Light Activated Gene Transduction (LAGeT) for Cell Targeted Gene Delivery
Patent #: FR1867715
Issue Date: Mar 18, 2009
Country: France
Invented By: Jarod C Finlay, Thomas H Foster, Regis O'Keefe, Paul T Rubery, Edward Michael Schwarz

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/1/2022
Lander ST, Thirukumaran C, Saleh A, Noble KL, Menga EN, Mesfin A, Rubery PT, Sanders JO. "Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life After Harrington Instrumentation and Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Minimum 40-Year Follow-up." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2022 Jun 1; 104(11):995-1003. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

5/2/2022
Rubery PT, Ramirez G, D'Agostino CR, Vasalos K, Thirukumaran C. "A workplace wellness program at an academic health center influences employee health, satisfaction, productivity and the rate of workplace injury." International archives of occupational and environmental health.. 2022 May 2; Epub 2022 May 02.

11/9/2020
Zhuang Z, John JV, Liao H, Luo J, Rubery P, Mesfin A, Boda SK, Xie J, Zhang X. "Periosteum Mimetic Coating on Structural Bone Allografts Electrospray Deposition Enhances Repair and Reconstruction of Segmental Defects." . 2020 Nov 9; 6(11):6241-6252. Epub 2020 Oct 22.

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: "The Adolescent Spine"
Book Title: Textbook of Adolescent Medicine
Author List: RUBERY, PT
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2011

2011
Chapter Title: "Anterior Lumbar Corpectomy" Chapter 43
Book Title: Advanced Reconstruction of the Spine
Author List: RUBERY, PT
Published By: AAOS/NASS 2011

2008
Chapter Title: "Transiliac and Iliosacral Fixation" Vaccaro and Albert eds., December 2002. 2nd Edition, Chapter 41, Thieme 12/04/08.
Book Title: Spine Surgery Tricks of the Trade
Author List: RUBERY, PT and Gorczyca, JT
Published By: Thieme 2008

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