Robert W. Molinari, M.D.

Robert W. Molinari, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 756-4726
Administrative: (585) 275-1733

Journal Articles

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2016 Jul 15
Papuga MO, Mesfin A, Molinari R, Rubery PT. "Correlation of PROMIS Physical Function and Pain CAT Instruments With Oswestry Disability Index and Neck Disability Index in Spine Patients." Spine. 2016 Jul 15; 41(14):1153-9.
2016 May
Okafor R, Molinari W, Molinari R, Mesfin A. "Intrawound Vancomycin Powder for Spine Tumor Surgery." Global spine journal. 2016 May; 6(3):207-11. Epub 2015 Jul 16.
2016 Mar
Thirukumaran CP, Raudenbush B, Li Y, Molinari R, Rubery P, Mesfin A. "National Trends in the Surgical Management of Adult Lumbar Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: 1998 to 2011." Spine. 2016 Mar; 41(6):490-501.
2016 Mar
Molinari RW, Kerr C, Kerr D. "Bone morphogenetic protein in pediatric spine fusion surgery." Journal of spine surgery. 2016 Mar; 2(1):9-12.
2016 Feb
Molinari RW, Pagarigan K, Dettori JR, Molinari R Jr, Dehaven KE. "Return to Play in Athletes Receiving Cervical Surgery: A Systematic Review". Global Spine J. 2016; 6(1): 89-96.
Molinari RW; Molinari C. "The Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Pediatric Cervical Spine Fusion Surgery: Case Reports and Review of the Literature". Global Spine J. 2016; 6: e41-e46.
2015 Dec
Raudenbush B, Molinari R. "Longer-Term Outcomes of Geriatric Odontoid Fracture Nonunion." Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2015 Dec; 6(4):251-7.
2015 Dec
Kaplan NB, Molinari C, Molinari RW. "Nonoperative Management of Craniocervical Ligamentous Distraction Injury: Literature Review." Global spine journal. 2015 Dec; 5(6):505-12.
2015 Dec
Schaffer JC, Raudenbush BL, Molinari C, Molinari RW. "Symptomatic Triple-Region Spinal Stenosis Treated with Simultaneous Surgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature." Global spine journal. 2015 Dec; 5(6):513-21.
2015 Dec
Molinari RW, Chimenti PC, Molinari R, Gruhn W. "Vertebral Artery Injury during Routine Posterior Cervical Exposure: Case Reports and Review of Literature." Global spine journal. 2015 Dec; 5(6):528-32.
2015 Oct
Robert Molinari W*, Ryan McAssey RN. "Chronic Back Pain from Four-Level Lumbar Spondylolysis with Associated Spondylolisthesis: Case Report and Review of the Literature". . Int J Neurorehabilitation. 2015; 2(10): 2376-81. Link
2015 Jun
Molinari RW, Saleh A, Molinari R, Hermsmeyer J, Dettori JR. "Unilateral versus Bilateral Instrumentation in Spinal Surgery: A Systematic Review." Global spine journal. 2015 Jun; 5(3):185-94.
Okafor R; Molinari W; Molinari R; Mesfin A. "Intrawound Vancomycin Powder for Spine Tumor Surgery". Global Spine Journal. 2015; 10: 1055-1060.
2014 Oct
Molinari RW. "Commentary on: "Vertebral Artery Anomalies at the Craniovertebral Junction: A Case Report and Review of the Literature"." Evidence-based spine-care journal. 2014 Oct; 5(2):126.
2014 Apr
Molinari R, Bessette M, Raich AL, Dettori JR, Molinari C. "Vertebral artery anomaly and injury in spinal surgery." Evidence-based spine-care journal. 2014 Apr; 5(1):16-27.
2013 Aug
Behrend C, Stephen George M, Molinari R. "Biomechanical evaluation of anterior thoracic salvage screws in the osteoporotic thoracic spine." Journal of spinal disorders & techniques. 2013 Aug; 26(6):E235-9.
2013 May
Chimenti P, Molinari R. "Post-operative spinal epidural hematoma causing American Spinal Injury Association B spinal cord injury in patients with suction wound drains." The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2013 May; 36(3):213-9.
2012 Jul
Molinari RW, Hunter JG, McAssey RW. "In-hospital postoperative radiographs for instrumented single-level degenerative spinal fusions: utility after intraoperative fluoroscopy." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2012 Jul; 12(7):559-67. Epub 2012 Jul 15.
William Molinari, MD, Oner Khera MD, William Gruhn R-PA, Robert W. Molinari, MD. "Functional Outcomes, Morbidity, Mortality, and Fracture Healing Rates in 58 Consecutive Geriatric Odontoid Fracture Patients Treated with Cervical Collar or Posterior Fusion during an 8-year Period". Journal or Neurosurgery Spine. 2012; .
Molinari RW.; Flanigan R; Yaseen Z; Gruhn W; Molinari C. "Tandem spinal stenosis (TSS): literature review and report of patients treated with simultaneous decompression". Current Opinion in Orthpaedics. 2012; 23(4): 356-363.
2011 Nov
Molinari RW, Khera OA, Gruhn WL, McAssey RW. "Rigid Cervical Collar Treatment for Geriatric Type II Odontoid Fractures". Spine Journal. 2011; .
2011 Oct
Daubs MD; Norvell DC; McGuire R; Molinari, R; Hermsmeyer JT; Fourney DR; Wolinsky JP; Brodke D. "Fusion Versus Nonoperative Care for Chronic Low Back Pain: Do Psychological Factors Affect Outcomes?". Spine. 2011; 36(21 Suppl): S96-S109.
Molinari RW, Dahl J, Gruhn WL, Molinari WJ. "Functional Outcomes, Morbidity, Mortality, and Fracture Healing in 26 Consecutive Geriatric Odontoid Fracture Patients Treated With Posterior Fusion." Journal Spine Disorders and Techniques. 2011; .
Molinari RW, Khera OA, Molinari WJ. "Prophylactic Intraoperative Powdered VanComycin and Postoperative Deep Spinal Wound Infection: 1,512 Consecutive Surgical Cases Over a 6-year Period." Eur Spine Journal. 2011; .
2010 May
Squires, J.; Molinari, R.W. "C1 Lateral Mass Screw Placement with Intentional Sacrifice of the C2 Gangion: Functional Outcomes and Morbidity in Elderly Patients." Eur Spine J. 2010; .
Parada, A. Stephen, MD; Arrington, D. Edward, MD; Kowalski L. Kurtis, MD; Molinari, W. Robert, MD. "Unilateral Cervical Facet Dislocation in a 9-year-old Boy". Orthopedics. 2010; 33(12): 929.
Woodworth RS.; Molinari WJ.; Brandenstein D.; Gruhn W.; Molinari RW. "Anterior Cervical Discecctomy and Fusion with Structural allograft and plates for the treatment of unstable posterior cervical spine injuries". J Neurosurgery Spine. 2009; : 93-101.
Daniel Brandenstein,OD.; Robert W. Molinari, MD.; Paul T. Rubery, MD.; Glenn R. Rechtine, II, MD. "Unstable Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury With Normal Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Initial Imaging Studies". Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2009; 34: E743-E750.
Molinari, RW; Molinari,WJ. "Cervical Fracture with Transient Tetraplegia in a Youth Football Player: Case Report and Review of the Literature". Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2009; 32(5).
2008 Mar
DiPaola CP, Molinari RW. "Posterior lumbar interbody fusion." The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2008 Mar; 16(3):130-9.
Molinari, Robert W. "Lumbar disc herniation:treatment strategies for primary and recurrent lumbar radiculopathy". Current orthopaedic Practice. 2008; 19(1a): 1 - 5.
2007 May
Anderson PA, Moore TA, Davis KW, Molinari RW, Resnick DK, Vaccaro AR, Bono CM, Dimar JR, Aarabi B, Leverson G, . "Cervical spine injury severity score. Assessment of reliability." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2007 May; 89(5):1057-65.
2007 Feb
Eichinger JK, Arrington ED, Kerr GJ, Molinari R. "Bony flexion-distraction injury of the lower lumbar spine treated with instrumentation without fusion and early implant removal: a method of treatment to preserve lumbar motion: two-year follow-up of a teenage patient." Journal of spinal disorders & techniques. 2007 Feb; 20(1):93-6.
Robert Molinari, MD. "Lumbar Disc Herniation". Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2007; 8(3). Link
Molinari, R. "Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine". Current Opinion if Orthopaedics. 2007; : 215-220.
Morse K, Weight M, Molinari R. "Extensive postoperative epidural hematoma after full anticoagulation: case report and review of the literature." The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2007 30(3):282-7.
Podrecca S, Salvatori P, Squadrelli Saraceno M, Fallahdar D, Calabrese L, Cantù G, Molinari R. "Review of 346 patients with free-flap reconstruction following head and neck surgery for neoplasm." Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS. 2006 59(2):122-9.
2005 Nov
Carmouche JJ, Molinari RW, Gerlinger T, Devine J, Patience T. "Effects of pilot hole preparation technique on pedicle screw fixation in different regions of the osteoporotic thoracic and lumbar spine." Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 2005 Nov; 3(5):364-70.
2005 Oct
Ketz JP; Molinari RW. "A unique two-level noncontiguous ligamentous flexion-distraction injury in the thoracolumbar spine." Neurosurg Spine. 2005; 4: 328 - 31.
2005 Feb
Molinari RW, Sloboda JF, Arrington EC. "Low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis treated with instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion in U.S. servicemen." Journal of spinal disorders & techniques. 2005 Feb; 18 Suppl:S24-9.
Molinari, R. "Sagittal Plane Decompensation". Current Opinion in Orthopaedics. 2005; : 148-151.
2004 Dec 1
Carmouche JJ, Molinari RW. "Epidural abscess and discitis complicating instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion: a case report." Spine. 2004 Dec 1; 29(23):E542-6.
Molinari, R. "Vertebroplasty and Kuphoplasty:Biomechanics, Outcomes, and Complications". Current Opinion in Orthopaedics. 2004; : 142-149.
2003 Jul
Molinari RW, Sloboda J, Johnstone FL. "Are 2 cages needed with instrumented PLIF? A comparison of 1 versus 2 interbody cages in a military population." The American journal of orthopedics. 2003 Jul; 32(7):337-43; discussion 343.
2002 Nov 15
Khanna N, Molinari R, Lenke L. "Exertional myelopathy in type 2 congenital kyphosis." Spine. 2002 Nov 15; 27(22):E488-92.
2002 Jan
Molinari RW, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Baldus C. "Anterior column support in surgery for high-grade, isthmic spondylolisthesis." Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 2002 Jan; (394):109-20.
Molinari, Robert. "Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis". Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2002; 3.
Major Robert W. Molinari, MD. "Adult isthmic spondylolisthesis". Current Opinion in Orthopaedics. 2002; 13: 178 - 183.
Molinari RW, Gerlinger T. "Functional outcomes of instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion in active-duty US servicemen: a comparison with nonoperative management." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2001 1(3):215-24.
1999 Aug 15
Molinari RW, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Ungacta FF, Riew KD. "Complications in the surgical treatment of pediatric high-grade, isthmic dysplastic spondylolisthesis. A comparison of three surgical approaches." Spine. 1999 Aug 15; 24(16):1701-11.
1999 May 15
Molinari RW, Bridwell KH, Klepps SJ, Baldus C. "Minimum 5-year follow-up of anterior column structural allografts in the thoracic and lumbar spine." Spine. 1999 May 15; 24(10):967-72.
Molinari, Robert; Lenke, Lawrence. "Nutrition in Spinal Surgery". Current Opinion in Orthopaedics. 1998; .
1994 Nov
Molinari RW, Yang EC, Strauss E, Einhorn TA. "Timing of internal fixation in low-velocity extremity gunshot fractures." Contemporary orthopaedics. 1994 Nov; 29(5):335-9.
Wheeler JH, Ryan JB, Arciero RA, Molinari RN. "Arthroscopic versus nonoperative treatment of acute shoulder dislocations in young athletes." Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. 1989 5(3):213-7.


Robert Molinari, MD. "Lumbar Sedicle Screws". Spine Surgery: Tricks of Trade, third edition. : Thieme, 2015.
Molinari Robert. "Lumbar Pedicle Screws". Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, second edition. Alex Vacarro, MD. Germany: Thieme, 2008.
Dipaola,Christian; Molinari, Robert. "Anterior Subaxial Cervical Spine Instrumentation". Cervical Spinal Surgery. Alexander Vacarro, MD. : Eselvier, 2008.
Carmouche, Johnathon; Molinari, Robert. "Biomechanics of the Pediatric Cervical Spine". Atlas of Cervical Spine Trauma. Daniel Kim, MD. : Mosby, 2007.
Molinari, Robert. "Isthmic Spondylolisthesis". Radiology of Musculoskeletal Disease. : AAOS, 2003.
Molinari RW, Lenke LG. "Spondylolisthesis". Frymoyer, Adult, and Pediatric Spine Textbook. : Frymoyer, 2000.
Einhorn TA, Molinari. "Deep Venous Thrombosis In Orthopaedic Surgery". Orthopaedic Basic Science. : AAOS, 1993.