Addisu Mesfin, M.D.

Addisu Mesfin, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Administrative: (585) 275-5196
Fax: (585) 756-4726

Journal Articles

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2016 Dec
Bernstein DN, Jain A, Brodell D, Li Y, Rubery PT, Mesfin A. "Impact of the Economic Downturn on Elective Cervical Spine Surgery in the United States: A National Trend Analysis, 2003-2013." World neurosurgery. 2016 Dec; 96:538-544. Epub 2016 Sep 22.
2016 Oct 15
Chang JH, Shin JH, Yamada Y, Mesfin A, Fehlings MG, Rhines LD, Sahgal A. "Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Spinal Metastases: What are the Risks and How Do We Minimize Them?" Spine. 2016 Oct 15; 41 Suppl 20:S238-S245.
2016 Oct 15
Laufer I, Zuckerman SL, Bird JE, Bilsky M, Lazáry Á, Quraishi NA, Fehlings MG, Sciubba DM, Shin JH, Mesfin A, Sahgal A, Fisher CG. "Predicting Neurologic Recovery after Surgery in Patients with Deficits Secondary to MESCC: Systematic Review." Spine. 2016 Oct 15; 41 Suppl 20:S224-S230.
2016 Oct 15
Mesfin A, Sciubba D, Dea N, Nater A, Bird J, Quraishi NA, Fisher CG, Shin J, Fehlings MG, Kumar N, Clarke M. "Changing the Adverse Event Profile in Metastatic Spine Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach to Target Wound Complications and Instrumentation Failure." Spine. 2016 Oct 15; 41 Suppl 20:S262-S270.
2016 Oct 15
Dea N, Charest-Morin R, Sciubba DM, Bird JE, Disch AC, Mesfin A, Lazáry Á, Fisher CG, Ames C. "Optimizing the Adverse Event and HRQOL Profiles in the Management of Primary Spine Tumors." Spine. 2016 Oct 15; 41 Suppl 20:S212-S217.
2016 Sep 21
Arul K, Mesfin A. "The Top 100 Cited Papers in Health Care Disparities: a Bibliometric Analysis." Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 2016 Sep 21; Epub 2016 Sep 21.
2016 Sep
Yazdi F, Mesfin A. "Absence of bilateral C2 pars in a child with osteogenesis imperfecta." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2016 Sep; 16(9):e581-2. Epub 2016 Feb 13.
2016 Sep
Raudenbush BL, Thirukumaran CP, Li Y, Sanders JO, Rubery PT, Mesfin A. "Impact of a Comparative Study on the Management of Scoliosis in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Are Corticosteroids Decreasing the Rate of Scoliosis Surgery in the United States?" Spine. 2016 Sep; 41(17):E1030-8.
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 Jul 1
Belayneh R, Mesfin A. "Analysis of Internet Information on Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion." Orthopedics. 2016 Jul 1; 39(4):e701-7. Epub 2016 Apr 27.
2016 Jun
Al-Hourani K, Al-Aref R, Mesfin A. "Upper Cervical Epidural Abscess in Clinical Practice: Diagnosis and Management." Global spine journal. 2016 Jun; 6(4):383-93. Epub 2015 Oct 13.
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 9
Raudenbush BL, McCalla D, Mesfin A, Rubery PT. "Myositis ossificans of the longus coli muscle following cervical spine fracture-dislocation." The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2016 Mar 9; :1-5. Epub 2016 Mar 09.
2016 Mar
Abiola R, Rubery P, Mesfin A. "Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Outcomes of Nonoperative and Operative Management." Global spine journal. 2016 Mar; 6(2):195-204. Epub 2015 Jun 30.
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 Feb
Mesfin A, Bakhsh WR, Chuntarapas T, Riew KD. "Cervical Scoliosis: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes." Global spine journal. 2016 Feb; 6(1):7-13. Epub 2015 Jun 05.
Mesfin A, Li X, Dickens J, Alobabi B, Miller A. "The 2015 AOA North American Travelling Fellowship." Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2016; .
Prasad V, Mesfin A, Lee R, Schmidt J. "Probing and Tapping: Are we inserting pedicle screws correctly." Spine Deformity. 2016; .
Bernstein DN, Jain A, Brodell D, Li Y, Rubery PT, Mesfin A. "Impact of the Economic Downturn on Elective Cervical Spine Surgery in the United States: A National Trend Analysis, 2003-2013". World Neurosurgery. 2016; .
Zimering J, Mesfin A. "Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome following elevated mean arterial pressures for cervical spinal cord injury". Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2016; .
Omar A, Mesfin A. "Odontoid fracture in a patient with Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)". Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2016; .
Ikpeze T, Mesfin A. "Spinal Cord Injury in the Geriatric Population: Risk Factors, Treatment Options, and Long-Term Management". Geriatric Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. 2016; .
2015 Dec
Al-Hourani K, Frost C, Mesfin A. "Upper Cervical Epidural Abscess in a Patient With Parkinson Disease: A Case Report and Review." Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2015 Dec; 6(4):328-33.
2015 Nov
Mesfin A, El Dafrawy MH, Jain A, Hassanzadeh H, Kebaish KM. "Total En Bloc Spondylectomy for Primary and Metastatic Spine Tumors." Orthopedics. 2015 Nov; 38(11):e995-e1000.
2015 Oct 1
Lee SH, Mesfin A, Riew KD. "Delayed esophageal perforation after anterior cervical fusion and retropharyngeal steroid use: a report of two cases." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2015 Oct 1; 15(10):e75-80. Epub 2015 Jun 28.
2015 Sep
Bessette MC, Mesfin A. "Cauda equina syndrome caused by retained hemostatic agents." Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. 2015 Sep; 22(9):1518-20. Epub 2015 May 16.
2015 Jun
Colangeli S, Barbanti Brodàno G, Gasbarrini A, Bandiera S, Mesfin A, Griffoni C, Boriani S. "Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) rods: short-term results in lumbar spine degenerative disease." Journal of neurosurgical sciences. 2015 Jun; 59(2):91-6.
2015 May 15
Okafor L, Frost C, Mesfin A. "Publication rate of paper presentations from the Cervical Spine Research Society annual meeting." Spine. 2015 May 15; 40(10):699-702.
2015 Apr
Mesfin A, El Dafrawy MH, Jain A, Hassanzadeh H, Kostuik JP, Lemma MA, Kebaish KM. "Surgical outcomes of long spinal fusions for scoliosis in adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis." Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 2015 Apr; 22(4):367-73. Epub 2015 Feb 06.
2015 Apr
Frost C, Mesfin A. "Online reviews of orthopedic surgeons: an emerging trend." Orthopedics. 2015 Apr; 38(4):e257-62.
2015 Mar 1
Brodell DW, Jain A, Elfar J, Mesfin A. "National trends in the management of central cord syndrome: an analysis of 16,134 patients." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2015 Mar 1; 15(3):435-42. Epub 2014 Sep 28.
2015 Feb
Mesfin A, Park MS, Piyaskulkaew C, Chuntarapas T, Song KS, Kim HJ, Riew KD. "Neck Pain following Laminoplasty." Global spine journal. 2015 Feb; 5(1):17-22. Epub 2014 Oct 25.
2015 Jan
Mesfin A, Buchowski JM, Gokaslan ZL, Bird JE. "Management of metastatic cervical spine tumors." The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2015 Jan; 23(1):38-46.
Frost C, Rubery PT, Mesfin A. "The Publication Rate of Presentations at Two International Spine Meetings: Scoliosis Research Society and International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques". Spine Deformity. 2015; .
Mesfin A, Canham C, Okafor L. "Prevention training of wrong-site spine surgery." Journal of surgical education. 2015 72(4):680-4. Epub 2015 Apr 15.
2014 Dec 1
Mesfin A, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Akhtar U, Jupitz JM, Fogelson JL, Hershman S, Kim HJ, Koester LA. "Does preoperative narcotic use adversely affect outcomes and complications after spinal deformity surgery? A comparison of nonnarcotic- with narcotic-using groups." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2014 Dec 1; 14(12):2819-25. Epub 2014 Apr 04.
2014 Oct 1
Frost C, Mesfin A. "Butterfly vertebra mimicking a compression fracture." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2014 Oct 1; 14(10):2509-10. Epub 2014 May 16.
2014 Sep 15
Jain A, Menga EN, Hassanzadeh H, Jain P, Lemma MA, Mesfin A. "Thoracic disc disorders with myelopathy: treatment trends, patient characteristics, and complications." Spine. 2014 Sep 15; 39(20):E1233-8.
2014 Aug
Bakhsh W, Mesfin A. "Online ratings of orthopedic surgeons: analysis of 2185 reviews." The American journal of orthopedics. 2014 Aug; 43(8):359-63.
2014 Feb 1
Park MS, Mesfin A, Stoker GE, Song KS, Kennedy C, Riew KD. "Sagittal range of motion after extensive cervical fusion." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2014 Feb 1; 14(2):338-43. Epub 2013 Sep 08.
Jain A, Sponseller PD, Kebaish KM, Mesfin A. "National trends in spinal fusion surgery for Scheuermann's kyphosis." Spine Deformity. 2014. 2014; .
Kim HJ, Lenke LG, Oshima Y, Chuntarapas T, Mesfin A, Hershman S, Fogelson JL, Riew KD. "Cervical Lordosis Actually Increases with Aging and Progressive Degeneration in Spinal Deformity Patients." Spine Deformity. 2014; .
Tom JA, Mesfin A, Shah MP, Javandel M, Lee DJ, Cerynik DL, Amin NH. "Anatomical considerations of the suprascapular nerve in rotator cuff repairs." Anatomy research international. 2014 2014:674179. Epub 2014 Mar 03.
Ghermandi R, Mesfin A, Terzi S, Colangeli S, Zamparini E, Gasbarrini A. "Spondylodiscitis in familial dysautonomia: a case report." European review for medical and pharmacological sciences. 2014 18(1 Suppl):60-5.
Bakhsh WR, Mesfin A. "Mycobacterium kansasii infection of the spine in a patient with sarcoidosis: a case report and literature review." Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances. 2014 23(3):162-5.
2013 Dec 1
Song KS, Chaiwat P, Kim HJ, Mesfin A, Park SM, Riew KD. "Anterior cervical fusion assessment using reconstructed computed tomographic scans: surgical confirmation of 254 segments." Spine. 2013 Dec 1; 38(25):2171-7.
2013 Sep 4
Mesfin A, Buchowski JM, Zebala LP, Bakhsh WR, Aronson AB, Fogelson JL, Hershman S, Kim HJ, Ahmad A, Bridwell KH. "High-dose rhBMP-2 for adults: major and minor complications: a study of 502 spine cases." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2013 Sep 4; 95(17):1546-53.
2013 Sep
Mesfin A, Ghermandi R, Castiello E, Donati DM, Boriani S. "Secondary chondrosarcoma of the lumbar spine in hereditary multiple exostoses." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2013 Sep; 13(9):1158-9. Epub 2013 Jul 09.
2013 Sep
Mesfin A, Komanski CB, Khanna AJ. "Failure of cement-augmented pedicle screws in the osteoporotic spine: a case report." Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2013 Sep; 4(3):84-8.
2013 Aug 15
Bakhsh WR, Mesfin A, Bridwell KH. "Arachnoiditis ossificans after revision adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery: a 22-year follow-up and review." Spine. 2013 Aug 15; 38(18):E1166-70.
2013 Aug 7
Hassanzadeh H, Jain A, El Dafrawy MH, Mesfin A, Neubauer PR, Skolasky RL, Kebaish KM. "Clinical results and functional outcomes of primary and revision spinal deformity surgery in adults." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2013 Aug 7; 95(15):1413-9.
2013 Jun
Mesfin A, Buchowski JM, Mehrad M, Xu J. "Neck pain in a 27-year-old man." Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 2013 Jun; 471(6):1763-8. Epub 2013 Feb 15.
2013 May 15
Kim HJ, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Park MS, Ahmad A, Song KS, Piyaskulkaew C, Hershman S, Fogelson J, Mesfin A. "Proximal junctional kyphosis results in inferior SRS pain subscores in adult deformity patients." Spine. 2013 May 15; 38(11):896-901.
2013 Apr 20
Hassanzadeh H, Jain A, El Dafrawy MH, Ain MC, Mesfin A, Skolasky RL, Kebaish KM. "Three-column osteotomies in the treatment of spinal deformity in adult patients 60 years old and older: outcome and complications." Spine. 2013 Apr 20; 38(9):726-31.
2013 Jan
Mesfin A, Ahn NU, Carrino JA, Sponseller PD. "Ten-year clinical and imaging follow-up of dural ectasia in adults with Marfan syndrome." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2013 Jan; 13(1):62-7. Epub 2012 Dec 06.
Hassanzadeh H, Jain A, Kebaish KM, Neubauer PR, Mesfin A, Stein BE, Ain MC. "Prevalence of allograft contamination during intraoperative processing for spinal deformity correction surgery". Spinal Deformity. 2013; .
Mesfin A, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Fogelson J, Hershman S, Kim HJ, Koester L. "Weight Change and Clinical Outcomes Following Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery in Overweight and Obese Patients." Spine Deformity. 2013; .
Mesfin A, Nesterenko SO, Al-Hourani KG, Jain A, Sponseller PD. "Management of hangman's fractures and a subaxial compression fracture in two children with osteogenesis imperfecta." Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances. 2013 22(4):326-9.
2012 Dec
Mesfin A, Goddard MS, Tuakli-Wosornu YA, Khanuja HS. "Total hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with hereditary multiple exostoses." Orthopedics. 2012 Dec; 35(12):e1807-10.
2012 Jun
Mesfin A, Sponseller PD, Leet AI. "Spinal muscular atrophy: manifestations and management." The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2012 Jun; 20(6):393-401.
Mesfin A, Farjoodi P, Tuakli-Wosornu YA, Yan AY, Lemma MA, LaPorte DM. "An analysis of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination rehabilitation section." Journal of surgical education. 2012 69(3):286-91. Epub 2011 Nov 29.
Mesfin A, McCarthy EF, Kebaish KM. "Surgical treatment of aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine." The Iowa orthopaedic journal. 2012 32:40-5.
2011 Aug
Mesfin A, Gjolaj JP, Lemma MA. "A method for intraoperative repositioning of the cervical spine during posterior cervical surgery." Orthopedics. 2011 Aug; 34(8):597-9.
2011 Jun
Mesfin A, Lemma MA. "Bilateral pars fractures complicating long fusion to L5 in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis." Spine. 2011 Jun; 36(13):E882-5.
2011 Jun
Johnson TS, Mesfin A, Farmer KW, McGuigan LA, Alamo IG, Jones LC, Johnson DC. "Accuracy of intra-articular glenohumeral injections: the anterosuperior technique with arthroscopic documentation." Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. 2011 Jun; 27(6):745-9.
2011 Apr
Yan AY, Mesfin A, Schon LC. "Lateral process talus fracture in a kayaking injury." Orthopedics. 2011 Apr; 34(4):296-9.
2011 Mar 11
Mesfin A, Lum YW, Nayfeh T, Mears SC. "Compartment syndrome in patients with massive venous thrombosis after inferior vena cava filter placement." Orthopedics. 2011 Mar 11; 34(3):229. Epub 2011 Mar 11.
2010 Dec
Farjoodi P, Mesfin A, Carrino JA, Khanna AJ. "Magnetic resonance imaging of the musculoskeletal system: basic science, pulse sequences, and a systematic approach to image interpretation." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2010 Dec; 92 Suppl 2:105-16.
Peelle MW, Boachie-Adjei O, Charles G, Kanazawa Y, Mesfin A. "Lumbar curve response to selective thoracic fusion in adult idiopathic scoliosis." The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2008 8(6):897-903. Epub 2008 Feb 08.
2006 Mar 1
El-Amin SF, Botchwey E, Tuli R, Kofron MD, Mesfin A, Sethuraman S, Tuan RS, Laurencin CT. "Human osteoblast cells: isolation, characterization, and growth on polymers for musculoskeletal tissue engineering." Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A. 2006 Mar 1; 76(3):439-49.
Leet AI, Mesfin A, Pichard C, Launay F, Brintzenhofeszoc K, Levey EB, D Sponseller P. "Fractures in children with cerebral palsy." Journal of pediatric orthopedics. 2006 26(5):624-7.


Sponseller PD, Mesfin A.. "Spinal Deformity in Dysplasias and Syndromes.". Scoliosis Research Society E-Text. : SRS, 2012.
Sponseller PD, Mesfin A.. "Spine Deformity Secondary to Dysplasias and other Diseases". Surgery of the Pediatric Spine. New York: Thieme Medical Publisher, 2008.