Ali M. Maziad, MD, MSc, PhD

Spine surgeon

Southern California Hospital

California Spine Institute

1001 Newbury Rd.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA


Biography

Education & Qualifications

• June 1998: Graduated from St. George’s high school with a GPA of 4.0 - 100% and admitted to Ain Shams medical school in Cairo, Egypt.

• January 2005: Graduated from Ain Shams medical school with a “Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery” MBBCH with “Excellent” Degree and “High Honors”.

• June 2009: Received a Master degree in Orthopedic Surgery (MSc./MChOrth) from Ain Shams University – Cairo, Egypt which is a three part certificate including exams in basic sciences, orthopedic diseases and trauma and a literature review thesis on “Role of Cryosurgery in treatment of bone tumors”.

• Jan. 2011 – 2016: Registered candidate for PhD degree Of Orthopedic Surgery, Ain Shams University – Cairo, Egypt. The Thesis focuses on the applications of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.

• July 2012: Successfully completed defense of Phd Thesis on “Image Guided Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Endoscopic Neurospinal Decompression”, Cairo, Egypt.

• December 2016: Successfully completed final written, Clinical and Oral examinations to receive PhD degree in Orthopedic Surgery, and full Board certification as an Orthopedic & Spine surgery consultant, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

• BLS: Basic Life Support certified by American Heart Association, July 2016.

• ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified by American Heart Association, July 2016.

• USMLE – United States Medical License Examination Boards:

 Step-1 – Basic Sciences, June 2010, Score – 241/99.
 Step-2 – CK – Clinical Knowledge, January 2009, Score – 219/90.
 Step-2 – CS – Clinical Skills, September 2010, PASS (PASS or FAIL exam).
 Step-3 – CCS – Clinical Case Simulations, April 2011, Score – 214/90.

• American Medical Boards - ECFMG Certification: Certificate no. 0-707-307-5, USA, December 2010.

• August 2009: Received registration as a Specialist of Orthopedic Surgery at the Egyptian Medical Syndicate and Egyptian Orthopedic Association.

• TOEFL Exam: Test of English as a Foreign Language. Score: 600 February 2010.

• August 1998: Passed ELPET (English Language Proficiency Test) at the AUC (American University in Cairo) with a score of 94%.

Research Interest

Scientific Activities

International Meetings Attended:

• Egyptian Orthopedic Association 67th annual meeting. December 2015, Cairo, Egypt
• 49th SRS meeting – Scoliosis Research Society, Anchorage, AL – September 2014
• CSSG meeting – Complex Spine Study Group, Orlando, FL January 2013.
• 47th SRS meeting – Scoliosis Research Society, Chicago, IL – September 2012.
• Annual IEP (Interactive Educational Program), San Diego, November 2012.
• 5th annual meeting of SPINE (Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East), Beirut, Lebanon, June 2012
• “International Joint Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Society” – IMLAS as a Presenter. 4-7 November 2011 - Antalya, Turkey
• RSNA2010 annual meeting, Dec. 2010 - Chicago, IL
• RSNA2009 (Radiology Society of North America) meeting. Nov. 2009, Chicago, IL
• 11th international spine congress” 4-5 July 2009 Cairo, Egypt
• S.P.I.N.E (Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East). Beirut, Lebanon 16-18 August 2008.
• 4th International course on skeletal deformity with topics on limb correction by Ilizarov and Spinal deformity - Cairo -April 2008.
• 10th International Spine congress” - Alexandria March 2008.
• EOA 59th international Conference 26-29 Nov. 2007 Cairo.
• World Spine IV meeting Istambul – July 2007.
• 2nd NeuroSpine meeting “Recent Advances in Spine Surgery” in Ras Sudr, Egypt July 2007.
• 7th meeting of the Spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS7) Berlin – Germany May 2007
• 9th Egyptian International Spine conference. Hurghada, Egypt Feb. 2007
• 58th Annual Meeting of the EOA JW Marriot Cairo, Dec. 2006
• Multiple Periodic orthopedic Club meetings in different subspecialites – Cairo, Egypt.

Awards

• Received The 2014 Ortho-Pediatrics SRS Scholarship, April 2014.
• First place award for case presentations at the Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course. November 2013.
• Received the Andrew Swanson Alumni Traveling Scholarship to participate in the F.O.C.O.S (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) Spine mission trip to Ghana May 2012.
• Received K2M Academic training grant. Spine mission trip – Ghana, March 2012
• Received NIH/NIBIB-T32 Post-Doctoral Research Grant. 2009-2011
• Award for medical graduation with cumulative grade of “Excellent” Degree with “High Honors”. Ain Shams Medical School December 2004.

Memberships

• SRS – Scoliosis Research Society.
• SAS - International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery - ME Chapter.
• FOCOS - Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine.
• AO-Foundation / AO-Spine Foundation Alumni.
• AAMISMS - American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
• S.P.I.N.E - Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East.

Other Activities

• FOCOS Spine Mission for treatment of complex and neglected pediatric spinal deformities, March 2013, May 2013 Accra, Ghana.
• Organizer; Fifth to tenth Annual International Conference on Spine Surgery (Cairo, 2003-2008).
• Volunteer Certified International Language and soft skills Instructor (English and Arabic), Berlitz® International Centers (www.berlitz.com). Egypt / USA.
• Sports: Jogging, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Scuba Diving, Swimming and Chess.

Upcoming Plans and activities

• Searching for permanent Academic spine position
• Hospital Credentialing, California
• Spine Mission trips to Africa and South America
• Pending publications.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts

Characterization and surgical outcomes of proximal junctional failure in surgically treated patients with adult spinal deformity.
Yagi M, Rahm M, Gaines R, Maziad A, Ross T, Kim HJ, Kebaish K, Boachie-Adjei O; Complex Spine Study Group. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 May 1;39(10):E607-14.

Ali Maziad MD, Charles Jones III MD, Kevin Baker PhD, Abigail Davidson MS, Daniel Park MD, Jeffrey Fischgrund MD. “Influence of PMMA Cement Volume on Biomechanical Pull-Out Strength of Fenestrated/Cannulated Titanium-Alloy Pedicle Screw”. Publication Pending.

Charles Jones III MD, Ali Maziad MD, Kevin Baker PhD, Abigail Davidson MS, Jeffrey Fischgrund MD, and Daniel Park MD. “Mobilization and Chemokine-Directed Recruitment of Marrow-Derived Stem Cells to Promote Interbody Fusion in an Ovine ACDF Model”. Publication Pending.

Apical Vertebral Rotation Measured by Nash-Moe Grade in AIS: What is the Most Reproducible Method? Lateral X-rays, MRI, or Scoliometer?
Woojin Cho, MD, PhD; Gbolabo Sokunbi, MD, Ali M. Maziad, MD, Mike Faloon, MD; David Essig, MD; Thomas Ross, RN; Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD; Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD. Publication pending

Ali M.Maziad,MD, JohnC.Chiu ,MD. Single level minimally invasive endoscopic lumbar discectomy Double attack approach. )". Journal of Spinal Surgery - Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association, India. 2011 July; Vol. 3, Issue 1: 601-606.

CHIU JC, MAZIAD AM. Post-traumatic Vertebral Compression Fracture Treated with Minimally Invasive Biologic Vertebral Augmentation for Reconstruction. Surg Technol Int. 2011 Dec 1;XXI:268-277.

CHIU JC, MAZIAD AM. Innovative Grid Positional System (GPS) Guidance for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. Surgical Technology International. 2010 Oct; 20(1): 363-371.
http://www.surgicaltechnology.com/20-Orthopaedic-Surgery.htm

Maziad MA, Morsi A, Maziad AM. "Vertebroplasty for compression fractures at dorsal and lumber levels". Journal of Spinal Surgery-Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association, India.2011 Jan.Vol.2,Issue 3:476-478

Aslan FY, Maziad MA, Maziad AM, Sagdas E. "Novel Technique Of Microsurgical Approach Through Laminofacet Articular Junction For Lumbar Disc Herniation (Hole Approach)". Journal of Spinal Surgery - Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association, India. 2011 Jan; Vol. 2, Issue 3: 488-492.

CHIU JC, MAZIAD AM, LIU B, RAPPARD G, THACKER J, DOCUMET J.. Evolving Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Surgeons Perspective on Technological Convergence and Digital OR Control System. Surgical Technology International. 2009 Dec; 19(1): 211-222.
http://www.surgicaltechnology.com/19-Orthopaedic-Surgery.htm

Maziad MA, Ghaly NA, Maziad AM, ElGhawaby S. Anterior Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Release With Posterior Fixation In Treating Rigid Thoracolumbar Scoliosis. The Egyptian Orthopedic Journal. 2009 Jan; 44(1): 55-63.

Maziad MA, Ghaly NA, Maziad AM, ElGhawaby S. Mini-Invasive Technique for treatment of pathological Vertebral fractures. Journal of the Egyptian Orthopedic Association, 2009 Jan; 13(1): 70-75

Maziad MA, Morsi A, Abdel Azeem T, Maziad AM. The First Egyptian Experience with Total Inter- Vertebral Disc Prosthesis in Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Disc with 30 Months Follow UP. Pan Arab Journal of Orthopedics and Trauma. January 2007 Jan; 11(1): 62-71.

Maziad MA, Morsi A, Maziad AM. Cervical disc replacement versus fusion: Clinical and radiological assessment. Journal of Spinal Surgery-NeuroSpinal Surgeons Association, India. 2009 Oct; Vol. 1, Issue 2: 95-99

Maziad MA, Morsi A, Maziad AM. Vertebroplasty in different vertebral fractures. Journal of the Egyptian Orthopedic Association. 2008 Mar; 40(1): 41-47.



Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Ali M. Maziad, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, Chapter 19 - MANAGEMENT OF SPONDYLOPTOSIS (Spondylolisthesis: Diagnosis, Non-Surgical Management, and Surgical Techniques) Published Springer. April 2015

CHIU JC, MAZIAD AM. Treatment of SacroIliac Joint Pain: A Minimally Invasive Algorithmic Approach, Modern Techniques in Spine Surgery. Published January 2015

Ali M. Maziad, MD, Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach To The Spine - Textbook of Thoracic Spine, New Delhi, India. Jaypee Publishers - WFNS Spine Committee. 2015

CHIU JC, MAZIAD AM. (2010). Anterior Endoscopic Assisted Microdecompression of Cervical Disc and Foramen. In P.S. Ramani (Ed.), Surgical management of herniated cervical interverterbal disc. New Delhi, India. Jaypee Publishers - WFNS Spine Committee.


Poster Presentations


Analysis of Long Fusions to the Sacrum using AxiaLIF Trans-Sacral Interbody Fusion with Iliac Fixation vs. AxiaLIF Fusion without Iliac Fixation

Ali M. Maziad, MD, MSc.; Venu M. Nemani, MD; Han Jo Kim, MD; Michael Faloon, MD; John Ferguson, FRACS; Davor Saravanja, FRACS; Matthew E. Cunningham, MD; Khaled Kebaish, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Thomas Ross, RN; Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD; Complex Spine Study Group.
Hospital For special Surgery, HSS Clinical Fellow Research Presentations Annual Meeting June, 2013.

Documet J, Liu B, Maziad AM. (2009, November). Surgmatix® Intraoperative Informatics System for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. Poster presented at: Radiology Society of North America - RSNA 2009; Chicago, IL.

Maziad AM, Documet J, Liu B. (2010, June). Poster presentation Outcome analysis of an Evolving Image Assisted Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery ePR system- A Surgeon's perspective. Poster presented at: NIBIB training grantees meeting Washington DC June 2010; Besthesda, MD.

Short and Intermediate Term Effectiveness of Coblation-Nucleoplasty, Preliminary Experience in Egypt. Mohamed, Maziad; Ahmed, Morsi; Mohamed, Khattab; Ali, Maziad // Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology; 2009, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p59

Maziad AM, Maziad MA. (2007, July). "Total intervertebral Disc prosthesis in Treatment of degenerative Lumbar Disc". Poster presented at: World Spine IV meeting Istambul; Istambul, Turkey.

Maziad M, Morsi A, Khattab M, Maziad A. (2007, May). "Total intervertebral Disc prosthesis in Treatment of degenerative Lumbar Disc with 30 months follow up". Poster presented at: Spine Arthroplasty Society Meeting; Berlin, Germany.



Podium Presentation

Invited guest faculty speaker, Grand Rounds – University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX – April 2017
Topic: Spinal Emergencies – CME Approved.

Management of Spondylolithesis
Ali Maziad, MD; Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association, 18-20 Sept. 2015, Goa, India

Sagittal Balance of The Spine
Ali Maziad, MD; Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association, 18-20 Sept. 2015, Goa, India

Influence of PMMA Cement Volume on Biomechanical Pull-Out Strength of Fenestrated/Cannulated Titanium Pedical Screw
Ali Maziad, MD; Charles Jones III MD, Abigail Davidson, BS; Michael Kurdziel, MS; Tristan Maerz, PhD; Daniel Park, MD; Kevin Baker, PhD. -- 39th Annual Orthopaedic Research Day, Beaumont Health. Royal Oak, MI , . June 2015.

Charles Jones III MD, Ali Maziad MD, Kevin Baker PhD, Abigail Davidson MS, Jeffrey Fischgrund MD, and Daniel Park MD. “Mobilization and Chemokine-Directed Recruitment of Marrow-Derived Stem Cells to Promote Interbody Fusion in an Ovine ACDF Model”. . -- 39th Annual Orthopaedic Research Day, Beaumont Health. Royal Oak, MI , . June 2015.



Overview of Adult & Pediatric Spinal Deformities.
Ali Maziad, MD, PhD; 69th Egyptian Orthopedic Association meeting; 11-14th Dec. 2017, Cairo, Egypt.

Sagittal Balance & Spinal Osteotomies
Ali Maziad, MD, PhD; Egyptian Society of Neurosurgery Conference, 13-15 Dec. 2017, Luxor, Egypt

Overview of Adult Spinal Deformity , Ali Maziad MD , Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Conference – Grand Rounds, CME Approved activity, Beaumont Health. Royal Oak – March 9th 2015

Pediatric Scoliosis , Ali Maziad MD , Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Conference – Grand Rounds, CME Approved activity, Beaumont Health. Royal Oak – January 12th 2015

Emergency Spine Presentations , Ali Maziad MD , Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Conference – Grand Rounds, CME activity, Beaumont Health. Royal Oak – October 13th 2014

“Characterization and Surgical Outcomes of Proximal Junctional Failure (PJF) in Surgically Adult Spine Deformity Patients.” Scoliosis Research Society meeting, Lyon, France September 2013.
Mitsuru Yagi, MD, PhD; Mark D. Rahm, MD; Robert W. Gaines, MD; Ali M. Maziad, MD, MSc; Thomas Ross, RN; Han Jo Kim, MD; Khaled Kebaish, MD; Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD; Complex Spine Study Group

“Comparison of Operative Complications in Posterior Only Surgery Utilizing BMP vs. Combined Anterior/Posterior Surgery with No BMP for Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery”
John Ferguson, FRACS; Davor Saravanja, FRACS; Khaled Kebaish, MD; Matthew Geck, MD; Ali Maziad, MD; Behrooz Akbarnia; MD, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD; Complex Spine Study Group.
IMAST, Vancouver July, 2013.

A Comparison of Rod Breakage Rates in Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Treated with Posterior Only Surgery with BMP vs. Anterior/Posterior Surgery without BMP
Davor Saravanja, FRACS; John Ferguson, FRACS; Khaled Kebaish, MD; Matthew Geck, MD; Ali Maziad, MD; Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD; Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD; Complex Spine Study Group.
IMAST, Vancouver July, 2013.

Case presentation - complex spinal deformity at the Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course. Las Vegas, November 2013. Received First place award for case presentations.
Faculty instructor, Maziad AM “Management of Thoraco-Lumbar Trauma” 5th annual meeting of SPINE (Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East), Beirut, Lebanon, June 2012.

Maziad AM, Documet J, Chiu JC. Innovative surgical informatics system for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery - A Surgeon's perspective. Oral Presentation presented at: International Joint Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Society - IMLAS; Antalya, Turkey. November 2010.

Maziad MA, Maziad AM. (2010, November). Complications of endoscopic minimally invasive spinal disc surgery. Oral Presentation presented at: International Joint Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Society - IMLAS; Antalya, Turkey.

Maziad AM, Chiu JC. “Treatment Of Post Spinal Fusion Junctional Disc Herniation By Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Disc Decompression” Oral Presentation presented at: International Joint Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Society - IMLAS; Antalya, Turkey. Nov. 2010.

J Documet, K C Ma, BS; A M Maziad, MD, MSc; H K Huang, DSc. A Novel Multimedia Electronic Patient Record (ePR) system to Enhance the Workflow, Accuracy, and Management of Various Types of Image-assisted (IA) Surgery. Education Exhibit RSNA Nov. 2011; Chicago, IL.

Maziad AM, Maziad MA, Morsi A / Maziad Ali M.. (2008, March). Vertebroplasty for compression fractures at dorsal and lumber levels. Oral Presentation presented at: 10th International Spine congress; Alexandria, Egypt.

Maziad AM, Morsi A, Maziad MA / Maziad, Ali M. (2008, February). "Management of Potts Disease in cervical Spine. Oral Presentation presented at: Egyptian Orthopedic Association meeting; Cairo, Egypt.

Maziad AM, Morsi A, Maziad MA / Maziad, Ali M.. (2008, August). "Case presentation on management of Potts Spine" at the first meeting for S.P.I.N.E (Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East). Lebanon Aug. 2008.. Oral Presentation presented at: Spinal for Progress and Innovation in the Near East / First Annual Meeting; Beirut, Lebanon.

Maziad, AM. (2009, July). * Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine - * Lab instructor for cadaveric course.. Oral Presentation presented at: First Egyptian Cadaveric course on Spinal Surgery; Cairo, Egypt.

Faculty Instructor, 28th AAMISS Hands-On Course and Live Surgery on New Innovations and Advances in Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, California Spine Institute, CA USA. May 2010.

Faculty instructor, “Advanced PACS and Imaging Informatics Training Course”, IPILAB, University of Southern California, March 2011.

Faculty Instructor, 33rd AAMISS Hands-On Course and Live Surgery on New Innovations and Advances in Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, California Spine Institute, CA USA. Mar. 21-25 2011.

Peer Reviewed Online Publication

Maziad M, Morsi A, Khattab M, Maziad A. (2009, May 1). "Short and Intermediate Term Effectiveness of Coblation-Nucleoplasty, Preliminary Experience in Egypt".
The internet journal of minimally invasive spinal technology

Maziad MA, Azeem TA, Elsobky TA, Khattab MF, Maziad AM. (2008, May 1). Total intervertebral Disc prosthesis in Treatment of degenerative Lumbar Disc with 30 months follow up.
The internet journal of minimally invasive spinal technology

Maziad MA, Ghaly A, Maziad AM, ElGhawaby S. (2007, May 1). "Anterior Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Release With Posterior Fixation In Treating Rigid Thoracolumbar Scoliosis".
The internet journal of minimally invasive spinal technology

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