Brian W. Su, MD


Dr. Brian Su is a Board Certified Spine Surgeon and is Medical Director of Spine Surgery at Marin General Hospital. He is also Surgeon-in-Chief of California Orthopedics and Spine. He received his undergraduate education from Duke University’s School of Engineering and his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Su completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Columbia University’s New York Presbyterian Hospital where he served as Administrative Chief Resident and was one of the stadium physicians for the New York Yankees.

Dr. Su then completed an orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery fellowship at the Rothman Institute at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; widely regarded as one of the most sought after and prestigious spine fellowships in the country. His training there included complex surgery of the spine and during that time he developed a particular interest in treating disorders of the cervical spine.

Dr. Su has an interest in research and has authored over 40 manuscripts and book chapters and presented over 95 podium and poster presentations. He is also the author of seven financial grants and recipient of 40 academic honors and awards. Dr. Su is a founding member of the nation’s first undergraduate research journal and was one of the youngest scientists to be a principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Su is a reviewer for SPINE journal and Clinical Spine Surgery. Dr. Su is a member and serves on program committees for the Cervical Spine Research Society and North American Spine Society. He remains active in teaching, clinical research, and device innovation. Dr. Su is one of nine international editors of a 2-Volume textbook on spine surgery.

Dr. Su believes that state-of-the-art care at academic centers can be delivered in a personalized private practice setting. He educates patients so that they fully understand their disease and treatment options, including the evidence-based medicine behind it. His emphasis is always toward nonoperative treatment, reserving surgery as the last option. When surgery is necessary, Dr. Su seeks the solution that leaves the most minimally invasive surgical footprint. He has had the privilege of operating on several physicians, surgeons, and their family members.

Dr. Su was elected by his peers into Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors, San Francisco Magazine Top Doctors, [415] Top Doctors for Spine Surgery, Pacific Sun’s Best Orthopedic Surgeon, and a Sonoma Top Doctor. He was also awarded the Patient’s Choice and Compassionate Doctor Award by Vitals.com. Dr. Su is featured in the Healing Place campaign for Marin General Hospital. In 2016, Dr. Su was named one of 15 young physician leaders to know by Becker’s Hospital Review. Dr. Su sees patients in Larkspur, Novato, and San Francisco.

  

Dr. Su’s CV

Employment

2009–Present

  • Attending Spine Surgeon
    Surgeon-in-Chief
    California Orthopedics and Spine
  • Director of Spine Surgery
    Marin Spine and Brain Institute
    Marin General Hospital
    Larkspur, CA

Education

2008–2009

  • Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Fellow
    The Thomas Jefferson University
    Rothman Orthopaedic Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
    Fellowship Co-Directors: Todd J. Albert MD, Alexander R. Vaccaro MD, PhD

2007–2008

  • Administrative Chief Resident
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    The New York Orthopaedic Hospital
    Columbia University Medical Center
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY)
    Chairman: Louis U. Bigliani MD

2004–2007

  • Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    The New York Orthopaedic Hospital
    Columbia University Medical Center
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY)
    Program Director: William N. Levine, MD
    Chairman: Louis U. Bigliani MD

2003–2004

  • Intern, Department of General Surgery
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY)

1998–2003

  • M.D. Columbia University
    College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, NY)

1994–1998

  • B.S.E. Duke University, School of Engineering (Durham, NC)
    Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction
    Majors: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
    Minor: Chemistry

1990–1994

  • Niskayuna High School (Schenectady, NY)
    Graduated with Highest Honors

National Board Exams

  • USMLE Part I: Passed 1999
  • USMLE Part II: Passed 2002
  • USMLE Part III: Passed 2004
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part 1: Passed 2008
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part 2: Passed 2011

Medical Licensure

  • New York State #237395
  • California #A109113

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Orthoconnect Member
  • 2018 Pacific Sun Best Orthopedic Surgeon
  • 2017 San Francisco Magazine Top Doctor
  • 2017 415 Best Doctors, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Marin Magazine
  • 2017 Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • 2016 15 Young Physician Leaders to Know, Becker’s Hospital Review
  • 2016 Top Doctors, Sonoma Magazine
  • 2016 415 Best Doctors, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Marin Magazine
  • 2016 North American Spine Society 31st Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer
  • 2015–Present Surgeon-in-Chief, California Orthopedics & Spine (formerly Mt. Tam Orthopedics and Spine Center)
  • 2015 Cervical Spine Research Society Continuing Medical Education Committee
  • 2015 Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting Program Committee
  • 2015 Cervical Spine Research Society Member
  • 2015 Reviewer, Clinical Spine Surgery
  • 2013 415 Best Doctors, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Marin Magazine
  • 2011–Present, Reviewer and Deputy Editor, Orthobullets.com Spine Subsection
  • 2011 Reviewer, SPINE
  • 2011 Member, North American Spine Society
  • 2011 Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • 2008 Frank E. Stinchfield Award in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2007 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery/Orthopaedic Resident Education Foundation Journal Club Grant for the New York Orthopaedic Hospital
  • 2007 Administrative Chief Resident, New York Orthopaedic Hospital.
  • 2007 American Orthopaedic Association Zimmer Resident Leadership Award.
  • 2007 American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program.
  • 2005 Harold M. Dick Award in Orthopaedic Surgery. Awarded to the junior resident who has demonstrated sound clinical judgment, industriousness, and efficiency in patient management.
  • 2004 1st Place Presentation. New York State Society of Orthopaedic Society Controversies in Orthopaedic Surgery (New York, NY). The Inflammatory Effect of Titanium Distal Radius Plates on Canine Tendons.
  • 2004 1st Place Presentation. Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, New York Metropolitan Area Resident Research Competition (New York, NY). A Device for Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair.
  • 2003 Dean’s Day Research Award. Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. A Biomechanical, Histological, and Clinical Study of a Device for Flexor Tendon Repair.
  • 2003 New York Orthopaedic Hospital Award. Awarded to the medical student excelling in orthopaedic research.
  • 2003 1st Place Presentation. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) Residents and Fellows Conference (New York, NY). Malpractice Lawsuits for Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in New York State.
  • 2003 3rd Place Award. Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Resident Research Symposium (New York, NY). The Effect of Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis (Heparin, Aspirin, Coumadin®) on the Incidence of Heterotopic Ossification: A Retrospective Analysis of 913 Patients.
  • 2002 Who’s Who Historical Society of Professionals for The Journal of Young Investigators.
  • 2002 1st Place Presentation. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) Residents and Fellows Conference (New York, NY). The Gross and Histological Analysis of the Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair.
  • 2002 3rd Place Presentation. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) Residents and Fellows Conference (New York, NY). The Biomechanical Analysis of Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair.
  • 2001 1st Place Presentation. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) Residents and Fellows Conference (New York, NY). The Inflammatory Effect of Titanium Distal Radius Plates on Canine Tendons.
  • 2001 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • 1999 National Institutes of Health Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
  • 1998 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.
  • 1998 Howard Clark Award in Biomedical Engineering.
  • 1998 Magna Cum Laude, Duke University.
  • 1998 Departmental Distinction in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
  • 1997–1998 National Science Foundation/Engineering Research Center, Center for Emerging Research for Cardiovascular Technologies Fellowship.
  • 1996–1998 J.L. Alexander Scholarship.
  • 1996–1998 M.S. Ehrlich Memorial Scholarship.
  • 1995–1998 Harvey Holding Engineering Scholarship.
  • 1994–1998 Dean’s List with Distinction, Duke University.
  • 1997 Golden Key Honor Society.
  • 1996 National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Fellowship, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.
  • 1994 Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

Committees

  • 2016 Advisory Board, Doctella.com
  • 2015 Co-Chair, Physician Campaign Committee, Marin General Hospital Foundation
  • 2015–Present Capital Committee, Marin General Hospital
  • 2015–Present Marin General Hospital Board Quality Committee
  • 2015–Present Marin General Hospital Healthcare District Board Committee Building and Lease Committee
  • 2014–2017 Marin General Hospital, Operating Room Management Committee
  • 2013–Present Marin General Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
  • 2013–Present Chair, Marin General Hospital Spine Service Committee
  • 2013–Present Meritage Medical Network Quality Review Committee
  • 2011–Present Marin General Hospital Foundation Golf Fundraising Committee
  • 2014–2015 Marin General Hospital Pain Management Committee
  • 2014–2015 Marin General Hospital, Hospital Replacement Building Planning Committee
  • 2011–2012 Marin General Hospital CPOE Task Force
  • 2011–2012 Marin General Hospital Peer Review Task Force
  • 2007–2008 New York Presbyterian Hospital Information Technology Sub-Committee
  • 2005–2008 New York Presbyterian Hospital Graduate Medical Education Sub-Committee
  • 2005–2006 Pain Service Committee: Liaison between the department of anesthesiology and orthopedics to develop a pain management protocol for orthopedic in-patients.

Work Experience

  • 2012–Present Consultant (Surgical Design Team), LINK Spine.
  • 2011–Present Consultant, Stryker Spine.
  • 2011–Present Consultant, Medtronic Spine.
  • 2011–Present Per Diem Consultant, Depuy Spine.
  • 2008–Present Consultant, Gentis, Inc. Optimization of the Injection Pressure of a Nucleus Augmentation Implant to Restore the Post Discectomy Intervertebral Disc Height in the Lumbar Spine.
  • 2007–2008 Stadium Physician, The New York Yankees.
  • 1997–Present Founder and member of the Board of Directors, The National Journal of Young Investigators, Inc (JYI) – JYI (www.jyi.org). A web-based undergraduate research journal. Staff encompasses over 100 students from over 30 institutions. Funded by research grants (see Financial Grants). Featured in Nature Magazine, Science Magazine and The New York Times. 1997 Chief Executive and Financial Officer, 1998–1999 Chief Financial Officer. 2006–2007 Chairperson, Board of Directors.
  • 1996–1998 Duke University Department of Chemistry. Teaching assistant for organic and general chemistry.
  • 1997 Duke University Talent Identification Program/Satellite Science Program.
  • 1994–1996 Duke University Peer Tutoring Program.

Research Experience

  • 2003–2008 The Trauma Training Center, New York Orthopedic Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Clinical Coordinator A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Actonel® (Risedronate) on Hip Fracture Healing in Patients with Osteoporosis.
  • 2005–2006 Clinical coordinator, Multi-center Double-Blind Clinical Trial of the Effects of Forteo® (Teriparatide) on Distal Radius Fractures.
  • 2001–2002 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, New York Orthopedic Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (New York, NY; Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa). Clinical coordinator for trial on Teno-Fix™(Ortheon Medical, Inc), a device for flexor tendon repair of the hand. Designed a clinical protocol for an academic study, European CE marking, and US FDA approval.
  • 1999 National Institutes of Health Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Designed and completed a study on (1) The effects of titanium metallosis in the beagle dog tendon (2) Intertrochanteric vs. Basicervical fractures, a clinical and radiographic analysis.
  • 1997–1998 National Science Foundation/Engineering Research Center Fellowship, Duke University. Studied the effects of near-field phase aberration in ultrasonic breast imaging.
  • 1996 National Institute for Child Health and Human Development/Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biophysics. Studied exogenously added lysolipids on the calcium-triggered fusion reaction in sea urchin cortical granules as a model system for viral fusion.
  • 1995 New York State Department of Health/Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry. Extracting and analyzing PCB’s from NYS ground soil and water.
  • 1994–1995 Duke University Department of Neuroscience. Assisted with the development of electron microscopy photos of rat synapses.
  • 1994 Entridia, Inc. Designed voice analyzation circuits.

Financial Grants

  • 2012 Principal Investigator Marin General Hospital Foundation, Development of a Clinical Outcomes Registry for Spine Surgery $60,000
  • 2008 Co-Principal Investigator. Orthopaedic Surgery Research Foundation. Percutaneous Transfacet Fixation of the Lumbar Spine: A Morphologic, Radiographic, and Biomechanical Study. $7,100.
  • 2005 Co-Principal Investigator. Orthopaedic Trauma Association clinical outcomes grant for A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Actonel® (Risedronate) on Hip Fracture Healing in Patients with Osteoporosis. $50,000 over two years.
  • 2004 Co-Principal Investigator. Eli Lilly Clinical Trials Grant for AMulti-center Double Blinded Clinical Trial of the Effects of Forteo® (Teriparatide) on Distal Radius Fracture Healing. $20,000 over one year.
  • 1997–1999 Co-Principal Investigator. The Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, for The Journal of Young Investigators. $25,000 over one year.
  • 1998 Co-Principle Investigator. The National Science Foundation, Division of Physics and Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, for The Journal of Young Investigators. $250,000 over two years.

Poster Presentations

  • 2014 Cervical Spine Research Society (Orlando, FL). The Anatomical Footprint of the C1 Pedicle Relative to the Lateral Mass as a Guide for C1 Lateral Mass Fixation. Su BW, Byers RH, Shimer AL, Theologis A, Tay BK.
  • 2103 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (San Francisco, CA). Su BW, Shimer AL, ChinthakuntaS, Salloum K, Ames CP, Vaccaro AR, Bucklen B. Comparison of Fatigue Strength of C2 Pedicle Screws, C2 Pars Screws, and a Hybrid Construct in C1-2 Fixation.
  • 2010 Cervical Spine Research Society (Charlotte, NC). Predictors of Postoperative C5 palsy After Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion.
  • 2009 North American Spine Society (San Francisco, CA). Su BW, Kim PD, Cha T, Lee J, April EW, Weidenbaum M, Vaccaro AR. An Anatomical Study of the Mid-Lateral Pars (MLP) Relative to the Pedicle Footprint in the Lower Lumbar Spine.
  • 2009 North American Spine Society (San Francisco, CA.) Su BW, Cha T, Kim PD, Lee J, April EW, Weidenbaum M, Vaccaro AR. A Morphologic and Radiographic Study of Lumbar Facets Relevant to Transfacet Fixation.
  • 2004 New York State Society of Orthopaedic Society Controversies in Orthopaedic Surgery (New York, NY). 1st Place Award, The Inflammatory Effect of Titanium Distal Radius Plates on Canine Tendons, Sinicropi, SM, Su, BW Raia, FJ, Parisien, M, Strauch, RJ, Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2003 The American Orthopedic Association (AOA) 2003 Annual Meeting (Charleston, SC). BW Su, M Solomons, A Barrow, F.J. Raia, TS Protopstaltis, C.B. Lipton, R.J. Strauch, M.P. Rosenwasser. Teno-Fix™, A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair.
  • 2003 Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Research Symposium. 3rd Place Award. Martin, G, Su, BW, Nercessian, O, Norian, J, Macaulay, J, Eftekhar, N. The Effect of Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis (Heparin, Aspirin, Coumadin®) on the Incidence of Heterotopic Ossification: A Retrospective Analysis of 913 Patients.
  • 2003 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Dean’s Day. BW Su, TS Protopstaltis, FJ Raia, MF Koff, HM Quitkin, M Parisien, M Solomons, A Barrow, RJ Strauch, MP Rosenwasser. A Biomechanical, Histological, and Clinical Study of a Device for Flexor Tendon Repair.
  • 2002 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Adrian E. Flatt Resident and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery (Phoenix, AZ). Comparative Topography of the Carpometacarpal (CMC) Joint of Baboons (Papio Anubis): The First Primates with Opposable Thumbs. Su, BW, Protopsaltis, TS, Koff, M, Coon, AL, Marzke, M, Mow, VC, Connolly, S, Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting (Phoenix, AZ). Comparative Topography of the Carpometacarpal (CMC) Joint of Baboons (Papio Anubis): The First Primates with Opposable Thumbs. Su, BW, Protopsaltis, TS, Koff, M, Coon, AL, Marzke, M, Mow, VC, Connolly, S, Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting (Phoenix, AZ). The Safety of Newer Proximal vs. Standard Distal Arthroscopic Elbow Portals: Are there any Vulnerable Nerves? Protopstaltis, TS, Su, BW, Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting (Phoenix, AZ). The Gross and Histological Analysis of the Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Su, BW, Raia, FJ, Quitkin, HM, Parisien, M, Strauch, RJ, Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting (Phoenix, AZ). The Biomechanical Analysis of Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Su, BW, Protopstaltis, TS, Strauch, RJ, Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) Annual Meeting (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Basicervical vs. Intertrochanteric Fractures: A Retrospective Analysis of Radiographic and Functional Outcomes. Su, BW, Protopsaltis, TS, Chapman, CB, Sinicropi, SM, Kuremsky, M, Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 1998 Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering Lecture (Durham, NC). Effects of Near-Field Phase Aberration in Ultrasonic Breast Imaging. Su, BW, Gauss, R, Trahey, GE.
  • 1997 The Society for General Physiologists (Woods Hole, MA). Reversible Inhibition in Calcium Triggered Exocytosis by Lysolipids. Blank, PS, Su, BW, Mahoney EJ, Chernomordik, L, Zimmergerg, J.

Podium Presentations

  • 2018 Stryker Residents and Fellows Course (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2017 Moderator, Marin General Hospital CME Orthopedic Event at Cavallo Point (Marin, CA)
  • 2017 Chairman and Moderator, Essentials of Early Practice. Stryker (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2017 North American Spine Society Fundamentals of Spine Surgery and Interventional Pain Management (Chicago, IL)
  • 2017 Managing a Practice Stryker Residents and Fellows Forum (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2017 Foothill College, Interdisciplinary Relationship Symposium, Hospital Safety (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • 2016 The Great Update: East vs. West Advanced Techniques in Training: Are We Doing Too Many TLIFs for Routine Degenerative Spondylolisthesis? Stryker (Miami, FL)
  • 2016 The Great Update: East vs. West Advanced Techniques in Training Role of Lateral Interbody Fusion. Stryker (Miami, FL)
  • 2016 Essentials of Early Practice, Course Chairman. Stryker (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2016 Cervical Laminoplasty vs. Laminectomy and Fusion for Myelopathy, Essentials of Early Practice. Stryker (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2016 Building a Practice for Spine Surgeons, Essentials of Early Practice. Stryker (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2016 New York Orthopedic Hospital 150th year, L3/4 Spondylolisthesis Treatment with Lateral Interbody Fusion (New York, NY)
  • 2016 Cervical Spine Symposium, Cervical Myelopathy, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2016 Foothill College, Interdisciplinary Relationship Symposium, Hospital Safety (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • 2015 Essentials of Early Practice, Course Chairman. Stryker (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2015 Cervical Laminoplasty vs Laminectomy and Fusion for Myelopathy, Essentials of Early Practice. Stryker (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2015 Building and Marketing a Practice for Spine Surgeons, Essentials of Early Practice. Stryker (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2015 Stryker Symposium on Bone Graft Substitutes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Langer Lab
  • 2015 American College of Spine Surgeons Annual Meeting, Laminectomy vs. Laminoplasty for Cervical Myelopathy (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2015 Stryker Spine Advanced Spine Surgery Senior Residents and Fellows, Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy (Mahwah, NJ)
  • 2015 Stryker Spine Advanced Spine Surgery Senior Residents and Fellows, Developing a Spine Practice (Mahwah, NJ)
  • 2104 Cervical Spine Research Society, Comparison of Fatigue Strength of C2 Pedicle Screws, C2 Pars Screws, and a Hybrid Construct in C1-2 Fixation (Orlando, FL). Su, BW; Shimer, AL; Chinthakunta, S; Salloum, K; Ames, CP; Vaccaro, AR; Bucklen, B.
  • 2014 Essentials of Early Practice, Course Chairman. Stryker (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2014 Emcee, Marin General Hospital Foundation Golf Fundraiser (Fairfax, CA)
  • 2014 Finding a Job and Marketing Your Practice, Decisions in Spine Transitioning into Practice, Medtronic, (Dallas, TX)
  • 2014 Spine Complications Case Presentation and Moderator, Decisions in Spine Transitioning into Practice, Medtronic, (Dallas, TX)
  • 2014 American College of Spine Surgery, Lumbar Fusion and Results (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2014 Advanced Spine Course, Practice Development. Stryker (Allendale, NJ)
  • 2014 Advanced Spine Course, Moderator Case Presentations. Stryker (Allendale, NJ)
  • 2014 Orthobullets Virtual Curriculum, Spine #2 Specialty Exam Review Webinar
  • 2013 Young Lions Spine Surgery Techniques and Training (Ft Lauderdale, FL)
  • 2013 Emcee, Marin General Hospital Foundation Golf Fundraiser (Fairfax, CA)
  • 2013 Demineralized Bone Graft, Symposium on Bone Graft Substitutes. Stryker (Allendale, NJ). Su, BW.
  • 2013 Lessons Learned in the first years of practice, Stryker VIP (Allendale, NJ). Su, BW.
  • 2013 Transitioning Into Practice Medtronic, (Tampa, FL). Spine Trauma Case Presentation. Su, BW.
  • 2013 Transitioning Into Practice Medtronic, (Tampa, FL). Lessons Learned in the First Two Years of Practice. Su, BW.
  • 2012 Young Lions, Stryker Course Faculty, (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). The Place for Motion Preservation in the Cervical Spine. Su, BW
  • 2012 Thomas Jefferson Alumni Meeting (Newport RI). Managing Complications in Spinal Surgery. Su, BW.
  • 2012 Future Spine Leader Workshop UCSF, Depuy Course Faculty (San Francisco, CA). Choosing and Building a Practice. Su, BW.
  • 2012 Orthopedic In Training Exam, Orthobullets Virtual Curriculum, Miller Review Course, Spine Faculty
  • 2012 Young Lions, Stryker Course Faculty (Las Vegas, NV). Bone Graft Substitutes. Su, BW.
  • 2012 Decision-Making Strategies for Early Career Surgeons, Medtronic, Course Faculty (Las Vegas, NV). Complex Revision Spine Surgery. Su, BW.
  • 2012 Decision Making Strategies for Early Career Surgeons, Medtronic, Course Faculty (Las Vegas, NV). Oral Orthopedic Boards Review. Su, BW.
  • 2011 Spine, Science, and Management, Medtronic, Course Faculty (Las Vegas, NV). Building a Practice for the Young Spine Surgeon. Su, BW.
  • 2011 Spine, Science, and Management, Medtronic, Course Faculty (Las Vegas, NV). Complex Cervical Spine. Su, BW.
  • 2011 Complex Surgery and Complications, Stryker, Course Faculty (La Jolla, CA). Bone Graft Substitutes. Su, BW.
  • 2010 North American Spine Society, Occipital Condyle Plumb Line Predicts Outcome of Cervical Laminectomy Fusion. Radcliff, K; Su, BW.
  • 2009 Annual Alumni Meeting, Thomas Jefferson University (Orlando, FL). Update on Cervical Disc Replacement. Su, BW.
  • 2009 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA)
  • P-15 Bone Graft Substitute, An Evidence-Based Evaluation. Su, BW.
  • 2009 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA). Conus Medullaris vs. Cauda Equina Syndrome: Diagnosis and Intervention. Su, BW.
  • 2009 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA). Treatment of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease: An Evidence-Based Evaluation of the Literature. Su, BW.
  • 2009 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA). Update of CPT Coding for Spine Surgeons. Su, BW.
  • 2009 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA). Update of Translational Research in Spinal Cord Injury. Su, BW.
  • 2009 AO Spine Fellows Meeting (Banff, Calgary). A Morphologic and Radiographic Study of Lumbar Facets Relavent to Transfacet Fixation. Su, BW; Cha, T; Kim, PD; Lee, J; April, EW; Weidenbaum, M; Vaccaro, AR.
  • 2009 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, NV). A Morphologic and Radiographic Study of Lumbar Facets Relavent to Transfacet Fixation. Su, BW; Cha, T; Kim, PD; Lee, J; April, EW; Weidenbaum, M; Vaccaro, AR.
  • 2008 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA). Central Cord Injury: The Rationale for Early Intervention. Su, BW.
  • 2008 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA). Radiographic Measurements and Classification of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Su, BW.
  • 2008 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA). Treatment Principles of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Su, BW.
  • 2008 Thomas Jefferson University Spine Fellow Lecture Series (Philadelphia, PA). Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures, An Evidence-Based Approach. Su, BW.
  • 2007 New York Orthopaedic Hospital Sports Medicine Core Conference (New York, NY). Cervical Spine Injuries in the Athlete. Su, BW.
  • 2005 New York Orthopaedic Hospital Grand Rounds (New York, NY). Locked Plating. Kowalsky, M; Su, BW; Chung, WC; Gonzalez-Lomas, G.
  • 2004 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, New York Metropolitan Area Resident Research Competition (New York, NY). A Device for Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair, 1st Place Presentation.
  • 2004 New York Orthopaedic Hospital Grand Rounds, Tumor Rounds: Metastatic Bone Disease. Su, BW.
  • 2004 Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA). A Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Su, BW; Lee, J; Solomons, M; Gilberti, M; Barrow, A; Senoge, S; Protopstaltis, TS; Koff, MF; Raia, FJ; Parisien, M; Strauch, RJ; Rosenwasser, MP
  • 2004 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA). Malpractice Lawsuits for Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in New York State. Lipton, CB; Heyworth, BE; Su, BW; Patterson, AH; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2003 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Residents and Fellows Conference (Chicago, IL). A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Clinical Trial of Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Su, BW; Solomons, M; Barrow, A; Senoge, ME; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2003 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL). Malpractice Lawsuits for Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in New York State. Lipton, CB; Heyworth, BE; Su, BW; Patterson, AH; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2003 British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Joint Scientific Meeting(Cambridge, England). A Randomized, Double-Blind, Clinical Trial of Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Solomons, M; Su, BW; Barrow, A; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2003 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) Annual Residents and Fellows Conference (New York, NY). 1st Place Award, Malpractice Lawsuits for Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in New York State. 2003 Presenter: CB Lipton. Lipton, CB; Heyworth, BE; Su, BW; Patterson, AH; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Adrian E. Flatt Resident and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery (Phoenix, AZ). The Biomechanical and Histological Analysis of Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Su, BW; Protopstaltis, TS; Strauch, RJ; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinical Correlation Lecture (New York, NY). Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Presenters: Su, BW; Protopstaltis, TS; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 New York Orthopedic Hospital Grand Rounds(New York, NY). Flexor Tendon Injuries. Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair.
  • 2002 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Annual Meeting (St. Louis, MI). The Clinical Evaluation of Teno-Fix™: A Novel Stainless Steel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Su, BW; Solomons, M; Gilberti, M; Barrow, A; Senage, S; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) Annual Residents and Fellows Conference(New York, NY). 1stPlace Award, The Gross and Histological Analysis of the Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Su, BW; Raia, FJ; Quitkin, HM; Parisien, M; Strauch, RJ; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 2002 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) Annual Resident’s and Fellows Conference(New York, NY). 3rdPlace Award. The Biomechanical Analysis of Teno-Fix™: A Novel Device for Flexor Tendon Repair. Su, BW; Protopstaltis, TS; Strauch, RJ; Rosenwasser, MP. Presenter: TS Protopstaltis.
  • 2002 The 8th Meeting of the International Society for Fracture Repair(Toronto, Canada). The Inflammatory Effect of Titanium Distal Radius Plates on Canine Tendons. Rosenwasser, MP; Su, BW; Sinicropi, SM; Raia, FJ; Parisien, M; Strauch, RJ.
  • 2001 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting(Baltimore, MD). The Inflammatory Effect of Titanium Distal Radius Plates on Canine Tendons. Rosenwasser, MP; Su, BW; Sinicropi, SM; Raia, FJ; Parisien, M; Strauch, RJ.
  • 2001 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) Annual Residents and Fellows Conference(New York, NY). 1stPlace Award, The Inflammatory Effect of Titanium Distal Radius Plates on Canine Tendons. Sinicropi, SM; Su, BW; Raia, FJ; Parisien, M; Strauch, RJ; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 1999 NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Conference, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, NY). Basicervical vs. Intertrochanteric Fractures: A Retrospective Analysis of Radiographic and Functional Outcomes. Su, BW; Chapman, CB; Sinicropi, SM; Rosenwasser, MP.
  • 1999 The National Science Foundation Corporate and Foundation Alliance Conference(Washington, DC). A History of The National Journal of Young Investigators. Su, BW; Gebre, B; Peterson, C.
  • 1998 National Academy of Sciences Seminar (Washington, DC). The Impact of an Undergraduate Research Journal: The National Journal of Young Investigators. Su, BW and Medina-Marino, A.
  • 1998 The National Science Foundation/Engineering Research Center Seminar Series Lecture (Durham, NC). Effects of Near-Field Phase Aberration in Ultrasonic Breast Imaging. Su, BW; Gauss, R; Trahey, GE.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Su, BW; Byers, RH; Shimer, AL; Theologis, A; Tay, BK. The Anatomical Footprint of the C1 Pedicle Relative to the Lateral Mass as a Guide for C1 Lateral Mass Fixation. Accepted Global Spine Journal
  • Schroeder, G; Su, BW; Vaccaro, AR. Point of View, Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Changes in Surgical Indications and Comparison of Instrumented Fusion with Two Surgical Decompression Procedures. Spine 2017 January 1;42(1)
  • Su, BW; Vaccaro, AR. Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis New England Journal of Medicine. 2016 August 11; 375 (6):597-598
  • Su, BW; Chaput, C. Cortical lumbar screw techniques, Treatment of Spinal Conditions in the Young Adult, Journal of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. September 2015
  • Su, BW; Byers, RH. Spine Surgery: When Is It needed? Marin Medicine Fall/Winter 2015
  • Su, BW; Vaccaro, AR. Point of View, Osteocel plus cellular allograft in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: evaluation of clinical and radiographic outcomes from a prospective multicenter study. Spine 2014 Oct 15;39(22):E1338
  • Su, BW; Shimer, AL; Chinthakunta, S; Salloum, K; Ames, CP; Vaccaro, AR; Bucklen, B. Comparison of Fatigue Strength of C2 Pedicle Screws, C2 Pars Screws, and a Hybrid Construct in C1-2 Fixation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jan 1;39(1):E12-9
  • Radcliff, K; Su, BW; Kepler, C; Rubin, T; Shimer, AL; Rihn, J; Harrop, J; Albert, T; Vaccaro, A. Correlation of Posterior Ligamentous Complex Injury and Neurological Injury to Loss of Vertebral Body Height, Kyphosis, and Canal Compromise. Spine 2012 Jun 1;37(13):1142-50
  • Su, BW, Hilibrand, AS. Cervical Spine Injuries in Athletes: Cervical Disk Herniations and Fractures/Ligamentous Injuries. Athletic Spine Injuries: State of the Art. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2010 Volume 22( 4):167-252
  • Shimer, AL; Su, BW. Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures. Seminars in Spine Surgery, 2010 Volume 22(1):38-43
  • Bessey, J; Su, BW; Vaccaro, AR. The Application of PEEK Materials in Orthopaedic Surgery. Interactive Educational Program, Total Joints 2009
  • Su, BW; Kim, PD; Cha, T; Lee, J; April, EW; Weidenbaum, M; Vaccaro, AR. An Anatomical Study of the Mid-Lateral Pars (MLP) Relative to the Pedicle Footprint in the Lower Lumbar Spine. Spine 2009 Jun 1;34(13):1355-62.
  • Su, BW; Cha, T; Kim, PD; Lee, J; April, EW; Weidenbaum, M; Vaccaro, AR. A Morphologic and Radiographic Study of Lumbar Facets Relavent to Transfacet Fixation. Spine 2009 May 15;34(11):E384-90.
  • Lipton, CB; Heyworth, BE; Su, BW; Patterson, AH; Rosenwasser, MP. Malpractice Lawsuits for Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in New York State. In preparation for theNew England Journal of Medicine.
  • Su, BW; Heyworth, BE; Protopsaltis, TS; Lipton, CB; Sinicropi, SM; Chapman, CB; Kuremsky, MA; Rosenwasser, MP. Basicervical versus intertrochanteric fractures: an analysis of radiographic and functional outcomes. Orthopedics. 2006 Oct;29(10):919-25.
  • Chapman, CB; Su, BW; Sinicropi, SM; Bruno, R; Strauch, RJ; Rosenwasser, MP. Vitallium radial head prosthesis for acute and chronic elbow fractures and fracture-dislocations involving the radial head. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug;15(4):463-73.
  • Su, BW; Raia, FJ; Quitkin, HM; Parisien, M; Strauch, RJ; Rosenwasser, MP. Gross and histological analysis of healing after dog flexor tendon repair with the Teno-Fix™ device.J Hand Surg [Br].2006 Oct;31(5):524-9.
  • Su, BW; Solomons, M; Barrow, A; Senoge, ME; Gilberti, M; Lubbers, L; Diao, E; Quitkin, HM; Grafe, MW; Rosenwasser, MP. A device for zone-II flexor tendon repair. Surgical technique. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Am]. 2006 Mar;88Suppl 1 Pt 1:37-49.
  • Su, BW; Levine, WN. Arthroscopic Bankart repair. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2005 Nov;13(7):487-90.
  • Nercessian, OA; Martin, G; Joshi, RP; Su, BW; Eftekhar, NS. A 15- to 25-year follow-up study of primary Charnley low-friction arthroplasty: a single surgeon series. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2005 Feb;20(2):162-7.
  • Su, BW; Rosenwasser, MP. Author reply, Letter to Editor for a device for Zone II flexor tendon repair. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Am]. 2005 Nov;87(11):2590-1.
  • Su, BW; Solomons, M; Barrow, A; Senoge, ME; Gilberti, M; Lubbers, L; Diao, E; Quitkin, HM; Rosenwasser, MP. Device for zone-II flexor tendon repair. A multicenter, randomized, blinded, clinical trial. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Am]. 2005 May;87(5):923-35.
  • Sinicropi, SM; Su, BW; Raia, FJ; Parisien, M; Strauch, RJ; Rosenwasser, MP. The effects of implant composition on extensor tenosynovitis in a canine distal radius fracture model. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am]. 2005 Mar;30(2):300-7.
  • Su, BW; Protopsaltis, TS; Koff, MF; Chang, KP; Strauch, RJ; Crow, SA; Rosenwasser, MP. The biomechanical analysis of a tendon fixation device for flexor tendon repair. Journal of Hand Surgery [Am]. 2005 Mar;30(2):237-45.
  • Opotowsky, AR; Su, BW; Bilezikian, JP. Height and lower extremity length as predictors of hip fracture: results of the NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 2003 Sep;18(9):1674-81.
  • Nercessian, OA; Joshi, RP; Martin, G; Su, BW; Eftekhar, NS. Influence of demographic and technical variables on the incidence of osteolysis in Charnley primary low-friction hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2003 Aug;18(5):631-7
  • Ahmad, CS; Sinicropi, SM; Su, BW; Puffinbarger, WR. Congenital medial dislocation of the patella. Orthopedics. 2003 Feb;26(2):189-90.
  • Blank, PS; Su, BW; Mahoney, EJ; Chernomordik, L; Zimmergerg, J. Reversible Inhibition in Calcium Triggered Exocytosis by Lysolipids. Abstract in Journal of General Physiology. 1997, Volume: Vol. 110(1).

Textbooks

  • THE SPINE (2 Vol), Editors: Vaccaro, Su, Chiba, Dvorak, Mayer, Rajasekaran, Vialle, Wang, and Youssef. Publisher: Jaypee. (In Press)

Book Chapters

  • Lee, J and Su, BW. Surgical Atlas of Spine Surgery, 2ndLumbar Transfacet Fixation. Editors: Eck, Vaccaro. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. In Press
  • Su, BW et al. Surgical Atlas of Spine Surgery, 2ndEdition Cervical Pedicle Fixation. Editors: Eck, Vaccaro. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. In Press
  • Su, BW and Fiore, N. Posteriorly Based Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy The Spine (2 Vol). In Press
  • Su, BW; Hartl, R. Controversies in Spine Surgery, Best Evidence Recommendations, Lumbar Facet Cyst Treatment.
  • Su, BW; Hsu, W. Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade 3rd Cortical Screw Fixation. Editors: Vaccaro and Albert.
  • Su, BW; Chaput, C. Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade 3rd Lumbar Facet Screw Placement. Editors: Vaccaro and Albert.
  • Lee, J; Su, BW. Surgical Atlas of Spine Surgery, Lumbar Transfacet Fixation. Editors: Eck, Vaccaro. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.
  • Kennedy, A; Su, BW. Surgical Atlas of Spine Surgery, Cervical Pedicle Fixation. Editors: Eck, Vaccaro. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.
  • Lee, J; Su, BW. Physical Examination for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Musculoskeletal Examination of the Spine: Making the complex simple. Editors: Rihn, Cohen.
  • Su, BW; Rihn, J; Albert, TJ. Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Rothman-Simeone: The Spine 6th Editors: Herkowitz, Garfin, Eismont, Bell, and Balderston.
  • Su, BW; Vaccaro, AR. Artificial Disc Replacement – Cervical and Lumbar; Chapter 71. Spine Secrets 2nd.
  • Su, BW; Albert TJ. Cervical Myelopathy – Anterior versus Posterior Approach. Controversies in Spine Surgery: Evidence-Based Treatment Recommendations. Editors: JC Eck, AR Vaccaro.
  • Vaccaro, AR; Su, BW; Cha, TD. Resorbable Anterior Plates. Cervical Spine Surgery: Current Trends and Challenges. Editors: Mummaneni, Kanter, Wang, and Haid.

Current Research

  • Su, BW; Byers, RH. Relationship of Posterior Neck Pain Relative to Facet Distraction Following Anterior Cervical Fusion. Marin General Hospital IRB Approved.
  • Su, BW; Byers, RH. Inflammatory Cervical Facet Arthropathy, Diagnosis, and Treatment.

Patents

  • Bone Marrow Aspirating Probe Utility, Patent Pending US 14574004 12/17/2014
  • Bone Marrow Aspirating Probe Utility, Patent Pending US 14574032 12/17/2014