About Qasim M. Husain, MD
About Qasim M. Husain, MD
Dr. Qasim M. Husain is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at the Orthocenter. He received advanced training in the surgical and non-surgical management of the entire range of spinal disorders from degenerative conditions to complex spinal deformity. Dr. Husain has also undergone training in minimally invasive techniques, such as 'micro' surgery and percutaneous instrumentation, to address a variety of spinal disorders.
Dr. Husain received his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology from Cornell University and went to the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University for his medical education. There he graduated with an M.D. degree with Recognition in Research and stayed on-board to complete his Surgical Internship as well as his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. As a junior resident he received the "Outstanding Resident" of the year award and was appointed as the Chief Administrative Resident in his final year.
Following residency, Dr. Husain was accepted to the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases to complete his Fellowship training in Spine Surgery. There he was trained in the surgical and non-operative management of the full spectrum of spinal conditions by several of the pioneers in the field. Throughout his career, Dr. Husain has been actively involved in research and academics. Dr. Husain has multiple publications on a variety of topics related to spine surgery in peer-reviewed journals as well as textbooks.
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Research and Publications
- Husain QM, Ewer J. Journal of Neurobiology. 2004 May;59(2):181-91. Use of targetable gfp-tagged neuropeptide for visualizing neuropeptide release following execution of a behavior.
- Husain QM, Korpi A, Krukenkamp IB. P2Y12 Receptor Inhibition Provides Cardioprotection Similar to Ischemic Preconditioning. Poster Presentation at the 2005 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA) in Dallas, Texas.
- Husain QM, Landry C, Carrion W. Intraoperative alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonists (Intravenous Dexmedetomidine and Epidural Clonidine) Aid Early Mobilization and Shorten Length of Stay (LOS) Following Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Poster displayed at the 17th Annual (2010) IMAST (International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques) in Toronto, Canada
- Husain QM, Spivak, JM. Surgical Management of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. Textbook Chapter: Comprehensive Manual of Spine Care (Errico/Varlotta/Cheriyan)
- Husain QM, Toombs C, Lonner B, Sponseller P, Shufflebarger H, Shah SA, Samdani AF, Betz RR, Cahill PJ, Yaszay B, Newton PO. Spine Deformity. 2015 Jul;3(4);318-326. Body Mass Index in Adolescent Spinal Deformity: Comparison of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, and Normal Controls.
- Husain QM, Poorman C, Passias P, Lonner B. The Inter and Intra-observer Reliability of the Risser Sign versus the Sanders Classification for the Estimation of Skeletal Maturity with Regards to Predicting Scoliotic Curve Progression. Poster Display at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Conference-2014
- Husain QM, Vira S, Jalai C, Paul J, Poorman GW, Poorman C, Yoon RS, Looze C, Lonner B, Passias PG. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2017 Jun;37(4)246-249. The Interobserver and Intraobserver Reliability of the Sanders Classification Versus the Risser Stage.
- Ewer J, Campo M, Clark A. Journal of Neuroscience. 2004 April, 24(17):4283-92. Neuroendocrine Control of Larval Ecdysis Behavior in Drosophila: Complex Regulation by Partially Redundant Neuropeptides.
- Brennan, BJ. Ethology: International Journal of Behavioural Biology. 2007 July, 113(7): 692-702. Abdominal Wagging in the Social Paper Wasp Polistes dominulus: Behavior and Substrate Vibrations
- Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Active Member of North American Spine Society