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Vadim Goz, MD

Specialties: Cervical, thoracic & lumbar spine, cervical myelopathy, neck, leg & back pain, lumbar radiculopathy & stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, spine fractures, sciatica, minimally invasive surgery.

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School:Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai

Fellowship: Rothman Institute at Jefferson University

Dr. Vadim Goz is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He completed his fellowship at the prestigious Rothman Institute/Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Goz attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors and a distinction in clinical research. Dr. Goz also completed an additional clinical research year focusing on spine surgery outcomes. Dr. Goz specializes in conditions involving the neck and back, including herniated or degenerated discs, nerve or spinal cord compression, adult and adolescent scoliosis, slippage of the spine known as spondylolisthesis, spine trauma/fractures, as well as bone tumors affecting the spine. Dr. Goz has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters in leading professional journals. Dr. Goz is trained in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques and believes that each patient requires a tailored approach.

Vadim Goz, MD

Specialties: Cervical, thoracic & lumbar spine, cervical myelopathy, neck, leg & back pain, lumbar radiculopathy & stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, spine fractures, sciatica, minimally invasive surgery.

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Publications
Publications
  • Goz V, Martin B, Donnally CJ, Brodke D, Spina N, Spiker WR. Potential Selection Bias in Observational Studies Comparing Cervical Disc Arthroplasty to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. In Press: Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
  • Shenoy K, Goz V, Levine M, Kay D. Should Initial Management for Lumbar Herniated Nucleus Pulposus Resulting In a Dense Nerve Palsy Be Surgical. In Press: Clin Spine Surg
  • Donnally CJ, Schiller NC, Butler AJ, Sama AJ, Bodnar KJ, Goz V, Shenoy K, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS. Spine Fellowship; Medical Education; Orthopaedic Surgery; spine surgery; Orthopaedic Fellowship; Orthopaedic Leadership. In Press: Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
  • Goz V, Spiker WR, Brodke D. Mobile messaging and smartphone apps for patient communication and engagement in spine surgery. Ann Transl Med. 2019 Sep;7(Suppl 5):S163
  • Goz V, Spiker R, Lawrence B, Brodke D, Spina N. Odontoid Fractures: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2019 Aug;7(8):e1.
  • Goz V, Buser Z, D’Oro A, Wang C, Yoon ST, Park JB, Youssef JA, Meisel HJ, Wang JC, Brodke DS. Complications and Risk Factors Using Structural Allograft Versus Synthetic Cage: Analysis 17,783 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusions Using a National Registry. Global Spine Journal. 2019 June; 9(4), 388–392.
  • Lakomkin N, Zuckerman SL, Stannard B, Montejo J, Sussman ES, Virojanapa J, Kuzmik G, Goz V, Hadjipanayis CG, Cheng JS. Preoperative Risk Stratification in Spine Tumor Surgery-A Comparison of the Modified Charlson Index, Frailty Index, and ASA Score. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Jul 1;44(13):E782-E787.
  • Goz V, Lakomkin N, Jalali A, Brodke D, Spiker W. Coagulation Laboratory Testing is Predictive of Wound Complications Following Microdiscectomy Global Spine J. 2019 Apr;9(2):138-142
  • Spiker WR, Goz V, Brodke DS. Lumbar Interbody Fusions for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Review of Techniques, Indications, and Outcomes. Global Spine J. 2019 Feb;9(1):14-17
  • Goz V, Anthony C, Trimble D, Pugely A, Lawrence B, Spina N, Brodke D, Spiker R. Software Based Postoperative Communication with Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery. Global Spine J. 2019 Feb;9(1):14-17
  • Donnally CJ 3rd, Vakharia RM, Rush AJ 3rd, Damodar D, Vakharia AJ, Goz V, Lebwohl NH. Fibromyalgia as a Predictor of Increased Post-Operative Complications, Readmission Rates and Hospital Costs in Patients Undergoing Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Feb 15;44(4):E233-E238.
  • Spiker WR, Brodke DS, Goz V, Lawrence B, Schmidt M, Canon-Albright LA. Evidence of an Inherited Predisposition for Spinal Cord Tumors. Global Spine J. 2018 Jun;8(4):340-344.
  • Lakomkin N, Goz V, Cheng J, Brodke D, Spiker W. The utility of preoperative labs in predicting postoperative complications following posterolateral lumbar fusion. Spine J. 2018 Jun;18(6):993-997.
  • Lakomkin N, Goz V, Lajam CM, Iorio R, Bosco JA 3rd. Higher Modified Charlson Index Scores Are Associated With Increased Incidence of Complications, Transfusion Events, and Length of Stay Following Revision Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Apr;32(4):1121-1124.
  • Paul JC, Lonner BS, Goz V, et al. An Operative Complexity Index Shows Higher Volume Hospitals and Surgeons Perform More Complex Adult Spine Deformity Operations. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2016 Nov;74(4):292-269.
  • Brodke DS, Goz V, Voss MW et al. PROMIS® PF CAT Outperforms the ODI and SF-36 Physical Function Domain in Spine Patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 27.
  • Brodke DS, Goz V, Lawrence BD et al. Oswestry Disability Index: a psychometric analysis with 1,610 patients. Spine J. 2017 Mar;17(3):321-327
  • Goz V, Lakomkin N. Reliability of SRS-22 and ODI by phone: a step toward making PROs more accessible. Spine J. 2016 Sep;16(9):1047-8.
  • Wang Q, Luan W, Warren L, Kadri H, Kim KW, Goz V, Blank S, Isabel Fiel M, Hiotis SP. “Autologous Tumor Cell Lysate-Loaded Dendritic Cell Vaccine Inhibited Tumor Progression in an Orthotopic Murine Model for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.” Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec;23(Suppl 5):574-582.
  • Goz V, Rane A, Abtahi A et al. “Geographic Variations in the Cost of Spine Surgery”. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 1;40(17):1380-9.
  • Goz V, Errico TJ, Weinreb J, et al. “Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: National Outcomes and Trends in Utilization from 2005 through 2010”. Spine J. 2015 May 1;15(5):959-65
  • Paul JC, Lonner BS, Goz V et al. “Complication rates are reduced for revision adult spine deformity surgery among high-volume hospitals and surgeons.” Spine J. 2015 Sep 1;15(9):1963-72.
  • Goz V, Weinreb J, Schwab F, et al. “Comparison of Complications, Costs, and Length of Stay of Three Different Lumbar Interbody Fusion Techniques: An Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database”. Spine J. 2014 Sep 1;14(9):2019-27.
  • Goz V, McCarthy I, Weinreb J, et al. “Venous Thromboembolic Events in Spine Surgery Patients; which patients are high risk?”. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jun 4;96(11):936-942. Epub 2014 Jun 4.
  • Qureshi S, Goz V, McAnany S et al. “Health Utility Index of Patients with Single Level Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease; Comparison of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Cervical Disc Arthroplasty”. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 May;20(5):475-9.
  • Marascalchi BJ, Passias PG, Goz V, et al. “Comparative Analysis of Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Patients versus an Unaffected Population Undergoing Spinal Surgery.” Spine (Phila PA 1976). 2014 Mar 15;39(6):482-90.
  • Qureshi S, McAnany S, Goz V, et al. “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Comparing Single-Level Cervical Disc Replacement and Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion”. J Neurosurg Spine.2013 Nov;19(5):546-54.
  • Goz V, Weinreb J, McCarthy I, et al. “Perioperative Complications and Mortality after Spinal Fusions; Analysis of Trends and Risk Factors”. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22):1970-6
  • Goz V, Qureshi S, Hecht A. “Arytenoid Dislocation As a Cause of Prolonged Hoarseness after Cervical Discectomy and Fusion”. Global Spine J. 2013 Mar;3(1):47-50.
  • Goz V, Koehler SM, Egorova NN, Moskowitz AJ, Guillerme SA, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA. “Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty: trends in use in ambulatory and inpatient settings”. Spine J. 2011 Aug;11(8):737-44.
  • Wang Q, Luan W, Goz V, Burakoff SJ, Hiotis SP. “Non-invasive in vivo imaging for liver tumour progression using an orthotopic hepatocellular carcinoma model in immunocompetent mice.” Liver Int. 2011 Sep;31(8):1200-8.
Textbook Chapters
  • Goz V, Baker J, Brodke D. Patient Reported Outcome Measures: Development, Available Tools, and Applications in Spine Surgery. In Klineberg E (Ed), Adult Lumbar Scoliosis: A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management. New York, NY. Forthcoming 2016
  • Goz V, Brodke DS, Spiker WR. Big Data in Healthcare. In EC Benzel (Ed), Spine Surgery. Philadelphia, PA. Forthcoming 2016
  • Goz V, Spiker WR. Lumbar Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis. In CM Bono (Ed), Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Spine, Second Edition. Philadelphia, PA. Forthcoming 2016
  • Gerling M, Goz V (2015). Differential Diagnosis of Spinal Disorders. In TJ Errico (Ed.), Spinal Disorders and Treatment: The NYU-HJD Comprehensive Textbook (pp. 23-29). New Delhi, India: JayPee Publishers.
  • Robles JC, Goz V (2015). Diagnostic and Therapeutic Value of Spinal Injections. In TJ Errico (Ed.), Spinal Disorders and Treatment: The NYU-HJD Comprehensive Textbook (pp. 193-200). New Delhi, India: JayPee Publishers.
Podium Presentations
  • Goz V, Martin B, Brodke DS, Spina N, Spiker WR. Potential Selection Bias in Observational Studies Comparing Cervical Disc Arthroplasty to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. NASS 2018 Annual Meeting.
  • Goz V, Lakomkin N, Kothari P, Lee N, Cheng J, Brodke D, Spiker R. The Utility of Pre-Operative Labs in Predicting Post-Operative Complications Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion. AAOS Annual Meeting 2018 Podium Presentation
  • Lakomkin N, Goz V, Kothari P, Lee N, Cheng J, Brodke D, Spiker R. The Utility of Pre-Operative Labs in Predicting Post-Operative Complications Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion. AO Global Spine Conference 2017
  • Goz V, Buser Z, D’Oro A, et al. Trends in Cost and Utilization of Biologics in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusions. NASS 2016 Podium Presentation
  • Goz V, Errico T, Weinreb J, Koehler S, Hecht A, Lafage V, Qureshi S. “Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: National Outcomes and Trends in Utilization from 2005 through 2010″. NASS 2013 Podium Presentation
  • Goz V, Weinreb J, McCarthy I, Passias P, Lafage V, Errico T. “Complications of Primary versus Revision Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”. NASS 2013 Podium Presentation
  • Goz V, Dallas K, Weinreb J, Bendo J, Lafage V, Errico T. “Venous Thromboembolic Events in Spine Surgery Patients; which patients are high risk?”. IMAST 2013 Podium Presentation
  • Goz V, Dallas K, Weinreb J, Bendo J, Lafage V, Errico T. “Venous Thromboembolic Events in Spine Surgery Patients; which patients are high risk?”. Sir Robert Jones Lecture Series 2013
  • Paul J, Lonner B, Goz V, Weinreb J, Toombs C, Errico T. “Complication Rates are Reduced for Revision Adult Spine Deformity Surgery Among High Volume Hospitals and Surgeons”. NASS 2013 Podium Presentation
Poster Presentations
  • Goz V, Lakomkin N, Jalali A, Gaffney C, Bailey T, Pelt C, Peters C, Gililland J. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Obese Patients; When do Risks Outweigh Benefits? AAOS 2018.
  • Goz V, Lakomkin N, Jalali A, Gaffney C, Bailey T, Pelt C, Peters C, Gililland J. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Obese Patients; When do Risks Outweigh Benefits? American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 2018.
  • Spiker WR, Brodke DS, Spina N, Lawrence B, Goz V, Martin B. National Trends in C2 Fractures and their Treatment: An 11 year National Inpatient Sample Study. Global Spine Congress 2018.
  • Goz V, Lakomkin N, Jalali A, Gaffney C, Bailey T, Pelt C, Peters C, Gililland J. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Obese Patients; When do Risks Outweigh Benefits? AAOS 2018.
  • Goz V, Buser Z, D’Oro A, Yoon S, Park J, Youssef J, Meisel HJ, Wang J, Brodke D. Structural Allograft versus Synthetic Cage; Analysis of Complications in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Global Spine Congress 2017.
  • Lakomkin N, Goz V, Cheng JS, Brodke DS, Spiker RW. “The Utility of Pre-Operative Labs in Predicting Post-Operative Complications Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion”. NASS 2016.
  • Goz V, Rane A, Abtahi A et al. “Geographic Variations in the Cost of Spine Surgery”. NASS 2015.
  • Goz V, Weinreb JH, Dallas K, Paul J, Lafage V, Errico TJ. “Cervical Disc Arthroplasty versus Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion; Analysis of Perioperative Outcomes and Trends in Utilization”. NASS 2013.
  • Goz V, Weinreb JH, Dallas K, Protopsaltis T. “Cervical Disc Arthroplasty versus Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion; Analysis of Perioperative Outcomes and Trends in Utilization”. CSRS-Europe 2013.
  • Goz V, Weinreb J, Lafage V, Errico T. “Perioperative Complications and Mortality after Spinal Fusions; Analysis of Trends and Risk Factors”. NASS 2013.
  • Goz V, Weinreb J, Lafage V, Errico T. “Perioperative Complications and Mortality after Spinal Fusions; Analysis of Trends and Risk Factors”. SRS 2013.
  • Goz V, Weinreb J, Lafage V, Errico T. “Perioperative Complications and Mortality after Spinal Fusions; Analysis of Trends and Risk Factors”. IMAST 2013.
  • Goz V, Dallas K, Weinreb J, Bendo J, Lafage V, Errico T. “Venous Thromboembolic Events in Spine Surgery Patients; which patients are high risk?”. NASS 2013.
  • Goz V, Koehler SM, Egorova NN, Moskowitz AJ, Guillerme SA, Hecht AC, Qureshi SA. “Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty: trends in use in ambulatory and inpatient settings”. AAOS 2010.
  • Goz V, Dallas K, Colvin A. “Low Prevalence Of Femoroacetabular Impingement Findings On MRI In Asymptomatic Women”. ISHA 2011.
  • Goz V, Wang Q, Luan W, Hiotis SP. “A Mouse Model for Hepatocellular Carcinoma which Produces Murine Alpha-Fetoprotein, Measurable in the Plasma, with Tumor Progression”. Society of Surgical Oncology 2011.
  • Lakomkin N, Goz V, Cheng JS, Brodke DS, Spiker RW. “The Utility of Pre-Operative Labs in Predicting Post-Operative Complications Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion”. Poster Presentation. North American Spine Society 2016.
  • Paul J, Lonner B, Goz V, Weinreb J, Toombs C, Errico T. “Complication Rates are Reduced for Revision Adult Spine Deformity Surgery Among High Volume Hospitals and Surgeons”. SRS 2013 Poster Presentation.
  • Paul J, Lonner B, Goz V, Weinreb J, Toombs C, Errico T. “Complication Rates are Reduced for Revision Adult Spine Deformity Surgery Among High Volume Hospitals and Surgeons”. IMAST 2013 Poster Presentation.
  • Paul J, Lonner B, Goz V, Weinreb J, Toombs C, Errico T. “Higher Volume Hospitals and Surgeons Perform Increased Rates of Complex Adult Spine Deformity Surgeries.” IMAST 2013 Poster Presentation.
  • Norton R, Klifto C, Goz V, Bendo J. “Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: an Analysis of Trends within the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) Database.” NASS 2013.

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