Alexander Ghanayem, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic Surgery
Neurological Surgery
Professor
Department Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Division Director, Spine Surgery, Medical Director, Musculoskeletal Care

Languages Spoken

English

Clinical Expertise

  • Back Problems
  • Cervical Lumbar Disc Disorder
  • Neck Problems
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Disc Disease
  • Spine
  • Spine Surgery

About Dr. Ghanayem

Interests
Golf, Cooking, Bicycling

Medical Education

Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency
University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University - Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Orthopaedic Surgery: Spine Surgery

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of

Research

  • Is Cervical Sagittal Imbalance a Risk Factor for Adjacent Segment Pathomechanics After Multilevel Fusion? Patwardhan, A. G.; Khayatzadeh, S.; Nguyen, N. L.; Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Muriuki, M. G.; Carandang, G.; Smith, Z. A.; Sears, W.; Lomasney, L. M.; Ghanayem, A. J., Spine
  • Postural Consequences of Cervical Sagittal Imbalance - A Novel Laboratory Model Patwardhan, A. G.; Havey, R. M.; Khayatzadeh, S.; Muriuki, M. G.; Voronov, L. I.; Carandang, G.; Nguyen, N. L.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Schuit, D.; Patel, A. A.; Smith, Z. A.; Sears, W., Spine
  • Biomechanical evaluation of a low-profile anchored cervical interbody spacer device at the index level or adjacent to plated fusion, Balaram, A. K.; Ghanayem, A. J.; O'Leary, P. T.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Abjornson, C.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
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  • Effect of physiological loads on cortical and traditional pedicle screw fixation Baluch, D. A.; Patel, A. A.; Lullo, B.; Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Nguyen, N. L.; Carandang, G.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • The effect of posterior decompressive procedures on segmental range of motion after cervical total disc arthroplasty Brody, M. J.; Patel, A. A.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Wojewnik, B.; Carandang, G.; Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Vastardis, G.; Potluri, T.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Biomechanical evaluation of a low profile anchored cervical interbody spacer device in the setting of progressive flexion-distraction injury of the cervical spine, Wojewnik, B.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Tsitsopoulos, P. P.; Voronov, L. I.; Potluri, T.; Havey, R. M.; Zelenakova, J.; Patel, A. A.; Carandang, G.; Patwardhan, A. G., European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Relaxation response of lumbar segments undergoing disc-space distraction: implications to the stability of anterior lumbar interbody implants Havey, R. M.; Voronov, L. I.; Tsitsopoulos, P. P.; Carandang, G.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Lorenz, M. A.; Zindrick, M. R.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Conflicting disclosure of conflicts of interest among spine societies: a cause for concern or an opportunity to evolve? Ghanayem, A. J., Spine Journal
  • Radiologic case study Sweis, O.; Lomasney, L. M.; Demos, T. C.; Lebioda, K.; Hijaz, T.; Ghanayem, A., Orthopedics
  • Cauda equina syndrome in an eleven-month-old infant following sacrococcygeal teratoma tumor resection and coccyx excision: case report. Sears, B. W.; Gramstad, G. G.; Ghanayem, A. J., Spine
  • Effect of increasing implant height on lumbar spine kinematics and foraminal size using the ProDisc-L prosthesis. Gaffey, J. L.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Voronov, M. L.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Abjornson, C.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with a locked plate and wedged graft effectively stabilizes flexion-distraction stage-3 injury in the lower cervical spine: a biomechanical study. Paxinos, O.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Zindrick, M. R.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Hadjipavlou, A.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Biomechanical evaluation of segmental occipitoatlantoaxial stabilization techniques. Nassos, J. T.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Sasso, R. C.; Tzermiadianos, M. N.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Rinella, A. S.; Carandang, G.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Failure within one year following subtotal lumbar discectomy. Wera, G. D.; Marcus, R. E.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Bohlman, H. H., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume
  • Infraumbilical anterior retroperitoneal exposure of the lumbar spine in 128 consecutive patients. Brewster, L.; Trueger, N.; Schermer, C.; Ghanayem, A.; Santaniello, J., World journal of surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis Hu, S. S.; Tribus, C. B.; Diab, M.; Ghanayem, A. J., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume
  • Effect of uncovertebral joint excision on the motion response of the cervical spine after total disc replacement. Snyder, J. T.; Tzermiadianos, M. N.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Voronov, L. I.; Rinella, A.; Dooris, A.; Carandang, G.; Renner, S. M.; Havey, R. M.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Anesthetic considerations in spine surgery Langen, K.; Jellish, W. S.; Ghanayem, A., Contemporary Spine Surgery
  • Effect of prone positioning systems on hemodynamic and cardiac function during lumbar spine surgery: an echocardiographic study. Dharmavaram, S.; Jellish, W. S.; Nockels, R. P.; Shea, J.; Mehmood, R.; Ghanayem, A.; Kleinman, B.; Jacobs, W., Spine
  • Three-dimensional analysis of pelvic volume in an unstable pelvic fracture. Stover, M. D.; Summers, H. D.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Wilber, J. H., Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care
  • Response of Charite total disc replacement under physiologic loads: prosthesis component motion patterns. O'Leary, P.; Nicolakis, M.; Lorenz, M. A.; Voronov, L. I.; Zindrick, M. R.; Ghanayem, A.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Sartori, M.; Gaitanis, I. N.; Fronczak, S.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
  • Restoring geometric and loading alignment of the thoracic spine with a vertebral compression fracture: effects of balloon (bone tamp) inflation and spinal extension. Gaitanis, I. N.; Carandang, G.; Phillips, F. M.; Magovern, B.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Zindrick, M. R.; Hadjipavlou, A. G.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
  • Flexion-extension response of the thoracolumbar spine under compressive follower preload. Stanley, S. K.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Voronov, L. I.; Havey, R. M.; Paxinos, O.; Carandang, G.; Zindrick, M. R.; Patwardhan, A. G., Spine
  • Biomechanical analysis of cervical orthoses in flexion and extension: a comparison of cervical collars and cervical thoracic orthoses. Gavin, T. M.; Carandang, G.; Havey, R.; Flanagan, P.; Ghanayem, A.; Patwardhan, A. G., Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
  • Compressive preload improves the stability of anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage constructs. Patwardhan, A. G.; Carandang, G.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Havey, R. M.; Cunningham, B.; Voronov, L. I.; Phillips, F. M., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume
  • Effect of compressive follower preload on the flexion-extension response of the human lumbar spine. Patwardhan, A. G.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Simonds, J.; Voronov, L. I.; Ghanayem, A. J.; Meade, K. P.; Gavin, T. M.; Paxinos, O., Journal of Orthopaedic Research