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Dr Scot Miller

Current Position:

Division Chairman, Spine Surgery
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
3975 Embassy Parkway
Akron, OH 44333
(330) 668-4040

Academic Position:

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
College of Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH

Previous Position:

The Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center
Steffee Orthopaedic Associates, Inc.
2709 Franklin Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44113
1991-1994

Military Status:

U.S. Air Force Major, Medical Corps
1987-1990
USAF Regional Hospital
March Air Force Base, California
Honorable Discharge, 1990

Education:

Physician Executive MBA Program
Masters of Business Administration
University of Tennessee
January 2013- December 2013

University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, 1981
Des Moines, Iowa

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Bachelor of Science, 1978

Ackley-Geneva High School; Ackley, Iowa 1974

Post Graduate Training:

INTERNSHIP:

Flexible-Des Moines General Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa
July 1, 1981-June 30, 1982

Residency:

Orthopaedic Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
July 1, 1982-June 30, 1987

Spine Fellowship:

The SpineCare Spine Surgery Fellowship
San Francisco, California
August 1, 1990-July 31, 1991

Adult Spinal Reconstruction
San Francisco Spine Institute
San Francisco, California

Spinal Deformity/Scoliosis
Stanford University Medical Center and
Children’s Hospital at Stanford

Board Certification:

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
July, 1989
Re-certified 1999-2009, 2009-2019

American College of Surgeons
Fellow
Class of 1997
Chicago, IL

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow, Class of 1991
Anaheim, California

Medical Lincensure:

California-November 1, 1998

Ohio-December 3, 1982

Membership In Professional Societies:

Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS)
Scoliosis Research Society
North American Spine Society
Ohio State Medical Association
Cleveland Orthopaedic Society
Ohio Orthopaedic Society
Medical Society of Greater Akron
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery

Current Editorial Position:

2008-Present:

Associate Editor: The Spine Journal

Associate Editor: Spine Arthroplasty Society Journal

Associate Editor: SpineLine/North American Spine Society

Hospital Appointment:

Summa Health System Hospitals:

Akron City Hospital
St. Thomas Medical Center
January, 1994-Present

Akron General Medical Center
January, 1994-Present

Western Reserve Spine Hospital System
January 1995-Present

Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Akron OH
January 1994-Present

Orthopaedic Spine Surgical Service
Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center
Lutheran Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
August 1991-1993

Clinical Spine Fellow
The San Francisco Spine Fellowship
San Francisco, California
August 1990-July 1991

Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon
USAF Regional Hospital
March Air Force Base, California
1987-1990

Life Flight Trauma Service Physician
Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital
Cleveland, OH
1986-1987

Preceptor Teaching Activities:

Attending Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Staff, Orthopaedic Surgical Residency:
Summa Health Systems
Akron General Medical Center
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
January 1994-Present

Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center Spine Surgical Fellowship Program
August 1991-1993

Medical Students on Orthopaedic Surgical Rotations:
USC, Stanford, and Loma Linda University
Schools of Medicine
USAF Regional Hospital
March Air Force Base, California
July 1987-June 1990

Orthopaedic Surgical Residents:
The San Francisco Combined Orthopaedic Surgical Residency
Stanford University Orthopaedic Surgical Residency

Teaching Activities:

20th Annual “Contemporary Update on Spinal Disorders” Whistler BC, Canada January 19-23, 2009 Faculty

20th Annual “Contemporary Update on Spinal Disorders” Whistler BC, Canada January 19-23, 2008 Faculty

Medtronic X-Stop IPD System Training Course, Medical Education Research Institute of Nevada, Henderson, NV August 1, 2008

Prestige Cervical Artificial Disc Core Training Program Sofamor Danek Training Orland, Florida September 6-7, 2007

Leaders in Spine Surgery Series 1st Annual Meeting, Medtronic Sofamor-Danek , Las Vegas, NV October 4-6 2007

18th Annual “Contemporary Update on Spinal Disorders” Whistler BC, Canada January 14-22, 2006 Faculty

NUVASIVE Spinal Training: Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery San Diego, CA August 31-September 3, 2006

17th Annual “Contemporary Update on Spinal Disorders” Whistler, BC, Canada January 15-21, 2005 Faculty

Charitie Artificial Disc Training the Center for Spine Arthroplasty at the Endo-Ethicon Surgery Institute Cincinnati, OH February 14-15, 2005

16th Annual “Contemporary Update on Spinal Disorders” Whistler, BC, Canada January 2004 Faculty

Dynesis Dynamic Stabilization Workshop Pittsburgh, PA, University Pittsburgh Medical Center December 16-18, 2004

BMP/LT Cage Lumbar Fusions Sofamor Danek January 2, 2003

15th Annual “Contemporary Update on Spinal Disorders” Whistler, BC, Canada January 18-24 2003 Faculty

14th “Annual Contemporary Update on Spinal Disorders” Whistler, BC, Canada January 14-18, 2002

Oratec, Technique of Percutaneous Electrothermal Treatment for Discogenic Pain, The Crystal Clinic, January 2000

Kyphon Advances in Treating Vertebral Body Compression Fractures The Crystal Clinic April, 2000

Smith and Nephew Spine, Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery Course. “Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy of the Lumbar Spine” Akron, OH May 14, 1994

Coherent Medical, “Lasers in Orthopaedics; Uses of Holmium Laser” Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center, June 6, 1992

Medical and Surgical Peer Review Committee Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, 1992-1993

Spine and Orthopaedic Surgical Consultant Cleveland Indians, 1991-1993

Clinical Instructor, Phase II
Musculoskeletal System
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Fall Semester, 1983

Anatomy Instructor, University of Osteopathic Medicine Health Sciences
1976-1978

Awards:

Ohio Technology Action Fund Research Grant Award Recipient (Theken Surgical) “Development of a New Artificial Disc Replacement” November 2008

Summer Research Fellowship Award
American Gastroenterological Association
(Undergraduate 1977)

Rosengren Full Academic Scholarship
University of Iowa, 1974-1978

United States Air Force Health
Professions Scholarship Program, 1978-1981

Co-Chairman, Student Health Committee
University of Iowa
1976-1978

Presentation To Local Medical And Scintific Societies:

“Biologics for Spinal Fusion” Stryker Spine National Spine Symposium New York, NY April 16, 2011

“Current Technology and Outcomes-Artificial Disc Replacement:” Disc Replacement Symposium”

“Artificial Disc Replacement—Surgical Indications and Current Approaches:” Theken Surgical, Akron, Ohio June 2, 2003

“Advances in Laparoscopic Spinal Fusion with Cages:” St Thomas Medical Center, National Association O.R. Nurses Chapter, June 2000

Spinal Fusions, Crystal Clinic Musculoskeletal Center, September, 1999

“Advance in Spinal Fusions-Endoscopic Procedures.” Nursing Grand Rounds: Akron City Hospital, October 1999

Cervical Spine Injuries: Course for: “Cervical Spine and Upper Extremity Related Problems,” Rehabilitation and Health Center and Crystal Clinic Musculoskeletal Center, August 1996

Low Back Injuries and “Pain” as a Problem: Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment National Association of Operating Nurses Meeting, Akron General Medical Center April, 1994

Adult Spinal Reconstruction: The Role of Artificial Disc Replacements, “Health Perspectives” Crystal Clinic Musculoskeletal Center, April 1994

“Unraveling the Cause of Back Pain: Making a Diagnosis” “Spine Care and Occupational Medicine: Managing Injuries and Disabilities” Crystal Clinic Musculoskeletal Center December, 1994

An Overview of Clinical Orthopaedics Spine Service: Grand Rounds, Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center, January, 1992

Combined 360 ̊ Spinal Fusion “The Sports and Industrial Athlete” Part I: Upper-Body Injuries, Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center, June 1992

Cervical Spine Injuries “The Sports and Industrial Athlete” Part II: Lower-Body Injuries, Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center, June 1992

Orthopaedic Emergencies/Spine Injuries Medical Grand Rounds, March Air Force Base April, 1988

Common Orthopaedic Clinical Problems: Referral or Treatment by Primary Care Regional Military Nursing Review Course, March Air Force Base, July, 1988

Common Surgical Procedures of the Cervical Spine: Course for Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Centers for Osteopathic Regional Education, September, 1988

Cervical Spine Pain Syndromes: “Advance in Spinal Fusions-Mini, Micro, and Endoscopic Approaches.” September, 1988

Initial Care of Fractured Extremities Outside of the Hospital Setting: Medical Grand Rounds, March Air Force Base September, 1987

Orthopaedic Trauma EMT Preparatory Course, March Air Force Base December, 1987

Presentation To National Medical And Scientific Societies:

Current Concepts and Techniques: Southern Conference Education Workshop. Stryker Spine Facility. “Postoperative Lumbar Complications.” LSU, New Orleans, LA August 13-14, 2011

“Biologics in Spinal Fusions” Stryker Spine National Meeting, New York, NY October 18, 2010

Contemporary Techniques in Spinal Surgery Forum. EBI and Interpore Cross Faculty and Presentation:

“Lumbar Arthrodesis with an New Lumbar Expansion Screw” New York, NY Yearly Presentations 2008, 2009, 2010

20th Annual Contemporary Update on Disorders of the Spine. The Westin Resort, Whistler, BC, Canada January 19-23, 2008 (Faculty)

Biomet Spine Symposium Faculty “Current Concepts and Techniques for Spine Surgery” New York, NY December 8-10, 2006

“Contemporary Spinal Surgery Techniques” EBI, Faculty and Presentation: “Lumbar Fusions with New Techniques” San Diego, California April 5-8, 2005

Contemporary Techniques in Spinal Surgery Forum. EBI and Interpore Cross Faculty and Presentation: “Lumbar Arthrodesis with a New Lumbar Expansion Screw” New York City, Westin Times Square, December 8-10, 2005

“Preliminary Prospective Patient Outcomes with a New Semi-Constrained Anterior Cervical Plate System” EBI “Challenges to Spine Surgery” Las Vegas, NV, April 22-23, 2004 Faculty

“Lumbar Fixation with an Expandable Fixation Screw” “A New Lumbar Fixation System” Miller, SD, Goel, V, Navarro, R, Price, J, Ananthan, R, Matyas, A., Yuan, H:
Spine Arthroplasty Society 4th Annual Meeting Vienna, “Restoration of Physiologic Disc Biomechanics with a Natural Motion Telemeterized Disc” Vienna, Austria May 4, 2004

EBI and Interpore Cross “Techniques in Spine Surgery” Symposium “Lumbar Expansion Screws in Lumbar Fusions” New York City, NY December 2-4, 2004

“Lumbar Fusions-Revisions and Osteoporosis Cases Solved with Expansion Screw Technology” EBI Challenges to Spine Surgery San Juan, Puerto Rico January 9-11, 2003

“Lumbar Fusions with Omega-21 Pedicle Screw Fixation and Expansion Screw Technology” Challenges to Spine Surgery Las Vegas, NV April 4-6, 2003

EBI Surgical Instruction Forum Lectures: EBI, LP Parsippany, NJ June 13, 2003:

Spinal Anatomy and Common Conditions: Part I
Spinal Anatomy and Common Conditions: Part II
Spinal Instrumentation-Occiput to Sacrum

“Spinal Fusions with Bone Graft Substitutes” EBI National Sales Meeting Boca Raton, Florida July 11, 2003

“Biomechanical Study of Pedicle Screw Fixation in the Severely Osteoporotic Spine” World Spine II Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL August 13, 2003

Moderator, Spine Instability and Fixation Session World Spine II Interdisciplinary Congress on Spine Care Chicago, IL August 13, 2003

EBI “Challenges to Spine Surgery Symposium” “Lumbar Expansion Screws in Lumbar Surgery” New Orleans, LA September 2003

Finkenberg, J., Miller, S.D., Orisek, P., Le, A.: “Preliminary Prospective Patient Outcomes with a New Use of an New Semi-Constrained Anterior Cervical Fixation System” Western Orthopaedic Association 67th Annual Meeting Poster Presentation San Antonio, TX Oct 18-22, 2003

EBI “Challenges to Spine Surgery” “Lumbar Fixation with an Expandable Screw” New York City, NY December 2003

Western Orthopaedic Association Poster Presentation 67th Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX October 18-22, 2003

“Anterior Cervical Plating” Options and a New Cervical Plating System Surgical Dynamics National Meeting, Las Vegas, NV March 15-18, 2002

“Lumbar Spinal Fusions with an Expandable Screw” EBI “Challenges to Spine Surgery” Las Vegas, NV April 24-27, 2002

“Lumbar Expansion Screws—Fixation in Difficult Lumbar Fusions” EBI “Challenges to Spine Surgery La Jolla, CA September 13-15, 2002

“Anterior Cervical Spine Fusions” Indications and Instrumentation, EBI Spine Surgery Forum, Parsippany, N.J. March 16, 2001

“Patient Selection Criteria” “Discography: Indications, Results, and Techniques” “Tumors and Vertebral Body Replacements” Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center 5th Annual International Spine Symposium Cleveland, Ohio February 25-27, 1993

“Preoperative Planning: VSP Instrumentation” “Combined Anterior/Posterior Stabilization of the Spine” “Decompression and Mobilization of Soft Tissue in Lumbar Surgery” “Failed Fusions/Failed Instrumentation” Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center 4th Annual International Spine Workshop Cleveland, OH February 27-29, 1992

Steffee, A.D.: Miller, S.D.; Brantigan, J.W., Enker, P.:
Simultaneous Satellite Conference:
(Live Surgical Demonstration)
“One Level Interbody Fusion Utilizing Carbon Fiber Reconstruction and VSP Instrumentation”
“Chirurgie Rachis 92”
March 23-25, 1992
Paris, France

Miller, S.D.:

International College of Surgeons
United States Section
“Recent Advances in Spine Surgery”
Chicago, Illinois
April 10-11, 1992

Miller, S.D.:

“Steffee Screw and Plate Fixation: Indications and Techniques”
Posterior Spinal Instrumentations:
Bioskills Workshop Chairman
June 15, 1992

Lehmer, S.M.: Keppler, L.; Biscup, R.S.; Enker, P.; Miller, S.D.; Steffee, A.D.:
“Posterior Transvertebral Osteotomy in Adult Thoracolumbar Kyphosis”
North American Spine Society
7th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
July 9-11, 1992

Lehmer, S.M.; Steffee, A.D.; Biscup, R.S.; Miller, S.D.; Gaines, R.W.:
Treatment of L5-S1 Spondyloptosis by Staged Resection and Fusion (Gaines Procedure)
North American Spine Society
7th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
July 9-11, 1992

Cochran, J.M.; Sitkowski, D.J.; Keppler, L.; Biscup, R. Brantigan, J.W.; Enker, P.; Miller, S.D.:
“Fibrin Adhesive as an Adjustment to Dural Repair-A Clinical Analysis of Efficacy”
North American Spine Society
7th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
July 9-11, 1992

Enker, P.; Keppler, L.; Biscup, R.S.; Miller, S.D.; Steffee, A.D.:
“Artificial Disc Replacement: Preliminary Report with a Two-Year Minimum Follow-up.
North American Spine Society
7th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
July 9-11, 1992

“Recent Developments in Spine Surgery:” Panel Moderator and Lutheran Medical Center Acromed Cleveland Ohio October 1-3, 1992

Hsu, K.; Zucherman, J.F; Miller, S.D.; Shea, W.P.:

“Calcified Lumbar Disc Herniations”

North American Spine Society
6th Annual Meeting
Keystone, Colorado
August, 1991

Miller, D.D.:

“Internal Disc Disruption-Utilization of Femoral Allograft Segments, L5-S1”
American College, Osteopathic Specialists
64th Annual Clinical Assembly
Orlando, Florida
September 29-October 1, 1991

Publications:

Cement Displacement after Kyphoplasty: A Radiographic Case Study
SpineLine North American Spine Society Article Review March 8, 2010

Vertebral Body Augmentation: Time for Reassessment?

SpineLine North American Spine Society Journal Article and Roundtable Discussion May/June 2010

Miller, S.D.:

Article Review of Thoracoscopic Idiopathic Scoliosis Correction vs. Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation:

Miller, S.D.:

Information Resource Review

The Spine Journal “Spine Technology Handbook” Edited by Kurtz and Edidin.
The Spine Journal May Vol 8:3, pp. 555, 2008

Navarro, R., Theken, R., Ananthan, R., Miller, S., Yuan, h.: Theken eDisc: A Second-Generation Lumbar Artificial Disc

Chapter 45, Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine May, 2008

Miller, S.D., Finkenberg, J., Orisek, P., Le, A.: “Multicenter Prospective Two Year 183 Patient Study Demonstrating Improved Multilevel Cervical Fusions Using Semirigid, Semiconstrained Anterior Cervical Plates

The Spine Journal Vol. 8:5, Suppl 44S-45S, Sept/Oct 2008

Miller, S.D.:

“The Omega 21 Spinal Fixation System for Lumbar Fusion” “Spinal Instrumentation—Surgical Techniques”

Thieme Medical Publishers Chapter 21, pp. 213-219, 2005

Miller, S.D.:

“The Omega 21 Spinal Fixation System Utilized in the Treatment of Thoracolumbar Fusions” “Spinal Instrumentation—Surgical Techniques”

Thieme Medical Publishers Chapter 122, pp. 1250-1262, 2005

Cook, S.D. ; Salkeld, S.L.; Stanley, T.; Faciane, A.; Miller, S.D.:

“Biomechanical Study of Pedicle Screw Fixation in Severely Osteoporotic Bone”

The Spine Journal 4: 402-408, 2004

Lehmer, S.M.; Miller, S.D.; Keppler, L.; Biscup, R.; Enker, P.; Steffee, A.D.

“Posterior Transvertebral Osteotomy for Adult Thoracolumbar Kyphosis”
Spine, Vol. 19 (18), pp. 2060-2067, 1994

Enker, P.;Miller, S.D.; Steffee, A.D.; Keppler, l.; Biscup, R.; McMillin, C.:

“Artificial Disc Replacement: Preliminary Report With a Three-Year Minimum Follow-up”
Spine, 18 (8): pp. 1061-1070, 1993

Enker, P.; Miller, S.D.; Steffee, A.D.; Keppler, l.; Biscup, R.; McMillin, C.:

“Artificial Disc Replacement: Preliminary Report with a Three-Year Minimum Follow-up”
Orthopaedics Today 13 (2): pp. 20-21, 1993

Enker, P.; Steffee, A.D.; Miller, S.D.; Biscup, R.S.:

Treatment of Multilevel Anterior and Retrolisthesis of the Lumbosacral Spine”

Lumbar Fusion and Stabilization: Ch. 2.12, pp. 127-134.
Springer-Verlag, New York; 1993

Miller, S.D.:

“Postoperative Toxic Shock Syndrome Following Lumbar Laminectomy and Discectomy in a Male Patient-A Case Report”
Spine, 1994 May 15; 19 (10), pp. 1182-1185.

Publications Inpress:

Miller, S.D., McAfee, P., Cunningham, B.: “Nickel Allergic Sensitivity Following Charitie Artificial Disc Replacement-A Case Report” (Submission to JBJS)

Miller, S.D.; Steffee, A.D.: “Multi-level Artificial Disc Replacement in the Cervical Spine-A Preliminary Report with a 12-Year Follow-Up”

Miller, S.D.: “The Effectiveness of Submitting Routine Specimens to Pathology Following Lumbar Decompression for Diagnosing Undetected Metastatic Disease”

Miller, S.D.: “Discovery of Epidural Hematoma With Cervical Spinal Cord Compression Following Sedation for Closed Reduction of Ankle Fracture-Dislocation.”

CURRENT ONGOING RESEARCH:

“Artificial Disc Replacement-A New Intradiscal Prosthesis” Theken Surgical-State of Ohio Technology Action Fund Award Recipient, Theken Surgical LLC, Akron, OH, February 2008

“Restoration of Physiologic Biomechanics with a Telemeterized Natural Motion Elastomer Disc” On-going Research and Development. Theken Disc and Integra Life Sciences

“Routine Submission of “Normal” Surgical Specimens during Cervical and Lumbar Procedures” The Frequency and Effectiveness for Diagnosing Cancer in Degenerative Conditions” Summa Heath Systems Hospitals, Akron General Medical Center, and the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

CT Derived Measurements of Pedicle Screw Dimensions for Spinal Surgery: Verification of Accuracy with a New Computerized Methodology.

Gastric Bypass Surgery and the Effects on Spinal Surgical Procedures—A Long Term Study

Spinal Fusion and Reconstruction: Spinal Surgery in 2012 Surgical Outcomes and Effectiveness without Intraoperative Instrumentation Vendor Participation.

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