Saba Pasha, PhD, MS

Saba Pasha, PhD, MS, is the director of Orthopedic Engineering in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Saba Pasha, PhD, MS, is a researcher in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    She was a postdoctoral scholar at Pennsylvania State University and Hershey Hospital Stroke Center, and previously served as a research assistant at The University of Montreal/St. Justine University Hospital (2008-2012) and Concordia University (2006-2008).

  • Education and Training


    Orthopedic Surgery, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSc, Mechanical Engineering - University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    Graduate Degree

    PhD, Biomedical Engineering - Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

    MSc, Mechanical Engineering - Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director of Orthopedic Engineering

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests
    • 3D postural analysis of scoliosis
    • Mechanism of the lumbosacral curve development
    • EOS X-ray outcomes
  • Publications



    Pasha S., Ho M., Ho-Fung V., Davidson RS. Reliability Assessment of the EOS® Imaging in Clinical Evaluation of Lower Limb Deformity. University of Pennsylvania Orthopedic Journal. 2015. 25: 45-47.


    Grigoriou E., Pasha S., Dormans JP. EOS Imaging: Insight into this emerging musculoskeletal imaging system. University of Pennsylvania Orthopedic Journal. 2014. 24: 70-3.



    Pasha S., Aubin C-É., Labelle H., Mac-Thiong J-M., Parent S. 2015. The biomechanical effects of the spinal instrumentation and fusion on the spino-pelvic parameters in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Clinical Biomechanics Journal. 2015. doi: 10.1016/j. Epub ahead of print.


    Pasha S., Aubin C-É., Parent S., Labelle H., Mac-Thiong J-M. Biomechanical Loading of the Sacrum in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. 2014. Clinical Biomechanics Journal, 29 (3), 296–303.


    Pasha S., Aubin C-É., Parent S., Labelle H. Mac-Thiong J-M., Three-dimensional spinopelvic relative alignment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. 2013. Spine, 39(7): 564-570.

    Posters and Presentations


    Pasha S., Cahill P. J., Flynn J. M. 2015. 3D spino-pelvic parameters associated with postural balance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Orthopedic research society. Philadelphia.

    Pasha S., Ho-Fung V., Davidson R., 2015. Low dose upright assessment of lower limb deformity. International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society.


    Pasha S., Aubin C-É., Labelle H., Mac-Thiong J-M., Parent S. 2014. Mathematical method in estimation of the 3D position of the center of mass in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Technology (IMAST).

  • Awards and Honors

    2014, Travel award, Postdoctoral Association, University of Pennsylvania
    2012, Travel award, Virtual Physiological Human Study Group, Barcelona, Spain
    2007-2008, International Graduate Students Award, Concordia University

  • Editorial and Academic Positions
    Editorial Positions

    2014, Ad Hoc reviewer for American Society of Mechanical Engineering
    2014-present, Reviewer for orthopedic research society

  • Leaderships
    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2014-present, Scoliosis Research Society
    2014-present, Orthopedic Research Society
    2013-present, Setting scoliosis straight foundation