Program Director: Nepal (2001)
Orthopaedics Overseas, Inc.
Health Volunteers Overseas
Volunteer in Nepal: 12/96, 3/99, 4/00, 3-4/01,
6/04 - 12/04, 1/06
- Education and Training
MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Conditions Treated
- Congenital Scoliosis
- Early-onset Scoliosis
- Neuromuscular Scoliosis
- Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
- Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
- Cerebral Palsy Hip Disorders
- C1 Atlas Spine Injury
- C2 Axis Spine Injury
- Lower Cervical Spine Injuries: C3-C7
- Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion
- Diastrophic Dysplasia
- Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)
- Goldenhar Syndrome
- Klippel-Feil Syndrome
- Kniest Dysplasia
- Larsen Syndrome
- Morquio Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita
- Sprains and Strains in Children
- Back Pain in Children and Adolescents
- Growth Plate Injuries
- Overuse Injuries
- Stress Fractures
- Cerebral Palsy Gait Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy Spinal Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy Foot Disorders
- Departments and Services
- Research Interests
Developing orthopedic educational programs for developing countries
Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings. Gosselin, Richard A., Spiegel, David A., and Foltz, Michelle (Eds.). Springer, 2014.
Print and eBook.
Chan G, Spiegel DS, Drummond DS. Surgical treatment of flaccid neuromuscular scoliosis. In: Bridwell KH, editor. Textbook of Operative Spine Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011.
Spiegel D, Dormans JP. The spine. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman KE, Jensen HB et al, editors. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2011.
Spiegel D, Dormans JP. The neck. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman KE, Jensen HB et al, editors. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2011. p. 1626-32.
Shrestha OP, Spiegel DA, McCarthy J. Triple arthrodesis. In: Wiesel SW, editor. Operative techniques in orthopaedic surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott,Williams and Wilkins; 2010. p.1600-07.
McCarthy J, Spiegel DA, Shrestha OP. Lengthening of the gastrocnemius fascia. In: Wiesel SW, editor. Operative techniques in orthopaedic surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott,Williams and Wilkins; 2010. p.1334-38.
Spiegel DA, Gosselin RA, Kushner AL, Bickler SW. Population based surgery in low and middle income countries? In: International Hospital Federation Hospital and Healthcare Innovation Book. 2009/2010. p.112-15.
Spiegel DA, Shrestha OP, McCarthy J. Split posterior tibial tendon transfer. In: Wiesel SW, editor. Operative techniques in orthopaedic surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott,Williams and Wilkins; 2010. p. 1626-32.
Spiegel DA, Choo S, Cherian M, Orgoi S, Kehrer B, Price RR, et al. Quantifying surgical and anaesthetic availability at primary health facilities in Mongolia. World J Surg. 2011 Feb;35:272-79. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21161220. Read the abstract
Garner MR, Bhat SB, Khujanazarov I, Flynn JM, Spiegel DA. Fixation of length stable femoral shaft fractures in heavier children: flexible nails vs. rigid locked nails. J Pediatr Ortho. 2011 Jan-Feb; 31(1):11-6. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21150726. Read the abstract
Courtney PM, Flynn JM, Jaramillo D, Horn BD, Calabro K, Spiegel DA. An evaluation of the value of repeat MRI following diagnosis of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. J Pediatr Ortho. 2010 Dec 30; 30:883-87. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21102217. Read the abstract
Spiegel DA, Shrestha OP, Rajbhandary T, Bijukachhe B, Sitoula P, Banskota B, et al. Epidemiology of surgical admissions to a children's disability hospital in Nepal. World J Surg. 2010 May;34(5):954-62. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20177682. Read abstract
Park MJ, Baldwin K, Weiss-Laxer N, Christian JB, Mello MJ, Eberson C, Spiegel DA. Composite playground safety measure to correlate the rate of supracondylar humerus fractures with safety: an ecologic study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Mar;30(2):101-5. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20179553. Read abstract
Bickler SW, Ozgediz D, Gosselin RA, Weiser T, Spiegel DA, Hsia R, et al. Key concepts for estimating the burden of surgical conditions and the unmet need for surgical care. World J Surg. 2010;34:374-80. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19862570. Read the article
Shrestha OP, Spiegel DA, Banskota AK, Hosalkar HA. Bone and joint tuberculosis. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 2010;20:23-28.
Bickler SW, Spiegel DA. Improving surgical care in low- and middle-income countries: a pivotal role for the World Health Organization. World J Surg. 2010;34:386-390. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19876687. Read the article
Kushner AL, Cherian MN, Noel L, Spiegel DA. Addressing the millennium development goals from a surgical perspective: essential surgery and anaesthesia in eight low and middle income countries. Arch Surger. 2010;145-160. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20157083. Read the article
Spiegel DA, Bhatt S, Shrestha OP. Emergency and essential musculoskeletal care for the resource challenged environment. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 2009;19:87-96.
Auerbach JD, Spiegel DA, Zgonis MH, Reddy SC, Drummond DS, Dormans JP, et al. The correction of pelvic obliquity in patients with cerebral palsy and neuromuscular scoliosis. Is there a benefit of anterior release prior to posterior spinal fusion? Spine. 2009;34:E766-E774. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19934797. Read the abstract
Gosselin RA, Spiegel DA, Coughlin RR, Zirkle L. Injuries. The neglected burden in developing countries. Bull World Health Organization. 2009;87:266-47. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19551225. Read the article
Ozgediz D, Hsia R, Weiser T, Gosselin R, Spiegel D, Bickler S, et al. Population health metrics for surgery: effective coverage of surgical services in low-income and middle-income countries. World J Surg. 2009;33:1-5. Cited in PubMed: PMID 18958518. Read the abstract
Spiegel DA, Shrestha OP, Sitoula P, Rajbhandary T, Bijukanchhe B, Banskota AK. Ponseti method for untreated idiopathic clubfeet in Nepalese patients from 1 to 6 years of age. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2009;467:1164-1170. Cited in PubMed: PMID 18987922. Read the abstract
Posters and Presentations
Garner MR, Khujanazarov I, Flynn JM, Spiegel DA. Increased complications following titanium elastic nailing of unstable diaphyseal femur fractures [poster]. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; 2010 May; Waikoloa, HI.
Bhat SB, Sehgal K, Courtney PM, Spiegel DA. Implications of serial MRI following diagnosis of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis: Stochastic simulation analysis of economic and clinical implications [poster]. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; 2010 May; Waikoloa, HI.
Spiegel DA. Neglected conditions in pediatric orthopaedics [orthopaedic grand rounds]. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children; 2011 Feb 23; Philadelphia, PA.
Spiegel DA. Orthopaedic surgery in the developing world: Pediatric conditions [presentation]. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting; 2011 Feb 17; San Diego, CA.
Spiegel DA. Case based discussion: Supracondylar humerus fractures and femur fractures [grand rounds]. B&B Hospital; 2011 Jan 16; Kathmandu, Nepal.
Spiegel DA. Developmental dysplasia of the hip [presentation]. Center for Disabled Children; 2011 Jan 19; Banepa, Nepal.
Spiegal DA. Cerebral palsy in Nepal - What can we do better and more? [presentation]. Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children; 2011 Jan 19; Banepa, Nepal.
Speigel DA. Ponseti treatment in older children [workshop on Ponseti clubfoot treatment]. Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children; 2011 Jan 5; Banepa, Nepal.
Spiegel DA. Ponseti in older kids: A developing world perspective [presentation]. 7th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium; 2010 Dec 4; Orlando, FL.
Spiegel DA. Acute atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation: Further enlightenment [presentation]. 7th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium; 2010 Dec 3; Orlando, FL.
Spiegel DA. Pediatric orthopaedics in developing countries: Problem solving in neglected conditions [orthopaedic grand rounds]. Penn State College of Medicine; 2010 Oct 14; Hershey, PA.
Spiegel DA. Monitoring the capacity to delivery emergency and essential surgical care [presentation]. Global Health Council's 37th Annual International Conference on Global Health; 2010 Jun 17; Washington, DC.
Spiegel DA. The neglected clubfoot in ambulatory children. Ponseti method? [presentation]. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati; 2010 May 25; Cincinnati, OH.
Spiegal DA. Natural history in pediatric orthopaedics. Call for health system strengthening in low and middle income countries [presentation]. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati; 2010 May 26; Cincinnati, OH.
Spiegel DA. Managing the sequelae of bone and joint sepsis in children [presentation]. Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati; 2010 May 26; Cincinnati, OH.
Spiegel DA. Integration of surgery into population based healthcare in low and middle income countries [presentation]. Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference, Yale University; 2010 Apr; New Haven, CT.
Spiegel DA. Common lower extremity interventions to improve gait function [presentation]. Seminar on the Comprehensive Management of Cerebral Palsy; 2010 Mar 20; Seoul, Korea.
Spiegel DA. Population based surgery in developing countries - Global outreach [presentation]. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University Health System; 2010 Mar 19; Seoul, Korea.
Spiegel DA. Physeal fractures around the knee [presentation]. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University Health System; 2010 Mar 19; Seoul, Korea.
Management of fractures in cerebral palsy [teleconference presentation]. Cairo International Symposium on Cerebral Palsy; 2010 Feb 11; Cairo, Egypt.
Spiegel DA. The Ponseti technique [Ponseti workshop]. Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children; 2010 Jan 6; Banepa, Nepal.
- Editorial and Academic Positions
Global Journal of Surgery
World Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Editorial and Academic Positions