Saba Pasha, PhD, MS

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Saba Pasha, PhD, MS, is the Director of Orthopaedic Engineering in the Division of Orthopaedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Saba Pasha, PhD, MS, is a researcher in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at 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


Orthopaedic Surgery, 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 Orthopaedic Engineering

Departments and Services

Research Interests

  • 3D postural analysis of scoliosis
  • Mechanism of the lumbosacral curve development
  • EOS X-ray outcomes




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.



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.

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 orthopaedic research society

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

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