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Adam L. Wollowick, M.D.

Dr. Adam L. Wollowick

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Professional Interests

Dr. Wollowick graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He holds a medical degree with special distinction for research in molecular biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.  He then performed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center. He then served as a visiting scholar in cervical spine surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society and the Scoliosis Research Society. He serves as a reviewer for several journals including: The Spine Journal, Spine Deformity, and Scoliosis.

Dr. Wollowick’s research focuses on spinal deformity & minimally invasive surgery. His work has been presented nationally & internationally. He has written about spine deformity, spondylolisthesis, cervical osteotomies, & other topics. He is currently editing a textbook entitled: "Spondylolisthesis: Diagnosis, Non-Surgical Management, and Surgical Techniques"


Selected Publications

Wollowick AL, Farrelly EE, Meyers KN, et al. Anterior release generates more thoracic rotation than Ponte Osteotomy: A biomechanical study of human cadaver spines. Spine. 2013; 38(18):1540-5.

Sugarman E, Sarwahi V, Amaral T, Wollowick AL, et al: Comparative Analysis of Perioperative Differences Between Hybrid Versus Pedicle Screw Instrumentation in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 2013; 26(3):161-6.

Wollowick AL, Kelly MP, Riew KD: Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy in the Cervical Spine. Spine . 2012; 37(5): 1–7.

Wollowick AL, Glassman SD, Perra J, Schwab FJ.  Patient Evaluation and Clinical Assessment of Adult Spinal Deformity.  Instructional Course Lectures, Vol 61, 2012.

Sponseller PD, Lenke LG, Akbarnia B, Wollowick  AL.  Pediatric Spinal Deformity:  What Every Orthopaedic Surgeon Needs to Know.  Instructional Course Lectures, Vol 61, 2012.

Sarwahi V, Wollowick AL, Sugarman EP, Horn JJ, Gambassi M, Amaral TD:  Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery: An Innovative Technique in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Scoliosis, 2011 Aug 11;6(1):16. [Epub ahead of print]

Houten JK, Alexandre LC, Nasser R, Wollowick AL.  Nerve injury during the transpsoas approach for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Sep;15(3):280-4. Epub 2011 May 27

Wollowick AL, Kelly MP, Riew KD. Osteotomies for the Treatment of Cervical Kyphosis due to Ankylosing Spondylitis: Indications and Techniques. Seminars in Spine Surgery, Vol 23, No 3, September, 2011.

Bialik S, Cryns VL, Drincic A, et al:  Mitochondrial Apoptotic Pathway Is Activated by Serum and Glucose Deprivation in Cardiac Myocytes.  Circulation Research: 85;403-414, 1999.


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