Faculty Profile

Dr. Regina Hanstein, Ph.D.

Regina Hanstein, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Research: pediatric neuromuscular disorders, spine, sports medicine, trauma, cerebral palsy

Professional Interests

I am the Assistant Director of Research for the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and an experienced research scientist, data analyst and creative problem solver with a passion for science communication. I am dedicated to enhancing and facilitating research efforts of medical professionals and students to optimize research performance with high-quality outcomes. Areas of interest include pediatric neuromuscular disorders, pediatric orthopaedic trauma and cerebral palsy.

After earning my PhD from the University of Mainz, Germany, I completed my postdoctoral training in the Dept. of Neuroscience of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2015, I joined the Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery as a Research Associate and Instructor. In this role, I design, implement and conduct clinical trials and research projects. In addition, I mentor student research and serve as faculty advisor for clinical fellows.

I published numerous articles arising from my research in pediatric orthopaedics, neuroscience and translational research. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1X7N9ipAjjy5Z/bibliography/53975833/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Administrative Leadership Positions

Regulatory & Study Coordinator for the Clinical Trial ”Simple Bone Cysts in Kids”, Study Site Montefiore                                     Clinical Study Coordinator for Children’s Spine Study Group, Study Site Montefiore                                                                    Orthopaedics Department Representative, Infrastructure for Musculoskeletal Acute Care Clinical Trials (IMPACCT)



Selected Publications

Karkenny AJ, Burton DA, Maguire KJ, Hanstein R, Otsuka NY. Do Professional Society Advocacy Campaigns Have an Impact on Pediatric Orthopaedic Injuries? J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Mar;38(3):e122-e127. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001133. PubMed PMID: 29324526.

Gomez JA, Grzywna A, Hanstein R, Emans JB, Hresko MT, Hedequist D, Karlin LI, Glotzbecker MP. Staged Growing Rods With Preimplantation of Spinal Anchors for Complex Early Onset Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Feb 27. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000957. [Epub ahead of print]

Burton D, Hanstein R, Schulz JF, Gomez JA. How Are We Affecting Spinopelvic Parameters in Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Mar;37(2):156-157. doi: 10.1097/01.bpo.0000513119.90348.97.

Gomez JA, Lafage V, Scuibba DM, Bess S, Mundis GM Jr, Liabaud B, Hanstein R, Shaffrey C, Kelly M, Ames C, Smith JS, Passias PG, Errico T, Schwab F; International Spine Study Group. Adult Scoliosis Deformity Surgery: Comparison of Outcomes Between 1 vs. 2 Attending Surgeons. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 16. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002071.

Hanstein R, Hanani M, Scemes E, Spray DC. (2016): Glial pannexin1 contributes to tactile hypersensitivity in a mouse model of orofacial pain. Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 2;6:38266. doi: 10.1038/srep38266.

Leong DJ, Choudhury M, Hanstein R, Hirsh DM, Kim SJ, Majeska RJ, Schaffler MB, Hardin JA, Spray DC, Goldring MB, Cobelli NJ, Sun HB (2014). Green tea polyphenol treatment is chondroprotective, anti-inflammatory and palliative in a mouse post-traumatic osteoarthritis model. Arthritis Res Ther. 2014 Dec 17;16(6):508. doi: 10.1186/s13075-014-0508-y

Book Chapter

Wahezi, S.E., Hanstein, R., Spray, D.C. (2013): Understanding the pathways of pain. Chapter 12. In: Basic Science of Spinal Diseases. Eds Dr. Alok Sharan, Dr. Alexander Vaccaro and Dr. Simon Tang. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1 edition

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