Ejovi Ughwanogho, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, spine trauma as well as cervical, thoracic and lumbar degenerative conditions including use of cervical/lumbar disc replacement and minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Ughwanogho received dual fellowship training in adult orthopedic spine and spine deformity at Texas Back Institute. During this period he gained experience in complex deformity and revision spine surgery. He completed his orthopedic residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ughwanogho matriculated a seven-year accelerated BS/MD program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. He obtained his medical degree at the New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine. He has authored several articles and book chapters as listed below.
Dr. Ughwanogho is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a member of North American Spine Society (NASS) and AOSpine.
Procedures & Areas of Interest
- Bone Spurs/Osteophytes
- Compression Fractures
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Herniated or Bulging Discs
- Laminectomy & Laminotomy Spinal Fusion
- Mobi-C® Two Level Disc Replacement
- Sacroilliac Joint Pain
- Spinal Hardware Removal
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis
FellowshipTexas Back Institute
ResidencyHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
DoctoralNew York Downstate College of Medicine
UndergraduateSophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
Board CertificationBoard Certified
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Research and Experience
Ughwanogho, E, Flynn JM, Patel, N, Baldwin, K, Rendon, N. CT-Guided Navigation results in more accurate placement of thoracic pedicle screws. Accepted to Spine. (2011 SRS podium presentation)
Ughwanogho E., Flynn J: Current Navigation Modalities in Spine Surgery. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 2010
Flynn J, Ughwanogho E, Cameron D. The Growing Spine and Sports. Growing Spine: The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children” B Akbarnia,M Yazici, G Thompson (eds.). Springer. 2010
Dormans JP, Ughwanogho E, Ahn J. Pediatric Spine Trauma. The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children” B Akbarnia,M Yazici, G Thompson (eds.). Springer. 2010
Ughwanogho E, Hebela N: Vertebral Fractures. Fractures in the Elderly. A Guide to Practical Management. Ed. Pignolo, Keenan, Hebela. 2010
Goldberg S, Ughwanogho E, Rosenwasser MP. Injuries of the Triangular Fibrocartiliginous Complex. Orthopedic Hyperguide Website. Review Article: 2006
Ughwanogho E, Anastatov, A, Block, AR. Psychological profiles of workers compensation vs non-workers compensation patients undergoing spine surgery: Manuscript in preparation.Ughwanogho, E,Verma-Kurvari, S Blumenthal, S. Effects of payor status on patients undergoing lumbar total disc arthroplasties. In progress
Ughwanogho, E, Arakal, R. Traumatic posterior atlantoaxial dislocation without odontoid fracture. A case report. Manuscript in preparation.
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