Dr. Steven Theiss

John D. Sherrill Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Interest
back, neck and spine orthopaedics

Selected Publications

May LA, Calvert G, Theiss SM, “The Use of Permanently Placed Metal Expandable Cages for Vertebral Body Reconstruction in the Surgical Treatment of Spondylodiscitis” Orthopedics. In revision, June 2013

Deinlein D, Bhandarkar A, Vernon P, McGwin G, Wall K, Reece B, McKay J, Theiss SM. “Correlation of Pelvic and Spinal Parameters in Adult Deformity Patients with Neutral Sagittal Balance.” Scoliosis, In press, March 2013.

Ponce, BA, Determann JR, Theiss SM. “Social Networking Profiles and Professionalism Issues in Residency Applicants: an original study-cohort study.” J Surg Educ. 2013 Jul-Aug;70 (4):502-7.

Maddox JJ, Rodriguez-Feo JA 3rd, Maddox GE, Gullung G, McGwin G, Theiss SM.. “Nonoperative Treatment of Occipital condyle Fractures; An Outcomes Review of 32 Patients.” Spine Mar 13, 2012

Douglas JT, Rivera AA, Lyons GR, Lott PF, Wang D, Zayzafoon M, Siegal GP, Cao X and Theiss SM. “Ex Vivo Transfer of the Hoxc-8-Interacting Domain of Smad1 By a Tropism-Modified Adenoviral Vector Results in Efficient Bone Formation in a Rabbit Model of Spinal Fusion.” J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010 Feb;23(1):63-73


Medical School
Northwestern University

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief Resident

Minnesota Spine Center
Spine Fellow

Emory University
Research Fellow


Campus Address
FOT 960

(205) 930-8339