Dr. Avery L Buchholz

Dr. Avery L Buchholz

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Virginia Health System

Research Interests: Scoliosis, Clinical outcomes in spine surgery, Work flow and Efficiency

Clinical Practice

Neck Fracture, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Cervical Myelopathy, Chronic Neck Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Disc, Sciatica, Spina Bifida, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Tumors, Spondylolysis, Laminectomy, Scoliosis-child, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Idiopathic Scoliosis-adolescent, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Stenosis, Degenerative Scoliosis, Degenerative Spondyloisthesis, Isthmic Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP), Cervical Artificial Discs, Computer Enhanced Navigation: Image Guided Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Implants, ALIF, DLIF, PLIF, TLIF, Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Vertebroplasty, Spine

Biography

Dr. Avery L. Buchholz specializes in adult degenerative scoliosis, complex spine revisions, and minimally invasive spinal procedures.

Dr. Buchholz grew up in rural Wisconsin prior to attending The Citadel in Charleston SC. After graduating summa cum laude, he returned to the University of Wisconsin for medical school where he earned both a Doctor of Medicine and a Masters in Public Health. He then completed a neurological surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned the Intern of the Year Award his first year of training and was one of the most outstanding residents in neurosurgery throughout.

Dr. Buchholz had a strong interest in spinal disorders throughout his residency, focusing his research and clinical training on minimally invasive spine surgery and advancing those techniques. He had numerous publications and presentations on this topic throughout residency, winning awards for both. After his training at MUSC, he completed a complex spine surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia working with world renowned surgeons Dr. Christopher Shaffrey and Dr. Justin Smith. While at UVA he also completed an AO spine fellowship, winning the national award for best clinical research.

After practicing at MUSC, Dr. Buchholz is once again proud to return to UVA and call Charlottesville home. He is eager to continue providing the great care UVA Neurosurgery is known for and advancing the spine program. He treats all disorders of the spine with particular expertise in spinal deformity, adult and pediatric scoliosis, complex spine surgery, tumors of the spine, and minimally invasive surgeries.

Education

2003 B.S., Biology, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina

2010 M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

2010 M.P.H., Injury Prevention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Professional Experience

2003-2005  Research Specialist, Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology Medical University of South Carolina. (Advisor: Donald Menick PhD). Project: gene regulation and failure in cardiac hypertrophy

2005-2008  Medical Student Research, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. (Advisor: Lee Kaplan MD). Project: treatment and prevention of PARC lesions

2012-2016  Sports Medicine Concussion Team, Medical University of South Carolina. Organized and presented community education regarding concussion protocols and return to play. Clinical assessment of post concussion patients.

2014-2015  Graduate Medical Education Committee, Medical University of South Carolina.

2017-present AOSNA Strategic Initiative Task Force on Knowledge Translation

2018-present NASS Resident and Fellow Education Committee member

2019-present AO Spine North America Faculty

2020-present AO Spine North America Community Development Committee

2020-present AANS CME Subcommittee

Internship, Residency and Clinical Fellowship

2010-2011 Intern, Medical University of South Carolina Department of General Surgery, Charleston, SC

2011-2017 Resident, Medical University of South Carolina Department of Neurological Surgery, Charleston, SC

2015-2016 Chief Resident, Medical University of South Carolina Department of Neurological Surgery, Charleston, SC. (Advisor: Sunil J Patel MD)

2016-2017 Complex Spine Fellow, University of Virginia Department of Neurological Surgery, Charlottesville, VA. (Advisors: Christopher I Shaffrey MD, Justin S Smith MD)

2016-2017 AO Spine North America Fellow, University of Virginia Department of Neurological Surgery, Charlottesville, VA. (Advisors: Christopher I Shaffrey MD, Justin S Smith MD)

Licensure and Certification

2010 South Carolina medical license, LL32799

2016 Virginia medical license, Limited license

2017 South Carolina medical license, MD32799

2017 Virginia medical license, 0101263406

2020 ABNS Board Certification Neurologic Surgery

Military Service

2005-2010 Second Lieutenant, Wisconsin Army National Guard 13th MEDD. Medical Service Corp

2010-2017 Captain, South Carolina Army National Guard Medical Command, Medical Service Corp

Academic Appointments

2017-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

2018-Present Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

2018-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Hospital Appointments

2017-2018 Medical University of South Carolina. Charleston, SC

2017-2018 Ralph H Johnson VA Hospital. Charleston, SC

2017-2018 McLeod Regional Medical Center. Florence, SC

2017-2018 Carolinas Hospital. Florence, SC

2018-2018 Bon Secour Roper St Francis, Greenville, SC

2018-Present University of Virginia Health System

Principal Clinical and Hospital Service Responsibilities

None

Major Committee Assignments

2017-present AOSNA Strategic Initiative Task Force on Knowledge Translation

2018-present NASS Resident and Fellow Education Committee

2018-present UVA Clinical Radiation Safety Committee (CRSC)

2019-present AO Spine North America Faculty

2020-present UVA Neurosurgery Trauma Liason

2020-present AO Spine North America Community Development Committee

Professional Societies

2005-present American Medical Association

2011-2017 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Resident Member

2011-2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Resident Member

2016-present AO Spine North America

2017-present Congress of Neurological Surgeons

2017-present American Association of Neurological Surgeons

2017-present North American Spine Society

2017-present Society of Lateral Access Surgery

2017-present Scoliosis Research Society (Candidate Member)

2017-present AANS/CNS Joint Section Spine and Peripheral Nerve

Editorial Boards and Reviewer

Ad-Hoc- Global Spine Journal

Ad-Hoc- The Spine Journal

Ad-Hoc- World Neurosurgery

Select Awards and Honors

2001 Vance E Hightower Scholarship (service)

2002 Citadel Foundation Scholarship (academics)

2002 Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

2002 Tri Beta Biological Honor Society

2003 Dr. Francis Eugene Zemp Biology Award

2003 Metcalf Biology Scholarship (academics)

2006 Shapiro Summer Research Grant Recipient

2010 Max S Rittenbury MD Intern of the Year Award: MUSC

2013 Best Presentation 2013 North Carolina Spine Society Meeting

2014 Resident Research Day Most Promising New Research. Neurosurgery

2015 Cleveland Spine Review Poker Run 1st Place

2016 MUSC Resident Neurosurgery Teaching Award

2017 AO Spine Best Clinical Research Award. AOSNA Banff Fellows Forum.

2017 Global Spine Journal Top Reviewer 2017

2018 4th Annual International Spine Deformity Symposium Best Paper Award

Board Membership

2019 Medtronic Mazor X education board

2019 Medtronic Titan Nanolock advisory board

2019 Medtronic Single Position Surgery education board

2020 Mazor robotic study group

Funded Grants

None

Research Project/Research Support

2018-present SCI Registry, North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN) for Spinal Cord Injury. Sponsor: Christopher Reeve Foundation/North American Clinical Trials Network/Department of Defense
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present A Multi-Center, Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Double-Blinded, Trial of Efficacy and Safety of Riluzole in Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Sponsor: AO Spine North America
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present A Multi-Center, Prospective, Comparative Study of Anterior vs. Posterior Surgical Treatment for Lumbar Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
Sponsor: AO Spine North America
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018- present Prospective Evaluation of Elderly Deformity Surgery. A Prospective Observational, Multicenter Study
Sponsor: AO Spine International
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN) for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
Sponsor: Christopher Reeve Foundation; Department of Defense
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present A Multi-Center Prospective Study of Quality of Life in Adult Scoliosis
Sponsor: International Spine Study Group Foundation (ISSGF)
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present Prospective Radiographic and Clinical Evaluation of Surgical Treatment for Cervical Deformity: A Multi-Center Study
Sponsor: International Spine Study Group Foundation (ISSGF)
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present Prospective, Multi-Center Adult Spinal Deformity Outcomes Database Registry
Sponsor: International Spine Study Group Foundation (ISSGF)
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present A Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Center, Open-Label Pilot Study of Infuse® Bone Graft with Mastergraft® Strip and Posterior Fixation for Posterolateral Fusion (PLF) Treatment of Multi-Level Degenerative Lumbosacral Spinal Conditions
Sponsor: Medtronic – Sofamor Danek
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present Anterior versus Posterior Surgery for Isthmic Spondylolisthesis (I-Spondy)
Sponsor: AO Spine North America
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present Neurosurgical Spine Patient Outcomes – a Retrospective Review
Sponsor: UVA Neurosurgery
Role: Sub-Investigator

2018-present Outcomes in long segment anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with minimum 2 year follow up.
Sponsor: UVA Neurosurgery
Role: PI

2018-present A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating the Effect of Implant Material and/or Surface Structure on Progression of Fusion in XLIF Surgery
Sponsor: NuVasive
Role: Sub-Investigator

2019-present Effectiveness of Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity: Impact of Approach and Category on Pain, Disabilty, and Quality of Life.
Sponsor: NeuroPoint Alliance Inc.
Role: PI

2019-present SILVIA: SIJ Stabilization in Long Fusion to the Pelvis: Randomized Controlled Trial
Sponsor: SI-Bone
Role: PI

Major Research Interests

  • Adult deformity surgery and outcomes.
  • Spine surgery outcomes.
  • Work flow and efficiency
  • OR design and management

Teaching Experience

2001-2003 Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biology, The Citadel

2014-2016 Teaching Assistant, Department of Neurological Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Lectures and Presentations

2005 Buchholz AL, Valppu L, Xu L. Unbalanced Expression of Antagonistic Splicing Factors in Cardiac Hypertrophy. 2nd Annual Symposium of AHA Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, Keystone, CO

2006 Buchholz AL (Co-Moderator). From Battlefront to Home Front: Caring for the Combat Wounded. National Military Medical Conference. Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, WI.

2006 Buchholz AL, Niesen MC, Wisneiwski MG, Kaplan MG. Age and Gender Differences in the Metabolic Activity of Osteoarthritic Knee Articular Cartilage. 5th Annual Medical Student Research Fall Forum, Madison, WI

2007 Buchholz AL, Niesen MC, Gausden E, Hetzel S, Squire MW, Kaplan LD. Metabolic Activity of Osteoarthiric Knees Correlates with Body Mass Index. OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis. Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dec 6-7, 2007.

2008 Buchholz AL, Niesen MC, Gausden E, Hetzel S, Squire MW, Kaplan LD. Metabolic Activity of Osteoarthritic Knees Correlates with Body Mass Index. 54th Orthopedic Research Society Conference. San Francisco, CA March 2-5, 2008.

2008 Buchholz AL, Niesen MC, Gausden E, Hetzel S, Squire MW, Kaplan LD. Metabolic Activity of Osteoarthritic Knees Correlates with Body Mass Index. 13th ESSKA 2000 Congress. Porto, Portugal May 21-24, 2008.

2008 Buchholz AL, McGuine T. The Epidemiology of Female High School Volleyball Injuries. Public Health Symposium Madison, WI May 9, 2008.

2009 Buchholz AL Niesen MC, Gausden E, Hetzel S, Squire MW, Kaplan LD. Metabolic Activity in Osteoarthritic Knee Explants Correlates with Body Mass Index. ICRS. Miami, FL May 23-26 2009.

2009 Chapman E, Linzer M, Baranski B, Buchholz A, Manwell L, Crnich C. The More You Look the More You Morula… Society of General Internal Medicine. Miami, FL May 13-16,2009.

2012 Buchholz AL, Krishna V, Frankel BM. Posterior Less Invasive Decompression and Stabilization for the Treatment of Malignant Neoplasms of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine. Medical University of South Carolina Neurosciences Research Day. March 23, 2012.

2012 Krishna V, Blaker B, Buchholz AL, Morgan SL, Frankel B. Posterior Minimally Invasive Decompression and Stabilization for the Management of Benign, Intradural, Extramedullary Neoplasms of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. 2012 Annual Meeting.

2012 Buchholz AL, Krishna V, Blaker B, Morgan SL, Frankel B. Posterior Less Invasive Decompression and Stabilization for the Treatment of Malignant Neoplasms of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine: Perioperative Results and Risk of Hardware Failure. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. 2012 Annual Meeting.

2013 Buchholz AL, Morgan S, Frankel BM. Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Screw Fixation of Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of the Axis. SMISS. Las Vegas, NV Oct 2013.

2013 Buchholz AL, Krishna V, Frankel BM. Posterior Less Invasive Decompression and Stabilization for the Treatment of Malignant Neoplasms of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine. South Carolina Spine Society. Charleston, SC September 28 2013.

2013 Buchholz AL, Morgan S, Frankel BM. Minimally Invasive Percutansous Screw Fixation of Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of the Axis. North Carolina Spine Society. Kiawah Island, SC August 24 2013.

2013 Buchholz AL, Krishna V, Frankel BM. Posterior Less Invasive Decompression and Stabilization for the Treatment of Malignant Neoplasms of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine. North Carolina Spine Society. Kiawah Island, SC August 25 2013.

2015 Adult Spine Deformity: Importance of Pelvic Parameters. Avery L Buchholz MD MPH. Medical University of South Carolina Neurosurgery Grand Rounds October 23, 2016.

2016 Buchholz AL, Morgan S, Frankel BM. Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Screw Fixation of Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of the Axis. MUSC Resident Research Day. Charleston, SC 2016.

2016 Current Concepts in adult spine deformity correction: Importance of alignment in decision making. Avery L Buchholz MD MPH. Medical College of Georgia Neurosurgery Grand Rounds November 3 2017.

2017 Buchholz AL, Buell TJ, Quinn, JC, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Long Segment Fusion and the Use of a Tether for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Reduction. 15th Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Forum. Banff Springs, Alberta Canada March 2017.

2017 Quinn JC, Buchholz AL, Buell TJ, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Alignment Risk Factors for PJK and the Effect of Posterior Polyester Tethers in Multilevel Posterior Instrumentation for Adult Spinal Deformity. 15th Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Forum. Banff Springs, Alberta Canada. March 2017.

2017 Eriksson EA, Buchholz AL, Matar M, Kalhorn S. Thoracic Spine Exposure: A New Indication for Rib Surgical Fixatio. Platform Presentation at Chest Wall Summit. Park City, Utah. March 2017.

2017 Shaffrey CI, Buchholz AL. Three Column Osteotomy for Sagittal Correction. IMAST. Cape Town, South Africa. July 12-15, 2017.

2017 Buell D, Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Nguyen J, Mazur MD, Bess S, Line BG, Ames CP, Schwab F, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. A Pilot Study on Posterior Polyethylene Tether to Prevent Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Multilevel Spinal Instrumentation For Adult Spinal Deformity. CNS Annual Meeting 2017

2017 Buchholz AL. Importance of Lumbar Lordosis in Reduction of Adjacent Segment Disease. SCANS. Kiawah, SC. Dec 1-3, 2017.

2018 Garces J, Buell TJ, Mullin JP, Mazur MD, Nguyen JH, Taylor DG, Buchholz AL, Yen Chun-Po, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. The Effect of Junctional Tethers on Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Multilevel Posterior Spinal Instrumentation for Adult Spinal Deformity. 16th Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Forum. Banff Springs, Alberta Canada March 22-24, 2018.

2018 Buchholz AL. Surgeons as High Performance Athletes. 16th Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Forum. Banff Springs, Alberta Canada. March 22-24, 2018.

2018 Buell D, Quinn JC, Buchholz AL, Nguyen J, Mazur MD, Bess S, Line BG, Ames CP, Schwab F, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Alignment Risk Factors For Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and the Effect of Lower Thoracic Junctional Tethers for Adult Spinal Deformity. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Spine Summit 2018.

2018 Buell D, Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Nguyen J, Mazur MD, Bess S, Line BG, Ames CP, Schwab F, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. A Pilot Study on Posterior Polyethylene Tether to Prevent Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Multilevel Spinal Instrumentation For Adult Spinal Deformity. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Spine Summit 2018.

2018 Buchholz AL. Transforaminal Endoscopic vs. Microscopic Discectomy. 2018 MUSC Health Spine Conference – Controversies in Spine Care. April 14, 2018. Kiawah Island, SC

2018 Buchholz AL. ALIF vs TLIF/PLIF vs LLIF Indications. 2018 MUSC Health Spine Conference – Controversies in Spine Care. April 14, 2018. Kiawah Island, SC

2018 Buchholz AL. Treatment of Adult Deformity: Whenever and When Never to Perform. 2018 MUSC Health Spine Conference – Controversies in Spine Care. April 14, 2018. Kiawah Island, SC

2018 Gross RH, Buchholz AL, Webb S, Bonthius, D. The Rib Construct – a Safe and Effective Method for Correction of Severe Pediatric Deformity. 3rd Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit. New York, NY. April 20, 2018.

2018 Buchholz AL, Buell TJ, Quinn JC, Bess S, Line B, Ames C, Schwab F, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Long Segment Fusion and the Use of a Tether for Proximal Junction Kyphosis Reduction. AO Global Spine Congress. May 2-5, 2018. Singapore.

2018 Buchholz AL. Primary Infections. Patient Care – Discitis. AO Global Spine Congress. May 2-5, 2018. Singapore.

2018 Gross RH, Buchholz AL, Webb SA, Walton Z, Bonthius D, Yao H. Fixation Costale Haute – Une Methode Sure Et Efficace Pour Traitant La Difformite Pediatrique Severe. Societe Francais de Chrugie du Rachis. Nantes France. June 7-9 2018.

2018 Buchholz AL, Buell TJ, Quinn JC, Bess S, Line B, Ames C, Schwab F, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Long Segment Fusion and the Use of a Tether for Proximal Junction Kyphosis Reduction. 4th Annual International Spine Deformity Symposium. New York City, NY. Nov 30-Dec 1,2018.

2019 Buchholz AL. Medtronic Posterior Cervical Infinity. Advances in technology. Spine Base to Summit. Vail CO. January 18-21, 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL, Buell TJ, Nguyen JH, Wang TR, Mullin JP, Mazur MD, Garces J, Yen CP, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Complications after Spinopelvic Fixation with Iliac Screws in 260 Adult Patients with 2 year Minimum Follow-up. Spine Base to Summit. Vail CO. January 18-21, 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL, Buell TJ, Nguyen JH, Wang TR, Mullin JP, Mazur MD, Garces J, Yen CP, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Radiographic Outcomes and Complications after Single Level Lmbar Extended Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Fixed Global Sagittal Malalignment: A Retrospective Analysis of 55 Adult Spinal Deformity Patients with Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. Spine Base to Summit. Vail CO. January 18-21, 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL, Lieberman I. Medtronic Mazor X Stealth Edition. Advances in technology. Global Spine Congress. Toronto ON. May 15-17, 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL. NuVasive. Deformity correction through use of reduction towers. International Meeting of Advanced Spine Technologies. Amersterdam, the Netherlands. July 17-20, 2019.

2019 Shaffrey CI, Buchholz AL, Hanson D. Constructs for Challenging Deformities: How Technology is Impacting My Practice. Scoliosis Research Society. Montreal, Quebec. September 17-21, 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL. Resident Fellow Education Pathway: Transition to Practice. Pitfalls. North American Spine Society. Chicago, IL. Sept 25 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL. NuVasive X360. How it Has Affected My Practice. Pitfalls. North American Spine Society. Chicago, IL. Sept 26, 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL. Resident Fellow Education Pathway: Transition to Practice. Interacting with Industry, Including Ethics. North American Spine Society. Chicago, IL. Sept 27 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL. Robotic Single Position Surgery. Seattle Science Foundation. 4th Annual Spinal Navigation, Emerging Technologies and Systems Integration Course. Seattle, WA. Nov 9, 2019.

2019 Buchholz AL. Medtronic. Circumferential Fixation in the Complex Corpectomy Patient. 48th Annual Cervical Spine Research Society. Nov 21, 2019. New York, NY.

2020 Buchholz AL, Hassanzedah H. Medtronic Mazor X Stealth Edition. How Pre-Op Planning, Navigation and Robotic Guidance are Changing Spine Surgery. Spine Base to Summit. Vail, CO. Jan 24, 2020.

2020 Buchholz AL, Laratta J. Anterior vs. Posterior Approach for Adult Spinal Deformity Case Debate. NuVasive Sponsored. Spine Summit. Las Vegas NV. March 8, 2020.

2020 Laratta J, Shillingford J, Gum JL, Pugley A, Buchholz AL, Djurasovic M, Gum JL, Glassman SD, Crawford CH. Comorbidities Do Not Affect Minimum Clinically Important Differences (MCID) for Fusion in Grade I Spondylolisthesis. Spine Summit. Las Vegas NV. March 8, 2020.

2020 Laratta J, Shillingford J, Pugley A, Buchholz AL, Glassman SD, Lehman RA, Lenke L. Pelvic Parameters Directly Influence S2 Alar-Iliac (S2AI) Screw Trajectory. Spine Summit. Las Vegas NV. March 8, 2020.

2020 Laratta J, Shillingford J, Gum JL, Pugley A, Buchholz AL, Djurasovic M, Gum JL, Glassman SD, Crawford CH. Accuracy of Cortical Bone Trajectory Screw Placement with Intraoperative Cone Beam Navigation. Spine Summit. Las Vegas NV. March 8, 2020.

2020 Laratta J, Gum JL, Buchholz AL, Pugley A, Smith W. Single Position Lateral Surgery with Transpsoas Fixation is an Effective Treatment for Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine Summit. Las Vegas NV. March 8, 2020.

2020 Carreon L, Laratta J, Buchholz AL, Bisson E, Glassman SD, Yew A. Preoperative medical c comorbidities do not affect minimum clinically important difference (MCID) for lumbar fusion in grade one spondylolisthesis. North American Spine Society.

2020 Buchholz AL. Neurosurgeons as High Performance Athletes. Duke Neurosurgery Department Grand Rounds. Durham, NC. July 22, 2020.

2021 A Multicenter Comparison Between the Mazor X and Stealth after Robot-Assisted Spine Surgery: A Propensity-Matched Analysis of 2,800 Screws and 372 Patients

2021 The Trends in Robot-related Complications, Operative Efficiency, Radiation Exposure, and Clinical Outcomes After Robot-Assisted Spine Surgery: A Multicenter Study of 722 Patients and 5,005 Screws From 2015 to 2019

2021 Buchholz AL. Spine Deformity Review. China Grand Rounds. Shanghai Changzheng Hospital February 2, 2021. WebEx.

Inventions and Patents

None

Bibliography

  • Kappler CS, Buchholz AL, Xu L, Menick DR. Interaction of the Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger with Signaling Cofactors in the Cardiomyocyte. Biophysical Journal. 2005 88: 5928.
  • Buchholz AL, Valppu L, Xu L. Expression of Alternative Splicing Factors Are Changed in Pressure-Overloaded Cardiac Hypertrophy. Circulation Research. 2005 97 (2): e35.
  • Menick DR, Renaud L, Buchholz A, Muller JG, Zhou H, Kappler CS, Kubalak SW, Conway SJ, Xu L. Regulation of Ncx1 Gene Expression in the Normal and Hypertrophic Heart. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Mar;1099:195-203.
  • Chandrasekaran S, Peterson RE, Mani SK, Renaud L, Buchholz AL, Addy B, Xu L, Thiyagarajan T, Kern CB, Menick DR. Histone Deacetylases Facilitate Ncx1 Upregulation in Adult Cardiocytes. FASEB 2009 Nov 23(11): 3851-64.
  • Buchholz AL, Niesen MC, Gausden E, Hetzel S, Squire MW, Kaplan LD. Metabolic Activity in Osteoarthritic Knees Correlates with Body Mass Index. The Knee 2010 Mar;17(2) 161-6.
  • Schreiber JJ, Anderson PA, Humberto RG, Buchholz AL, Au AG. Hounsfield Units for Assessing Bone Mineral Density and Strength – A Tool For Osteoporosis Management. JBJS 2011 June: 93(11):1057-1063.
  • Buchholz AL, Morgan SL, Robinson L, Frankel BM. Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Screw Fixation of Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of the Axis. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine 2015 May: 22 (5) 459-465.
  • Buchholz AL, Frankel BM. Response. Alternative Approach in Type II Hangman Fractures. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. 2016 Apr;24(4):672.
  • Buell TJ, Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Importance of Sagittal Alignment of the Cervical Spine in the Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jan;29(1):69-82.
  • Buell TJ, Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Bess S, Line BG, Ames CP, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. A Pilot Study on Posterior Polyester Tethers as an Anti-PJK Device for Multilevel Spinal Instrumentation for Adult Spinal Deformity. Operative Neurosurgery. 2018 April 24.
  • Buell TJ, Mullin JP, Nguyen JH, Taylor DG, Garces J, Mazur MD, Buchholz AL, Shaffrey ME, Yen CP, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. A Novel Junctional Tether Weave Technique for Adult Spinal Deformity: 2-Deminesional Operative Video. Operative Neurosurgery. 2018 June 05. https://doi.org/10.1093/ons/opy148
  • Buell TJ, Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Mullin JP, Garces J, Mazur MD, Shaffrey ME, Yen CP, ,Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Extended Asymmetrical Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Adult Spinal Deformity: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Operative Neurosurgery. 2019 June16.
  • Spiotta AM, Buchholz AL, Pierce AK, Dahlkoetter J, Armonda R. The Neurosurgeon as a High-Performance Athlete: Parallels and Lessons Learned from Sports Psychology. World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec;120:e188-e193.
  • Buchholz AL, Henderson F Jr, Lowe S, Alshareef M, Wolgamott L, Patel S, Spiotta AM. Perspectives from a Residency Training Program Following the Implementation of a Wellness Initiative. World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov;119:e947-e955.
  • Buell TJ, Chen CJ, Quinn JC Buchholz AL, Mazur MD, Mullin JP, Nguyen JH ,Taylor DG, Bess S, Line BG, Ames CP, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Alignment Risk Factors for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and the Effect of Lower Thoracic Junctinoal Tethers for Adult Spinal Deformity. World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep 11.
  • Quinn JC, Buchholz AL, Buell TJ, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI. Adjacent Segment Disease and Proximal Junctional Kyphosis – Part 2: Prevention and Treatment Strategies. Contemporary Neurosurgery: Dec 30, 2018. 40:18.
  • Buell TJ, Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI. Adjacent Segment Disease and Proximal Junctional Kyphosis – Part 1. Etiology and Classification. Contemporary Neurosurgery: Nov 30, 2018. 40:17.
  • Taylor DG, Buchholz AL, Sure DR, Buell TJ, Nguyen JH, Chen CJ, Diamond JM, Washburn PA, Harrop J, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Presentation and Outcomes After Medical and Surgical Treatment Versus Medical Treatment Alone of Spontaneous Infectious Spondylodiscitis: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Global Spine Journal: Dec 13, 2018. 49S-59S.
  • Howie B.A., Davidson I.U., Tanenbaum J.E., Pahuta M.A., Buchholz A.L., Steinmetz M.P., Mroz T.E. Thoracic Epidural Abscess: A Systematic Review. Global Spine Journal: Dec 13, 2018. 68S-84S.
  • de Leeuw CN, Fann PR, Tanenbaum JE, Buchholz AL, Freedman BA, Steinmetz MP, Mroz TE. Lumbar Epidural Abcesses: A Systematic Review. Global Spine Journal: Dec 13, 2018. 85S-95S.
  • Snyder MH, Ampie L, Forrester VJ, Wilson JC, Nguyen JH, Shaffrey CI, Buchholz AL. Postoperative Pyoderma Gangrenosum After Spinal Fusion with Instrumentation: Case Report. J Neurosurg Spine. Oct 25, 2019. 32(2);285-291.
  • Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Buell TJ, Yen CP, Haid RW, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. TLIF: A Review of Techniques and Advances. Contemporary Neurosurgery: Feb 15, 2019. 41:2.
  • Labaran L, Nikhil J, Puvanesarajah V, Jain A, Buchholz AL, Hassanzadeh H. A Retrospective Database Review of the Indications, Complications, and Incidence of Subsequent Spine Surgery in 12,297 Spinal Cord Stimulator Patients. Neuromodulation. 2019 April 22.
  • Buell TJ. Buchholz AL. Surgical Correction of Severe Adult Lumbar Scoliosis (Major Curves >75 degrees: Retrospective Analysis with Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. J Neurosurgery Spine. 2019 June 21:1-14.
  • Buell TJ, Buchholz AL, Mazur MD, Mullin JP, Chen CJ, Sokolowski JD, Yen CP, Shaffrey ME, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Kickstand Rod Technique for Correcting Coronal Imbalance in Adult Scoliosis: 2 Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurgery. 2019 Oct 4.
  • Guilherme BP, Wessell J, Alvardo A, Arnold PM, Buchholz AL. Anticoagulation and Spine Surgery. Global Spine Journal. Jan 6, 2020. 53S-64S.
  • Alvardo AM, Guilherme BP, Wessell J, Buchholz AL, Arnold PM. Venous Thromboprophylaxis in Spine Surgery. Global Spine Journal. Jan 6, 2020. 65S-70S.
  • Buchholz AL, Buell TJ, Shaffrey ME, Haid RE, Shaffrey CI. Deformity Correction Through the Use of Reduction Towers. Operative Neurosurgery. Dec 12, 2019: opz356.
  • Buell TJ. Buchholz AL. Sacral Insufficency Fractures after Lumbosacral Arthrodesis: Salvage Lumbopelvic Fixation and a Proposed Maangement Algorithm. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Accepted for Publication.
  • Carreon L, Buchholz AL, Yew A, Bisson E, Mummaneni P, Larratta J. Preoperative Obesity and Psychiatric Comorbidities Do Not Affect Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID) for Lumbar Fusion in Grade 1 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: An Analysis of the Prospective Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) Registry. Accepted Journal of Neurosurgery Spine.
  • Dunn LK, Chen CJ, Taylor DG, Esfahani K, Brenner B, Luo C, Buell TJ, Spangler SN, Buchholz AL, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Nemergut EC, Durieux ME, Naik BI. Post-operative low-dose tranexamic acid after major spine surgery: A matched cohort analysis. Neurospine 2020;17(4):1-8.
  • McClure J, Desai B, Shabo L, Buell TJ, Yen CP, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Shaffrey ME, Buchholz AL. A Single- Center Rertrospective Analysis of Three or More Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Surgical Outcomes in 66 Patients. JNS Spine. Accepted for publication.
  • Impact of Surgeon and Hospital Factors on Surgical Decision Making for Degenerative Grade 1 Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: A Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) Analysis. Accpeted for publication J Neurosurgery: Spine
  • Buza JA, Good CR, Lehman RA, Pollina J, Chua RV, Buchholz AL, Gum JL. Robotic-assisted cortical bone trajectory (CBT) screws using the Mazor X Stealth Edition (MXSE) system: workflow and technical tips for safe and efficient use. Journal of Robotic Surgery. September 2020.
  • Soldozy S, Sarathy D, Skaff A, Montgomery SR, Young S, Desai B, Sokolowski JD, Buchholz AL, Shaffrey ME, Syed HR. Pharmacologic considerations in patints with osteoporosis undergoing lumber interbody fusion: A systematic review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. September 2020.
  • Laratta JL, Carreon LY, Buchholz AL, Yew AY, Bisson E, Mummaneni PV, Glassman SD. Effects of preoperative obesity and psychiatric comorbidities on minimum clinically important differences for lumbar fusion in grade 1 degenerative spondylolisthesis: analysis from the prospective Quality Outcomes Database registry. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. June 2020.
  • Rabinovich EP, Snyder MH, McClure JJ, Buell TJ, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Buchholz AL. Posterior polyethylene tethers reduce occurrence of proximal junctional kyphosis after multilevel spinal instrumentation for adult spinal deformity: a retrospective analysis. Accepted: Neurosurgery.
  • Soldozy S, Montgomery SR, Sarathy D, Young S, Skaff A, Desai B, Sokolowski JD, Faheem S, Voyadzis, JM, Yagmurlu K, Buchholz AL, Shaffrey ME, Syed HR. Diagnostic, surgical and technical considerations for lumbar interbody fusion in patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis: a systematic review. Accepted for publication. Brain sciences neurosurgery

Books and Monographs

None

Book Chapters

  • Vandergrift WA, Kalhorn SP, Buchholz AL. Common Postoperative Complications in Neurosurgery. Principles and Practices of Hospital Medicine. 2e. Edited by McKean SC, Ross JJ, Dressler DD, Scheurer DB. McGraw Hill Medicine 2016.
  • Quinn, JC, Buchholz AL, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Sagittal Plane Deformity Surgery (VCR) Complication. Spinal Deformity: A Case-Based Approach to Managing and Avoiding Complications: Springer Science 2016.
  • Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Shaffrey CI, Berven SH, Polly MD, Smith JS. Kyphotic Deformity in the Pediatric Spine. AO Spine Masters Series Volume 9 Pediatric Spine Deformity. Edited by Luiz Roberto Vialle MD. Thieme Publishing 2016.
  • Quinn, JC, Buchholz AL, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Surgical Considerations in Non-Osteoarthritic Spondylopathies. Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy: Treatment Approaches and Options. Edited by Fehlings MG, Kaiser MG, Haid RW, Shaffrey CI. Springer Science and Business Media 2017.
  • Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Shaffrey CI, Smith, JS. Atlantoaxial Stabilization. Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy: Treatment Approaches and Options. Edited by Fehlings MG, Kaiser MG, Haid RW, Shaffrey CI. Springer Science and Business Media 2017.
  • Buchholz AL, Quinn JC, Shaffrey CI. Post-op Spinal Deformities: Kyphosis, Non-union, and Loss of Motion Segment. Nanda Complications in Neurosurgery, 1st edition. Elsevier Clinical Solutions 2017.
  • Buell TJ, Quinn JC, Buchholz AL, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS. Importance of Sagittal Alignment of the Cervical Spine in the Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. Edited by Michael G Fehlings and Junich Mizuno. Elsevier Publishing 2017.
  • Berlin CD, Patel P, Buchholz AL. Spine Care in the Elderly: Pedicle Screw Fixation. Elsevier Publishing 2021.

Course Faculty

2018 16th Annual  AO Spine North America Fellows Forum. Banff Springs, Alberta Canada. March 22-24, 2018

2018 NuVasive Intro to XLIF lab. Charlottesville, VA June 16, 2018

2018 SNS Intern Bootcamp. Atlanta, GA. July

2018 Cleveland Clinic Spine Review, Cleveland OH. July 2018

2018 SNS Intern Boot Camp Course, Fundamentals of Neurosurgery. Atlanta, July 20-21.

2020 AOSNA Resident Fundamentals in Spine course. Dec 3-4. Web based course.

Online Content

Clinical References

Christopher I Shaffrey MD, Director of Spine, University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery

Justin S Smith, MD, Director of Spine, University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery

Sunil J Patel MD, Chairman, Medical University of South Carolina Department of Neurosurgery

Scientific References

Lee D Kaplan MD, Chief of Sports Medicine, University of Miami Department of Orthopedics