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Roonprapunt, C., Bolognese, P., Milhorat, T. “Surgical Management of Syringomyelia Occurring with Chiari Malformations” In Neurosurgical Management of the Craniovertebral Junction, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2011.

Roonprapunt, C., Bolognese, P., Milhorat, T. “Chiari Malformations: Decompression with Duraplasty” In Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2010.

Cotter AC, Bartoli LM, Rosenfeld J, et al: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. in J. A. De Lisa et al. (Eds) Rehabilitation Medicine, Principals and Practice, 5th edition W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia 2010.

Yanni, D.S., Mammis, A., Ebersole, K., Roonprapunt, C., Sen, C., and Perin, N. Revision of Chiari decompression for patients with recurrent syrinx. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 17: 1076-1079, 2010.

Milhorat, T.H., Bolognese, P.A., Nishikawa, M., Francomano, C.A., McDonnell, N.B., Roonprapunt, C., and Kula R.W. Association of Chiari malformation type 1 and tethered cord syndrome: preliminary results of sectioning filum terminale. Surgical Neurology, 72(1): 20-35, 2009.

Rosenblatt, Marc, DO Low Back Pain: What You Need to Know. Center Path Publishing (2008)

Herriera, J, Leung, D, Bartoli, LM: Banned and Approved Substances in Sports. Herriera, J. ed.: Essential Sports Medicine. Humana Press. 2008

Bartoli, LM, Gotlin, RS: Biomechanics of the Spine in Sport. in: Slipman CW et al (eds) : Interventional spine: an algorithmic approach. Elsevier, London. 2007.

Bartoli, LM. Thigh and Hamstring Injuries. in Gotlin, RS ed,: Sports Medicine. Humana Press. 2007.

Recinos, P., Roonprapunt, C and Jallo, G. Intrinsic brainstem epidermoid cyst. Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery (4 Suppl Pediatrics), Vol 104:285-289, 2006.

Roonprapunt, C. and Houten, J. Spinal Cord Astrocytomas: Presentation, Management, and Outcome. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. Vol 17(1): 29-36, 2006.


Roonprapunt, C. “Syringomyelia and the Chiari Malformations.” (Invited Lecturer) Neurology Grand Rounds, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, March 14, 2012.

Roonprapunt, C. “Spinal Deformity and Chiari Malformations.” (Invited Lecturer) Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, December 13, 2010.

Roonprapunt, C. “Chiari Malformations and Spinal Deformity.” (Invited Lecturer) 15th Annual Spine Institute Conference. Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY, April 29, 2010.

Roonprapunt, C. “Current Concepts in the Diagnosis and Management of Chiari Malformations and Syringomyelia.” (Invited Lecturer) Neurology Grand Rounds, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY, May 7, 2010.

Roonprapunt, C. “Posterior Occipital Cervical Stabilization.” (Invited Lecturer) 14th Annual Spine Institute Conference. Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY, April 30, 2009.

Roonprapunt, C. “Current Concepts in the Diagnosis and Management of Chiari Malformations.” (Invited Lecturer) 5th Annual Issues in Neurology and Neurosurgery, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, December 5, 2008.

Vadivelu, S., Milhorat, T., Bolognese, P., Roonprapunt, C., Gillego, M., and Mogilner, A. “Occipital Nerve Stimulation For Intractable Headaches in the Chiari Malformation Population.” (Abstract) Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting, 2008.

Rivlin, M, Mariller, M., Roonprapunt, C., Petchprapa, C., Math, K., Bitan, F., Casden, A., Neuwirth, M., and Kuflik P. “Fusion Rates of Patients treated with rhBMP-2(Infuse) in Primary Multilevel Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion Surgery.” (ePoster) International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. Athens, Greece, July 2006.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Fellowship

The one-year fellowship in PM&R is offered in conjuncture with the fellowship in Sports and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation at the Beth Israel Medical center. The objective is to provide the trainee with knowledge and experience in diagnosing and rehabilitating patients with disabilities. Fellows are introduced to the basic principles in diagnosis and management, including new treatments and modalities.

For further information on the PM&R fellowship please visit fellowship on Beth Israel Medical Center Fellowship in Sports, Spine and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.


Spine Surgery Fellowship

The one-year orthopedic spine fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for a qualified orthopedic surgeon to train in diagnosis and management of disorders involving the entire spine. The fellowship emphasizes understanding the natural history of various spinal disorders, while including extensive hands on experience in minimally invasive, technologically advanced anterior and posterior spine surgery. The combined patients of our full-time spine surgeons will provide the fellow with ample exposure to all areas of spine pathology including trauma, tumors, infection, deformity and degenerative problems of the spine, and spinal instrumentation. The surgical experience includes approximately 900 spine cases per year.

Along with the clinical responsibilities, the Fellow is expected to participate in ongoing, as well as original, clinical and/or basic science research projects. The subjects for the research will be determined early on in the fellowship. A full research staff is available to assist the surgeons and fellows in coordinating research projects.


  • To acquire the skills necessary to assess and manage patients who present with spine-related complaints
  • To understand and be able to implement the additional studies necessary to render an accurate diagnosis based on a combination of parameters which would include history, physical examination, plain radiographs, and other laboratory tests and imaging studies.
  • To develop the skills necessary to plan and perform warranted surgical procedures involving anterior and posterior approaches to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
  • To develop the surgical expertise needed to perform specialized surgery in application of spinal instrumentation including anterior/posterior plates and screws, transarticular screws, various techniques of fusion.
  • To develop skills as an investigator by designing, implementing, completing, and interpreting retrospective or prospective clinical studies, and in selected situations, basic science research projects
  • To exhibit professionalism at all times.

Application Procedure

Applicants must have successfully completed an orthopedic or neurological residency and be board certified prior to the fellowship. Foreign candidates must have passed the ECFMG and FLEX examinations. All fellows must obtain a New York state medical license.

We participate with the Spine Surgery Fellowship Match (SFM) sponsored by the North American Spine Society (NASS).  Please go to www.sfmatch.org to learn more about the match process.  We are listed under ‘Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel’

For further information on other benefits like salary, health insurance, housing etc, please visit The Graduate Medical Education website.

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