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  • University of Bombay
    • MBBS: 1995.
    • M.S. (Orthopaedics): 1998
    • Spine Foundation Fellowship, 2000-2001

Overseas Experience

  • September 2006, ASSI-Dartmouth Spine Fellowship, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire, USA
  • November 2005, Ulm, Germany, Training in Spine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
  • September 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Scoliosis Research Society Scholarship
  • May 2004, Neustadt, Germany, Visiting Spine Surgeon, Klinikum Neustadt
  • May 2002, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, ISSLS International Spine Fellow award, International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • May 2002, Visiting Spine Surgeon, Spine Institute, Norton Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • April – May 2001, Visiting Spine Fellow, Queens Medical Center, Nottingham, UK
  • July – August 2000, Visiting Fellow, Division of Spine Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore

Teaching & Research

  • Teacher for the Fellowship of the National Board (FNB) in spine surgery from 2009 to 2014 at the Hinduja Hospital
  • Several research projects – clinical and basic underway at our center at any given time – including Spinal Tuberculosis, Spinal Osteoporosis, Pathological changes in the Degenerative spine, etc
  • Coordinator for the national TB Spine Registry and research of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)

International Awards

  • ASSI-Dartmouth Spine Fellowship, September 2006, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire, USA
  • Scoliosis Research Society Scholarship, September 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • International ISSLS Spine Fellow award, International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) May 2002, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Work Profile

  • Consultant Spine Surgeon at Wockhardt, Hinduja Surgical Specialty, Lilavati, and Sportsmed Hospitals
    • Our team, working from several prime hospitals in central Bombay, conducts a wide variety of spine surgeries including Spinal deformity corrections, spinal tumor reconstructions, surgery for spinal infections, reconstructive surgery for osteoporotic fractures, cervical spine instrumentation, occipito-cervical spine surgery, and minimal access procedures like endoscopic and micro discectomy, nucleoplasty, thoracoscopy, vertebroplasty, etc. Disc replacement surgery, and growing rod surgeries including rib expansion, and computer navigated spine surgery are some of the contemporary surgeries done at our unit.
  • Honorary Visiting Paediatric Spine Surgeon at B J Wadia Children’s Hospital, Bombay
    • We handle a huge spectrum of paediatric spinal pathology at this busy children’s public hospital in central Bombay, ranging from congenital atlanto-axial subluxations, varied forms of childhood spinal TB, and congenital and idiopathic scoliosis of early onset. The variety of surgery includes growth rods, corrective osteotomies, and C1C2 fixations in children. I have been attached to the Wadia Children’s Hospital since 2009.

Participation as Invited Faculty for Spine Conferences / Workshops

  • National / International Meetings attended as an invited speaker:
    • Spineweek, May 2016, Singapore, as faculty for ASSI and SMISS.
    • Program Chair for the AO Asia Pacific Meeting at Hong Kong, Sept 2015
    • NASS: 2015, Chicago
    • Nov 2014, World Osteoporosis Forum, Taipei
    • Global Spine Congress, April 2013, Hong Kong
    • NASS: September 2012, Dallas.
    • Indo American Spine Alliance meeting, Bangalore, Sept 2012
    • Asia Pacific ‘Inspiration’ Spine meeting at Bali, Indonesia, June 2010
    • Jeju Asia Spine Society meeting at Jeju island, South Korea, June 2010
    • Orthopedic Association meeting, Shanghai, China, May 2009
    • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) meeting at San Antonio, Texas, USA, September 2009
    • Japanese Cervical spine society meeting, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. July 2009. Invited Faculty
    • Osteoporosis Association Meeting, Seoul, S Korea, October 2009
    • SRS Regional meeting, Delhi, 2007
    • SRS Global Outreach Scoliosis camp – Dhaka, Bangladesh Jan 2009
    • AO Principles and Advanced courses 2008 onwards
    • AO Tips for Trainers course 2006
    • Spine Foundation Basic Spine Course, Nasik 2010
    • Instructional Course in Spine (ICS) jointly conducted by the European Spine Society and the Association of Spine Surgeons of India – On Faculty every year since 2003 (inception)
    • ASSICON – National Annual Spine meetings all over India from 2002 till date
    • ISSICON March 2006, 07, 08 New Delhi
    • WIROC 2003 onwards, Bombay.
    • IOA December 2005, 2007, 2008
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Society Conference, Baroda, February 2005
    • Combined APOA and Spine meet, National University Hospital, Singapore, October 2002
    • KOA Con, Feb 2006, Dharwad, UP spine Chapter meeting, Bareilly 2008, Tripura Spine association hands on workshop, Agartala 2005, Spinal Trauma Workshop, Nanded 2001, Spinal Deformity Workshop, KOA, Bangalore 2000
    • Spine Update Workshops of the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009
  • International conferences participated in as a scientific presenter:
    • Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Foundation certification course, Singapore, March 2007
    • Scoliosis Research Society 41st Annual Meet, Monterey, California, September 2006
    • AO Advanced Spine Course, Davos, December 2005
    • Scoliosis Research Society 39th Annual Meet, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2004
    • European Spine week, Porto, Portugal, June 2004
    • APOA, October 2002, Singapore
    • ISSLS, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2002
    • Euro Traveling Spine Fellows Meet, May 2001, Nottingham, UK

Other Academic Activity

  • Chair for several national and international AO Spine meetings
  • Organizing secretary for WIROC, the annual Western India Orthopedic Association meeting, December 2011, Bombay
  • Organizing secretary for the Silver Jubilee Assicon meeting in Bombay 2011. This 400 delegate international meeting of the association of spine surgeons of India (ASSI) commemorated the 25 years of the existence of the ASSI
  • Organizing secretary of the mid-annual meeting of the ASSI (held as a joint meeting with the Spine Society of Europe) in the years 2005 and 2007
  • We organize 2 to 4 Spine Update CMEs / Surgical demos every year at our Institute
  • Organizing the Spine Foundation Masterclass, the annual lecture series in spine surgery for postgraduate students, since 2004
  • Over 50 podium presentations and a dozen poster presentations at national and international spine meetings.
  • Six to 8 Academic Spine conferences / workshops attended every year since 2001, as faculty, instructor or delegate.

Publications in International Journals

  • Recurrent Spinal Giant Cell Tumors: A Study of Risk Factors and Recurrence Patterns: Asian Spine Journal 2016; 10(1): 129-135. Patil S, Nene AM.
  • Incidental Dural Tears during Spine Surgery: Prevention and Management: Journal of Orthopaedic Complications 2016 Jan-April;1(1):23-25. Manish Kothari, Kunal Shah, Abhay Nene
  • Assessing Frailty in elderly undergoing spine surgery. International Journal of Spine 2016 Jan-Apr;1(1):39. Kunal Shah, Manish Kothari, Abhay Nene
  • Decision Making in Surgical Management of Degenerative Scoliosis. International Journal of Spine 2016 Jan-Apr;1(1):10-14. Kunal Shah, Manish Kothari, Abhay Nene
  • Spondylolysis Amongst Fast Bowlers: Review Article. Journal of Post Graduate Medicine, Education and Research. Oct-Dec 2015; 49(4): 186-193
  • Isolated Mucormycotic Spondylodiscitis of Lumbar Spine-A Rare Case Report. J of Orthopedic Case Reports, April-June 2015: 5(2): Pg 55-57. Shailesh Hadgaonkar, Kunal Shah, Shekhar Bhojraj, Abhay Nene, Ashok Shyam
  • Spinal Subdural Haematoma, J of Orthopedic Case Reports, April-June 2015: 5(2): Pg 72-74. Kothari Manish K, Shah Kunal Chandrakant, Nene Abhay M
  • Predictors of kyphotic deformity in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: a radiological study. Patil S, Nene AM., Eur Spine J. 2014 July
  • Non-surgical management of cord compression in tuberculosis: a series of surprises. Patil SS, Mohite S, Varma R, Bhojraj SY, Nene AM. Asian Spine J. 2014 Jun;8(3):315-21.
  • De-novo XDR Tuberculosis Spine in a 3-year-old Girl. Mohan K, Joshi N, Pawar U, Nene A. J Glob Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;6(1):44-5
  • Posterior approach in thoracolumbar tuberculosis: a clinical and radiological review of 67 operated cases. S Rawall, K Mohan, A Nene. Journal of Musculoskeletal Surgery, Springer. April 2013
  • Surgical patterns in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. Patil S, Rawall S, Singh D, Mohan K, Nagad P, Shial B, Pawar U, Nene A. Eur Spine J; 2013 Apr;22(4):883-91.
  • Postvertebroplasty instability: Report of 5 cases. Premik Nagad, Saurabh Rawall, Vishal Kundnani, Kapil Mohan, Sanganagouda Patil, Abhay Nene. J Neurosurg Spine 16:387–393, April 2012
  • Drug Resistance Patterns in 111 cases of drug resistant Tuberculosis-Spine. Kapil Mohan, Saurabh Rawall, Uday Pawar, Meeta Sadani, Premik Nagad, Amita Nene, Abhay Nene. European Spine Journal: January 2012
  • Post operative visual loss. Indian Journal Of Orthopedics, Volume 46, January 2012. SS Patil, Kapil Mohan, U Pawar, A Nene
  • Role of ‘low cost Indian implants’ in our practice: our experience with 1,572 pedicle screws. Saurabh Rawall, Kapil Mohan, Premik Nagad, Ashutosh Sabnis, Uday Pawar, Abhay Nene. European Spine J DOI 10.1007/s00586-011-1914-3, July 2011
  • Tuberculosis of the spine: 2011 update. A. Nene, U. Pawar. Argospine. Springer-Verlag France 2011 – ArgoSpine. NEWS & JOURNAL – quarterly September 2011 – Vol. 23 – N°3
  • Outcome of single level instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion using corticocancellous laminectomy bone chips. Sanganagouda Patil, Saurabh Rawall, Premik Nagad, Bhavin Shial, Uday Pawar, Abhay Nene. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics | November 2011 | Vol. 45 | Issue 6
  • Spinal instability in ankylosing spondylitis. Badve SA, Bhojraj SY, Nene AM, Varma R, Mohite S, Kalkotwar S, Gupta A. Indian J Orthop. 2010 Jul;44(3):270-6.
  • Major Vessel Injury With Cage Migration – Surgical Complication in a Case of Spondylodiscitis. Uday M. Pawar, D’Ortho, DNB Ortho, Vishal Kundnani, MS Ortho, and Abhay Nene, MS Ortho. SPINE Volume 35, Number 14, pp E663–E666, ©2010, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Spinal loop rectangle and sub laminar wiring as a technique for scoliosis correction. Bhojraj SY, Varma RG, Nene AM, Mohite S. Indian J Orthop. 2010 Jan;44(1):50-6
  • Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis of the Spine—Is it the Beginning of the End? A Study of Twenty-Five Culture Proven Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Spine Patients. Uday M. Pawar, D’ortho, DNB Ortho, Vishal Kundnani, MS Ortho, Vikas Agashe, MS Ortho, Amita Nene, MD, DETRD, FCCP, and Abhay Nene, MS Ortho. SPINE Volume 34, No.22, pp E806, ©2009, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Occipito-Atlanto-Axial Osteoarthritis – A Cross Sectional Clinico-Radiological Prevalence Study in High Risk and General Population. Siddharth A. Badve, MS, Shekhar Bhojraj, MS, Abhay Nene, MS, Abhijit Raut, MD, and Ravi Ramakanthan, MD. SPINE Volume 35, No.4, pp 434, ©2010, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Giant cell tumor of the spine: A review of 9 surgical interventions in 6 cases. Bhojraj SY, Nene A, Mohite S, Varma R. Indian J Orthop. 2007 Apr;41(2)
  • Results of Non Surgical Management of Thoracic Spinal Tuberculosis in Adults- a study of 50 cases. A Nene, S Y Bhojraj, The Spine Journal, Jan-Feb 2005
  • Lumbosacral Tuberculosis in Adults. S Bhojraj, A Nene. British Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, May 2002

Other Publications

  • ASSI textbook of Spinal Infections and Trauma
    • Radiology in spinal trauma – A Sabnis, A Nene
    • Bacteriology of Spinal Tuberculosis – P Nagad, A Nene
    • Multi drug resistant Spinal TB- U Pawar, A Nene
  • Textbook of Orthopedics and Traumatology. 2008, Jaypee
    • Metastatic Disease of the Spine – S Bhojraj, A Nene
    • Primary Tumors of the Spine – S Bhojraj, A Nene

Dr. Abhay Nene