Steven Agabegi

Steven Agabegi

Assistant Professor

Medical Sciences Building


COM Ortho Surgery A - 0212

Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati , Ohio 45267

Professional Summary

Steven A. Agabegi, MD is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Division of Spine Surgery.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1997); and his Medical Degree from the Temple University School of Medicine (2002). From there he completed a 5 year residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2003 - 2007); and a 1 year fellowship at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan (2007 - 2008).

Dr. Agabegi is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; Subspecialty - Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery (2010).


Bachelor's Degree, Temple University 1997 (Journalism)

Medical Degree, Temple University School of Medicine 2002

Residency, University of Cincinnati/UC Health University Hospital

Fellowship, William Beaumont Hospital

Positions and Work Experience

2008 -To Present Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

2008 -To Present Assistant Professor, Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

2010 -To Present Active Staff, Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, OH

Research and Practice Interests

Scoliosis, Complex Spinal Deformity, Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Conditions, Revision Surgery, Spine Trauma, Spine Tumors

UC Health Clinical Focus

Orthopaedic Surgery

UC Health Specialities

Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Support

Investigators:Agabegi, SS -2005 UOREF Thumb abduction strength in diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome Role:Principle Investigator $13,500 Type:Grant


Peer Reviewed Publications

McPhail, Gary L; Howells, Sacha A; Boesch, Richard Paul; Wood, Robert E; Ednick, Mathew; Chini, Barbara A; Jain, Viral; Agabegi, Steven; Sturm, Peter; Wall, Eric; Crawford, Alvin; Redding, Greg (2013. )Obstructive lung disease is common in children with syndromic and congenital scoliosis: a preliminary study.Journal of pediatric orthopedics, ,33 (8 ),781-5

Agabegi, Steven S; Majid, Kamran; Fischgrund, Jeffrey S; Vaccaro, Alexander R; Patel, Tushar (2011. )Can preoperative radiographic parameters be used to predict fusion in non-instrumented posterolateral fusion for degenerative spondylolisthesis?.Spine, ,36 (26 ),E1709-14

Agabegi, Steven S; Iorio, Timothy E; Wilson, Jon D; Fischgrund, Jeffrey S (2011. )Juvenile xanthogranuloma in an adult lumbar spine: a case report.Spine, ,36 (1 ),E69-73

Agabegi, Steven S; Asghar, Ferhan A; Herkowitz, Harry N (2010. )Spinal orthoses. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, ,18 (11 ),657-67

Agabegi, Steven S; Fischgrund, Jeffrey S (2010. )Contemporary management of isthmic spondylolisthesis: pediatric and adult.The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society, ,10 (6 ),530-43

Francke, Eric I; Demetropoulos, Constantine K; Agabegi, Steven S; Truumees, Eeric; Herkowitz, Harry N (2010. )Distractive force relative to initial graft compression in an in vivo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion model.Spine, ,35 (5 ),526-30

Agabegi, Steven S; Stern, Peter J (2008. )Bias in research. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), ,37 (5 ),242-8

Agabegi, Steven S; Freiberg, Richard A; Plunkett, James M; Stern, Peter J Thumb abduction strength measurement in carpal tunnel syndrome.The Journal of hand surgery, ,32 (6 ),859-66

Stern, Peter J; Agabegi, Steven S; Kiefhaber, Thomas R; Didonna, Michael L (2005. )Proximal row carpectomy.The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, ,87 Suppl 1 (Pt 2 ),166-74

Gordon, Diane; Hosu, Liana; Agabegi, Steven; Sturm, Peter; Sadhasivam, Senthilkumar (2013. )Brain herniation due to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) after posterior spine fusion.Paediatric anaesthesia, ,23 (9 ),875-6

Agabegi, Steven S; Antekeier, David P; Crawford, Alvin H; Crone, Kerry R (2008. )Postlaminectomy kyphosis in an achondroplastic adolescent treated for spinal stenosis. Orthopedics, ,31 (2 ),168

Agabegi SS, Kazemi N, Mehlman CT, Sturm PF Natural History of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Skeletally Mature Patients. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, ,

Agabegi SS, Antekeier DP, Crawford AH, Crone K (2008. )Postlaminectomy Kyphosis in an Achondroplastic Adolescent Treated for Spinal Stenosis. Orthopedics, ,31 (2 ),168

Thawrani D, Agabegi SS, Eismann E, Martin R, Sturm PF (2013. )Accuracy and Reliability of Drawiing Central Sacral Vertical Line on Scoliosis Radiographs in Clinical Practive. Spine Deformity, ,(1 ),16

McPhail GL, Howelss SA, Boesch RP, Wood RE, Ednick M, Chini BA, Jain V, Agabegi S, Sturm P, Wall E, Crawford A, (2013. )Obstructive Lung Disease is Common in Children with Syndromuic and Congenital Scoliosis: A Preliminary Study .J. Pediatric Orthop, ,33 (8 ),781

Agabegi, Steven S; Kazemi, Namdar; Sturm, Peter F; Mehlman, Charles T (2015. )Natural History of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in Skeletally Mature Patients: A Critical Review.The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, ,

McPhail, Gary L; Ehsan, Zarmina; Howells, Sacha A; Boesch, R Paul; Fenchel, Matthew C; Szczesniak, Rhonda; Jain, Viral; Agabegi, Steven; Sturm, Peter; Wall, Eric; Redding, Greg J (2015. )Obstructive lung disease in children with idiopathic scoliosis.The Journal of pediatrics, ,166 (4 ),1018-21

Published Books

Agabegi SS, Derby EA (2012. )Step-Up to Medicine .Philadelphia, PA ,Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (Author)



Agabegi, Steven A (03-21-2012. )Fusion & Low Back Pain: The Verdict is in. Cincinnati Ohio. UC. Level:University

Agabegi, Steven A (11-17-2010. )Current Concepts in Management of Flatback Deformity & Sagittal Imbalance. Cincinnati Ohio. UC. Level:University

Agabegi, Steven A (10-15-2008. )Thoracolumbar Trauma. Cincinnati Ohio. UC. Level:University

Agabegi, Steven A (04-11-2007. )Bias in Research: Uncertainty-Based Medicine .Cincinnati Ohio. UC. Level:University

Agabegi, Steven A (05-16-2005. )Lumbar Disc Disease .Cincinnati Ohio. UC. Level:University

Agabegi, Steven A (12-17-2003. )Lower Cervical Spine Fractures & Dislocations. Cincinnati Ohio. UC. Level:University

Post Graduate Training and Education

2002-2003 Internship, General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, ,Cincinnati, OH

2003-2007 Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, ,Cincinnati, OH

2007-2008 Fellowship, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital, ,Royal Oak, MI

Professional Affiliation

Member North American Spine Society (NASS),

2009 -To Present: Member Scoliosis Research Society (SRS),

2006 -To Present: Member American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program,

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati   Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-4516
Fax: 513-558-2220