Dinesh Thawrani

Dinesh Thawrani , MD,FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical-Affiliate

Veterans Admin Med Ctr

COM Orthopaedic Surgery -


Clinical Fellowship: Univeristy of Cincinnati Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 07-31-2012 (Spine Surgery )

Clinical Fellowship: New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, 07-31-2011 (Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery)

Clinical Fellowship: Gillette Children's Hospital 07-31-2010 (Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery)

Residency: MGM Medical College Indore (MP) India, 2005 (Orthopaedic Surgery)

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) : MGM Medical College Indore (MP) India, 2000

Research and Practice Interests

Research Grant:
University Orthopedic Research Education Foundation (UOREF) 2012: University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH – “Biomechanical analysis of motion segment cephalad to long posterior spinal fusion using different proximal implant constructs” $ 12,000. The UOREF grant is very competitive, receives numerous applications for research grant each year and they have very rigid and demanding selection criteria..

Practice Interests:
Adult degenerative cervical and lumbar spine surgery
Joint Reconstruction (Hip and Knee Arthroplasty)
Limb lengthening & lower extremity deformity correction
Pediatric spine deformity correction
Neuromuscular disorders (Cerebral Palsy) related orthopedic conditions

Positions and Work Experience

08-01-2012 -10-31-2015 Attending Orthoapedic Surgeon, I established entirely new spine & pediatric orthopedic surgery services at Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands, Virginia. This hospital never had a spine or pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Patients from this region including surrounding four counties had to drive 75 miles to see a spine surgeon & above 100 miles to see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the next available town. , Clinch Valley Spine & Orthopaedic Center, Richland, Virginia

11-01-2015 -To Present Full-time Staff Orthoapedic Surgeon, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

03-01-2006 -12-31-2006 Attending Orthoapedic Surgeon, Usha Hospital, Vapi Dist. Valsad (Gujarat) India

01-01-2003 -12-31-2004 Tutor for Primary DNB Orthopaedic Residents, Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital, PUNE (MH) ,

08-01-2002 -12-31-2002 Post Residency Registrar, Lokmanya Medical Foundation, Pune (MH),


Peer Reviewed Publications

Thawrani D, Feldman DS, Sala DA (04-15-2015. ) Current Practice in the Management of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis . Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, ,

Thawrani D, Glos DL, Coombs MT, Bylski-Austrow DI, Sturm PF (2014. ) Transverse Process Hooks at Upper Instrumented Vertebra Provide More Gradual Motion Transition than Pedicle Screws .Spine, , 39 (14 ) ,E826-32

Thawrani D, Walker K, Polgreen LE, Tolar J, Orchard PJ: Hip Dysplasia in Patients with Hurler Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis Type1H) .Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 33 (6) (Sept 2013 ) ,635-43

Zebracki K, Thawrani D, Sturm PF, Oswald TS Spine Deformity Study Group: Predictors of Emotional Functioning in Youth after Surgical Correction of Idiopathic Scoliosis .Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 33(6) (Sept 2013 ) ,634-27

Thawrani D, Agabegi SS, Eismann E, Martin R, Sturm PF (2013. ) Accuracy and Reliability of Drawing Central Sacral Vertical Line (CSVL) on Scoliosis Radiographs in Clinical Practice .Spine Deformity , , 1 ,16-20

Thawrani D, Haumont T, Holmes CC, Dabney KW, Miller F Rectus Femoris Transfer Improves Stiff Knee Gait in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy; 2012 May;470(5):1303-11 .Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research, , May 2012 (470(5) ) ,1303-11

Thawrani D, Kuester V, Gabos PG, Kruse RW, Littleton AG, Rogers KJ, Holmes L, Thacker MM Reliability and Necessity of Computerized Tomography in Distal Tibial Physeal Injuries; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; Vol 31(7), Oct/Nov 2011, Pg 745-50 .Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 31 (7) (Oct/Nov 2011 ) ,745-50

Thawrani D Sucato DJ, Podeszwa DA, DeLaRocha Complications Associated with the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia in Adolescents .Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Am), , 92, No 8 (July 2010 ) ,1707-14

Borowski A, Thawrani D, Grissom L, Littleton AG, Thacker MM: Bilaterally Dislocated Hips treated with Pavlik Harness are not at a higher risk for failure. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 29, No 7 (Oct/Nov 2009 ) ,661-5

Thawrani D, Thai CC, Welch RD, Copley L, Johnston CE Successful Treatment of Unicameral Bone Cyst by Single Percutaneous Injection of α-BSM .Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 29 (5) (July/August 2009 ) ,511-17

Dudani BG, Thawrani D, Chikale S: Outcome measures of Bipolar Hip Arthroplasty for atraumatic Hip disorders – A preliminary report .Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, , 39 (4) (Oct 2005 ) ,212-7

Thawrani, Dinesh P; Glos, David L; Coombs, Matthew T; Bylski-Austrow, Donita I; Sturm, Peter F (2014. ) Transverse process hooks at upper instrumented vertebra provide more gradual motion transition than pedicle screws.Spine, , 39 (14 ) ,E826-32 More Information

Zebracki K.;Thawrani D.;Oswald T.;Anadio J.;Sturm P. (09-01-2013. ) Predictors of emotional functioning in youth after surgical correction of idiopathic scoliosis.Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 33 (6 ) ,624-627 More Information

Thawrani D.;Walker K.;Polgreen L.;Tolar J.;Orchard P. (09-01-2013. ) Hip dysplasia in patients with hurler syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type 1H).Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 33 (6 ) ,635-643 More Information

Thawrani D.;Agabegi S.;Eismann E.;Martin R.;Sturm P. (01-01-2013. ) Accuracy and reliability of drawing central sacral vertical line on scoliosis radiographs in clinica.Spine Deformity, , 1 (1 ) ,16-20 More Information

Thawrani D.;Haumont T.;Church C.;Holmes L.;Dabney K.;Miller F. (05-01-2012. ) Rectus femoris transfer improves stiff knee gait in children with spastic cerebral palsy.Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, , 470 (5 ) ,1303-1311 More Information

Thawrani D.;Kuester V.;Gabos P.;Kruse R.;Littleton A.;Rogers K.;Holmes L.;Thacker M. (10-01-2011. ) Reliability and necessity of computerized tomography in distal tibial physeal injuries.Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 31 (7 ) ,745-750 More Information

Thawrani D.;Sucato D.;Podeszwa D.;DeLaRocha A. (07-21-2010. ) Complications associated with the Bernese periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia in adolescents.Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, , 92 (8 ) ,1707-1714 More Information

Borowski A.;Thawrani D.;Grissom L.;Littleton A.;Thacker M. (10-01-2009. ) Bilaterally dislocated hips treated with the Pavlik harness are not at a higher risk for failure.Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 29 (7 ) ,661-665 More Information

Thawrani D.;Thai C.;Welch R.;Copley L.;Johnston C. (07-01-2009. ) Successful treatment of unicameral bone cyst by single percutaneous injection of ?-BSM.Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, , 29 (5 ) ,511-517 More Information

Berry, Chirag A; Thawrani, Dinesh P; Makhoul, Fadi R (2021. ) Inclusion of L5-S1 in oblique lumbar interbody fusion-techniques and early complications-a single center experience.The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society, , 21 (3 ) ,418-429 More Information

Thawrani, Dinesh (2020. ) Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia a Perpetrator for Periprosthetic Joint Infection?: Commentary on an article by Hamidreza Yazdi, MD, et al.: "Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. A Risk Factor for Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Male Patients".The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, , 102 (7 ) ,e31 More Information

Thawrani, Dinesh P; Agabegi, Steven S; Asghar, Ferhan (2019. ) Diagnosing Sacroiliac Joint Pain.The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, , 27 (3 ) ,85-93 More Information

Thawrani, Dinesh; Agabegi, Steven S; Eismann, Emily; Martin, Rose; Sturm, Peter F (2013. ) Accuracy and Reliability of Drawing Central Sacral Vertical Line on Scoliosis Radiographs in Clinical Practice.Spine deformity, , 1 (1 ) ,16-20 More Information

Book Chapter

Kowtharapu DN, Thawrani D, JayKumar S Macrodactyly & Ectrodactyly Drennan’s The Child’s Foot & Ankle, 2nd Edi .

Thawrani D, Sucato DJ Pelvic Osteotomies

Honors and Awards

Gold Medal Best Diploma Orthopaedic Surgery Resident

Best Spine Poster Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) 2012; Transverse Process Hooks at Upper Instrumented Vertebra Provide More Gradual Transition in Long Posterior Spinal Fusion Construct

Research Grant University Orthopedic Research Education Foundation (UOREF) 2012: University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, OH

Professional Affiliation

Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

North American Spine Society (NASS) Resident & Fellow Education Committee Research Project Management Committee

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)

American Medical Association (AMA)

World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC)

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)

Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA)

Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI)

Bombay Orthopaedic Society (BOS)

National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)