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Robert G. Whitmore

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionLahey Hospital and Medical Center
DepartmentNeurosurgery
AddressDepartment of Neurosurgery
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington MA 01805
Phone(781) 744-3180
Fax(781) 744-5104
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    1. Brewington D, Petrov D, Whitmore R, Liu G, Wolf R, Zager EL. De Novo Intra-neural Arachnoid Cyst Presenting with Complete Third Nerve Palsy: Case Report and Literature Review. World Neurosurg. 2016 Dec 03. PMID: 27923759.
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    2. Hardesty DA, Doerfler S, Sandhu S, Whitmore RG, Ford P, Rushton S, LeRoux PD. "Bloodless" Neurosurgery Among Jehovah's Witnesses: A Comparison with Matched Concurrent Controls. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jan; 97:132-139. PMID: 27641256.
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    3. Ghogawala Z, Schwartz JS, Benzel EC, Magge SN, Coumans JV, Harrington JF, Gelbs JC, Whitmore RG, Butler WE, Barker FG. Increased Patient Enrollment to a Randomized Surgical Trial Through Equipoise Polling of an Expert Surgeon Panel. Ann Surg. 2016 Jul; 264(1):81-6. PMID: 26501698.
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    4. Alvin MD, Lubelski D, Abdullah KG, Whitmore RG, Benzel EC, Mroz TE. Cost-Utility Analysis of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion With Plating (ACDFP) Versus Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy (PCF) for Patients With Single-level Cervical Radiculopathy at 1-Year Follow-up. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Mar; 29(2):E67-72. PMID: 26889994.
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    5. Alvin MD, Lubelski D, Abdullah KG, Whitmore RG, Benzel EC, Mroz TE. Cost-Utility Analysis of Instrumented Fusion Versus Decompression Alone for Grade I L4-L5 Spondylolisthesis at 1-Year Follow-up: A Pilot Study. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Mar; 29(2):E80-6. PMID: 26889996.
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    6. Alvin MD, Derakhshan A, Lubelski D, Abdullah KG, Whitmore RG, Benzel EC, Mroz TE. Cost-Utility Analysis of 1- and 2-Level Dorsal Lumbar Fusions With and Without Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 at 1-Year Follow-Up. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Feb; 29(1):E28-33. PMID: 24870120.
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    7. Whitmore RG, Curran JN, Ali ZS, Mummaneni PV, Shaffrey CI, Heary RF, Kaiser MG, Asher AL, Malhotra NR, Cheng JS, Hurlbert J, Smith JS, Magge SN, Steinmetz MP, Resnick DK, Ghogawala Z. Predictive value of 3-month lumbar discectomy outcomes in the NeuroPoint-SD Registry. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Oct; 23(4):459-66. PMID: 26140406.
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    8. Chitale R, Campbell PG, Yadla S, Whitmore RG, Maltenfort MG, Ratliff JK. International classification of disease clinical modification 9 modeling of a patient comorbidity score predicts incidence of perioperative complications in a nationwide inpatient sample assessment of complications in spine surgery. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2015 May; 28(4):126-33. PMID: 22960417.
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    9. Lubelski D, Alvin MD, Torre-Healy A, Abdullah KG, Nowacki AS, Whitmore RG, Steinmetz MP, Benzel EC, Mroz TE. Quality-of-Life Outcomes following Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Fusion with and without the Use of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: Does Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 Make a Difference? Global Spine J. 2014 Dec; 4(4):245-54. PMID: 25396105; PMCID: PMC4229380 [Available on 12/01/15].
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    10. Ghogawala Z, Benzel EC, Heary RF, Riew KD, Albert TJ, Butler WE, Barker FG, Heller JG, McCormick PC, Whitmore RG, Freund KM, Schwartz JS. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy surgical trial: randomized, controlled trial design and rationale. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct; 75(4):334-46. PMID: 24991714.
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    11. Ghogawala Z, Whitmore RG, Watters WC, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Groff MW, Wang JC, Resnick DK, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 3: assessment of economic outcome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):14-22. PMID: 24980580.
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    12. Alvin MD, Miller JA, Lubelski D, Rosenbaum BP, Abdullah KG, Whitmore RG, Benzel EC, Mroz TE. Variations in cost calculations in spine surgery cost-effectiveness research. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jun; 36(6):E1. PMID: 24881633.
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    13. Mummaneni PV, Whitmore RG, Curran JN, Ziewacz JE, Wadhwa R, Shaffrey CI, Asher AL, Heary RF, Cheng JS, Hurlbert RJ, Douglas AF, Smith JS, Malhotra NR, Dante SJ, Magge SN, Kaiser MG, Abbed KM, Resnick DK, Ghogawala Z. Cost-effectiveness of lumbar discectomy and single-level fusion for spondylolisthesis: experience with the NeuroPoint-SD registry. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jun; 36(6):E3. PMID: 24881635.
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    14. Whitmore RG, Stein SC, Grady MS, Levine JM. Severe traumatic brain injury. Author reply. J Neurosurg. 2013 Sep; 119(3):822-3. PMID: 24137781.
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    15. Ghogawala Z, Whitmore RG. Asymptomatic cervical canal stenosis: is there a risk of spinal cord injury? Spine J. 2013 Jun; 13(6):613-4. PMID: 23747194.
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    16. Whitmore RG, Stephen JH, Vernick C, Campbell PG, Yadla S, Ghobrial GM, Maltenfort MG, Ratliff JK. ASA grade and Charlson Comorbidity Index of spinal surgery patients: correlation with complications and societal costs. Spine J. 2014 Jan; 14(1):31-8. PMID: 23602377.
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    17. Whitmore RG, Ghogawala Z, Petrov D, Schwartz JS, Stein SC. Functional outcome instruments used for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: interscale correlation and prediction of preference-based quality of life. Spine J. 2013 Aug; 13(8):902-7. PMID: 23523443.
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    18. Dagostino PR, Whitmore RG, Smith GA, Maltenfort MG, Ratliff JK. Impact of bone morphogenetic proteins on frequency of revision surgery, use of autograft bone, and total hospital charges in surgery for lumbar degenerative disease: review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2008. Spine J. 2014 Jan; 14(1):20-30. PMID: 23218827.
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    19. Sanborn MR, Thawani JP, Whitmore RG, Shmulevich M, Hardy B, Benedetto C, Malhotra NR, Marcotte P, Welch WC, Dante S, Stein SC. Cost-effectiveness of confirmatory techniques for the placement of lumbar pedicle screws. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Jul; 33(1):E12. PMID: 22746229.
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    20. Whitmore RG, Stephen J, Stein SC, Campbell PG, Yadla S, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Maltenfort MG, Ratliff JK. Patient comorbidities and complications after spinal surgery: a societal-based cost analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 May 20; 37(12):1065-71. PMID: 22045005.
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    21. Whitmore RG, Schwartz JS, Simmons S, Stein SC, Ghogawala Z. Performing a cost analysis in spine outcomes research: comparing ventral and dorsal approaches for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Neurosurgery. 2012 Apr; 70(4):860-7; discussion 867. PMID: 21937935.
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    22. Whitmore RG, Thawani JP, Grady MS, Levine JM, Sanborn MR, Stein SC. Is aggressive treatment of traumatic brain injury cost-effective? J Neurosurg. 2012 May; 116(5):1106-13. PMID: 22394292.
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    23. Whitmore RG, Grant RA, LeRoux P, El-Falaki O, Stein SC. How large is the typical subarachnoid hemorrhage? A review of current neurosurgical knowledge. World Neurosurg. 2012 May-Jun; 77(5-6):686-97. PMID: 22099565.
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    24. Whitmore RG, Williams BJ, Lega BC, Sanborn MR, Marcotte P. A patient with thoracic intradural disc herniation. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1730-2. PMID: 22001242.
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    25. Whitmore RG, Tykocinski ES, Sanborn MR, Welch WC. Bioresorbable anterior cervical plate device for multi-level degenerative disc disease: case report with 8-year follow-up. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Dec; 18(12):1736-8. PMID: 22000835.
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    26. McLaughlin EJ, Heuer GG, Whitmore RG, Birknes JK, Belasco J, Sterman D, Low DW, Storm PB. Treatment of a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor and its complications through a multidisciplinary approach. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 May; 7(5):543-8. PMID: 21529197.
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    27. Sanborn MR, DiLuna ML, Whitmore RG, Storm PB. Fluoroscopically guided, transoral, closed reduction, and halo vest immobilization for an atypical C-1 fracture. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Apr; 7(4):380-2. PMID: 21456909.
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    28. Whitmore RG, Urban C, Church E, Ruckenstein M, Stein SC, Lee JY. Decision analysis of treatment options for vestibular schwannoma. J Neurosurg. 2011 Feb; 114(2):400-13. PMID: 20397894.
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    29. Kapoor GS, Gocke TA, Chawla S, Whitmore RG, Nabavizadeh A, Krejza J, Lopinto J, Plaum J, Maloney-Wilensky E, Poptani H, Melhem ER, Judy KD, O'Rourke DM. Magnetic resonance perfusion-weighted imaging defines angiogenic subtypes of oligodendroglioma according to 1p19q and EGFR status. J Neurooncol. 2009 May; 92(3):373-86. PMID: 19357963.
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    30. Whitmore RG, Bonhomme G, Balcer LJ, Palmer JN. Tension pneumocephalus after endoscopic sinus surgery: case report of repair and management in absence of obvious skull base defect. Ear Nose Throat J. 2008 Feb; 87(2):96-9. PMID: 18437930.
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    31. Whitmore RG, Krejza J, Kapoor GS, Huse J, Woo JH, Bloom S, Lopinto J, Wolf RL, Judy K, Rosenfeld MR, Biegel JA, Melhem ER, O'Rourke DM. Prediction of oligodendroglial tumor subtype and grade using perfusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurosurg. 2007 Sep; 107(3):600-9. PMID: 17886561.
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    32. Whitmore RG, Simon SL, Hurst RW, Nisenbaum HL, Kasner SE, Zager EL. Bow hunter's syndrome caused by accessory cervical ossification: posterolateral decompression and the use of intraoperative Doppler ultrasonography. Surg Neurol. 2007 Feb; 67(2):169-71. PMID: 17254879.
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    33. Schmidt B, Scott I, Whitmore RG, Foster H, Fujimura S, Schmitz J, Levy JA. Low-level HIV infection of plasmacytoid dendritic cells: onset of cytopathic effects and cell death after PDC maturation. Virology. 2004 Nov 24; 329(2):280-8. PMID: 15518808.
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    34. Wallace L, Nelson W, Ziegenfus R, Pellizzari E, Michael L, Whitmore R, Zelon H, Hartwell T, Perritt R, Westerdahl D. The Los Angeles TEAM Study: personal exposures, indoor-outdoor air concentrations, and breath concentrations of 25 volatile organic compounds. J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol. 1991 Apr; 1(2):157-92. PMID: 1824315.
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    35. Koli AK, Sandhu SS, Canty WT, Felix KL, Reed RJ, Whitmore R. Trace metals in some fish species of South Carolina. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 1978 Sep; 20(3):328-31. PMID: 708922.
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