Alok Sharan, MD, MHCDS - Awake Spinal Fusion, Matawan, New Jersey
Awake Spinal Fusion is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require general anesthesia. Instead of a lengthy hospital stay, you’re up and about in just a few hours.
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Alok D. Sharan, MD, MHCDS

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Dr. Alok Sharan is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who is a pioneer in Awake Spine Surgery.  His practice focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery.  Dr. Sharan is a leading authority both nationally and internationally on the Awake Spinal Fusion procedure.  Currently, he serves as the Director for Spine and Orthopedics at NJ Spine and Wellness.

 

Dr. Sharan obtained his undergraduate degree after being selected to the highly coveted Seven Year Med Program at Boston University.  As part of this program he went on to receive his MD degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. He completed his orthopedic residency at Albany Medical Center and a spine surgery fellowship at NYU-Hospital for Joint Disease. During this fellowship he was selected to be an AO Spine Fellow and an AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellow.  In 2015 he completed a healthcare management degree at Dartmouth College titled Masters in Health Care Delivery Science.

 

Dr. Sharan has held many leadership positions in his career.  Previously he served as the Co-Director of the Westmed Spine Center, as well as Chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Service at Montefiore Medical Center.

 

Dr. Sharan is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality and compassionate spine care.  As a result of this commitment he has been recognized as a Best Doctor by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine Best Doctor, along with Westchester Magazine Best Doctor.

 

He has received numerous academic distinctions for his research with over 100 publications, abstracts, and book chapters.  He has co-edited a textbook entitled Basic Science of Spinal Diseases.  Dr. Sharan currently serves as a Deputy Editor for the publication Clinical Spine Surgery.

Publications

Publications on Awake Spine Surgery

Publications on Spine and Orthopedic Surgery

  • Kim J, Sharan A, Cho W , Emam M, Hagen M, Kim SY. The Prevalence of Asymptomatic Cervical and Lumbar Facet Arthropathy: A Computed Tomography Study.  Asian Spine Journal.  June 2019: Vol 13(3):417-422
  • Shenoy K, Sharan AD, Razi A, Kim Y, Singla A, Krystal A. Discitis in Adults.  JBJS Reviews June 2018: Vol 6 (6) e6.
  • Nassar R, Nakhla J, Echt M, De La Garza Ramos R, Kinon M, Sharan AD, Yassari R. Minimally Invasive Separation Surgery with Intraoperative Stereotactic Guidance: A Feasability Study.  World Neurosurgery Jan 2018 Vol 109:68-76
  • Job A, Morris J, Cho W, Ahmed A, Lo Y, Kim SY, Sharan AD. Identifying cost drivers and optimizing the process flow chart for the inpatient management of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures .  The Spine Journal (in submission)
  • Batra S, Garg B, Malhotra R, Dixit V, Sharan A. Non-Surgical Management of Acute Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture: a Review.  Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma Apr-Jun 2017;8(2):131-138
  • Glezos C, Ayan S, Sharan AD. The Fate of Anterior Cervical Disc Bulges after Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion.  European Spine Journal (In Submission)
  • Tow A, Holtzer R, Wang C, Sharan A, Kim SJ, Gladstein A, Blum Y, Verghese J. Cognitive Reserve and Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults.  J Am Geriatr Soc 64:1341–1346, 2016.
  • Chan F, Stelma S, Cho W, Krystal J, Sharan AD. Analysis of Surgeon Experience and Impact of Comorbidities on Early Discharge after Mini-Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.  Current Orthopedic Practice July/August 2016: Volume 27(4) 382–387
  • Shepard NA, Shenoy K, Cho W, Sharan AD. Extensive ossification of the ligamentum flavum treated with triple stage decompression: a case report.  Spine Journal April 2015 Vol 15 (4) e9–e14
  • Sharan AD, Krystal J, Singla A, Nassr A, Kang J, Riew D. Advances in Cervical Deformity. Instructional Course Lecture February 2015 Vol 63
  • Metkar U, Sheperd N, Cho W, Sharan A. Conservative Management Of Spondylolysis/ Spondylolisthesis.  Seminars in Spine Surgery December 2014 Vol 26 (4) 213-252
  • DePalma AR, O’Halloran K, Shenoy K, Gruson K, Sharan AD. A Novel Technique for Reducing Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures.  American Journal of Orthopedics September 2014.
  • Sharan AD, Sulzic A, Krystal J, Yassari R, Lauer I, Bilsky M. The Integration of Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Patients with Spinal Metastatic Disease.  JAAOS July 2014.
  • Kaiser MG, Eck JC, Groff MW, Watters WC, M.D., Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan AD, Wang JC, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Ghogawala Z. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 1: Introduction and Methodology, Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Ghogawala Z., Resnick DK, Watters WC, M.D., Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT,Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan AD, Groff MW,Wang JC, Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine. Part 2: Assessment of Functional Outcome Following Lumbar Fusion, Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Ghogawala Z., Robert G. Whitmore, M.D., Watters WC, M.D., Sharan AD,Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT,Choudhri TF, Eck JC,Groff MW,Wang JC, Resnick DK, Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 3: Assessment of Economic OutcomeJournal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Choudhri TF, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Eck JC,Groff MW,Ghogawala Z., Watters WC, M.D., Dailey AT,Resnick DK, Sharan AD,Wang JC, and Kaiser MG,.. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 4:  Radiographic Assessment of Fusion StatusJournal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Dhall SS, Choudhri TF, Eck JC,Groff MW,Ghogawala Z., Watters WC, M.D., Dailey AT,Resnick DK, Sharan AD,Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine. Part 5:  Correlation between Radiographic Outcome and FunctionJournal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Eck JC, Sharan AD,Resnick DK, Watters WC, M.D., Ghogawala Z., Dailey AT,Mummaneni PV, Groff MW,Wang JC, Choudhri TF, Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 6: Discography for Patient Selection for Degenerative Disease Lumbar FusionJournal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Eck JC, Sharan AD,Ghogawala Z., Resnick DK, Watters WC, M.D., Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT,Choudhri TF, Groff MW,Wang JC, Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 7: Lumbar fusion for intractable low-back pain without stenosis or spondylolisthesisJournal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Wang JC, Dailey AT,Mummaneni PV, Ghogawala Z., Resnick DK, Watters WC, M.D., Groff MW,Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan AD, Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 8: Lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Resnick DK, Watters WC, M.D., Sharan AD,Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT,Wang JC, Choudhri TF, Jason Eck, D.O., Ghogawala Z., Groff MW,Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 9:  Lumbar Fusion for Stenosis with SpondylolisthesisJournal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Resnick DK, Watters WC, M.D., Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT,Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan AD, Groff MW, Wang JC, Ghogawala Z., Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 10: Lumbar Fusion for Stenosis without SpondylolisthesisJournal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Eck JC,Groff MW,Ghogawala Z., Watters WC, M.D., Dailey AT,Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan AD,Wang JC, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 11:  Interbody Techniques for Lumbar Fusion.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Groff MW,Dailey AT,Ghogawala Z., Resnick DK, Watters WC, M.D., Mummaneni PV, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan AD,Wang JC, Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 12: Pedicle Screw Fixation as an Adjunct to Posterolateral Fusion to Posterolateral Fusion for Degenerative Lumbar Disease Causing Low-Back Pain.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Watters WC, M.D., Resnick DK, Eck JC,Ghogawala Z., Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Sharan AD,Groff MW,Wang JC, Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 13: Injection therapies, low back pain, and lumbar fusion.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Dailey AT,Ghogawala Z., Choudhri TF, Watters WC, M.D., Resnick DK, Sharan AD, Eck JC,Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, Groff MW,Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 14:  Brace Therapy as an Adjunct to or Substitute for Lumbar Fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Sharan AD, Groff MW,Dailey AT,Ghogawala Z., Resnick DK, Watters WC, M.D., Mummaneni PV, Choudhri TF, Eck JC,Wang JC, Dhall SS, and Kaiser MG,. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 15: Electrophysiological Monitoring and Lumbar Fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Kaiser MG,Groff MW,Watters WC, M.D., Ghogawala Z., Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT,Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan AD,Wang JC, Dhall SS, and Daniel K. Resnick, M.D. Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 16: Bone graft extenders and substitutes as an adjunct for lumbar fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • Kaiser MG,Eck JC,Groff MW,Ghogawala Z., Watters WC, M.D., Dailey AT,Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan AD,Wang JC, Dhall SS, and Praveen V. Mummaneni, M.D.  Guideline Update for the Performance of Fusion Procedures for Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine.  Part 17: Bone Growth Stimulators as an Adjunct for Lumbar Fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine July 2014:21.
  • DePalma A, Shenoy K, Sharan AD. Cystic angiomatosis: a rare cause of thoracic radiculopathy.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgey Case Connector.  July 2014;4(3)
  • Auerbach JD, McGowan K, Halevi M, Gerling MC, Sharan AD, Whang PG, Maislin G. Mitigating adverse event reporting bias in spine surgery. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery August 2013 :95-A, No. 16.
  • Callery R, Burton E, Pinkas D, Yassari R, Sharan A, Goldberg GL. Destructive T10 Vertebral Lesion Leads to Diagnosis of Metastatic Ovarian Cancer.  Gynecologic Oncology Reports December 2012: 4 (2013) 1
  • Sharan AD, Kaye D, Charles Malveaux W, Riew D. Dropped Head Syndrome: Etiology and Management.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons December 2012 20:12 766-774
  • Jazini E, Sharan AD, Aronowitz E, Tang S. Alterations in Magnetic Resonance Imaging T2 Relaxation Times of the Ovine Intervertebral Disc Due to Non-enzymatic Glycation.  Spine 2012 Feb 15;37(4):E209-15.
  • Charles Malveaux W, Sharan AD. Adjacent Segment Disease After Lumbar Spinal Fusion: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature.  Seminars in Spine Surgery Volume 23, Issue 4 , Pages 266-274, December 2011.
  • Wiltfong A, Bono CM, Charles Malveauz W, Sharan AD. Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Review of History, Complications, and Outcome Comparisons Among Methods.  Current Orthopedic Practice May/June 2012 – Volume 23 – Issue 3 – p 193–202
  • Lonner B, Auerbach J, Levin R, Matusz D, Scharf C, Panagopoulos G, Sharan AD. Thoracoscopic Anterior Instrumented Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis with Emphasis on the Sagittal Plane.  The Spine Journal July 2009; 9(7):523-9
  • Bellapianta J, Gerdeman A, Sharan AD, Lozman J. Use of the Reamer Irrigator Aspirator for the Treatment of a 20-Year Recurrent Osteomyelitis of a Healed Femur Fracture.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma March 2007; 21:343-346
  • Sharan AD, Jeshuran W, Mulligan M, Mcguire K, Uhl R. Intramedullary Nailing in a Tibial Shaft Fracture with Distal Articular Extension. Orthopedics June 2005.
  • Carl AL, Ledet E, Yuan H, Sharan AD. New Developments in Nucleus Pulposus Replacement.  The Spine Journal  November/December 2004
  • Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Sharan A, Rechtine GR, et al. Similarities and Differences in the Treatment of Spine Trauma Between Surgical Specialties and Location of Practice.  Spine March 2004; 29: 685-696
  • Uhl R, Sharan AD. Internet Resources for Hand Surgery (Web and Wireless Review). JAAOS November/December 2003; Vol 11,6:444
  • Vaccaro AR, Sharan AD, Tuan RS, Kang JD, An HS, Marone P, Savis P, Hilibrand AH, Abitbol JJ. The Use of Biologic Materials in Spinal Fusion. Orthopaedics February 2001.
  • Sharan AD, Sharan AD, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Internet Resources for the Spine Surgeon.  J Spinal Disorders October 2000; Vol 13:419-421

Publications on Health Care Management

  • Sharan AD. Defining Value in the Post-COVID-19 Era: Understanding Strategy and Competition in HealthcareJournal of Orthopaedic Experience and Innovation Oct 2020.
  • Sharan AD. The Science of Leadership.  Journal of Orthopaedic Experience and Innovation Aug 2020.
  • Sharan AD. The Experience Economy. Journal of Orthopedic Experience & Innovation. June 2020.
  • Goyal D, Galetta M, Fang T, Mangan J, Lendner M, Vaccaro A, Kelper C, Schroeder G, Sharan AD. The Impact of Social Media in Orthopaedics.  Current Orthopedic Practice Sep/Oct 2019 Vol 30(5):419-422
  • Sharan AD, Prasad D. Spine Care Delivery and Incentives.  Seminars in Spine Surgery March 2019 Vol 31 (1):25-27
  • Sharan AD. Behavioral Economics in Spine Care.  Seminars in Spine Surgery June 2018 Vol 30  (2):132-134
  • DiGiorgio, AM; Mummaneni, P; Virk, MS.; Sharan, AD. Subsidizing the Sick:How Community Rating Works.  Clinical Spine Surgery December 2017 30(10):457-458
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. Organizational Structural Design in Spine Care.  Clinical Spine Surgery April 2017 Vol 30(3) 122-123
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. Value Based Insurance Design.  Clinical Spine Surgery March 2017 Vol 30(2):77-79
  • Job A, Sharan AD. The Presence of Strategy and Outcome Statements in Academic and Non-Academic Orthopaedic Surgery Programs.  Current Orthopaedic Practice January/February 2017 Vol 28(1):38-41
  • Sharan AD, Aronson W. The Beginning of Trumpcare.  Clinical Spine Surgery February 2017 Vol 30(1):30-31
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. The Role of Incentives in Changing Behavior: A Primer on Behavioral Economics in Healthcare.  Clinical Spine Surgery December 2016 Vol 29(10) 430-432
  • Sharan AD, Weinstein J. The Science of Healthcare Delivery.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Sep 21, 2016 Vol 98A(18): e(76) 1-5
  • Glezos C, Girdler S, Sharan AD. The Science of Quality Improvement.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews Aug 2016 Vol 4(8):1-8
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. Understanding the Service Profit Chain.  Clinical Spine Surgery.  June 2016 Vol 29(5) 205-207
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. Understanding Business Model Theory in Healthcare.  Clinical Spine Surgery.  May 2016 Vol 29(4) 158-160
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. Understanding Competition in Healthcare.  Clinical Spine Surgery. April 2016 Vol 29(3) 121–123
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. Understanding Time Driven Activity Based Costing.  Clincal Spine Surgery March 2016 Vol 29(2) 62-65
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. The Role of Innovation in Healthcare Delivery.  Clinical Spine Surgery February 2016 Vol 29(1) 31-33
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, West M, Vaccaro A. Redesigning Healthcare Organizations: The Influence of Government Policy and Methods of Payment. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques December 2015 Vol 28(10) 379–381
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, Millhouse PW, West M, Vaccaro A. What is Strategy in Healthcare?.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques November 2015 Vol 28(9) 332-334
  • Sharan AD, Schroeder G, Millhouse PW, West M, Vaccaro A. The Role of Value Chain Analysis in Health care.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques October 2015 Vol 28(8) 291–293
  • Sharan AD, Millhouse P, Vaccaro A, Schroeder G, West M. Managing the Delivery of Health Care.  What can healthcare learn from the business community?  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques August 2015 Vol 28(7) 254–257
  • O’Halloran K, DePalma A, Joseph V, Cobelli N, Sharan AD. The Role of Accountable Care Organizations in Delivering Value. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine.  Dec 2012 5(4):283-9.
  • Sharan AD, Genuario J, Mehta S, Kusuma S, Ranawat A, Nunley R, Weinstein S. Current Issues in Health Policy: A Primer for the Orthopaedic Surgeon .  JAAOS February 2007

Presentations

International Presentations 

  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  PakOrthoCon Virtually, Pakistan.  Nov 2021
  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  India Spine Weekend.  Virtually, India. Oct 2021
  • Sharan AD. Awake Lumbar Spinal Surgeries – opioid free.  Ultrasound Regional Anesthesia Congress.  Virtually, Saudia Arabia.  April 2021
  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  Medisetter group.    Feb 2021
  • Sharan AD. Will Day Care Spine Centers take Precedence in the Future?.  Association of Spine Surgeons of India.  Virtually, India 2021.
  • Sharan AD. Enhanced Recovery After Lumbar Spine Surgery- Awake Spinal Fusion.  Association of Spine Surgeons of India.  Virtually, 2021.
  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference.  Kolkata, India Nov 2019.
  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  Sancheti Hospital – Pune.  Spine Masters Course.  Pune, India Aug 2018
  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).  IASA Spine Surgery Course.  New Delhi, India Nov 2017
  • Sharan AD. Advances in Spine Care.  King George’s Medical University.  10th Annual Srivastava Oration.  Lucknow, India Nov 2017
  • Nasser R, Yassari R, Sharan AD. Minimally Invasive Stereotactic Separation Surgery for Resection of Metastatic Spine Lesion: A Feasibility Study. Global Spine Congress.  Buenos Aires, Argentinia May 2015. Best Paper Award
  • Sharan AD. Minimally Invasive Spine Tumor Surgery.  All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).  New Delhi, India Jan 2013
  • Sharan AD. Minimally Invasive Spine Tumor Surgery.  Ganga Hospital. Coimbatore, India Jan 2013 (invitation from Dr. Rajasekaran)
  • Sharan AD. Minimally Invasive Spine Tumor Surgery.  Association of Spine Surgeons of India.  Kochin, India Jan 2013
  • Sharan AD, Morse L, Tang S. A Novel Therapeutic Agent for Rescuing the Adverse Effects of Advanced Glycation End-products in the Intervertebral Disc.  3rd World Forum on Spine Research.  Helsinki, Finland June 2012.
  • Sharan AD, Quirno M, Tang S, Errico T, Vashishth D. An Analysis of Collagen Cross Linking via Nonenzymatic Glycation in the Intervertebral Disc.  Spine Arthroplasty Society 7. Berlin, Germany;  May 2007

National Presentations 

  • Sharan AD. Importance of Thoracolumbar Fascial Block in Spine Surgery. NASS 2020 Virtual Experience.  Oct 2020
  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  5th Annual MIS Spine Symposium.  Seattle Science Foundation.  Seattle, WA July 2019
  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  16th Annual State of Spine Surgery Think Tank,  Aruba June 2019
  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  NASS 33rd Annual Meeting Symposium on Outpatient Spine Surgery.  Los Angeles, CA Sep 2018.
  • Sharan AD. Intraoperative Blood Loss.  AAOS Specialty Day.  New Orleans, LA 2018
  • Morris M, Joseph V, Sharan AD, Cho W. Spinal versus general anesthesia in lumbar spine surgery: a multicenter cost-effectiveness analysis.  11th Lumbar Spine Research Society.  Chicago, Il April 2018.
  • Sharan AD. Surgical Site Infections. NASS Webinar. Section on Biologics & Basic Research Webinar Series: Infection Control.  June 2013.
  • Sharan AD. Fusion for Recurrent Disc Herniation.  AAOS Top Orthopaedic Controversies.  New York, NY. May 2013.
  • Sharan AD, Morse L, Tang S. A Novel Therapeutic Agent for Rescuing the Adverse Effects of Advanced Glycation End-products in the Intervertebral Disc.  5th Lumbar Spine Research Society.  Chicago, Il April 2012.
  • Morse L, Tang S, Sharan AD. The Differential Decline in the Elastic and Viscoelastic Behavior within the Degenerating Intervertebral Disc.  North American Spine Society.  Chicago, Il November 2011
  • Sharan AD, Tang S, Jazini E, Aronowitz E, Dyke J. Alterations in Magnetic Resonance Imaging T2 Relaxation Times of the Intervertebral Disc Due to Non-Enzymatic Glycation.  International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.  Las Vegas, NV April 2011.
  • Sharan AD, Tang S. The Effects of Nonenzymatic Glycation on Intervertebral Disc Tissue Hydration and Material Behavior.  56th Orthopedic Research Society.  Long Beach, CA Jan 2011.
  • Sharan AD. The Effects of Nonenzymatic Glycation on Cancellous Bone: A New Look at Fragility Fractures.  Resident Research Day. Albany Medical College Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.  May 2005
  • Sharan AD, Uhl R. The Internet as an Educational Tool in Orthopaedic Surgery. AOA Residents Conference. Memphis, TN April 2002
  • Sharan A, Roy TA, Tobin JD. Are Higher Circulating Levels of Insulin Protective Against Low Bone Mass? Eastern Student Research Forum. Miami, FL February 1998.  Second Place, Clinical Presentation

Invited Presentations

  • Sharan AD. Awake Spinal Fusion.  New England Baptist Hospital.  Boston, MA Jan 2019
  • Sharan AD. Structure and Strategy: Redesigning Healthcare.  Visiting Professor – Newton Wellesley Hospital/Partners Healthcare.  June 2017
  • Sharan AD. Structure and Strategy: Redesigning Healthcare.  Visiting Professor – Newton Wellesley Hospital/Partners Healthcare.  June 2017
  • Sharan AD. The IPU Playbook: Challenges & Implementation.  MHCDS Virtural Rounds.  August 2016.
  • Sharan AD. My Innovation Journey.  Digital Pharma East.  Philadephia, PA Oct 2015
  • Sharan AD. Innovation in Health Care Delivery.  Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Medicine.  Jacobi Medical Center. Bronx, NY June 2015.
  • Sharan AD. Innovation in Health Care Delivery.  Grand Rounds Presentation, Gynecology Oncology Division.  Montefiore Medical Center. Bronx, NY June 2015.
  • Sharan AD. Innovation in Health Care Delivery.  Grand Rounds Presentation, Care Management Organization.  Montefiore Medical Center. Yonkers, NY April 2015.
  • Sharan AD. Innovation in Health Care Delivery.  Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Anesthesia.  Montefiore Medical Center. Bronx, NY April 2015.
  • Sharan AD. Disc Degeneration Science and Implications for Future Novel Therapy. American Society of Spine Radiology.  Scottsdale, AZ February 2013.
  • Sharan AD. Introduction to US Healthcare.  AECOM Health Policy Lecture Series.    Bronx, NY Sep 2012.
  • Sharan AD. The Learning Curve and Factors for Early Discharge after MIS TLIF.  Multi-Disciplinary Spine Conference – Department of Neurosurgery.  Weill Cornell Medical Center.  New York, NY Sep 2012.
  • Sharan AD. Advances in the Management of Metastatic Spine Disease.  Fellows Presentation – Spine Surgery.  NYU-HJD. New York, NY May 2012.
  • Sharan AD. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Interbody Fusion.  Resident Lecture.  Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.  Bronx, NY May 2012
  • Sharan AD. Innovations in Spinal Allograft.    New Orleans, LA March 2012.
  • Sharan AD. Health Care Reform: Overview and Implications for the Allied Health Care Professional.  North American Spine Society.  Chicago, Il November 2011.
  • Sharan AD. Modern Techniques in the Management of Metastatic Spine Disease.  Fellows Presentation – Spine Surgery.  NYU-HJD. New York, NY May 2011.
  • Sharan AD. Modern Techniques in the Management of Metastatic Spine Disease.  Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.  Bronx, NY April 2011.
  • Sharan AD. An Analysis of Collagen Crosslinking via Nonenzymatic Glycation in the Intervertebral Disc.  Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Southern Illinois University. Springfield, IL November 2010.
  • Sharan AD. Spine Surgery – From the Surgeon’s Perspective.  MTF R&D Research Retreat.  Philadelphia, PA October 2010.
  • Sharan AD. Spinal Fusion Technology: What We Need To Understand And New Techniques. 17th Annual Advanced Interventional Management Symposium.  New York, NY November 2009.
  • Sharan AD. Health Care in the Obama Administration. Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.  New Orleans, LA April 2009
  • Sharan AD. Transition from Fellowship to Practice.  Depuy Spine Fellows’ Dinner.  New York, NY; June 2007
  • Sharan AD. Spine Surgery.  Weiler Hospital – OR Nurses.  Weiler Hospital.  Bronx, NY;  March 2007
  • Sharan AD. Spine Surgery.  Weiler Hospital – Orthopaedic Floor Nurses.  Weiler Hospital.  Bronx, NY; January 2007
  • Sharan AD.   Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds.  Montefiore Medical Center  Bronx, NY; November 2006
  • Sharan AD. Total Disc Replacement. Degenerative Diseases of the Spine. Montefiore Medical Center. Bronx, NY; October 2006
  • Sharan AD. Spinal Stenosis. Degenerative Diseases of the Spine. Montefiore Medical Center. Bronx, NY; October 2006
  • Sharan AD. Spine Surgery and Sports.  State of the Art Treatments of Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries.  NYU School of Medicine.  New York, NY May 2006.
  • Sharan AD. Pay for Performance.  Georgetown University Department of Orthopedic Surgery.  Washington, DC May 2006
  • Sharan AD. Introduction to Pay for Performance.  Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Orthopedics Surgery.  Bronx, NY Feb 2006
  • Sharan AD. Introduction to Pay for Performance.  Robert Wood Johnson Department of Orthopedics Surgery.  New Brunswick, NJ Feb 2006
  • Sharan AD. Introduction to Pay for Performance.  Penn State Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Hershey, PA January 2006
  • Sharan AD. Introduction to Pay for Performance.  AAOS State Society Strategy Meeting.  Rosemont, IL November 2005
  • Sharan AD. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  Disorders of the Spine – Review Course for Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Residents.  Hospital for Joint Diseases.  New York, NY September 2005.
  • Sharan AD. The Internet in Medicine.  Orthopaedics and Primary Care.  Capital Region Orthopaedic Group.  Albany, NY January 2003

Chapters

Spine/Orthopaedic Surgery

 

  • Nessim A, Cho W, Sharan AD. “Vascularized Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery”. In Benzel E (ed) Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 5th ed.  Elsevier, 2020.
  • Garg B, Sharan AD. Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament.  In Rothman-Simeone “The Spine” 7th  Elsevier, 2017
  • Kim SY, Algra J, Sharan AD. Rehab after Compression Fractures.  In Green A, Hayda R, Hecht “Postoperative Orthopedic Rehabilitation”.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2018.
  • Chan JL, Cruz DL, Cho W, Sharan AD, Errico T. Scheuermann’s Kyphosis. In Vaccaro et al (ed) “Atlas of Operative Techniques in Spinal Surgery” 3rd   Elsevier, 2017.
  • Chan J, Cho W, Sharan AD. Basic Science of Disc Degeneration.  In Bono CM, Schoenfeld AJ (ed)  “Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Spine, Second Edition”. Wolters Kluwer, 2015.
  • Garg B, Sharan AD. BMP and Lumbar Fusion.  In Vaccaro A et al (ed) “The Spine: Medical and Surgical Conditions”. Jaypee Publishers. 2016.
  • Krystal J, Sharan AD. Anterior Exposure of the Lumbar Spine.  In Kim D, Sengupta D (ed) “Dynamic Reconstruction of the Spine”.  Thieme 2013.
  • Chan F, Granzella N, Tang S, Sharan AD. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the lumbosacral spine and pelvis.  In Kim D, Vaccaro A, Whang P (ed) “Lumbosacral and Pelvic Procedures”,  CRC Press 2014.
  • Sharan AD, Qiu X, Chan F, Tang S, Vaccaro A. Anatomy and Structure of the Intervertebral Disc.  In Sharan AD, Tang S, Vaccaro A (ed) “Basic Science of Spinal Diseases”.  Jaypee Publishers 2013.
  • Sharan AD. “Spine Tumors”.  In Garg B, Malhotra R (ed) “Mastering Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery:Spine Surgery”.  Jaypee Publishers 2012.
  • Trobisch PD, Charles W, Sharan AD, Errico TJ. “Operative Management of Scheuermann’s Kyphosis.  In Vaccaro et al (ed) “Atlas of Operative Techniques in Spinal Surgery”, 2nd  Elsevier, 2010.
  • Sharan AD, Sharan AD. “Vascularized Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery”. In Benzel E (ed) Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 3rd ed.  Elsevier, 2009.
  • Kaye D, Sharan AD. “Case 28: Recurrent Disc Herniation”.  In Bono and Fisher (eds) Prove It!  Evidence Based Analysis of Common Spine Problems.
  • Haynes P, Kaye D, Sharan AD. “Orthopaedic Surgery”.  In Scher and Weinberg (eds) General Surgery Board Review 4th  Lippincott, 2009.
  • Sharan AD, Errico T. “Scheuermann’s Kyphosis”.  In Errico et al (ed) “Surgical Management of Spinal Deformities”.  Elsevier, 2008.
  • Sharan AD, Errico T. “Scheuermann’s Kyphosis”. In Vaccaro et al (ed) “Atlas of Operative Techniques in Spinal Surgery”.   Elsevier, 2008.
  • Sharan AD, Errico T. “The Flexicore Disc”.  In Kim (ed) et al. Dynamic Reconstruction of the Spine.  Thieme, 2006.
  • Sharan AD, Sharan AD, Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR. “Complications Encountered During Surgery for Spinal Trauma”. In Vaccaro (ed.) Complications of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery. Marcel Dekker, 2004
  • Sharan AD, Congiusta F, Sharan AD, Carl AL. “Vascularized Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery”. In Benzel E (ed) Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, 2nd ed.  Churchill Livingstone, 2003.
  • Sharan A, Vaccaro AR. “Surgical exposure of the vertebral artery.” In Herkowitz H (ed) Atlas of Cervical Spine Surgery.  Cervical Spine Research Society.  Saunders, 2002
  • Sharan AD, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. “Ankylosing Spondylitis Cervical Osteotomy”. In Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (eds.) Spine Surgery: Mastercases. London, Thieme, 2001.

Health Policy

 

  • Sharan AD, Rao R. “Health Policy in Spine Surgery”.  In Rao R (ed) OKU Spine.  AAOS 2009

Publications on Awake Spine Surgery by Dr Alok Sharan

Publications on Awake Spine Surgery by Dr Alok Sharan

 

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol in spine surgery

Bansal, Sharan, Garg

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma

Aug 2022

 

An Analysis of the Cost-Effectiveness of Spinal versus General Anesthesia for Lumbar Spine Surgery in Various Hospital Settings

Morris, Joseph, Sharan

Global Spine Journal

June 2019

 

 

Awake Spinal Fusion

Garg, Ahuja, Sharan

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma

Sep 2020

 

 

Regional Anesthesia for Spine Surgery

Garg, Ahuja, Khanna, Sharan

Clinical Spine Surgery

June 2021

 

Comparative outcome analysis of spinal anesthesia versus general anesthesia in lumbar fusion surgery

Sekerak, Mostafa, Morris, Nessim, Vira, Sharan

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma

Nov 2020

 

Awake Spinal Fusion

Garg, Ahuja, Mehta, Sharan

JBJS Reviews

June 2020

 

How to Start an Awake Spine Program– Protocol and Illustrative Cases.

Waguia, Touko, Sykes, Kelly-Hedrick, Fady, Sharan, Foster, Abd-El-Barr.

IBRO Neuroscience Reports

Dec 2022

Regional Anesthesia for Spine Surgery

 

 

Garg, Ahuja, Sharan

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

May 2022

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