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John R. Orphanos, MD

John R. Orphanos, MD

Neurosurgeon / Spine Surgeon
Board-Certified

Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship

West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, WV

Neurosurgery Residency

West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, WV

Education
  • Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • Undergraduate School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Hospital Affiliation
  • Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Princeton Community Hospital
Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine North America

Additional Information 

Awards 
  • Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center Research Grant (2008)
  • American Heart Association Student Scholar in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (2002)
  • Van Liere Research Presentation, 3rd place for oral presentation,
    West Virginia University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Van Liere Research Fellowship, Department of Orthopedics,
    West Virginia University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Honorary, West Virginia University (1999)
  • Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Research Fellowship,
     West Virginia University (1998)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Pre-Medical Honorary, West Virginia University (1998)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honorary, West Virginia University (1998)
  • Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honorary, West Virginia University (1998)
  • Golden Key, National Honors Society, West Virginia University (1997)
  • Presidential Award for Scholarship, West Virginia University (1996-1999)
Educational Activities

Teaching/Lab Assistant – Neuroanatomy; WVU School of Medicine (2007)

Lecturer – WVUH Nursing Education; Cerebrovascular Disease and Trauma (2006-2008)

Presentations

*- oral presentation # - poster presentation

  • * John R. Orphanos M.D. Lateral Approach to Lumbar Fusion.  Raleigh County Medical Society Conference.  Oct 2013; Tamarack Beckley, WV. 
  • * John R. Orphanos M.D. XLIF:  Procedure and Applications.  Neurosurgery Grand Round.  June 2013; West Virginia University
  • * John R. Orphanos M.D. Evaluation and Management of Cervical Spine Trauma.  Cervical Spine Conference.  March 2013; Concord University.
  • *John R. Orphanos M.D.  Role of Evaluation in Trauma Patient Management.   Trauma Conference. 2013, Stonewall Jackson
  • *John R. Orphanos M.D., Charles L. Rosen M.D., Ph.D., John J. Collins M.D., James Helmkamp Ph.D., Jamshed Zuberi M.D. The Mandatory All-terrain Vehicle Helmet Law and its Effect on Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury and Helmet Use in West Virginia. Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias Annual Meeting. January 2008; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  • #John R. Orphanos M.D., John J. Collins M.D. Aggressive Multi-modality Treatment for Pediatric GBM. AANS Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery Annual Meeting. November 2007; Miami, Florida.
  • *John R. Orphanos M.D., Charles L. Rosen M.D., Ph.D., John J. Collins M.D., James Helmkamp Ph.D., Jamshed Zuberi M.D. The Mandatory All-terrain Vehicle Helmet Law and its Effect on Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury and Helmet Use in West Virginia. AANS Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery Annual Meeting. November 2007; Miami, Florida.
  • *John R. Orphanos M.D. Traumatic Brain Injury and Management in the Acute Trauma Setting. Trauma Surgery Grand Rounds. March 8, 2007; Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • *John R. Orphanos M.D. Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds. November 16, 2006; Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • *John R. Orphanos M.D. Cerebral Aneurysms. Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. July 2006; Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • *John R. Orphanos M.D. Chiari Malformations. Anesthesiology Grand Rounds. March 2006; Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • *John R. Orphanos M.D. The Use of MR-Myelography Combining Flexion and Extension Imaging in the Diagnosis of Cervical Myelopathy: A Case Report. Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias Annual Meeting. January 2006; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  • *Ann Carr M.D., John R. Orphanos B.A., Charles L. Rosen M.D., Ph.D.  A Retrospective Review of Motorcycle Neurological Injuries and Deaths in West Virginia. American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 26–May 1, 2003; San Diego, California.
  • #Ann Carr, M.D., John R. Orphanos, B.A., Charles L. Rosen M.D., Ph.D. Cervical Spine and Basilar Skull Fractures from Motorcycles and ATV Collisions in West Virginia: Are They Helmet Related? Congress of Neurological Surgeons 52nd Annual Meeting. September 21–26, 2002; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • #Ann M. Carr M.D., John R. Orphanos B.A., Joseph L. Voelker M.D., John Collins M.D., Takanori Fukushima M.D. Astrocytoma Presenting with Intraventricular Hemmorhage: A Case Report & Review of the Literature. Congress of Neurological Surgeons 52nd Annual Meeting. September 21–26, 2002; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • #Kenneth O. Price M.D., Ann Carr M.D., John R. Orphanos B.A., Joseph L. Voelker M.D., Ansaar Rai M.D.  SPECT and MRI Diffusion in Evaluating Hyperfusion Syndrome after Carotid Endarterectomy.  American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.  April 6-11, 2002; Chicago, Illinois.
  • *John R. Orphanos B.A. Characterization of cbfa-1 Expression in Rabbit Stromal Cells. Van Liere Research Convocation (April 2001) and Orthopedic Research Day (May 2001); Morgantown, West Virginia
Publications 
  • John C. France M.D., John R. Orphanos M.D., “Management of Cervical Facet Dislocations: Timing of Reduction.” Controversies in Spine Surgery: Best Evidence Recommendations. Pp. 40 – 47, Thieme Publishers, 2011.
  • Cara L. Sedney M.D., John R. Orphanos M.D., Julian E. Bailes M.D. When to Consider Retiring an Athlete After  Sports-Related Concussion. Clinics in Sports Medicine 30(1): 189-200, 2011.
  • Charles L. Rosen M.D., Ph.D., John R. Orphanos M.D., Robert G. Nugent M.D., Gary Marano M.D. The Use of MR-Myelography Combining Flexion and Extension Imaging in the Diagnosis of Cervical Myelopathy: A Case Report. West Virginia State Medical Journal 105(1): 10-14, 2009.
  • John R. Orphanos M.D., Kimberly Gyure M.D. “Case of the Month 2007: Chordoma.” West Virginia University Department of Pathology. May. 2007. <http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/pathology/07casearchives/npcaseMay07/apMay07.asp>
  • Ann Carr, M.D., John R. Orphanos, B.A., Charles L. Rosen M.D., Ph.D. Cervical Spine and Basilar Skull Fractures from Motorcycles and ATV Collisions in West Virginia: Are They Helmet Related? Neurosurgery 51:572, 2002.

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