Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery
Texas Children's Hospital
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Director of Neurospine Program, Educational Program Director - Texas Children's HospitalAssociate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
University of Miami School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1999
University of Miami Medical School, General Surgery, 2000
University of Miami, Neurosurgery, 2006
University of Toronto, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2007
Hwang SW, Thomas JG, Blumberg TJ, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Kyphectomy in patients with myelomeningocele treated with pedicle screw-only constructs: case reports and review. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 2011 Jul;8(1):63-70. Review. PubMed PMID: 21721891.
Thomas JG, Hwang SW, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Minimally invasive lumbar microdiscectomy in pediatric patients: a series of 6 patients. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 2011 Jun;7(6):616-9. PubMed PMID: 21631198.
Fahim DK, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Jea A. Routine use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in posterior fusions of the pediatric spine: safety profile and efficacy in the early postoperative period. Neurosurgery 2010 Nov;67(5):1195-204; discussion 1204. PubMed PMID: 20871458.
Chamoun RB, Relyea KM, Johnson KK, Whitehead WE, Curry DJ, Luerssen TG, Drake JM, Jea A. Use of axial and subaxial translaminar screw fixation in the management of upper cervical spinal instability in a series of 7 children. Neurosurgery 2009 Apr;64(4):734-9; discussion 739. PubMed PMID: 19349831.
Jea A, Taylor MD, Dirks PB, Kulkarni AV, Rutka JT, Drake JM. Incorporation of C-1 lateral mass screws in occipitocervical and atlantoaxial fusions for children 8 years of age or younger. Technical note. Journal of Neurosurgery 2007 Aug;107(2 Suppl):178-83. PubMed PMID: 18459894.
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