• Andrew H. Jea, MD

    Jea Andrew

    Department or Service

    Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6701 Fannin St.
    Clinical Care Center, Floor 9
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-822-3950
    Fax:  832-825-9333

    Director of Neurospine Program, Educational Program Director - Texas Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    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

    From Dr. Jea

    Dr. Jea’s clinical interests center around the minimally-invasive surgical treatment of spine disorders, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, trauma, and tumors, in the pediatric and young adult age groups. Dr. Jea subscribes to the "cradle to grave" philosophy of patient care, having the ability and state-of-the-art resources to take care of patients with "pediatric" neurosurgical problems from infancy to adulthood. His laboratory interests involve the use of nanotechnology to effect neuronal regeneration in the setting of spinal cord injury. These interests have led to numerous grants, presentations, and publications, as well as a long-lasting collaborative relationship with nanotechnology scientists at Rice University.

    Professional Organizations

    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • North American Spine Society
    • American Medical Association
    • Scoliosis Research Society

    Selected Publications

    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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