Ahmad Nassr, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

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Ahmad Nassr, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in Spinal Surgery. He is also a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Dr. Nassr graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then attended medical school at University of Pennsylvania. He obtained training in orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center and subspecialty training in spinal surgery at University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Nassr's clinical practice focuses on the treatment of patients with spinal disorders. His research interests include: Cervical spine pathology, motion preservation surgery, and osteoporosis treatment in the spine.

  1. Cauda equina syndrome
  2. Cervical herniated disc
  3. Cervical myelopathy
  4. Cervical radiculopathy
  5. Cervical spine deformity
  6. Cervical spondylolisthesis
  7. Cervical spondylosis
  8. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  9. Charcot arthropathy
  10. Degenerative disk disease
  11. Herniated disk
  12. Lumbar herniated disc
  13. Lumbar radiculopathy
  14. Lumbar spondylosis
  15. Nonunion
  16. Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament
  17. Pseudarthrosis
  18. Sciatica
  19. Scoliosis
  20. Spinal compression fracture
  21. Spinal fracture
  22. Spinal metastasis
  23. Spinal stenosis
  24. Spine deformity
  25. Spondylolisthesis
  26. Spondylolysis
  27. Spondylotic myelopathy
  28. Thoracic herniated disc
  29. Thoracic myelopathy
  1. Cervical disc replacement
  2. Diskectomy
  3. Foraminotomy
  4. Laminectomy
  5. Laminoplasty
  6. Minimally invasive surgery
  7. Robotic spine surgery
  8. Scoliosis surgery
  9. Spinal deformity correction surgery
  10. Spinal fusion
  11. Spinal stabilization surgery
  12. Spine decompression
  13. Spine procedure
  14. Spine reconstruction
  15. Spine tumor surgery
  16. Spondylolisthesis surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical disc replacement (arthroplasty)
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  1. 2007
    Fellow - Orthopaedic Spinal SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  2. 2006
    Resident - Orthopaedic SurgeryRush University Medical Center
  3. 2001
    MDUniversity of Pennsylvania
  4. 1997
    BS - Mechanical Engineering and Minor in PsychologyMassachusetts Institute of Technology

Certifications

  1. 2009
    Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    2022 Charles Kuntz Scholar Award, Lower Hounsfield Units are Significantly Associated with Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Failure at the Upper Thoracic SpineSpine Summit
  2. 2020
    2020 Resident & Fellow Research Award, Average Lumbar Hounsfield Units Predicts Osteoporosis-Related Complications Following Lumbar Spine FusionNASS 2020
  3. 2020
    2020 Provider Recognition AwardMayo Clinic Experience Team
  4. 2019
    Host American Orthopaedic Association Traveling FellowshipAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  5. 2018
    Best PaperNorth American Spine Society
  6. 2018
    Fellow Abstract Award AOSpine North American Annual Fellows Forum
  7. 2017
    Traveling Fellowship AwardCervical Spine Research Society
  8. 2016
    Best Clinical Paper Award: Do Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Patients Recall Their Preoperative Status? A Cohort Study of Recall Bias in Patient-Reported Outcomes (Aleem I, Duncan J, Amin A, Zarrabian M, Eck J, Rhee J, Clarke M, Currier B, Nassr A)North American Spine Society 2016 Resident & Fellow Research Award
  9. 2016
    Named as one of the "26 of the Top North American Spine Surgeons"Orthopedics This Week
  10. 2016
    Edward D. Henderson, MD Physician in Training Award for manuscript "The effect of an adjustable hinged operating table on Lumbar lordosis during lumbar surgery (Sebastian A, Ahmed A, Anderson P, Vernon B, Currier B, Clarke M, Nassr A)Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  11. 2016
    Best Science Paper Award: Do Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Patients Recall Their Peroperative Status? A Cohort Study of Recall Bias in Patient-Reported Outcomes. (Aleem I, Duncan J, Amin A, Zarrabian M, Eck J, Rhee J, Clarke M, Currier B, Nassr A)Lumbar Spine Research Society
  12. 2016
    Best Clinical Paper Award: Do Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Patients Recall Their Preoperative Status? A Cohort Study of Recall Bias in Patient-Reported Outcomes. (Aleem, I, Duncan J, Amin A, Zarrabian M, Eck J, Rhee J, Clarke M, Currier B, Nassr A)AO Spine North America Fellows Forum
  13. 2016
    Best Clinical Paper Award: Do Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Patients Recall Their Preoperative Status? A Cohort Study of Recall Bias in Patient-Reported Outcomes. (Aleem I, Duncan J, Amin A, Zarrabian M, Eck J, Rhee J, Clarke M, Currier B, Nassr A)Canadian Spine Society
  14. 2015
    Host Japanese Orthopaedic Association Traveling FellowshipJapanese Orthopaedic Association
  15. 2014
    Traveling Fellowship AwardAOA Austrian-Swiss-German Orthopedic Society
  16. 2014
    Best Special Poster Presentation at ISSLS Annual Meeting, Seoul Korea (Giambini H, Nassr A, Kai-Nan An, Huddleston PM, Dragomir Daescu D)Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
  17. 2013
    Young Investigator AwardAO Spine
  18. 2012
    Traveling Fellowship AwardAOA Japanese Orthopedic Association
  19. 2011
    Clinician Scientist Development Program RecipientCSRS/OREF
  20. 2011
    Pediatric Spinal Surgery Appreciation Certificate European Gaza Hospital
  21. 2011
    Young Investigators AwardOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
  22. 2011
    New Investigators AwardScoliosis Research Society
  23. 2009
    Best Spine Section Poster at Annual MeetingAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American Orthopedic Association
  24. 2009
    Best Overall Poster AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  25. 2009
    Traveling Fellowship AwardMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  26. 2007
    Iatrogenic thoracic outlet syndrome as a complication of VEPTR (Nassr A, Crane B, Hammerberg KW, Mardjetko SM, Madrid Spain) - Runner Up Paper Award: Early onset scoliosis and growing spineAwarding Organization
  27. 2007
    Best Clinical Poster Award: Does incorrect level needle localization during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion lead to accelerated disc degeneration? (Bashir RS, Nassr A, Rihn J, Lee JY)Cervical Spine Research Society, San Francisco CA
  28. 2006
    Three-dimensional in vivo measurement of axial rotation under torsion in a patient with spondylolysis using dynamic computed tomography (Nassr A, Inoue N, Ochia R, Yang KH, Lorenz E, An HS)Jorge O. Galante Research Award
  29. 2004
    Spine Journal Outstanding Paper Award [Clinical Science] -Runner-UpAwarding Organization
  30. 2003
    Honorary InstructorInternational University of the Health Sciences
  31. 1997
    People's Choice Award for ANTS microrobotsDiscover Magazine

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - 2024
    Research Committee MemberLumbar Spine Research Society
  2. 2022 - present
    MemberAwards Subcommittee for the Distinguished Clinician Educator Award, American Orthopaedic Association
  3. 2021 - 2022
    Annual Meeting Abstract Review Sub-committeeMembership Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society
  4. 2020 - 2023
    Committee MemberProgram Review Committee, Scoliosis Research Society
  5. 2020 - 2023
    MemberOwn the Bone Steering Committee, American Orthopaedic Association
  6. 2020 - 2022
    MemberAwards Subcommittee, American Orthopaedic Association
  7. 2020 - 2022
    Committee MemberLeadership/Fellowships Committee, American Orthopaedic Association
  8. 2020 - 2022
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  9. 2020 - 2022
    LeadASG Fellowships Subcommittee, American Orthopaedic Association
  10. 2020
    Abstract Reviewer for Annual MeetingInternational Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  11. 2020
    Abstract ReviewerInternational Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST)
  12. 2020
    Abstract ReviewerInternational Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  13. 2020
    Abstract ReviewerLumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS)
  14. 2020
    Abstract ReviewerAO Spine NA-AO Spine North America
  15. 2020
    Research Grant ReviewerLumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS)
  16. 2020
    Research Grant ReviewerAO Spine NA-AO Spine North America;Young Investigator Award
  17. 2019 - 2023
    Committee MemberResearch Grants Committee, Scoliosis Research Society
  18. 2019 - 2021
    Abstract ReviewerScoliosis Research Society
  19. 2019 - 2021
    Committee MemberScientific Program Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society
  20. 2019 - 2021
    Research Grant ReviewerScoliosis Research Society
  21. 2019 - present
    Committee MemberCervical Spine Research Society, Nomination Committee
  22. 2018 - 2020
    Committee MemberResearch Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society
  23. 2018 - 2020
    Research Committee MemberLumbar Spine Research Society
  24. 2018 - 2020
    Membership Committee MemberLumbar Spine Research Society
  25. 2017 - 2019
    Committee MemberResearch Committee, AO Spine North America
  26. 2017
    Abstract Reviewer2017 Meeting, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  27. 2017
    Abstract Reviewer2017 Meeting, North American Spine Society
  28. 2017 - present
    MemberDiversity Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  29. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberMembership Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society
  30. 2016 - present
    DirectorSpine Surgery Research, Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  31. 2016 - 2019
    Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  32. 2016 - 2019
    Task Force MemberLeadership/Fellowships Taskforce: ASG Committee, American Orthopaedic Association
  33. 2016 - 2019
    Committee MemberLeadership/Fellowships Committee, American Orthopaedic Association
  34. 2016 - 2020
    Committee MemberSeed Starter Subcommittee, Research Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society
  35. 2016 - 2018
    Committee MemberPatient Education Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society
  36. 2016
    Abstract Reviewer2016 Meeting, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  37. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  38. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  39. 2015 - present
    MemberInternational Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  40. 2014 - 2020
    Committee MemberOrthopedic Research Review Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  41. 2014 - 2018
    Committee MemberBiomedical Engineering Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  42. 2014 - present
    Committee MemberWebsite Committee, Scoliosis Research Society
  43. 2014 - present
    MemberLumbar Spine Research Society
  44. 2014 - present
    Active FellowScoliosis Research Society
  45. 2014 - present
    MemberASTM International
  46. 2013 - present
    Associate DirectorSpine Surgery Fellowship Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  47. 2013 - 2019
    MemberJ. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  48. 2013 - 2019
    Committee MemberClinical Competency Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  49. 2013 - 2016
    Committee MemberScientific Program Committee, Cervical Spine Research Society
  50. 2013 - 2014
    Committee MemberProgram Committee, Scoliosis Research Society
  51. 2013 - present
    ProctorPennsylvania State University, Online Courses Volunteer
  52. 2012 - 2017
    Invited Panel MemberFDA Orthopedic Device Panel
  53. 2012 - present
    MemberAssociation for Collaborative Spine Research
  54. 2012 - present
    Committee MemberSpine Trauma Focus Group, Association for Collaborative Spine Research
  55. 2012 - present
    Medical DirectorPalestinian Children's Relief Fund, Spine Surgery
  56. 2011 - 2017
    AdministratorSRS Facebook, Scoliosis Research Society
  57. 2011 - 2015
    Committee MemberOrthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Spine Grant Research Review Committee
  58. 2011 - 2014
    Committee MemberPatient Education Committee, Scoliosis Research Society
  59. 2011 - present
    Committee MemberSpinal Implant Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  60. 2011 - present
    Clinical Competency CommitteeSpine Surgery Fellowship Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  61. 2011 - present
    MemberAO Spine North America
  62. 2011 - present
    FellowClass of 2011, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  63. 2010 - present
    Committee MemberMayo Coventry Award Selection Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  64. 2010 - present
    FacultyFellows Forum Course, Banff Alberta Canada, AO Spine North America
  65. 2010 - 2012
    Committee MemberMayo Orthopedic Regional Coordinating Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  66. 2010 - 2011
    Committee MemberIMAST Program Committee, Scoliosis Research Society
  67. 2009 - 2011
    Board MemberBoard of Directors, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  68. 2009
    ChairProgram for 2009 Meeting, Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  69. 2009 - present
    MentorOrthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  70. 2009 - present
    MemberCervical Spine Research Society
  71. 2008 - 2019
    MemberNorth American Spine Society
  72. 2008 - 2018
    MemberMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  73. 2008 - 2017
    Committee MemberEducation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  74. 2008 - 2014
    Candidate MemberScoliosis Research Society
  75. 2008 - 2011
    MemberASTM International
  76. 2008 - 2011
    Committee MemberOrthopedic and Spinal Implant Committees, ASTM International
  77. 2008 - 2010
    InterviewerMedical Student Interviews, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  78. 2008 - present
    MentorMayo Medical School Honor Code Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  79. 2008 - present
    Minnesota Future Doctors Shadowing Program
  80. 2008 - present
    InterviewerSpine Surgery Fellowship Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  81. 2008 - present
    MemberMinnesota Orthopaedic Society
  82. 2008 - present
    MemberSouth Asian Spine Society
  83. 2007 - present
    Committee MemberInterdisciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  84. 2007 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Orthopedic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  85. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  86. 2007 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  87. 2007 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society
  88. 2003 - 2005
    RepresentativeHouse Staff Association, Rush University Medical Center
  89. 1999 - 2001
    InterviewerUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  90. 1999 - 2001
    CoordinatorClinical Neuroscience Tract, University of Pennsylvania
  91. 1998
    ParticipantHepatitis Education Project, University of Pennsylvania
  92. 1997 - 2001
    RecruiterUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  93. 1997 - 2001
    InterpreterPenn Med Language Link, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  94. 1997 - 1998
    TeacherPipeline Project, University of Pennsylvania
  95. 1996 - 1997
    Social ChairMechanical Engineering Honors Society, Pi Tau Sigma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  96. 1996 - 1997
    MemberEngineering Honors Society, Tau Beta Pi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  97. 1993 - 1997
    MemberPi Tau Sigma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  98. 1993 - 1997
    PlayerMen's Rugby Team, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  99. 1993 - present
    MemberAlumni Association, College Preparatory School of America
  100. 1992 - 1993
    Publicity ChairPremedical Students Association, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  101.  
    PresidentClinical Neuroscience Tract, University of Pennsylvania
  102.  
    Board MemberPremedical Students Association, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Research activities

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