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Jason Lowenstein MD – Profile

Professional Experience

  • The Tri-County Spine Center / Tri-County Orthopedics Morristown, NJ
  • 2012 – Present
  • Hospital Privileges: Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
  • Spine Austin Austin, TX
    Hospital Privileges: St. David’s Medical Center, Seton Medical Center, Austin Surgical Hospital
  • 2006 – 2012

Post-Doctoral Training

  • The Emory Spine Center
    Emory University
    Fellowship – Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • 2005 – 2006
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    Columbia University
    Internship and Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2000 – 2005

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
    Doctor of Medicine
  • 1996 – 2000
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences Philadelphia, PA
    Bachelor of Arts, Biological Basis of Behavior
    Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List Scholar 1994 – 1996
  • 1992 – 1996
  • Shady Side Academy Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1988 – 1992

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2001 – Present
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • 2007 – Present
  • 2012 – Present
  • Committee positions held: Historical Committee (5 year appointment)
    • Bylaws & Policies Committee
    • 2010 – 2011
    • Historical Committee
    • 2008 – 2009
    • Advocacy and Public Policy Committee
    • 2008 – 2009
  • North American Spine Society
  • 2007 – Present
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • 2006 – 2012
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • 2006 – 2012
  • Morris County Medical Society
  • 2012 – Present
  • Officer position held: Member-at-large
  • 2015 – 2016
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
  • 2012 – Present

Research Experience

  • University of Pittsburgh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Growth and Development Laboratory
    Gene therapy research comparing the efficacy of viral and non-viral vectors for gene transfer, and the ex vivo gene delivery of BMP to skeletal muscle to produce bone
    Director : Johnny Huard, Ph.D.
  • 1997 – 2000
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Department of Neurology
    Spinal axonal regeneration research using the sea lamprey model Honors independent research and senior thesis
    Director : Mickey Selzer, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 1995 – 1996
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Department of Surgical Oncology
    Gene therapy research involving the viral delivery of IL-12 to stimulate host immune response
    Director : Michael T. Lotze, M.D.
  • 1993 – 1995

    (Summers)

Publications

  • Management of Posttraumatic Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage. Heller JG, Lowenstein JE. Vaccaro A, Anderson P (Eds). Cervical Spine Trauma. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.
  • Cervical Laminoplasty. Brown C, Lowenstein J, Yoon ST. Vaccaro AR, Baron EM (Eds). Operative Techniques : Spine Surgery, Saunders/Elsevier, 2008.
  • Lowenstein, JE, Matsumoto, H, Vitale, MG, Weidenbaum, M, Gomez, JA, Lee, FY, Hyman, JE, Roye, DP. Coronal and sagittal plane correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis : A comparison between all pedicle screw versus hybrid thoracic hook lumbar screw constructs. Spine. 2007; 32(4):448-52.
  • Lowenstein JE, Levine WN. Complications of surgery for multi ligament injuries of the knee. In Richmond JC. Complications in knee surgery; Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 2004; 12(3): 202-208.
  • Gruen GS, Scioscia TN, Lowenstein JE. The surgical treatment of the internal snapping hip. Am J Sports Med. 2002; 30(4): 607-13.
  • Lowenstein J, Towers J, Tomaino MM. Intraneural ganglion of the peroneal nerve: importance of timely diagnosis. Am J Orthop. 2001; 30(11): 816-9.
  • Ikezawa M, Kimura S, Pruchnic R, Balkir L, Qu Z, Lowenstein J, Takeda S, Gates C, Cao B, Miike T, Huard J. Persistent gene transfer via genetically engineered myogenic progenitor cells in a LACZ transgenic mouse. The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. 2001; 12: 239-40.
  • Lowenstein J, Chandnani V, Tomaino MM. Fibrolipoma of the median nerve: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Orthop. 2000; 29(10): 797-8.
  • Kimura S, Ikezawa M, Pruchnic R, Balkir L, Qu Z, Lowenstein J, Takeda S, Gates C, Cao B, Miike T, Huard J. Persistent gene transfer to skeletal muscle mediated by stably transfected early myogenic progenitor cells. Basic Appl Myo. 2000; 10(5): 237-48.
  • Klimekiewicz J, Petrie R, Lowenstein J, Harner C. Radiographic analysis of tunnel morphology after single-bundle PCL reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2000; 16(4): 444.
  • Kimura K, Lowenstein J, Pruchnic R, Moreland M, Woo S, Huard J. Development of approaches to improve the efficiency of non-viral gene transfer to muscle cells. The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. 1999; 10: 136-7.
  • Musgrave DS, Pruchnic RJ, Bosch P, Ghivizzani S, Lowenstein J, Robbins P, Evans CH, Ziran B, Huard J. Human muscle-derived cells in ex vivo gene therapy to deliver BMP-2 and produce bone. The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. 1999; 10: 128-29.
  • Kimura S, Lowenstein JE, Pruchnic RJ, Moreland MS, Woo SLY, Huard J. Development of approaches to improve the efficiency of non-viral gene transfer to muscle cells. The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. 1999; 10: 136-37.

Presentations

  • Lowenstein, JE. Current evaluation and treatment of Scoliosis. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ, May 1, 2013.
  • Lowenstein, JE. Current evaluation and management of Scoliosis. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ, September 14, 2012.
  • Lowenstein, JE. Current evaluation and management of Scoliosis. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ, September 13, 2012.
  • Lowenstein, JE. Pediatric Cervical Spine Trauma. Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ, August 21, 2012.
  • Geck, MJ, Hawthorne, D, Rinella,, A, Lowenstein, JE, George, T. Occipital Cervical Rigid Internal Fixation is Anatomically Feasible in Children 2-6 Years Old: A CT Study. Scoliosis Research Society 44th Annual Meeting & Course. San Antonio, TX, September 23-26, 2009.
  • Geck, MJ, Hawthorne, D, Rinella, A, Lowenstein, JE, Uribe, JA, Gonzalez, M, George, T, Mardjetko, S. Occipitocervical Fusion with Rigid Internal Fixation in Patients Two to Six Years Old: Minimum Six Month Follow Up Data with CT Scans in 11 Patients. 16th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. Vienna, Austria, July 15-18, 2009.
  • Geck, MJ, Hawthorne, D, Rinella,, A, Lowenstein, JE, George, T. Occipital Cervical Rigid Internal Fixation is Anatomically Feasible in Children 2-6 Years Old: A CT Study. 16th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. Vienna, Austria, July 15-18, 2009.
  • Lowenstein, JE, Matsumoto, H, Vitale, MG, Weidenbaum, M, Lee, FY, Hyman, JE, Roye, DP. Coronal and sagittal plane correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis : A comparison between thoracic pedicle screw and hook constructs. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 22-26, 2006.
  • Lowenstein, JE, Matsumoto, H, Vitale, MG, Weidenbaum, M, Lee, FY, Hyman, JE, Roye, DP. Coronal and sagittal plane correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis : A comparison between thoracic pedicle screw and hook constructs. American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Conference and Exhibition, Washington, D.C., October 8-11, 2005.
  • Lowenstein, JE, Vitale, MG, Weidenbaum, M, Lee, FY, Hyman, JE, Matsumoto, H, Roye, DP. Coronal and sagittal plane correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis : A comparison between thoracic pedicle screw and hook constructs. 12th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.
  • Lowenstein, JE, Matsumoto, H, Vitale, MG, Weidenbaum, M, Lee, FY, Hyman, JE, Roye, DP. Coronal and sagittal plane correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis : A comparison between thoracic pedicle screw and hook constructs. Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Resident Research Symposium, New York, NY, May 6, 2005.
  • Weidenbaum M, Sugalski M, Kwon A, Lowenstein JE . The Hip-Sacrum Index. Ninth International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. Montreux, Switzerland, May 24, 2002.
  • Weidenbaum M, Sugalski M, Lowenstein JE . Is degenerative disc disease a form of instability? Groupe International Coutrel Dubousset Educational Course. Chicago, IL, December 7-8, 2001.
  • Ikezawa M, Kimura S, Pruchnic R, Balkir L, Qu Z, Lowenstein JE , Takeda S, Gates C, Cao B, Miike T, Huard J. Persistent gene transfer via genetically engineered early myogenic progenitor cells in a LACZ transgenic mouse. 47th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, February 25-28, 2001, San Francisco, California.
  • Klimekiewicz J, Petrie R, Lowenstein JE , Harner C. Radiographic analysis of tunnel morphology after single-bundle PCL reconstruction. 19th Annual Meeting, Arthroscopy Association of North America, April 13-16, 2000, Miami, Florida.
  • Musgrave D, Bosch P, Pruchnic R, Whalen J, Ghivizzani S, Lowenstein JE , Robbins P, Huard J. Human skeletal muscle cells in ex vivo BMP-2 gene delivery. 46th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, March 12-15, 2000, Orlando, Florida.
  • Kimura S, Pruchnic R, Lowenstein JE , Qu Z, Balkir L, Huard J. Myoblast mediated gene transfer to skeletal muscle based on non-viral vectors. 46th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, March 12-15, 2000, Orlando, Florida.
  • Kimura S, Lowenstein JE , Pruchnic R, Huard J. Myoblast mediated non-viral gene transfer to skeletal muscle. The Cell Transplant Society Meeting, March 22, 1999, Montreux, Switzerland.
  • Bosch P, Musgrave DS, Shuler FS, Menetrey J, Lowenstein JE, Evans CH, Huard J. Osteoprogenitor cells in skeletal muscle. 45th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society, Feb 1-4, 1999, Anaheim, California.
  • Bosch P, Musgrave DS, Shuler FS, Menetrey J, Lowenstein JE, Evans CH, Huard J. Osteoprogenitor cells in skeletal muscle. Tissue Engineering Society Meeting, December 4-6, 1998, Orlando, Florida.
  • Fu F, Cole B, Hoeher J, Lowenstein JE , Woo S. Fate of the quadrupled hamstring graft for ACL reconstruction. Herodicus Society Meeting, June, 1997, Gleneden Beach, Oregon.
  • Lowenstein JE , Pijak D, Selzer M. The role of glial desmosomes in the spinal regeneration of the sea lamprey. Biological Basis of Behavior Honors Society Meeting, University of Pennsylvania, May 10, 1996, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery