Dr. Sansur earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and obtained his masters degree in clinical research from Duke University. He has completed a clinical research training program fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. His Neurosurgery training was at the University of Virginia. Prior to to joining the University of Maryland, Dr. Sansur completed a Combined Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at the University of Virginia. He has expertise in adult and pediatric scoliosis surgery and correction of spinal deformity. He also has extensive experience in revision spine surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Sansur serves on a multitude of academic spine societies. He is on the executive committee of the Spine section for the American Association of Neurological Surgery and the Congress of Neurological Surgery. He regularly teaches other neurosurgeons at the American Association of Neurosurgery annual meeting. He also is a member of the North American Spine Society, AO SPine, and the Maryland Spine Society.
Spine Deformity, Spine Surgery Outcomes, Spine infection, Bone Healing
Revision spine surgery, Scoliosis, Kyphosis (curving of the spine that causes a bowing of the back), other spine deformities, failed back syndrome, and treatment for osteoporosis in the spine. He also routinely performs cervical disc replacements and fusions, and has extensive experience in spine trauma. He performs general cranial neurosurgery.
Sansur CA, Chin LS, Ames JW, Banegura AT, Aggarwal S, Ballesteros M, Amin P, Simard JM, Eisenberg H, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Brain Metastases. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2000; 74(1):37-51. Review.
Sansur CA, Heiss JD, DeVroom HL, Eskioglu E, Ennis R, Oldfield EH. Pathophysiology of headache associated with cough in patients with Chiari I malformation. J Neurosurg, March 2003. Mar;98(3):453-8
Kanter AS, Diallo AO, Jane Jr JA, Sheehan JP, Asthagiri AR, Oskouian RJ, Okonkwo DO, Sansur CA, Vance ML, Rogol A, Laws ER. Pediatric Cushing's Disease: A Single Center's Experience. J Neurosurg. 2005 Nov; 103(5 Suppl):413-20.
Kanter AS, Sansur CA, Jane Jr JA, Laws ER. Rathke's Cleft Cyst. Front Horm Res. 2006;34:127-57. Review.
Sansur CA, Sheehan JP, Sherman J, Jane Sr JA. Ventriculus Terminalis Causing Back Pain and Urinary Retention. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2006 Aug; 148(8):919-20.
Oskouian RJ Jr, Shaffrey CI, Whitehill R, Sansur CA, Pouratian N, Kanter AS, Asthagiri AR, Dumont AS, Sheehan JP, Elias WJ, Shaffrey ME. Anterior stabilization of three-column thoracolumbar spinal trauma. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Jul; 5(1):18-25.
Sansur CA, Pouratian N, Dumont AS, Schiff D, Shaffrey CI, Shaffrey ME. Spinal Cord Neoplasms, Part II: Primary tumors of the bony spine and adjacent soft tissues. Lancet Oncol. 2007 Feb;8(2):137-47. Review.
Pouratian P, Sansur CA, Jane Jr. JA, Jane Sr. JA. Uncorrected Nonsyndromal Sagittal Synostosis Resulting in Chiari Malformation: Report of 2 Cases. Surg Neurol. 2007 Apr; 67(4):422-7; discussion 427-8.
Boulos PT, Kassell NF, Razack N, Sansur CA, Jensen ME, Dumont AS. Aneurysm-venous fistula formation following coil embolization of a basilar bifurcation aneurysm. Case illustration. J Neurosurg. 2007 Mar;106(3):515.
Oskouian RJ Jr., Sansur CA, Shaffrey CI. Congenital abnormalities of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Jul;18(3):479-98. Review.
Sansur CA, Frysinger RC, Pouratian N, Fu KG, Bittl M, Oskouian RJ, Laws ER, Elias WJ. Incidence of symptomatic hemorrhage after stereotactic electrode placement. J Neurosurg. 2007 Nov;107(5):998-1003.
Hamilton DK, Jones-Quaidoo SM, Sansur CA, Shaffrey CI, Oskouian R, Jane JA Sr. Outcomes of bone morphogenetic protein-2 in mature adults: posterolateral non-instrument-assisted lumbar decompression and fusion. Surg Neurol. 2008 May;69(5):457-61; discussion 461-2. Epub 2008 Jan 18.
Sansur CA, Fu KM, Oskouian RJ, Jagannathan J, Kuntz C, Shaffrey CI. Surgical Management of Global Sagittal Deformity in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Neurosurg Focus. 2008;24(1):E8. Review.
Jagannathan J, Shaffrey CI, Oskouian RJ, Dumont AS, Herrold C, Sansur CA, Jane JA. Radiographic and clinical outcomes following single-level anterior cervical discectomy and allograft fusion without plate placement or cervical collar. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 May;8(5):420-8.
Sheehan J, Ionescu A, Pouratian N, Hamilton DK, Schlesinger D, Oskouian RJ Jr, Sansur CA. Use of trans sodium crocetinate for sensitizing glioblastoma multiforme to radiation: laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg. 2008 May; 108(5):972-8.
Elias WJ, Sansur CA, Frysinger RC. Sulcal and ventricular trajectories in stereotactic surgery. J Neurosurg. 2008 Sep 26.
Furneaux CE, Marshall ES, Yeoh K, Monteith SJ, Mews PJ, Sansur CA, Oskouian RJ, Sharples KJ, Baguley BC. Cell cycle times of short-term cultures of brain cancers as predictors of survival. Br J Cancer. 2008 Oct 14. 1-6.
Jagannathan J, Chankaew E, Urban P, Dumont AS, Sansur CA, Kern J, Peeler B, Elias WJ, Shen F, Shaffrey ME, Whitehill R, Arlet V, Shaffrey CI. Cosmetic Outcomes and Cosmetic Related Complications for Anterior Paramedian and Anterolateral Retroperitoneal Approaches to the Lumbar Spine. J Neurosurg, 2008 Nov;9(5):454-65.
Joaquim AF, Shaffrey CC, Sansur CA, Shaffrey CI. Man-in-the-barrel syndrome after thoracoilium fusion. J Neurosurg, Dec;9(6):566-9.
Sansur CA, Early S, Reibel J, Arlet V. Pharyngocutaneous fistula after anterior cervical spine surgery. Eur Spine J. 2009 May;18(5):586-91. Epub 2009 Mar 28.
Jagannathan J, Sansur CA, Oskouian RJ Jr, Fu KM, Shaffrey CI. Radiographic restoration of lumbar alignment after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Neurosurgery. 2009 May;64(5):955-63; discussion 963-4.
Joaquim AF, Sansur CA, Hamilton DK, Shaffrey CI. Degenerative lumbar stenosis: update. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2009 Jun;67(2B):553-8.
Fu KM, Smith JS, Sansur CA, Shaffrey CI. Standardized measures of health status and disability and the decision to pursue operative treatment in elderly patients with degenerative scoliosis. Neurosurgery. 2010 Jan;66(1):42-7.
Crowley RW, Sansur CA, Sheehan JP, Mandell JW, Kassell NF, Dumont AS. Intracranial plasmacytoma with apoplectic presentation and spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: Case report and review of the literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 Feb;112(2):172-5.
Fu KM, Smith JS, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Sansur CA, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen HH, Knapp DR Jr, Hart RA, Zeller RD, Donaldson WF 3rd, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Morbidity and mortality in the surgical treatment of 10,329 adults with degenerative lumbar stenosis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 May;12(5):443-6.
Smith JS, Fu KM, Polly DW Jr, Sansur CA, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen HH, Knapp DR Jr, Hart RA, Donaldson WF 3rd, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Complication Rates of Three Common Spine Procedures and Rates of Thromboembolism Following Spine Surgery Based on 108,419 Procedures: A Report From the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Committee. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jun 24.
Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Glassman SD, Berven SH, Schwab FJ, Hamill CL, Horton WC, Ondra SL, Sansur CA, Bridwell KH. Risk-Benefit Assessment of Surgery for Adult Scoliosis: An Analysis Based on Patient Age. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jul 30.
Fu KM, Smith JS, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Sansur CA, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen HH, Knapp DR Jr, Hart RA, Donaldson WF 3rd, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Morbidity and Mortality in the Surgical Treatment of Six Hundred Five Pediatric Patients with Isthmic or Dysplastic Spondylolisthesis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Aug 25.
Sansur CA, Reames DL, Smith JS, Hamilton DK, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen HH, Knapp DR, Hart RA, Zeller RD, Donaldson WF, Polly DW, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Morbidity and mortality in the surgical treatment of 10,242 adults with spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Nov 13:589â?"593.
Sansur CA, Smith JS, Hamilton DK, Reames DL, Shaffrey CI. Response to: Editorial Surgical complications in adult spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Nov 13:587â?"588.
Williams BJ, Sansur CA, Smith JS, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen HH, Knapp DR Jr, Hart RA, Zeller RD, Donaldson WF 3rd, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Incidence of unintended durotomy in spine surgery based on 108,478 cases. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jan;68(1):117-23; discussion 123-4.
Sansur CA, Oldfield EH. Pituitary carcinoma. Semin Oncol. 2010 Dec;37(6):591-3. Review.
Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Sansur CA, Berven SH, Fu KM, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen HH, Knapp DR Jr, Hart RA, Donaldson WF 3rd, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O; Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Committee. Rates of infection after spine surgery based on 108,419 procedures: a report from the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Committee. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 1;36(7):556-63.
Smith JS, Sansur CA, Donaldson WF 3rd, Perra JH, Mudiyam R, Choma TJ, Zeller RD, Knapp DR Jr, Noordeen HH, Berven SH, Goytan MJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Short-term morbidity and mortality associated with correction of thoracolumbar fixed sagittal plane deformity: a report from the scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality committee. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 20;36(12):958-64.
Hamilton DK, Smith JS, Sansur CA, Glassman SD, Ames CP, Berven SH, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Knapp DR, Boachie-Adjei O, McCarthy RE, Shaffrey CI; Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Committee. Rates of new neurological deficit associated with spine surgery based on 108,419 procedures: a report of the scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality committee. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 1;36(15):1218-28.
Sansur CA, Smith JS, Coe JD, Glassman SD, Berven SH, Polly DW Jr, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality of adult scoliosis surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 20;36(9):E593-7.
Hamilton DK, Smith JS, Sansur CA, Dumont AS, Shaffrey CI. C-2 neurectomy during atlantoaxial instrumented fusion in the elderly: patient satisfaction and surgical outcome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jul;15(1):3-8. Epub 2011 Apr 1.
Ibrahimi DM, Crandall KM, Beaty NB, Hamilton DK, Sansur CA. A Review of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis. European Musculoskeletal Review, 2011;6(2):110-113.
Sansur CA. Reviewer's comment concerning "direct repair of displaced anterior arch fracture of the atlas under microendoscopy: experience with seven patients" (DOI 10.1007/s00586-011-1965-5 R1 by Jian Wang). Eur Spine J. 2012 Feb;21(2):352.
Heiss JD, Snyder K, Peterson MM, Patronas NJ, Butman JA, Smith RK, Devroom HL, Sansur CA, Eskioglu E, Kammerer WA, Oldfield EH. Pathophysiology of primary spinal syringomyelia. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Sep 7.
Beaty NB, Diaz C, Crandall K, Sansur C. Penetrating intracranial gunshot wound transecting the right transverse sinus. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Sep 17.
Patel AP, Koltz MT, Sansur CA, Gulati M, Hamilton DK. An analysis of deep vein thrombosis in 1277 consecutive neurosurgical patients undergoing routine weekly ultrasonography. J Neurosurg. 2013 Mar;118(3):505-9.
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