Christopher P. Ames, MD

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Christopher P. Ames, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF; Director, UCSF Spine Tumor and Spinal Deformity Surgery

Phone: (415) 353-7500 (neurosurgery); (866) 817-7463 (spine center)
Box 0112, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0112

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Education

Dartmouth College, BA, 1989
University of California, Los Angeles, MD, 1994
University of California, San Diego, 1994-1995, Surgical Internship
University of California, San Diego, 1995-2000, Resident, Neurological Surgery
Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, 2001-2002, Spine Fellow


Professional Experience

  • 2002-present
    Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1989
    Cum Laude, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • 1994
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2001
    Chairman's Prize, University of California, San Diego
  • 2005
    ISSLS Award
  • 2010
    50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America
  • 2010
    America's Top Surgeons, Castle Connolly

Selected Publications

  1. Osorio JA, Scheer JK, Ames CP. Predictive modeling of complications. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Sep; 9(3):333-7.
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  2. Smith JS, Ramchandran S, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Ailon T, Klineberg E, Protopsaltis T, Schwab FJ, O'Brien M, Hostin R, Gupta M, Mundis G, Hart R, Kim HJ, Passias PG, Scheer JK, Deviren V, Burton DC, Eastlack R, Bess S, Albert TJ, Riew KD, Ames CP. Prospective Multicenter Assessment of Early Complication Rates Associated With Adult Cervical Deformity Surgery in 78 Patients. Neurosurgery. 2016 Sep; 79(3):378-88.
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  3. Scheer JK, Hey L, LaGrone M, Daubs M, Ames CP. 343 Results of the 2015 SRS Survey on Single Versus Two Attending Surgeon Approach for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:201.
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  4. Scheer JK, Ailon TT, Smith JS, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Neuman BJ, Passias PG, Miller E, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage V, Klineberg E, Ames CP. 166 Predictive Modeling of Length of Hospital Stay Following Adult Spinal Deformity Correction: Analysis of 653 Patients With an Accuracy of 75% Within 2 Days. Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug; 63 Suppl 1:166-7.
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  5. Soroceanu A, Oren JH, Smith JS, Hostin R, Shaffrey CI, Mundis GM, Ames CP, Burton DC, Bess S, Gupta MC, Deviren V, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Errico TJ. Effect of Antifibrinolytic Therapy on Complications, Thromboembolic Events, Blood Product Utilization, and Fusion in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 15; 41(14):E879-86.
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  6. Klineberg EO, Passias PG, Jalai CM, Worley N, Sciubba DM, Burton DC, Gupta MC, Soroceanu A, Zebala LP, Mundis GM, Kim HJ, Hamilton DK, Hart RA, Ames CP, Lafage V. Predicting Extended Length of Hospital Stay in an Adult Spinal Deformity Surgical Population. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jul 1; 41(13):E798-805.
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  7. Ames C, Gammal I, Matsumoto M, Hosogane N, Smith JS, Protopsaltis T, Yamato Y, Matsuyama Y, Taneichi H, Lafage R, Ferrero E, Schwab FJ, Lafage V. Geographic and Ethnic Variations in Radiographic Disability Thresholds: Analysis of North American and Japanese Operative Adult Spinal Deformity Populations. Neurosurgery. 2016 Jun; 78(6):793-801.
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  8. Smith JS, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage R, Hostin R, O'Brien M, Boachie-Adjei O, Akbarnia BA, Mundis GM, Errico T, Kim HJ, Protopsaltis TS, Hamilton DK, Scheer JK, Sciubba D, Ailon T, Fu KM, Kelly MP, Zebala L, Line B, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Deviren V, Hart R, Burton D, Bess S, Ames CP. Outcomes of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment for Adult Spinal Deformity: A Prospective, Multicenter, Propensity-Matched Cohort Assessment With Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. Neurosurgery. 2016 Jun; 78(6):851-61.
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  9. Ramchandran S, Smith JS, Ailon T, Klineberg E, Shaffrey C, Lafage V, Schwab F, Bess S, Daniels A, Scheer JK, Protopsaltis TS, Arnold P, Haid RW, Chapman J, Fehlings MG, Ames CP. Assessment of Impact of Long-Cassette Standing X-Rays on Surgical Planning for Cervical Pathology: An International Survey of Spine Surgeons. Neurosurgery. 2016 May; 78(5):717-24.
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  10. Demirkiran G, Theologis AA, Pekmezci M, Ames C, Deviren V. Adult Spinal Deformity Correction with Multi-level Anterior Column Releases: Description of a New Surgical Technique and Literature Review. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 May; 29(4):141-9.
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  11. Smith JS, Klineberg E, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Schwab FJ, Protopsaltis T, Scheer JK, Ailon T, Ramachandran S, Daniels A, Mundis G, Gupta M, Hostin R, Deviren V, Eastlack R, Passias P, Hamilton DK, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP. Assessment of Surgical Treatment Strategies for Moderate to Severe Cervical Spinal Deformity Reveals Marked Variation in Approaches, Osteotomies, and Fusion Levels. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jul; 91:228-37.
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  12. Jalai CM, Passias PG, Lafage V, Smith JS, Lafage R, Poorman GW, Diebo B, Liabaud B, Neuman BJ, Scheer JK, Shaffrey CI, Bess S, Schwab F, Ames CP. A comparative analysis of the prevalence and characteristics of cervical malalignment in adults presenting with thoracolumbar spine deformity based on variations in treatment approach over 2 years. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug; 25(8):2423-32.
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  13. Passias PG, Soroceanu A, Yang S, Schwab F, Ames C, Boniello A, Smith J, Shaffrey C, Boachie-Adjei O, Mundis G, Burton D, Klineberg E, Hart R, Hamilton DK, Sciubba DM, Bess S, Lafage V. Predictors of Revision Surgical Procedure Excluding Wound Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity and Impact on Patient-Reported Outcomes and Satisfaction: A Two-Year Follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Apr 6; 98(7):536-43.
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  14. Hostin R, Robinson C, O'Brien M, Ames C, Schwab F, Smith JS, Lafage V, Gupta M, Hart R, Burton D, Bess S, Schaffrey C, McCarthy I. A Multicenter Comparison of Inpatient Resource Use for Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr; 41(7):603-9.
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  15. Diebo BG, Lafage R, Ames CP, Bess S, Obeid I, Klineberg E, Cunningham ME, Smith JS, Hostin R, Liu S, Passias PG, Schwab FJ, Lafage V. Ratio of lumbar 3-column osteotomy closure: patient-specific deformity characteristics and level of resection impact correction of truncal versus pelvic compensation. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug; 25(8):2480-7.
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  16. Iyer S, Nemani VM, Nguyen J, Elysee J, Burapachaisri A, Ames CP, Kim HJ. Impact of Cervical Sagittal Alignment Parameters on Neck Disability. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar; 41(5):371-7.
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  17. Smith JS, Klineberg E, Lafage V, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Lafage R, Hostin R, Mundis GM, Errico TJ, Kim HJ, Protopsaltis TS, Hamilton DK, Scheer JK, Soroceanu A, Kelly MP, Line B, Gupta M, Deviren V, Hart R, Burton DC, Bess S, Ames CP. Prospective multicenter assessment of perioperative and minimum 2-year postoperative complication rates associated with adult spinal deformity surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jul; 25(1):1-14.
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  18. Theologis AA, Miller L, Callahan M, Lau D, Zygourakis C, Scheer JK, Burch S, Pekmezci M, Chou D, Tay B, Mummaneni P, Berven S, Deviren V, Ames CP. The Economic Impact of Revision Surgery for Proximal Junctional Failure after Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Cost Analysis of 57 Operations in A 10-Year Experience at a Major Deformity Center. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb 18.
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  19. Lau D, Funao H, Clark AJ, Nicholls F, Smith J, Bess S, Shaffrey C, Schwab FJ, Lafage V, Deviren V, Hart R, Kebaish KM, Ames CP. The Clinical Correlation of the Hart-ISSG Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Severity Scale With Health-Related Quality-of-life Outcomes and Need for Revision Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb; 41(3):213-23.
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  20. Lenke LG, Fehlings MG, Shaffrey CI, Cheung KM, Carreon L, Dekutoski MB, Schwab FJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Kebaish KM, Ames CP, Qiu Y, Matsuyama Y, Dahl BT, Mehdian H, Pellisé-Urquiza F, Lewis SJ, Berven SH. Neurologic Outcomes of Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Results of the Prospective, Multicenter Scoli-RISK-1 Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb; 41(3):204-12.
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