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. Bakhsheshian J, Scheer JK, Gum JL, Horner L, Hostin R, Lafage V, Bess S, Protopsaltis TS, Burton DC, Keefe M, Hart RA, Mundis GM, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Smith JS, Ames CP. Comparison of Structural Disease Burden to Health-related Quality of Life Scores in 264 Adult Spinal Deformity Patients With 2-Year Follow-up: Novel Insights into Drivers of Disability. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Nov 21.
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  2. Scheer JK, Osorio JA, Smith JS, Schwab F, Lafage V, Hart RA, Bess S, Line B, Diebo BG, Protopsaltis TS, Jain A, Ailon T, Burton DC, Shaffrey CI, Klineberg E, Ames CP. Development of Validated Computer-based Preoperative Predictive Model for Proximal Junction Failure (PJF) or Clinically Significant PJK With 86% Accuracy Based on 510 ASD Patients With 2-year Follow-up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 15; 41(22):E1328-E1335.
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  3. Soroceanu A, Burton DC, Oren JH, Smith JS, Hostin R, Shaffrey CI, Akbarnia BA, Ames CP, Errico TJ, Bess S, Gupta MC, Deviren V, Schwab FJ, Lafage V. Medical Complications After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Impact. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Nov 15; 41(22):1718-1723.
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  4. Keefe MK, Zygourakis CC, Theologis AA, Canepa E, Shaw JD, Goldman LH, Burch S, Berven S, Chou D, Tay B, Mummaneni P, Deviren V, Ames CP. Sexual function after cervical spine surgery: Independent predictors of functional impairment. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Nov 4.
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  5. Theologis AA, Mundis GM, Nguyen S, Okonkwo DO, Mummaneni PV, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Fessler R, Bess S, Schwab F, Diebo BG, Burton D, Hart R, Deviren V, Ames C. Utility of multilevel lateral interbody fusion of the thoracolumbar coronal curve apex in adult deformity surgery in combination with open posterior instrumentation and L5-S1 interbody fusion: a case-matched evaluation of 32 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Oct 21; 1-12.
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  6. McClelland S, Baker JF, Smith JS, Line BG, Errico TJ, Ames CP, Bess RS. Impact of Parkinson's disease on perioperative complications and hospital cost in multilevel spine fusion: A population-based analysis. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Oct 17.
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  7. Altaf F, Weber M, Dea N, Boriani S, Ames C, Williams R, Verlaan JJ, Laufer I, Fisher CG. Evidence-Based Review and Survey of Expert Opinion of Reconstruction of Metastatic Spine Tumors. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 15; 41 Suppl 20:S254-S261.
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  8. Dea N, Charest-Morin R, Sciubba DM, Bird JE, Disch AC, Mesfin A, Lazáry Á, Fisher CG, Ames C. Optimizing the Adverse Event and HRQOL Profiles in the Management of Primary Spine Tumors. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 15; 41 Suppl 20:S212-S217.
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  9. Passias PG, Oh C, Jalai CM, Worley N, Lafage R, Scheer JK, Klineberg EO, Hart RA, Kim HJ, Smith JS, Lafage V, Ames CP. Predictive Model for Cervical Alignment and Malalignment Following Surgical Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep 15; 41(18):E1096-103.
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  10. Jain A, Lafage V, Kelly MP, Hassanzadeh H, Neuman BJ, Sciubba DM, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP, Scheer JK, Burton D, Gupta MC, Hart R, Hostin RA, Kebaish KM. Validity, Reliability, and Responsiveness of SRS-7 as an Outcomes Assessment Instrument for Operatively Treated Patients With Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep 15; 41(18):1463-8.
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  11. Osorio JA, Scheer JK, Ames CP. Predictive modeling of complications. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Sep; 9(3):333-7.
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  12. 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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  13. Passias PG, Klineberg EO, Jalai CM, Worley N, Poorman GW, Line B, Oh C, Burton DC, Kim HJ, Sciubba DM, Hamilton DK, Ames CP, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Bess S. Hospital Readmission Within 2 Years Following Adult Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Surgery: Prevalence, Predictors, and Effect on Patient-derived Outcome Measures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep; 41(17):1355-64.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Kuo CC, Martin A, Telles C, Leasure J, Iezza A, Ames C, Kondrashov D. Biomechanical demands on posterior fusion instrumentation during lordosis restoration procedures. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Sep; 25(3):345-51.
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