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. Developing the Total Disability Index Based on an Analysis of the Interrelationships and Limitations of Oswestry and Neck Disability Index. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jan; 41(1):74-81.
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  2. Introduction. Dynamic stabilization of the spine. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jan; 40(1):E1.
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  3. Defining Spino-Pelvic Alignment Thresholds: Should Operative Goals in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery Account for Age? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jan; 41(1):62-8.
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  4. Acetabular Anteversion Changes Due to Spinal Deformity Correction: Bridging the Gap Between Hip and Spine Surgeons. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Dec 2; 97(23):1913-20.
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  5. Novel Method Using Baseline Normalization and Area Under the Curve to Evaluate Differences in Outcome Between Treatment Groups and Application to Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Undergoing Anterior Versus Posterior Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec; 40(24):E1299-304.
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  6. A Comparison of Two Different Dosing Protocols for Tranexamic Acid in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Spinal Deformity: A Prospective, Randomized Trial. Int J Spine Surg. 2015; 9:65.
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  7. Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy in the Revision Versus Primary Adult Spinal Deformity Patient: Is There a Difference in Correction and Complications? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov; 40(22):E1169-75.
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  8. Functional Limitations Due to Lumbar Stiffness in Adults With and Without Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Oct 15; 40(20):1599-604.
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  9. Impact of Movement Disorders on Management of Spinal Deformity in the Elderly. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct; 77 Suppl 4:S173-85.
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  10. Degenerative Spinal Deformity. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct; 77 Suppl 4:S75-91.
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  11. Postoperative Recovery After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Comparative Analysis of Age in 149 Patients During 2-year Follow-up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Oct 1; 40(19):1505-15.
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  12. Radiographical and Implant-Related Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Incidence, Patient Risk Factors, and Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 15; 40(18):1414-21.
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  13. Association between preoperative cervical sagittal deformity and inferior outcomes at 2-year follow-up in patients with adult thoracolumbar deformity: analysis of 182 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jan; 24(1):108-15.
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  14. Which Daily Functions Are Most Affected by Stiffness Following Total Lumbar Fusion: Comparison of Upper Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Proximal Endpoints. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Sep 1; 40(17):1338-44.
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  15. Impact of dynamic alignment, motion, and center of rotation on myelopathy grade and regional disability in cervical spondylotic myelopathy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec; 23(6):690-700.
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  16. Reliability assessment of a novel cervical spine deformity classification system. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec; 23(6):673-83.
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  17. Association of tumor location, extent of resection, and ncurofibromatosis status with clinical outcomes for 221 spinal nerve sheath tumors. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Aug; 39(2):E5.
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  18. Integrity of "damage control" posterior spinal fusion constructs for poly-trauma patients: A biomechanical investigation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 17.
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  19. Adult Spinal Deformity Patients Recall Fewer Than 50% of the Risks Discussed in the Informed Consent Process Preoperatively and the Recall Rate Worsens Significantly in the Postoperative Period. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jul 15; 40(14):1079-85.
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  20. The likelihood of reaching minimum clinically important difference and substantial clinical benefit at 2 years following a 3-column osteotomy: analysis of 140 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Sep; 23(3):340-8.
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