• At A Glance
  • Education & Publications
  • Bio
    Dr. Tuason completed medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He was an orthopaedic resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis surgery at The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). Dr. Tuason provides expertise in the management of spinal deformity from infancy through adolescence and young adulthood. He performs corrective Mehta casting for infantile scoliosis; MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) growing rod surgery for children with significant progressive early onset scoliosis; and Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) procedures for children with severe spinal deformity and thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS). He also specializes in the treatment of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), in addition to general pediatric orthopaedics and trauma surgery. Dr. Tuason is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Having published previously on strategies to reduce surgical site infections in scoliosis, he is actively involved with research in quality improvement in scoliosis surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In addition, he is a member of POSNA's Core Curriculum Committee, which develops the pediatric orthopaedic curriculum that is the basis for orthopaedic resident and fellow education.
    Clinical Interests

    Early Onset Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Scoliosis, Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma

  • Medical School

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Internship

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 2005-2006

    Residency

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 2006-2011

    Fellowship

    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX, United States, 2011-2012

    Publications
    • Title:Surgical Site Infections After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Neuromuscular Scoliosis: A Thirty-year Experience at a Single Institution
      Authors:Ramo BA, Roberts DW, Tuason DA, McClung A, Paraison LE, Moore HG, Sucato DJ
      Publisher:Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am
      Date:2014
      Issue:2038-48
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    • Title:Clinical and Laboratory Parameters Associated with Multiple Surgeries in Children with Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis
      Authors:Tuason D, Sun D, Gheen T, Huang R., Copley LA
      Publisher:Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
      Date:2014
      Issue:565-70
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    • Title:Changes in Tibiofemoral Contact Mechanics Following Radial Split and Vertical Tears of the Medial Meniscus: An in Vitro Investigation of the Efficacy of Arthroscopic Repair
      Authors:Muriuki M, Tuason D, Tucker B, and Harner C
      Publisher:Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am
      Date:2011
      Issue:1089-1095
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    • Title:Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Ankle Pain. Instructional Course Lecture
      Authors:Wukich D and Tuason D
      Publisher:Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am
      Date:2010
      Issue:92: 2002-2016
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    • Title:Urban Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgical Practice Audit: Implications for the Future of this Subspecialty
      Authors:Tuason D, Hohl J, Levicoff E, Ward T
      Publisher:Journal of Bone and Joint Surg. Am 2009; 91: 2992-2998. Data presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Ann
      Date:2009
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