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John K. Czerwein JR., MD

John K. Czerwein JR., MD

Adult Spine Surgery / Spinal Deformity Surgery
Medical Director of Spine, Our Lady of Faima Hospital
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Landmark Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine 
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-632-4150
Fax: 401-270-3715

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John K. Czerwein JR., MD

Adult Spine Surgery / Spinal Deformity Surgery
Medical Director of Spine, Our Lady of Faima Hospital
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Landmark Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine 
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon

Specialties:

John K. Czerwein Jr., MD, specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic spinal disorders in adult and adolescent patients. Treating all disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Czerwein takes great care in providing each patient with an individual treatment plan with the goal of restoring function and the return to an active and healthy life. Plans may include conservative non-operative treatments such as physical therapy or cortisone injections as well as surgical options.

Dr. Czerwein is one of the only spine surgeons specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures in the region.

For more information about Dr. Czerwein’s practice please visit www.johnczerweinmd.com.

Meet Dr. Czerwein

Dr. Czerwein attended college at Providence College before completing his medical degree at The Chicago Medical School in Northern Chicago, IL. Dr. Czerwein finished his orthopaedic internship and residency at Albert Einstein University-Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He furthered his education and training with a Spine Fellowship at Brown University Alpert Medical School/University Orthopedics at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I.

On the personal side, Dr. Czerwein and his wife Melissa, reside in Northern Rhode Island with four children. In his free time, Dr. Czerwein is a foodie and enjoys traveling for food and pleasure as well as snowboarding, triathlons, exercising and is an avid outdoorsman.

Offices:

University Orthopedics, Inc
1524 Atwood Avenue, Suite 140
Johnston, R.I. 02919

Disclosures:

AAOS Record of Disclosures

Undergraduate Degree:

  • Providence College, Providence, R.I.

Post Graduate Studies:

  • Harvard University, Boston, MA

Medical Degree:

  • The Chicago Medical School North Chicago, IL – Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

  • Surgical Internship Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein University, Bronx, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein University, Bronx, NY

Fellowship:

  • Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship, Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University, Providence, R.I.

Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board-Certified
  • Fellowship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. Joseph Hospital, North Providence, R.I.
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.
  • Miriam Hospital, Providence, R.I.
  • Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Landmark Medical Center, R.I.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North America Spine Society
  • Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society
  • Rhode Island Medical Society

Meet Spine Surgeon Dr. John Czerwein

Dr. John Czerwein is a fellowship trained spine surgeon with University Orthopedics. Dr. Czerwein is a Rhode Island native and Providence College graduate who returned home after fellowship training to begin his practice in Rhode Island

My Assistant

Susan CasperSusan Casper, PA-C

Susan D. Casper, PA-C is a physician assistant (PA) with more than 18 years of experience. She specializes in spine and general orthopedic disorders and works with Drs. Michel Arcand, Michael Belanger, John Czerwein and David Moss. Susan spends her time seeing patients both in the office, the injection suite, and assisting in the operating room.

Susan grew up here in New England and received her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. She completed her Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2000 from Duke University School of Medicine. Susan has more than 12 years of experience in the field of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology where she performed multiple image guided procedures, including therapeutic injections. She also has prior experience in surgery and acute/urgent care. Susan is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants, American, and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery. On a personal side, Susan resides in Rhode Island with her husband, who is also a Physician Assistant, and their two teenage daughters. In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Publications & Presentations

  • Czerwein, Jr., Thakur, Chritian, Palumbo, Perioperative Management of Chronic Anticoagulation in Orthopaedic Surgery, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, December 2010
  • Czerwein, Thakur, Migliori, Lucas, Palumbo, Complications of Anterior Lumbar Surgery, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, May 2011
  • Thakur, Daniels, Schiller, Valdes, Czerwein, Schiller, Esmende, and Terek, Benign Tumors of the spine, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, November 2012

Invited Presentations

  • Czerwein, Olsewski, Incidence of Adjacent Segment Degeneration, Abstract Accepted for podium presentation North American Spine Society, 2009
  • Czerwein, Wollowick, Sarwahi, Thornhill, Incidence, Distribution, and Surgical Relevance of Abnormal Pedicles in Normal and Deformed Spines: A CT-Based Study of 6,354 Pedicles, Abstract Accepted for podium presentation International Meeting of Advanced Spine  Technologies, 2009
  • Czerwein, Wollowick, Thornhill, Amaral, Sarwahi, Do the Convexity or Concavity of Structural Curves in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Correlate with Abnormal Pedicle Morphology?, Abstracted accept for poster presentation International Meeting of Advanced Spine Technologies, 2009 
  • Czerwein, Olsewski, Wollowick, Incident of Adjacent Segment Deterioration in Lumbar Stenosis Treated Surgically, poster presentation American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons,  March 2008
  • Czerwein, Wollowick, Sharan, Thornhill, Amaral, Sarwahi, Does Abnormal Pedicle Morphology Correlate with Degree of Vertebral Rotation, Curve Severity, or Location Within the Curve Apex in the Pediatric Spinal Deformity?, Abstract accepted poster presentation International Meeting of Advance Spine Technologies, 2008, poster  presentation Scoliosis Research Society, 2008,  presentation North American Spine Society, 2008, abstract accepted American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008, poster presentation Scoliosis Research Society of India, 2008
  • Czerwein, Wollowick, Sharan, Thornhill, Amaral, Sarwahi, Does a Dysmorphic Pedicle Predispose to Pedicle Screw Malpositioning?, Abstract accepted for presentation International Meeting of Advance Spine Technologies, 2008, oral presentation American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008 
  • Czerwein, Wollowick, Sharan, Thornhill, Amaral, Sarwahi, Preoperative CT Does Not Appear to Improve Accuracy of Pedicle Screw Placement and Exposes the Patient to Increased Quantities of Radiation, Abstract accepted for presentation International Meeting of Advanced Spine Technologies, 2008, oral presentation Scoliosis Society, 2008
  • Czerwein, Olsewski, Spine Surgery in the Patient 80 Years of Age or Older, Abstract accepted poster presentation American Academy of  Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2009, North American Spine Society, October 2007, International Meeting of Advanced Spine Technologies, 2008
  • Czerwein, Friend, Thornhill, Amaral, Sharan, Sarwahi, Does Availability of Preoperative Computed Tomography Improve the Accuracy of  Pedicle Screw Placement?, Abstract accepted  for special oral presentation  paper North American Spine Society, October 2008, North American Spine Society, October 2007, International Scoliosis Research Society, September 2007
  • Czerwein, Friend, Thornhill, Amaral, Sharon, Sarwahi, A New CT-Based Classification of Pedicels in Spinal Deformity, Abstract accepted poster presentation International Meeting of Advanced Spine Technologies, July 2007, International Scoliosis Research Society, September 2007
  • Czerwein, Amaral, Sharan, Sarwahi, An Analysis of Laminar Thickness and Length in the Proximal Thoracic Spine in AIS, Abstract accepted poster presentation International Meeting of Advanced Spine Technologies, July 2007,  International Scoliosis Research Society, September 2007 
  • Czerwein, Friend, Amaral, Sharan, Sarwahi, Segmental Direct Vertebral rotational Technique for Scoliosis Correction, Abstract accepted poster presentation paper North American Spine Society, October 2007, International Scoliosis Research Society, September 2007 
  • Czerwein, Olsewski, Use of thBMP-2 as Adjunct in Posterolateral Lumbar Spine Fusion. Abstract accepted poster presentation International Meeting of Advanced Spine Technologies, July 2007, oral presentation Eastern Orthopaedic Association, August 2007 
  • Czerwein, Tindel, Kyphoplasty Assisted Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Burst Fractures, Abstract presented for poster presentation North American Spine Society, September 2006
  • Czerwein, Seimon, Vargas-Soto, Clinical Outcome of Proximal Femoral Resection in CP, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2006
  • Czerwein, Sheinkop, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, Functional Outcomes in High-Flex Total Knee Arthroplasty, Midwest Orthopaedics, Rush University, 2002