Dr. Stuart Hershman, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses his presentation from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) 2020 meeting titled “Is it the Back or Hip? Differentiating Lumbar Spine from Hip Pathologies: Key Points of Evaluation and Treatment”
Dr. Stuart Hershman specializes in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders. He has a particular interest in complex spine and spinal deformity, as well as the surgical management of cervical myelopathy, and patients with osteoporosis. Dr. Hershman is a board-certified spine surgeon specializing in spinal deformity and complex spinal reconstruction. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Hershman completed his orthopaedic residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He continued his specialization in spine by completing the world-renowned fellowship in complex spine and spinal deformity surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. While there, he trained in all facets of spinal surgery including adult and pediatric spinal deformity, tumor, trauma, degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Hershman has spent the past several years practicing in South Florida, specializing in the surgical management of cervical myelopathy, complex spine and spinal deformity in the adult and geriatric patient. He has specific interests in revision surgery, minimally invasive techniques to treat spinal deformity and the surgical and non-surgical management of spinal conditions in osteoporotic patients. His primary research focus is on patient outcomes. Dr. Hershman is an active member of several international research organizations including the prestigious Cervical Spine Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He currently is involved in multiple ongoing research studies. Dr. Hershman has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, and his research has been presented both nationally and internationally.