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Amer Samdani, M.D.

Amer Samdani, M.D., is the chief of surgery for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia and is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Columbia University and earned a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University Medical School. Dr. Samdani completed his residency in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a traveling fellowship in spinal deformity with the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).

Areas of special interest to Dr. Samdani include fusionless strategies to treat scoliosis and complex spinal deformity.

Dr. Samdani is on the board of directors of the Scoliosis Research Society, Harms Study Group and Children’s Spine Group. He has published over 150 papers related to spine deformity.


  • Medical Degree, Johns Hopkins Medical School
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurosurgery
  • Research Fellowship, Cornell University Medical College, Stem Cell Laboratory
  • Research Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Intraoperative MRI
  • Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Traveling Fellowship, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Spinal Deformity
  • Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Awards, publications and textbook contributions

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