Dr. Rafael Cardona

Dr. Rafael Cardona

Educación:
Spine Fellow
Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of South Florida July 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010

Associations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgery

Publications

  • Elias Dakwar, M.D., Rafael F. Cardona, M.D., Donald A. Smith, M.D., and Juan S. Uribe, M.D., Early outcomes and safety of the minimally invasive, lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas approach for adult degenerative scoliosis, Neurosurgical Focus,March 2010 Volume 28, Number 3, (http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2010.1.FOCUS09282)
  • Rafael F. Cardona, M.D., Lee Marie Tormos, M.D., Orlando de Jesus, MD, F.A.C.S. Giant Spinal Cord Ependymoma, Case Report and Review of Literature, Submitted for publication

Chapters

Posters:

  • Rafael F Cardona MD; Elias Dakwar MD; Juan S. Uribe MD, Clinical Series of Occipital Condyle Screw placement for Occipital Cervical fixation, 26th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Feb 17-20, 2010
  • Elias Dakwar MD; Rafael F Cardona MD; Juan S. Uribe MD MINIMALLY INVASIVE LATERAL RETROPLEURAL THORACOLUMBAR APPROACH: CADAVERIC FEASIBILITY AND REPORT OF 4 CLINICAL CASES. 26th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Feb 17-20, 2010
  • Rafael F. Cardona, MD, Elias Dakwar, MD, Edwin Ramos, MD, Fernando Vale, MD, & Juan S. Uribe, MD, OCCIPITAL CONDYLE SCREWS AS FIXATION POINTS FOR CRANIOCERVICAL INSTRUMENTATION. CADAVERIC FEASIBILITY, BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS, AND CLINICAL SERIES, University of South Florida Neuroscience Research Day, March 5, 2010

Instructional Courses & Invited Lectures:

  • Cardona RF, 3rd Annual SOLAS Meeting, Safety of the minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal tranpsosas interbody fusion and the use of intervertebral rhBMP–2 at L4/5 , San Diego, CA April 2010
  • Cardona RF, 3rd Annual SOLAS Meeting, Lateral Approach Cadaveric Dissection, Instructor, San Diego, CA April 2010
  • Cardona, RF, 2nd Annual Cadaveric Simulation Course In Spine Surgery, Lumbar Spine Surgical Approaches, MIS and Deformity Correction, Instructor, University of South Florida, March 2010
positions: Neurocirugía