Paley Institute's Jahangir “John” Asghar, MD Spine Surgeon

Jahangir “John” Asghar

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Jahangir "John" Asghar, MD, is a spine surgeon bringing over 18 years of quality care and experience to the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute. At the Institute, Dr. Asghar oversees clinical research, ultrasonic, and robotic technologies for adult and pediatric scoliosis. His particular concentration lies in the treatment of patients of all ages with scoliosis and complex deformities of the spine. Dr. Asghar utilizes cutting-edge technology and a holistic approach when treating patients.

Dr. Asghar attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in West Indies, Grenada, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. He finished a fellowship in complex spine and spine deformity at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before his time at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Dr. Asghar was part of the team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida. He is board-eligible with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Asghar approaches patient visits in a highly communicative fashion, and always opts for the most noninvasive, comfortable solution possible. Through his creation of revolutionary, minimally invasive ultrasonic procedures, he is able to successfully treat conditions such as spinal deformity and scoliosis. Dr. Asghar and his spinal deformity team have gained national recognition due to the safety of their surgeries, advanced technology, and the quick recovery of their patients.

Dr. Asghar has been published over 40 times, and his charitable work in pediatric spinal deformities and scoliosis has taken him to service trips across the world. He has performed surgeries and aided communities in Asia, South America, and the Middle East. He is a founding member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, Florida Orthopaedic Society, and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.

Dr. Asghar is thrilled to bring his extensive experience in spinal health to patients at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute and aims to continue furthering advancement in the field.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible

Areas of Interest

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Iopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
  • Revision Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Severe Spinal Deformity
  • Flatback Syndrome
  • Severe Fixed Spinal Imbalance
  • Chin on Chest Deformity
  • Spine Tumor
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Thoracic Kyphoscoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Upper Cervical Deformity Instability
  • Growing Spine

Education & Training

Medical School
St. George’s University School of Medicine

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey —
Orthopaedic Surgery

Shriner’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia) —
Pediatric Spine Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

St. Mary’s Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Candidate (AAOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • AOSpine Foundation
  • Fox Pediatric Severe Spinal Deformity Study (Fox PSDS)
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (ISASS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS) – Associate Member
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS)
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • Setting Scoliosis Straight (Harms Study Group)
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons (SMISS)
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