Dr Akhil Ashok Tawari is a consultant Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. He completed his MBBS followed by MS (Orthopedics), DNB (Orthopedics), and D-Ortho from the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Sion, Mumbai. Subsequently he worked as an Assistant professor before heading to the USA for higher subspeciality training in spinal surgeries.

In the USA, he honed his skills and successfully completed clinical (hands-on) fellowships in Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, Boston; Pediatric Spine Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL and Orthopedic trauma and research at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, USA.

He has extensive experience in dealing with various spinal disorders including degenerative conditions, deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis, spinal trauma and infections. Dr Tawari specializes in minimally invasive spine surgeries.

He has more than 18 international peer-reviewed publications and more than 24 national and international scientific presentations. He is a member of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India, North American Spine Society and Bombay Orthopedic Society.

Publications

Tawari AA, Kempegowda H, Graham J, Suk M, Horwitz DS. The Agreement of Level of Evidence Ratings of Articles Submitted to JOT from 2012 to 2014. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Jul;30(7):367-9.

Tawari AA, Kempegowda H, Suk M, Horwitz DS. What makes an intertrochanteric fracture unstable in 2015? Does the lateral wall play a role in the decision matrix? J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Apr;29 Suppl 4:S4-9.

Horwitz DS, Tawari AA, Suk M. Nail Length in the Management of Intertrochanteric Fracture of the Femur. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Apr 29.

Kempegowda H, Richard R, Borade A, Tawari AA, Howenstein AM, Kubiak EN, Suk M,  Horwitz DS. The Role of Radiographs and Office Visits in the Follow-Up of Healed Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: An Economic Analysis. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Dec;30(12):687-690.

Kempegowda H, Richard R, Borade A, Tawari AA, Jove G, Suk M, Howenstein A, Kubiak EN, Sotomayor VR, Koval K, Liporace FA, Tejwani N, Horwitz DS. Obesity is Associated with High Peri-Operative Complications among Surgically Treated Intertrochanteric Fracture of the Femur. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Jul;31(7):352-357.

Maniar HH, Kempegowda H, Tawari AA, Rutter M, Borade A, Cush G, Horwitz DS. Medial Malleoli Fractures: Clinical Comparison between Newly Designed Sled Device and Conventional Screws. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017. Aug;10(4):296- 301.

Borade A, Kempegowda H, Tawari AA, Suk M, Horwitz DS. Improvement in Osteoporosis Detection in a Fracture Liaison Service with Integration of a Geriatric Hip Fracture Care Program. Injury. 2016 Dec;47(12):2755-2759.

Maniar HH, Tawari AA, Suk M, Bowen TR, Horwitz DS. Percutaneous and  mucocutaneous exposure among Orthopaedic surgeons: Immediate management and compliance with CDC protocol. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 2015 Oct;29(10):e391-4.

Kempegowda H, Maniar HH, Tawari AA, Fanelli GC, Jones CB, Sietsema DL, Bogdan Y, Tornetta P 3rd, Marcantonio AJ, Horwitz DS. Knee Injury Associated With Acetabular Fractures: A Multicenter Study of 1273 Patients. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Jan; 30(1):48-51.

Kempegowda H, Maniar HH, Richard R, Tawari AA, Jove G, Suk M, Beebe MJ, Han C, Tornetta P 3rd, Kubiak EN, Horwitz DS. Posterior Malleolar Fractures Associated with Tibial Shaft Fractures and Sequence of Fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Tawari AA, Bahuva VD, Goregaonkar AB, R S. A rare case of open anterior hip dislocation. J Surg Case Rep. 2013 Jan 10; 2013(1).

Dhamangaonkar AC, Joshi D, Goregaonkar AB, Tawari AA. Proximal femoral locking Plate versus dynamic hip screw for unstable intertrochanteric femoral fractures. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Dec; 21(3):317-22.

Dhamangaonkar AC, Tawari AA, Goregaonkar AB. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva: a case Report. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Dec; 21(3):383- 6.

Maniar HH, Tawari AA, Suk M, Horwitz DS. The current role of stem cells in Orthopaedic surgery. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal. Nov 2015, Vol 9, Issue No. 3.

Tawari AA, Dhamangaonkar Anoop C, Goregaonkar Arvind B, Augmented Repair of Degenerative Tears of Tendo Achilles Using Peroneus Brevis Tendon: Early Results; Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal 2013 Vol 7 No 1.

Maniar HH, Tawari AA, Mookerjee G, Horwitz DS. Short or Long, Locked or  Unlocked Nails for Intertrochanteric Fractures. Techniques in Orthopaedics. Jun 2015 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p 87–96

Tawari AA, Dhamangaonkar Anoop C, Goregaonkar Arvind B, Bilateral Medial Rectus Insufficiency Following Spinal Fusion Surgery- A rare case report; The Journal of Maharashtra Orthopaedics Association 2013; 8(1):18-

Bahuva VD, Thakkar C J, Tawari AA, Goregaonkar AB”Prevalence of Femoroacetabular impingement in Indian population”.J. Orthopaedics 2013; 10(1) e 8.

Dhamangaonkar AC, Goregaonkar AB, Joshi D, Tawari AA. Jumpers' Sacral Fracture with spinopelvic dissociation with Clay-Shoveler's and calcaneal fracture. The Journal of Maharashtra Orthopaedic Association 2012; 7(4):13- 14.

Tawari AA, Kempegowda H, Horwitz DS. Nonunion Tibia Shaft Treated with IMN/Bone Grafting. Fractures of the Tibia-A clinical case book 2016. Pg 225-234.

Tannoury C, Tawari AA. Posterior Far Lateral Diskectomy. Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery (Third Edition) A volume in Operative Techniques 2018. Pg 304–310

Accepted/Submitted Publications

Book Chapter on the intraoperative issues: anesthesia, neuromonitoring, estimated blood loss in Neuromuscular scoliosis

Book Chapter on the percutaneous management of posterior cervical trauma

Book Chapter on anterior to psoas technique for oblique lateral interbody fusion

Book Chapter on Pelvic fixation techniques

Book Chapter on the management of congenital scoliosis.

Book Chapter on the management of subtrochanteric fracture of the femur.

 

Presentations

Podium

Operative Efficiency Methodology in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS): A Guide to Developing Safe and Efficient Care, North American Spine Society (NASS), Los Angeles, Cal, USA (Author) 2018
Lenke 1C:AIS Curves When do Experienced surgeons incorporate the lumbar curve?  International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Cape town, South Africa (Author) 2017
Obesity is Associated with High Peri-operative Complications among Surgically Treated Intertrochanteric Fracture of the Femur, International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) Annual Meeting; National Harbor, MD, USA (Co-Author) 2016
The management of proximal junctional kyphosis, Grand Rounds, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA (Author) 2016
Role of Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Head in Low Energy Geriatric Femur Fractures, AAOS, Orlando, FL, USA (Co-Author) 2016
High Early Complication Rates Of Open Femur And Tibia- Fibula Fractures in the Geriatric Population, IGFS, San Deigo, Cal, USA (Author) 2015
Reversal of Anticoagulation prior to Hemiarthroplasty, IGFS, San Deigo, Cal, USA (Co-Author) 2015
The management of upper cervical spine trauma, Grand Rounds, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA (Author) 2015
Pediatric Modification of the Gustilo-Anderson classification system for open fractures, Geisinger annual research day, Danville, PA, USA (Author) 2015
Proximal femoral locking plate v/s 135° dynamic hip  screw system in the treatment of unstable  intertrochanteric fracture of the femur, SICOT, Hyderabad, AP, India (Co-Author) 2013
Management of Degenerated Tears of Tendo-Achilles Using Peroneus Brevis: Early Results- Indian Orthopaedic Association conference  (IOACON), Chennai, TN, India (Author)

 

2012
Fibrodysplasia ossificans Progressiva , case presentation, Bombay Orthopaedic Society clinical meet, LTMGH, Mumbai, MAH, India (Author) 2011
Relevance of Haptics in Medical Practice, Bombay medical congress, Mumbai, MAH, India (Co-Author) 2007
Ethics of Clinical Trials, J.J group of hospitals, Mumbai, MAH, India (Co-Author) 2005

Poster 

Lenke 5C Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Curves (AIS): Factors Determining Fusion of the Thoracic Curve for Experienced Spine Surgeons, SRS, Philadelphia, PA, USA 2017
High Early Complication Rates of Open Femur and Tibia- Fibula Fractures in the Geriatric Population, AAOS, San Diego, CA, USA 2017
Knee injuries associated with acetabulum fractures, AAOS, Orlando, FL, USA 2016
The Role of radiographs and office visits in the follow-up of healed  intertrochanteric hip fractures: An Economic analysis, OTA, National Harbour, MD, USA 2016
Medial Rectus Insufficiency Following Spinal Surgery,Western Indian Regional Orthopaedic conference (WIROC), Mumbai, MAH, India 2012
Vertebral Haemangioma in Pregnancy Causing Paraplegia, Association of Spine Surgeons of India Conference (ASSICON), Mumbai, MAH, India 2011
Honors & Awards
Chief Resident, Dr A.B.Goregaonkar Unit, LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai, MAH, India 2012
 

 

91st  rank among 25,000 graduates in Common Entrance test in the state of Maharashtra, India

 

 

 

2009

Distinction (more than 75 % marks) in ten subjects during the M.B.B.S course (Med School), LTMGH, Mumbai, India

 

2003 to 2008
116th  rank among 100, 000 college graduates in  Common Entrance test in the state of Maharashtra, India

 

2003
19th  in merit list (Academic excellence) in Higher Secondary Certification in the state of Maharashtra, India

 

2003
20th  in merit list (Academic excellence) in  Secondary School Certification in the state of Maharashtra, India

 

2001