New Faculty 2020


Mostafa El Dafrawy

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

Mostafa El Dafrawy provides comprehensive spine care to patients with a wide range of spine conditions. He specializes in complex spinal deformities, revision surgery for failed spine surgery, spine trauma, adult degenerative disorders of the cervical and thoraco-lumbar spine, and spinal tumors.

Along with his surgical work, El Dafrawy uses basic, clinical, and translational research to investigate novel therapies for patients with spine conditions to improve their overall quality of life. His research interests include adult degenerative scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, and flat back deformities, as well as spine tumors, particularly the treatment and management of metastatic spine disease. He completed a research fellowship in spine surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and his research has been published in Spine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Spine Deformity, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and Orthopedics.

El Dafrawy received a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (MBBCh) degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, in Egypt, followed by an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He subsequently completed a spine surgery fellowship at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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