Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Mark N. Hadley has been a neurosurgeon since 1988 and has been a Professor at UAB for 26 years. He specializes in the treatment of spinal column and spinal cord disorders. He has been recognized as one of America's Top Doctors since 2001 and among the “Top 1%” in his specialty in the United States since 2011. He is busy in a number of areas in neurosurgery at UAB and nationally: patient care, teaching, research, publishing, and leadership.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 The case for the future role of evidence-based medicine in the management of cervical spine injuries, with or without fracturesJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  31:457-463. 2019
    2019 Association between payer status and patient-reported outcomes in adult patients with lumbar spinal stenosis treated with decompression surgeryJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  30:198-210. 2019
    2019 Education level as a prognostic indicator at 12 months following decompression surgery for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosisJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  30:60-68. 2019
    2019 Patient satisfaction in spine surgery: A systematic review of the literatureAsian Spine Journal.  13:1047-1057. 2019
    2018 Association between preoperative activity level and functional outcome at 12 months following surgical decompression for lumbar spinal stenosisJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  29:388-396. 2018
    2018 Voice and swallowing outcomes following reoperative anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with a 2-team surgical approachJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  28:140-148. 2018
    2017 Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cordClinical Neurosurgery.  81:713-732. 2017
    2017 Management of acute traumatic spinal cord injuriesHandbook of Clinical Neurology.  140:275-298. 2017
    2016 Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury following reoperative anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A meta-analysisJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  25:198-204. 2016
    2016 The lateral extracavitary approach to the thoracolumbar spine: A case series and systematic reviewJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  24:570-579. 2016
    2015 Corrective spinal surgery may be protective against stroke in patients with blunt traumatic vertebral artery occlusionJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  23:665-670. 2015
    2014 ReadmissionJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  20:603-604. 2014
    2014 Surgical manifestations of thoracic arachnoid pathology: Series of 28 cases: Presented at the 2013 Joint Spine Section Meeting Clinical articleJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  20:30-40. 2014
    2013 Neurosurgical injuries resulting from the 2011 tornados in Alabama: The experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical CenterJournal of Neurosurgery.  118:1356-1362. 2013
    2013 No increased risk?Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  18:122-124. 2013
    2012 CommentsClinical Neurosurgery.  70:682-683. 2012
    2011 The real value of cervical arthroplasty?Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  15:345-346. 2011
    2009 Metastatic spinal cord tumorsJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  11:53-55. 2009
    2009 Training, Competency, and Credentialing Standards for Diagnostic Cervicocerebral Angiography, Carotid Stenting, and Cerebrovascular Intervention. A Joint Statement from the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic NeuroradiologyJVIR: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  20. 2009
    2009 Clinical practice guidelinesJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  3:247-248. 2009
    2007 Necrotizing neurosarcoid: Three cases with varying presentationsClinical Neuropathology.  26:59-67. 2007
    2007 Tethered cord due to spina bifida occulta presenting in adulthood: A tricenter review of 61 patientsJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  6:210-215. 2007
    2006 Spinal reconstruction: quo vadis?Clinical Neurosurgery.  53:229-237. 2006
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 10: fusion following decompression in patients with stenosis without spondylolisthesis.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:686-691. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: interbody techniques for lumbar fusion.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:692-699. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 12: pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to posterolateral fusion for low-back pain.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:700-706. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 13: injection therapies, low-back pain, and lumbar fusion.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:707-715. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 14: brace therapy as an adjunct to or substitute for lumbar fusion.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:716-724. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 15: electrophysiological monitoring and lumbar fusion.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:725-732. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 16: bone graft extenders and substitutes.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:733-736. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 17: bone growth stimulators and lumbar fusion.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:737-740. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: introduction and methodology.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:637-638. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: assessment of functional outcome.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:639-646. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 3: assessment of economic outcome.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:647-652. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 4: radiographic assessment of fusion.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:653-657. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 5: correlation between radiographic and functional outcome.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:658-661. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 6: magnetic resonance imaging and discography for patient selection for lumbar fusion.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:662-669. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 7: intractable low-back pain without stenosis or spondylolisthesis.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:670-672. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 8: lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:673-678. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 9: fusion in patients with stenosis and spondylolisthesis.Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  2:679-685. 2005
    2004 Training, competency, and credentialing standards for diagnostic cervicocerebral angiography, carotid stenting, and cerebrovascular interventionAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  25:1732-1741. 2004
    2004 2003 Congress of Neurological Surgeons presidential address. The value of neurosurgery.Clinical Neurosurgery.  51:1-7. 2004
    2004 Training, competency, and credentialing standards for diagnostic cervicocerebral angiography, carotid stenting, and cerebrovascular intervention:_netJVIR: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  15:1347-1356. 2004
    2003 More on ISAT [4] (multiple letters)Lancet.  361:783-784. 2003
    2003 Development of evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute spine and spinal cord injuries.Clinical Neurosurgery.  50:239-248. 2003
    2002 Guidelines for the management of acute cervical spine and spinal cord injuries.Clinical Neurosurgery.  49:407-498. 2002
    2001 Surgery for spinal cord compression in multiple sclerosisCurrent Opinion in Neurology.  14:765-769. 2001
    2001 Continuously infused intrathecal baclofen over 12 months for spastic hypertonia in adolescents and adults with cerebral palsyArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  82:155-161. 2001
    2000 Contemporary treatment paradigms in spinal injury.Clinical Neurosurgery.  46:153-169. 2000
    2000 Posterolateral fusion of the lumbar spine: rationale, indications, techniques, and results.Clinical Neurosurgery.  47:483-494. 2000
    1999 Continuously infused intrathecal baclofen for spastic/dystonic hemiplegia: A preliminary reportAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  78:247-254. 1999
    1999 Erratum: Long-term continuously infused intrathecal baclofen for spastic-dystonic hypertonia in traumatic brain injury: 1-year experience (Achives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1939) 80 (13-19))Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  80:474. 1999
    1999 DiscussionJournal of Spinal Disorders.  12:83. 1999
    1999 Long-term continuously infused intrathecal baclofen for spastic-dystonic hypertonia in traumatic brain injury: 1-Year experienceArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  80:13-19. 1999
    1998 Congenital tethered spinal cords syndrome in adultsJournal of Neurosurgery.  88:958-961. 1998
    1997 Combined medical and surgical treatment after acute spinal cord injury: Results of a prospective pilot study to assess the merits of aggressive medical resuscitation and blood pressure managementJournal of Neurosurgery.  87:239-246. 1997
    1997 Prospective assessment of continuous intrathecal infusion of baclofen for spasticity caused by acquired brain injury: A preliminary reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  87:415-419. 1997
    1996 Anterior cervical interbody fusion using autogeneic and allogeneic bone graft substrate: A prospective comparative analysisJournal of Neurosurgery.  85:206-210. 1996
    1996 Clinical neurosurgery interactive audience participation 1995.Clinical Neurosurgery.  43:437-443. 1996
    1996 Prospective study on the use of bolus intrathecal baclofen for spastic hypertonia due to acquired brain injuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  77:461-466. 1996
    1994 Chorda tympani nerve injury following inferior alveolar injection: a review of two cases.Journal of the American Dental Association.  125:1003-1006. 1994
    1994 Dialysis-associated spondylarthropathy. Report of 10 casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  80:694-700. 1994
    1991 Pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormalities: Report of 26 cases and review of the literatureJournal of Spinal Disorders.  4:296-305. 1991
    1991 The interspinous method of posterior atlantoaxial arthrodesisJournal of Neurosurgery.  74:190-198. 1991
    1990 Cruciate paralysis: A clinical and radiographic analysis of injuries to the cervicomedullary junctionJournal of Neurosurgery.  73:850-858. 1990
    1990 Management morbidity and mortability of poor-grade aneurysm patientsJournal of Neurosurgery.  72:559-566. 1990
    1990 Surgical approaches to the thoracolumbar spine.Clinical Neurosurgery.  36:168-185. 1990
    1989 Acute axis fractures: a review of 229 cases.Journal of Neurosurgery.  71:642-647. 1989
    1989 Protection against cerebral ischemia: the role of barbiturates.Cerebrovascular and brain metabolism reviews.  1:212-229. 1989
    1989 Acute axis fractures: A review of 229 casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  71:642-647. 1989
    1989 Neurosurgical management of acute atlas-axis combination fractures. A review of 25 cases.Journal of Neurosurgery.  70:45-49. 1989
    1989 The transoral approach to the superior cervical spine. A review of 53 cases of extradural cervicomedullary compressionJournal of Neurosurgery.  71:16-23. 1989
    1988 Atlas fractures: treatment and long-term results.Acta Neurochirurgica -Supplementum then Supplement- Wien-.  43:63-68. 1988
    1988 The transoral approach to the anterior superior cervical spine. A review of 29 cases.Acta Neurochirurgica -Supplementum then Supplement- Wien-.  43:69-74. 1988
    1988 Aneurysms of the basilar artery treated with circulatory arrest, hypothermia, and barbiturate cerebral protectionJournal of Neurosurgery.  68:868-879. 1988
    1988 Nonoperative management of cervical spine injuries.Clinical Neurosurgery.  34:630-649. 1988
    1988 Pediatric spinal trauma. Review of 122 cases of spinal cord and vertebral column injuriesJournal of Neurosurgery.  68:18-24. 1988
    1987 The effect of nimodipine on intracranial pressure. Volume-pressure studies in a primate model.Journal of Neurosurgery.  67:387-393. 1987
    1987 Halo immobilization brace care: an innovative approach.Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.  19:24-29. 1987
    1987 Multiple intracranial aneurysms due to Coccidioides immitis infection. Case reportJournal of Neurosurgery.  66:453-456. 1987
    1987 The MRI appearance of cavernous malformations (angiomas)Journal of Neurosurgery.  67:518-524. 1987
    1987 The effect of nimodipine on intracranial pressureJournal of Neurosurgery.  67:387-393. 1987
    1987 Vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Part 2: Microsurgical treatment of intracranial vertebrobasilar diseaseJournal of Neurosurgery.  66:662-674. 1987
    1987 Vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Part I: Microsurgical treatment of extracranial vertebrobasilar diseaseJournal of Neurosurgery.  66:648-661. 1987
    1986 Microsurgical endarterectomy under barbiturate protection: A prospective studyJournal of Neurosurgery.  65:63-73. 1986
    1986 Suprascapular nerve entrapment. A summary of seven casesJournal of Neurosurgery.  64:843-848. 1986
    1986 The transoral surgical approach to craniovertebral pathology.Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.  18:57-62. 1986
    1985 Occipital artery to extradural vertebral artery bypass procedureJournal of Neurosurgery.  63:622-625. 1985
    1985 Otolaryngologic manifestations of posterior fossaarachnoid cystsLaryngoscope.  95:678-681. 1985

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2008 Controversies in the Management of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.  135-148. 2008

    Research Overview

  • Conditions affecting the human spinal cord, spinal nerve roots and spinal column from the cranio-cervical junction and clivus though the sacrum. This includes congenital anomalies, spinal dysraphism, degenerative spinal disorders, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical and thoracic myelopathy, cervical/thoracic/lumbar radiculopathy, spinal fractures, spinal cord and spinal tumors, spinal cord syrinx and cysts, spinal cord tethering, and acute spinal cord injuries.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York System : Albany 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Stanford University 1978
  • University of California - Davis, Internship 1983
  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Residency 1988
  • Full Name

  • Mark Hadley