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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

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    2019 Current Topics in the Management of Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 2019
    2019 Association between payer status and patient-reported outcomes in adult patients with lumbar spinal stenosis treated with decompression surgery 2019
    2019 Education level as a prognostic indicator at 12 months following decompression surgery for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis 2019
    2019 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cord 2019
    2018 Association between preoperative activity level and functional outcome at 12 months following surgical decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis 2018
    2018 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cord 2018
    2018 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cord 2018
    2018 Comments 2018
    2018 Voice and swallowing outcomes following reoperative anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with a 2-team surgical approach 2018
    2018 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cord 2018
    2018 In reply: Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cord 2018
    2017 Guidelines for the use of electrophysiological monitoring for surgery of the human spinal column and spinal cord 2017
    2017 Obese (Body Mass Index >30) Patients Have Greater Functional Improvement and Reach Equivalent Outcomes at 12 Months Following Decompression Surgery for Symptomatic Lumbar Stenosis 2017
    2017 Localization of the corticospinal tract within the porcine spinal cord: Implications for experimental modeling of traumatic spinal cord injury 2017
    2017 Management of acute traumatic spinal cord injuries 2017
    2016 Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury following reoperative anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A meta-analysis 2016
    2016 The lateral extracavitary approach to the thoracolumbar spine: A case series and systematic review 2016
    2015 Corrective spinal surgery may be protective against stroke in patients with blunt traumatic vertebral artery occlusion 2015
    2015 Pharmacological therapy for acute spinal cord injury 2015
    2015 Pharmacological therapy for acute spinal cord injury. 2015
    2014 Readmission 2014
    2014 Surgical manifestations of thoracic arachnoid pathology: Series of 28 cases: Presented at the 2013 Joint Spine Section Meeting Clinical article 2014
    2014 The history of neurosurgery at the university of Alabama at Birmingham 2014
    2013 In reply: Guidelines for GM-1 ganglioside in acute spinal cord injury 2013
    2013 Guidelines for GM-1 treatment in acute spinal cord injury 2013
    2013 Guidelines for the management of acute cervical spine and spinal cord injuries: 2013 update 2013
    2013 Neurosurgical injuries resulting from the 2011 tornados in Alabama: The experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center 2013
    2013 Clinical assessment following acute cervical spinal cord injury 2013
    2013 Deep venous thrombosis and thromboembolism in patients with cervical spinal cord injuries 2013
    2013 Initial closed reduction of cervical spinal fracture-dislocation injuries 2013
    2013 Introduction to the guidelines for the management of acute cervical Spine and spinal cord injuries 2013
    2013 Management of acute combination fractures of the Atlas and Axis in Adults 2013
    2013 Management of acute traumatic central cord syndrome (ATCCS) 2013
    2013 Management of isolated fractures of the Atlas in Adults 2013
    2013 Management of isolated fractures of the Axis in Adults 2013
    2013 Management of pediatric cervical spine and spinal cord injuries 2013
    2013 Management of vertebral artery injuries following non-penetrating cervical trauma 2013
    2013 Nutritional support after spinal cord injury 2013
    2013 Occipital condyle fractures 2013
    2013 Os odontoideum 2013
    2013 Pharmacological therapy for acute spinal cord injury 2013
    2013 Prehospital cervical spinal immobilization after trauma 2013
    2013 Radiographic assessment 2013
    2013 Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) 2013
    2013 Subaxial cervical spine injury classification systems 2013
    2013 The acute cardiopulmonary management of patients with cervical spinal cord injuries 2013
    2013 The diagnosis and management of traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation injuries 2013
    2013 Transportation of patients with acute traumatic cervical spine injuries 2013
    2013 Treatment of subaxial cervical spinal injuries 2013
    2013 No increased risk? 2013
    2012 Comments 2012
    2011 The real value of cervical arthroplasty? 2011
    2010 Axis Fractures. 2010
    2010 Axis fractures 2010
    2009 Socioeconomic Impact of Networking with Chiropractic Providers: 908. 2009
    2009 Metastatic spinal cord tumors 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 Neuroradiology 2009
    2009 Clinical practice guidelines 2009
    2008 Surgical treatment of occipitocervical instability: Commentary 2008
    2007 Necrotizing neurosarcoid: Three cases with varying presentations 2007
    2007 Tethered cord due to spina bifida occulta presenting in adulthood: A tricenter review of 61 patients 2007
    2007 Anterior cervical approach for the treatment of cervical myelopathy 2007
    2006 CERVICAL SPINAL KYPHOTIC DEFORMITY: A Comparative Cohort Study Analyzing Success of Surgical Correction 2006
    2006 CERVICAL SPINAL KYPHOTIC DEFORMITY: A Comparative Cohort Study Analyzing Success of Surgical Correction:A Comparative Cohort Study Analyzing Success of Surgical Correction 2006
    2006 Spinal reconstruction: quo vadis? 2006
    2005 Spontaneous thoracic spinal cord herniation: Three cases with long-term follow-up 2005
    2005 Recommendations for comprehensive stroke centers: A consensus statement from the brain attack coalition 2005
    2005 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 Neuroradiology, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section, and the Society of Interventional Radiology. 2005
    2005 Training, competency, and credentialing standards for diagnostic cervicocerebral angiograpny, 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 Neuroradiology, and the Society of Interventional Radiology 2005
    2005 Biomechanical comparison of two stabilization techniques of the atlantoaxial joints: Transarticular screw fixation versus screw and rod fixation: Comments 2005
    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. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: interbody techniques for lumbar fusion. 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. 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. 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. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 15: electrophysiological monitoring and lumbar fusion. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 16: bone graft extenders and substitutes. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 17: bone growth stimulators and lumbar fusion. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: introduction and methodology. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: assessment of functional outcome. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 3: assessment of economic outcome. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 4: radiographic assessment of fusion. 2005
    2005 Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 5: correlation between radiographic and functional outcome. 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. 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. 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. 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. 2005
    2005 Training, competency, and credentialing standards for diagnostic cervicocerebral angiography, carotid stenting, and cerebrovascular intervention: A joint statement from the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2005
    2004 Evaluating the effect of decompression surgery on cerebrospinal fluid flow and intracranial compliance in patients with chiari malformation with magnetic resonance imaging flow studies: Comments 2004
    2004 Training, competency, and credentialing standards for diagnostic cervicocerebral angiography, carotid stenting, and cerebrovascular intervention 2004
    2004 2003 Congress of Neurological Surgeons presidential address. The value of neurosurgery. 2004
    2004 The Value of Neurosurgery 2004
    2004 Training, competency, and credentialing standards for diagnostic cervicocerebral angiography, carotid stenting, and cerebrovascular intervention:_net 2004
    2003 Management of cervical kyphotic deformity 2003
    2003 More on ISAT [4] (multiple letters) 2003
    2003 Development of evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute spine and spinal cord injuries. 2003
    2002 Blood pressure management after acute spinal cord injury 2002
    2002 Cervical spine immobilization before admission to the hospital 2002
    2002 Clinical assessment after acute cervical spinal cord injury 2002
    2002 Deep venous thrombosis and thromboembolism in patients with cervical spinal cord injuries 2002
    2002 Diagnosis and management of traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation injuries 2002
    2002 Isolated fractures of the atlas in adults 2002
    2002 Isolated fractures of the axis in adults 2002
    2002 Management of acute central cervical spinal cord injuries 2002
    2002 Management of acute spinal cord injuries in an intensive care unit or other monitored setting 2002
    2002 Management of combination fractures of the atlas and axis in adults 2002
    2002 Management of vertebral artery injuries after nonpenetrating cervical trauma 2002
    2002 Nutritional support after spinal cord injury 2002
    2002 Occipital condyle fractures 2002
    2002 Os odontoideum 2002
    2002 Pharmacological therapy after acute cervical spinal cord injury 2002
    2002 Radiographic assessment of the cervical spine in asymptomatic trauma patients 2002
    2002 Radiographic assessment of the cervical spine in symptomatic trauma patients 2002
    2002 Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality 2002
    2002 Transportation of patients with acute traumatic cervical spine injuries 2002
    2002 Treatment of subaxial cervical spinal injuries 2002
    2002 Blood Pressure Management after Acute Spinal Cord Injury. 2002
    2002 Cervical Spine Immobilization before Admission to the Hospital. 2002
    2002 Clinical Assessment after Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. 2002
    2002 Deep Venous Thrombosis and Thromboembolism in Patients with Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries. 2002
    2002 Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic Atlanto-occipital Dislocation Injuries. 2002
    2002 Initial Closed Reduction of Cervical Spine Fracture-Dislocation Injuries. 2002
    2002 Isolated Fractures of the Atlas in Adults. 2002
    2002 Isolated Fractures of the Axis in Adults. 2002
    2002 Management of Acute Central Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries. 2002
    2002 Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injuries in an Intensive Care Unit or Other Monitored Setting. 2002
    2002 Management of Combination Fractures of the Atlas and Axis in Adults. 2002
    2002 Management of Pediatric Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries. 2002
    2002 Management of Vertebral Artery Injuries after Nonpenetrating Cervical Trauma. 2002
    2002 Methodology of Guideline Development. 2002
    2002 Nutritional Support after Spinal Cord Injury. 2002
    2002 Occipital Condyle Fractures. 2002
    2002 Os Odontoideum. 2002
    2002 Pharmacological Therapy after Acute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. 2002
    2002 Radiographic Assessment of the Cervical Spine in Asymptomatic Trauma Patients. 2002
    2002 Radiographic Assessment of the Cervical Spine in Symptomatic Trauma Patients. 2002
    2002 Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality. 2002
    2002 Transportation of Patients with Acute Traumatic Cervical Spine Injuries. 2002
    2002 Treatment of Subaxial Cervical Spinal Injuries. 2002
    2002 Chondromyxoid fibroma of the cervical spine: Case report 2002
    2002 Guidelines for management of acute cervical spinal injuries 2002
    2002 Guidelines for management of acute cervical spine injuries, Chapter 21, Management of acute central cervical spinal cord injuries 2002
    2002 Guidelines for the management of acute cervical spine and spinal cord injuries. 2002
    2001 Surgery for spinal cord compression in multiple sclerosis 2001
    2001 Intrathecal baclofen for spastic hypertonia from stroke 2001
    2001 History of surgery for ruptured disk 2001
    2001 Congenital tethered spinal cord syndrome in adults. 2001
    2001 Continuously infused intrathecal baclofen over 12 months for spastic hypertonia in adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy 2001
    2000 Fifty years of the congress of neurological surgeons: Foundations, objectives, and legacies 2000
    2000 Surgery for cervical spinal cord compression in patients with multiple sclerosis 2000
    2000 Contemporary treatment paradigms in spinal injury. 2000
    2000 Posterolateral fusion of the lumbar spine: rationale, indications, techniques, and results. 2000
    1999 Continuously infused intrathecal baclofen for spastic/dystonic hemiplegia: A preliminary report 1999
    1999 The safety of OP-1 for lumbar fusion with decompression - A canine study 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)) 1999
    1999 Discussion 1999
    1999 Long-term continuously infused intrathecal baclofen for spastic-dystonic hypertonia in traumatic brain injury: 1-Year experience 1999
    1998 Congenital tethered spinal cords syndrome in adults 1998
    1997 Acute axis fractures: Analysis of management and outcome in 340 consecutive cases 1997
    1997 Smoking and the human vertebral column: A review of the impact of cigarette use on vertebral bone metabolism and spinal fusion 1997
    1997 JAMES GARBER GALBRAITH, M.D., 1914-1996. 1997
    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 management 1997
    1997 Prospective assessment of continuous intrathecal infusion of baclofen for spasticity caused by acquired brain injury: A preliminary report 1997
    1996 Anterior cervical interbody fusion using autogeneic and allogeneic bone graft substrate: A prospective comparative analysis 1996
    1996 Clinical neurosurgery interactive audience participation 1995. 1996
    1996 Nutritional support of head-injured patients 1996
    1996 Prospective study on the use of bolus intrathecal baclofen for spastic hypertonia due to acquired brain injury 1996
    1994 Chorda tympani nerve injury following inferior alveolar injection: a review of two cases. 1994
    1994 Dialysis-associated spondylarthropathy. Report of 10 cases 1994
    1993 Cervical disc herniations. The anterior approach to symptomatic interspace pathology. 1993
    1993 Lumbar microdiscectomy with medial facetectomy. Techniques and analysis of results. 1993
    1993 The outcome following traumatic spinal cord injury 1993
    1992 Facet fracture-dislocation injuries of the cervical Spine 1992
    1992 Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain & spine 1992
    1991 Cavernous malformations and capillary telangiectasia: A spectrum within a single pathological entity 1991
    1991 Management of athletic injuries of the cervical spine and spinal cord 1991
    1991 Pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormalities: Report of 26 cases and review of the literature 1991
    1991 The interspinous method of posterior atlantoaxial arthrodesis 1991
    1990 An unusual type of hangman's fracture: Comments 1990
    1990 Cruciate paralysis: A clinical and radiographic analysis of injuries to the cervicomedullary junction 1990
    1990 Management morbidity and mortability of poor-grade aneurysm patients 1990
    1990 Surgical approaches to the thoracolumbar spine. 1990
    1989 Acute axis fractures: a review of 229 cases. 1989
    1989 Protection against cerebral ischemia: the role of barbiturates. 1989
    1989 Hypermetabolism after CNS trauma: arresting the "injury cascade". 1989
    1989 Acute axis fractures: A review of 229 cases 1989
    1989 Anterior screw fixation of posteriorly displaced type II odontoid fractures 1989
    1989 Gadolinium-DTPA enhancement of a recurrent intramedullary ependymoma: A case report 1989
    1989 Neurosurgical management of acute atlas-axis combination fractures. A review of 25 cases. 1989
    1989 The efficacy of intravenous nimodipine in the treatment of focal cerebral ischemia in a primate model 1989
    1989 The infant whiplash-shake injury syndrome: A clinical and pathological study 1989
    1989 The transoral approach to the superior cervical spine. A review of 53 cases of extradural cervicomedullary compression 1989
    1988 Atlas fractures: treatment and long-term results. 1988
    1988 The transoral approach to the anterior superior cervical spine. A review of 29 cases. 1988
    1988 Cerebral Cavernous Malformations 1988
    1988 Indications for cerebral revascularization. 1988
    1988 Cerebral Cavernous Malformations 1988
    1988 Acute traumatic atlas fractures: Management and long term outcome 1988
    1988 Aneurysms of the basilar artery treated with circulatory arrest, hypothermia, and barbiturate cerebral protection 1988
    1988 Comparative transoral dural closure techniques: A canine model 1988
    1988 Middle cerebral artery aneurysm due to nocardia asteroides: Case report of aneurysm excision and extracranial-intracranial bypass 1988
    1988 New subtype of acute odontoid fractures (Type IIA) 1988
    1988 New subtype of acute odontoid fractures (type IIA). 1988
    1988 Nonoperative management of cervical spine injuries. 1988
    1988 Pediatric spinal trauma. Review of 122 cases of spinal cord and vertebral column injuries 1988
    1987 The effect of nimodipine on intracranial pressure. Volume-pressure studies in a primate model. 1987
    1987 Halo immobilization brace care: an innovative approach. 1987
    1987 Multiple intracranial aneurysms due to Coccidioides immitis infection. Case report 1987
    1987 The MRI appearance of cavernous malformations (angiomas) 1987
    1987 The effect of nimodipine on intracranial pressure 1987
    1987 Three-dimensional computed tomography in the diagnosis of vertebral column pathological conditions 1987
    1987 Vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Part 2: Microsurgical treatment of intracranial vertebrobasilar disease 1987
    1987 Vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Part I: Microsurgical treatment of extracranial vertebrobasilar disease 1987
    1986 Administration of intraspinal morphine sulfate for the treatment of intractable cancer pain 1986
    1986 Axis fractures resulting from motor vehicle accidents: The need for occupant restraints 1986
    1986 Management of asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis 1986
    1986 Microsurgical endarterectomy under barbiturate protection: A prospective study 1986
    1986 Nutritional support and neurotrauma: A critical review of early nutrition in forty-five acute head injury patients 1986
    1986 Suprascapular nerve entrapment. A summary of seven cases 1986
    1986 The transoral surgical approach to craniovertebral pathology. 1986
    1985 Axis fractures: A comprehensive review of management and treatment in 107 cases 1985
    1985 Nonoperative treatment of epidural hematomas. 1985
    1985 Occipital artery to extradural vertebral artery bypass procedure 1985
    1985 Otolaryngologic manifestations of posterior fossaarachnoid cysts 1985
    1985 Sacral fracture with pseudomeningocele and cerebrospinal fluid fistula: Case report and review of the literature 1985
    1985 Use of the brown-roberts-wells stereotactic frame for functional neurosurgery 1985
    1985 Use of the brown-roberts-wells stereotactic frame for functional neurosurgery 1985
    Guidelines for management of acute cervical spinal injuries. Introduction.
    Initial closed reduction of cervical spine fracture-dislocation injuries.
    Management of pediatric cervical spine and spinal cord injuries.
    Methodology of guideline development.

    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