JAHANGIR “JOHN” ASGHAR, MD
DIRECTOR, ULTRASONIC AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR ADULT AND PEDIATRIC SCOLIOSIS
JAHANGIR “JOHN” ASGHAR, MD
Dr. Asghar is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric, adolescent, and adult scoliosis. Dr. Asghar is considered a thought leader, continually embracing the latest technological breakthroughs to improve the lives of patients with complex spinal deformities. Dr. Asghar’s forward-thinking approach is responsible for his development of many groundbreaking minimally-invasive, “ultrasonic” techniques in the surgical treatment of problematic conditions associated with previously-treated scoliosis (revisions) and spinal deformity. A central focus of Dr. Asghar’s practice is preserving normal development and function of the spine, from infancy through the later years of his patient’s lives.
Dr. Asghar’s unique perspective is instrumental in the development of a comprehensive whole body approach, and patient-specific peri-operative risk mitigation program, designed for optimal long-term outcomes. Under his leadership, the spinal deformity team employs cutting-edge technology, exhaustive risk assessment, and extensive experience to ensure the safest, most well-planned spine surgeries possible; the approach assures lower risks, less blood loss, swift recoveries, and better outcomes. Thanks to his exacting nature, attention to detail, and whole body philosophy, Dr. Asghar has established one of the busiest, and most well-respected, complex spinal deformities practices in the country.
One of Dr. Asghar’s many strengths lies in his natural ability to connect with patients and caregivers – listening and responding to concerns, explaining complicated medical speak, putting people at ease with warmth, understanding, and expertise. Dr. Asghar is passionate about Cantor Spine Institute’s mission to deliver exceptional care at every step of the patient journey. The organization’s commitment to blending the very best of high tech, and high touch, through revolutionary techniques and the most personalized concierge medicine sits squarely in line with his ethos.
At Cantor Spine Institute, Dr. Asghar oversees Clinical Research, Ultrasonic, and Robotic Technologies for Adult and Pediatric Scoliosis. Dr. Asghar embodies the future of spinal care by continuously pursuing innovations and developments that employ cutting-edge technology and minimally-invasive, motion-sparing techniques. Dr. Asghar’s commitment to scoliosis screening and patient education will serve the community well, as there is a definite need for this screening and treatment throughout the greater South Florida region.
Dr. Asghar brings over 18 years of surgical research and experience to the organization, and he’s completed thousands of scoliosis and spinal deformity surgeries. Dr. Asghar is passionate about effecting positive change in the field and giving back both at home and abroad. His charitable work in deformity stretches the globe, including service-based trips to Asia, South America, and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Cantor Spine Institute, Dr. Asghar spent eight years at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly, Miami Children’s Hospital). Dr. Asghar completed a fellowship in Pediatric Spine Surgery at Shriner’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia). Dr. Asghar publishes extensively and presents around the world on the subject of scoliosis and treatment of complex pediatric spinal deformities, with over 40 peer-reviewed articles in circulation to date. Dr. Asghar is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the International Society for Advancement Spine Surgery (ISASS). He is a designated Founding Member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
Dr. Asghar resides in South Florida with his wife and two young children.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Candidate (AAOS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
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)
Cantor Spine Institute is dedicated to delivering the best patient care across the entirety of the patient journey, and the entire team is aligned in the constant goal of getting our patients to “better.”
Dr. Asghar takes the time to connect with, listen to, and really hear a patient or caregiver’s needs and concerns. From there, Dr. Asghar and the CSI team thoroughly review, assess, and identify the best treatment plan for a given individual. Every case is different, but all patients are the same in deserving a thoughtful, personalized plan for treatment and recovery.
Dr. Asghar’s concentration, specifically, lies in the treatment of Scoliosis and Complex Deformities of the Spine for Children and Adults. Dr. Asghar’s interest and expertise include resolving Problematic Conditions Associated with Previously-Treated Scoliosis (Revisions) and Spinal Deformity, as well as solutions for Patients of All Ages with Failed Spinal Surgeries.
Pediatric + Adolescent Scoliosis
Adolescent Iopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
Chin on Chest Deformity
Upper Cervical Deformity Instability
Severe Fixed Spinal Imbalance
Severe Spinal Deformity
Minimally-Invasive, and Less-Invasive Alternatives to Traditional Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Surgery, including Ultrasonic Surgery, Growth Preservation Procedures, and Motion-Preservation Surgery.
Growth Preservation Procedures
Motion Preservation Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible
St. George’s University School of Medicine
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery
Shriner’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia), Fellowship: Complex Spine and Spine Deformity Surgery