Curriculum Vitae - Donald Blaskiewicz

Dr. Donald J. Blaskiewicz joined the NMC after finishing his spinal fellowship at the UCLA.

Executive Assistant:

Lucy Angulo                                                                                                                                                  Phone: 619 297 4481 ext 146
Fax: 619 574-7512

lucya@sd-neurosurgeon.com

Offices: Banker's Hill

Areas of special interest:

Dr. Blaskiewicz has surgical expertise all aspects of spinal surgery including minimally invasive spinal techniques, as well as complex reconstructive techniques for adult spinal deformity and degenerative scoliosis. He has special interest in image-guided techniques for both spinal and cranial surgery, surgical and stereotactic treatment of tumors of the spinal column and the spinal cord, and surgical techniques for dynamic spinal stabilization.

Curriculum Vitae

NAME:

Donald J Balskiewicz, MD

BIRTHPLACE:

 New York

EDUCATION:

Syracuse University , May 1995
BS, Biology and Chemistry

Ross University School of Medicine, May 2001

INTERNSHIP:

General Surgery
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
June, 2001-July, 2002

RESIDENCY:

Neurological Surgery Residency
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
July, 2002 - June, 2009

CERTIFICATION:

California Medical License (No. A 109748)
ABNS written exam, passed, 3/2007
USMLE Steps I, II, and III

HONORS:

Recipient of the Arnold Gold Foundation’s
Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
June, 2009

New York State Neurosurgical Society
Resident Research Award
June, 2007

Medical Student Achievement Award
Harbor Hospital Center
May, 2000

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Society for Neuroscience

North American Spine Society

APPOINTMENTS:

Complex Spine Fellow UCLA,Los Angeles, CA
October 2009 - June 2010

Chief Resident, Neurosurgery
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
July, 2008 - June, 2009

Complex Spine Fellow
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
April, 2008 - January, 2009

Chief Resident, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard University October, 2007 - January, 2008

Clinical Instructor
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
July, 2001 - June, 2009

Assistant Professor, Neuroanatomy
State University of New York
Upstate Medical University
January, 2007 - April, 2007

Chief Resident, Neurosurgery
Veteran’s Hospital
Syracuse, New York
July, 2004 - July, 2005

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Sharp Memorial Hospital
Sharp Chula Vista Hospital
Scripps Memorial Hospital
Scripps Chula Vista Hospital
Scripps Mercy Hospital 

Palomar Medical Center     

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Chapters:

Blaskiewicz DJ, Proctor MR. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Biopsy and Adjuvant Therapy. Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Thieme. 2010

Journal Articles:

Blaskiewicz DJ, Sure DR, Hedequist DJ, Emans JB, Proctor MR: Osteoid Osteomas: Intra-operative Bone Scan Assisted Resection. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Sep; 4(3):237-44

Von Jako RA, Carrino JA, Yonemura KS, Noda GA, Zhue W, Blaskiewicz DJ, Raju M, Groszman DE, Weber G: Electromagnetic navigation for percutaneous guide-wire insertion: accuracy and efficiency compared to conventional fluoroscopic guidance. Neuroimage. 2009 Aug; 47 Suppl2: T127-32

Blaskiewicz DJ, Smirnov I, Cisu T, Deruisseau LR, Stelzner DJ, Calancie, B: Cauda equina repair in the rat: 1. Stimulus-evoked EMG for identifying spinal nerves innervating intrinsic tail muscles. J Neurotrauma. 2009 Feb 9

Blaskiewicz DJ, Darbar A, Jacobsen WP, Moquin RR: Odontoid fracture stabilization with direct screw placement through a minimally invasive approach, Technical Note. Submitted to Spine.

Li YM, Blaskiewicz DJ, Hall WA:Shunt-related intracranial abscess in a hydranencephalic patient, which was caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Submitted J Neurosurg Pediatr

Blaskiewicz DJ, Holly LT, Foley KT: Minimally invasive posterior cervical fusion with lateral mass rod-and-screw constructs: A Technical Note. Submitted to SAS Journal

Blaskiewicz DJ, Holly LT: Role of Surgery in Symptomatic Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression: Anterior and Combination Approaches. AANS and CNS Joint Guidelines Committee: Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Metastatic Spinal Disease. Manuscript submitted

Blaskiewicz DJ, Samad R, Jacobsen WP, Abdulhamid MM, Yusupov IR, Moquin RR: Kyphoplasty augmented short-segment pedicle screw fixation for the management of thoracolumbar burst fractures. Submitted J Neurosurg Spine

Abstracts and Presentations:

Abdulhamid MM, Blaskiewicz DJ, Yusupov IR, Kim PD, Moquin RR: Can The Use Of Copper In Spine Surgery With Instrumentation Result In A Reduced Risk Of Postoperative Infections? Stage One: Efficacy Of Copper Against The Growth Of Escherichia Coli In Vitro. NASS, San Francisco, CA, November, 2009.

Abdulhamid MM, Blaskiewicz DJ, Yusupov IR, Moquin RR: The Rate of Revision Surgery for Malpositioned Screw in Spine Surgery with Instrumentation: A Comparison Study Utilizing Intraoperative O-Arm Guidance Navigation. Intra-Operative Imaging Society, Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2009

Blaskiewicz DJ, Yusupov IR, Jacobsen WP, Abdulhamid MM, Murtagh-Schaffer C, Moquin RR: O-ARM Assisted Fixation of Type II Odontoid Fractures via the Direct Anterior Approach. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

Blaskiewicz DJ, Jacobsen WP, Abdulhamid MM, Kim PD, Yusupov IR, Moquin RR: Spinal Wound Infection Avoidance: Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Post-Operative Spinal Infections. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

Blaskiewicz DJ, Abdulhamid MM, Yusupov IR, Jacobsen WP, Kim PD, Canute GW, Murtagh-Schaffer C, Moquin RR: O-ARM Assisted Minimally Invasive TLIF with Percutaneous Sextant Pedicle Screw Placement. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

Blaskiewicz DJ, Abdulhamid MM, Jacobsen WP, Kim PD, Yusupov IR, Murtagh-Schaffer C, Moquin RR: Intra-Operative Spinal Navigation Using the O-ARM and StealthStation Treon Image Guidance Work-Station: A Technical Note. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

Blaskiewicz DJ, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B: Pouring the Foundation for Cauda Equina Repairs: Evaluation of the Dorsal Caudales Nerve in the Adult Rat. Electrophysiologic, Histologic, and Functional Correlations. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

Yusupov IR, Blaskiewicz DJ, Abdulhamid MM, Moquin RR: Utility of Ceramic Compounds in Spine Surgery. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2009

Blaskiewicz DJ, Abdulhamid MM, Yusupov IR, Moquin RR: Direct Anterior Screw Fixation for Type II Odontoid Fractures. NASS, Toronto, Canada, October, 2008

Blaskiewicz DJ, Sure DR, Hedequist DJ, Emens JB, Proctor MR: Osteoid Osteomas: Intra-Operative Bone Scan Assisted Resection. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, September, 2008

Blaskiewicz DJ, Moquin RR. Correction of Cervical Sagittal Plane Deformity with Patella Interbody Allograft. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, September, 2008

Blaskiewicz DJ, Jacobsen WP, Darbar A, Moquin RR:Odontoid fracture stabilization with direct screw placement through a minimally invasive approach.Spine Week, Geneva, Switzerland, May, 2008

Blaskiewicz DJ, Yusupov IR, Abdulhamid MM, Moquin RR: Anterior odontoid screw fixation for the management of Type II odontoid fractures. American Associacition of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago, IL, April, 2008

Blaskiewicz DJ, Donohue ML, Moquin RR, Calancie B: Stimulus-evoked electromyography for detection of malpositioned thoracic pedicle screws. American Associacition of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago, IL, April, 2008

Blaskiewicz DJ, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B:

Repair of cauda equina injuries using nerve guidance channels and nannosphere technology. AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerve Section Meeting, March, 2008

Blaskiewicz DJ, Moquin RR: Lateral Extracavitary Approach for Spondylectomy in the Treatment of Thoracic and Lumbar Kyphotic Deformities. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, San Diego, CA, September, 2007

Blaskiewicz DJ, Moquin RR: Lateral Extracavitary Approach for Spondylectomy in the Treatment of Thoracic and Lumbar Kyphotic Deformities. IMAST, Paradise Island, Bahamas, July, 2007

Blaskiewicz DJ, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B: Evaluation of the dorsal caudales nerve in the adult rat: Electrophysiologic and histologic correlations. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, November, 2007

Blaskiewicz DJ, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B:

Repair of cauda equina injuries using nerve guidance channels and nanosphere technology. New York State Neurosurgical Society Resident Research Competition Quarterly Meeting, Rye Brook, NY, June, 2007

Blaskiewicz DJ, Young RC, Stelzner DJ, Calancie B. Repair of the cauda equine using a hemi-cauda injury model in the adult rat. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October, 2006