Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Neuromuscular disorders including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and muscular dystrophy

Gait abnormalities

Skeletal dysplasia

Limb deformity reconstruction including reconstruction of congenital limb deficiencies

Education

Medical School: 

University of Damascus

Residency: 

Orthopaedic Surgery - University of Damascus

Fellowship: 

Clinical Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital

Clinical Fellowship - Nationwide Children's Hospital

Research Fellowship - Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Publications: 

Abousamra O, Sullivan BT, Samdani AF, Yaszay B, Cahill PJ, Newton PO, Sponseller PD. Three Methods of Pelvic Fixation for Scoliosis in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Differences at Five-Year Follow-Up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Jun 22.

Perotti LR, Abousamra O, Del Pilar Duque Orozco M, Rogers KJ, Sees JP, Miller F. Foot and Ankle Deformities in Children with Down Syndrome. J Child Orthop. 2018 Jun 1;12(3):218-226.

Perotti LR, Abousamra O, Rogers KJ, Miller F, Sees JP. Prophylactic Preoperative Antibiotics in Soft Tissue Procedures for Children with Cerebral Palsy. J Child Orthop. 2018 Jun 1;12(3):279-281.

Abousamra O, Schwartz J, Church C, Lennon N, Henley J, Niiler T, Miller F. Effect of Plantar Flexor Lengthening on Foot Pressure in Children with Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2017 Sep 25.

Abousamra O, Duque MP, Rogers KJ, Miller F, Sees JP. Infections of Intrathecal Baclofen Delivery Systems and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting Systems: Clinical Series Discussion. Pediatr Neurosurg 2017 Sep 2.

Research Interests: 

Neuromuscular disorders

Gait abnormalities

Skeletal dysplasia

Limb deformity

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