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Amer Samdani

Amer F. Samdani, MD

  • Neurosurgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

After completing his fellowship, Amer Samdani, M.D., joined the staff at Shriners Children's Philadelphia in 2005. He specializes in the care of children with spine issues and is passionate about finding innovative ways to improve care. Fusionless strategies to treat children, such as vertebral body tethering, have been a major focus of his clinical work. He believes working at Shriners Children's is the ideal place to practice medicine as one gets to work with the best colleagues and patients without being hindered by a patient's ability to pay. Dr. Samdani says that the unique mission of Shriners Children's provides him a lot of job satisfaction and fulfillment.

Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Samdani is very active in research and education. He sits on the executive committee of the Harms Study Group and is a board member of the Pediatric Spine Study Group. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and given over 100 invited lectures/Grand Rounds presentations.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurological Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Johns Hopkins Medical School
Baltimore, MD
United States of America

Howard Hughes Research Fellow
Baltimore, MD

Medical Education
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
United States of America

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY

Academic Positions and Locations

Temple University Hospital

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Temple Medical School
Assistant Clinical Professor

Drexel University College of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2021: Education Chair, Scoliosis Research Society
  • 2010-Present: Executive Committee, Harms Study Group
  • 2016-Present: Board Member, Pediatric Spine Study Group
Editorial Positions
  • Grant Reviewer, AO Spine
  • Editorial Board, Spine Deformity Journal
  • Ad Hoc, Lancet
  • Ad Hoc, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Awards and Honors
  • 2013-2021, Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2017, Alumni Achievement Award, John Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery
  • 2015-2016, Best Doctors in America
  • 2013-2016, Top Doctor, Neurological Surgery, Castle Connolly
  • 2013, Top Doctor, US News and World Report
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: Virtual 2020 Scoliosis Research Society 55th Annual Meeting - Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering for Immature Idiopathic Scoliosis: Results on Patients Reaching Skeletal Maturity (9/2020)
  • Keynote Presentation: Scoliosis Research Society Conference (1/2014)
  • Keynote Presentation: Georgia Neurosurgical Society - Scoliosis: An Overview for the Neurosurgeon (5/2008)
  • Keynote Presentation: Georgia Neurosurgical Society - Pediatric Spine Deformity: Past, Present, and Future (5/2008)


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