Dominick A. Tuason, M.D.
Dr. Tuason completed medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He was an orthopaedic resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis surgery at The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). Dr. Tuason provides expertise in the management of spinal deformity from infancy through adolescence and young adulthood. He performs corrective Mehta casting for infantile scoliosis; MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) growing rod surgery for children with significant progressive early onset scoliosis; and Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) procedures for children with severe spinal deformity and thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS). He also specializes in the treatment of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), in addition to general pediatric orthopaedics and trauma surgery.
Dr. Tuason is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Having published previously on strategies to reduce surgical site infections in scoliosis, he is actively involved with research in quality improvement in scoliosis surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In addition, he is a member of POSNA's Core Curriculum Committee, which develops the pediatric orthopaedic curriculum that is the basis for orthopaedic resident and fellow education.
New York radio station WABC-770 AM recently featured Dr. Tuason for his expertise and knowledge on early onset scoliosis and the new MAGEC technology. 77 WABC Radio is one of the largest radio stations serving the tri-state area and can be heard in 38 states as well as Canada. If you missed the live broadcast, click below to hear the interview:
Beyond The Brace: New Advancements in Non-Invasive Scoliosis Treatments Offered at RWJUH
RWJUH New Brunswick Provides New, Non-invasive Treatment Options to Pediatric Patients with Scoliosis