Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ozgur Dede, MD

  • Associate Professor

Education & Training

  • MD, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Residency, Hacettepe University Hospitals, Ankara, Turkey
  • Clinical Fellowship, Spine Surgery: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: AI Dupont Children's Hospital, Wilmington, DE
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Clinical Fellowship, Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Representative Publications

Boden SA, Khedr AM, Novak NE, Kenkre TS, Dede O. Omitting the Early Postoperative Follow-up in Uncomplicated Operative Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children Does Not Negatively Affect Outcomes. J  Pediatr Orthop. 2022 Feb 1;42(2):e109-e114. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000002011. PMID: 34759191.

Demirkiran G, Dede O, Karadeniz E, Olgun D, Ayvaz M, Yazici M. Anterior and Posterior Vertebral Column Resection Versus Posterior-only Technique: A Comparison of Clinical Outcomes and Complications in  Congenital Kyphoscoliosis. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Aug;30(7):285-290. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000348. PMID: 28746122.

Dede O, Büyükdoğan K, Demirkıran HG, Akpınar E, Yazici M. Thoracic Spine Growth Revisited: How Accurate Is the Dimeglio Data? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jun 15;42(12):917-920. doi:  10.1097/BRS.0000000000002104. PMID: 28609322.

Dede O, Demirkiran G, Bekmez S, Sturm PF, Yazici M. Utilizing the "Stable-to-be Vertebra" Saves Motion Segments in Growing Rods Treatment for Early-Onset Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun;36(4):336-42. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000467. PMID: 25851684.

Dede O, Motoyama EK, Yang CI, Mutich RL, Walczak SA, Bowles AJ, Deeney VF. Pulmonary and Radiographic Outcomes of VEPTR (Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib) Treatment in Early-Onset Scoliosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug 6;96(15):1295-1302. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01218. PMID: 25100777.

Dede O, Demirkiran G, Yazici M. Self-growing Instrumentation With Gliding Connectors for Collapsing Spine Deformities in Children: A Novel Technique. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jun;35(4):367-73. doi:  10.1097/BPO.0000000000000275. PMID: 25075895.

Dede O, Ward WT, Bosch P, Bowles AJ, Roach JW. Using the freehand pedicle screw placement technique in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery: what is the incidence of neurological symptoms secondary to misplaced screws? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Feb 15;39(4):286-90. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000127. PMID: 24553446.

Dede O, Bosch P, Bowles AJ, Ward WT, Roach JW. Clinical Decision Making in Early Wound Drainage Following Posterior Spine Surgery in Pediatric Patients. Spine Deform. 2014 Mar;2(2):104-109. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2013.12.003. Epub 2014 Mar 5. PMID: 27927376.

Full List at Pubmed

Research Interests

New technologies on the surgical treatment of spine deformity in children. Treatment options and outcomes in early onset scoliosis. Protocols to decrease the complications after surgical treatment of syndromic, congenital scoliosis and neuromuscular scoliosis. Optimizing the clinical outcomes following surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.

Research Grants

Effect of Implant Density of Construct Stiffness in Long Posterior Spine Instrumentation
Project period: July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Award type: 2015 Ferguson Grant