Dr Ashish Diwan Specialist Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Dr Ashish Diwan Director of Spine Service
MBBS, MS(Ortho), DipNB, MNAMS, FRACS, FAOrthA, PhD
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery at St. George Hospital

Dr Ashish Diwan (MBBS, MS, MNAMS, PhD, FRACS, FAOrthA) is the Director of Spine Service at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. George Hospital, University of New South Wales. He is also the Director of Bone Biology at the Orthopaedic Research Institute. Within the University of New South Wales, he also functions as the Post Graduate Coordinator for the St George & Sutherland Clinical School. His University profile can be accessed here and his current H-index and citations can be accessed here.

Following his orthopaedic surgical training, he received training in advanced spinal surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, which is the largest Orthopaedic Hospital in the US and is always ranked No 1 in the world for musculoskeletal problems. Dr Diwan was awarded the prestigious Philip D. Wilson Award at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) New York. He is now an International Ambassador for HSS.

Dr Diwan has mentored and tutored numerous spinal surgeons over the years. He was part of the global Trainers Team for prodisc lumbar and cervical prostheses and he currently teaches rebalancing of the spine using minimally invasive posterior spinal fusions and minimally invasive lateral access surgery to the spine. He has also developed novel approaches to decompressing the spine where the stability of the spinal column is maintained. His current treatment development passions include bio-surgical approaches to regenerating the spinal disc and developing a nucleus replacement device for patients who are undergoing microdiscectomy, where the current approach is to discard the sequestered disc material.

He is a recipient of the National Orthopaedic Surgery Fellows Foundation Award for outstanding achievements in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was awarded the Merrill Lynch Global Innovation Award 2000. He is the Treasurer for the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, a Delegate for AO Spine Asia Pacific, Director Asia Pacific for Society for Lateral Access Surgery, the Section Editor for International Journal for Spinal Surgery, Deputy Editor for the Asian Spine Journal. In the past, he has served on the Research Committee of the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery, and has been the Vice President of OTC-South Pacific, Topic Co-Chair (Spine) for Orthopaedic Research Society, Honorary Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and IT of the University of Sydney and Guest Editor of Orthopaedic Clinics of North America on two occasions.

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PAPERS

2020

  1. Chen X, Chamoli U, Vargas Castillo J, Ramakrishna VAS, Diwan AD. Complication rates of different discectomy techniques for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Spine J. 2020 Jul;29(7):1752-1770. doi: 10.1007/s00586-020-06389-5. Epub 2020 Apr 9. PMID: 32274586.
  2. Chamoli U, Umali J, Kleuskens MWA, Chepurin D, Diwan AD. Morphological characteristics of the kangaroo lumbar intervertebral discs and comparison with other animal models used in spine research. Eur Spine J. 2020 Apr;29(4):652-662. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-06044-8. Epub 2019 Jun 25. PMID: 31240440.
  3. Sritharan K, Chamoli U, Kuan J, Diwan AD. Assessment of degenerative cervical stenosis on T2-weighted MR imaging: sensitivity to change and reliability of mid-sagittal and axial plane metrics. Spinal Cord. 2020 Feb;58(2):238-246. doi: 10.1038/s41393-019-0358-1. Epub 2019 Sep 26. PMID: 31558777.
  4. MacDessi SJ, Wood JA, Diwan AD, Harris IA; SENSOR BALANCE Study Group. Surgeon-defined assessment is a poor predictor of knee balance in total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, multicenter study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Mar 13. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-05925-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32170358.
  5. MacDessi SJ, Griffiths-Jones W, Chen DB, Griffiths-Jones S, Wood JA, Diwan AD, Harris IA. Restoring the constitutional alignment with a restrictive kinematic protocol improves quantitative soft-tissue balance in total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. Bone Joint J. 2020 Jan;102-B(1):117-124. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B1.BJJ-2019-0674.R2. PMID: 31888372; PMCID: PMC6974544.
  6. Tavakoli J, Diwan AD, Tipper JL. Advanced Strategies for the Regeneration of Lumbar Disc Annulus Fibrosus. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jul 10;21(14):4889. doi: 10.3390/ijms21144889. PMID: 32664453; PMCID: PMC7402314.
  7. Tavakoli J, Diwan AD, Tipper JL. The ultrastructural organization of elastic fibers at the interface of the nucleus and annulus of the intervertebral disk. Acta Biomater. 2020 Sep 15;114:323-332. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2020.07.021. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32682056.
  8. Ramakrishna VAS, Chamoli U, Rajan G, Mukhopadhyay SC, Prusty BG, Diwan AD. Smart orthopaedic implants: A targeted approach for continuous postoperative evaluation in the spine. J Biomech. 2020 May 7;104:109690.doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109690. Epub 2020 Feb 25. PMID: 32139096.
  9. Cui H, Zhang J, Li Z, Chen F, Cui H, Du X, Liu H, Wang J, Diwan AD, Zheng Z. Growth differentiation factor-6 attenuates inflammatory and pain-related factors and degenerated disc-induced pain behaviors in rat model. J Orthop Res. 2020 Jul 03. doi: 10.1002/jor.24793. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32617997.
  10. MacDessi SJ, Cohen DA, Wood JA, Diwan AD, Harris IA. Does the Use of Intraoperative Pressure Sensors for Knee Balancing in Total Knee Arthroplasty Improve Clinical Outcomes? A Comparative Study With a Minimum Two-Year Follow-Up. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Aug 18:S0883-5403(20)30911-6. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2020.08.025. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32928594.
  11. Tavakoli J, Diwan AD, Tipper JL. Elastic fibers: The missing key to improve engineering concepts for reconstruction of the Nucleus Pulposus in the intervertebral disc. Acta Biomater. 2020 Sep 1;113:407-416. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2020.06.008. Epub 2020 Jun 9. PMID: 32531396.
  12. Hodgkinson, T.; Gilbert, H.T.J.; Pandya, T.; Diwan, A.D.; Hoyland, J.A.; Richardson, S.M. Regenerative Response of Degenerate Human Nucleus Pulposus Cells to GDF6 Stimulation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 7143.
  13. Zhang, Teng; Zhu, Chuang; Lu, Qiaoyun; Liu, Jun; Diwan, Ashish; Cheung, Jason Pui Yin; A novel tool to provide predictable alignment data irrespective of source and image quality acquired on mobile phones: what engineers can offer clinicians. European Spine Journal, 2020, 29 (4) DOI: 10.1007/s00586-019-06264-y
  14. Lapkin, Samuel; Ellwood, Laura; Diwan, Ashish; Fernandez, Ritin; Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of multidimensional pain assessment tools used in postoperative adult patients: a systematic review of measurement properties. JBI Evidence Synthesis: 2020, Volume Online First – Issue – dOI : 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00407
  15. James G, Chen XL, Diwan AD, Hodges PW. Fat infiltration in the multifidus muscle is related to inflammatory cytokine expression in the muscle and epidural adipose tissue in individuals undergoing surgery for intervertebral disc herniation. Eur Spine J (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06514-4
  16. Chen XL, Chamoli U, Fogel H, Diwan AD. Clinicians’ perceptions around discectomy surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a survey of orthopaedic and neuro-surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. ISSLS PRIZE (European spine journal), 2020, in review
  17. Chen XL, Hodges PW, James G, Diwan AD. Do markers of inflammation and/or muscle regeneration in lumbar multifidus muscle and fat differ between individuals with good or poor outcome following microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation? Spine, 2020, Accepted.

2019

  1. Costa N; Ferreira ML; Setchell J; Makovey J; Dekroo T; Downie A; Diwan A; Koes B; Natvig B; Vicenzino B, 2019, ‘A Definition of “Flare” in Low Back Pain: A Multiphase Process Involving Perspectives of Individuals With Low Back Pain and Expert Consensus’, Journal of Pain, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2019.03.009
  2. Miyazaki S; Diwan AD; Kato K; Cheng K; Bae WC; Sun Y; Yamada J; Muehleman C; Lenz ME; Inoue N, 2019, ‘Correction to: ISSLS PRIZE IN BASIC SCIENCE 2018: Growth differentiation factor-6 attenuated pro-inflammatory molecular changes in the rabbit anular-puncture model and degenerated disc-induced pain ge’, European Spine Journal, vol. 28, pp. 889, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-019-05878-6
  3. MacDessi, Samuel J; Bhimani, Aziz; Burns, Alexander WR; Chen, Darren B; Leong, Anthony KL; Molnar, Robert B; Mulford, Jonathan S; Walker, Richard M; Harris, Ian A; Diwan, Ashish; Does soft tissue balancing using intraoperative pressure sensors improve clinical outcomes in total knee arthroplasty? A protocol of a multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2019
  4. Costa N, Ferreira ML, Setchell J, Makovey J, Dekroo T, Downie A, Diwan A, Koes B, Natvig B, Vicenzino B, Hunter D, Roseen EJ, Rasmussen-Barr E, Guillemin F, Hartvigsen J, Bennell K, Costa L, Macedo L, Pinheiro M, Underwood M, Van Tulder M, Johansson M, Enthoven P, Kent P, O’Sullivan P, Suri P, Genevay S, Hodges PW. A Definition of “Flare” in Low Back Pain: A Multiphase Process Involving Perspectives of Individuals With Low Back Pain and Expert Consensus. J Pain. 2019 Nov;20(11):1267-1275. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.03.009. Epub 2019 Mar 21. PMID: 30904517.
  5. Sritharan, Keerthana; Chamoli, Uphar; Kuan, Jeffrey; Diwan, Ashish D; Assessment of degenerative cervical stenosis on T2-weighted MR imaging: sensitivity to change and reliability of mid-sagittal and axial plane metrics Spinal Cord-Nature. 2019 Sep 26. doi: 10.1038/s41393-019-0358-1.
  6. Chepurin, Daniel; Chamoli, Uphar; Sheldrick, Kyle; Lapkin, Samuel; Scott, David; Kuan, Jeff; Diwan, Ashish D; Bony stress in the lumbar spine is associated with intervertebral disc degeneration and low back pain: a retrospective case–control MRI study of patients under 25 years of age. European Spine Journal. 2019, Nov;28(11):2470-2477. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-06148-1

2018

  1. Bax DV; Yin Y; Kondyurin A; Diwan AD; Bhargav D; Weiss AS; Bilek MMM; McKenzie DR, 2018, ‘Plasma processing of PDMS based spinal implants for covalent protein immobilization, cell attachment and spreading’, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10856-018-6181-y
  2. Thorpe AA; Bach FC; Tryfonidou MA; Le Maitre CL; Mwale F; Diwan AD; Ito K, 2018, ‘Leaping the hurdles in developing regenerative treatments for the intervertebral disc from preclinical to clinical’, JOR Spine, vol. 1, pp.e1027 – e1027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsp2.1027
  3. Choy WJ, Phan K, Diwan AD, Ong CS, Mobbs RJ. Annular closure device for disc herniation: meta-analysis of clinical outcome and complications. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Aug 16;19(1):290. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2213-5. PubMed PMID: 30115053; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6097319.
  4. Ramakrishna VAS, Chamoli U, Viglione LL, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. The Role of Sacral Slope in the Progression of a Bilateral Spondylolytic Defect at L5 to Spondylolisthesis: A Biomechanical Investigation Using Finite Element Analysis. Global Spine J. 2018 Aug;8(5):460-470. doi: 10.1177/2192568217735802. Epub 2017 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 30258751; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6149045.
  5. Ramakrishna VAS, Chamoli U, Viglione LL, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Mild (not severe) disc degeneration is implicated in the progression of bilateral L5 spondylolysis to spondylolisthesis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Apr 2;19(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2011-0. PubMed PMID: 29609581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5879802.
  6. Martin JT, Gullbrand SE, Fields AJ, Purmessur D, Diwan AD, Oxland TR, Chiba K, Guilak F, Hoyland JA, Iatridis JC. Publication trends in spine research from 2007 to 2016: Comparison of the Orthopaedic Research Society Spine Section and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. JOR Spine. 2018 Mar;1(1):e1006. doi: 10.1002/jsp2.1006. Epub 2018 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 29770804; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5944392.
  7. Miyazaki S, Diwan AD, Kato K, Cheng K, Bae WC, Sun Y, Yamada J, Muehleman C, Lenz ME, Inoue N, Sah RL, Kawakami M, Masuda K. ISSLS PRIZE IN BASIC SCIENCE 2018: Growth differentiation factor-6 attenuated pro-inflammatory molecular changes in the rabbit anular-puncture model and degenerated disc-induced pain generation in the rat xenograft radiculopathy model. Eur Spine J. 2018 Apr;27(4):739-751. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5488-1. Epub 2018 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 29460012; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5874179.
  8. Sabnis AB, Chamoli U, Diwan AD. Is L5-S1 motion segment different from the rest? A radiographic kinematic assessment of 72 patients with chronic low back pain. Eur Spine J. 2018 May;27(5):1127-1135. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5400-4. Epub 2017 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 29181575.
  9. Hodgkinson T, Shen B, Diwan A, Hoyland JA, Richardson SM. Therapeutic potential of growth differentiation factors in the treatment of degenerative disc diseases. JOR Spine. 2019 Mar 8;2(1):e1045. doi: 10.1002/jsp2.1045. PMID: 31463459; PMCID: PMC6686806.

2017

  1. Viglione LL, Chamoli U, Diwan AD. Is Stand-Alone Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion a Safe and Efficacious Treatment for Isthmic Spondylolisthesis of L5-S1? Global Spine J. 2017 Sep;7(6):587-595. doi: 10.1177/2192568217699210. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
  2. Virk SS, Diwan A, Phillips FM, Sandhu H, Khan SN. What is the Rate of Revision Discectomies After Primary Discectomy on a National Scale? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Nov;475(11):2752-2762. doi: 10.1007/s11999-017-5467-6. Epub 2017 Aug 28.

2016

  1. Wei A, Shen B, Williams LA, Bhargav D, Yan F, Chong BH and Diwan AD. Expression and functional roles of estrogen receptor GPR30 in human intervertebral disc. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2016; Jan 23. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2016.01.012.
  2. Wei A, Shen B, Williams LA, Bhargav D, Gulati T, Fang Z, Pathmanandavel S and Diwan AD. Expression of growth differentiation factor 6 in the human developing fetal spine retreats from vertebral ossifying regions and is restricted to cartilaginous tissues. J Orthop Res 2016, 34(2):279-289.
  3. Berlemann U, Schwarzenbach O, Hoppe S, Diwan A, Kitchel S, et al. (2016) Nucleoplasty with NuCore® Injectable Nucleus Replacement for Herniated Lumbar Disc: A Multicenter Study with a Minimum Five-Year Follow-up. J Spine Neurosurg 5:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000214

2015

  1. Zhou FY, Wei A, Shen B, Williams LA and Diwan AD. Cartilage Derived Morphogenetic Protein-2 Induces Cell Migration and Its Chondrogenic Potential in C28/I2 Cells. International Journal of Spine Surgery. 2015; Oct 22, 9:52, DOI: 10.14444/2052.
  2. Gulati T, Chung SA, Wei A and Diwan AD. Localization of bone morphogenetic protein 13 in human intervertebral disc and its molecular and functional effects in vitro in 3D culture. J Orthop Res. 2015; 33(12):1769-75.
  3. Malham GM, Parker RM, Ballok, ZE, Goss B, Diwan AD, Uribe JS: Bone Scans are Reliable for the Identification of Lumbar Disk and Facet Pathology. Global Spine Journal 2015 Feb 5(1) 23-30 doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1394298. Epub 2014 Oct 25
  4. Wei A, Shen B, Williams LA, Bhargav D, Gulati T, Fang Z, Pathmanandavel S, Diwan AD. Expression of growth differentiation factor 6 in the human developing fetal spine retreats from vertebral ossifying regions and is restricted to cartilaginous tissues. J Orthop Res. 2015 Jul 17. doi: 10.1002/jor.22983. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Chamoli U, Korkusuz MH, Sabnis AB, Manolescu AR, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Global and segmental kinematic changes following sequential resection of posterior osteoligamentous structures in the lumbar spine: An in vitro biomechanical investigation using pure moment testing protocols. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine (2015); 229(11):812-21

2014

  1. Williams LA, Wei A, Bhargav D, and Diwan AD. Cartilage derived morphogenetic protein 2 – A potential therapy for intervertebral disc regeneration? Biologicals. 2014; 42: 65-73.
  2. Wei A, Shen B, Williams L, and Diwan A. Mesenchymal stem cells: potential application in intervertebral disc regeneration. Translational Paediatrics. 2014; 3: 71-90.
  3. Grigg M, Arora M, and Diwan A. Role of Nutritional Supplementation in Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Translation. 2014; 2: 26-43
  4. Chamoli U, Chen AS, Diwan AD: Interpedicular Kinematics in an in vitro biomechanical assessment of a bilateral lumbar spondylotic defect. Clinical Biomechanics 2014 Dec; 29(10): 1108-15
  5. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA Prevalence and Factors of Burnout among Australian orthopaedic trainees: a cross-sectional study. J Orthopaedic Surgery 2014 Dec: 22(3):374-7
  6. Sabnis AB and Diwan AD. The timing of surgery in lumbar disc prolapse: A systematic review. Indian J Orthop. 2014; 48: 127-135

2013

  1. Diwan AD, Leong A, Appleyard R, Bhargav D, Fang ZM, and Wei A. Bone morphogenetic protein-7 accelerates fracture healing in osteoporotic rats. Indian J Orthop. 2013; 47: 540-6.
  2. Oliver RA, Yu Y, Yee G, Low AK, Diwan AD, and Walsh WR. Poor histological healing of a femoral fracture following 12 months of oestrogen deficiency in rats. Osteoporosis Int. 2013; 24: 2581-9.
  3. Arora M, Chan EK, Gupta S, and Diwan AD. Polymethylmethacrylate bone cements and additives: A review of the literature. World J Orthop. 2013; 4: 67-74.
  4. Arora M, Diwan AD, and Harris IA. Burnout in orthopaedic surgeons: a review. ANZ J Surg. 2013; 83: 512-5.
  5. Grigg M, Arora M, and Diwan AD. Australian medical students and their choice of surgery as a career: a review. ANZ J Surg. 2013.
  6. Grigg M and Diwan AD. The painful back; elements of current understanding. Karnataka Medical Journal. 2013; 46: 3-6.
  7. Arora M, Asha S, Chinnappa J, and Diwan AD. Burnout in emergency medicine physicians. Emerg Med Australasia. 2013; 25: 491-495.
  8. Chamoli U, Diwan AD, and Tsafnat N. Pedicle screw-based posterior dynamic stabilizers for degenerative spine: In vitro biomechanical testing and clinical outcomes. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2013.
  9. Zhou F, Wei A, and Diwan A. An overview of intervertebral disc degeneration and evaluation of the chondrogenic and chemotactic potential of CDMP-2. Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering. 2013; 13: 97-118.
  10. Mathew J, Singh S, Garis S, and Diwan A. Backing up the stories: The psychological and social cost of low back pain. Int J Spine Surgery. 2013; 7: 29-38.

2012

  1. Kishen TJ, Lindstrom ST, Etherington G, and Diwan AD. Veillonella spondylodiscitis in a healthy 76-year-old lady. Eur Spine J. 2012; 21 Suppl 4: 413-7.
  2. Mitchell SJ, Hilmer SN, Kirkpatrick CM, Hansen RD, Williamson DA, Singh NA, Finnegan TP, Allen BJ, Diamond TH, Diwan AD, Lloyd BD, Smith EU, and Fiatarone Singh MA. Estimation of lean body weight in older women with hip fracture. J Nutr Health Aging. 2012; 16: 188-92.

2011

  1. Kishen TJ and Diwan AD. Should doctors learn to teach? Natl Med J India. 2011; 24: 246-7.
  2. Sabet T, Ho R, Choi J, Boughton P, and Diwan A. A kangaroo spine lumbar motion segment model: Biomechanical analysis of a novel in-situ curing nucleus replacement device. Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering. 2011; 9: 25-35.

2010

  1. Shen B, Wei A, Whittaker S, Williams LA, Tao H, Ma DD, and Diwan AD. The role of BMP-7 in chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells in vitro. J Cell Biochem. 2010; 109: 406-16.
  2. Brisby H, Wei AQ, Molloy T, Chung SA, Murrell GA, and Diwan AD. The effect of running exercise on intervertebral disc extracellular matrix production in a rat model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010; 35: 1429-36.
  3. Wei A, Leong A, Williams L, Chung S, Shen B, Bhargav D, and Diwan AD. BMP-7 in combination with estrogen enhances bone formation in a fracture callus explant culture. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2010; 221: 61-8.
  4. Shen B, Wei A, Bhargav D, Kishen T, and Diwan AD. Hyaluronan: Its Potential Application in Intervertebral Disc Regeneration. Orthopedic Research and Reviews. 2010; 2: 17-26.
  5. Kishen TJ, Mohapatra B, Diwan AD, and Etherington G. Post-traumatic thoracic scoliosis with rib head dislocation and intrusion into the spinal canal: a case report and review of literature. Eur Spine J. 2010; 19 Suppl 2: S183-6.
  6. Kishen TJ and Diwan AD. Fusion versus disk replacement for degenerative conditions of the lumbar and cervical spine: quid est testimonium? Orthop Clin North Am. 2010; 41: 167-81.
  7. Strange DG, Fisher ST, Boughton PC, Kishen TJ, and Diwan AD. Restoration of compressive loading properties of lumbar discs with a nucleus implant-a finite element analysis study. Spine J. 2010; 10: 602-9.
  8. Mohapatra B, Kishen T, and Diwan AD. Multiple lumbar pedicle fractures in osteopetrosis: a case report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010; 35: E311-5.
  9. Diwan AD, Khan SN, Cammisa FP, Jr., Sandhu HS, and Lane JM. Nitric oxide modulates recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2-induced corticocancellous autograft incorporation: a study in rat intertransverse fusion. Eur Spine J. 2010; 19: 931-9.

2009

  1. Wei A, Chung SA, Tao H, Brisby H, Lin Z, Shen B, Ma DD, and Diwan AD. Differentiation of Rodent Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Intervertebral Disc-Like Cells Following Co-Culture with Rat Disc Tissue. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009; 15: 2581-95.
  2. Wei A, Tao H, Chung SA, Brisby H, Ma DD, and Diwan AD. The fate of transplanted xenogeneic bone marrow-derived stem cells in rat intervertebral discs. J Orthop Res. 2009; 27: 374-9.
  3. Shen B, Bhargav D, Wei A, Williams LA, Tao H, Ma DD, and Diwan AD. BMP-13 emerges as a potential inhibitor of bone formation. Int J Biol Sci. 2009; 5: 192-200.
  4. Wei A, Williams LA, Bhargav D, Shen B, Kishen T, Duffy N, and Diwan AD. BMP13 prevents the effects of annular injury in an ovine model. Int J Biol Sci. 2009; 5: 388-96.
  5. Wei A, Chung SA, Tao H, Brisby H, Lin Z, Shen B, Ma DD, and Diwan AD. Differentiation of rodent bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells into intervertebral disc-like cells following coculture with rat disc tissue. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009; 15: 2581-95.
  6. Shen B, Wei A, Tao H, Diwan AD, and Ma DD. BMP-2 enhances TGF-beta3-mediated chondrogenic differentiation of human bone marrow multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells in alginate bead culture. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009; 15: 1311-20.
  7. Clarke R, Fang Z, Diwan A, and Gilbert D, Tourette Syndrome and Klippel-Feil anomaly in a child with chromosome 22q11 Duplication. Case Reports in Medicine Vol. Article ID 361518. 2009.
  8. Kishen T, Etherington G, and Diwan A. Cranial subdural haematoma with concomitant spinal epidural and spinal subarachnoid haematomas: a case report. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2009; 17: 358-60.
  9. Kishen TJ, Harris IA, and Diwan AD. Primum non nocere and randomised placebo-controlled surgical trials: a dilemma? ANZ J Surg. 2009; 79: 508-9.
  10. Lok P, Boughton P, Kishen T, and Diwan A. Geometrical & Interfacial Modulation of a Biomimetic Spinal Implant. Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 2009; 4: 41-58.
  11. Lloyd BD, Williamson DA, Singh NA, Hansen RD, Diamond TH, Finnegan TP, Allen BJ, Grady JN, Stavrinos TM, Smith EU, Diwan AD, and Fiatarone Singh MA. Recurrent and injurious falls in the year following hip fracture: a prospective study of incidence and risk factors from the Sarcopenia and Hip Fracture study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009; 64: 599-609.
  12. Fiatarone Singh MA, Singh NA, Hansen RD, Finnegan TP, Allen BJ, Diamond TH, Diwan AD, Lloyd BD, Williamson DA, Smith EU, Grady JN, Stavrinos TM, and Thompson MW. Methodology and baseline characteristics for the Sarcopenia and Hip Fracture study: a 5-year prospective study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009; 64: 568-74.

2008

  1. Tao H, Shen B, Wei A, Kishen T, Diwan A, and Ma DD. Therapeutic potential of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to repair degenerative intervertebral discs. Journal of stem cells. 2008; 3: 1-11.
  2. Lu J, Bhargav D, Wei A, and Diwan AD. Posterolateral inter-transverse spinal fusion possible in osteoporotic rats with BMP-7 in a higher dose delivered on a composite carrier. Spine. 2008; 33: 242-249.
  3. Tassabehji M, Fang ZM, Hilton EN, McGaughran J, Zhao Z, de Bock CE, Howard E, Malass M, Donnai D, Diwan A, Manson FD, Murrell D, and Clarke RA. Mutations in GDF6 are associated with vertebral segmentation defects in Klippel-Feil syndrome. Hum Mutat. 2008; 29: 1017-1027.
  4. Brisby H, Wei A, Chung S, Tao H, Ma D, and Diwan A. Survival and differentiation of syngeneic bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells in rat intervertebral discs. . Journal of stem cells. 2008; 3: 165-172.
  5. Williams LA, Bhargav D, and Diwan AD. Unveiling the BMP13 enigma: redundant morphogen or crucial regulator? Int J Biol Sci. 2008; 4: 318-29.

2007

  1. Chung SA, Wei AQ, Connor DE, Webb GC, Molloy T, Pajic M, and Diwan AD. Nucleus pulposus cellular longevity by telomerase gene therapy. Spine. 2007; 32: 1188-96.
  2. Wei A, Brisby H, Chung SA, and Diwan AD. Bone morphogenetic protein-7 protects human intervertebral disc cells in vitro from apoptosis. The Spine Journal. 2007; 8: 466-74.
  3. Brisby H, Ashley H, and Diwan AD. In vivo measurement of facet joint nitric oxide in patients with chronic low back pain. Spine. 2007; 32: 1488-92.
  4. Hansen RD, Williamson DA, Finnegan TP, Lloyd BD, Grady JN, Diamond TH, Smith EU, Stavrinos TM, Thompson MW, Gwinn TH, Allen BJ, Smerdely PI, Diwan AD, Singh NA, and Singh MA. Estimation of thigh muscle cross-sectional area by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in frail elderly patients. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007; 86: 952-8.

2006

  1. Kulkarni AG, Sabet T, Ashley H, and Diwan AD. Technical note: the swimmer’s view for cervical facet joint injections. Eur Spine J. 2006; 15: 1150-2.

2005

  1. Baldik Y, Diwan AD, Appleyard RC, Fang ZM, Wang Y, and Murrell GA. Deletion of iNOS gene impairs mouse fracture healing. Bone. 2005; 37: 32-6.
  2. Kulkarni AG and Diwan AD. Prosthetic lumbar disc replacement for degenerative disc disease. Neurol India. 2005; 53: 499-505.
  3. Khan SN, Cammisa FP, Jr., Sandhu HS, Diwan AD, Girardi FP, and Lane JM. The biology of bone grafting. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2005; 13: 77-86.

2004

  1. Ben-Nissan B, Milev A, Vago R, Conway M, and Diwan A. Sol-gel derived nano-coated coralline hydroxyapatite for load bearing applications. Key engineering materials. 2004; 254-256: 301-304.
  2. Brisby H, Tao H, Ma DD, and Diwan AD. Cell therapy for disc degeneration—potentials and pitfalls. Orthop Clin North Am. 2004; 35: 85-93.
  3. Gorman DJ, Kam PA, Brisby H, and Diwan AD. When is spinal pain “neuropathic”? Orthop Clin North Am. 2004; 35: 73-84.

2003

  1. Chung SA, Khan SN, and Diwan AD. The molecular basis of intervertebral disk degeneration. Orthop Clin North Am. 2003; 34: 209-19.
  2. Nord RM, Sandhu HS, Khan SN, and Diwan AD. Threaded cortical bone dowels in lumbosacral arthrodesis: a review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003: 101-11.
  3. Diwan AD, Parvartaneni H, and Cammisa F. Failed degenerative lumbar spine surgery. Orthop Clin North Am. 2003; 34: 309-24.

2002

  1. Fraser JF, Diwan AD, Peterson M, O’Brien MF, Mintz DN, Khan SN, and Sandhu HS. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging screening for a surgical decision regarding the approach for anterior spine fusion at the cervicothoracic junction. Spine. 2002; 27: 675-81.
  2. Sandhu HS, Toth JM, Diwan AD, Seim HB, 3rd, Kanim LE, Kabo JM, and Turner AS. Histologic evaluation of the efficacy of rhBMP-2 compared with autograft bone in sheep spinal anterior interbody fusion. Spine. 2002; 27: 567-75.
  3. Diwan AD, Parvataneni HK, Khan SN, Sandhu HS, and Cammisa FP, Jr., Revision Surgery for failed lumbar spine surgery for degeneration. The Failed Back, ed. S. Boden. 2002: Lippincott. 203-219.
  4. Mariotti AJ and Diwan AD. Current concepts in anterior surgery for thoracolumbar trauma. Orthop Clin North Am. 2002; 33: 403-12, vii.
  5. Zhu W, Murrell GA, Lin J, Gardiner EM, and Diwan AD. Localization of nitric oxide synthases during fracture healing. J Bone Miner Res. 2002; 17: 1470-7.

2001

  1. Namkung-Matthai H, Appleyard R, Jansen J, Hao Lin J, Maastricht S, Swain M, Mason RS, Murrell GA, Diwan AD, and Diamond T. Osteoporosis influences the early period of fracture healing in a rat osteoporotic model. Bone. 2001; 28: 80-6.
  2. Zhu W, Diwan AD, Lin JH, and Murrell GA. Nitric oxide synthase isoforms during fracture healing. J Bone Miner Res. 2001; 16: 535-40.
  3. Lin JH, Wang MX, Wei A, Zhu W, Diwan AD, and Murrell GA. Temporal expression of nitric oxide synthase isoforms in healing Achilles tendon. J Orthop Res. 2001; 19: 136-42.

2000

  1. Namkung-Matthai H, Diwan A, Mason RS, Murrell GA, and Diamond T. Nitric oxide regulates alkaline phosphatase activity in rat fracture callus explant cultures. Redox Rep. 2000; 5: 126-7.
  2. Khan SN, Hidaka C, Sandhu HS, Girardi FP, Cammisa FP, Jr., and Diwan AD. Gene therapy for spine fusion. Orthop Clin North Am. 2000; 31: 473-84.
  3. Diwan AD, Parvataneni HK, Khan SN, Sandhu HS, Girardi FP, and Cammisa FP, Jr. Current concepts in intervertebral disc restoration. Orthop Clin North Am. 2000; 31: 453-64.
  4. Diwan AD, Wang MX, Jang D, Zhu W, and Murrell GA. Nitric oxide modulates fracture healing. J Bone Miner Res. 2000; 15: 342-51.
  5. Lane JM, Diwan AD, and Khan SN. Osteoporosis: current clinical trends Clinical Geriatrics. 2000; 8: 27-39.

1999 & Prior

  1. Diamond T and Diwan AD. Osteoporotic fracture healing. APLAR Journal of Rheumatology. 1999; 2: 254-259.
  2. Clarke RA, Catalan G, Diwan A, and Kearsley JH. Heterogeneity in Klippel-Feil Syndrome: a new classification. Paediatric Radiology. 1998; 28: 967-74.
  3. Diwan AD, Yi DH, Wang M, Jang D, Smythe G, and Murrell GAC. Serum Nitrate in Fracture repair. Nitric Oxide Biology and Chemistry (Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, part B). 1998; 2: 134.
  4. Diwan A, Diamond T, Clarke R, Patel MK, Murrell GA, and Sekel R. Familial slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a report and considerations in management. Aust N Z J Surg. 1998; 68: 647-9.
  5. Clarke R, Kovacic A, Fang ZM, Yip MY, D W, A M, and Diwan AD. The SGM1 gene and genetic heterogeneity in Klippel-Feil Syndrome. The journal of bone and joint surgery. 1998; 80B: 112.
  6. Diwan AD and Drummond RD. Unusual cause of third body wear in total hip replacement – a case report. Journal of Arthroplasty. 1997; 12: 586-588.
  7. Sancheti KH, Ghandi MA, and Diwan AD. Panarticular adhesiolysis of stiff elbow joint by a single posterior incision. Indian journal of orthopaedics. 1994; 28: 52-55.
  8. Natrajan A, Kotwal PP, Diwan AD, and Dave PK. treatment of tibial fractures by pulsed electromagnetic field technique. Journal of western pacific orthopaedic association. 1991; 28.
  9. Siddiqui HD, Raza HKT, and Diwan AD. Results of surgery for fractures of the lateral humeral condyle in children. Clinical orthopaedics India. 1989; 3: 10-15.
  10. Diwan AD, Raza HKT, and Siddiqui HD. A study of congenital limb deficiencies in Seoni and Jabalpur. Journal of Madhya Pradesh chapter of Indian Orthopaedic association. 1988; 3: 1-5.

THESES

  1. Chamoli U, PhD: Primary Supervisor – Studies in Spinal Instabilities Graduate Research School, University of NSW, Awarded April 2016; Graduated 6 Jun 2016.
  2. Wei, Aiqun, MD PhD; Primary Supervisor – Biological Therapies for the restoration of degenerated disc. Graduated Dec 2008
  3. Zhu Wei PhD; Primary Supervisor – Further Studies in nitric oxide in fracture healing. Graduated 2002
  4. Diwan A.D. Role of nitric oxide in fracture healing. PhD (UNSW) 2000.
  5. Chung S, MD: Primary Supervisor – Novel therapeutic strategies for intervertebral disc degeneration. 2012
  6. Gulati T, MD: Primary Supervisor – Molecular basis of intervertebral disc regeneration by recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 13. 2011
  7. Arora M, MD: Co-Supervisor – Burnout and job satisfaction in orthopaedics. 2014
  8. Diwan A.D. Upper femoral radiography and its correlation with some physicochemical properties of bone – a study in senile osteoporosis. Submitted as Part I for the award of Master of Surgery, University of Jabalpur, 1988, pp 1-264.

EDITORIALS

  1. Diwan A.D. & Khan S.N. : Editors. Chronic Low Back Pain: Issues and Management, Part I. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America; April 2003. WB Saunders, Philadelphia.
  2. Diwan A.D. & Khan S.N. : Editors. Chronic Low Back Pain: Issues and Management, Part II. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America; January 2004. WB Saunders, Philadelphia.
  3. Diwan AD: Biologics hold the Future for Degenerative Disc Disease. Spinal News International Issue 12, July 2009 Page1-2.
  4. Blumenthal S & Diwan AD; Editorial European Spine Journal; Issue on Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Nov 2020 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06607-0

LETTERs TO EDITORS

  1. Chamoli U, Chen AS, Diwan AD: Regarding the article “Interpedicular travel in the evaluation of spinal implants: An Application in Posterior Dynamic Stabilization” by Cook DJ et al. Spine 2014; Apr 8.
  2. Sabnis AB, Chamoli U, Diwan AD. Answer to the Letter to the Editor of Miao Yu et al. concerning “Is L5-S1 motion segment different from the rest? A radiographic kinematic assessment of 72 patients with chronic low back pain” by AB Sabnis et al. (Eur. Spine J; 27(5):1127-1135). Eur Spine J. 2019 Jun 22. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5675-0. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 29934709.

Book Chapters

  1. Mowbray J., Shen B., Diwan A. (2020) Intradiscal Therapeutics for Degenerative Disc Disease. In: Cheng B. (eds) Handbook of Spine Technology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33037-2_92-1
  2. Chamoli U., Lam M., Diwan A.D. (2019) Replacing the Nucleus Pulposus for Degenerative Disc Disease and Disc Herniation: Disc Preservation Following Discectomy. In: Cheng B. (eds) Handbook of Spine Technology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33037-2_94-1
  3. Umali J., GhahremanA., Diwan A. (2019) Spinal Fusion Evaluation in Various Settings: A Summary of Human-Only Studies. In: Cheng B. (eds) Handbook of Spine Technology. Springer, Cham
  4. Peter McCombe, Ashish Diwan, and Hans-Joachim Wilke (2019). Biomechanics of Motion Preservation Technology. ISSLS 2019 Book. Section 3, Chapter 6. Editor Scott D. Boden, Publisher Wheelessonline Orthopaedics
  5. Jose Antonio Umali and Ashish Diwan (2019). De Novo Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis 2019 Book. Section 19, Chapter 3. Editor Scott D. Boden, Publisher Wheelessonline Orthopaedics
  6. Diwan AD, 2010, ‘Apoptosis in the Spinal Column – Its Understanding will Help Develop Strategies for the Treatment of Chronic Back Pain’, in Preedy VR (ed.), APOPTOSIS, edn. Modern Insights into Disease from Molecules to Man, SCIENCE PUBLISHERS INC, pp. 181-195. Jan 2010
  7. Mohapatra B, Kishen TJ, Sandhu S, Etherington G, Diwan AD. Iatrogenic Spinal Cord Injury: Incidence, Prevention and Management. Pg 518-530 In: Spinal Infections and Trauma. 2011. Ed. Rajasekaran S. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. New Delhi. India.
  8. Priyadarshi H, Kishen TJ, Etherington G, Diwan AD. Flexion Distraction Injuries and Fracture Dislocations of the Thoracolumbar Spine. Pg. 471-480 In: Spinal Infections and Trauma. 2011. Ed. Rajasekaran S. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. New Delhi. India.
  9. Priyardarshi H.K, Diwan A.D.,. Lumbar Total Disc Replacement for Degenerative Disc Disease – pages 102-117 March 2009. Advances in Spinal Surgery Ed AB Bhave, JAYPEE New Delhi 2009
  10. Diwan A.D., Parvataneni H.K., Khan, S.N., Sandhu H., Cammisa F.P. Revision surgery for failed lumbar spine surgery for degeneration. In “The Failed Back” Editor Scott Boden. Lippincott. – Lumbar Spine – Degenerative Disease pages 203-219 December 2002

Abstracts

  1. Ji Tu, Chantal Donovan, Philip M. Hansbro, Cao Yang, Jun Zou, Abhirup Das, Ashish D. Diwan. Mast cells cause intervertebral disc degeneration in smokers. Proceeding of the 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society Virtual Meeting, February 12 – 16, 2021.
  2. Xiaolong Chen, Uphar Chamoli, Harold Fogel, Ashish D. Diwan. Clinicians’ perceptions around discectomy surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a survey of orthopaedic and neuro-surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Proceeding of the 2020 Spine Society of Australia Virtual Meeting, 27th November (Oral presentation).
  3. Xiaolong Chen, Uphar Chamoli, Harold Fogel, Ashish D. Diwan. Clinicians’ perceptions around discectomy surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a survey of orthopaedic and neuro-surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Proceeding of the Sydney Spinal Symposium 2020. Sydney, 10th September 2020 (poster).
  4. Xiaolong Chen, Uphar Chamoli, Jose Vargas Castillo, Vivek A.S. Ramakrishna, Ashish D. Diwan. Complication rates of different discectomy techniques for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Proceeding of the SpineWeek 2020. Melbournes, 27th April 2020 (Accepted as oral presentation).
  5. Xiaolong Chen, Uphar Chamoli, Harold Fogel, Ashish D. Diwan. Complication rates of different discectomy techniques for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation: A network meta-analysis. Proceeding of the SpineWeek 2020. Melbournes, 27th April 2020 (Accepted as oral presentation).
  6. Xiaolong Chen, Uphar Chamoli, Sam Lapkin, Jose Vargas Castillo, Ashish D. Diwan. Variations in Primary Discectomy and Revision Surgery for Lumbar Disc Herniations: An Online Survey of Neuro- and Spine Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Proceeding of the SpineWeek 2020. Melbournes, 27th April 2020 (Accepted as oral presentation).
  7. Chepurin, Daniel, Chamoli, Uphar PhD, Sheldrick, Kyle MBBS, Lapkin, Samuel PhD, Scott, David PhD, Kuan, Jeff RANZCR, Diwan, Ashish D FRACS, PhD Bony stress in the lumbar spine is associated with disc degeneration and pain in the lower back. A retrospective case-control MRI study of patients under 25-years of age. Proceedings of the Australian Orthopaedic Associations Annual Scientific Meeting; Canberra Oct 2019
  8. Chepurin, Daniel, Chamoli, Uphar PhD, Sheldrick, Kyle MBBS, Lapkin, Samuel PhD, Scott, David PhD, Kuan, Jeff RANZCR, Diwan, Ashish D FRACS, PhD Bony stress in the lumbar spine is associated with disc degeneration and pain in the lower back. A retrospective case-control MRI study of patients under 25-years of age. Proceedings of the NSW AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Hunter Valley July 2019
  9. Chepurin, Daniel, Chamoli, Uphar PhD, Sheldrick, Kyle MBBS, Lapkin, Samuel PhD, Scott, David PhD, Kuan, Jeff RANZCR, Diwan, Ashish D FRACS, PhD Bony stress in the lumbar spine is associated with disc degeneration and pain in the lower back. A retrospective case-control MRI study of patients under 25-years of age. Proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting. Kyoto Japan June 2019 ( DC Young Investigator Travel Grant Winner)
  10. Xiaolong Chen, Paul W. Hodges, Gregory James, Jose A. Umali, Uphar Chamoli, Kyle A Sheldrick, Ji Tu, Ashish D. Diwan. What factors differ between individuals with either good or poor outcome following microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation: an investigation of inflammatory and muscle regeneration markers in the lumbar multifi idus muscle. 46th ISSLS annual meeting Kyoto Japan June 2019. (XC ISSLS Travelling Fellowship)
  11. Chepurin D, Chamoli, U, Sheldrick, K, Lapkin, S, Scott, D, Kuan, J, Diwan, AD. Bony stress in the lumbar spine is associated with intervertebral disc degeneration and low back pain. A retrospective case-control MRI study of patients under 25-years of age. Spine Society of Australia (SSA 2019). 5-7 April 2019, Gold Coast (Australia).
  12. Chamoli U, Umali, J, Kleuskens, MWA, Chepurin, D, Diwan, AD. Morphological characteristics of the kangaroo lumbar intervertebral discs and comparison with other animal models used in spine research. Spine Society of Australia (SSA 2019). 5-7 April 2019, Gold Coast (Australia).
  13. Sheldrick K, Chamoli U, Diwan, AD. A novel magnetic resonance imaging postprocessing technique for the assessment of intervertebral disc degeneration—Correlation with histological grading in a rabbit disc degeneration model. Spine Society of Australia (SSA 2019). 5-7 April 2019, Gold Coast (Australia). Best Oral Presentation Award
  14. Chepurin, Daniel, Chamoli, Uphar PhD, Sheldrick, Kyle MBBS, Lapkin, Samuel PhD, Scott, David PhD, Kuan, Jeff RANZCR, Diwan, Ashish D FRACS, PhD Bony stress in the lumbar spine is associated with disc degeneration and pain in the lower back. A retrospective case-control MRI study of patients under 25-years of age. St George and Sutherland Medical Research, St George Bank Auditorium, Oct 2018, Kogarah. (Best Clinical Prize)
  15. Chamoli U, Ramakrishna V, Viglione L, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Mild (and not severe) disc degeneration is implicated in the progression of L5 spondylolysis to spondylolisthesis. International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS 2018). 14-18 May, 2018, Banff (Canada).
  16. Chamoli U, Sabnis A, Diwan AD. Is L5-S1 motion segment different from the rest? A radiographic kinematic assessment of 72 patients with chronic low back pain. International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS 2018). 14-18 May, 2018, Banff (Canada).
  17. Chamoli U, Ramakrishna V, Viglione L, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Mild (and not severe) disc degeneration is implicated in the progression of L5 spondylolysis to spondylolisthesis. Spine Society of Australia (SSA 2018). 27-29 April, 2018, Adelaide (Australia).
  18. Shingo Miyazaki; Kenji Kato; Won C. Bae; Kevin Cheng; Yang Sun; Weibo Jiang; Junichi Yamada; Edward Abarado; Erikka Linn; Carol Muehleman; Mary E. Lenz; Robert L. Sah; Ashish D. Diwan; Koichi Masuda The Efficacy of Growth Differentiation Factor-6 on the Intervertebral Disc Degeneration in the Rabbit Anular Puncture Model (Poster 823) Spine Therapeutics; Annual Scientific Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 9-13 Mar 2018, New Orleans. POSTER
  19. Tom Hodgkinson, Aiqun Wei, Bojiang Shen, Wu3, Lisa Williams, Walter Sebald, Ashish Diwan, Stephen M. Richardson, Judith A. Hoyland University of Manchester, UK. St George Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia University of Wurzburg, Germany. Growth differentiation factor 6 signaling promotes a non-degenerate phenotype and increases proteoglycan production in human nucleus pulposus cells through smad and smad-independent signaling pathways. OARSI, 26-29 April 2018, Liverpool, UK – POSTER
  20. Diwan AD; The Cellular Drivers of Disc Degeneration; What is New. 17th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders; The Cedars Sinai Los Angeles Spinal Meeting 8-10 Feb 2018 Las Vegas – Invited Faculty
  21. Shingo Miyazaki, Ashish D Diwan, Kenji Kato, Kevin Cheng, Won C Bae, Yang Sun, Junichi Yamada, Carol Muehleman, Mary E Lenz, Nozomu Inoue, Robert L Sah, Mamoru Kawakami, Koichi Masuda. Growth Differentiation Factor-6 Attenuated Pro-inflammatory Molecular Changes in the Rabbit Anular-puncture Model and Degenerated Disc-induced Pain Generation in the Rat Xenograft Radiculopathy Model”,ISSLS Prize Session; 11-15 May 2018 Banff Canada.
  22. Diwan AD; Can we recreate the Disc after Discectomy? 17th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders; The Cedars Sinai Los Angeles Spinal Meeting 8-10 Feb 2018 Las Vegas – Invited Faculty
  23. Diwan AD: Pain – A Clinician’s Perspective and Biomechanical Basis of clinic radiological associations. Symposium on Pain at the AAOS-ORS Annual Conference, New Orleans Mar 2018
  24. Diwan AD: Lateral Access Surgery – How it has changed Spinal Deformity Surgery within a decade and a half; Key Note Address at the 2nd China-SOLAS Annaual Scientific Meeting 12-14 April 2018 Hangzhou PRC.
  25. Chamoli U, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Biomechanical analysis of anterior longitudinal ligament release for the correction of lumbar lordosis: A finite element modelling study. Asia Pacific – Society of Lateral Access Surgery; Sep 01, 2017; Sydney (Australia). Best Presentation Award
  26. Shingo Miyazaki; Kenji Kato; Won C. Bae; Kevin Cheng; Yang Sun; Weibo Jiang; Junichi Yamada; Edward Abarado; Erikka Linn; Carol Muehleman; Mary E. Lenz; Robert L. Sah; Ashish D. Diwan; Koichi Masuda The Efficacy of Growth Differentiation Factor-6 on the Intervertebral Disc Degeneration in the Rabbit Anular Puncture Model; Annual Scientific meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery 10-13 April 2017, Toronto Canada. ORAL POSTER
  27. K. Sritharan, U. Chamoli, J. Kuan, A. Diwan; Validity of Sagittal and Axial Plane Metrics in the Assessment of Cervical Canal Stenosis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Annual Scientific meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery 10-13 April 2017, Toronto Canada – PODIUM
  28. Diwan, AD, Ramakrishna, V, Viglione, LL, Tsafnat, N, Chamoli, U. The role of L5-S1 disc shape in the progression of bilateral L5 spondylolytic defect to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical investigation using finite element analysis. ORS PSRS 4th International Spine Research Symposium, October 23-27, 2017, Lake Harmony (PA). POSTER
  29. Ramakrishna, V, Chamoli, U, Tsafnat, N, Diwan, AD. The role of sacral slope in the progression of bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical investigation using finite element analysis. International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine 44th Annual Meeting, May 29 – June 02, 2017, Athens (Greece). POSTER
  30. Ramakrishna, V, Chamoli, U, Tsafnat, N, Diwan, AD. The role of sacral slope in the progression of bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical investigation using finite element analysis. Spine Society of Australia 28th Annual Scientific Meeting. April 7-9, 2017, Hobart. PODIUM
  31. Ramakrishna V, Chamoli U, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. The role of sacral slope in the progression of bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical Investigation using Finite Element Analysis. Proceedings of the St George Medical Symposium, 13 Oct 2016, Sydney.
  32. Chamoli U, Goldmann J, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Nucleus implant geometry significantly Influences bending stiffness of the human lumbar motion segment: A finite element modeling study. Proceedings of the St George Medical Symposium, 13 Oct 2016, Sydney.
  33. Ramakrishna V, Chamoli U, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. The role of sacral slope in the progression of bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical Investigation using Finite Element Analysis. Proceedings of the 14th ACRS Spinal Research Symposium 11-13 August 2016, Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
  34. Chamoli U, Goldmann J, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Nucleus implant geometry significantly influencesbending stiffness of the human lumbar motion segment: A finite element modeling study. Proceedings of the 14th ACRS Spinal Research Symposium 11-13 August 2016, Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
  35. Chamoli U, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Trade-off between restoring stability and endplate stresses in the lumbar spine using different volume grades of a nucleus arthroplasty system: A finite element study. International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS SpineWeek 2016). May 16-20, 2016, Singapore.
  36. Chamoli U, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. Biomechanical evaluation of a bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 and its progression into two clinically observed spondylolisthesis patterns: A finite element study. International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS SpineWeek 2016). May 16-20, 2016, Singapore.
  37. Aiqun Wei, Bojiang Shen, Lisa Williams, Divya D. Bhargav, Feng Yan, Beng H. Chong, Ashish A. Diwan GPR30 Is Involved in Anabolic and Anti-Apoptotic Effects of Estrogen in Human Intervertebral Disc. ORS PSRS 3rd International Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium, 9 – 12 November 2015, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  38. Aiqun Wei, Bojiang Shen, Lisa Williams, Divya D. Bhargav, Feng Yan, Beng H. Chong, Ashish A. Diwan. The G protein-coupled receptor GPR30 is involved in the anabolic and anti-apoptotic effects of 17beta-estradiol in human intervertebral dis. ACSR XIII Spinal Research Symposium, 13-15 August 2015, Barossa Valley, SA, Australia
  39. Chamoli U, Korkusuz MH, Diwan AD. The importance of posterior osteoligamentous structures to lumbar spine stability and new perspectives on spinal motion metrics. Spine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting. April 10-12, 2015, Canberra.
  40. Diwan A, Chamoli U, Tsafnat N. Biomechanical analysis of a bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 and its progression into two clinically observed spondylolisthesis patterns: A finite element study. ORS – Philadelphia Spine Research Society 3rd International Spine Research Symposium, November 9-12, 2015, Philadelphia.
  41. Chen AS, Chamoli U, Diwan AD; In-vitro biomechanical implications of a bilateral pars interarticularis defect: Do we need a different spinal implant? Podium Presentation Annual St George Medical Symposia Oct 2014 (New investigator award in Basic Science category)
  42. Berlemann U, Schwarzenbach O, Diwan A, Kitchel S, Coric D; Nucleoplasty with Nucore® Injectable Nucleus Replacement for herniated Lumbar Disc; A Multicenter Stduy with minimum five-year follow up. 41st Annual Meeting of ISSLS, June 3-7, 2014 Seoul
  43. Zhu F, Wei AQ, Diwan AD; In vitro Assessment of the Proliferative and Chemotactic Potential of BMP-13 on a Chondrocyte Cell Line. Poster Presentation Proceedings 41st Annual Meeting of ISSLS, June 3-7, 2014 Seoul
  44. Gulati T, Wei A, Chung S, Diwan AD; Molecular and Functional Effects of Bone Morphogenetic Protein 13 on Human Intervertebral Disc Cells and its Expression in Human Tissue. 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Spine Society of Australia 10-12 April 2014 Brisbane, QLD
  45. Sabnis A, Chamoli U, Diwan AD; Is L5-S1 Motion Segment Different from that Rest? – A Radiological Kinematic Study of 84 Patients with Chronic Back Pain. Podium Presentation Proceedings of the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery; Miami FL Apr 30-May2 2014.
  46. Chamoli U, Diwan AD; The Importance of Posterior Osteoligamentous Structures to Lumbar Spine Stability: An in vitro Biomechanical Investigation. Poster Presentation Proceedings of the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery; Miami FL Apr 30-May2 2014. (PSRS Grant)
  47. Zhu F, Wei AQ, Diwan AD; In vitro Assessment of the Proliferative and Chemotactic Potential of BMP-13 on a Chondrocyte Cell Line. Oral Poster Presentation Proceedings of the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery; Miami FL Apr 30-May2 2014.
  48. Gulati T, Wei A, Chung S, Diwan AD; Effects of Bone Morphogenetic Protein 13 on Intervertebral Disc Cells – Special Poster Annual Proceedings of ISSLS, June 3-7, 2014 Seoul
  49. Chamoli U, Korkusuz MH, Sabnis AB, Manolescu AR, Diwan AD; The importance of posterior osteoligamentous structure to lumbar spine stability: an in-vitro biomechanical investigation Poster Presentation Annual Proceedings of ISSLS, June 3-7, 2014 Seoul
  50. Chen AS, Chamoli U, Diwan AD; In-vitro biomechanical implications of a bilateral pars interarticularis defect: Do we need a different spinal implant? Poster Presentation Annual Proceedings of ISSLS, June 3-7, 2014 Seoul
  51. Arora M, Diwan AD et al “PMMA bone cements and additives: a review of the literature”; Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2013 – Poster Presentation, Australia
  52. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA; “Australian orthopaedic surgeons are highly satisfied with their careers: results from a nationwide cross-sectional study”; Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2013 – Podium Presentation, Australia
  53. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA; “Over half of Australian orthopaedic trainees are burned out: results from a nationwide cross-sectional study”; Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2013 – Podium Presentation, Australia
  54. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA; “Australian orthopaedic surgeons are highly satisfied with their careers: results from a nationwide cross-sectional study”; New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2013 – Poster Presentation, New Zealand
  55. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA; “Over half of Australian orthopaedic trainees are burned out: results from a nationwide cross-sectional study”; New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2013 – Poster Presentation, New Zealand
  56. Zhu F, Wei AQ, Diwan AD; In vitro Assessment of the Proliferative and Chemotactic Potential of BMP-13 on a Chondrocyte Cell Line. Podium Presentation Proceedings of the Annual Adelaide Spinal research Centre Symposium – August 2013.
  57. Shrestha KN, Manolescu AR, Wei AQ, Diwan AD; Effect of rhBMP13 on expression of GLUT’s Isoforms in Human Nucleus Pulposus Chondrocytes. Podium Presentation Proceedings of the Annual Adelaide Spinal Research Centre Symposium – August 2013
  58. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA; “Burnout among orthopaedic surgeons”. Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference 2013 – Podium Presentation, India
  59. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA; “Australian orthopaedic surgeons are highly satisfied with their careers: results from a nationwide cross-sectional study”. Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference 2013 – Poster Presentation, India
  60. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA; “Australian orthopaedic surgeons are highly satisfied with their careers: results from a nationwide cross-sectional study”; Australian Orthopaedic Association NSW Branch Annual Meeting 2013 – Podium Presentation, Australia
  61. Malham GM, Ellis NJ, Parker RM, Seex K, Diwan AD, Ferguson J, Cleaver N, Hillier T, Tan L, Uribe, J, Goss B; Bone Scans are reliable in indentifying Lumbar Disc and Facet Pathology. Proceedings of the Spine Society of Australia Annual Scientific meeting. Pert 2013
  62. Wei A, Pathmanandavel S, Williams L, Bhargav S, Diwan AD; Expression of BMP-13 in the developing Human Spine. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society; San Antonio Feb. 2013.
  63. Arora M, Diwan AD, Harris IA; “Over half of Australian orthopaedic trainees are burned out: results from a nationwide cross-sectional study”; Australian Orthopaedic Association NSW Branch Annual Meeting 2013 – Podium Presentation, Australia
  64. Arora M, Diwan AD et al; “PMMA bone cements and additives: A review of the literature”; 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress – Poster Presentation, India, Abstract number – 33557
  65. Arora M, Diwan AD et al; PMMA bone cements and additives: Review of literature”. 19th Asian Congress of Surgery and 1st Singhealth Surgical Congress 2013 – Poster Presentation, Singapore
  66. Priyadarshi H, Sabnis A, Szczeniak M, Patton V, Etherington G, Diwan AD; A Novel Disability Array of Functional Outcomes Comparing Fusion to Fusion-replacement-hybrid for two level symptomatic degenerative disc disease at least two-years following surgery. Annual Meeting of Adelaide Spinal Research Centre – August 2012
  67. Kishen TJ, Wei A, Williams LA, Bhargav D, Shen B, Duffy N, Diwan AD. BMP13 prevents degenerative effects of annular injury in an ovine model (Best Presentation Award Finalist). Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting NeuroSpine 9-11 September 2011, Bangalore, India.
  68. Kishen TJ, Sabet T, Diwan A. Clinical outcomes following lumbar total disc replacement – 3-5 year follow-up. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting NeuroSpine 9-11 September 2011, Bangalore, India
  69. Chung S, Diwan AD: Migration of human endplate, annulus and nucleus pulposus cells in vitro. ACSR Spinal Research Symposium VIII, Adelaide, 10-12 August 2010.
  70. Wei A, Pathmanandavel S, Williams LA, Bhargav D, Gulati T, Shen B, Kishen T, Fang Z, Clarke RA, Diwan AD: Immunolocalization of human bone morphogenetic protein 13 in the developing human spine. ISSLS Annual Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 13-17 April 2010.
  71. Wei A, Williams LA, Bhargav D, Shen B, Kishen T, Duffy N, Diwan AD. BMP13 prevents the effects of annular injury in an ovine model. AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 10-13 March 2010.
  72. Wei, H. Brisby, T. Molloy, S. A. Chung, G. Murrell, Diwan AD. The Effects of Running on Intervertebral Disc Extracellular Matrix Production in Rats. North American Spine Society, San Francisco, 11 November 2009.
  73. Wei, H. Brisby, T. Molloy, S. A. Chung, G. Murrell, Diwan AD: The Effects of Running on Intervertebral Disc Extracellular Matrix Production in Rats. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16 October 2009.
  74. Wei, H. Brisby, T. Molloy, S. A. Chung, G. Murrell, Diwan AD: The Effects of Running on Intervertebral Disc Extracellular Matrix Production in Rats. Global Spine Congress 2009, San Francisco 24 June 2009.
  75. Shen B, Wei A, Whittaker S, Tao H, Ma D, Diwan AD.: The role of BMP-7 in chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells in vitro. ISSLS 2009, Miami Beach, 8 May 2009.
  76. Garis S, Bloom A, Diwan AD. Financial and Psychosocial impact of low back pain on the individual and household. Spine Society of Australia, 17 April 2009.
  77. Fiatarone-Singh M, Singh N. Hansen R, Finnegan T, Allen B, Diamond T, Diwan AD, Lloyd B, Williamson D, Smith E, Grady J, Stavrinos T, Thompson M. Methodology and Baseline Characteristics for the Sarcopenia and Hip Fracture (SHIP) Study: A Five-Year Prospective Study (Abstract). Gerontology 48(11): 54, 2008.
  78. Lloyd B, Williamson D, Singh N, Hansen R, Diamond T, Finnegan T, Allen B, Grady J, Stavrinos T, Smith E, Diwan AD, Fiatarone-Singh M. Recurrent and Injurious Falls in the Year Following Hip Fracture: A Prospective Study of Incidence and Risk Factors from the Sarcopenia and Hip Fracture (SHIP) Study. (Abstract). Gerontology 48(11): 54, 2008.
  79. Diwan AD: Frontiers in Instrumented Treatment for Painful Disc Degeneration, Are we there? The Next Frontiers in Spine Surgery, August 2008, St Lukes College of Medicine William H Quasha Memorial, Manila.
  80. Diwan AD, Allen B, Williamson D, Grady J, Lloyd B, Fiatarone Singh M, Singh N, Hansen R, Smith E, Finnegan T, Diamond T, Stavrinos T: Recurrent and Injurious Falls in the Year Following Hip Fracture: A Prospective Study of Incidence and Risk Factors from the Sarcopenia and Hip Fracture (SHIP) Study. The Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington DC, 22-24 November 2008.
  81. Williamson , Diwan AD, Allen B, Lloyd B, Smith E, Grady J, Fiatarone Singh M, Thompson M, Singh N, Hansen R, Finnegan T, Diamond T, Stavrinos T: Methodology and Baseline Characteristics for the Sarcopenia and Hip Fracture (SHIP) Study: A One-Year Prospective Study. The Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington DC, 22-24 November, 2008.
  82. Hsu J, Shen B, Tao H, Ma D, Diwan AD. Bone Marrow mesenchymal stem cells have distinct phenotypic characteristics compared to intervertebral disc cells and may be differentiated towards intervertebral disc cells via co-culture. ISSLS Annual General Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland 26-31 May 2008. (Best Poster Presentation Award Diwan AD).
  83. Sabet T, Diwan A D: Lumbar Total Disc Replacement and Non-Operative Care: A longitudinal Comparison of Two Cohorts with a minimum Follow-Up of Two-Years. Podium presentation Spine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide 17-20 April 2008.
  84. Shen B, Wei A, Tao H, Ma D, Diwan AD. BMP2 Enhances TGFβ3 mediated differentiation of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Alginate Bead Cultures. Inaugural Annual Stem Cell Symposium at UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 6th August, 2007.
  85. Ho R, Sabet TS, Cake M, Little C, Diwan AD, Kishen T, Ho V, Appleyard R: Changes in lumbar disc kinematics via hormonal withdrawal and replacement; an ovine model. IITS Toulouse France June 2007.
  86. Sabet T, Ho R, Choi J, Diwan AD. Kinematics of the Motion Segment are restored using a novel nuclear replacement device – a comparative study using kangaroo spine model (Lyman Smith MD Award) IITS Toulouse France June 2007.
  87. Fisher S, Kishen T, Diwan AD: Can the compressive oral characteristics of a lumbar disc be restored? – a feasibility study (Lyman Smith MD Award) IITS Toulouse France June 2007.
  88. Sabet T, Kishen T, Diwan AD. Early and sustainable improvements in pain are evident as soon as ten days after lumbar total disc replacement – a minimum follow up of two years.

Invited Lectures

Eponymous Lectures

  1. Hasting Memorial Lecture: “Will Gas Make Bone?” – Delivered at St George Hospital Annual Symposium – November 2002.
  2. Phillip Wilson Oration: “BMP-2 enhanced spinal fusion” – delivered at the Annual Scientific meeting of the Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni – Cornell University - November 2000.
  3. R J Katrak Memorial Oration 2016 of the Bombay Orthopaedic Association; Journey of a Surgeon Scientist, stories from my life around the world. 3 Dec 2016 at the Annual WIROC Meeting Mumbai 2-4 Dec 2016

Instructional Courses

  1. Diwan A.D.: Need for evidence – What is evidence, who needs it and why? ISSLS ICL, Coimbatore, India – 17 January 2008.
  2. Diwan A.D.: How to generate evidence in your practice – ISSLS ICL, Coimbatore, India – 17 January 2008.
  3. Diwan A.D.: Evidence for Lumbar Disc Replacement – ISSL ICL at ASSICON, Coimbatore, India – 17 January 2008.
  4. Diwan A.D.: Does implant selection determine the success of procedure? ISSLS ICL, Coimbatore, India – 18 January 2008.

Other Invitations & Faculty

  1. Diwan AD: What Bone Graft Substitutes work; studies in the Spine. WIROC Annual Scientific Meeting. Mumbai 2-4Dec 2016
  2. Diwan AD: My experiences with DBM: Grafton Launch by Medtronic Spine Biologics. 20 Oct 2016, Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
  3. Diwan AD: Clinical Requirements and Results of Nucleus Replacement. Invited faculty Spine Society of Australia: Biomechanics in the Barossa 26-28 May 2016
  4. Diwan AD: My XLIF Experience Tuesday 17 May 4-5 pm – 14-20 May 2016 SpineWeek Singapore
  5. Diwan AD: XLIF for spinal deformity – case presengtations – 19 May 4-6pm Noon – SOLAS Initiatives at SpineWeek 14-20 may 2016 Singapore
  6. Diwan AD: Introduction to iGA and Spinopelvic Parameters – Nuvasive MVP 14 May 2016 Macquairie University Sydney
  7. Diwan AD: MAS TLIF the procedure Nuvasive MVP 14 May 2016 Macquairie University Sydney
  8. Diwan AD: Stories in Spinal Development and Regeneration – A surgeons Journey. Research in Progress; St George and Sutherland Clinical School. 9 June 2016
  9. Diwan AD: SOLAS Globally and in Asia Pacific; Proceedings of XLIF User Group-SOLAS Meeting 1 July 2016, Sydney
  10. Diwan AD: How to avoid adverse events. Bonegraft substitutes in spinal Fusion. Proceedings of the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery San Diego April 2015
  11. Diwan AD: Osteotomy Alternatives. AO Spine advances; Advances Seminar in Spinal Surgery. WenZhou June 2015
  12. Diwan AD: Case of correction of Severe Kyphoscoliosis without ostetomy but using minimally invasive strategy. AO Spine advances; Advances Video Seminar in Spinal Surgery. WenZhou June 2015
  13. Diwan AD: Thoracic Disc – Principles of Management AO Spine advances; Advances Video Seminar in Spinal Surgery. WenZhou June 2015
  14. Diwan AD: Approach to chronic pain of the back - a Medical Model. Multidisciplinary Symposia “We’ve Got Your Back’. 15 Mar 2014 Stamford Hotel Sydney.
  15. Diwan AD: Surgery works, but when. Multidisciplinary Symposia “We’ve Got Your Back’. 15 Mar 2014 Stamford Hotel Sydney.
  16. Diwan AD: Surgical treatment of Scoliosis – Minimally Invasive Strategies. Scoliosis for Chripractors a day of learning 14 Jun 2014 Novotel Sydney
  17. Diwan AD: 5 New Things – Neck. Frontiers in Sports Medicine Frontiers in Sports Medicine; Kirk Place 9 Aug 2014.
  18. Diwan AD: Two Technologies that will help cure back pain. Proceedings of the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. 30-31 Aug 2014 University of New South Wales, Sydney
  19. Diwan AD: Debate; Surgery may play a role in Chronic Back Pain Yes (No- Prof IA Harris). 2nd Annual Osteoarthritis Symposium 6 Sept 2014, Novotel Hotel Sydney.
  20. Diwan AD: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Degenerative Scoliosis. NSW Division of Australian Physiotherapy Association. Silverwater NSW 10 Sept 2014
  21. Diwan AD: Classification of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. AO Spine advances; Advances Video Seminar in Spinal Surgery. Beijing 11 Oct 2014 (Delivered in Absentia)
  22. Diwan AD: Osteotomy Alternatives. AO Spine advances; Advances Video Seminar in Spinal Surgery. Beijing 11 Oct 2014 (Delivered in Absentia)
  23. Diwan AD: Case of correction of Severe Kyphoscoliosis without ostetomy but using minimally invasive strategy. AO Spine advances; Advances Video Seminar in Spinal Surgery. Beijing 11 Oct 2014 (Delivered in Absentia)
  24. Diwan AD: Debate: Is the use of rhBMP2 in spinal Surgery Defensible? Yes (Indefensible – Prof Vin Sandhu Cornell University) 96th Annual Meeting of Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Association. New York (NY) 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2014.
  25. Diwan AD: BMP Use in Spine – Controversies (Scoliosis Session). 96th Annual Meeting of Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Association. New York (NY) 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2014.
  26. Diwan AD: Adult Deformity Classification and Outcomes, faculty at Spinal Deformity for Neurosurgeons an Instructional Course. 12-13 April 2011 Melbourne
  27. Diwan AD: Biological Therapies for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration: Key Note Address to the CG ORTH Con Annual Scientific Meeting 9th to 11 Jan 2011, Raipur (MP), India.
  28. Diwan AD: Nucleus Replacement, Faculty, 7th Asia Pacific Stryker Spine Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, 31Jun-3July 2010
  29. Diwan AD: Update on Nucleus Replacement, Faculty, Motion Preservation Special Interest Group – North American Spine Society San Francisco, 10 November 2009.
  30. Diwan AD: Spinal Devices. Guest lecture to Biomedical Engineering School of Aerospace, University of Sydney 14 October 2009.
  31. Diwan AD: Biological Solutions to Back Pain, Faculty, Spine Arthroplasty Society -9, London, 29 April 2009
  32. Diwan AD: Disc Ablation. Lecture AO Spine, Davos, Switzerland, 19 December 2008.
  33. Diwan AD: Deformity Correction in Osteoporosis, AO Spine, Davos, Switzerland, 19 December 2008.
  34. Diwan AD: Frontiers in Spinal Research. Presentation to Stryker Technical Development Centre Engineers. Gurgaon, Delhi, 23 September 2008.
  35. Diwan AD: Prodisc-C, Prodisc-L, USS II, Synex II. The Next Frontiers in Spine Surgery 2008, St Lukes College of Medicine William H Quasha Memorial, Manila, August 2008.
  36. Key Note Speaker Diwan AD: Spine Surgery: Past, Present and Future. The Next Frontiers in Spine Surgery 2008, St Lukes College of Medicine William H Quasha Memorial, Manila, August 2008.
  37. Thomas K, Diwan AD: Biologics in Intervertebral Disc Regeneration. World Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Congress, Hawaii, June 2008.
  38. Diwan AD: The Evidence for Total Disc Replacement – NSW MEDLAW Society April 2008.
  39. Diwan AD: What is evidence, who needs it and why. Its role in Lumbar TDR. Prodisc User Group Meeting at the Spine Society of Australia, Adelaide, April 2008.
  40. Thomas K, Diwan A.D.: The Status of Total Disc Replacement and Nucleus Replacement in the Asia Pacific Region: APSAS, Seoul, South Korea – 18 January 2008.
  41. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Cervical Total Disc Replacement - How, when, why, then. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Congress of the Spine Division of Chinese Orthopaedic Assocation Wuhan (Hubei, China) – 14 September 2007.
  42. Diwan A.D.: Management of back pain with radiological anomalies. Frontiers in Spine Medicine – August 2007.
  43. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Genetics, telomeres and cellular interactions effecting disc – IITS, Albi, Toulouse, June 2007.
  44. Diwan A.D.: Will stem cells cure back pain? Inaugural Stem Cell Workshop of UNSW – August 2007.
  45. Diwan A.D.: To fuse or not to fuse degenerative cervical spine – New Delhi, 24-25 June 2006.
  46. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Spine Symposia, New Delhi, 24-25 June 2006.
  47. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Biologics and the future in spinal applications, spine symposia, New Delhi, 24-25 June 2006.
  48. Diwan A.D.: Molecules and devices – horizons in spinal medicine – Annual meeting of ANZ BMS Sydney Chapter – Kirribilli, 11 July 2006.
  49. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Horizons in biological treatments of disc degeneration – Indian Orthopaedic Association – November, 2006.
  50. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Outcomes of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement. First Spine Arthroplasty Society Symposium in collaboration with Indian Orthopaedic Association – November 2006.
  51. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: BMP’s – their present roll in spinal fusion and future in disc degeneration. Perth, 09 December 2005.
  52. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D., Sylvia Chung: Intervertebral Disc Senescence can be avoided – 8th Annual Meeting of the Korean Musculoskeletal Laser and Radiofrequency Society (KOMULARS) Seoul, 8-9 October 2005.
  53. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: A minimally invasive novel way to treating vertebral compression fractures using STAXX – 8th Annual Meeting of the Korean Musculoskeletal Laser and Radiofrequency Society (KOMULARS) Seoul, 8-9 October 2005.
  54. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: BMP’s – their present roll in spinal fusion and future in disc degeneration. BMP Mini symposium – Adelaide, September 2005.
  55. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Total Disc Replacement for Lumbar Disc Degeneration. Keynote lecture at the Korean Minimal Invasive Spine Society Annual Meeting – Soul, 21 May 2005
  56. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Biological interventions in intervertebral disc degeneration – Stryker Spine Symposium, Ayres Rock (NT) 27-29 May 2005.
  57. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: BMP’s in spinal disorders. 25th Annual meeting of Indian Orthopaedic Association – Mumbai, 26-30 December 2005.]
  58. Key Note Speaker Diwan A.D.: Outcomes of Total Disc Replacement – Mumbai, 26-30 December 2005.
  59. Diwan A.D.: How to repair a Pars defect – Mumbai, 26-30 December 2005.

Awards & Prizes

  1. New Investigator Research Award of the Orthopaedic Research Society – New Orleans – February 2003 – Semi finalist.
  2. Philip Wilson award for Best-Fellow’s presentation 2000. Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY.
  3. NOSFF award for “demonstrating exceptional research initiative in musckuloskeletal injury and repair”. Orlando Fl March 2000.
  4. Incorporated into “Circle of Excellence” of the Hospital for Speciall Surgery New York, NY.
  5. Merril Lynch, Innovations Grant Competition 2000, Distinguished Award
  6. Roger Mellick Award of the ANZ Bone Mineral Society, 2001.
  7. Yellow Pages Small Business Awards 2002 – NSW state finalist.
  8. New Investigator Research Award of the Orthopaedic Research Society – New Orleans – February 2003 – Semi Finalist.
  9. Best Paper – AORA – 2004 – Supervisor for Dr Anthony Leong.
  10. Best Pre-Clinical Paper – Swedish Orthopaedic Association – August 2004 – Supervisor for Dr Helena Brisby.
  11. Finalist – Medtronics Best Research Paper – Spine Society of Australia – Auckland April 2005.
  12. Orthotech Best Poster Award – Auckland April 2005.
  13. Finalist – Best Basic Research Paper – St George Medical Symposia November 2005.
  14. Finalist – Best Clinical Paper – St George Medical Symposia November 2005.
  15. Finalist – NIRA (Sylvia Chung) – Orthopaedic Research Society, Chicago – March 2006.
  16. Medtronics Best Presentation Award – Spine Society of Australia – Annual Scientific Meeting; Sydney, April 2006.
  17. Best Poster Presentation Award – International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) – Annual Scientific Meeting; Bergen (Norway); June 2006.
  18. Lyman Smith Award – International Intradiscal Therapy Society (ITTS) – Annual Scientific Meeting, Albi, Toulouse; June 2007.
  19. Best Poster Presentation Award – International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) – Annual Scientific Meeting; Geneva (Switzerland); May 2008.
  20. Best Presentation Award – NeuroSciences Annual Meeting – Bangalore Sept 2011
  21. Supervisor Frank Zhou – Best ILP Research – St George Medical Symposium Oct 2013
  22. Supervisor Vivek Ramakrishna – UNSW Taste of Research Summer award – 2016
  23. Co-author with Tom Hodgkinson who won the ORS Spine Section best poster award ORS 2017, 19-22 March 2017, San Diego, CA, USA – poster.
  24. Supervisor Kyle Sheldrick – Australian Government RTP (Research Training Program) Full Scholarship 2018-19
  25. Co-Lead Investigator with Shimko et al ISSLS prize for Basic Science Research Banff 2018

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