John Caridi, MD Email John Caridi
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medical Education
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Orthopedics
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice 212-241-9517 212-241-9517
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine, Dr. John Caridi is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery. After graduating with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha) from Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Caridi completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Subsequently, he completed a one-year orthopedic fellowship in adult and pediatric spinal deformity surgery at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Additionally, Dr. Caridi trained in advanced minimally invasive spine surgery at the Schoen Klinik in Munich, Germany. His neurosurgical experience combined with an orthopedic spine focus gives Dr. Caridi a unique expertise.
Dr. Caridi holds appointments in both orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery. As Director of Spinal Deformity for the Mount Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Caridi treats patients who are affected by a wide variety of diseases of the spinal column and the central nervous system. Dr. Caridi is the Director of Neurosurgery Spine Education and the Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship and often teaches surgical technique courses to other spine surgeons. He serves on committees for multiple national and international spine organizations. As principal investigator for numerous studies, Dr. Caridi has both presented his research nationally and internationally and has published his findings in peer-reviewed journals.
Working in concert with neurologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors and pain management specialists, Dr. Caridi believes in a comprehensive approach to each patient’s spine needs. While surgery may not always be necessary, if it is indicated, Dr. Caridi is experienced in performing numerous surgeries including Chiari malformation decompression, anterior cervical decompression and fusion, anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion, posterior cervical foraminotomy, posterior cervical laminoplasty, posterior cervical decompression and fusion, cervical disc arthroplasty, atlantoaxial fusion (C1-2 fusion), occipitocervical fusion, vertebral column resection, pedicle subtraction osteotomy, Smith-Peterson osteotomy, scoliosis correction, kyphosis correction, spondylolithesis correction, sagittal and coronal plane deformity correction, lumbar decompression and fusion, microscopic and endoscopic lumbar discectomy, lumbar laminectomy for stenosis or Cauda equina syndrome, tethered spinal cord release, spinal tumor resection, and intradural and spinal cord tumor resection.
Dr. Caridi's clinical practice focuses on:
- Complex and reconstructive surgery for congenital and degenerative joint and disc disease
- Spinal trauma and deformity correction including kyphosis, scoliosis, chin-on-chest deformity, ear-on-shoulder deformity
- Revision spine surgery (surgical correction of prior suboptimal spinal surgery)
- Resection and spinal stabilization for cancers affecting the spine
- Minimally invasive spine surgery and microsurgery
- Bone Cancer
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Herniated Disk
- Low Back Pain
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Neck Fracture
- Quadriplegia And Paraplegia
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Fusion
MD, Indiana University
University of Maryland
Hospital for Special Surgery
Factors Influencing Outcomes of Neurologic Deficits Due to Spinal Diseases
This study is designed to evaluate those factors that may facilitate the recovery of those patients who suffer from motor weakness or sensory deficits due to pathology in the spinal cord.
Outcomes of Neurosurgical Procedures
Dr. John Caridi’s research focuses on outcomes of neurosurgical procedures, particularly as it pertains to the spine. He has examined complication rates, objective health related quality of life measures, and neurological recovery following a variety of spinal surgical procedures. His research using large multi-center databases, as well as internal case series, to describe these patient centered outcomes has been both presented at national and international meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Caridi during 2018 and/or 2019. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- Zimmer, Inc.
Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose
- Zimmer, Inc.
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