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Dale Segal MD

Dale Segal MD

Dr. Segal is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. He completed a spine fellowship at Harvard University- Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He grew up in New York and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Albany with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. He was awarded the John T. MacDonald scholarship to attend Florida International University where he obtained his medical degree and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his residency at Emory University and served as chief resident at the Emory Orthopedics and Spine Hospital. As a dedicated spine surgeon, he devotes his practice to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. His interests include minimally invasive, motion sparing techniques, degenerative diseases, navigation and robotics, deformities, fractures, and complex revisions. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and presented at national and international conferences. He is a member of several spine and orthopedic societies including NASS, AAOS, AOA. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watersports, scuba diving, and hiking.

Research and Publications
  • Segal DN, Ball J, Fletcher ND, Yoon E, Bastrom T, Vitale MG; Harms Study Group, Risk factors for the development of DJK in AIS patients undergoing posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion. Spine Deform 2021 Sept 16 PMID: 34529249
  • Segal DN, Lunati MP, Kukowski NR, Michael KW. White Cord Syndrome and Acute Tetraplegia After Posterior Cervical Decompression: A Case Report JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Jun 11;11(2) PMID: 34115641
  • Segal DN, Orland KJ, Yoon E, Bastrom T, Fletcher ND, Harms Study Group Fusions Ending Above the Sagittal Stable Vertebrae: Does it Matter? Spine Deform. 2020 May 13 PMID: 32405718
  • Segal DN, Grabel ZJ, Konopka JA, Boissonneault AR, Yoon E, Bastrom T, Flynn JH. Harms Study Group Fletcher N, Fusions Ending at the Thoracolumbar Junction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparison of Lower Instrumented Vertebrae. Spine Deform. 2020 Apr;8(2):205-211 PMID: 3202643
  • Segal DN, Grabel ZJ, Heller JG, Michael KM, Rhee JM, Yoon ST, Jain A. Epidemiology and Treatment of Central Cord Syndrome in the United States J Spine Surg 2018 Dec;4(4):712-716 PMID: 30714002
  • Segal DN, Grabel ZJ, Wilson JM, Milby AM, Hutton PW, Rhee JM. Total Disc Replacement Adjacent to a Multilevel Fusion. World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov, S1878-8750(18) PMID: 30391767
  • Segal DN, Grabel ZJ, Shi WJ, Gottschalk MB, Boden SD. The Impact of Insurance Coverage on Access to Orthopedic Spine Care. J Spine Surg. 2018 June. 4(2), 260-263. PMID: 30069516
  • Segal DN, Wilson JM, Staley C, Yoon ST. Outpatient and Inpatient Single-Level Cervical Total Disc Replacement: A Comparison of 30-day Outcomes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 June doi:10.1097 PMID: 29894451
  • Michael KW, Segal DN, Rhee JM. Anterior Decompression and Instrumentation Techniques for Thoracolumbar Fractures Section XII: Trauma. Chapter 142. Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 4th Edition
  • Konopka JA, Grabel ZJ, Segal DN, Rhee JM. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Use Patterns in Degenerative, Nondeformity Cervical Spine Surgery: A Survey of the Cervical Spine Research Society. Clin Spine Surg. 2020 Sept 25. PMID: 32991365
  • Grabel ZJ, Lunati MP, Segal DN, Kukowski NR, Yoon ST, Jain A. Thoracolumbar spinal fractures associated with ground level falls in the elderly: An analysis of 254,486 emergency department visits. J Clin Orthop Trauma Sept-Oct 2020. 11(5): 916-920 PMID: 32879581
  • Grabel ZJ, Boden A, Segal DN, Boden S, Milby AH, Heller JG. The Impact of Prophylactic Intraoperative Vancomycin Powder on Microbial Profile, Antibiotic Regimen, Length of Stay, and Reoperation Rate in Elective Spine Surgery. Spine J. 2018 May. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2018.05.036. PMID: 29859351
  • Segal DN, Wilson JM, Staley C, Michael KW. The 5-Item Modified Frailty Index Is Predictive of 30-Day Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Kyphoplasty Vertebral Augmentation. World Neurosurg, 2018 Aug. 116, e225-e231 PMID: 2972945
  • Iobst C, ArangoD, Segal D, Skaggs DL. National access to care for children with fractures. J Pediatr Orthop, 33 2013 Sept. (6), 587-591. PMID: 23812144

Podium Presentations
  • Segal DN, Ball J Yoon E, Bastrom T, Fletcher ND, Vitale M. Harms Study Group. Risk factors for the development of DJK in AIS patients undergoing posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion. POSNA May 2021 Dallas, TX
  • Segal DN, Orland KJ, Yoon E, Bastrom T, Fletcher ND, Harms Study Group Fusions Ending Above the Sagittal Stable Vertebrae: Does it Matter? SRS 55th Annual Meeting, September 9-12, 2020 Phoenix, AZ
  • Konopka JA, Grabel ZJ, Segal DN, Rhee JM. Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Use Patterns in Degenerative Cervical Spine Surgery: Survey Results of the Cervical Spine Research Society. CSRS 46th Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ
  • Grabel ZJ, Segal DN, Boden A, Milby AH, Heller JG. The Impact of Prophylactic Intraoperative Vancomycin Powder on Microbial Profile, Antibiotic Regimen, Length of Stay, and Reoperation Rate in Elective Spine Surgery. Scoliosis Research Society SRS 53rd Annual Meeting, Oct. 2018. Bologna, Italy
  • Segal DN, Wilson JM, Staley C, ST Yoon. Outpatient and Inpatient Single-Level Cervical Total Disc Replacement: A Comparison of 30-day Outcomes. Eastern Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting Oct. 2018. Amelia Island, FL
  • Segal DN, Grabel ZJ, Wilson JM, Milby AM, Hutton PW, Rhee JM. Total Disc Replacement Adjacent to a Multilevel Fusion: A Biomechanical Motion Analysis. North American Spine Society. 33rd Annual Meeting, Sept. 2018. Los Angeles, CA
  • Segal DN, Wilson JM, Staley C, Michael KW. The 5-item Modified Frailty Index is Predictive of 30-day Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Kyphoplasty Vertebral Augmentation. North American Spine Society 33rd Annual Meeting. Sept. 2018. Los Angeles, CA
  • Segal DN, Grabel ZJ, Konopka JA, Boissonneault AR, Bastrom T, Fletcher N, Flynn JH. Harms Study Group. Fusions Ending at the Thoracolumbar Junction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparison of Lower Instrumented Vertebrae. ORS/OREF Southeast Regional Research Symposium. Sept. 2018. Durham, NC
  • Segal DN, Grabel ZJ, Wilson JM, Milby AM, Hutton PW, Rhee JM. Total Disc Replacement Adjacent to a Multilevel Fusion: A Biomechanical Motion Analysis. Southern Orthopedic Association. July 2018. West Palm Beach, FL. Winner of the Harley & Better Baxter Award
  • West J, Segal D, Gonzalez-Arias S. Sympathetic Denervation Supersensitivity in the Eye Results in Increased Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptor Expression. WFNS 2013. 15th Congress of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. Sept. 2013. Seoul, Korea.
  • Iobst C, Arango D, Segal D, Skaggs DL. National Access to Care for Children with Fractures. American Academy Orthopedic Surgery AAOS Annual Meeting. March 2013. Chicago, IL
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