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Justin E Bird, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
PO BOX 301402
Unit Number: 1448
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT10.5054
Phone: 713-794-5170
Fax: 713-792-8448

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, New York, NY, MD, Distinction in Research, Medicine
1993 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, BA, Africana Studies

Postgraduate Training

8/2011-7/2012 Clinical Fellowship, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, Rex A. W. Marco, MD
8/2010-7/2011 Clinical Fellowship, Musculoskeletal Oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Valerae O. Lewis, MD
7/2004-6/2009 Clinical Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, Evan Flatow, MD


Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Director, Orthopaedic Outcomes Research Program, Department of Orthopedic Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2014-present


Chief Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, John F. Kennedy Hospital, Monrovia, Liberia, 9/2009-6/2010
Locum Tenens, Corning Hospital, Corning, New York, 7/2009-7/2010

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, UT MDACC Post-Operative Pain Algorithm, 2013
Member, Global Academic Program - African Committee, 2012-present
Member, UT MDACC Ad Hoc Fluoroscopy Privileging Committee, 2012-2013
Member, UT MDACC SSAC-Rapid Transfusion Subcommittee, 2012-2013

Honors and Awards

2013 Apple Award for Patient Care, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2010-present Commander, Order of the Star of Africa, Republic of Liberia, West Africa
2004 Eugene Friedman, MD Award for Clinical Excellence in Surgery
2003-2004 Academic Medicine Fellow, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Academic Medicine Fellowship
2000-2001 President, Student National Medical Association, Mt. Sinai Chapter
2000-2001 W.B. Saunders Award for Outstanding Second Year Medical Student, W.B. Saunders
1999-2000 National Medical Fellowship Scholar

Professional Memberships

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, Rosemont, IL
Member, 5/2009-present
Health Education and Relief through Teaching, HEARTT, Stanford, CT
Member, 5/2009-present
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, MSTS, Alexandria, VA
Candidate Member, 10/2010-present
North American Spine Society, NASS, Washington, DC
Member, 9/2012-present
Orthopaedic Overseas, Washington, DC
Member, 6/2009-present
Western Orthopaedic Association - WOA, Towson, MD
Member, 3/2013-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Bird JE, Wang WL, Madewell JE, Lewis VO. Enchondroma with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst. Skeletal Radiology 41(11):1475-8, 2012 Nov;41(11):1475-8. Epub 2012 May 26., 11/2012.
2. Qureshi SA, Koehler SM, Lin JD, Bird JE, Garcia, RM, Hecht AC. An evaluation of information on the internet of a new device: The cervical artificial disc replacement. Spine 37(10):881-3, 2012 May 1;37(10):881-3, 5/2012.
3. Colvin AC, Koehler SM, Bird JE. Can the change in center-edge angle during pincer trimming be reliably predicted? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 469(4):1071-4, 2011 Apr;469(4):1071-4., 4/2011.
4. Bishop J, Lo IK, Klepps SJ, Bird JE, Gladstone J, and Flatow EL.. Cuff Integrity following arthroscopy versus open rotator cuff repair: A prospective study. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 15(3):290-9, 2009 May-Jun: 15(3):290-9., 5/2006.
5. Parsons BO, Klepps SJ, Miller S, Bird JE, Gladstone J, Flatow E. Reliability and reproducibility of radiographs of greater tuberosity displacement. A cadaveric study. J Bone Joint Surg Am 87(1):58-65, 1/2005. PMID: 15634814.

Invited Articles

1. Bird JE. Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, 2013.


1. Kawaguchi S, Austin M, Vaprociyan A, Nguyen A, Bird JE,. 3D Computer-Assisted Multilevel Spinal Osteotomies Using Ultrasonic Osteotome Integrated Navigation for En Bloc Resection of Thoracic Ewing Sarcoma, 2013.

Book Chapters

1. Bird JE, Marco RA. Metastatic disease to the cervical spine. In: The Cervical Spine, 1. Elsevier, 228-234, 2015.
2. Bird JE. Surgical Management of Soft-Tissue Sarcomas. In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Musculoskeletal Tumors 3, 307-315, 2014.
3. Bird JE, Marco RA. Anterior retroperitoneal approach to the lumbar spine. In: Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. Ed(s) Kim, 2013.

Manuals, Teaching Aids, Other Teaching Publications

1. Bird JE, and Hecht AC. Bone biology and principles of fusion. Interactive Educational Program for Spine: San Diego, CA, e-Pub 2008.

Last updated: 7/22/2015