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College of
Health Sciences

William Hess
Associate, Department of Orthopaedics
Chief, Spine Surgery

Department of Orthopaedics
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
Phone: 570-271-6541
Fax: 570-271-5872

William F Hess, MD, FAAOS

Research Interests

My research interests include spinal deformity and pediatric spine injuries.

Recent Publications

  • Boachie-Adjei O, Yagi M, Sacramento-Dominguez C et al. Corrigendum to surgical risk stratification based on preoperative risk factors in severe pediatric spinal deformity surgery. Spine Deform. 2019;7(2):378. 

  • Boachie-Adjei O, Yagi M, Nemani V et al. Incidence and risk factors for major surgical complications in patients with complex spinal deformity: a report from an SRS GOP site. Spine Deform. 2015;3(1):57-64. 

  • Sacramento-Domínguez C, Yagi M, Ayamga J, Nemani VM, Akoto H, Mahmud R, Wulff IA, Gupta M, Papadopoulos EC, Pellisé F, Sánchez-Pérez-Grueso F, Hess WF, Kim HJ, Hodes R, Boachie-Adjei O; FOCOS Spine Research Group. Apex of deformity for three-column osteotomy. Does it matter in the occurrence of complications? Spine J. 2015 Nov;15(11):2351-9. 


  • MD, University of South Florida, 1978-1981

  • Residency, University of South Florida, 1982-1989

  • Spine Fellowship, Kansas University Medical Center, 1989-1990
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