J. A. OUELLET, M.D. FRCSC
Address: Montreal Children Hospital Date of birth: 23-
2300 Tupper, C-521 Marital status: Married
Montr éal , Quebec
Canada, H3E 1X7
Tel: 1 (514) 412 - 4464 Citizenship: Canadian
Fax: 1 (514) 412 - 4353 Languages: French,
E-mail: jaouellet @ hotmail .com Spanish
CURRENT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT
Chief of McGill Scoliosis & Spine Centre Spinal Surgeon
Fellowship Director AO North America Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
McGill Scoliosis & Spine Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Surgery
McGill University Health Center
Division of Orthopedic Surgery
2001-2000 Spinal Fellowship-AO, Queen’s Medical Center, Nottingham, U.K.: J.K. Webb
2000-1999 Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, J.A Herring
1999-1994 Orthopaedic Surgical specialties, McGill University Orthopaedic Residency
Program, Montreal, Canada, Dr. Max Aebi
1994-1990 Medical Doctorate, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
1990-1987 Bachelor of Sciences with Honors in Biochemistry, University of Ottawa,
1987.1986 Pre-sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
CURRENT CLINIC DUTIES RELATED TO SPINAL SURGERY
Chief of McGill Scoliosis & Spine Group
Oversee Neuromuscular Spinal Clinic at Montreal Children Hospital and
Spina Bifida Clinic at Shriner’s Hospital of Montreal
Bi-weekly Pediatric Spine Clinic at Children Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital
Weekly Adult deformity and Degenerative spine clinic
Spine call 1:3 covering McGill University Health Center Hospital covering Adult and
Pediatric spinal pathologies consisting of fractures, tumors, infections.
ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS
2005-2004 Recipient of 2004/2005 Spinal Deformity Advancement Award given by
Spinal Deformity Education Group chaired by Dr. Randal Betz.
2004.2003 McGill’s University, Division Of Orthopaedic Surgery:
Teacher of the Year Award
2001-2000 Best Paper British Scoliosis Society: Antenatal Diagnosis of Scoliosis
1999-1995 Acted as a catalyst to implement new subspecialty teaching at McGill
Orthopaedic Residency Program.
1994-1990 Award for superior surgical skills given by Children Hospital Eastern
Ontario in undergraduate surgical teaching program.
1994-1993 Establish a Student Alumni fund for medical students at Univ. of Ottawa.
1993-1992 Establish and carried out an international health development and research
project in rural Kelantan, Malaysia. Funded and acknowledged by the
Canadian Society for International Health.
1990-1987 Graduated with Academic distinction in bilingual proficiency.
1989-1988 Establishment of a Cultural and Academic Exchange between Baltic States
University (USSR), and the University of Ottawa funded by the Canadian
International Development Agency.
1987-1986 Deans List. Scholarship of excellence in academic achievement.
1986-1983 Graduated with highest academic distinction: Honorable Mention for
Academic Excellence & Enhancement of School Life
c.v. JA Ouellet
2005-2004 Bilateral Vascularized Rib graft as Lumbo Pelvic fusion for Sacral Agenesis
and Spino Pelvic dissociation. Surgical technique, McGill Scoliosis & Spine
Group, JA Ouellet, V. Arlet, E-Poster SRS Sept. 2005
2004-2003 Efficacy of IPP as Hemostatic agent for Spinal Deformity Surgery,
Prospective Clinical Study. McGill Scoliosis & Spine Group, JA Ouellet, R
Reindl, V. Arlet
Monosegmental fracture Management of Thoracolumbar fractures. McGill
Scoliosis & Spine Group, Biomechanical and Clinical Study. JA Ouellet, R
Reindl, T. Stephen
Spinal Column Shortening for Kyphotic Metastatic Spinal deformity. McGill
Scoliosis & Spine Group, Prospective Clinical Study. JA Ouellet, R Reindl, V.
The suprapedicle hook claw construct in anterior scoliosis surgery. Vincent
Arlet, Jeffrey Shilt, Ouellet JA.Currently under second revision ESJ
Segmental lumbosacropelvic fixation in severe neuromuscular scoliosis. Jiang
L, Ouellet J, Arlet V: Poster presentation SRS Sept. 2004
Treatment of cervical spine dislocations with anterior plate stabilization.
Reindl R, Ouellet J, Marchesi D, Arlet V, Aebi M.. Submitted J. Orthop
2003-2002 Kyphectomy in myelomeningocele with a modified Dunn-McCarthy
technique followed by an anterior inlayed strut graft, Jean A Ouellet Thierry
Odent Fabien Bitan V. Arlet,Montreal McGill University,montreal, Canada
Poster Presentation POSNA 2004
Is there a need for anterior release for 70-90 thoracic curves in adolescent
scoliosis? Montreal McGill University, Montreal, Canada V. Arlet, Jean A
Ouellet L Chung. Podium Presentation COA Calgary 2004, Eposter SRS 2004.
2001-2000 Sagittal alignment: Clue to Presence of a Syringomyelia in Scoliosis.
J.A.Ouellet, J.G.Birch, TSRH, Dallas TX 75219. Presentation SRS Seatle
Antenatal diagnosis of fetal hemivertabrae, JA Ouellet, B Freeman, QMC,
Nottingham, NG7 2QG, Podium Presentation Scoliosis Research Society 2001
Clevland, British Scoliosis Society 2001
Comparing reliability of the Lenke and King classification systems for
idiopathic scoliosis, BS Richards MD, DJ Sucato MD, DE Konigsberg MD,
JA Ouellet MD, TSRH Dallas, TX. Poster presentation SRS 2001
Sagittal Balance following ASF: Compensatory Lordosis below fusion, QMC,
Nottingham, NG7 2QG, Podium Presentation British Scoliosis Society 2001,
Poster IMAST 2001.
2000-1999 Effect of grafting technique on maintenance of coronal and sagittal
correction in anterior treatment of scoliosis. JA Ouellet, CE
Johnston, TSRH, Dallas TX 75219, Podium Presentation European
Pediatric Society 2001
Regenerate Maturation Accelerated by Ultrasound during the Distraction
Phase of Limb Lengthening. J.A.Ouellet, M.L.Samchukov, J.G.Birch,
R.D.Welch. TSRH, Dallas TX 75219, Podium Presentation International
False Profile as assessment of Anterior Coverage in immature Dysplastic
Hips. Cadeveric Study. J.A.Ouellet, D.Sacato, TSRH, Dallas TX 75219.
1998-1894 Accuracy of Ultrasonography in Diagnosing Concomitant soft tissue injury
with Tibial Plateau Fractures, J.A.Ouellet, R. Chhemm. McGill, Montreal
Os Odontoideum in children; Series of twelve; P.Papin, R.Hamdy,
J.A.Ouellet. McGill, Montreal.
Limb Lengthening in the Very Young: Are there Increased Risks?
c.v. JA Ouellet
J.A.Ouellet, F.Fassier, R.Hamdy. Presentation at ASAMI; POSNA poster;
A Review of 92 Consecutive Primary Knee Arthroplasty, D.J. Zucor, W.V.
Madarasz, J.A. Ouellet. COA poster presentation.
1994-1993 Epidemiological study of rural Malaysia: Microbial analysis of water
quality correlation with children’s health. Kelantan Kota Baru. A Canadian
International Development Agency program endorsement.
CURENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
I have presently two projects related to spinal balance both in the coronal and sagittal
planes. The first project is looking at sagittal & coronal balance and pelvic obliquity
correlating to pressure mapping and soars in patients with myelomeningocele. Efficacy of
different pelvic fixation on the end result of residual pelvic tilt and its effect of pressure
mapping pre and post surgery. My second project is still in its planning phase, I am
interested in looking at the so called spinal sagittal balance: trying to correlate center of
gravity, Sagittal Vertical Axis, pelvic incidence, and myo-electric Para spinal muscular
activity. We will be looking at normal patients, and trying to compare to scoliotic, kyphotic,
hip pathology patients.
On the non deformity topic, we are presently looking at spinal column shortening for
management of metastatic spinal tumors as well as mono segmental spinal stabilization for
fracture management and spinal Osteomyelitis. We are about to start a biomechanical study
as well as retrospective study on different posterior instrumentation configurations.
c.v. JA Ouellet
Arlet V, Shilt J, Ouellet JA. The suprapedicle claw construct in anterior scoliosis surgery.
Eur Spine J. 2005 Apr 14;
Arlet V, Jiang L, Ouellet JA. Is there a need for anterior release for 70-90 degrees
masculine thoracic curves in adolescent scoliosis? Eur Spine J. 2004 Dec;13(8):740-5. Epub
2004 Dec 22.
Bienkowski P, Harvey EJ, Reindl R, Berry GK, Benaroch TE, Ouellet JA The locked
flexible intramedullary humerus nail in pediatric femur and tibia shaft fractures: a feasibility
study. J Pediatric Orthop. 2004 Nov-Dec;24(6):634-7.
Martineau PA, Ouellet JA, Reindl R, Arlet V. Surgical images: musculoskeletal. Delayed
cauda equina syndrome due to a sacral insufficiency fracture missed after a minor trauma.
Can J Surg. 2004 Apr;47(2):117-8.
Odent T, Arlet V, Ouellet JA, Bitan F. Kyphectomy in myelomeningocele with a modified
Dunn-McCarthy technique followed by an anterior inlayed strut graft.
Eur Spine J. 2004 May;13(3):206-12. Epub 2004 Jan 9.
Ouellet JA, LaPlaza J, Erickson MA, Birch JG, Burke S, Browne R. Sagittal plane
deformity in the thoracic spine: a clue to the presence of syringomyelia as a cause of
scoliosis. Spine. 2003 Sep 15;28(18):2147-51.
Richards BS, Sucato DJ, Konigsberg DE, Ouellet JA. Comparison of reliability between the
Lenke and King Classification systems for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using radiographs
that were not premeasured. Spine. 2003 Jun 1;28(11):1148-56; discussion 1156-7.
Ouellet JA, Johnston CE 2nd. Effect of grafting technique on the maintenance of coronal
and sagittal correction in anterior treatment of scoliosis. Spine. 2002 Oct 1;27(19):2129-35;
Seminars in Spinal Surgery; Chapter: Surgical Anatomy of the Pelvis, Sacrum and Lumbar Spine;
September 2004. Guest Editors, T.R. Kuklo, MD & M.F. O’brien MD
AO Manuel of Spinal Surgery: Chapter: Neuromuscular Scoliosis, Status: Being edited no release
GUEST SPEAKER & FACULTY OF COURSES
2005 SRS – Tutorial: Managing Pelvis Obliquity in Neuromuscular Scoliosis, June 10th ,2005 Montreal Dr.
Jean A. Ouellet, Dr. Vincent Arlet
Instructional Lecture Course, What is new in the Management of Scoliosis, Chairman, Montreal June
c.v. JA Ouellet
POSNA, Half Day Course VEPTR – User Group: Surgical Indications for Congenical & Infantile
scoliosis, Ottawa May 11th
SPORC: St Justine Pediatric Orthopedic Review Course, Montreal, April 25th
Management of Congenital Scoliosis, Back Pain in pediatric patient
AO Spinal Deformity Course, Guest Lecturer, Cancun April, 13-14,2005
AO Course AOSpine Interactive course 1 & 2 Deformity & Degenerative Symposium, Deformity &
Trauma Symposium; Moderator & Lab director: AIS Thoracic & Lumbar curves, Ant vs Post; Thoraco-
lumbar fractures: Ant. vs Post, sacral fractures. Talk: Osteotomies for lumbar post traumatic kyphotic
deformity; talk: Classification and role of sagittal alignment; Thoracolumbar Spine Fracture
Management, December 14-17, 2004 Davos, Switzerland.
AO Course AOSpine Masters 1&2. Co Moderator of Congenital Scoliosis Session & Co Moderator
of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Talks: Natural History, Classification of Congenital Scoliosis;
Choosing Fusion Levels for AIS. December 12-14, 2004 Davos, Switzerland.
AO ASIF Spine Deformity Symposium; Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Indications for pedicle
screws; AIS: One rod, Two Rods, Cages and Sagittal Profile; Congenital Syndromic and Dysplasic
Scoliosis, July 24-25, 2004 Annapolis Maryland
Canadian Orthopedic Association, Instructional Lecture Course: Management of Spinal Metastasis,
Calgary Canada June 18-20, 2004
AO ASIF Spine Trauma Symposium, Caribe Royale Resort, Orlando Florida April 23-25, 2004
Management of Flexion Distraction Thoracolumbar Spine Injury – Discussant & Moderator for
Eastern Canadian Spine Course, Montreal Neurological Hospital, Montreal Canada. New
Technologies: Role of Disc Replacements & Vertebroplasty in modern spinal surgery. April 16th
SPORC: St Justine Pediatric Orthopedic Review Course, April, Montreal Canada. Presentation:
Can Bracing Prevent curve progression in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis ? Conservative
Management of Scheurmann’s Kyphosis
Quebec Orthopedic Society, Montreal Canada, Mai 1st
2004, Role of Cages & Graft substitute in the
setting of Spinal Fractures.
2003 AO ASIF Comprehensive and Interactive Spine Courses, Quebec, Canada August 7-10, 2003. Falculty and
Presenter : The Role of Disc Replacements?
Grand Rounds McGill University, Nov 2nd
, Montreal Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrom: Management
with a Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib, 1st
case done in Canada,
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, McGill University, Sept 15, Montreal. Presentation: Management of
osteoporosis – Perspective of a Spinal Surgeon,
SPORC: St Justine Pediatric Orthopedic Review Course, April, Montreal Canada. Presentation
Management of Back Pain in Pediatric population;
2002 Neuroscience Rounds, Jewish General Hospital, June 11, Montreal.Spinal Surgery in the 3rd
Who should we operate?
AO ASIF Spine Deformity Symposium. June 1-2 Boston, USA Presenter: What Levels to Fuse? Faculty
AO ASIF Spine Deformity Symposium. June 1-2 Boston,USA Presenter:Techniques of Correction
AO ASIF Spine Deformity Symposium. June 1-2 Boston, USA Segmental Derotation /Translation
McGill Spine Course, April 15-16, Montreal, Canada Spinal Instrumentation: Anterior Approaches to
the Spine. 1St
SPORC: St Justine Pediatric Orthopedic Review Course, April 10-12, Montreal Canada Back Pain:
Management in Pediatrics;
McGill University Pediatric Review Course, Feb 13-14, Montreal, Canada Practical Problems in
Pediatrics: Management of Back pain.
2000 Spine Society of Europe, Traveling Fellowship, Queen’s Medical Center Nottingham University, May 3-4,
Nottingham U.K.Sagittal Balance in Scoliosis;
Spinal Disorders Nursing Course, Queen’s Medical Center, Feb 9, Nottingham, U.K.Scoliosis: Etiology,
Spinal Workshop Post graduate Studies, June 8th
Nottingham, U.K.To Fuse or Not to Fuse.
c.v. JA Ouellet
MEMBERSHIP IN MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS
2004-2002 Candidate Fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society
Faculty Member of North American AO ASIF - Spine
Sitting Member of the Quebec Orthopedic association, Financial Committee
2004-2000 Member of Quebec Scoliosis Society
2004-1999 Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
1998-1995 Resident representative on the executive of the orthopaedic program
1994-1993 Member of the Executive of the Student Alumni University of Ottawa
Representative of the Association des Médecins Langue francaise du
Canada, Student Section.
1993-1991 Vice-President, External Affairs of the Aesculapian Society Faculty of
Medicine University of Ottawa
Spokesperson for the Canadian Federation of Medical Students
Member of the Executive of the Ontario Medical Association,
Member of the Council on Medical Education of the CMA.
1991-1990 Member of the student council & Senate of the University of Ottawa.
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