Jonathan Newman Grauer, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director, Orthopaedic Spine Service; Co-Director, Yale New Haven Hospital Spine Center; Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Director of Clinical Information Systems

Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Ortho Clinical Faculty | Spine Surgery

Faculty Research

Spine Center

Yale Medicine

Biography

Dr. Grauer is a Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Director of Clinical Informations Systems in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine. He is Co-Director of the Orthopaedic Spine Service as well as Co-Director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Spine Center.

Dr. Grauer specializes in the treatment of numerous conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine including degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, trauma, infections, and tumors.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Medical Doctorate from Yale University School of Medicine, graduating cum laude and with Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in spine surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

He and his students and residents have received numerous awards. He lectures at regional, national, and international meetings. He has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 50 reviews, and 60 book chapters. He participates on the review boards of multiple journals and sits on committes of multiple organizations.

Dr. Grauer believes in meeting patients' individual needs through evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. He combines leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best care possible. His clinical practice is based out of Yale New Haven Hospital, and outpatients are seen at the Yale New Haven Hospital Spine Center, as well as at satellite offices.

Education & Training

MD Yale University School of Medicine (1997)
Fellow Thomas Jefferson University
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2005)

Honors & Recognition

  • Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine (2015)

  • Multiple awards to support students performing research in Grauer laboratoryYale University School of Medicine (2013)

  • Wayne O. Southwick University Teaching AwardYale Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (2009)

  • Fielding Resident / Fellow Research Award, 2nd PlaceCervical Spine Research Society (2003)

  • Basic Science Presentation AwardDepuy Conference (2003)

  • Young Investigator AwardSpine Journal (2000)

Professional Service

  • Senior Appointments and Promotions Committee Yale University School of Medicine (2016)

  • Program Co-Chair for 2017 Annual Meeting North American Spine Society (2016)

  • Program Co-Chair for 2016 and 2017 Annual Meeting Lumbar Spine Research Society (2016)

  • Adult Spine Evaluation Subcommittee American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2010 - 2016)

  • Medical Student Thesis Committee Chairperson for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Yale University School of Medicine (2005)

International Activity

  • Samuel AM, Fu MC, Anandasivam NS, Lukasiewicz AM, Webb ML, Kim HJ, Grauer JN. Operative time better predictor of perioperative outcomes after long posterior fusions for adult spinal deformity than other surgical variables. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Las Vegas, April 2016 (Podium presentation). Las Vegas, United States (2016)

  • Samuel AM, Toy JO, Fu MC, Lukasiewicz AM, Webb ML, Bohl DD, Basques BA, Albert TJ, Grauer JN. Most 30-day readmissions after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion are not due to surgical site-related issues: An analysis of 10,006 patients. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Las Vegas, April 2016 (Podium presentation). Las Vegas, United States (2016)

  • Samuel AM, Diaz-Collado PJ, Gala R, Webb ML, Lukasiewicz AM, Basques BA, Bohl DD, Grauer JN. Thromboembolic events after traumatic lumbar vertebral fractures: an analysis of 80,558 patients. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Las Vegas, April 2016 (Podium presentation). Las Vegas, United States (2016)

  • Bohl DD, Ahn J, Massel D, Mayo B, Basques BA, Singh K, Grauer JN. Impact of operative time on adverse events following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Las Vegas, April 2016 (Podium presentation). Las Vegas, United States (2016)

  • Fu MC, Samuel AM, Sheha ED, Derman PD, Iyer S, Grauer JN, Kim HJ. Outpatient procedures reduce short-term complications in one- and two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A propensity-adjusted analysis of 14,434 patients. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Las Vegas, April 2016 (Podium presentation). Las Vegas, United States (2016)

  • Webb M, Lukasiewicz A, Samuel A, Save A, Geddes B, Diaz-Collado P, Grauer JN. Of 12,567 lumbar discectomies, 2.5% of patients readmitted within 30 days: postoperative pain is the most common reason for readmission. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Las Vegas, April 2016 (Poster presentation). Las Vegas, United States (2016)

  • Webb M, Samuel A, Lukasiewicz A, Geddes B, Sace A, Diaz-Collado P, Grauer JN. Of 5,267 lumbar posterior fusions, 4.6% of patients readmitted within 30 Days: surgical site issues the most common reasons for readmission.  International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Las Vegas, April 2016 (Poster presentation). Las Vegas, United States (2016)

  • Basques BA, Samuel AM, Webb ML, Lukasiewicz AM, Ahn J, Bohl DD, Singh K, Grauer JN. Missing data may invalidate spine surgery database studies.  Lumbar Spine Research Society, Chicago, April 2016 (Podium presentation). Chicago, United States (2016)

  • Ondeck NT, Anandasivam NS, Samuel AM, Bohl DD, Grauer JN. Demographics, mechanisms of injury and concurrent injuries associated with lumbar spine injuries: a study of 82,223 patients. Lumbar Spine Research Society, Chicago, April 2016 (Poster presentation). Chicago, United States (2016)

  • Samuel AM, Fu MC, Anandasivam NS, Lukasiewicz AM, Webb ML, Kim HJ, Grauer JN. Surgical timing, and not surgical invasiveness, is predictive of perioperative outcomes after long posterior fusions for adult spinal deformity: A need for speed? Lumbar Spine Research Society, Chicago, April 2016 (Podium presentation). Chicago, United States (2016)

  • Bovonratwet P, Webb ML, Ondeck NT, Grauer JN. Publication rate of abstracts presented at LSRS meetings is similar or greater than that of other spine meetings. Lumbar Spine Research Society, Chicago, April 2016 (Podium presentation). Chicago, United States (2016)

  • Bohl DD, Samuel AM, Webb ML, Lukasiewicz AM, Basques BA, Levine BR, Grauer JN. Timing of complications following total joint arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, March 2016 (Podium presentation). Orlando, United States (2016)

  • Basques BA, Fischer J, Samuel AM, Webb ML, Lukasiewicz AM, Bohl DD, Grauer JN. Missing data significantly affects results from total joint arthroplasty database studies.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, March 2016 (Poster presentation). Orlando, United States (2016)

  • Samuel AM, Webb ML, Lukasiewicz AM, Bohl DD, Basques BA, Russo GS, Rathi VK, Grauer JN. Large disparities in industry payments to orthopaedic surgeons seen in Sunshine Act data. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, March 2016 (Poster presentation). Orlando, United States (2016)

  • Samuel AM, Lukasiewicz AM, Webb ML, Bohl DD, Basques BA, Varthi AG, Leslie MP, Grauer JN. Do we really understand the patient populations in national databases when doing trauma research? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, March 2016 (Poster presentation). Orlando, United States (2016)

  • Samuel AM, Rathi VK, Grauer JN, Ross JS. Post-market changes to orthopaedic devices cleared via the FDA premarket approval supplement pathway. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, March 2016 (Podium presentation). Orlando, United States (2016)

  • Basques BA, Samuel AM, Webb ML, Lukasiewicz AM, Ahn J, Bohl DD, Singh K, Grauer JN. Missing data may invalidate spine surgery database studies.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, March 2016 (Podium presentation). Orlando, United States (2016)

  • Bohl DD, Samuel AM, Lukasiewicz AM, Webb ML, Basques BA, Della Valle CJ, Levine BR, Grauer JN. Which adverse events are associated with revision versus primary total joint arthroplasty? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, March 2016 (Podium presentation). Orlando, United States (2016)

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Jonathan Newman Grauer, MD
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Yale Spine Service1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 6th floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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