Research & Publications
Dr. Tuason is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty expertise in early onset, adolescent, neuromuscular, and complex spinal deformity. He offers a number of different treatments for children with spinal curvatures, including bracing, scoliosis-specific physical therapy, Mehta corrective casting for infantile scoliosis, magnetically controlled growing rods, vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), halo gravity traction, and spinal fusion.
Committed to ensuring the utmost safety and value of scoliosis care, Dr. Tuason believes in a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure that children undergoing scoliosis surgery at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital have reproducible outcomes of the highest quality.
As a part of improving safety and outcomes in scoliosis surgery, Dr. Tuason utilizes 3-Dnavigation techniques in complex spine surgery and was recently invited faculty at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting to discuss Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery. He is also an active member of the Growing Spine Committee and Safety and Value Committee within the Scoliosis Research Society. His primary research interests are in quality improvement research.
A native of Bucks County, Pa., Dr. Tuason earned a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Following this, he finished an orthopaedic residency at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a pediatric orthopaedic and scoliosis fellowship at The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He and his wife, Angie, enjoy being a part of the vibrant community in Trumbull, Conn., along with their children Alyvia and AJ
Education & Training
- Board CertificationAB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2014)
- FellowshipThe Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (2012)
- ResidencyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2010)
- InternshipUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2006)
- MDUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2005)
- BSJohns Hopkins University, biomedical engineering (2001)