Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ozgur Dede, MD

  • Assistant Professor

Education & Training

  • MD, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Clinical Fellow/Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Clinical Fellow/Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Representative Publications

Utilizing the "Stable-to-be Vertebra" Saves Motion Segments in Growing Rods Treatment for Early-Onset Scoliosis. Dede O, Demirkiran G, Bekmez S, Sturm PF, Yazici M J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Apr

Revision surgery for pediatric spine deformity: corrective osteotomies. Dede O, Yazici M.J. Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Oct-Nov;34 Suppl 1:S6-10

Pulmonary and Radiographic Outcomes of VEPTR (Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib) Treatment in Early-Onset Scoliosis. Dede O, Motoyama EK, Yang CI,Mutich RL, Walczak SA, Bowles AJ, Deeney VF. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug6;96(15):1295-1302

Self-growing Instrumentation with Gliding Connectors for Collapsing Spine Deformities in Children: A Novel Technique. Dede O, Demirkiran G, Yazici M. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jun;35(4):367-73

Using the freehand pedicle screw placement technique in adolescent idiopathic scoliosissurgery: what is the incidence of neurological symptoms secondary to misplaced screws? Dede O, Ward WT, Bosch P, Bowles AJ, Roach JW. Spine (Phila Pa 1976).2014 Feb 15;39(4):286-9012. 

Full List at Pubmed

Research Interests

New technologies on the surgical treatment of spine deformity in children. Treatment options and outcomes in early onset scoliosis. Protocols to decrease the complications after surgical treatment of syndromic, congenital scoliosis and neuromuscular scoliosis. Optimizing the clinical outcomes following surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.

Research Grants

Effect of Implant Density of Construct Stiffness in Long Posterior Spine Instrumentation
Project period: July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Award type: 2015 Ferguson Grant