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1100 Virginia Ave
Columbia, MO

Phone: 573-882-2663

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1100 Virginia Ave
Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-882-2663
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Phone: 573-882-2663
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1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO
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Gender

Female

Education & Training

Medical School

McMaster University School of Medicine

Residency

McMaster University School of Medicine

Fellowship

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

Board Certification

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada

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Academic Profile

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office

1100 Virginia Ave.
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-9022
F. 573-884-1235

Research Interests

  • The impact of socioeconomic status on outcomes of spine surgery and health disparities in spine surgery
  • The association between spinal deformity and balance in adult patients with adult spinal deformity
  • The role of intraoperative vagal nerve stimulation for treatment of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury during anterior cervical spine surgery
  • The development of novel injectable osteomodulatory biogels for treatment of vertebral compression fractures

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Awards & Honors

  • MU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Research Team of the Quarter (Q1) - 2017
  • University of Missouri MU Top Faculty Achiever – 2017
  • American Orthopaedic Association North American Travelling Fellow – 2017
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Missouri Columbia Chapter – 2017
  • Columbia’s Favorite Doctors, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery – 2017
  • 26th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference, 2nd Place Poster Award – 2016
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Global Forum, Best Paper Award – 2014
  • IV World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques, Best Paper Award – 2014
  • Canadian Spine Society 13th Annual Scientific Conference, Fellows’ Best Paper Award – 2013
  • 5th Annual Fellows’ Research Symposium, University of Calgary Division of Orthopedics, 2nd Place Presenter – 2012
  • 10th Annual AO Spine North America Fellows’ Forum, 1st Prize Poster Presentation – 2012
  • Hamilton Health Sciences Medical Staff Association, Outstanding Senior Resident – 2011
  • McMaster University Neuroscience Residents Research Day, 1st Place Presenter – 2010
  • McMaster University Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, 3rd Place Research Prize – 2010
  • McMaster University Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Robert Lofthouse Senior Resident Research Award – 2009
  • McMaster University Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Derek Kirkpatrick Clinical Research Award – 2008
  • McMaster University Department of Surgery, 2nd Place Presenter Core Program Research Day – 2006
  • McMaster University Anatomy Prize - 2003
  • The Esther McCandless Memorial Prize - 2003
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined) - 2003
  • The John D. Schultz Science Student Scholarship - 2002 & 2003
  • The Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarship - 2001
  • McMaster University Dean’s Honour List - 2000, 2001 & 2003
  • The George and Nora Elwin Merit Award – 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Ontario Medical Association, 2006 – Present
  • Canadian Medical Association, 2006 – Present
  • North American Spine Society, 2010 – Present
  • AOSpine North America, 2011 – Present
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2011 – Present
  • Canadian Spine Society, 2012 – Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2014 – Present
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 2014 – Present
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association, 2015 - Present
  • Missouri State Orthopaedic Association, 2015 – Present
  • Missouri State Medical Association, 2015 – Present
  • Scoliosis Research Society, 2016 - Present

Publications

  • Smith CJ, Choma TJ, Goldstein CL. Risk factors for unplanned reoperation following surgical fusion for adult spinal deformity: A single institution experience. G Spine J. 2017 Feb. [Submitted for peer review].
  • Makler V, Goldstein CL, Hoernschemeyer D, Tanaka T. Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia in mucopolysaccharidosis type I (Hurler Syndrome) treated with posterior fossa decompression: Case report and review of the literature. Surg Neuro Int. 2017;8:80.
  • Hsu WK, Goldstein CL, Shamji MF, Cho SK, Arnold PM, Fehlings MG, Mroz TE. Novel osteobiologics and biomaterials in the treatment of spinal disorders. Neurosurgery. 2017. 80;3S:S100-S107.
  • Choma TJ, Mroz TE, Goldstein CL, Arnold P, Chamji MF. Emerging techniques in degenerative thoracolumbar surgery. Neurosurgery. 2017. 80;3S:S55-S60.
  • Sheshadri V, Moga R, Manninen P, Goldstein CL, Rampersaud YR, Massicotte EM, Fehlings MG, Venkatraghavan L. Airway adverse events following posterior occipito-cervical spinal fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.jpcn.2016.12.036.
  • Goldstein CL, Rampersaud YR, Phillips FM. Comparative effectiveness and economic evaluations of open versus minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: A systematic review. Spine. 2016 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Goldstein CL, Macwan K, Sundararajan K, Rampersaud YR. Perioperative outcomes and adverse events of minimally invasive versus open posterior lumbar fusion: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. Published online November 13, 2015; DOI: 10.3171/2015.2.SPINE14973.
  • Goldstein CL, Chutkan NB, Choma TJ, Orr RD. Management of the elderly with vertebral compression fractures. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct;77 Suppl 4:S33-45.
  • Tetreault L, Goldstein CL, Harrop J, Hilibrand A, Nouri A, Fehlings MG. Degenerative cervical myelopathy: A spectrum of related disorders affecting the aging spine. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct;77 Suppl 4:S51-67.
  • Goldstein CL, Brodke DS, Choma TJ. Surgical management of spinal conditions in the elderly osteoporotic spine. Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct;77 Suppl 4:S98-107.
  • Shamji MF, Goldstein CL, Wang M, Uribe J, Fehlings MG. Minimally invasive spinal surgery in the elderly: Does it make sense? Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct;77 Suppl 4:S108-15.
  •  Samuel N, Goldstein CL, Santaguida C, Fehlings MG. Spontaneous resolution of idiopathic thoracic spinal cord herniation: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015;May 29:1-3 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Goldstein CL, Varga PP, Gokaslan ZL, Boriani S, Luzzati A, Rhines L, Fisher CG,
  • Chou D, Williams RP, Dekutoski MB, Quraishi NA, Bettegowda C, Kawahara N, Fehlings MG. Hemangiomas of the spine: Results of surgical management and mortality in a multicenter study. Spine. 2015;40(9):656-64.
  • White AN, Wong DT, Goldstein CL, Wong J. Cervical spine over-flexion in a halo orthosis contributing to complete upper airway obstruction during awake bronchoscopic intubation. Can J Anaesth. 2015;62:289-293.
  • Goldstein CL, Bains I, Hurlbert RJ. Symptomatic spinal epidural hematoma after posterior cervical surgery: Incidence and risk factors. Spine J. 2015;15(6):1179-87.
  • Westwick HJ, Goldstein CL, Shamji MF. Acute spontaneous cervical disc herniation causing rapidly progressive myelopathy in a patient with comorbid ossified posterior longitudinal ligament: Case report and literature review. Surg Neurol Int. 2014;4(5):S368-S372.
  • Lewis SJ, Zamorano JJ, Goldstein CL. Treatment of severe pediatric spinal deformities. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Oct-Nov; 34 Suppl 1:S1-S5.
  • Goldstein CL, Macwan K, Sundararajan K, Rampersaud YR. Comparative Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Systematic Review. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2014;Jan 25 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Goldstein CL. Success in academic spine surgery: The role of mentoring. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2013;4:90-95.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Clinical Outcomes and Complications Following Surgical Treatment of Spondylolisthesis: Impact of Socioeconomic Status (Accepted for e-Poster with Presentation)
    • Rachel Honig, Caleb Smith, Emily Leary, Christina L. Goldstein
    • North American Spine Society 32nd Annual Meeting
    • Orlando, FL
    • October 25-28, 2017
  • Role and Timing of Surgery for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: What is the Evidence?
    • Christina L. Goldstein (invited speaker)
    • 2017 Global Spine Congress
    • Latest AOSpine Clinical Practice Guidelines: Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Symposium
    • Milan, Italy
    • May 6, 2017
  • Dispersal Pattern of Injectate After Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection Evaluated with Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Troy Pashuck, Kevin Ingalls, Christopher James, Laura Billings, Mohammed Agha, Mark Drymalski, Theodore J. Choma, Joel Jeffries
    • 2017 Global Spine Congress
    • Milan, Italy
    • May 3-6, 2017
  • Airway Adverse Events After Posterior Occipitocervical Fusion
    • Veena Sheshadri, Rebecca Moga, Pirjo Manninen, Christina L. Goldstein, Y. Raja Rampersaud, Eric M. Massicotte, Michael G. Fehlings, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
    • 2017 Global Spine Congress
    • Milan, Italy
    • May 3-6, 2017
  • Spondylolisthesis Reduction in One- and Two-level Lumbar Fusion Has No Impact on Complication Rates
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Nathan Beckett, Caleb Smith, Theodore J. Choma
    • 2017 Global Spine Congress (Accepted for e-Poster Presentation)
    • Milan, Italy
    • May 3-6, 2017
  • Questions I Wish I Asked Before My First Job
    • Christina L. Goldstein (invited speaker)
    • 15th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows’ Forum                                                                             
    • Banff, Alberta                                                                                                          
    • March 23, 2017
  • Implications of Smoking on Bone Biology and Spinal Fusion
    • Christina L. Goldstein (Invited Speaker)
    • North American Spine Society 31st Annual Meeting
    • Section on Biologics and Basic Research Symposium
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • October 26, 2016
  • Adverse Events Following Lumbar Spine Fusion: The Combined Effect of Age, Smoking and Vitamin D
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Preston Wolfe, Theodore J. Choma, Justin M. Hall
    • North American Spine Society 31st Annual Meeting
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • October 25, 2016
  • Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma
    • Christina L. Goldstein
    • AOSNA Controversies in Complex Spine Surgery Fellows Course (Faculty Member)
    • Seattle, Washington
    • September 15, 2016
  • Cervical Radiculopathy: Decompression, Decompression and Fusion or Arthroplasty?
    • Christina L. Goldstein
    • AOSNA Controversies in Complex Spine Surgery Fellows Course (Faculty Member)
    • Seattle, Washington
    • September 15, 2016
  • Getting Your Papers Published
    • Christina L. Goldstein
    • AOSNA Controversies in Complex Spine Surgery Fellows Course (Faculty Member)
    • Seattle, Washington
    • September 16, 2016
  •  Management Options to Deal With Compromised Bone Quality in the Aging Spine
    • Christina L. Goldstein (Invited Speaker)
    • 2016 Global Spine Conference
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • April 16, 2016
  •  Questions I Wished I Asked Before My First Job
    • Christina L. Goldstein & Bob Molinari (Invited Speaker)
    • 14th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows’ Forum
    • Banff, Alberta
    • March 31 – April 2, 2016
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Case Discussion
    • Christina L. Goldstein & Dan Gelb (Invited Speaker)
    • 14th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows’ Forum
    • Banff, Alberta
    • March 31 – April 2, 2016
  •  Mentoring in spine surgery training: Attitudes and experiences of AOSpine North America fellows
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Theodore J. Choma, Brandon D. Lawrence, Robert W. Molinari, Daniel M. Sciubba, Michael G. Fehlings
    • North American Spine Society 30th Annual Meeting
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • October 16, 2015
  • Reoperation rates following surgical management of adult spinal deformity: Incidence and risk factors at a single academic center
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Caleb Smith, Mark T. Barron, Theodore J. Choma
    • North American Spine Society 30th Annual Meeting
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • October 16, 2015
  • Outcomes of surgical management and risks of recurrence of symptomatic spinal hemangiomas: A multicenter series of 68 Cases
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Peter Pal Varga, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Stefano Boriani, Alessandro Luzzati, Laurence Rhines, Charles G. Fisher, Dean Chou, Richard P. Williams, Mark B. Dekutoski, Nasir A. Quraishi, Chetan Bettegowda, Norio Kawahara, Michael G. Fehlings.
    • Global Spine Congress 2015
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • May 21, 2015
  • Perioperative outcomes and adverse events of minimally invasive versus open posterior lumbar fusion: meta-analysis
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Kevin Macwan, Kala Sundararajan, Y. Raja Rampersaud
    • Global Spine Congress 2015
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • May 21, 2015
  • Questions I Wish I Asked Before My First Job
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Robert W. Molinari (invited speakers)
    • 13th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows’ Forum                                          
    • Banff, Alberta                                                                                                          
    • April 23-25, 2015
  • Outcomes of management and risks of recurrence of symptomatic spinal hemangiomas: A multicenter series of 68 cases.                                                                                                             
    • Christina L. Goldstein, Peter PalVarga, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Stefano Boriani, Alessandro Luzzati, Laurence Rhines, Charles G. Fisher, Dean Chou, Richard P. Williams, Mark B. Dekutoski, Nasir A. Quraishi, Chetan Bettegowda, Norio Kawahara, Michael G. Fehlings.
    •  North American Spine Society 29th Annual Meeting – Poster Presentation
    • San Francisco, California
    • November 12 – 15, 2014