Karen Myung, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAOS
Specializing in scoliosis, kyphosis and other spinal deformities.
Meet Dr. Myung
Dr. Myung is known to colleagues and patients not only as a top academician, but as an internationally-renowned surgeon who has led her region in clinical outcomes for safety, quality, and value for eight consecutive years. Dr. Myung works not only to achieve outstanding technical outcomes, but to optimize cosmesis and body image for her patients.
Dr. Myung has over 1000 spine surgeries under her belt and many peer reviewed publication. She also serves on quality and safety committees in pediatric orthopedics at the national society level.
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
PhD, Chemistry, University of Iowa
Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Master of Business Administration, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Indianapolis
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Scoliosis Research Society
Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican Siena
Neurophysiological monitoring of spinal cord function during spinal deformity surgery: 2020 SRS neuromonitoring information statement.
Acute onset of central diabetes insipidus during adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery
A classification of growth friendly spine implants
Methadone-based Multimodal Analgesia Provides the Best-in-class Acute Surgical Pain Control and Functional Outcomes With Lower Opioid Use Following Major Posterior Fusion Surgery in Adolescents With Idiopathic Scoliosis
Intraobserver and Interobserver Measurement Variability of the Rib-Vertebral Angle Difference
Spinal Deformity in Russell-Silver Syndrome
Early pelvic fixation failure in neuromuscular scoliosis
Upper thoracic pedicle screw loss of fixation causing spinal cord injury: a review of the literature and multicenter case series
Ewing sarcoma of the tibia mimicking fibrous dysplasia
Clay-shoveler's fracture equivalent in children
Operative Intervention of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures More Complicated in July: Analysis of the July Effect
Sacral facet fractures in elite athletes
Simple steps to minimize spine infections in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Some Connectors in Distraction-based Growing Rods Fail More Than Others
Nutritional improvement following growing rod surgery in children with early onset scoliosis
Are Rib Versus Spine Anchors Protective Against Breakage of Growing Rods?
The Effect of Growing Rod Treatment on Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Levels in Early-onset Scoliosis
Neuromonitoring Changes Are Common and Reversible With Temporary Internal Distraction for Severe Scoliosis
Spondylolysis is frequently missed by MRI in adolescents with back pain
Perioperative ketorolac use in children undergoing lower extremity osteotomies
Improvement of Kyphoscoliosis in a 9-Year-Old Using Growth Modulation With a Posterior Tether: A Case Report
The Use of Pedicle Screws in Children 10 Years of Age and Younger With Growing Rods
Complications of ketorolac use in children undergoing operative fracture care
Ten percent of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis have variations in the number of thoracic or lumbar vertebrae
Intensive care unit versus hospital floor: a comparative study of postoperative management of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Comparison of the post-transcriptional regulation of the mRNAs for the surface proteins PSA (GP46) and MSP (GP63) of Leishmania chagasi