Ejovi Ughwanogho, MD

Ejovi Ughwanogho, MD


Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Medical School

New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical University


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Texas Back Institute



Gilbert Clinic

3420 S. Mercy Rd. Suite 200
Gilbert, AZ, 85297


Mesa Clinic

1500 S Dobson Rd Suite 202
Mesa, AZ, 85202


Scottsdale Clinic

8952 E Desert Cove Ave, Suite 113
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260


Ejovi Ughwanogho, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, spine trauma as well as cervical, thoracic and lumbar degenerative conditions including use of cervical/lumbar disc replacement and minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Ughwanogho received dual fellowship training in adult orthopedic spine and spine deformity at Texas Back Institute. During this period he gained experience in complex deformity and revision spine surgery. He completed his orthopedic residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ughwanogho matriculated a seven-year accelerated BS/MD program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. He obtained his medical degree at the New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine. He has authored several articles and book chapters as listed below.

Dr. Ughwanogho is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a member of North American Spine Society (NASS) and AOSpine.

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Research & Experience

Ughwanogho, E, Flynn JM, Patel, N, Baldwin,  K, Rendon, N.  CT-Guided Navigation results in more accurate placement of thoracic pedicle screws. Accepted to Spine. (2011 SRS  podium presentation)

Ughwanogho E., Flynn J:  Current Navigation Modalities in  Spine Surgery. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 2010

Flynn J, Ughwanogho E, Cameron D.  The Growing Spine and Sports. Growing Spine: The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children" B Akbarnia,M Yazici, G Thompson (eds.). Springer. 2010
Dormans JP, Ughwanogho E, Ahn J. Pediatric Spine TraumaThe Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children" B Akbarnia,M Yazici, G Thompson (eds.). Springer. 2010
Ughwanogho E, Hebela N: Vertebral Fractures. Fractures in the Elderly. A Guide to Practical Management. Ed. Pignolo, Keenan, Hebela. 2010

Alternative Media
Goldberg S, Ughwanogho E, Rosenwasser MP.  Injuries of the Triangular Fibrocartiliginous Complex. Orthopedic Hyperguide Website. Review Article:  2006

Current Projects
Ughwanogho E, Anastatov, A, Block, AR. Psychological profiles of workers compensation vs non-workers compensation patients undergoing spine surgery: Manuscript in preparation.Ughwanogho, E,Verma-Kurvari, S Blumenthal, S. Effects of payor status on patients undergoing lumbar total disc arthroplasties. In progress
Ughwanogho, E, Arakal, R. Traumatic posterior atlantoaxial dislocation without odontoid fracture. A case report. Manuscript in preparation.