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Thomas T. Haider, M.D. is a Board Certified Spine Surgeon.
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    Dr. Haider earned his Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Subsequently, he received his medical degree from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in orthopedics as well as the fellowship training in spine surgery at the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Dr. Haider is Chief of the Spine Division at Riverside County Regional Medical Center and the Chairman of the Biomedical Advisory Board of UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Haider and his wife Salma, are co-founders of the Children’s Spine Foundation, a charity focused on securing early intervention and treatment of spinal disorders for children without financial means.

    Dr. Haider has developed and patented a surgical instrumentation for the use in spinal surgery. Royalties from the Haider/UCR Pedicle Instrumentation has been donated to the University of California, Riverside to aid in the development of their Medical School program. He is currently on the Clinical Faculty at the University of California, Riverside.

    Dr, Haider received the Chancellor’s Medal of Honor in 1997 and the national AMA Pride in the Profession Award in 2001. He continues to receive multiple commendations and awards both locally and nationally for his surgical innovations, community service and his philanthropy. Dr. Haider is a past member of the Medical Board of California and was recently appointed by Governor Gray Davis to the State Bar Board of Governors.

    In his spare time, Dr. Haider enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

    Curriculum Vitae
    Thomas T. Haider, M.D.


    PERSONAL
    Date of Birth: December 6, 1953
    Citizenship: United States of America

    EDUCATION
    1972·1976 Undergraduate, B.A in Biology
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, Colorado

    1976-1978 Graduate School, M.A in Cell Biology
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, Colorado

    1980·1984 M.D.
    Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine
    Maywood, Illinois

    1984-1985
    Internship, Orthopedics
    University of Colorado
    Denver, Colorado

    1985-1989
    Residency, Orthopaedics
    University of Co lorado
    Denver, Colorado

    1989-1990 Fellowship, Spine
    University of Colorado Health Science Center
    Denver Colorado

    HONORS
    2001 Pride in the Profession Award
    American Medical Association

    1999 Outstanding Medical Professional of the Year Award
    United States Congress

    1998 Chancellor's Medal of Honor
    University of California

    1998 Golden Key Award
    University of California
    Riverside, Cali fornia

    1997 Inauguration of the Dr. Thomas T. Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences
    University of California
    Riverside, California

    1997 Members Resolution #1741
    California State Legislative Assembly
    The Honorable Rod Pacheco, 64th Assembly District

    1997 Letter of Commendation
    Congress of the United States House of Representatives Ken
    Calvert, Member of Congress

    1997 Proclamation
    City of Riverside
    Riverside, California
    Ronald O. Loveridge, Mayor

    1976 Magna Cum Laude
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, Colorado

    ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
    9/03-Present Chair of the Spine Division
    Riverside County Regional Medical Center
    Moreno Valley, California

    1999-Present Chairman of the Biomedical Advisory Board
    UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences.
    Riverside, California/Los Angeles, California

    1997-Present Clinical Faculty
    University of California, Riverside
    Riverside, California

    1989-1990 Director of Back Clinic and Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Denver General Hospital
    Denver, Colorado

    1989-1990 Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics
    University of Colorado Medical Center
    Denver, Colorado

    HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
    07/09-Present DeAnza Outpatient Surgery Center
    Riverside, CA
    Active, Orthopaedic Surgery

    8/90-Present Riverside Community Hospital
    Riverside, CA
    Attending Staff Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery

    8/90-Present Kaiser Permanente Hospital
    Riverside, CA
    Courtesy Staff Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery

    8/90-Present Parkview Community Hospital
    Riverside, CA
    Courtesy Staff Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery

    2/98-Present Riverside County Regional Medical Center
    Moreno Valley, CA
    Attending Staff Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery

    LICENSURE
    California G61537
    Colorado 28386

    BOARD CERTIFICATION
    Diplomate American Board of Spine Surgery

    PRIVATE PRACTICE
    7/92-Present Inland Empire Spine Center Medical Clinic, Inc.
    dba Haider Spine Center
    6276 River Crest Drive
    Riverside, CA 92507

    8/11/91-6/30/92 Community Orthopaedic Medical Group of Riverside, Inc.
    4444 Magno lia Avenue
    Riverside, California 92501

    BOARD APPOINTMENTS
    2003 -Present La Sierra University Foundation
    2000-Present Brown's Foundation
    1998-2002 American College of Spine Surgery
    Past President
    1996-Present University of California Riverside Foundation
    Board Member
    1994-Present Children's Spine Foundation
    President

    GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS
    2003 State Bar Board of Governors
    1998 Medical Board of California
    Division of Licensing

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
    American Board of Spine Surgery
    American Medical Association
    Califurnia Medical Association
    California Orthopaedic Association
    California Society ofIndustrial Medicine and Surgery
    North American Spine Society
    Riverside County Medical Association
    San Bernardino County Medical Society

    PRESENTATIONS

    I. Haider T.: Future of Spinal Fusion: Board Review Course
    Naples, Florida, September 27, 2003.

    2. Haider T.: Management ofIndustrial Spine Injuries
    Riverside, California, June 7, 2003.

    3. Haider T, Siambanes D, Magee F.: "Prodisc" Disk Replacement: Adyances in
    Spine Surgery.

    Riverside, California, November 21, 2002.

    4. Haider T.: Management of lndustrial Back Injury V.
    Moreno Valley, California, May 18, 2002.

    5. Woods C, Haider T, Kishino N, Kay P. Effects of Early versus Late Admission
    of Low Back Pain Patients to a Functional Restoration Program.

    Paper presented at the ISSLS, Kona, Hawaii, June, 1999

    6. Haider T, Kishino N, Gray T, Tomlin M, Daubert H.: The Effectiveness of
    Functional Restoration for Post Lumbar Spine Surgery Patients: A Comparison Study.

    Paper presented at ISSLS, Brussels, Belgium, June, 1998.

    7. Haider T.: Management of Industrial Back Injury IV.
    Moreno Valley, California, June 20, 1998.

    8. Haider T.: Management of Industrial Back Injury III.
    Palm Springs, California, June 15, 1996.

    9. Haider T.: Management ofIndustrial Back Injury.
    Palm Springs, California, May 6, 1995.

    10. Haider T, Uppal G.: Spinal Endoscopy: Hype of Hope.
    North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, 1994, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    11. Haider T, Uppal G.: New Advances in Spinal Endoscopy, Instructional Course.
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1994, New
    Orleans, Louisiana.

    12. Haider T, Uppal G.: Patient Satisfaction Among Three Healthcare Delivery
    Systems.

    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1994, New
    Orleans, Louisiana.

    13. Haider T.: Acute and Chronic Cervical Spine Disorder.
    Riverside, California, March 22, 1994.

    14. Haider T, Uppal G.: Spinal Endoscopy.
    Management of Low Back Injuries in Industrial Patients, November, 1993,
    Rancho Mirage, California.

    15. Haider T.: New Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
    Riverside, California, June 22, 1993.

    16. Uppal G, Haider T, Watkin R, Schuler, Williams.: EMG of Trunk Muscles in Golfers.
    Spine Science Management, November, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    17. Haider T, Winter W, EckoffD, Keenan M.: Heterotopic Ossification: An Ultrastructural Study.
    Orthopaedic Research Society, 1991, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    18. Haider T.: Internal Fixation of the Lumbar Spine.
    Advances in Spinal Instrumentation, October, 1991, Huntington Beach,
    California.

    19. Keenan M, Haider T.: Electromyographic Assessment of Hand Placement in Brain-Injured Adults.
    American Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1988, Seattle,
    Washington.

    PUBLICATIONS
    1. Woods CS, Kishino ND, Haider TT, Kay PK.: Effects of Subacute Versus
    Chronic Status of Low Back Pain Patients' Response to a Functional Restoration Program.

    Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation: Vol. 10, No.3, 2000.

    2. Polatin P, Gatchel R, Haider T, Kishino N.: Functional Restoration Therapy for Post-Operative and Non-Operative Spinal Pain Syndrome.
    California Workers' Compensation Enquirer: Vol. 16, No.9, p. 28-29, April 1999.

    3. Haider T, Kishino N, Gray T, Tomlin M, Daubert H.: The Effectiveness of
    Functional Restoration for Post Lumbar Spine Surgery Patients: A Comparison Study.

    Paper presented at ISSLS, Brussels, Belgium, June, 1998.

    4. Haider T, Kishino N, Gray T, Tomlin M, Daubert H.: Functional Restoration:
    Comparison of Surgical and Non Surgical Spine Patients.

    Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol, 8, No.4, 1998.

    5. Uppal G, Haider T, Dwyer A, Uppal J.: Reactive Bone Formation of the Cervical Spine Causing Myelopathy: Case Report.
    Contemporary Orthopaedics, July, 1994.

    6. Uppal G, Haider T.: Reversible Urinary Retention Secondary to Excessive Morphine Delivered by an Implantable Pump.
    Spine, 1994.

    7. Uppal G, Uppal J, Dwyer A, Haider T.: Glenoid Cyst Mimicking Cervical Radiculopathy.
    Cervical Spine Research Society Annual, 1994.

    8. Uppal G, Haider T.: Holmium: Yag Laser Disk Decompression: Selection of Patients and Surgical Techniques.
    Holmium Update, Technique and Case Report, February, 1993.

    9. Uppal G, Haider T.: Spondylolisthesis in Athletes.
    Orthopaedic Transactions, Spring, 1993.

    10. Uppal G, Betz R, Haider T.: Genu Valgum in Schneider Corneal Dystrophy.
    Contemporary Orthopaedic, 1993.

    11. Haider T, Uppal G.: Spinal Endoscopy.
    orthopaedic Today, December, 1993.

    12. Haider T, Winter W, Eckhoff D.: Heterotopic Ossification: An Ultra structural Study.
    Orthopaedic Transactions, 1991.

    13. Uppal G, Haider T.: Aerobic Conditioning.
    Spine and Sports, Raven Press, Edited by Robert G. Watkin, M.D.

    14. Uppal G, Haider T.: Running Injuries to the Spine.
    Spine and Sports, Raven Press, Edited by Robert G. Watkin, M.D.

    15. Haider T, Windell JT, Foltz JW.: Digestive Tract Comparison of Tilapia.
    The Journal of the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Sciences, 10(1):11, 1978.

    16. Miller W, Gilson J, Haider T, Windell 1T.: Comparison of Four Techniques of Fecal Collection Used For Digestibility Studies.
    The Journal of the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Sciences, 8(1):11, 1978.

    17. Haider T, Windell JT.: Intestinal Lipic Absorption in Rainbow Trout.
    The Journal of the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Sciences, 8(1):11,1978.