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Houtan A. Taba, M.D.Spine Surgery

Houtan A. Taba, M.D.

Houtan A. Taba, M.D.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part 1 – Passed July 2018

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: B.S. 2008; University of Florida – Cum Laude
    Major: Chemistry
  • Medical Degree: M.D. 2013; University of Florida – Cum Laude
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency; University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 2013 – 2018
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery; University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) 2018 – 2019
  • Licensure: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery; University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) 2018 – 2019
    • Wisconsin: 69066 - 20   2018-2019
    • Florida: ME142312   2019-2022
    • Texas: S3755   2019-2021

Honors

  • Residency:
    • Recipient Outstanding Resident Educator Award, 2017-2018
    • Selected for AOA C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum, 2017
    • Recipient Orthopaedic In Training Exam High Score Award, 2016-2017
  • Medical School:
    • Recipient Outstanding Orthopaedic Surgery Student Award, 2013
    • Member Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Medical Society, August 2011 – Present
    • Recipient Academic Excellence Award, 2010 – 2011 academic year
    • Recipient Academic Excellence Award, 2008 – 2010 academic years
    • Recipient Hugh M Hill Scholarship, 2011-2012
    • Recipient Hugh and Mabel Wilford Scholarship, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
    • Recipient Outstanding Performance on Clinical Skills Examination, 2010
    • Recipient George Graham Hunter Scholarship, 2009-2010
  • Undergraduate:
    • Member The Phi Beta Kappa Society, Spring 2008 – Present
    • Peer Mentor of the Year Award, 2005-2006
    • Completed University of Florida Honors Program, April 2006
    • University of Florida Dean’s List, Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007
    • Member The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Fall 2005 - Present
    • Member Golden Key International Honor Society, Fall 2005 – Present
    • University of Florida President’s List, Fall 2004

Professional Organizations And Activities

  • Residency:
    • Academic Chief Resident, University of Florida, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2017-2018
    • University of Florida, Department of Orthopeadic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Residency Selection Committee, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
    • Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013 – Present
    • Member North American Spine Society, 2017 – Present
  • Medical School:
    • Member American Medical Association, Fall 2008 – Present
    • Member American Medical Student Association, Fall 2008 – 2013

Work Experience

  • Introduction to Chemistry Peer Mentor, January 2005 - August 2006, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • General Chemistry Teacher’s Assistant, August 2006 – August 2007, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Publications

  • Taba HA, Wu SS, Foote KD, Hass CJ, Fernandez HH, Malaty IA, et al..  “A closer look at unilateral versus bilateral deep brain stimulation: results of the National Institutes of Health COMPARE cohort.” J Neurosurg 2010; 113(6):1224-1229.
  • Taba HA, Patel MK, Decker RC. Sagittal Balance in Degenerative Scoliosis. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2017; 29(2):113-117.
  • Taba HA, Hagen JE, Parvataneni HK. “Concise Review of the Effects of Orthopedic Surgery or Trauma on Muscle Function.” Techniques in Orthopaedics 2017; 32(4):226-232.
  • Taba HA, King JJ, Wright TW, Schoch, BS. “Scapular Notching as a Function of Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis Design: A Single Surgeon Experience.” (Submitted)
  • Taba HA, Williams SK. “Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion.” Neurosurgery Clinics (Accepted)
  • Taba HA, Williams SK. “Percutaneous Lumbopelvic Fixation for Unstable Sacral Fractures with Spinopelvic Dissociation Patterns” (In Progress)

Presentations

  • Taba HA, “Orthopedic Educational Presentation.” Gainesville AAPC Chapter, Gainesville, FL, March 2017.
  • Taba HA, “Scapular Notching as a Function of Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis Design: A Single Surgeon Experience.” Florida Orthopaedic Society, St. Petersburg, FL, June 2018.
  • Taba HA, “Percutaneous Lumbopelvic Fixation for Unstable Sacral Fractures with Spinopelvic Dissociation Patterns.” North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2019. (Future)

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Specialties

Affiliations

  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Official Orthopedic ProviderTexas Southern University