Brian Perri DO
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Brian Perri, DO is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center. He specializes in complex reconstructive surgery for spinal tumors and deformities, as well as minimally invasive and motion preservation surgery for degenerative spinal diseases and is actively involved in the development of innovative techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Perri's research interests include traumatic spinal cord injury and therapies for subsequent neuroprotection and recovery. He has also conducted research on artificial disc replacement and their potential postoperative complications, and developed a classification system for cervical kyphotic deformities with strategies and techniques for surgical reconstruction. He has advanced thoracoscopic sympathectomy surgery to a more minimally invasive procedure using only two pinhole incisions under each arm. Dr. Perri has presented his findings at the meetings of the Cervical Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, Richard Lende Winter Neurosurgery Conference and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.
Dr. Perri has been a guest reviewer for The Spine Journal, the official journal of the North American Spine Society. He also co-authored spine surgery textbook chapters on the complications and treatments of anterior cervical spine surgery, surgical treatment of acute cervical fractures, techniques for cervical-thoracic pedicle subtraction osteotomy for correction of cervical kyphosis and thoracoscopic sympathectomy for treatment of hyperhidrosis.
Dr. Perri is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Ostoepathic Association and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Perri received his bachelor's degree from Allegheny College and his osteopathic medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his masters in neuroscience at the University of Hartford/University of Pennsylvania. He completed his orthopedic residency at Pinnacle Health Systems in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Perri also completed fellowship training in spine surgery at the Institute for Spinal Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.