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  Dr. Tydings
John D. Tydings
   
   


Doctor John Tydings finished his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in 1989 and then complete the K.D. Leatherman Spine Fellowship in Louisville, KY in 1990. He started practice in 1990 as the first fellowship trained spinal surgeon in Mercer County. He founded Central Jersey Spine Associates, PA in 1995 and his practice is 100 percent dedicated to the treatment of spinal disorders. Doctor Tydings has been on the cutting edge of spinal technology advances including interbody fusions and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is on staff at all of the Mercer County Hospitals as well as Centrastate Medical Center in Freehold. Doctor Tydings is the former Director of Spinal Trauma at Capital Health Systems in Trenton, NJ. The office is located in Lawrenceville, NJ.

 
   
 

EMPLOYMENT

Physician
Central Jersey Spine Associates, P.A.
123 Franklin Corner Road, Suite 109
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
August 1995 - Present

Medical Director
Compsource Inc.
33 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102-3194
January 1997 – December 2002

Physician
Trenton Orthopaedic Group, P.A.
Trenton, New Jersey 08619
July 1990 - August 1995

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

Fellowship - Spine Surgery
K.D. Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, KY
July 1989 - June 1990

Chief Resident - Orthopaedic Surgery
Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
July 1988 - June 1989

Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery
Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
July 1985 - June 1988

Internship - General Surgery
Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
July 1984 - June 1985

EDUCATION

Medical School
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY M.D. 1984

Postgraduate
Columbia University, NY, NY School of General Studies 1979-1980

College
Union College, Schenectady, NY
B.S. Chemistry 1979

BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
July, l992 Re-certified 10/2000 – 12/31/2012


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1983-1988 Albany Medical College
Drs. J. Lozman and L. Martino; Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, "Osteogenic Potential of Intramedullary Canal Bone Graft".

1980-1982 Rockefeller University
Drs. N. Nogueira and Z. Cohn; Department of Cellular Physiology and Immunology, "Surface Antigens of Trypanosoma cruzi".

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - 1994
Fellow of American College of Surgeons - 1994
Letter of Commendation - 1988 OITE Performance
General Surgery Resident Research day - First Prize 1985
Student Activities Award 1984
Dean's Research Award 1984
Student Council President Award 1984
NIH Summer Research Fellowship 1981, 1983
Jack M. Spitalny Memorial Fellowship 1981, 1983
Sigma Xi 1981
Dean's Certificate for Outstanding Research Endeavor 1981
Robert M. Fuller Medical Scholarship 1980
Regent's Medical Scholarship 1980
Delphic Society 1979

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
North American Spine Society (Fellow)
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
Academy of Medicine of New Jersey (Fellow)
New Jersey Medical Society
Mercer County Medical Society
New Jersey Spine Society
New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
New Jersey Small Business and Industry Association

PUBLICATIONS

Steinman, Nogueira, Witmer, Tydings, and Mellman, "Lymphokine Enhances the Expression and Synthesis of Ia Antigens on Cultured Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages:, Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1980, 152, pgs. 1248-1261.

Nogueira, Chaplan, Tydings, Unkeless, and Cohn, "Trypanosoma cruzi: Surface Antigens of Blood and Culture Forms", Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1980, 153, pgs. 629-639.

Nogueira, Chaplan, Reesink, Tydings, and Cohn, "Trypanosoma cruzi: Induction of Microbicidal Activity in Human Mononuclear Phagocytes", Journal of Immunology, 1982, 128, pgs. 2142-2146.

Alfred, Tydings, Martino, and Lozman, "Intramedullary Bone Reamings Augmenting Fracture Fixation", Surg Forum, 1984, 35, pgs. 523-525.

Martino, Lozman, Kircher, Alfred, and Tydings, "The Potential of Intramedullary Canal Bone Reamings as a Bone Graft", Anat Rec, 1985, 212, pg. 126a.

Tydings, Martino, Kircher, Alfred, and Lozman, "The Osteoinductive Potential of Intramedullary Canal Bone Reamings", Current Surgery, 1986, 43, pgs. 121-124.

Tydings, Martino, Kircher, Alfred, and Lozman, "The Viability of Intramedullary Canal Bone Reamings for Continued Calcification", American Journal of Surgery, 1987, 153, pgs. 306-309.

Tydings and Jacobs, "A Common Forefoot Deformity Associated with Hallux Valgus", Iowa Journal of Orthopaedics, 1989, 9, pgs. 86-88.

Tydings, John D., "Evaluation of the Patient with Spinal Trauma", Audio Digest of Orthopaedics, Feb. 1990.

Tydings, John D., "Evaluation and Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis", Healthbeat; TKR Cable TV, April, 1991

Tydings, Vaccaro, and Minotti, “Case 17. Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease: Axial Low Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Approach” in MasterCases: Spine Surgery. Edited by Vaccaro and Albert. 2001

Tydings and Vaccaro, “Anterior Lumbar Interbody Surgery – Open Approach” in Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Edited by Vaccaro and Albert, 2003

Tydings and Vaccaro, “Lumbar Interbody Procedures – Laparoscopic Approach” in Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Edited by Vaccaro and Albert, 2003

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

02/85 The Tripartite Society Meeting; Boston, MA Speaker

11/86 The Management of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Pediatric Trauma
Sea Island, GA

12/86 Lower Extremity Injuries in Athletes
New Orleans, LA

04/87 Surgery of the Spine; State of the Art
St. Louis, MO

11/87 Annual Hand Review Course
Montreal, Canada

02/88 AAOS Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA

05/88 Symposium of Infections in Orthopaedics
Orlando, FL

08/88 1988 Spine Review
Cooperstown, NY

10/88 Lower and Upper Limb Prosthetics for Physicians,
Surgeons, and Therapists

Chicago, IL

11/88 K.D. Leatherman Spine Symposium
Louisville, KY

02/89 AAOS Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV

05/89 Orthopaedic Considerations for the Arthritic Knee
Lake George, NY
Speaker

10/89 Spinal Deformities; Update 1989
Albany, NY
Speaker

11/89 SRS Tutorial: CD Instrumentation; Advanced Course
Louisville, KY

01/90 Spinal Instrumentation Tutorial
Louisville, KY
Co-Director, Speaker, and Instructor

01/90 Spine Instrumentation Update, Charlotte
Memorial Hospital and Research Center

Charlotte, NC
Speaker and Hands-On Instructor

02/90 AAOS Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA

05/90 Orthopaedic Alumni Dinner, Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
Speaker and Reviewer

06/90 Spinal Instrumentation Tutorial
Louisville, KY
Speaker and Hands-On Instructor

9/90 Scoliosis Research Society
Honolulu, HI

11/90 Arthroscopic Microdiskectomy, Graduate Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

3/91 The Role of Electrical Stimulation in Orthopaedics
Parsippany, N.J.

5/91 Orthopaedic Alumni Dinner, Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
Speaker and Reviewer

10/91 8th Annual Meeting of the Spine Study Group
Scottsdale, AZ

11/91 "A Practical Course on Chronic Pain Management"
Daytona, FL

12/91 Cervical Spine Research Society Third Instructional Course
Philadelphia, PA

2/92 AAOS Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.

4/92 Comprehensive Review Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons
Chicago, IL

5/92 Orthopaedic Pathology Review Course
Atlantic City, NJ

11/92 "Techniques in Spinal Fixation"
Orlando, FL

1/93 Midas Rex Institute
"Advanced Pneumatic Instrumentation for Surgical Procedures"

New York, NY

11/93 1993 K.D. Leatherman Spine Symposium
Louisville, KY
Hands-On instructor

2/94 AAOS Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA.

1/95 "Lumbar Decompression and Instrumentation"
St. Louis, MO

2/95 AAOS Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida

9/95 "Percutaneous Laser Diskectomy"
New Brunswick, NJ

2/96 AAOS Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia

3/96 "The Role of Electrical Stimulation in Spinal Fusion Surgery"
Parsippany, NJ
Speaker and Hands-On Instructor

9/96 "Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
Minneapolis, Minnesota

11/96 "Advanced Internal Fixation of the Spine"
Chicago, IL


1/97 "Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Speaker and Hands-On Instructor

3/97 "BAK Lumbar Interbody Fusion System"
Baltimore, MD
Speaker and Hands-On Instructor

5/97 “Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Disc Disease”,
American Orthopaedic Academy of Osteopathy

Baltimore, MD
Speaker

9/97 “BAK Lumbar Interbody Fusion System”
Philadelphia, PA
Speaker and Hands-On Instructor

10/97 North American Spine Society; Annual Meeting
New York, NY

11/97 “Clinical Experience with Lumbar Interbody Fusion with BAK Cages”, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting
Wilmington, DE
Speaker

3/98 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery-Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA

8/98 “Issues in Lumbar Spine Stabilization Surgery”
Baltimore, MD

10/98 “Challenges in Spine Surgery Symposium”
Las Vegas, NV

4/99 “New Topics in Spinal Fusion Surgery”
Philadelphia, PA

4/99 “New Techniques in Spinal Fusion Surgery”
Helene Fuld Medical Center

Trenton, NJ Speaker

10/99 “Technique for Percutaneous ElectroThermal
Treatment of Discogenic Pain”

Memphis, TN

10/99 North American Spine Society-Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL


10/99 “Advances in Treating Osteoporotic Compression Fractures”
Chicago, IL

11/99 “Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Neck Pain,
Helene Fuld Medical Center

Trenton, NJ
Speaker

2/00 AAOS Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL

2/00 Spine Specialty Day
Orlando, FL

3/00 “The Management of Acute and Postoperative Pain”
Princeton, NJ

10/00 “New Advances in the Treatment of
Osteoporotic Compression Fractures”

Memphis, TN

11/00 Jefferson Orthopaedic Society Meeting, “Spinal Surgery Update”
Philadelphia, PA

12/00 “Controversies and Challenges in Spine Surgery”
Naples, FL

1/01 “New Techniques and Instrumentation in Spinal Surgery”
Captiva Island, FL

3/01 2001 AAOS Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA

3/01 Spine Specialty Day
San Francisco, CA

2/02 2002 AAOS Annual Meeting
Dallas, TX

2/02 Spine Specialty Day
Dallas, TX

3/02 Endius Endoscopic Certified Training Program
Plainville, MA

6/02 “Surgical Treatment of Low Back Pain”,
American Society of Orthopaedic Physicians’ Assistants

Albany, NY
Speaker

10/02 2002 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting
Palais de Congres de Montreal

1/03 Endius Endoscopic Training Program Update
Plainville, MA

7/03 “Current Concepts in Cervical Spine Surgery”
Chesterfield, NJ

10/03 2003 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA

12/03 Minimal Access Spinal Technologies Course
Memphis, TN
Hands-on Instruction

12/03 CD Horizon Legacy 5.5 Focus Group Meeting
NY, NY

3/04 Trauma and Critical Care
Las Vegas, NV

10/04 2004 North American Spine Society
Chicago, IL
 
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