Dr. John Street

Dr. John Street headshot

Principal Investigator


Research Interests


Dr. John Street is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Orthopedics at UBC, in addition to being co-Medical Director of the Complex Spine Program at VGH, Clinical Lead for the Integrated Ambulatory Spine Program and coordinator of the undergraduate and postgraduate education program.

Dr. Street’s research interests include minimizing and accurately recording adverse events in the spinal cord injured population. His clinical practice involve the surgical and non-surgical management of adult patients with spinal disorders, across the entire breath of degenerative and traumatic conditions of the spine. He is specifically interested in spinal trauma, complex degenerative lumbar spine pathologies and quality of life outcomes of patients with spinal disability.

Recent Collaborations:

He is working with Dr. Peter Cripton on the development of a helmet to prevent SCI in impacts (the Pro-Neck-Tor™ helmet).

Dr. Street is collaborating with Drs. Bradley Weiner (Chief of Spinal Surgery at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas), Christopher Bailey (Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University of Western Ontario), Jeffrey Quon (Chiropractor and Research Associate at the UBC School of Public Health), Brian Arthur (Chiropractor and Research Methodologist), and Paul Bishop to investigate acute spinal nerve injuries caused by disc herniation.

Current Lab Members

Masters Student Ph.D. Student Post-Doctoral Fellow
Masoud Malakoutain Robyn Newell Farhaan Atlaf
R Andrew Glennie
Melissa Nadeau
Nuno Batista
Raphaele Charest-Morin
Khalid Salem

Current Opportunities in the Lab

Please contact Dr. Street with inquiries.

Recent publications

  • Glennie, RA et al.. 2017. Rural and Urban Living in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury and Comparing Environmental Barriers, Their Health, and Quality-of-Life Outcomes.. J. Neurotrauma. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4931.
  • Rutges, JPHJ et al.. 2017. A prospective serial MRI study following acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury.. Eur Spine J. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5097-4.
  • Street, JT et al.. 2016. A comparison of the Wiltse versus midline approaches in degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine.. J Neurosurg Spine. doi: 10.3171/2016.2.SPINE151018.
  • Dea, N et al.. 2016. Economic evaluation comparing intraoperative cone beam CT-based navigation and conventional fluoroscopy for the placement of spinal pedicle screws: a patient-level data cost-effectiveness analysis.. Spine J. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.09.062.
  • Andrew Glennie, R, Dea, N, Street, JT. 2015. Dressings and drains in posterior spine surgery and their effect on wound complications.. J Clin Neurosci. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.01.009.
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