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

  • Charest-Morin, R et al.. 2019. Perioperative adverse events following surgery for primary bone tumors of the spine and en bloc resection for metastases.. J Neurosurg Spine. doi: 10.3171/2019.6.SPINE19587.
  • Tee, JW et al.. 2019. Decision tree analysis to better control treatment effects in spinal cord injury clinical research.. J Neurosurg Spine. doi: 10.3171/2019.3.SPINE18993.
  • Jones, T, Miller, R, Street, JT, Sawatzky, B. 2019. Validation of the Oswestry Disability Index for pain and disability in arthrogryposis multiplex congenita.. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. doi: 10.1016/j.rehab.2018.05.1319.
  • How, NE et al.. 2019. Pseudarthrosis in adult and pediatric spinal deformity surgery: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of incidence, characteristics, and risk factors.. Neurosurg Rev. doi: 10.1007/s10143-018-0951-3.
  • White, BAB et al.. 2017. The Economic Burden of Urinary Tract Infection and Pressure Ulceration in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Admissions: Evidence for Comparative Economics and Decision Analytics from a Matched Case-Control Study.. J. Neurotrauma. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4934.
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