Dr. John Street

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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

  • Malhotra, AK et al.. 2024. The Effects of Peri-Operative Adverse Events on Clinical and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Surgery for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: An Observational Cohort Study from the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network.. Neurosurgery. doi: 10.1227/neu.0000000000002896.
  • Fallah, N et al.. 2023. Pattern of neurological recovery in persons with an acute cervical spinal cord injury over the first 14 days post injury.. Front Neurol. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2023.1278826.
  • Moskven, E et al.. 2023. Effectiveness of prophylactic intranasal photodynamic disinfection therapy and chlorhexidine gluconate body wipes for surgical site infection prophylaxis in adult spine surgery.. Can J Surg. doi: 10.1503/cjs.016922.
  • Moskven, E et al.. 2023. Generic versus disease-specific adverse event reporting: a comparison of the NSQIP and SAVES databases for the identification of acute care adverse events in adult spine surgery.. J Neurosurg Spine. doi: 10.3171/2023.3.SPINE221437.
  • Moskven, E et al.. 2023. The Role of Frailty and Sarcopenia in Predicting Major Adverse Events, Length of Stay and Reoperation Following En Bloc Resection of Primary Tumours of the Spine.. Global Spine J. doi: 10.1177/21925682231173360.
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