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Dr. Daryl Fourney MD, FRCSC, FACS Professor Neurosurgery


Dr. Fourney completed his medical school and residency training in Neurosurgery at the University of Saskatchewan and fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He has a special interest in brain tumors as well as complex spinal disorders including tumors of the spine. He has more than 100 published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He directed the residency training program in Neurosurgery at the University of Saskatchewan form 2003-2013. He was President of the Canadian Spine Society from 2007 to 2009. He was Annual Meeting Chair for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves in 2012. In addition to a busy neurosurgical clinical practice, Dr. Fourney is the Director of Research for the Division of Neurosurgery and the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan.

Current Appointments:

  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • Director of Research, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • Director of Research, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Academic Background

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 2005
  • Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 2005
  • Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2001-2002
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Neurosurgery), 2001
  • Neurosurgery Residency, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 1995-2001
  • MD (with Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1995
  • BSc (Medicine), University of Saskatchewan, 1995

Chapter Books

  • Fourney DR and Fisher CG: Neoplastic spinal instability, in Vialle LR (Series Ed.) Gokaslan ZL, Fisher CG, Borioni S (eds.) AOSpine Masters Series Volume 1 Metastatic Spine Tumors. New York: Thieme, 2015, pp 14-22.
  • Fourney DR, Fisher CG, Boriani S: Safety and efficacy of surgery for primary tumors of the spine, in Vialle LR (Series Ed.), Gokaslan ZL, Fisher CG, Borioni S (eds.) AOSpine Masters Series Volume 2 Primary Spine Tumors. New York: Thieme, 2015, pp 15-22.

YouTube Videos

Selected Publications


  • Fourney, DR. Commentary: Predicting Spinal SUrgery Candidacy From Imaging Data Using Machine Learning. Neurosurgery. 2021 May 14:nyab127. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyab127.Epub ahead of print.PMID:33989412.
  • Madani Larijani M, Dumba C, Thiessen H, Palen A, Carr T, Vanstone JR, Fourney DR, Hartness C, Parker R, Groot G. Development of a Patient-Oriented Intervention to Support Patient-Provider Conversations about Unnecessary Lower Back Pain Imaging. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Mar 9;18(5):2786. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18052786. PMID: 33803431; PMCID: PMC7967489.
  • Fehlings MG, Chen Y, Aarabi B, Ahmad F, Anderson KD, Dumont T, Fourney DR, Harrop JS, Kim KD, Kwon BK, Lingam HK, Rizzo M, Shih LC, Tsai EC, Vaccaro A, McKerracher L. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Local Delivery of a Rho Inhibitor (VX-210) in Patients with Acute Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2021 Mar 1. doi: 10.1089/neu.2020.7096. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33559524.
  • Coeckelberghs E, Verbeke H, Desomer A, Jonckheer P, Fourney D, Willems P, Coppes M, Rampersaud R, van Hooff M, van den Eede E, Kulik G, de Goumoëns P, Vanhaecht K, Depreitere B. International comparative study of low back pain care pathways and analysis of key interventions. Eur Spine J. 2021 Apr;30(4):1043-1052. doi: 10.1007/s00586-020-06675-2. Epub 2021 Jan 11. PMID: 33427958.
  • Fehlings MG, Badhiwala JH, Ahn H, Farhadi HF, Shaffrey CI, Nassr A, Mummaneni P, Arnold PM, Jacobs WB, Riew KD, Kelly M, Brodke DS, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Wilson J, Harrop JS, Yoon ST, Kim KD, Fourney DR, Santaguida C, Massicotte EM, Kopjar B. Safety and efficacy of riluzole in patients undergoing decompressive surgery for degenerative cervical myelopathy (CSM-Protect): a multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Neurol. 2021 Feb;20(2):98-106. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(20)30407-5. Epub 2020 Dec 22. PMID: 33357512


  • Wu A, Liu L, Fourney DR. Does a Multidisciplinary Triage Pathway Facilitate Better Outcomes After Spine Surgery? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 Nov 4. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003785. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33156270.
  • Norton J, Kindrachuk M, Fourney DR. Considering Pedicle Screw Resistance in Electromyography of the Spine. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Sep 7:opaa271. doi: 10.1093/ons/opaa271. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32895700.
  • Inglis T, Banaszek D, Rivers CS, Kurban D, Evaniew N, Fallah N, Waheed Z, Christie S, Fox R, Thiong JM, Ethans K, Ho C, Linassi AG, Ahn H, Attabib N, Bailey CS, Fehlings MG, Fourney DR, Paquet J, Townson A, Tsai E, Cheng CL, Noonan VK, Dvorak MF, Kwon BK. In-Hospital Mortality for the Elderly with Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2020 Nov 1;37(21):2332-2342. doi: 10.1089/neu.2019.6912. Epub 2020 Aug 26. PMID: 32635809; PMCID: PMC7585611.
  • Ahmed SU, Humphreys S, Rivers C, Jeffrey M, Fourney DR. Traumatic spinal cord injuries among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations of Saskatchewan: a prospective outcomes study. Can J Surg. 2020 Jun 4;63(3):E315-E320. doi: 10.1503/cjs.012819. PMID: 32496034.


  • Mercure-Cyr R, Fourney DR. Back "pane" secondary to glass coffee table mishap: case illustration. J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Dec 13:1-2. doi: 10.3171/2019.10.SPINE191208. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31835255.


  • Goodwin CR, Ahmed AK, Boone C, Abu-Bonsrah N, Xu R, Germscheid N, Fourney DR, Clarke M, Laufer I, Fisher CG, Bettegowda C, Sciubba DM. The Challenges of Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic to the Spine: A Systematic Review of Survival and Treatment. Global Spine J. 2018 Aug;8(5):517-526. doi: 10.1177/2192568217737777. Epub 2017 Nov 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 30258759; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC6149047.
  • Gould L, Ekstrand C, Fourney DR, Mickleborough MJS, Ellchuk T, Borowsky R. The Effect of Tumor Neovasculature on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent Activation. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jul;115:373-383. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.200. Epub 2018 May 5. PubMed PMID: 29738857.
  • Fourney DR. Expert's comment concerning Grand Rounds case entitled "Posterolateral cervical transpedicular corpectomy for the surgical management of metastatic tumor" by M.H. Pham et al. (Eur Spine J; 2018: DOI:10.1007/s00586-018-5466-7). Eur Spine J. 2018 Apr;27(4):833-834. doi:10.1007/s00586-018-5492-5. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 29388092.
  • Fox S, Spiess M, Hnenny L, Fourney DR. Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score(SINS): Reliability Among Spine Fellows and Resident Physicians in Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Global Spine J. 2017 Dec;7(8):744-748. doi:10.1177/2192568217697691. Epub 2017 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 29238637; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5721994.
  • Clarke MJ, Molina CA, Fourney DR, Fisher CG, Gokaslan ZL, Schmidt MH, Rhines LD, Fehlings MG, Laufer I, Patel SR, Rampersaud YR, Reynolds J, Chou D, Bettegowda C, Mendel E, Weber MH, Sciubba DM. Systematic Review of the Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Prostate Metastases to the Spine. Global Spine J. 2017 Aug;7(5):460-468. doi: 10.1177/2192568217710911. Epub 2017 Jun 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 28811991; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5544163.
  • Paquet J, Rivers CS, Kurban D, Finkelstein J, Tee JW, Noonan VK, Kwon BK, Hurlbert RJ, Christie S, Tsai EC, Ahn H, Drew B, Bailey CS, Fourney DR, Attabib N, Johnson MG, Fehlings MG, Parent S, Dvorak MF; RHSCIR Network. The impact of spine stability on cervical spinal cord injury with respect to demographics, management, and outcome: a prospective cohort from a national spinal cord injury registry. Spine J. 2018 Jan;18(1):88-98. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2017.06.032. Epub 2017 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 28673827.


  • Glennie RA, Bailey CS, Tsai EC, Noonan VK, Rivers CS, Fourney DR, Ahn H, Kwon BK, Paquet J, Drew B, Fehlings MG, Attabib N, Christie SD, Finkelstein J, Hurlbert RJ, Parent S, Dvorak MF. An analysis of ideal and actual time to surgery after traumatic spinal cord injury in Canada. Spinal Cord. 2017 Jun;55(6):618-623. doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.177. Epub 2017 Apr 18. PubMed PMID:28418395.
  • Cheng CL, Noonan VK, Shurgold J, Chen J, Rivers CS, Hamedani HK, Humphreys S, Bailey C, Attabib N, Mac-Thiong JM, Goytan M, Paquet J, Fox R, Ahn H, Kwon BK, Fourney DR. Geomapping of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Canada and Factors Related to Triage Pattern. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Mar 22. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4929. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28325105; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5652977.
  • Fourney DR. Adjacent Segment Pathology: Much to Do About How Much Is Due to What We Do. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jan;44(1):1-2. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.293. PubMed PMID: 29692276.
  • Versteeg AL, Verlaan JJ, Sahgal A, Mendel E, Quraishi NA, Fourney DR, Fishe CG. The Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score: Impact on Oncologic Decision-Making. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 15;41 Suppl 20:S231-S237. PubMed PMID: 27488297.
  • Sciubba DM, Goodwin CR, Yurter A, Ju D, Gokaslan ZL, Fisher C, Rhines LD, Fehlings MG, Fourney DR, Mendel E, Laufer I, Bettegowda C, Patel SR, Rampersaud YR, Sahgal A, Reynolds J, Chou D, Weber MH, Clarke MJ. A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes and Prognostic Factors for Patients Undergoing Surgery for Spinal Metastases Secondary to Breast Cancer. Global Spine J. 2016 Aug;6(5):482-96. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1564807. Review. PubMed PMID: 27433433; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4947406.
  • Ekstrand CL, Mickleborough MJ, Fourney DR, Gould LA, Lorentz EJ, Ellchuk T, Borowsky RW. Pre-Surgical Integration of fMRI and DTI of the Sensorimotor System in Transcortical Resection of a High-Grade Insular Astrocytoma. Front Integr Neurosci. 2016 Mar 11;10:15. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2016.00015. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27013996; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4786563.
  • Kepler CK, Vaccaro AR, Chen E, Patel AA, Ahn H, Nassr A, Shaffrey CI, Harrop J, Schroeder GD, Agarwala A, Dvorak MF, Fourney DR, Wood KB, Traynelis VC, Yoon ST, Fehlings MG, Aarabi B. Treatment of isolated cervical facet fractures: a systematic review. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Oct 30:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26516667.
  • Ahn H, Bailey CS, Rivers CS, Noonan VK, Tsai EC, Fourney DR, Attabib N, Kwon BK, Christie SD, Fehlings MG, Finkelstein J, Hurlbert RJ, Townson A, Parent S, Drew B, Chen J, Dvorak MF; Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry Network. Effect of older age on treatment decisions and outcomes among patients with traumatic spinal cord injury. CMAJ. 2015 Sep 8;187(12):873-80. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150085. Epub 2015 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 26149702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4562825.
  • Evaniew N, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Kwon BK, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Bailey CS, Christie SD, Fourney DR, Hurlbert RJ, Linassi AG, Fehlings MG, Dvorak MF; RHSCIR Network. Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injuries: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study from a Canadian Multi-Center Spinal Cord Injury Registry. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Nov 1;32(21):1674-83. doi: 10.1089/neu.2015.3963. Epub 2015 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 26065706; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4638202.
  • Rathmell JP, Benzon HT, Dreyfuss P, Huntoon M, Wallace M, Baker R, Riew KD, Rosenquist RW, Aprill C, Rost NS, Buvanendran A, Kreiner DS, Bogduk N, Fourney DR, Fraifeld E, Horn S, Stone J, Vorenkamp K, Lawler G, Summers J, Kloth D, O'Brien D Jr, Tutton S. Safeguards to prevent neurologic complications after epidural steroid injections: consensus opinions from a multidisciplinary working  group and national organizations. Anesthesiology. 2015 May;122(5):974-84. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000614. Review. PubMed PMID: 25668411.
  • Dvorak MF, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Fisher CG, Finkelstein J, Kwon BK, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Paquet J, Tsai EC, Townson A, Attabib N, Bailey CS, Christie SD, Drew B, Fourney DR, Fox R, Hurlbert RJ, Johnson MG, Linassi AG, Parent S, Fehlings MG; RHSCIR Network. The influence of time from injury to surgery on motor recovery and length of hospital stay in acute traumatic spinal cord injury: an observational Canadian cohort study. J Neurotrauma. 2015 May 1;32(9):645-54. doi:10.1089/neu.2014.3632. Epub 2014 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 25333195; PubMed CentralPMCID: PMC4410758
  • Tymchak ZA, Epp A, Fourney DR. Lumbosacral discitis-osteomyelitis after mesh abdominosacrocolpopexy. Spine J. 2015 Jan 1;15(1):194-5. doi:
    10.1016/j.spinee.2014.08.004. Epub 2014 Aug 10. PubMed PMID: 25117721.
  • Dvorak MF, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Fisher CG, Finkelstein J, Kwon BK, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Paquet J, Tsai EC, Townson A, Attabib N, Bailey CS, Christie SD, Drew B, Fourney DR, Fox R, Hurlbert RJ, Johnson MG, Linassi AG, Parent S, Fehlings MG. The Influence of Time from Injury to Surgery on Motor Recovery and Length of Hospital Stay in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: An Observational Canadian Cohort Study. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25333195
  • Wilgenbusch CS, Wu AS, Fourney DR. Triage of spine surgery referrals through amultidisciplinary care pathway: a value-based comparison with conventional referral processes. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22 Suppl 1):S129-35.
    doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000574. PubMed PMID: 25299256.
  • Fisher CG, Versteeg AL, Schouten R, Boriani S, Varga PP, Rhines LD, Heran MK,  Kawahara N, Fourney D, Reynolds JJ, Fehlings MG, Gokaslan ZL. Reliability of the  spinal instability neoplastic scale among radiologists: an assessment of instability secondary to spinal metastases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Oct;203(4):869-74. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.12269. PubMed PMID: 25247954.
  • Ivanishvili Z, Fourney DR. Incorporating the Spine Instability Neoplastic Score into a Treatment Strategy for Spinal Metastasis: LMNOP. Global Spine J. 2014 Jun;4(2):129-36. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1375560. Epub 2014 Apr 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 25054100; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4078113.
  • Paton GR, Hagel L, Fourney DR. Hospitalized head and spine injuries on Saskatchewan farms. Can J Neurol Sci. 2014 Jul;41(4):436-41. PubMed PMID: 24878466.
  • Dvorak MF, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Fisher CG, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Tsai EC, Linassi  AG, Christie SD, Attabib N, Hurlbert RJ, Fourney DR, Johnson MG, Fehlings MG, Drew B, Bailey CS, Paquet J, Parent S, Townson A, Ho C, Craven BC, Gagnon D, Tsui D, Fox R, Mac-Thiong JM, Kwon BK. Minimizing errors in acute traumatic spinal
    cord injury trials by acknowledging the heterogeneity of spinal cord anatomy and injury severity: an observational Canadian cohort analysis. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Sep 15;31(18):1540-7. doi: 10.1089/neu.2013.3278. Epub 2014 Jul 8. PubMed PMID: 24811484; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4161054.
  • Kindrachuk DR, Fourney DR. Spine surgery referrals redirected through a multidisciplinary care pathway: effects of nonsurgeon triage including MRI utilization. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24236668.
  • Traynelis VC, Arnold PM, Fourney DR, Bransford RJ, Fischer DJ, Skelly AC. Alternative procedures for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy: arthroplasty, oblique corpectomy, skip laminectomy: evaluation of comparative effectiveness and safety. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S210-31. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000009. PubMed PMID: 24113359.
  • Noonan VK, Thorogood NP, Joshi PB, Fehlings MG, Craven BC, Linassi G, Fourney DR, Kwon BK, Bailey CS, Tsai EC, Drew BM, Ahn H, Tsui D, Dvorak MF. Meeting the privacy requirements for the development of a multi-centre patient registry in Canada: the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry. Health Policy. 2013 May;8(4):87-99. PubMed PMID: 23968640.
  • Fourney DR. In regard to Cunha et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Mar 15;85(4):894. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.10.023. PubMed PMID: 23452446.
  • Fourney DR. Commentary. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2011 Nov;2(4):54. doi:10.1055/s-0032-1330858. PubMed PMID: 23230408; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3506151.
  • Fourney DR. In reply. Neurosurgery. 2013 Jan;72(1):E140-1. doi:10.1227/NEU.0b013e3182752da3. PubMed PMID: 23147784.
  • Choi D, Shaw A, Mendel E, Fourney DR. Comments. Neurosurgery. 2012Jul;71(1):66-7. PubMed PMID: 22893906.
  • Fourney DR, Skelly AC, DeVine JG. Treatment of cervical adjacent segmentpathology: a systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Oct 15;37(22Suppl):S113-22. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31826d6284. PubMed PMID: 22885831.
  • Anderson PA, Andersson GB, Arnold PM, Brodke DS, Brodt ED, Chapman JR, Chou D,Dekutoski M, Dettori JR, DeVine JG, Ely CG, Fehlings MG, Fischer DJ, Fourney DR, Hansen MA, Harrod CC, Hashimoto R, Hermsmeyer JT, Hilibrand AS, Kasliwal MK,Kelly MP, Kim HJ, Kraemer P, Lawrence BD,
  • Lee MJ, Lenke LG, Norvell DC, Raich A, Riew KD, Shaffrey CI, Skelly AC, Smith JS, Standaert CJ, Van Alstyne EM, Wang JC.Terminology. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Oct 15;37(22 Suppl):S8-9. doi:10.1097/BRS.0b013e31826d62ed. PubMed PMID: 22878707.
  • Fourney DR. In response to Dr. Tobias A. Mattei. Neurosurgery. 2012 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23147784.
  • Choi D, Shaw A, Mendel E, Fourney DR. Comments. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jul;71(1):66-7. PubMed PMID: 22893906.
  • Fourney DR, Skelly AC, Devine JG. Treatment of cervical adjacent segment pathology: a systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Oct 15;37(22 Suppl):S113-22. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31826d6284. PubMed PMID: 22885831.
  • Fourney DR. Expert's Comment concerning Grand Rounds case entitled "Aggressive vertebral hemangioma of the thoracic spine without typical radiological appearance" (Lei Dang, Chen Liu, Shao Min Yang, Liang Jiang, Zhong Jun Liu, Xiao Guang Liu, Hui Shu Yuan, Feng Wei, Miao Yu). Eur Spine J. 2012 Oct;21(10):2000-2. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2384-y. Epub 2012 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 22732827; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3463693.
  • Hnenny L, Fourney DR. Minimal access to the posterolateral lumbar spine. J Neurosurg Sci. 2012 Jun;56(2):97-103. Review. PubMed PMID: 22617172.
  • Wilkinson JS, Fourney DR. Failure of percutaneous remodeling of the ligamentum flavum and lamina for neurogenic claudication. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jul;71(1):86-92. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31825356f5. PubMed PMID: 22407072.
  • Daubs MD, Norvell DC, McGuire R, Molinari R, Hermsmeyer JT, Fourney DR, Wolinsky JP, Brodke D.  Fusion versus nonoperative care for chronic low back pain: do psychological factors affect outcomes? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1;36(21 Suppl):S96-S109.
  • Fourney DR, Dettori JR, Hall H, Härtl R, McGirt MJ, Daubs MD.  A systematic review of clinical pathways for lower back pain and introduction of the Saskatchewan spine pathway.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1;36(21 Suppl):S164-71.
  • Fourney DR, Andersson G, Arnold PM, Dettori J, Cahana A, Fehlings MG, Norvell D, Samartzis D, Chapman JR.  Chronic low back pain: a heterogeneous condition with challenges for an evidence-based approach.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1;36(21 Suppl):S1-9.
  • Devine J, Norvell DC, Ecker E, Fourney DR, Vaccaro A, Wang J, Andersson G.  Evaluating the Correlation and Responsiveness of Patient-Reported Pain With Function and Quality-of-Life Outcomes After Spine Surgery.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1;36(21 Suppl):S69-74.
  • Fourney DR, Frangou EM, Ryken TC, Dipaola CP, Shaffrey CI, Berven SH, Bilsky MH, Harrop JS, Fehlings MG, Boriani S, Chou D, Schmidt MH, Polly DW, Biagini R, Burch S, Dekutoski MB, Ganju A, Gerszten PC, Gokaslan ZL, Groff MW, Liebsch NJ, Mendel E, Okuno SH, Patel S, Rhines LD, Rose PS, Sciubba DM, Sundaresan N, Tomita K, Varga PP, Vialle LR, Vrionis FD, Yamada Y, Fisher CG.  Spinal instability neoplastic score: an analysis of reliability and validity from the spine oncology study group.  J Clin Oncol. 2011 Aug 1;29(22):3072-7. Epub 2011 Jun 27.
  • Paton GR, Frangou E, Fourney DR.  Contemporary treatment strategy for spinal metastasis: the "LMNOP" system.  Can J Neurol Sci. 2011 May;38(3):396-403.
  • Wilkinson JS, Riesberry MA, Mann SA, Fourney DR.  Traumatic lateral expulsion of the L-4 vertebral body from the spinal column.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Apr;14(4):508-12. Epub 2011 Jan 28.
  • Wilkinson JS, Mann SA, Stoneham GW, Hentschel S, Fourney DR.  Comparison of post-operative lordosis with the PEEK cage and the cervical plate.  Can J Neurol Sci. 2011 Jan;38(1):72-7.
  • Fourney DR.  Waiting lists for lumbar spine referrals in Canada: what is the solution?  Can J Neurol Sci. 2010 Nov;37(6):719-20.
  • Peeling L, Hentschel S, Fox R, Hall H, Fourney DR.  Intraoperative spinal cord and nerve root monitoring: a survey of Canadian spine surgeons. Can J Surg. 2010 Oct;53(5):324-8.
  • Bilsky MH, Laufer I, Fourney DR, Groff M, Schmidt MH, Varga PP, Vrionis FD, Yamada Y, Gerszten PC, Kuklo TR.  Reliability analysis of the epidural spinal cord compression scale.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Sep;13(3):324-8.
  • Wilkinson JS, Mann SA, Robinson CA, Fourney DR.  Giant cystic intradural lumbosacral schwannoma: is stabilization necessary? Can J Neurol Sci. 2010 Jul;37(4):535-8.
  • Fisher CG, Dipaola CP, Ryken TC, Bilsky MH, Shaffrey CI, Berven SH, Harrop JS, Fehlings MG, Boriani S, Chou D, Schmidt MH, Polly DW, Biagini R, Burch S, Dekutoski MB, Ganju A, Gerszten PC, Gokaslan ZL, Groff MW, Liebsch NJ, Mendel E, Okuno SH, Patel S, Rhines LD, Rose PS, Sciubba DM, Sundaresan N, Tomita K, Varga PP, Vialle LR, Vrionis FD, Yamada Y, Fourney DR.  A Novel Classification System for Spinal Instability in Neoplastic Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach and Expert Consensus From the Spine Oncology Study Group.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ali K, Lu Y, Das U, Sharma RK, Wiebe S, Meguro K, Sadanand V, Fourney DR, Vitali A, Kelly M, May T, Gomez J, Pellerin E. Biomolecular diagnosis of human glioblastoma multiforme using Synchrotron mid-infrared spectromicroscopy. Int J Mol Med. 2010 Jul;26(1):11-6.
  • Fourney DR, Dettori JR, Norvell DC, Dekutoski MB.  Does minimal access tubular assisted spine surgery increase or decrease complications in spinal decompression or fusion? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Apr 20;35(9 Suppl):S57-65.
  • Andersson GB, Chapman JR, Dekutoski MB, Dettori J, Fehlings MG, Fourney DR, Norvell D, Weinstein JN.  Do no harm: the balance of "beneficence" and "non-maleficence". Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Apr 20;35(9 Suppl):S2-8.
  • Peeling L, Frangou E, Hentschel S, Gokaslan ZL, Fourney DR.  Refinements to the simultaneous anterior-posterior approach to the thoracolumbar spine.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 May;12(5):456-61.
  • Yamazaki T, McLoughlin GS, Patel S, Rhines LD, Fourney DR.  Feasibility and safety of en bloc resection for primary tumors: a systematic review by the Spine Oncology Study Group.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Oct 15;34 (22 Suppl):S31-8. Review.
  • Mann SA, Wilkinson JS, Fourney DR, Stoneham GW. Comparison of computed tomography 3-dimensional volumetric analysis of ventricular size to visual radiological assessment.  J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 Sep-Oct;33(5):789-94.
  • Frangou EM, Fourmey DR:  Minimally invasive treatment of spinal tumors.  Sem Spine Surg 21:112-120, 2009.
  • Chan P, Boriani S, Fourney DR, Biagini R, Dekutoski MB, Fehlings MG, Ryken TC, Gokaslan ZL, Vrionis FD, Harrop JS, Schmidt MH, Vialle LR, Gerszten PC, Rhines LD, Ondra SL, Pratt SR, Fisher CG. An assessment of the reliability of the Enneking and Weinstein-Boriani-Biagini classifications for staging of primary spinal tumors by the Spine Oncology Study Group. Spine 15;34(4):384-91, 2009.
  • Ali K, Lu Y, Christensen C, May T, Hyett C, Griebel R, Fourney DR, Meguro K, Resch L, Sharma RK:  Fourier transform infrared spectromicroscopy and hierarchical cluster analysis of human meningiomas.  Int J Mol Med 21(3):297-301, 2008.
  • McLoughlin GS, Fourney DRThe learning curve of minimally-invasive lumbar microdiscectomy. Can J Neurol Sci 35(1):75-8, 2008.
  • McLoughlin GS, Fourney DR:  The learning curve of minimally-invasive lumbar microdiscectomy.  Can J Neurol Sci 35(1):75-8, 2008.
  • McLoughlin GS, Sciubba DM, Ali SK, Weinkauf JG, Fourney DR. An unusual case of spinal column metastasis after orthotopic transplantation for cardiac sarcoma. J Neurosurg Spine 9(4):377-81, 2008
  • Rodriquez FJ, Scheithauer BW, Fourney DR, Robinson CA: Ependymoma and intraparenchymal calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neural axis: incidental collision or unique reactive phenomenon? Acta Neuropathol 115(3):363-6, 2008.
  • Sandmeyer LS, Sheikh A, Schültke E, Fourney DR, Grahn BH. Chronic ocular lesions associated with bi-directional microbeam radiation therapy in an experimental rat study for therapy of C6 and F98 gliomas.  Vet Ophthalmol 11(5):290-8, 2008.
  • Schültke E, Juurlink BH, Ataelmannan K, Laissue J, Blattmann H, Bräuer-Krisch E, Bravin A, Minczewska J, Crosbie J, Taherian H, Frangou E, Wysokinsky T, Chapman LD, Griebel R, Fourney DR. Memory and survival after microbeam radiation therapy.  Eur J Radiol 68(3 Suppl):S142-6, 2008.
2007 2006
  • Fourney DR, Gokaslan ZL: Complex lumbosacral resection and reconstruction procedure In R.F. McLain, K-U Lewandrowski, M. Markman, R.M Bukowski, R. Macklis, and E.C. Benzel (editors). Current Clinical Oncology: Cancer in the Spine: Comprehensive Care. Humana Press Inc. Totowa: NJ, 2007, pp. 265-77
  • Wu AS, Fourney DRIncidence of unusual and clinically significant histopathological findings in routine discectomy. J Neurosurg Spine 5:410-413, 2006
  • Fourney DR, Gokaslan ZL: Sacral resection and stabilization, in HH Schmidek and DW Roberts (eds.) Schmidek and Sweet Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods and Results, ed. 5. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2006, Vol 2., pp 2215-2232.
  • Kelly ME, Fourney DR, Guzman R, Sadanand V, Griebel RW, Sanche SE: Propionibacterium acnes infections after cranial neurosurgery. Can J Neurol Sci. 2006 Aug;33(3):292-5.
  • Fourney DR, Gokaslan ZL: Tumors of the lumbar and lumbosacral spine, in Fessler RG & Sekhar L (eds.): Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerves. New York: Thieme, 2006, pp 567-579.
  • Fourney DR, Gokaslan ZL: Sacral tumors: primary and metastatic, in Dickman CA, Fehlings MG, Gokaslan ZL (eds.): Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice. New York: Thieme, 2006, pp 404-419.
  • Fourney DR, Gokaslan ZL: Surgical approaches for the resection of sacral tumors, in Dickman CA, Fehlings MG, Gokaslan ZL (eds.): Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice. New York: Thieme, 2006, pp 632-648.
  • Fourney DR, Gokaslan ZL: Lumbosacral and pelvic reconstruction, in Dickman CA, Fehlings MG, Gokaslan ZL (eds.): Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice. New York: Thieme, 2006, pp 599-606.
  • Fourney DR, Schomer DF, Gokaslan ZL: Percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, in Dickman CA, Fehlings MG, Gokaslan ZL (eds.): Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice. New York: Thieme, 2006, pp 621-631.
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