Vedat Deviren, MD

Vedat Deviren, MD

Parnassus Heights - Spine



Clinical Fellowship University of California, San Francisco

About Vedat Deviren, MD

Dr. Vedat Deviren, MD is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UCSF Medical Center who is committed to providing passionate and comprehensive patient care. As a member of the UCSF Spine Center, Dr. Deviren specializes in the treatment of a wide-range of complex primary and revision spinal disorders for both children and adults, which include cervicothoracic kyphosis, adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, failed back syndrome, and tumors. With the ultimate goal to improve safety and outcomes after spinal surgery, Dr. Deviren actively engages in the development of new technologies, clinical and biomechanical research endeavors, and numerous educational pursuits within the local UCSF community and abroad.

Specifically, he has designed new technologies and surgical techniques (i.e. transpedicular approach) for previously unresectable cervical and cervicothoracic tumors as well as minimally invasive surgical approaches for adult scoliosis. For these innovations, he is a considered a thought-leader and a renowned speaker at national and international conferences. His research pursuits have been funded by multiple grants and facilitation of the development of the infrastructure for a clinical outcomes database, which have resulted in numerous clinically-impactful publications. He continues to improve the productivity of our spine research and outcome studies, which will ultimately translate to better and more cost-effective patient care.

Dr. Deviren's research efforts are complemented by his deep commitment to broaden knowledge of those with whom he works locally and abroad. As a clinical educator, he teaches medical students, resident physicians, fellows, and international scholars how to comprehensively and accurately evaluate and investigate evidence-based clinical care, outcomes of spinal disorders, and biomechanical characteristics of spinal instrumentation. As a Co-Chair of the annual Practical Course in Advance Spine Techniques, he has cherished the ability to facilitate the spread of knowledge to a global audience. Furthermore, his membership in the UCSF peri-operative patient safety and OR/Block Committee has also allowed for important improvements in outcomes after complex spinal surgery and have provided an excellent opportunity for one-on-one collaboration and exchange of knowledge, which promote UCSF’s mission of advancing health care worldwide