Jeffrey S. Tharp, DO - Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon


Oct. 2001

Kyphoplasty Instructional Course
Memphis, Tennessee

Oct. 1997

BAK Laparoscopic Fusion Cage Instructional Course
Ethibond Laboratories           
New Jersey

June 1997

Sofamor Danek MicroEndoscopic Diskectomy Course
Memphis, Tennessee

Dec. 1996

BAK Fusion Cage Instructional Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Spinal Fellowship
Florida Spine Institute           
Clearwater, Florida

Aug. 1996

KTP/532 Laser Disc Decompression Workshop
Clearwater, Florida


Orthopaedic Residency
Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


Warren General Hospital
Warren, Ohio


Medical School
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, Ohio


Undergraduate, B.S. Zoology
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio


“Reduction in Infections in Instrumented Lumbar Spine Fusions”
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1997
San Francisco, California


Spine Across the Sea combined NASS and JSRS 1997
Honolulu, Hawaii


“Coral versus Allograft in Posterior Lateral Lumbar Fusions”
New Concepts and Options in Bone Grafting 1996
Bolton, Massachusetts
Submitted North American Spine Society 1996


“Microscopic vs. Open Discectomies: A comparison of Outcomes”
International Intradiscal Therapy Society 1996
Amsterdam, Holland


American Orthopaedic Association Residents Conference 1995
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics 1994
Washington D.C


Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital Residence Conference 1995


“Post Laminectomy Pseudomeningocele”   
Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital


“Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitic in Children”
University Hospitals of Cleveland Pathology Conference 1992
Cleveland, Ohio


Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital Residency
Paper of the Year 1993



“Post Laminectomy Pseudomeningocele”
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Academy Of Orthopaedics, September 1994

“Microscopic vs. Open Discectomies: A Comparison of Outcomes” (Submitted)

“Reduction of Infections in Instrumented Lumbar Spine Fusions”      
Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 21 #1 1997
Journal of Spinal Disorders (Submitted)


Member North American Spine Society
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
American Osteopathic Association
AOAO section on Spinal Surgery
Ohio Osteopathic Association
Summit County Medical Society

Hospital Privileges:


Summa Western Reserve Hospital 
Robinson Memorial Hospital
Summa Health Systems