S. Samuel Bederman, MD PhD FRCSC
Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Dr. Bederman is a Fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon
specializing in complex deformity reconstruction and degenerative disorders.
He is the Director of Orthopaedic Inpatient Care at UC Irvine Medical Center.
Dr. Bederman helps patients return to productive and fulfilling lives by treating
their spinal deformities brought on by developmental and degenerative causes
and those following traumatic, post-surgical, and cancer-related conditions.
He specializes in adult and pediatric complex spinal reconstruction and minimally
invasive cervical, thoracic, and lumbar techniques.
UC Irvine Spine Center
aims to improve people's lives by giving them the compassionate and individualized
care that enables
patients and families to return to an enjoyable life. Our multidisciplinary
team emphasizes non-surgical care and is committed to treating
the whole patient and their family, not just your condition.
As the only university-based medical center in Orange County,
our program brings together specialists in neurosurgery, orthopaedic
surgery, neurology, physiatry, anesthesiology, pain medicine,
physical medicine and other specialties to design the most
effective treatment for each patient.
The UCI Spine Center provides care for Orange County and the
surrounding communities including Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona
del Mar, Laguna Nigel, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana,
Fullerton, Westminster, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Long Beach,
Anaheim, Brea, Mission Viejo, Temecula, Fallbrook, Hemet, Los
Angeles, and Riverside. Patients from outside these communities
are welcome at the UCI Spine Center as well.
Dr. Bederman has extensive research training in biostatistics, epidemiology
and health services research. His research has focused on how patient and
physician attitudes towards spinal surgery have influenced the use of surgery
across geographic regions. He continues to look at the impact of other factors
of health care delivery on the availability of surgical resources.
Dr. Bederman has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and
book chapters. Additionally, he has presented his research findings
to national and international audiences and received several
awards. He is a journal reviewer for numerous medical journals
and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian
Dr. Bederman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics
from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s degree in Biostatistics
from the University of Toronto. He received his medical degree from the University
of Toronto where he also completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He
became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Orthopaedic Surgery
and subsequently went on to become an AO Spinal Fellow at the prestigious Royal
Adelaide Hospital in Australia.
After completing his fellowship, he was awarded the Clinical
Research Training Fellowship from the Orthopaedic Research and
Education Foundation (OREF) and American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons (AAOS) during which he completed a Doctor of Philosophy
in health services research and clinical epidemiology at the
University of Toronto.
Dr. Bederman then returned for his clinical fellowship in spinal
surgery at the University of California at San Francisco specializing
in deformity reconstruction, complex cervical, and minimally
invasive spinal surgery. Prior to joining UCI, Dr. Bederman was
Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at Santa Clara Valley Medical
University of Toronto
University of Toronto
AO Spine Fellowship, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Australia
Spinal Deformity Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
Deborah Scarlett Award for outstanding paper, Canadian Spine Society, 2009
Peterborough K.M. Hunter Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2008-9
Clinical Research Training Fellowship, OREF/AAOS, 2006-8
AstraZeneca Resident Research Award for best paper, University of Toronto,
Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association, 2005-10
A.W. Harrison Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Toronto, 2004