Steven Presciutti, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory University School Of Medicine

Chief of Spine Surgery

Atlanta Veteran Affairs Hospital

Phone: 404-778-3350

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  • Medical School, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Residency, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, 2014
  • Fellowship , Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2014


Dr. Steven Presciutti has a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and he completed his residency at the University of Connecticut. He next completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery under Dr. Howard An at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His research, which focuses on understanding the role of cell proteins in orthopaedic injuries and illnesses, includes strategies for improving patient outcomes after surgical spine fusions. He also is exploring the use of proteomics to determine which patients with cervical radiculopathy will respond to steroid injections and which ones will need surgery.

Since joining the Emory faculty in 2015, Dr. Presciutti has received a Career Development Award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs—granted to young clinician scientists who demonstrate significant potential for a future research career—as well as grants from Emory University and the Cervical Spine Research Society. He also recently received the Young Investigator Research Grant Award from AOSpine, an international organization of spine surgeons based in Switzerland.

Dr. Presciutti has published numerous studies in peer-reviewed journals, including The Spine Journal, The Journal of Orthopaedic Research, and many other high-impact academic journals. He has also presented his research at multiple national and international conferences as well.


  • Louie P, Presciutti SM, Iantorno S, Bohl D, Shifflett G, An HS. There is No Increased Risk of Adjacent
  • Segment Disease at the Cervico-Thoracic Junction Following an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion to C7. The Spine Journal. 16(10): S358, 2016.
  • Singh H, Karukonda T, Presciutti SM. The Use of Small Molecules to Aid with Spinal Fusion. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 28(4): 255-262, 2016.
  • Massel D, Puvanesarajah V, Mayo B, Hassanzadeh H, Presciutti SM, Phillips F. Surgical Decision Making in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Comparison of Anterior and Posterior Approach. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 17(8): 2016.
  • He J, Nakajima T, Espinoza Orias A, Presciutti SM, An H, Andersson G, Inoue N. Quantification of MRIBased Fat Infiltration in the Lumbar Multifidus is Sensitive to Region-of-Interest Definition. The Spine Journal. Submitted for publication. Presciutti SM, An H. Treatment of degenerated disc disease/disc regeneration: Stem cells, chondrocytes or other cells, and tissue engineering. In Roger Härtl, Lawrence Bonassar (Eds), Biological Approaches to Spinal Disc Repair and Regeneration for Clinicians. New York, NY; Thieme, 2015.
  • Presciutti SM, Louie P, Johnson S, Hellman M, Tabaraee E, Cha T, An H. Sagittal Imbalance in Degenerative Scoliosis Can Be Corrected By Addressing Only the Symptomatic Levels: A Retrospective Radiographic Study. The Spine Journal. Submitted for publication
  • Presciutti SM, Qurino M, Phillips F. Transoral Odontoid Excision. In Ali A. Baaj, Praveen V. Mummaneni, Juan S. Uribe, Alexander R. Vaccaro, and Mark S. Greenberg (Eds), Handbook of Spine Surgery, 2nd Edition. New York, NY; Thieme, 2015. 2
  • Presciutti SM, Tinsley B, Moss I. Complications associated with the management of odontoid fractures. In Vaccaro A, Radcliff C (Eds.), Complications in Spine Trauma. New York, NY; Springer, 2015.
  • Presciutti SM, Karukonda T, Lee M. Management decisions for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis significantly affect patient radiation exposure. The Spine Journal, (13): S1529, 2014
  • Presciutti SM, Paglia D, Karukonda T, Moss I, Drissi H. PDGF Inhibits Apoptosis of Human Intervertebral Disc Cells in 3D Cultures. The Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 32(9): 1181-8, 2014.
  • Presciutti SM, Moss I, Phillips F. Adult Scoliosis. In Phillips F, Lieberman I, Polly D (Eds.), Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Disease Management. New York, NY; Springer, 2012
  • Presciutti SM, Rodner CM. Pronator Syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 36(5): 907-9, 2011.
  • Presciutti SM, Marchetto P, Deluca P, Vaccaro A, et al. Mean subaxial space available for the cord index as a novel method of measuring cervical spine geometry to predict the chronic stinger syndrome in American football players. J Neurosurg Spine. 11(3): 264-71, 2009.
  • Presciutti SM, Marchetto P, Deluca P, Vaccaro A, et al. Assessment of cervical spinal canal geometry by football position in athletes participating in the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine. Orthopedics. 31(11):1095-1101, 2008.
  • Presciutti SM, Vaccaro A, et al. Anomalous Bronchial Anatomy Complicating One-Lung Ventilation for Anterior Correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Case Report. Am J Orthop. 37(10): E171-E172, 2008.
  • Presciutti SM, et al. Microbial Production of Perchlorate from Ion-Exchange Regenerate Solutions using a Packed Bed Bioreactor. Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 1: 233-24, 2004.