Mostafa El Dafrawy

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Mostafa Hassib El Dafrawy, MBBCh

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

Orthopaedic surgeon Mostafa El Dafrawy, MBBCh, provides comprehensive spine care to patients with a wide range of spine conditions. Dr. El Dafrawy specializes in complex spinal deformities, spine trauma, degenerative disorders of the cervical and thoraco-lumbar spine, and spinal tumors.

With his expertise in revision spine surgery and spinal reconstruction, Dr. El Dafrawy enhances the lives of his patients by restoring mobility and reducing back pain. He is thrilled to be able to offer spine deformity surgeries and revision surgeries for patients who had a failed back surgery or developed flat back syndrome.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. El Dafrawy is also committed to using basic, clinical and transitional research to investigate novel therapies for spine patients to improve their overall quality of life. His research interests include: adult degenerative scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis and flat back deformities as well as spine tumors, particularly the treatment and management of metastatic spine disease. He has authored numerous research publications and book chapters, and his work has been published in highly respected, peer-reviewed journals, such as Spine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Spine Deformity, Journal of Neurosurgery Spine and Orthopedics.

Dr. El Dafrawy cares for patients at the University of Chicago Medicine locations at Hyde Park.

Areas of Expertise

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Spine & Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Egyptian Orthopaedic Association
  • AO North America
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association
  • Egyptian Medical Syndicate

Practicing Since

  • 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • German

Awards & Distinctions

  • Hibbs Award for Best Clinical Paper, Scoliosis Research Society 46th Annual Meeting (SRS) September 2011
  • 2nd best Clinical Paper Presentation at The American College of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting (ACSS) June 2011
  • Graduated with highest honors Summa Cum Laude, ranked 12 out of 1700 students
  • Dean's Recognition for Academic Excellence in June 2004

Medical Education

  • Cairo University

Internship

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine; Cairo University Hospitals

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine; Cairo University Hospitals

Fellowship

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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