Adnan A. Abla, MD

Clinical Professor

Adnan Abla




Adnan Abla, MD, completed his neurosurgical residency training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and at the University of Oklahoma. To obtain cross-training in spinal instrumentation, he completed a year in the orthopedic residency program at the University of Oklahoma. He also completed a clinical fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Abla served as an associate professor of neurosurgery at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Pittsburgh, PA, as well as the director of spine services for Allegheny General Hospital. He is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Abla specializes in the treatment of complex spine disorders including spinal instrumentation and tumors. He has co-authored 12 book chapters, and has published 40 articles. He is an active participant in multiple professional and scientific societies

Specialized Areas of Interest

Microdiscectomy; laminectomy; anterior cervical discectomy; spinal instrumentation and fusion; spinal tumors.

Community Clinic Sites:

1000 Waterdam Plaza Drive
Suite 240
McMurray, PA 15317

UPMC Passavant Spine Center
12680 Perry Highway
2nd Floor
Wexford, PA 15090

UPMC Womancare Center
875 North Hermitage Road
Hermitage, PA 16148

UPMC Monroeville
400 Oxford Drive, Suite 100
Monroeville, PA

UPMC South Hills
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA 15102

UPMC Presbyterian
Suite A-402
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery
American College of Surgeons

Hospital Privileges

Heritage Valley Hospital, Sewickley
Sharon Regional Health System
UPMC Horizon
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Shadyside
Washington Hospital

Professional Organization Membership

Allegheny County Medical Society
American Association for Advance of Science
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Joint Committee on Spine and Peripheral Nerves - AANS/CNS
Oklahoma State Medical Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons

Education & Training

BSc, Biology, American University of Beirut, 1970
MSc, Biochemistry, American University of Beirut, 1972
MD, American University of Beirut, 1978
Residency, Urology, King Faisial Specialist Hospital, 1980
Residency, Neurosurgery, American University of Beirut, 1984
Fellowship, Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, 1988
Residency, Neurosurgery, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1991
Residency, Neurosurgery/Spinal Instrumentation, Oklahoma University, 1993

Selected Publications

Khattar NK, Parry PV, Agarwal N, George HK, Kretz ES, Larkin TM, Gruen GS, Abla AA. Total Hip Arthroplasty Complicated by a Gluteal Hematoma Resulting in Acute Foot Drop. Orthopedics [Epub ahead of print], 2016.

Khattar NK, Zussman BM, Agarwal N, George HK, Abla AA. Use of Omnipaque Intraoperative Dye in the Surgical Treatment of Pan-Spinal Epidural Abscesses: Technical Case Report. Neurosurgery Suppl 3:E479-82, 2015.

Razfar A, Sadr-Hosseini SM, Rosen CA, Snyderman CH, Gooding W, Abla AA, Ferris RL. Prevention and management of dysphonia during anterior cervical spine surgery. Laryngoscope 2012 Oct;122(10):2179-83, 2012.

A complete list of Dr. Abla's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.