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Dr Mark Shasti

Mark Shasti, MDBoard Certified & Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Mark Shasti is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with fellowship training in advanced spine surgery and specialized nonsurgical care. He is proficient in the management of all spinal pathologies, specifically cervical and lumbar degenerative diseases, adult and pediatric scoliosis, infection, trauma, and tumors. Dr. Shasti also performs complex procedures, cervical disc arthroplasty (artificial disc) procedures and minimally invasive lumbar surgeries.

Dr. Shasti earned his medical degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, OH, where he was awarded entrance into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center. He completed his spine fellowship at Leatherman Spine Center of Louisville, KY, in orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgery with specialized training in complex adult and pediatric deformities and minimally invasive spine procedures.

His dedication to relieving pain, restoring function, implementing treatments and providing compassionate care are assets to the spine program.


  • AO Spine
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Medical Education

    Northeast Ohio Medical University 2013

  • Internships

    University of Maryland Medical System

    Training Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

    7/1/2013 - 06/30/2014

  • Residency

    University of Maryland Medical System

    Training Specialty: Orthopaedics

    7/1/2013 - 06/30/2018

  • Fellowships

    Norton Hospital

    Training Specialty: Spine Surgery

    8/1/2018 - 8/30/2019

Board Certification

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation


  • Outcomes of multilevel vertebrectomy for spondylodiscitis.

    Ackshota N, Nash A, Bussey I, Shasti M, Brown L, Vishwanath V, Malik Z, Banagan KE, Koh EY, Ludwig SC, Gelb DE.

    Spine J. 2019 Feb;19(2):285-292. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.06.361. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

    PMID: 30081094

  • Biomechanical evaluation of lumbar lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of adjacent segment disease

    Shasti M, Koenig SJ, Nash AB, Bahrami S, Jauregui JJ, O'Hara NN, Jazini E, Gelb DE, Ludwig SC.

    Spine J. 2019 Mar;19(3):545-551. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.09.002. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

    PMID: 30201269

  • Mortality Rates After Posterior C1-2 Fusion for Displaced Type II Odontoid Fractures in Octogenarians

    Clark S, Nash A, Shasti M, Brown L, Jauregui JJ, Mistretta K, Koh E, Banagan K, Ludwig S, Gelb D.

    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Sep 15;43(18):E1077-E1081. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002637.

    PMID: 29538245

  • The Efficacy of Liposomal Bupivacaine in Lumbar Spine Surgery.

    Brown L, Weir T, Shasti M, Yousaf O, Yousaf I, Tannous O, Koh E, Banagan K, Gelb D, Ludwig S.

    Int J Spine Surg. 2018 Aug 31;12(4):434-440. doi: 10.14444/5052. eCollection 2018 Aug.

    PMID: 30276103

  • Can Liposomal Bupivacaine Be Safely Utilized in Elective Spine Surgery?

    Brown L, Weir T, Koenig S, Shasti M, Yousaf I, Yousaf O, Tannous O, Koh E, Banagan K, Gelb D, Ludwig S.

    Global Spine J. 2019 Apr;9(2):133-137. doi: 10.1177/2192568218755684. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

    PMID: 30984490

  • Decompression Versus Fusion for Grade I Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A Meta-Analysis.

    Koenig S, Jauregui JJ, Shasti M, Jazini E, Koh EY, Banagan KE, Gelb DE, Ludwig SC.

    Global Spine J. 2019 Apr;9(2):155-161. doi: 10.1177/2192568218777476. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

    PMID: 30984494

  • The Utility of In-Hospital Postoperative Radiographs Following Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Thoracolumbar Injuries.

    Pyun J, Camacho JE, Usmani MF, Weir TB, Yousaf O, Sood A, Vishwanath V, Jolissaint J, Shasti M, Koh EY, Banagan KE, Gelb DE, Ludwig SC.

    Clin Spine Surg. 2019 Jul;32(6):E297-E302. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000826.

    PMID: 31045598

  • Delayed Diagnosis of Tandem Spinal Stenosis: A Retrospective Institutional Review.

    Bhandutia A, Brown L, Nash A, Bussey I, Shasti M, Koh E, Banagan K, Ludwig S, Gelb D.

    Int J Spine Surg. 2019 Jun 30;13(3):283-288. doi: 10.14444/6038. eCollection 2019 Jun.

    PMID: 31328093

  • Radiographic Evaluation of Minimally Invasive Instrumentation and Fusion for Treating Unstable Spinal Column Injuries.

    Cavanaugh D, Usmani MF, Weir TB, Camacho J, Yousaf I, Khatri V, Bivona L, Shasti M, Koh EY, Banagan KE,

    Ludwig SC, Gelb DE.

    Global Spine J. 2020 Apr;10(2):169-176. doi: 10.1177/2192568219856872. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

    PMID: 32206516

  • Atlas Fractures: Diagnosis, Current Treatment Recommendations, and Implications for Elderly Patients.

    Smith RM, Bhandutia AK, Jauregui JJ, Shasti M, Ludwig SC.

    Clin Spine Surg. 2018 Aug;31(7):278-284. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000631.

    PMID: 29620588

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