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William P. Mosenthal, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

About William P. Mosenthal, MD

Dr. William Mosenthal is an orthopaedic surgery resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Prior to residency, he earned his Medical Degree at Dartmouth Medical School. Following completion of his residency in 2020, he will pursue his spine fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center.

Dr. Mosenthal has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts, and has presented his work at national meetings. He is a resident member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and North American Spine Society (NASS).

His interests include developing standardized, synoptic documentation as a means to develop stronger evidence-based practices. Improving the quality of data available to surgeons makes it easier for them to recommend the optimal intervention for their patients. In addition, he is passionate about improving the quality of spine related information available to patients, and creating a collaborative network of resources, surgical and non-surgical, available for patients in a centralized locale.


Peer-Reviewed Publications
Mosenthal WP, Dickherber JL, Saitta BH, Lee MJ. Post Laminectomy Instability. Seminars in Spine Surgery. In Press, Accepted.

Boyajian HH, Idowu OA, Mosenthal WP, Ramos E, Shi LL, Lee MJ. Bleeding Complications vs. Venous Thromboembolism after Cervical Spine Surgery: an Analysis of 207,794 Patients. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Mosenthal WP, Landy DC, Boyajian HH, Idowu OA, Shi LL, Ramos E, Lee MJ. Thromboprophylaxis in Spinal Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Apr 15;43(8):E474-E481. PMID: 28820759.

Mosenthal WP, Boyajian HH, Ham SA, Conti Mica MA. Treatment Trends, Complications, and Effects of Comorbidities on Distal Radius Fractures. Hand (N Y). 2018 Jan. PMID: 29388485.

Mosenthal WP, Kim M, Holzshu R, Hanypsiak B, Athiviraham A. Common Ice Hockey Injuries and Treatment: A Current Concepts Review. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2017 Sep/Oct;16(5):357-362. PMID: 28902760.

Estevez AY, Pritchard S, Harper K, Aston JW, Lynch A, Lucky JJ, Ludington JS, Chatani P, Mosenthal WP, Leiter JC, Andreescu S, Erlichman JS. Neuroprotective mechanisms of cerium oxide nanoparticles in a mouse hippocampal brain slice model of ischemia. Free Radic Biol Med. 2011 Sep 15;51(6):1155-63.PMID: 21704154.

Book Chapters
Divi S, Mosenthal WP, Lee MJ. Cervical Myelopathy, In: Video Atlas of Spine Surgery. An HS, Louie P, Basques BA, Lopez G, eds. Thieme Medical Publishers, Submitted 2018.

Mosenthal WP, Divi S, Dickherber J, Lee MJ. Choice of Minimally Invasive Approaches: A Review of Unique Risks and Complications, In: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Disease Management. Phillips FM, Lieberman IH, Polly Jr. DH, Wang MY, eds. Springer, Submitted 2017.

Oral Presentations
Thromboprophylaxis in Spinal Surgery. Korean American Spine Society Annual Meeting: Napa, CA, July 2018.

Thromboprophylaxis in Spinal Surgery. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA, March 2018.

Metal-on-Metal Hips: An Overview. Dartmouth Community Medical School Lecture Series: Manchester, NH, October 2013.

Scientific Exhibits
Qin CD, Mosenthal WP, Koh JL, Athwal GS, Shi LL. Ultrasound Use in Orthopaedics for Diagnosis and Therapeutics: Trend and Cost. Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2019.

Mosenthal WP, Borque K, Stewart C, Boyadjian HH, Ek E, Shi LL. Massive rotator cuff tears in young patients: What is the state of the art? Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 2015.

Poster Presentations
Boyajian HH, Idowu OA, Mosenthal WP, Ramos E, Shi LL, Lee MJ. Bleeding vs. Clotting Complications after Spine Surgery: an analysis of 379,871 patients. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2018.

Mosenthal WP, Boyajian HH, Conti Mica, M. Treatment Trends and Complications of Distal Radius Fractures: Does Age Matter? Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, San Francisco, CA, September 2017.

Carlson E, Mosenthal WP, McHugh D, Bartelstein M, Currier J, Collier J. Can Volumetric Wear of Metal-on-Metal Hips be Predicted from Patient Characteristics? Geisel School of Medicine Research Poster Presentation Night, Hanover, NH, October 2012; Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 2013; Dartmouth Community Medical School Lecture Series, Hanover, NH, April 2013.

Mosenthal WP, Carlson E, Mayor M, Currier J, Van Citters D. Gender is an Important Factor in the Sensitivity to Metal Debris. Dartmouth Community Medical School Lecture Series, Manchester, NH, October 2013.

Mosenthal, WP, Lynch A, Andreescu E, Erlichman J, and Estevez A. Neuroprotective Properties of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles. St. Lawrence University Festival of Science, Canton, NY, April 2010; 37th Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Potsdam, NY, June 2010; Experimental Biology Conference, Washington, DC, April 2011.

Articles Written by William P. Mosenthal, MD

Spinal Injections and Nerve Blocks Treat Neck and Back Pain

Spinal injections and nerve blocks may reduce back or neck pain, such as cervical or lumbar radiculopathy, and may confirm the cause of a spinal disorder.

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections: Injections for Neck Pain

Cervical epidural steroid injections can help with neck pain and radiating pain. Find out how they work and if you're a candidate.

Spine Injections: What You Need to Know

Spine injection questions? We've got answers about how it works, how to prepare, how it feels and much more. Learn more from our expert, Dr. William Mosenthal.

Sciatica Cause Not Always Spine-Related

Sciatica nerve pain and related sciatic symptoms are not always caused by low back disorders in the lumbar spine.

Causes of Lower Back Pain When Sitting, Standing, and Walking

Lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis are common lower back pain conditions that can make sitting, standing, and walking painful and difficult.

Axial Neck Pain Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Axial neck pain is different from cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy. Axial cervical pain is also called uncomplicated neck pain, whiplash, neck strain, or cervical strain, and refers to pain along the back of the neck.

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