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Motasem A. Al Maaieh, M.D.

General Information

Motasem A. Al Maaieh, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-689-4979


  • Spinal Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery


English, Arabic


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedis
  • Oncology: Adult and pediatric bone tumors (benign and malignant including osteosarcoma), soft tissue tumors including soft tissue sarcomas.
  • Spine: Minimally invasive spine surgery, adult degenerative spine disorders (cervical, thoracic and lumbar), adult spine deformity. Cervical total disc replacement. Spine tumors. Spine trauma.


  • Does the Load-Sharing Classification Predict Ligamentous Injury, Neurological Injury and the Need for Surgery in Patients with Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures? Kristen Radcliff, M.D., Christopher K.Kepler, Todd A. Rubin, Motasem Maaieh, Alan S. Hilibrand, James Harrop, Jeffrey A. Rihn, Todd J. Albert, M.D. and Alexander R. Vaccaro, Published
  • What is the Rate of Lumbar Adjacent Segment Disease after Percutaneous versus Open Fusion? Radcliff KE, Kepler CK, Maaieh M, Anderson Rihn J, Albert T, Vaccaro A, Hilibrand A.Orthop Surg. 2014, May;6(2):118-20. doi: 10.1111/os. 12103.
  • Multivariate Analysis on Risk Factors for Post-Operative Lleus Following Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Al Maaieh MA, Du JY, Aichmair A, Huang RC, Hughes AP, Cammisa FP, Girardi FP, Sama AA., Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jan 29.
  • Cellular Bone Matrices: Viable Stem Cell-Containing Bone Graft Substitutes. Skovrlj B. Guzman J, Al Maaiehm. Cho SK, Latridis JC, Qureshi SA., Spine J. 2014 Jun 11. pii: S1529-9430(14)00567-1. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2014.05.024
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis in Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery., Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Silvestre J, Al Maaieh M, Qureshi SA, Spine (Phila PA 1976). 2014 Jun 26.


2015 Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship
University of Miami/Jackson Medical Hospital
2014 Spine Fellowship
Icahn School of Medicine/Mount Sinai Hospital
2013 AO Spine Fellowship
Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical College
2012 Residency
Royal Medical Services/King Hussein Medical Center
2011 Fellowship
University of Bern
2005 M.D.
Jordan University of Science and Technology


Dr. Al Maaieh joins the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Miami as a full time faculty. He specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders, as well as Orthopaedic oncology. Dr. Al Maaieh obtained his medical degree in Jordan in 2005. After that he finished his internship and residency in Orthopaedic surgery in 2012. In 2010, Dr. Al Maaieh spent 6 months as a visiting resident on the spine service at the Rothman Institute/ Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Furthermore, and during his residency, he was granted the AO Spine fellowship, where he did it at the University of Bern in Switzerland. In July 2012, Dr. Al Maaieh moved to the United States and did 2 fellowships in Spine Surgery. The first one at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY, ranked #1 in the US in Orthopaedics, mainly focused on adult degenerative and deformity spine disorders. His second fellowship at Mount Sinai hospital in NY, focused mainly on minimally invasive spine surgery. After that he finished a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where he treated patients with bone and soft tissue tumors including spinal tumors.

Professional Memberships

  •  North American Spine Society (NASS)
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
  •  The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)
  •  AO Trauma
  •  AO Spine
  •  Jordan Medical Association, Jordan, June 2006.

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