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Charles Sansur is a Partner in MDC and co-founder of MDC portfolio company, Advanced Surgical Design, Inc. Together with MDC Partner Steven Ludwig, he is the inventor of the Dura Patch Kit.

In addition to his responsibilities at MDC and ASD, Dr. Sansur is the director of Spine Surgery for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland. In this role, Dr. Sansur sees a large volume of patients with spinal deformity, degenerative disease, spinal oncology and spine trauma. He frequently performs surgeries that cannot be performed in the community hospital setting. Nationally recognized as an expert in spine surgery, he is regularly am asked to speak at well spine society meetings, including the American Association of Neurological Surgery, The Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the ONESpine meetings at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Sansur received his training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Duke University, the University of Virginia, and Auckland City Hospital.

A video of Dr. Sansur talking with a patient is here.

Dr. Sansur's Profile at the UMMC.

Highlighted Publications

Sansur CA, Fu KM, Oskouian RJ, Jagannathan J, Kuntz C, Shaffrey CI. Surgical Management of Global Sagittal Deformity in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Neurosurg Focus 2008;24(1):E8 Review

Sansur CA, Reames Di, Smith JS, Hamilton DK, Berven Sh, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen HH, Knapp DR, Hart RA, Zeller RD, Donaldson WF, Polly DW, Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey Ci. Morbidity and Mortality in the surgical treatment of 10,242 adults with spondylolistheis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Mpv 23;13(5):589-593.

William BJ, Sansur CA, Smith JS, Berven SH, Broadstone PA, Choma TJ, Goytan MJ, Noordeen HH, Knapp Dr Jr., Hart RA, Zeller RD, Donaldson WF 3rd, Polly DW Jr, Perra Jh, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Incidence of unintended durotomy in spine surgery based on 108,478 cases. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jan;68(1):117-23;discussion 123-4.

Sansur CA, Smith JS, Coe JD, Glassman SD, Berven SH, Polly DW Jr., Perra JH, Boachie-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality of adult scoliosis surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 April 20;36(9);E953-7.

Smith JS, Sansur CA, Donaldson WF 3rd, Perra JH, Mudiyam R, Choma TJ, Zeller RD, Knapp DR Jr., Nordeen HH, Berven Sh, Goytan MJ, Boachi-Adjei O, Shaffrey CI. Short-term morbidty and mortality associated with correction of thoracolumbar fixed sagittal plane deformity: a report from the scoliosis research morbidity and mortality committee. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 20;36(12):958-64.