Jahangir “John” Asghar, MD

Jahangir “John” Asghar, MD



Dr. Asghar is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in the research, education and clinical studies of pediatric, adolescent, and adult scoliosis. Dr. Asghar is considered a thought leader, continually embracing the latest technological breakthroughs to improve the lives of patients with complex spinal deformities. Dr. Asghar’s forward-thinking approach is responsible for his development of many groundbreaking minimally-invasive, “ultrasonic” techniques in the surgical treatment of problematic conditions associated with previously-treated scoliosis (revisions) and spinal deformity. A central focus of Dr. Asghar’s research is preserving normal development and function of the spine, from infancy through the later years of his patient’s lives.

Dr. Asghar’s unique perspective is instrumental in the development of a comprehensive whole-body approach, and patient-specific peri-operative risk mitigation program, designed for optimal long-term outcomes. Under his leadership, the spinal deformity team researches cutting-edge technology, exhaustive risk assessment, and extensive experience to ensure the safest, most well-planned spine treatments possible.

At Cantor Spine Institute, Dr. Asghar oversees Clinical Research for Adult and Pediatric Scoliosis. Dr. Asghar embodies the future of spinal care by continuously pursuing innovations and developments that employ cutting-edge technology and minimally-invasive, motion-sparing techniques. Dr. Asghar’s commitment to scoliosis patient education will serve the community well, as there is a definite need for this education throughout the greater South Florida region.

Dr. Asghar brings over 18 years of surgical research and experience to the institute, and he’s completed thousands of scoliosis and spinal deformity surgeries. Dr. Asghar is passionate about affecting positive change in the field and giving back both at home and abroad. His charitable work in deformity stretches the globe, including service-based trips to Asia, South America, and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Cantor Spine Institute, Dr. Asghar spent eight years at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly, Miami Children’s Hospital). Dr. Asghar completed a fellowship in Pediatric Spine Surgery at Shriner’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia). Dr. Asghar publishes extensively and presents around the world on the subject of scoliosis and treatment of complex pediatric spinal deformities, with over 40 peer-reviewed articles in circulation to date. Dr. Asghar is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the International Society for Advancement Spine Surgery (ISASS). He is a designated Founding Member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Dr. Asghar resides in South Florida with his wife and two young children.

Organization Membership

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Candidate (AAOS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
AOSpine Foundation
Fox Pediatric Severe Spinal Deformity Study (Fox PSDS)
International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (ISASS)
North American Spine Society (NASS) – Associate Member
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS)
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Setting Scoliosis Straight (Harms Study Group)
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons (SMISS)

Concentration of Research

Dr. Asghar’s concentration, specifically, lies in the research of Scoliosis and Complex Deformities of the Spine for Children and Adults. Dr. Asghar’s interest and expertise include resolving Problematic Conditions Associated with Previously-Treated Scoliosis (Revisions) and Spinal Deformity, as well as solutions for Patients of All Ages with Failed Spinal Surgeries.

Adult Scoliosis
Pediatric + Adolescent Scoliosis
Revision Surgery
Adolescent Iopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Spinal Deformity
Chin on Chest Deformity
Upper Cervical Deformity Instability
Flatback Syndrome
Growing Spine
Severe Fixed Spinal Imbalance
Severe Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumor
Thoracic Kyphoscoliosis

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible


St. George’s University School of Medicine
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery
Shriner’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia),
 Fellowship: Complex Spine and Spine Deformity Surgery

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