Michael J. Vives, MD

Spine

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Tel: 973-972-0679

Michael J. Vives, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at Rutgers North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) and an associate professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). Along with his positions with the school and the practice, Dr. Vives is also an attending surgeon at University Hospital in Newark, NJ, Overlook Medical Center and Christ Hospital. He sees patients in our Newark, Summit, and Bayonne offices. He has experience in the operative and nonoperative treatment of a wide range of spinal injuries and disorders, including:

  • Disc degeneration
  • Disc herniations
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures/spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors

He also has extensive experience with emerging techniques such as disc replacement, minimally invasive surgery and computer-guided spine surgery.

In addition to numerous publications and prestigious committee seats, Dr. Vives holds honors and awards including:

  • Achievement Award for contributing to the field of orthopedic surgery by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Best Basic Science Research by North American Spine Society
  • Best Doctors in America (Orthopaedic Surgeons) by Best Doctors®, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in New Jersey (Orthopaedics) by New Jersey Savvy Living
  • Elected Chairman for the Scientific Program for American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Top Doctor by NJ Savvy Living

Dr. Vives is an active member of many societies, including:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • The Spine Study Group (SSG)
  • The Association for Collaborative Spine Research (ACSR)

His expertise has earned him positions on the editorial boards of scientific journals including The Spine Journal, The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine and SpineLine. He has authored 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has presented close to 100 scientific and clinical lectures at meetings at the national and international levels.

In his free time, Dr. Vives enjoys running and surfing. He has also coached baseball and basketball at the youth level.

Contact Doctor: 973-972-0679

Dr. Vives completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California, San Diego. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, during which time he trained at some of the world’s most prominent spine programs. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society while earning his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from the College of William & Mary, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Refereed Original Journal Articles

  1. Vives MJ, Dormans JP and Conard K: Periosteal Chondroma:  Orthopaedic Implications.  Contemp Orthop. 30(3):217-222, 1995.
  2. Dormans JP and Vives MJ: Wound Coverage after Modified Hip Disarticulation Using A Total Adductor Myocutaneous Flap.  Clin Orthop.  335:218-23, 1997.
  3. Vives MJ, Miller LS, Rubenstein DL, Taliwal RV, Becker CE: Results of Rotator Cuff Repair in Golfers. Arthroscopy 2001, Feb;17(2):165-172.
  4. Vives MJ, Hozack WJ, Sharkey PF, Moriarty L, Sokoloff B, Rothman RH: Fixed Mini-dose versus Adjusted Low-dose Warfarin after Total Joint Arthroplasty; A Prospective, Randomized Study.  J Arthroplasty. 2001, Dec;16(8): 1030-1037.
  5. Vives MJ, Abidi NA, Ishikawa SN, Taliwal RV and Sharkey PF: Soft Tissue Injuries with the Use of “Safe” Corridors for Transfixion Wire Placement During External Fixation of Distal Tibia Fractures.  J Orthop Trauma. 2001 Nov-Dec; 15(8): 555-559.
  6. Vives MJ, Garfin SR: Management of Osteoporotic Compression Fractures of the Thoracolumbar Spine. Women’s Health; Orthopaedic Edition. Jan-Feb 2002;5(1): 11-17.
  7. Chen B, Reiter MF, Stitik TP, Vives MJ, Melanga GA, Foye PM: Mechanism of groin pain in discogenic low back pain. Nine case reports and literature review. Pain Physician 2002 Oct;5:4.
  8. Kang M, Vives MJ, Vaccaro AR: Principles of Application and Maintenance of the Halo Vest. J Spinal Cord Med. 2003;3: 186-192.
  9. Vives MJ, Homesley D, Ciccotti MG, Schweitzer ME: Evaluation of Recurrent Meniscal Tears with Gadolinium Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Randomized Prospective Study.  Am J Sports Med 2003; 31(6): 868-873.
  10. Kishan S, Vives MJ, Reiter MF: Current Concepts on the Timing of Surgical Intervention after Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord Med 2005;28(1): 11-19
  11. Basra SK, Vives MJ, Reilly MC, Reiter MF, Cushins LG. Methemoglobinemia after fiberoptic intubation in a patient with an unstable cervical fracture. J Spinal Disorders Tech 2006; 19(4):302-4.
  12. Reiter MF, Vives MJ. Surgical Issues in the Injured Worker with Lower Back Pain. J Occup Environ Med 2006;5(3):703-17.
  13. Chaudhary S, Vives MJ, Basra SK, Reiter MF. Postoperative Spinal Wound Infections. J Spinal Cord Med 2007;30(5):441-51.
  14. Harris C, Vives MJ, Reiter MF. Use of Stand-Up Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Evaluation of a Cervicothoracic Injury in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spine J 2008;8: 678-682.
  15. Vives MJ, Kishan S, Asghar J, Peng B, Milo S, Reiter MF, Livingston D. Spinal Injuries in Pedestrians Struck by Motor Vehicles. J Spinal Disord Tech 2008 June;21(4):281-287.
  16. Vives MJ, Bono CM, Garfin SR. Management of Adjacent Segment Degeneration and  Spinal Stenosis.  Seminars in Spine Surg 2008: 20 (4):284-292.
  17. Bono CM, Bawa M, White K, Mahar A, Vives MJ, Kauffman CP, Garfin SR. Residual Motion on Flexion-Extension Radiographs after Simulated Lumbar Arthrodesis in Human Cadavers. J Spinal Disord Tech 2008 Jul;21(5): 364-371.
  18. Tuy BE, John TK, Uglialaro AD, Beebe KS, Vives MJ, Patterson FP. Tumoral Calcinosis Presenting as Neck Pain and Mass Lesion of the Cervical Spine. Amer J Orthop 2008;37(11):E191-195.
  19. Vives MJ, Young L, Sabharwal S. Readability of Spine-Related Patient Education   Materials from Subspecialty Organization and Spine Practitioner Web Sites.  Spine 2009;34(25):2826-31.
  20. Truumees E, Frey ME, Moshifar A, Mroz TE, Vives MJ, Zaman FM. Vertebral body augmentation: Time for reassessment? Spineline 2010;11(3):13-22.
  21. Vives MJ. High level Athletes can return to play after cervical disc herniation. Perspective. Orthopedics Today (online). March 16, 2010. orthosupersite.com.
  22. Sabharwal S Apazidis A, Hullinger H, Vives MJ. Comparison of intra-operative supine and postoperative standing radiographs in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. J Ped Orthop 2011 Nov;20(6):389-96.
  23. Vives MJ, Khamsi B, Ghandi C. Blunt vertebral artery injuries in cervical trauma. Spineline 2011;23(3): 15-25.
  24. Chaudhary SB, Hullinger H, Vives MJ. Management of acute fractures in ankylosing spondylitis. ISRN Rheum 2011, online ID: 150484 (9 pgs). 
  25. Yalamanchili P, Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: factors in choosing the surgical approach. Adv in Orthopedics 2012, online ID: 493605 (5 pages).
  26. Koerner J, Yalamanchili P, Munoz W, Chaudhary SB, Uko L,Lin SS, and Vives MJ. The effects of local insulin application to lumbar spinal fusions in a rat model. Spine J 2013; 13(1): 22-31. Recipient of best basic science paper, awarded at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, Oct 2012.
  27. Caravaggi P, Chaudhary SB, Khamsi B, Vives MJ. A novel design for application of pure moments in vitro: application to the kinematics of the cervical spine. J Biomechanics 2013; 46: 1221-24.
  28. Koerner JD, Patel A, Zhao C, Schoenberg C, Mishra A, Vives MJ, Sabharwal S. Blood loss during posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine  2014;39(18):1479-87.
  29. Chaudhary SB, Shah N, Martinez M, Vives MJ. C1-2 dislocation with Hangman’s fracture: a case report. Spine J 2015; 15(4): e15-18.
  30. Vives MJ. The paraspinal muscles and their role in the maintenance of global spinal alignment: another wrinkle in an already complex problem.  Spine J 2016;16(4):459-61.
  31. Koerner JD, Vives MJ, O’Connor JP, Chaudhary SB, Uko L, Fritton JC, Chirichella P, Breitbart EA, Subramanian S, Benevenia J, Lin SS. Zinc has insulin mimetic properties which enhance spinal fusion in a rat model. Spine J 2016;16(6): 777-83.
  32. Caravaggi P, Chen L, Uko L, Zorrilla A, Hauser S, and Vives MJ. Kinematics of the cervical spine following unilateral facet fracture: an in-vitro cadaver study. Spine. Jan 31, 2017. Epub ahead of print.
  33. Abraham S, Vives MJ, Cottrell J, Mitchell AM, Nasser S, Lin HN, Iqbal E, Jingar N, Kim BD, Shah N, Munoz W, Uko L, Chaudhary SB, Lin SS, Benevenia J, and  O’Connor JP.  Local Insulin Application has a Dose-Dependent Effect on Lumbar Fusion in a Rabbit Model.  Spine J. Submitted.
  34. Choi DE, Vives MJ, Shah H, Zhao C, Patel A, Schoenberg C, and Sabharwal S. Do postoperative drain volumes correlate with intraoperative blood loss and postoperative transfusion requirements in posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? J Spinal Deformity. Submitted.
  35. Sabharwal S, Fox AD, Vives MJ. The Use of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Spine Trauma: A Nationwide Study using the National Trauma Data Bank Research Data Set. J Spinal Cord Med.

Books, monographs and chapters

  1. Vives MJ, Garfin SR. Rheumatoid Spondylitis.  In Plantz S (ed) e-Medicine, the Electronic Textbook of Medicine.  Omaha, 2001 (emedicine.com)
  2. Morreale JM, Vives MJ, Pfaff W. Chapter 37: Sublaminar Wire Placement in the Thoracolumbar Spine. In: Spine Surgery; Tricks of the Trade. AR Vaccaro, TJ Albert (eds.), p. 86-88, Thieme, New York, 2003.
  3. Vives MJ, Garfin SR, Abitbol JJ, Vaccaro AR: Chapter 5: Timing of Surgery in Spinal Cord Injury.  In: Fractures of the Cervical Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine. AR Vaccaro (ed.), p. 57-68. Marcel Dekker, New York, 2003.
  4. Vives MJ, Abitbol JJ. Chapter 15: Compressive Flexion Injuries. In: Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine. AR Vaccaro (ed.), p. 207-218. Marcel Dekker, New York, 2003.
  5. Vives MJ, Swan KG Jr. Chapter 32: Spinal Orthoses. In: Essentials of Orthopaedic Surgery-Spine. CM Bono and SR Garfin (eds). p. 285-296. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2004.
  6. Arakal RG, Vives MJ. Chapter 4: Cervical Trauma. In: Essentials of Orthopaedic Surgery-Spine. CM Bono and SR Garfin (eds). p. 35-45. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2004.
  7. Kishan S, Vives MJ. Chapter 11: Postoperative wound infection and postprocedure discitis. In: Complications of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery. AR Vaccaro, JJ Regan, AH Crawford, DG Anderson, (eds) p. 141-159. Marcel Dekker, New York, 2004.
  8. Vives MJ, Garfin SR. Chapter 48: Flexion Injuries. In: The Cervical Spine, fourth edition. CR Clark, (ed). p. 660-670. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2004.
  9. Vives MJ, Garfin SR. Chapter 49: Extension Injuries. In: The Cervical Spine, fourth edition. CR Clark, ed. 671-682. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2004.
  10. Kalluri P, Vives MJ. Chapter 63: The Profile Plate. In: Kim DH, Vaccaro AR, and Fessler RG (eds). p. 432-437.   Surgical Techniques in Spinal Instrumentation.  New York, Thieme, 2005.
  11. Vives MJ, Garfin SR. Chapter 74: Spinal Orthoses for Traumatic and Degenerative Disease.  In: Rothman-Simeone: The Spine, fifth edition. G Bell, F Eismont, S Garfin, H Herkowitz (eds).   1203-1219. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2006.
  12. Vives MJ, Raiszadeh K. Chapter 53: The Surgical Management of Bacterial, Fungal and Tuberculosis Osteomyelitis of the Spine.  In: Kim DH, Henn J, Dickman C, and Vaccaro AR (ed).  Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. p. 489-501 Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2006.
  13. Basra S, Vives MJ. Automated Percutaneous Discectomy. In: Vaccaro AR, Bono CM (ed). Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. P. 117-125. New York, Taylor & Francis, 2007.
  14. Vives MJ, Harris C. Closed Cervical Skeletal Tong Placement and Reduction Techniques. In: Vaccaro AR (ed.) Spine Surgery. P. 3-11. Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2008.
  15. Vives MJ. Failed Back Surgery. In Schnuerer T (ed) Interactive Educational Program for Spine Fellows (spinefellows.com), Magnifi, San Diego, 2008.
  16. Vives MJ, Apazidis A, Sabharwal S. Chapter 37: Sublaminar Wire Placement in the Thoracolumbar Spine. In: Vaccaro AR and Albert TJ (eds.) Spine Surgery; Tricks of the Trade, 2nd Edition, New York, Thieme, 2008.
  17. Vives MJ and Garfin SR. Chap. 99. Revision lumbar surgery. In: Rothman-SImeone: The Spine, sixth edition.  G Bell, F Eismont, S Garfin, H Herkowitz (eds).  1806-24. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  18. Vives MJ, Yalamanchili P. 83. Spinal Orthoses for the Treatment of Traumatic and Degenerative Disease.  In: Rothman-Simeone: The Spine, sixth edition. G Bell, F Eismont, S Garfin, H Herkowitz (eds). P. 1445-64. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  19. Vives MJ, Kupershtein I. 32. Spinal Infections. In: Kirshblum S, Campagnolo D (eds) Spinal Cord Medicine, 2nd edition. P. 588-99. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011.
  20. Vives MJ. Spinal Orthoses. In Schnuerer T (ed) Interactive Educational Program for Spine Fellows (spinefellows.com), Magnifi, San Diego, 2010.
  21. Vives MJ, Yalamanchilli P. Chap 18. Early Management of Spinal Injuries. In: Rao R, Smuck M (eds) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine 4.  199-208. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, 2012.
  22. Vives MJ. 18. Principles in the Use of Spinal Orthoses. In: Zigler JE, Eismont FJ, Garfin SR, Vaccaro AR (eds.) Spine Trauma 2, P. 271-87. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2011.
  23. Zarah J, Chaudhary SB, Vives MJ. C-spine evaluation and clearance. Orthopaedia: Online Collaborative Knowledge Base. 2011. (www.orthopaedia.com)
  24. Vives MJ, Harris C. Chapter 1. Closed Cervical Reduction Techniques. In: Baron EM, Vaccaro AR (eds.) Spine Surgery; Operative Techniques, 2nd Edition. P. 2-6. Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2012.
  25. Hullinger H, Chaudhary SB, Vives MJ. Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures. Orthopaedia: Online Collaborative Knowledgebase, 2012. (www.orthopaedia.com)
  26. Vives MJ, Koerner JD. 103. The Anterior Thoracoabdominal approach.  In: Eck JC, Vaccaro AR (eds.) Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations.  P. 74-81. New Delhi, Jaypee Medical, 2013.
  27. Vives MJ, Sood A. Surgical Management of Bacterial, Fungal and Tuberculosis Osteomyelitis of the Spine. In: Kim DH, Henn J, Dickman C, and Vaccaro AR (ed). Surgical Anatomy and Techniques of the Spine. 2nd P. 511-523. Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2013.
  28. Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB. Evaluation and Management of Metastatic Disease of the Spine. In Biermann JS (ed). Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Musculoskeletal Tumor 3. P. 355-366. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, 2013.
  29. Vives MJ, Shah N, Sabharwal S. Sublaminar Fixation in the Thoracolumbar Spine. In: Vaccaro AR and Albert TJ (eds.) Spine Surgery; Tricks of the Trade, 3rd Edition, P. 113-117, New York, Thieme, 2015.
  30. Dea N, Varga PP, Vives MJ. Surgical Approaches and Reconstruction of the Sacrum. In Kepler C and Vaccaro AR (eds). The Spine. New Delhi, Jaypee Medical, 2016. (In press)
  31. Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB. Rationale for Open Techniques of Posterior Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Fusions. In Vaccaro AR, Fessler RG, Eck JC, Sandhu F, Voyadzis M, Kepler CK (eds).  Controversies in Spine Surgery: Best Evidence Recommendations, MIS vs OPEN. Thieme, New York, 2016 (In press)
  32. Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB. Chapter 1, Sec. 34: Cervical Tear Drop Fractures. In Sethi MK (ed). Orthopaedic Surgery Examination and Board Review. p. 46-48.McGraw-Hill,  Philadelphia, New York,  
  33. Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB. Thoracolumbar Fracture Dislocations. In Sethi MK (ed). Orthopaedic Surgery Examination and Board Review.  48-51.  McGraw-Hill, Philadelphia, New York, 2016.
  34. Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB. Atlantoaxial Instability in Rheumatoid Arthritis. In Sethi MK (ed). Orthopaedic Surgery Examination and Board Review. p 51-53. McGraw-Hill, Philadelphia, New York, 2016.
  35. Chaudhary SB, Munoz, WS, Vives MJ. Chap. 3. Axial Back Pain: Surgical Treatment. In: Kim DH, Koerner JD, Vaccaro AR (eds). Recent Advances in Spinal Surgery. P. 37-54. Jaypee Medical, Philadelphia, 2016
  36. Vives MJ, Choi D, Chaudhary SB. Chap. 8. Cervical Myelopathy: Treatment Options. In: Kim DH, Koerner JD, Vaccaro AR (eds). Recent Advances in Spinal Surgery. P. 117-132. Jaypee Medical, Philadelphia, 2016
  37. Munoz W, Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB. Cervical Dislocations (AO Type C Injuries). In: Vialle, Luiz, (ed). AO Spine Masters Series: Cervical Spine Trauma. P. 115-129. Thieme, New York, 2015.
  38. Chaudhary SB, Vives MJ. 45. Lumbar and Thoracic Disc Herniations. In: Singh K (ed). Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 12.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, 2016.
  39. Vives MJ. 40. Spinal Orthoses. In: CM Bono and AJ Schoenfeld (eds). Essentials of Orthopaedic Surgery-Spine, 2nd Edition. P. 376-389. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2017.
  40. Vives MJ, Harris C. Chapter 1. Closed Cervical Skeletal Tong Placement and Reduction Techniques. In: Baron EM, Vaccaro AR (eds.) Spine Surgery; Operative Techniques, 3rd Edition. P. 3-8. Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2017.
  41. Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB, Koerner JD. Chap. 33. Complications of the Presacral Approach for Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion. In: Kim DH, Vaccaro AR, Fessler RG, and Radcliff K (eds). Complications of Spinal Instrumentation. P. 242-247. Thieme, New York, 2017
  42. Vives MJ, Koerner JD. 10. The Anterior Thoracoabdominal approach. In: Eck JC, Vaccaro AR (eds.) Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations, 2nd Edition. New Delhi, Jaypee Medical, 2017.(In press) 
  43. Vives MJ, Hauser S, and Chaudhary SB. Chap. 104. Revision Surgery. In: Rothman-SImeone: The Spine, seventh edition. G Bell, F Eismont, SR Garfin, CM Bono, JS Fischgrund (eds). Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2017(In press)
  44. Vives MJ. 81. Spinal Orthoses for the Treatment of Traumatic and Degenerative Disease. In: Rothman-Simeone: The Spine, seventh edition. G Bell, F Eismont, SR Garfin, CM Bono, JS Fischgrund (eds). Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2017. (In press)
  45. Vives MJ, Harris C. Spine and Sports. In: E Truumees, H Prather (eds). Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine 5. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2017. (In press)

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  1. Vives MJ, O’ Connor JP, Subramanian S, Cottrell J, Chaudhary SB, Uko L, Lin SS. Local insulin application has a dose dependent effect on lumbar fusion in a rabbit model.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 83rd Annual Meeting, Orlando, March 2016.
  2. Vives MJ, O’ Connor JP, Subramanian S, Cottrell J, Chaudhary SB, Uko L, Lin SS. Local insulin application has a dose dependent effect on lumbar fusion in a rabbit model.  North American Spine Society 30th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Nov 2015.
  3. Vives MJ, Koerner JD, Chaudhary SB, Uko L, Lin SS. The use of insulin mimetics as adjuvants to spinal fusion in a rat model.  International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, May 2014.
  4. Koerner J, Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB, Uko L, Lin SS. Insulin-mimetic local therapeutic adjuncts for improving spinal fusion in a rat model.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 81st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2014. 
  5. Koerner J, Vives MJ, Chaudhary SB, Uko L, Lin SS. Insulin-mimetic local therapeutic adjuncts for enhancing spinal fusion in a rat model.  North American Spine Society 28th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, October 2013.
  6. Koerner J, Vives MJ, Munoz W, Chaudhary SB, Lin SS. Effect of local insulin on posterolateral lumbar fusion in the rat model. Editor’s Choice Award for Best Basic Science Paper, The Spine Journal. North American Spine Society 27th Annual Meeting, Dallas, November 2012.         
  7. Koerner J, Vives MJ, Munoz W, Chaudhary SB, Lin SS. Effect of local insulin on posterolateral lumbar fusion in the rat model. North American Spine Society 26th Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 2011.
  8. Sabharwal S Apazidis A, Hullinger H, Vives MJ. Comparison of intra-operative supine and postoperative standing radiographs in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 78th Annual Meeting, San Diego, February 2011.
  9. Jensen L, Vives MJ, Chaudhary, SB, Kupershtein I. Reconstruction after thoracic corpectomy with a porous tantalum implant: an in-vivo porcine model.  Orthopaedic Research Society, Long Beach, CA, January 2011.
  10. Vives MJ, Yalamanchilli P, O’Connor JP, Reiter MF. 5-Lipoxygenase inhibition in homologous allograft posterolateral fusion in a rat model. North American Spine Society 24th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2009.
  11. Vives MJ, Fehlings MG, Vaccaro AR. Early results of the STASCIS trial. American Spinal Injury Association, Dallas, TX, Sept. 2009.
  12. Young L, Vives MJ, Sabharwal SS. Readability of Spine-Related Patient Educational Materials from Subspecialty Organization and Spine Practitioner Web Sites. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 76th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, February 2009. 
  13. Harris C, Vives MJ, Yalamanchilli P, O’Connor JP, Reiter MF. Effects of 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibition on Posterolateral Spinal Fusion in the Rat Model. North American Spine Society 23rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, October 2008. 
  14. Harris C, Vives MJ, Yalamanchilli P, O’Connor JP, Reiter MF. Effects of 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibition on Posterolateral Spinal Fusion in the Rat Model. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 75th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 2008. 
  15. Harris C, Vives MJ, Yalamanchilli P, O’Connor JP, Reiter MF. Effects of 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibition on Posterolateral Spinal Fusion in the Rat Model.  New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Woodbridge, NJ, October 2007.
  16. Vives MJ, Kupershtein I, Parsons JR, Basra S, Chadhary S, Benevenia J. Preliminary   results of the use of a Porous Tantalum Implant for Reconstruction of the Thoracolumbar Spine after Corpectomy: an Experimental Study in a Pig Model.  Zimmer Worldwide Spine Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2006.
  17. Vives MJ, Kishan S, Asghar J, Milo S, Reiter MF, Livingston D. Spinal Injuries in Pedestrians Struck by Motor Vehicles. New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Woodbridge, NJ, November 2005. 
  18. Vives MJ, Kishan S, Asghar J, Milo S, Reiter MF, Livingston D. Spinal Injuries in Pedestrians Struck by Motor Vehicles. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada, October 2005.
  19. Vives MJ. Pathophysiology and medical management of acute spinal cord injury.  Online lecture for the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Resident Lecture Series/Syllabus, Second Edition. June 2005
  20. Vives MJ, Yuan PA, Manos RE, Yetkinler D, Kauffman CP, Garfin SR. Effect of Radiofrequency Energy on Meningeal Tissues. North American Spine Society, World Spine II. Chicago, August 2003.
  21. Bono CM, Bawa M, White K, Mahar A, Vives M, Kauffman C, Garfin S. Lumbar arthrodesis: How much radiographic motion can be present with solid fusion? International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. Vancouver, May 2003. 
  22. Vives MJ, Yuan PA, Manos RE, Yetkinler D, Kauffman CP, Garfin SR. Effect of Radiofrequency Energy on Meningeal Tissues. EuroSpine, the Annual Meeting of the Spine Society of Europe. Nantes, France, September 2002.
  23. Vives MJ, Yuan PA, Manos RE, Yetkinler D, Kauffman CP, Garfin SR. Effect of Radiofrequency Energy on Dural Tissue: Histomorphologic Analysis. International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine, Cleveland, OH, May 2002
  24. Garfin SR, Yuan HA, Lieberman I, Phillips F, Lane J, Wong WH, Sachs B, Reiley MA, Lin G, Vives MJ. “Efficacy and Safety of Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Vertebral Osteoporotic Compression Fractures”. North American Spine Society, Seattle, WA, November 2001. 
  25. Vives MJ, Ciccotti MG, Holmsley D, Schweizer ME, Deely D: “Evaluation of Recurrent Meniscal Tears with Gadolinium Enhanced MRI” Amercian Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. March 2001. 
  26. Garfin SR, Yuan HA, Lieberman I, Phillips F, Lane J, Wong WH, Sachs B, Reiley MA, Lin G, Vives MJ. “Early results of 300 kyphoplasties for the Treatment of Painful Vertebral Body Compression Fracture”. Amercian Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. March 2001.
  27. Shum W, Ciccotti MG, Becker CE, Vives MJ, and Tuan RS: “Mechanoreceptors in the Human Elbow Capsule”.  Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Orlando, FL.  April 2000.
  28. Vives MJ, Abidi NA Ishikawa SN, Taliwal RV and Shakey PF: “Safe Placement of Transfixion Pins about the Ankle’.  Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Charlotte, NC.  October 1999.
  29. Shum W, Ciccotti MG, Becker CE, Vives MJ, and Tuan RS: “The Distribution of Mechanoreceptors in the Human Elbow.”  Jefferson Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  November 1999.
  30. Vives MJ, Hozack WJ, Sharkey PF, Sokoloff B, Moriarty L and Rothman RH: “Fixed Mini-Dose Versus Adjusted Low-Dose Warfarin Following Total Joint Arthroplasty; A Randomized Prospective Study.”  Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Vienna, Austria.  October 1999.
  31. Vives MJ, Miller LS, Rubenstein DL, Taliwal RV, Becker CE: “Results of Rotator Cuff           Repair in Golfers.”  Arthroscopy Association of North America, Vancouver, British Columbia.  April 1999.
  32. Taliwal RV, Hozack WJ, Sharkey PF, Femino FJ, Vives MJ and Rothman RH: “Wear Rates in total Hip Arthroplasty; Ceramic versus Chrome-Cobalt Heads”.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  November 1998 
  33. Vives MJ, Abidi NA Ishikawa SN, Taliwal RV and Shakey PF: “Safe Placement of Transfixion Pins about the Ankle’.  Eastern Orthopaedic Association 29th Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  October 1998.