Faculty Profile

Dr. Jaime A. Gomez, M.D.

Jaime A. Gomez, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Interests

Dr. Gomez moved to New York City from Bogota-Colombia after earning his medical degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University where he obtained the prestigious “Rosamond Kane Award for Excellence in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery”. Following residency, Dr. Gomez graduated from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital. Then he went on to pursue a Spinal Surgery Fellowship at NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr. Gomez’ premier training enables him to provide superior care to children, adolescents and adults undergoing spinal surgery with the proficiency of a spine surgeon and the perspective of a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.  He has trained and applied cutting edge growth friendly techniques for young children with scoliosis such as “MAGEC” which is a magnetic growing rod that allows for growth of young children with early onset scoliosis avoiding repeat surgical procedures. He has significant interest in less invasive techniques such a scoliosis casting as well as the most complex deformity correction osteotomies for scoliosis both in children and adults. He treats a wide array of musculoskeletal pathology with special interest in the treatment of:

  • Early Onset, Congenital and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Pediatric Cervical Spine Pathology
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pediatric Fractures and Trauma

Dr. Gomez has also volunteered to perform complex surgeries in developing countries. He worked with “Butterfly Foundation” in Dominican Republic and with “Healing the Children” in Colombia providing orthopedic surgical care and training to local orthopaedists. Being a native Spanish speaker, he is particularly attuned to the different cultural backgrounds of the city of New York. Dr. Gomez is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA).

Selected Publications


  1. Lowenstein JE, Matsumoto H, Vitale MG, Weidenbaum M, Gomez JA, Lee FY, Hyman JE, Roye DP Jr. Coronal and sagittal plane correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a comparison between all pedicle screw versus hybrid thoracic hook lumbar screw constructs. Spine. 2007 Feb 15; 32(4):448-52.
  2. Vitale MG, Privitera DM, Matsumoto H, Gomez JA, Waters LM, Hyman JE, Roye DP Jr. Efficacy of preoperative erythropoietin administration in pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis patients. Spine. 2007 Nov 15;32(24):2662-7.
  3. Vitale MG, Matsumoto H, Roye DP Jr, Gomez JA, Betz RR, Emans JB, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Song KM, Campbell RM Jr. Health-related quality of life in children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 Mar;28(2):239-43.
  4. Vitale MG, Matsumoto H, Bye MR, Gomez JA, Booker WA, Hyman JE, Roye DP Jr. A retrospective cohort study of pulmonary function, radiographic measures, and quality of life in children with congenital scoliosis: an evaluation of patient outcomes after early spinal fusion. Spine. 2008 May 15;33(11):1242-9.
  5. Matsumoto H, Vitale MG, Clayton-Krasinski D, Hyman JE, Klinge SA, Gomez JA, Avendano J, Roye DP. Quantifying the ‘burden of care’ for parents with children with neuromuscular disease. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 2008:50:S21.
  6. Vitale MG, Moore D, Roye DP, Matsumoto H, Gomez JA, Hyman JE. MEP/SSEP monitoring in spinal deformity surgery: incidence and factors leading to significant electrophysiological events. J Child Orthop. 2008;2 (Suppl 1): S55.
  7. Vitale MG, Klinge SA, Matsumoto H, Clayton-Krasinski D, Hyman JE, Gomez JA, Avendano J Roye DP. A rapid comprehensive quality of life assessment in children with neuromuscular disease. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 2008:50: S73.
  8. Ahmad CS, Moira, Gomez JA, Shubinstein B. The Moving Patella Apprehension Test for Lateral Patella Instability. Am J Sports Med, 2009 Feb 3
  9. Roye DP, Privetera DM, Gomez JA, Matsumoto H, Klinge SA, Hyman JE, Vitale MG. Pedicle screw placement in pediatric scoliosis surgery: do non-idiopathic patients have higher misplacment rates? Journal of Child Orthopaedics. 2009;3:S52. 

  10. Gomez JA, Roye, DP Jr., Vitale MG, Hyman JE, Matsumoto H, van Bosse H JP, Marangoz S, Sala DA, Stein MI, Feldman DS. Articulated Hip Distraction Arthroplasty: A Treatment Option for Avascular Necrosis of the Child and Adolescent Femoral Head. J Pediatr Orthop 2009 March 29: 163-169
  11. Matsumoto H, Roye DP, Vitale MG, Clayton-Krasinski D, Gomez JA, Hyman JE. Impact on personal time in parents of children with neuromuscular disease. Journal of Child Orthopaedics. 2009:3;S14
  12. Matsumoto H, Vitale MG, Gomez JA, Hyman JE, Kaufman B, Roye DP. Femoral valgus osteotomy for advanced femoral head osteonecrosis and perthes disease in children and adolescents. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2010 vol. 92-B no. SUPP I 11
  13. Vitale MG, Moore DW, Matsumoto H, Emerson RG, Booker WA, Gomez JA, Gallo EJ, Hyman JE, Roye DP Jr. Risk factors for spinal cord injury during surgery for spinal deformity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jan;92(1):64-71.
  14. Privitera DM, Matsumoto H, Gomez JA, Roye DP, Hyman JE, Vitale MG. Are Breech Rates for Pedicle Screws Higher in the Upper Thoracic Spine? Spine Deformity 05/2013; 1(3):189– 195.
  15. Matsumoto H, Krasinski DA, Klinge SA, Gomez JA, Booker WA, Hyman JE, Roye DP, Vitale MG. Development and Initial Validation of the Assessment of Caregiver Experience with Neuromuscular Disease (ACEND). J Pediatr Orthop. 2011;31:284-92.
  16. Vitale MG, Gomez JA, Matsumoto H, Roye DP Jr; Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Study Group. Variability of expert opinion in treatment of early-onset scoliosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 May;469(5):1317-22.
  17. Miller DJ, Franzone JM, Matsumoto HM, Gomez JA, Avendano J, Hyman JE, Roye DP, Vitale MG. Electronic Monitoring Improves Brace Wearing Compliance in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis- A Randomized Clinical Trial. Spine 2012 Apr 20;37(9):717- 21.
  18. Lee JK, Gomez JA, Gardner T, Michelsen C, Yongjung KJ. In vitro Biomechanical Study to Quantify Range of Motion, Intradiscal Pressure, and Facet Force of Three-level Dynamic Stabilization Constructs with Decreased Stiffness. Spine 2013 Aug 5. PMID: 23921330
  19. Prince DE, Matsumoto H, Chan CM, Gomez JA, Hyman JE, Roye DP Jr, Vitale MG. The Effect of Rod Diameter on Correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis at Two Years Follow Up. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul 16. PMID: 23863413
  20. Gomez JA, Matsumoto H, Colacchio ND, Roye DP, Sucato DJ, Richards BS, Emans JB, Erickson MA, Sanders JO, Lenke LG, Vitale MG. Risk Factors for Coronal Decompensation After Posterior Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine Deformity 09/2014; 2(5):380–385. 


1.David Roye, Jaime Gómez. Cavus Foot. In Skaggs D.L., Tolo V.T. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Pediatrics. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. 

2.Gomez JA, Lee JK, Kim PD, Roye DP, Vitale MG. "Growth Friendly" Spine Surgery: management options for the young child with scoliosis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Dec;19(12):722-7.

3.Gómez J, Ludwig SC. Minimally invasive techniques for thoracolumbar spinal trauma. Contemp Spine Surg 2012;13(5):1-7.

4.Gomez JA, Vitale MG. Measuring Outcomes in Children with Early-Onset Scoliosis. Semin Spine Surg 2012 Sept; 24(3):140-143

5.Gomez JA, Makhni MC, Vitale MG. Recurrent Spinal Deformity After Scoliosis Surgery in Children. AAOS Instr Course Lect. 2014;63:345-51.

6.Gomez JA, Park, H, Vitale MG. Early Onset Scoliosis: The North American Experience. In Nnadi C. Early Onset Scoliosis: A Comprehensive Guide from the Oxford Meetings. Chapter 26, Stuttgart: Thieme Publishers; 2015. In Print

7.Gomez JA, Ramirez F, Hedequist D. Hemivertebrae Excision; Technique for Congenital Spine Deformity. In Wang, Boachie, Lenke. Spinal Osteotomy. Springer 2015 . In Print

8.Gomez JA, Hedequist D. Posterior Cervical Arthrodesis Occiput to C2 and C1-C2; In Wiesel S. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery 2nd Edition, 2015. In Print 

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