Jonathan Erulkar, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Bertagnoli R. Yue JJ. Fenk-Mayer A., Erulkar JS, Emerson JW. Treatment of symptomatic adjacent-segment degeneration after lumbar fusion with total disc arthroplasty by using the prodisc prosthesis: a prospective study with 2-year minimum follow up. Journal of Neurosurgery Spine.2006, 4(2):91-7.
  • Erulkar JS, Grauer JN, Patel TCh, Panjabi MM. Kinematic analysis of posterolateral fusions in a New Zealand white rabbit model. Spine, 2001, 26: 1125-1130.
  • Patel TCh, Erulkar JS, Grauer JN, Troiano NW, Panjabi MM, Friedlaender GE. OP-1 overcomes the inhibitory effect of nicotine on posterolateral lumbar fusion. Spine, 2001, 26: 1656-1661.
    Grauer JN, Patel TCh, Erulkar JS, Troiano NW, Panjabi MM, Friedlaender GE. Evaluation of OP-1 as a graft substitute for posterolateral lumbar fusion. Spine, 2001, 26:127-133.
  • Grauer JN, Erulkar JS, Patel TCh, Panjabi MM. Biomechanical evaluation of the New Zealand white rabbit lumbar model. Eur Spine J., 2000, 9:250-255.
  • Erulkar JS, O’Brien DA, Saunders JC. Hair bundle morphology on surviving hair cells of the chick basilar papilla exposed to intense sound. Scanning Microscopy, 1996; 10: 1127-1142.
  • Doan DE, Erulkar JS, Saunders JC. Functional changes in the aging mouse middle ear. Hearing Research, 1996; 97: 174-177.
  • Erulkar JS, Kim DH. The management of spine fractures in patients with DISH/AS. In Pediatric and Adult Spine Trauma. Kim DH, Ludwig SC, and Vaccaro AR (eds). (Submitted 11/05)
  • Erulkar JS, Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Friedlaender GE. Spinal fusion and the role of Bone Grafts and Substitutes. In: Am Acad Orthop Surgeons Monograph on Bone Fusion. Friedlaender GE, Mankin HJ, Goldbeg VM, ed. , AAOS, 2006, 49-55.
  • Erulkar JS, Grauer JN. Cervical Approaches. In: Complications of Spine Surgery. An HS, Jenis LA (eds.) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2006., 3-10.
  • Altman DA, Gallo RA, Flynn JM,Erulkar JS, Yue JJ. Spinal Trauma Special Considerations: Pediatric Spine Trauma and Ballistic Trauma to the Spine. In: Trauma Orthopedic Knowledge Update III. Baumgaertner MR, Tornetta III, P (eds.) Am. Acad Orthop Surgeons, 2005, 349-361.
  • Erulkar JS, Grauer JN, Patel TCh, Friedlaender GE. Experience with OP-1 in Rabbit Model of Lumbar Fusion. In: Advances in Spinal Fusion: molecular science, biomechanics, and clinical management. Lewandrowski KU, Wise FL, Trantolo DJ, Yasemski MJ, White AA, (eds) Marcel Derrek, 2004, 117-133.
  • Patel TCh, Grauer JN, Erulkar JS. Evaluation of OP-1 in a Rabbit Model of Lumbar Fusions. In Bone Morphogenetic Proteins: From Laboratory to Clinical Practice. Vukicevic S, Sampath KT ( eds.) 2002, 207-222.
  • Grauer JN, Patel TCh, Erulkar JS, Panjabi MM. OP-1 as a bone graft alternative for posterolateral fusion. In: Advances in Skeletal Reconstruction Using Bone Morphogenetic Proteins. Lindholm TS (ed.) World Scientific Publishing Co., 2002, Ch. 26, 439-452.
  • Louis H. Nahum Prize for Outstanding Medical Degree Thesis
    Yale University School of Medicine. 2001
  • Farr Scholar Award, Yale University School of Medicine. 2000, 2001
  • Recipient, Yale University School of Medicine Research Fund. 1999-2000
  • Rose Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research, University of Pennsylvania. 1996
  • Highest Departmental Honors for Thesis (Biology), University of Pennsylvania. 1996
  • Nassau Undergraduate Research Fund, University of Pennsylvania. 1995-96
  • Howard Hughes Research Initiative Immunology Traineeship, University of Pennsylvania. 1994
  • Clinical Instructor: Section of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Tufts School of Medicine, New England Baptist Hospital Boston MA 2006-2007
  • Clinical Instructor: Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 2005-2006
  • American Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Lake County Medical Society