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Jeffrey A. Konopka, M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon.  He is a native Hoosier and grew up in Greenwood, IN.  He completed his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Purdue University and medical school from Indiana University School of Medicine.  He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.   He then received his advanced spine training from the prestigious Harvard Spine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Jeff is very excited to be returning home to the state of Indiana joining the Indiana Spine Group to provide top notch spine care for patients with the entire spectrum of spine conditions including degenerative, deformity, trauma and oncologic conditions.  He has special interests in performing minimally invasive procedures, navigation and robotic assisted spine surgery, as well as, training residents and fellows.  He is also very interested in developing new techniques and technologies using his engineering background as he did at Eli Lilly developing drug delivery devices.  Dr. Konopka has co-authored several publications, book chapters, and presented at both national and international spine conferences.

Jeff is an avid golfer, enjoys playing hockey, competing in triathlons, and cheering for Purdue athletics.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a physician in Indianapolis, and their dog Belle.

Dr. Konopka is currently seeing patients at our Greenwood, Columbus and Bloomington offices.

Education

Medical School
Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Residency
Emory University, Emory Ortho & Spine Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Fellowship Training
Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Certifications & Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Publications, Books, Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

  • Segal DN, Grabel Z], Konopka JA, Boissonneault AR, Yoon E, Bastrom TP, Flynn JM, Fletcher ND. Fusions
    Ending at the Thoracolumbar Junction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparison of Lower Instrumented Vertebrae. Accepted Spine Deformity 5/19/2019
  • McAnany S, Rhee J, Baird E, Shi J, Konopka J, Arceo, Neustein T. Observed patterns of cervical radiculopathy:
    How often do they differ from a standard, “Netter-diagram” distribution?. Spine J. 2018. Aug 16 S1529-9430(18)31090-8
  • Yoon S. T. , Konopka J, Wang, J. C. , Youssef, J. A., Meisel, H. J., Brodke, D. S. , & Park, J.-B. (2017). ACDF Graft Selection by Surgeons: Survey of AOSpine Members. Global Spine Journal
  • Kadakia R, Konopka J, Rodik T, Ahmed S, Labib A. (2017). Arthroscopic Reduction and Internal Fixation (ARIF) of a comminuted Posterior Talar Body Fracture. Foot Ankle Spec
  • Konopka J, Rhee J. Case Report: Superior Laryngeal Nerve Injury in Setting of Previous Anterior Cervical Surgery. JAAOS. Accepted 5/6/19
  • Konopka J. Grabel. Z, Segal D. Rhee J. Usage Patterns Of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Degenerative, Non-Deformity, Cervical Spine Surgery: A Survey Of The Cervical Spine Research Society. Submitted to Clinical Spine Journal, Abstract accepted for publication. Manuscript submitted.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Konopka J. Grabel. Z, Segal D. Rhee J, “Usage Patterns Of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Degenerative, Non-Deformity, Cervical Spine Surgery: A Survey Of The Cervical Spine Research Society.” 2018 CSRS Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ. 8 Dec 2018
  • Konopka J. Grabel. Z, Segal D. Rhee J. “Usage Patterns Of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Degenerative, Non-Deformity, Cervical Spine Surgery: A Survey Of The Cervical Spine Research Society,” OREF/ORS Southeast Resident Research Symposium 2018. Duke University Hospital. 26 Sep 2018
  • Segal DN, Grabel ZJ, Konopka JA, Boissonneault AR, Yoon E, Bastrom TP, Flynn JM, Fletcher ND, Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Comparison of the Lower Instrumented Vertebrae. OREF/ORS Southeast Resident Research Symposium 2018. Duke University Hospital. 26 Sep 2018
  • Konopka J. Adenikinju A. Hutton W. Jarrett C. A biomechanical comparison between the locking compression plate and tension band construct in the fixation of displaced acromial fracture after RTSA. Emory Kelly Day Research Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. May 2017
  • Konopka J. Moore Jr T. Case Presentation. Femoral non-union in setting of open femur fracture with ipsilateral subtrochanteric femur fracture. Atlanta Trauma Symposium. Atlanta, GA, May 2016
  • Tim Yoon, Jeff Konopka, Darrel S Brodke, Jim Youssef, Jeffrey Wang, Jong-Beom Park, Hans Jorg Meisel. ACDF Graft Selection: Survey of AO Spine Members. Global Spine Congress 2015. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 20-23 May 2015
  • Konopka, Jeff, Matthews Serena, Hooker Adam, Cheng Yin Hua, Bethel Monique, Srour Edward, Mayo Lindsay, Cummings Judd, Kacena Melissa. The Role of Mdm2 Expression in Osteosarcoma. Academic Research in Medicine Symposium. Indianapolis, IN. October 2011
  • Peck, K. Konopka J. Kacena M. Relationship of Platelets and Metastatic Disease in Osteosarcoma Patients: Retrospective Chart Review. Garceau-Wray Conference. May 2012
  • Konopka J. Anatomic dissection/Approaches of the Elbow and Forearm. Resident and Medical School Education. Emory University Medical School. Atlanta, GA. July 2017. Lecturer
  • Konopka J. Emory Grand Rounds. Lectures. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries and Management, Talus Fractures, and Achondroplasia. Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Center. Atlanta, GA 2016-2017. Lecturer
  • Konopka J. Young J. Ramkrishnan D. Cybernetic Modeling of E Coli. Chemical Engineering Seminar. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN. December 2003