prof. dr. F.C. (Cumhur) Oner

prof. dr. F.C. (Cumhur) Oner

Full Professor



Cumhur Öner obtained in 1980 his Medical Degree in Ankara, Turkey and did his orthopaedic surgery training in Rotterdam between 1987 and 1993. Since 1993 he works as an orthopaedic spine surgeon at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. He obtained his PhD (cum laude) in 1999 from the University of Utrecht. The work for his PhD thesis focused on the diagnostic and prognostic parameters in spinal trauma patients. He is the head of the neuro-orthopaedic spine unit since 2002. Cumhur Öner has actively participated in the foundation of the international Spine Trauma Study Group and is currently member of the steering committee of the Knowledge Forum Trauma of the AOSpine International. He has been involved in clinical spine research as well as the bone and intervertebral disc RM program in the UMC Utrecht. He was the president of the Dutch Spine Society between 2007-2011.

Side Activities

AOSpine Knowledge Forum Spinal Trauma, board member

Global Spine Tumor Study Group, board member

Member Concilium of Dutch Orthopaedic Society

Director AOSpine Reference Center Utrecht

Editorial Board Member ‘Spine’ and ‘European Spine Journal’

Fellowship and Awards

Anna Award, 2005

Research Output (335)

The use of red flags during the referral chain of patients surgically treated for symptomatic spinal metastases

van Tol Floris R, Kamm Isabelle M L P, Versteeg Anne L, Suijkerbuijk Karijn P M, Verkooijen Helena M, Oner Cumher, Verlaan Jorrit-Jan Jun 2023, In: Neuro-Oncology Practice. 10 , p. 301-306 6 p.

Spinal Post-traumatic Deformity:An International Expert Survey Among AO Spine Knowledge Forum Members

De Gendt Erin E A, Schroeder Greg D, Joaquim Andrei, Tee Jin, Kanna Rishi M, Kandziora Frank, Dhakal Gaurav R, Vialle Emiliano N, El-Sharkawi Mohammad, Schnake Klaus J, Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Vaccaro Alex R, Muijs Sander P J, Benneker Lorin M, Oner F Cumhur 1 Mar 2023, In: Clinical Spine Surgery. 36 , p. E94-E100 7 p.

Methodological aspects of a randomized within-patient concurrent controlled design for clinical trials in spine surgery

Lehr A Mechteld, Jacobs Wilco Ch, Stellato Rebecca K, Castelein René M, Cumhur Oner F, Kruyt Moyo C 17 Mar 2022, In: Clinical Trials. 19 , p. 259-266 8 p.

Impact of Surgical Timing on Motor Level Lowering in Motor Complete Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Ter Wengel Paula Valerie, de Gendt Erin E A, Martin Enrico, Adegeest Charlotte Y, Stolwijk-Swüste Janneke, Fehlings Michael G, Oner F Cumhur, Vandertop William Peter 21 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Neurotrauma. 39 , p. 651-657 7 p.

The Influence of Regional Differences on the Reliability of the AO Spine Sacral Injury Classification System

Karamian Brian A, Schroeder Gregory D, Lambrechts Mark J, Canseco Jose A, Vialle Emiliano N, Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Benneker Lorin M, Dvorak Marcel R, Kandziora Frank, Oner Cumhur, Schnake Klaus, Kepler Christopher K, Vaccaro Alexander R, 8 Jan 2022, In: Global Spine Journal. 13 , p. 2025-2032 8 p.

Variations in management of A3 and A4 cervical spine fractures as designated by the AO Spine Subaxial Injury Classification System

Kweh Barry Ting Sheen, Tee Jin Wee, Muijs Sander, Oner F Cumhur, Schnake Klaus John, Benneker Lorin Michael, Vialle Emiliano Neves, Kanziora Frank, Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Schroeder Gregory, Vaccaro Alexander R, 1 Jan 2022, In: Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 36 , p. 99-112 14 p.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of the cervical spine causing dysphagia and airway obstruction:an updated systematic review

Harlianto Netanja I., Kuperus Jonneke S., Mohamed Hoesein Firdaus A.A., de Jong Pim A., de Ru Jacob A., Öner F. Cumhur, Verlaan Jorrit Jan 2022, In: Spine Journal. 22 , p. 1490-1503 14 p.

The influence of surgeon experience and subspeciality on the reliability of the AO spine sacral classification system

Karamian Brian A., Schroeder Gregory D., Levy Hanna A., Canseco Jose A., Benneker Lorin M., Kandziora Frank, Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Öner F. Cumhur, Schnake Klaus J., Kepler Christopher K., Vaccaro Alexander R., Hilis Aaron, Guiroy Alfredo, Hockley Aaron, Abdelgawaad Ahmed Shawky, Zubairi Akbar Jaleel, Olger Alarcon, Campione Alberto, Barcelos Alecio, del Arco Alex, Weening Alexander, Haghnegahdar Ali, Öner Ali, Ahmed Alqatub, Wael Alsammak, Pun Alvin, Bhandutia Amit, German Andjel, Rodriguez Antonio Sanchez, Naga Ashraf El, Gonçalves Barbeiro, Teresa Bas, Ullrich Bernhard, Claudio Bernucci, Saciloto Bruno, Pernal Carlos, Anastasios Charalampidis, Cheng Christina, Nicolas Ciccioli, Kilicer Cumhur, Cruz Daniel, Linhares Daniela, Ashaolu Dare, Gurudip Das, Dizon Dave Anthony, Giovanni De Falco, Asif Dewan Shamsul, Kitzen Joep, de Boer Maarten, van Urk Paul, 15 Dec 2021, In: Spine. 46 , p. 1705-1713 9 p.

Validation of the AO Spine Sacral Classification System:Reliability Among Surgeons Worldwide

Schroeder Gregory D., Karamian Brian A., Canseco Jose A., Vialle Luiz R., Kandziora Frank, Benneker Lorin M., Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Holstein Jörg H., Schnake Klaus J., Kurd Mark F., Dvorak Marcel F., Vialle Emiliano N., Joaquim Andrei F., Kanna Rishi M., Fehlings Michael, Wilson Jefferson R., Chapman Jens R., Krieg James C., Kleweno Conor P., Firoozabadi Reza, Öner F. Cumhur, Kepler Christopher K., Vaccaro Alexander R. 1 Dec 2021, In: Journal of orthopaedic trauma. 35 , p. e496-e501

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