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Mohamad J. Halawi, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Outcomes Center


Research Interests

  1. Optimizing joint replacement outcomes through early identification and modulation of patient risk factors.
  2. Optimizing perioperative clinical care pathways to provide expedient, safer and efficient recovery.
  3. Gaining better understanding of quality metrics and factors that drive patient satisfaction.
  4. Providing evidence-based guidance on public health policy matters.
  5. Gaining better understanding of hip biomechanics with goal to develop technology that can match implant positioning during hip replacement to each patient's functional profile.

Selected Publications

    1. Canfield M, Cote MP, Savoy L, Halawi MJ. Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Joint Registries: Defining the Optimal Collection Window. Arthroplasty Today. In Press.
    2. Halawi MJ, Lyall V, Cote MP. Re-Evaluating the Utility of Routine Postoperative Laboratory Tests in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. In Press.
    3. Halawi MJ, Mirza M, Osman N, Cote MP, Kerr J, Huddleston JI. Quantifying Surgeon Work in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Where Do We Stand Today? Journal of Arthroplasty. 2020.
    4. Halawi MJ, Jongbloed W, Baron S, Savoy L, Cote MP, Lieberman JR. Patient Reported Outcome Measures Are Not Valid Proxy for Patient Satisfaction in Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2020.
    5. Meiyappan KP, Cote MP, Bozic KJ, Halawi MJ. Adherence to the AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nonoperative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis: An Institutional Experience. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2020.
    6. Halawi MJ, Gronbeck C, Savoy L, Cote MP, Lieberman JR. Depression Treatment is Not Associated with Improved Patient Reported Outcomes Following Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty.2020 January;35(1):28-31.
    7. Halawi MJ, Stone AD, Gronbeck C, Savoy L, Williams VJ, Cote MP. Medicare Coverage is an Independent Predictor of Prolonged Hospitalization after Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. Arthroplasty Today. 2019 October 18;5(4):489-492.
    8. Halawi MJ, Gronbeck C, Savoy L, Cote MP. Effect of Morbid Obesity on Patient Reported Outcomes in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Minimum of One-Year Follow-Up. Arthroplasty Today. 2019 September 28;5(4):493-496.
    9. Halawi MJ, Brigati DP, Brooks PJ. Surgical Hip Dislocation Through a Trochanter Sparing Anterolateral Approach: Real-time Perfusion Study. Arthroplasty Today. 2019 April 20;5(3):316-319.
    10. Halawi MJ, Chiu D, Gronbeck C, Savoy L, Williams VJ, Cote MP. Psychological Distress Independently Predicts Prolonged Hospitalization after Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019 August;34(8):1598-1601. 
    11. Gronbeck C, Cote MP, Halawi MJ. Predicting Inpatient Status after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty in Medicare-Aged Patients. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019 July;34(7):1322-1327.
    12. Halawi MJ, Allen DA, Baron S, Savoy L, Williams VJ, Cote MP. Tobacco Smoking Independently Predicts Lower Patient Reported Outcomes: New Insights on a Forgotten Epidemic. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019 July;34(7S): S144-S147.
    13. Halawi MJ, Jongbloed W, Baron S, Savoy L, Williams VJ, Cote MP. Dissatisfaction after Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty: The Patient Perspective. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019 June;34(6):1093-1096.
    14. Halawi MJ, Cote MP, Savoy L, Williams VW, Lieberman JR. The Effect of Payer Type on Patient Reported Outcomes in Total Joint Arthroplasty is Modulated by Baseline Patient Characteristics. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019 June;34(6):1072-1075.
    15. Halawi MJ, Plourde J, Cote MP. Routine Postoperative Laboratory Tests Are Not Necessary in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019 March;34(3):538-541.
    16. Gronbeck C, Cote MP, Halawi MJ. Predicting Inpatient Status after Total Hip Arthroplasty in Medicare-Aged Patients. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019 February;34(2):249-254.
    17. Gronbeck C, Cote MP, Lieberman JR, Halawi MJ. Risk Stratification in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty: The Current State of Knowledge. Arthroplasty Today. 2019 February 5;5(1):126-131. 
    18. Halawi MJ, Caminati N, Cote MP, Lindsay AD, Williams VJ. The Most Significant Risk Factors for Urinary Retention in Fast-Track Total Joint Arthroplasty are Iatrogenic. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2019 January;34(1):136-139.
    19. Halawi MJ, Oak S, Brigati D, Messner W, Siggers A, Brooks PJ. Birmingham Hip Resurfacing versus Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 55 Years or Younger: A Minimum Five-Year Follow-up. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2018 October-December;9(4):285-288.
    20. Backstein D, Thiagarajah J, Halawi MJ, Mont MA. Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty–The New Reality and How Can It Be Achieved? Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018 December;33(12):3595-3598.
    21. Halawi MJ, Lieberman JR. Battling the Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned and Management Strategies. Arthroplasty Today.2018 November 12;5(1):2-4.
    22. Halawi MJ, Cote MP, Singh H, O’Sullivan MD, Savoy L, Lieberman JR, Williams VJ. The Effect of Depression on Patient Reported Outcomes Following Total Joint Arthroplasty is Modulated by Baseline Mental Health: A Registry Study. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2018 October 17;100(20):1735-1741.
    23. Halawi MJ, Haddad FS. Functional Acetabular Component Alignment: The Final Frontier. Bone and Joint Journal. 2018 October;100-B (10):1262-1263. 
    24. Halawi MJ, Brigati D, McBride JM, Drake RL, Brooks PJ. Surgical Hip Dislocation through a Direct Lateral Approach: A Cadaveric Study of Vascular Danger Zones. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2017 July-September;8(3):281-284.
    25. Halawi MJ. A Three-View Radiographic Approach to Femoroacetabular Impingement. American Journal of Orthopedics.2018 September;47(9).
    26. Halawi MJ, Lieberman JR. Opioids and Total Joint Arthroplasty: Moving Forward! Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018 August;33(8):2341-2343.
    27. Halawi MJ, Brigati D, Messner W, Brooks PJ. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 55 Years or Younger: Risk Factors for Poor Midterm Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2018 April-June;9(2):103-106.
    28. Halawi MJ, Brigati D, Messner W, Brooks PJ. Birmingham Hip Resurfacing in Patients 55 Years or Younger: Risk Factors for Poor Midterm Outcomes. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2017 June;32(6):1880-1883.
    29. Halawi MJ, Barsoum WK. Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty: Key Concepts. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2017 January-March;8(1):11-13.
    30. Halawi MJ, Barsoum WK. Direct-to-Consumer Marketing: Implications for Patient Care and Orthopaedic Education. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2016 September/October;45(6): E335-E336. 
    31. Halawi MJ, Molloy R, Barsoum WK. Maximizing Efficiency in the Operating Room for Total Joint Arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2016 May-Jun;45(4): E233-5.
    32. Halawi MJ, Greene K, Barsoum WK. Optimizing Outcomes of Total Joint Arthroplasty Under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2016 Mar-Apr;45(3): E112-3.
    33. Halawi MJ. Pelvic Ring Injuries: Surgical Management and Long-Term Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2016 Jan-Mar;7(1):1-6.
    34. Halawi MJ. Pelvic Ring Injuries: Emergency Assessment and Management. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2015 Dec;6(4):252-8.
    35. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Opioid Based Analgesia: Impact on Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015 December;30(12):2360-3.
    36. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ. The Changing Landscape of Orthopaedic Practice: Challenges and Opportunities. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2015 December;44(12): E530-2.
    37. Halawi MJ, Morwood MP. Acute Management of Open Fractures: An Evidence-Based Review. Orthopedics. 2015 November;38(11): E1025-33.
    38. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Current Evidence Does Not Support Medicare’s 3-day Rule in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2015 October;44(10): E370-2.
    39. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Medicare’s 3-Day Rule: Time for a Rethink. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015 September;30(9):1483-4.
    40. Halawi MJ. Outcome Measures in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Directions. Orthopedics. 2015 August;38(8): E685-9. 
    41. Halawi MJ. Fracture Blisters after Total Knee Arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics.2015 August;44(8): E291-3.
    42. Halawi MJ, Grant SA, Bolognesi MP. Multimodal Analgesia for Total Joint Arthroplasty. Orthopedics. 2015 July 1;38(7): E616-25.
    43. Halawi MJ, Lark RK, Fitch RD. Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Current Concepts. Orthopedics. 2015 June;38(6): E452-6.
    44. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Preoperative Pain Level and Patient Expectation Predict Hospital Length of Stay After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015 April;30(4):555-8.
    45. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Patient Expectation is the Most Important Predictor of Discharge Destination After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015 April;30(4):539-42.
    46. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Preoperative Predictors of Extended Hospital Length of Stay Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015 March;30(3):361-4.
    47. Halawi MJ. The Renewal of Excellence. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2014 October 1;96(19): E169.
    48. Crawford GE, Davis S, Scacheri PC, Renaud G, Halawi MJ, Erdos MR, Green R, Meltzer PS, Wolfsberg TG, Collins FS. DNase-chip: a high-resolution method to identify DNase I hypersensitive sites using tiled microarrays. Nature Methods. 2006 July;3(7):503-9.
    49. Scacheri PC, Davis S, Odom DT, Crawford GE, Perkins S, Halawi MJ, Agarwal SK, Marx SJ, Spiegel AM, Meltzer PS, Collins FS. Genome-wide analysis of menin binding provides insights into MEN1 tumorigenesis. PLOS Genetics. 2006 Apr;2(4): E51.

    Selected Grants

    1. Source: Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.
      Title: “Real-Time Three-Dimensional Analysis of Acetabular Kinematics: Bridging the Gap to Patient-Specific Total Hip Replacement”.
      Date awarded: 2/1/2018.
      Role: Principal Investigator.

    2. Source: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
      Title: “Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Intra-Articular Ketorolac Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blinded Study”.
      Date awarded: 2/23/2018.
      Role: Principal Investigator.

    Book Chapters

    1. Halawi MJ, Lebovic J, Ranawat AS, Cusano A, Satpathy J, Golladay GJ, Banerjee S, Lonner JH, Pelt CE, Peters CL, Barsoum WK. Unicondylar, Patellofemoral, Bicompartmental, and Bicruciate-Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Hip and Knee Reconstruction. 6th edition. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2020.
    2. Halawi MJ, Yellin JL, Ranawat A, Satpathy J, Golladay GJ, Lonner JH, Barsoum WK. Unicondylar, Patellofemoral, and Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Hip and Knee Reconstruction. 5th edition. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2016.

    Opportunities

    Dr. Halawi is always looking to mentor enthusiastic medical students, residents, and fellows.

    Contact

    Sahar Yazdanfard,
    Research Coordinator,
    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
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    (713) 986-5445

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