Awards & Publications

Awards, Honors and Memberships in Honorary Societies


  • 1985 – NASA Space Shuttle Student Involvement Project Regional Winner
  • 1987 – New York State Regents Scholar
  • 1987 – National Merit Scholar
  • 1990 – Brown University Prize in Neuroscience
  • 1990 – Honors Graduate in Neuroscience, Brown University
  • 1990 – Sigma Xi
  • 1990 – Magna Cum Laude, Brown University
  • 1991 – Curriculum Designer, Columbia P&S course “Introduction to the Patient”
  • 1991 – Department of Surgery Scholarship for Research, Blakemore Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, Columbia University
  • 1998 – Consultant, H.S.S./O.I. Foundation Osteogenesis Imperfects Forum
  • 1999 – Louis Goldstein Award for Best Clinical Scientific Poster Presentation, Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting
  • 2002 – Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
  • 2005 – Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2007 – Candidate Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society
  • 2007 – Cited in “Best Doctors”, Delaware Valley Consumers’ Checkbook, Vol. 2, #4, p.17
  • 2007 – Cited in “Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists”, 2007 edition, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • 2007 – Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • 2008 – Cited in “Main Line Today” : Top Surgeons – Orthopedic Surgery (Spine) November 26, 2008
  • 2009 – Cited in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America 64th Edition, 2010”
  • 2010 – Cited in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America 65th Edition, 2011”
  • 2010 – Cited in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World 28th Edition, 2011”
  • 2010 – Cited in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 11th Edition, 2011”
  • 2011 – Cited in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America 66th Edition, 2012”

A few of Dr. Fras’ Publications:


Paddle Spinal Cord Stimulators for Treatment of Isolated Chronic Low Back Pain

Fras, S., Fras, C.I.L., Fras, C.I. Paddle Spinal Cord Stimulators for Treatment of Isolated Chronic Low Back Pain. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Oct; 231 (4): suppl 2: e172-173

Local Anesthetic Injection during Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spinal Fusion: Impact on Length of Stay

Fras, C.I.L., Fras, S., Fras, C.I. Local Anesthetic Injection during Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spinal Fusion: Impact on Length of Stay. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Oct; 231 (4): suppl 2: e41-42.

Titanium Cervical Spine Implant Detection by Metal Detectors

Fras, S, Fras, C. Titanium Cervical Spine Implant Detection by Metal Detectors. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Oct; 229 (4): suppl 2: e41

Detection of Titanium Alloy Cervical Spine Implants by Metal Detectors

Fras, S., Fras, C. Detection of Titanium Alloy Cervical Spine Implants by Metal Detectors. Global Spine J 2019 May, 9(2 Suppl): 289S-290S. (Abstract P208)

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