Mr Jin Tee

Head of Spine and Neurotrauma Research, National Trauma Research Institute
Complex Spine & Brain Surgeon, Alfred Health
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Monash University

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About Jin Tee

Associate Professor Jin Tee is an academic complex spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. He is a postgraduate of Monash University and a graduate of the University of Melbourne. He obtained his fellowship in neurosurgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and completed the AO Spine North American Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship at the world-renowned Vancouver Spine Institute, Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia.

A/Prof Tee is heavily involved in clinical research. He concentrates on clinical outcomes of spine surgery in the fields of spine trauma, spine oncology, spine infections and degenerative spine disorders. He is involved in international registry studies to improve the quality of spine care. He is a research member of the AO Spine International Trauma Study Group. He is Head of Spine and Neurotrauma Research at the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI), the Clinical Lead of The Spine Oncological Service at the Alfred, a steering committee member of the Alfred Trauma Registry and the Alfred Trauma Committee. He is also medical advisor of the Monash University’s Bionic Eye project, which aims to develop an implantable brain device that allows return of sight for patients with cortical vision impairment.

On an international front, A/Prof Jin Tee is the sole Australasian member of the AOSpine International Trauma Knowledge Forum, a 17-strong international forum consisting of individuals who innovate, create, and lead the formation of International Standards that guide the treatment of Spine Trauma globally. He is also a global partner of the AOSpine International RECODE-DCM (Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy) initiative. A/Prof Tee is an author or co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and multiple book chapters.

Key Publications

Hypocalcemia in trauma patients: a systematic review

The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2021 Feb. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003027

Mayank Vasudeva, Joseph K Mathew, Christopher Groombridge, Jin W Tee, Cecil S Johnny, Amit Maini, Mark C Fitzgerald

Decision tree analysis to better control treatment effects in spinal cord injury clinical research.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Jun 14:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2019.3.SPINE18993. Online ahead of print.PMID: 31200369

Tee JW, Rivers CS, Fallah N, Noonan VK, Kwon BK, Fisher CG, Street JT, Ailon T, Dea N, Paquette S, Dvorak MF.

Prognosis of Acute Subdural Hematoma in the Elderly: A Systematic Review.

J Neurotrauma. 2019 Feb 15;36(4):517-522. doi: 10.1089/neu.2018.5829. Epub 2018 Aug 14.PMID: 29943683

Evans LR, Jones J, Lee HQ, Gantner D, Jaison A, Matthew J, Fitzgerald MC, Rosenfeld JV, Hunn MK, Tee JW.

The Utility of the Modified Frailty Index in Outcome Prediction for Elderly Patients with Acute Traumatic Subdural Hematoma.

J Neurotrauma. 2020 Jul 8. doi: 10.1089/neu.2019.6943. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32349611

Lee H, Tan C, Tran V, Mathew J, Fitzgerald M, Leong R, Kambourakis T, Gantner D, Udy A, Hunn M, Rosenfeld JV, Tee J.

Prophylactic postoperative measures to minimize surgical site infections in spine surgery: systematic review and evidence summary

Tan T, Lee H, Huang MS, Rutges J, Marion TE, Mathew J, Fitzgerald M, Gonzalvo A, Hunn MK, Kwon BK, Dvorak MF, Tee J.

Description and Reliability of the AOSpine Sacral Classification System.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Aug 19;102(16):1454-1463. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.19.01153.PMID: 32816418

Vaccaro AR, Schroeder GD, Divi SN, Kepler CK, Kleweno CP, Krieg JC, Wilson JR, Holstein JH, Kurd MF, Firoozabadi R, Vialle LR, Oner FC, Kandziora F, Chapman JR, Schnake KJ, Benneker LM, Dvorak MF, Rajasekaran S, Vialle EN, Joaquim AF, El-Sharkawi MM, Dhakal GR, Popescu EC, Kanna RM, Muijs SPJ, Tee JW, Bellabarba C.