Dr Uphar   Chamoli
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Uphar Chamoli

BTech Mechanical Engineering (2008), Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad

MPhil Biological Sciences (2012), University of New South Wales, Sydney

PhD Spine Biomechanics (2016), University of New South Wales, Sydney

 

medicine-health
St. George Clin Sch- Operating

Uphar is a biomechanist with interests in musculoskeletal joints and structures. The overarching goal of his research is to better understand the biomechanics of various musculoskeletal joints and structures, in the intact and pathological states. He is a core member of Spine Labs, a multidisciplinary research group based at St. George Hospital (Kogarah), focusing on pathogenesis, diagnosis, and efficacy of treatment approaches for spinal pain. Over the last decade, he has worked on a wide range of orthopaedics biomechanics projects ranging from maxillofacial implants, shoulder joint pathologies, and spinal implants.

Phone
+61-2-8387-7120
Location
L3, WR Pitney building St. George Pubic Hospital Kogarah NSW 2217

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Lam M; Diwan AD, 2021, 'Replacing the Nucleus Pulposus for Degenerative Disc Disease and Disc Herniation: Disc Preservation Following Discectomy', in Handbook of Spine Technology, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1111 - 1129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44424-6_94
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Lam M; Diwan AD, 2019, 'Replacing the Nucleus Pulposus for Degenerative Disc Disease and Disc Herniation: Disc Preservation Following Discectomy', in Handbook of Spine Technology, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33037-2_94-1
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Mah D; Chamoli U; Smith GC, 2021, 'Usefulness of Computed Tomography Based Three-Dimensional Reconstructions to Assess the Critical Shoulder Angle', World Journal of Orthopedics, vol. 12, pp. 301 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.5312/wjo.v12.i5.301
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chepurin D; Chamoli U; Diwan AD, 2021, 'Bony Stress and Its Association With Intervertebral Disc Degeneration in the Lumbar Spine: A Systematic Review of Clinical and Basic Science Studies', Global Spine Journal, pp. 21925682211008837, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/21925682211008837
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Lyu J; Ling SH; Banerjee S; Zheng JY; Lai KL; Yang D; Zheng YP; Bi X; Su S; Chamoli U, 2021, 'Ultrasound volume projection image quality selection by ranking from convolutional RankNet', Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compmedimag.2020.101847
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Umali J; Kleuskens MWA; Chepurin D; Diwan AD, 2020, 'Morphological characteristics of the kangaroo lumbar intervertebral discs and comparison with other animal models used in spine research', European Spine Journal, vol. 29, pp. 652 - 662, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-019-06044-8
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Sritharan K; Chamoli U; Kuan J; Diwan AD, 2020, 'Assessment of degenerative cervical stenosis on T2-weighted MR imaging: sensitivity to change and reliability of mid-sagittal and axial plane metrics', Spinal Cord, vol. 58, pp. 238 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41393-019-0358-1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Ramakrishna VAS; Chamoli U; Rajan G; Mukhopadhyay SC; Prusty BG; Diwan AD, 2020, 'Smart orthopaedic implants: A targeted approach for continuous postoperative evaluation in the spine', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 104, pp. 109690 - 109690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109690
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chen X; Chamoli U; Vargas Castillo J; Ramakrishna VAS; Diwan AD, 2020, 'Complication rates of different discectomy techniques for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review and meta-analysis', European Spine Journal, vol. 29, pp. 1752 - 1770, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-020-06389-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chepurin D; Chamoli U; Sheldrick K; Lapkin S; Scott D; Kuan J; Diwan AD, 2019, 'Bony stress in the lumbar spine is associated with intervertebral disc degeneration and low back pain: a retrospective case–control MRI study of patients under 25 years of age', European Spine Journal, vol. 28, pp. 2470 - 2477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-019-06148-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Sheldrick K; Chamoli U; Masuda K; Miyazaki S; Kato K; Diwan AD, 2019, 'A novel magnetic resonance imaging postprocessing technique for the assessment of intervertebral disc degeneration-Correlation with histological grading in a rabbit disc degeneration model', JOR SPINE, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsp2.1060
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chen X; Chamoli U; Lapkin S; Castillo JV; Diwan AD, 2019, 'Complication rates of different discectomy techniques for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation: a network meta-analysis', European Spine Journal, vol. 28, pp. 2588 - 2601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-019-06142-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Ni J; Bongers A; Chamoli U; Bucci J; Graham P; Li Y, 2019, 'In Vivo 3D MRI Measurement of Tumour Volume in an Orthotopic Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer', Cancer Control, vol. 26, pp. 1073274819846590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1073274819846590
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Sabnis AB; Chamoli U; Diwan AD, 2019, 'Answer to the Letter to the Editor of Miao Yu et al. concerning “Is L5-S1 motion segment different from the rest? A radiographic kinematic assessment of 72 patients with chronic low back pain” by AB Sabnis et al. (Eur. Spine J; 27(5):1127–1135)', European Spine Journal, vol. 28, pp. 1249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-018-5675-0
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Sabnis AB; Chamoli U; Diwan AD, 2018, 'Is L5–S1 motion segment different from the rest? A radiographic kinematic assessment of 72 patients with chronic low back pain', European Spine Journal, vol. 27, pp. 1127 - 1135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-017-5400-4
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Ramakrishna VAS; Chamoli U; Viglione LL; Tsafnat N; Diwan AD, 2018, 'The Role of Sacral Slope in the Progression of a Bilateral Spondylolytic Defect at L5 to Spondylolisthesis: A Biomechanical Investigation Using Finite Element Analysis', Global Spine Journal, vol. 8, pp. 460 - 470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2192568217735802
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Ramakrishna VAS; Chamoli U; Viglione LL; Tsafnat N; Diwan AD, 2018, 'Mild (not severe) disc degeneration is implicated in the progression of bilateral L5 spondylolysis to spondylolisthesis', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-018-2011-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Viglione LL; Chamoli U; Diwan AD, 2017, 'Is Stand-Alone Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion a Safe and Efficacious Treatment for Isthmic Spondylolisthesis of L5-S1?', Global Spine Journal, vol. 7, pp. 587 - 595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2192568217699210
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Aquilina P; Parr WCH; Chamoli U; Wroe S, 2015, 'Finite Element Analysis of Patient-Specific Condyle Fracture Plates: A Preliminary Study', CRANIOMAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA & RECONSTRUCTION, vol. 8, pp. 111 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1395385
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Korkusuz MH; Sabnis AB; Manolescu AR; Tsafnat N; Diwan AD, 2015, 'Global and segmental kinematic changes following sequential resection of posterior osteoligamentous structures in the lumbar spine: An in vitro biomechanical investigation using pure moment testing protocols', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, vol. 229, pp. 812 - 821, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411915612503
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Chen AS; Diwan AD, 2014, 'Interpedicular kinematics in an in vitro biomechanical assessment of a bilateral lumbar spondylolytic defect', Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 29, pp. 1108 - 1115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.10.002
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Diwan AD; Tsafnat N, 2014, 'Pedicle screw-based posterior dynamic stabilizers for degenerative spine: In vitro biomechanical testing and clinical outcomes', Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, vol. 102, pp. 3324 - 3340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.34986
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Aquilina P; Parr WCH; Chamoli U; Wroe S; Clausen P, 2014, 'A Biomechanical Comparison of Three 1.5-mm Plate and Screw Configurations and a Single 2.0-mm Plate for Internal Fixation of a Mandibular Condylar Fracture', CRANIOMAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA & RECONSTRUCTION, vol. 7, pp. 208 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1375172
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Chen AS; Diwan AD, 2014, 'Letters', Spine, vol. 39, pp. 921 - 921, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0000000000000310
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Chen AS; Diwan AD, 2014, 'To the editor', Spine, vol. 39, pp. 921, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0000000000000310
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Wroe S; Chamoli U; Clausen P; Parr WCH; Ridgely R; Witmer L, 2013, 'Comparative Biomechanical Modeling of Metatherian and Placental Saber-Tooths: A Different Kind of Bite for an Extreme Pouched Predator', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0066888
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Diwan AD; Tsafnat N, 2013, 'Pedicle screw‐based posterior dynamic stabilizers for degenerative spine: in vitro biomechanical testing and clinical outcomes', Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbma.34986
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Parr WCH, 2012, 'Finite element micro-modelling of a human ankle bone reveals the importance of the trabecular network to mechanical performance: and new methods for the generation and comparison of 3D models', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 46, pp. 200 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.11.011
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Parr W; Wroe S; Chamoli U; Richards H; Mccurry M; Clausen P; McHenry C, 2012, 'Toward integration of geometric morphometrics and computational biomechanics: New methods for 3D virtual reconstruction and quantitative analysis of Finite Element Models', Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 301, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.030
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Oldfield C; Clausen P; McHenry C; Chamoli U; Parr W; Stynder D; Wroe S, 2011, 'Finite Element Analysis of ursid cranial mechanics and the prediction of feeding behaviour in the extinct giant Agriotherium africanum', Journal of Zoology, vol. 286, pp. 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2011.00862.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Wroe S; Ferrara T; McHenry C; Curnoe D; Chamoli U, 2010, 'The craniomandibular mechanics of being human', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B - Biological Sciences, vol. 277, pp. 3579 - 3586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.0509
  • Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Diwan A; Chen X; Chamoli U; fogel H, 2020, 'Clinicians’ perceptions around discectomy surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a survey of orthopaedic and neuro-surgeons in Australia and New Zealand', in Clinicians’ perceptions around discectomy surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a survey of orthopaedic and neuro-surgeons in Australia and New Zealand, virtual, presented at Proceeding of the 2020 Spine Society of Australia Virtual Meetin, virtual, 20 November 2020 - 20 November 2020
    Conference Posters | 2017
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Diwan A; Ramakrishna V; Viglione LL; Tsafnat N; Chamoli U, 2017, 'The role of L5-S1 disc shape in the progression of bilateral L5 spondylolytic defect to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical investigation using finite element analysis.', Lake Harmony (PA)., presented at ORS PSRS 4th International Spine Research Symposium, Lake Harmony (PA)., 23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017
    Conference Posters | 2017
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Ramakrishna V; Chamoli U; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2017, 'The role of sacral slope in the progression of bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical investigation using finite element analysis', Athens (Greece), presented at International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine 44th Annual Meeting, Athens (Greece), 29 May 2017 - 02 June 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Ramakrishna V; Chamoli U; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2017, 'The role of sacral slope in the progression of bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical investigation using finite element analysis', Hobart, presented at Spine Society of Australia 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, 07 April 2017 - 09 April 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Sritharan K; Chamoli U; Kuan J; Diwan A, 2017, 'Validity of Sagittal and Axial Plane Metrics in the Assessment of Cervical Canal Stenosis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging', Toronto Canada, presented at Annual Scientific meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery, Toronto Canada, 10 April 2017 - 13 April 2017
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Goldmann J; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2016, 'Nucleus implant geometry significantly influences bending stiffness of the human lumbar motion segment: A finite element modelling study', in XIV Adelaide Spinal Research Symposium, XIV Adelaide Spinal Research Symposium, Adelaide, presented at XIV Adelaide Spinal Research Symposium, Adelaide, 11 August 2016 - 13 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Goldmann J; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2016, 'Nucleus implant geometry significantly nfluencesbending stiffness of the human lumbar motion segment: A finite element modeling study', Sydney, presented at St George Medical Symposium, Sydney, 13 October 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Ramakrishna V; Chamoli U; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2016, 'The role of sacral slope in the progression of bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical Investigation using Finite Element Analysis.', Sydney, presented at St George Medical Symposium, Sydney, 13 October 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Goldmann J; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2016, 'Nucleus implant geometry significantly influencesbending stiffness of the human lumbar motion segment: A finite element modeling study.', Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide, presented at 14th ACRS Spinal Research Symposium, Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide, 11 August 2016 - 13 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Goldmann J; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2016, '. Nucleus implant geometry significantly influencesbending stiffness of the human lumbar motion segment: A finite element modeling study', Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide, presented at 14th ACRS Spinal Research Symposium, Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide, 11 August 2016 - 13 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Ramakrishna V; Chamoli U; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2016, 'The role of sacral slope in the progression of bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 to spondylolisthesis: A biomechanical Investigation using Finite Element Analysis', Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide, presented at 14th ACRS Spinal Research Symposium, Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide, 11 August 2016 - 13 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2016, 'Biomechanical evaluation of a bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 and its progression into two clinically observed spondylolisthesis patterns: A finite element study', Singapore, presented at International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS SpineWeek 2016), Singapore, 16 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Tsafnat N; Diwan A, 2016, 'Trade-off between restoring stability and endplate stresses in the lumbar spine using different volume grades of a nucleus arthroplasty system: A finite element study', Singapore, presented at International Society for Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS SpineWeek 2016), Singapore, 16 May 2016 - 20 May 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Diwan A; Chamoli U; Tsafnat N, 2015, 'Biomechanical analysis of a bilateral spondylolytic defect at L5 and its progression into two clinically observed spondylolisthesis patterns: A finite element study', Philadelphia, presented at ORS – Philadelphia Spine Research Society 3rd International Spine Research Symposium, Philadelphia, 09 November 2015 - 12 November 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chamoli U; Korkusuz MH; Diwan A, 2015, 'The importance of posterior osteoligamentous structures to lumbar spine stability and new perspectives on spinal motion metrics', Canberra, presented at Spine Society of Australia annual scientific meeting, Canberra, 10 April 2015 - 12 April 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Diwan A; Chamoli U, 2014, 'The Importance of Posterior Osteoligamentous Structures to Lumbar Spine Stability: An in vitro Biomechanical Investigation', Miami, FL, presented at 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery, Miami, FL, 30 April 2014 - 02 May 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Sabnis A; Chamoli U; Diwan A, 2014, 'Is L5-S1 Motion Segment Different from that Rest? – A Radiological Kinematic Study of 84 Patients with Chronic Back Pain.', Miami FL, presented at 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery, Miami FL, 30 April 2014 - 02 May 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Chen AS; Chamoli U; Diwan A, 2014, 'In-vitro biomechanical implications of a bilateral pars interarticularis defect: Do we need a different spinal implant? Podium Presentation (New investigator award in Basic Science category)', Sydney, presented at Annual St George Medical Symposia Oct 2014, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Uphar Chamoli
    Wroe S; Chamoli U; Parr W; Ridgely RC; Witmer LM, 2012, '3D BIOMECHANICAL MODELLING OF MARSUPIAL AND PLACENTAL SABRE-TOOTHS: A DIFFERENT KIND OF BITE FOR AN EXTREME POUCHED PREDATOR', in JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC, N Carolina Museum Nat Sci, Raleigh, NC, pp. 196 - 196, presented at 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Vertebrate-Paleontology, N Carolina Museum Nat Sci, Raleigh, NC, 17 October 2012 - 20 October 2012, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000313496400640&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

  • Best Abstract and Presentation award. Asia-Pacific Society of Lateral Access Surgery meeting, Sydney, 2017
  • Young Investigator Award in Basic Science category, St. George & Sutherland Medical Research Symposium, Sydney, 2014
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (PhD) from UNSW Sydney, 2012
  • Postgraduate Writing Award from the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences (BEES), UNSW Australia, 2011
  • Comp Biomech International Summer Research Scholarship for undergraduates, School of BEES, UNSW Australia, 2008
  • International Summer Research Scholarship for undergraduates, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 2007

Grants

  • AO Spine Discovery and Innovation Award 2019. Decay Variance: A Novel MRI Tool for Quantifying Intervertebral Disc Degeneration in Low Back Pain. Sheldrick, K, Chamoli, U, Diwan, A
  • Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant 2018 to attend the 45th annual ISSLS meeting in Banff (Canada). Chamoli, U
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgery Research Grant 2017. The mechanical burden on the facet-joint capsule and adjacent segments with the lateral placement of a lordotic cage with and without the release of the anterior longitudinal ligament. Chamoli, U and Diwan, A
  • AO Spine Australia and New Zealand Research Grant 2016. The role of sacral slope and disc degeneration in the progression of vertebral slippage in low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis of L5-S1: A finite element study. Chamoli, U, Tsafnat, N, Diwan, A

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