Dr Ordia is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon. He joined the Pain and Wellness Center in 2004.
After completing his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital, he served as Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. He was promoted to Professor of Neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine.
He is a respected and internationally known expert in the field of neuro-modulation (implantable devices for management of pain and spasticity).
When we contain their pain, we give many of our patients an opportunity to live life to the fullest.
He is an accomplished teacher and researcher and has published in many prestigious professional journals.
Dr. Ordia has written a children’s book, and he is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Dafidi and Abdul: Beyond Friends.
Dr. Ordia was honored with the 2016 Department of Surgery award for Clinical Excellence and Professionalism by North Shore Medical Center, Partners Health Care.
Education & Publications
University of Ibadan
General Surgery Residency, New York University Medical Center, NYC, 1972-1973
Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston MA, 1973-1974
Neurosurgical Residency: Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, 1975-1979
Diplomate of the American Board of Neurosurgical Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
Mark VH, Ordia IJ. The Controversies over the use of Neurosurgery in aggressive states and an assessment of the critics of this kind of surgery. In: Morley T, ed. Current Controversies in Neurosurgery. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 1976:722-729.
Strand RD, Baker RA, Ordia IJ, Arkins TJ. Metrizamide ventriculography and computed tomography in lesions about the third ventricle. Radiology. Aug 1978;128(2):405-410.
Ordia IJ, Strand R, Gilles F, Welch K. Computerized tomography of contusional clefts in the white matter in infants. Report of two cases. J Neurosurg. May 1981;54(5):696-698.
Ordia JI, Mark VH. Evaluation of headache. JAMA. Nov 6 1981;246(18):2031-2032.
Beers GJ, Carter AP, Ordia JI, Shapiro M. Sinus pericranii with dural venous lakes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Sep-Oct 1984;5(5):629-631.
Grasberger RC, Spatz EL, Mortara RW, Ordia JI, Yeston NS. Effect of high-frequency ventilation versus conventional mechanical ventilation on ICP in head-injured dogs. J Neurosurg. Jun 1984;60(6):1214-1218.
Rosenberg D, Baskies AM, Deckers PJ, Leiter BE, Ordia JI, Yablon IG. Pyogenic sacroiliitis. An absolute indication for computerized tomographic scanning. Clin Orthop Relat Res. Apr 1984(184):128-132.
Venna N, Sabin TD, Ordia JI, Mark VH. Treatment of severe Parkinson’s disease by intraventricular injection of dopamine. Appl Neurophysiol. 1984;47(1-2):62-64.
Jacobs LM, Berrizbeitia LD, Ordia J. Crowbar impalement of the brain. J Trauma. Apr 1985;25(4):359-361.
Hernanz-Schulman M, Welch K, Strand R, Ordia JI. Acoustic neuromas in children. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. May-Jun 1986;7(3):519-521.
Yablon IG, Ordia J, Freed M, Spatz E, Mortara R. Anterior decompression and rigid internal fixation of cervical spine injuries. Paraplegia. 1986;24:49.
Ordia JI, Mortara RW, Spatz EL. Audible cerebrospinal fluid flow through a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Report of two cases. J Neurosurg. Sep 1987;67(3):460-462.
Ordia J. Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. In: JJ H, Witzburg RA, Cohen A, eds. Clinical problems in acute care medicine. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 1989:462-467.
Ordia JI. Neurologic function seven years after crowbar impalement of the brain. Surg Neurol. Aug 1989;32(2):152-155.
Yablon IG, Ordia J, Mortara R, Reed J, Spatz E. Acute ascending myelopathy of the spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). Oct 1989;14(10):1084-1089.
Kase CS, O’Neal AM, Fisher M, Girgis GN, Ordia JI. Intracranial hemorrhage after use of tissue plasminogen activator for coronary thrombolysis. Ann Intern Med. Jan 1 1990;112(1):17-21.
Yablon IG, Palumbo M, Spatz E, Mortara R, Reed J, Ordia J. Nerve root recovery in complete injuries of the cervical spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). Oct 1991;16(10 Suppl):S518-521.
Bourke DL, Spatz E, Motara R, Ordia JI, Reed J, Hlavacek JM. Epidural opioids during laminectomy surgery for postoperative pain. J Clin Anesth. Jul-Aug 1992;4(4):277-281.
Coffey JR, Cahill D, Steers W, Park TS, Ordia J, et al. Intrathecal baclofen for intractable spasticity of spinal origin: results of a long-term multicenter study. J Neurosurg. Feb 1993;78(2):226-232.
Ordia J, Schulte B. Intrathecal Baclofen in the Management of Severe Spasticity. Pharmacy & Therapeutics. 1994;19(5):461-472.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Spatz EL. Chronic intrathecal delivery of baclofen by a programmable pump for the treatment of severe spasticity. J Neurosurg. Sep 1996;85(3):452-457.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Spatz EL. Intrathecal Baclofen. J Neurosurg. May 1997;86(5):917-919.
Burke D, Ordia JI. Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury. In: Woo B, Nesathurai S, eds. The Rehabilitation of People with Traumatic Brain Injury. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science, Inc; 2000:19-33.
Ordia J. Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury. In: Woo B, Nesathurai S, eds. The Rehabilitation of People with Traumatic Brain Injury. Malden ,MA: Blackwell Science, Inc; 2000:35-43.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Spatz EL. Dysesthesia perceived as painful spasticity: A report of 3 cases. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. May 2001;82(5):697-699.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Chagnon KG, Spatz EL. Continuous Intrathecal Baclofen Infusion by a Programmable Pump in 131 Consecutive Patients with Severe Spasticity of Spinal Origin. Neuromodulation. 2002;5(1):16-24.
Ordia JI, Fischer E, Adamski E, Spatz EL. Continuous Intrathecal Baclofen Infusion Delivered by a Programmable Pump for the Treatment of Severe Spasticity Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuromodulation. 2002;5(2):103-107.
Stinchon JF, Shah NP, Ordia J, Oates E. Scintigraphic evaluation of intrathecal infusion systems: selection of patients for surgical or medical management. Clin Nucl Med. Jan 2006;31(1):1-4.
Ordia J, Vaisman J. Subcutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation With Paddle Lead for Treatment of Low Back Pain: Case Report. Neuromodulation. 2009;12(3):205-209.
Ordia JI. Brain impalement by an angle metal bar. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. May 2009;111(4):368-372.
Ordia JI, Vaisman J. Role of indium scans in assessing catheter malfunction with implanted spinal infusion pumps. PM R. Oct 2011;3(10):988.
Vaisman J, Markley H, Ordia J, Deer T. The treatment of Medically Intractable Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia with Supraorbital/Supratrochlear Stimulation: a retrospective case series. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 2012;15(4):374-380.
Silberstein SD, Dodick DW, Saper J, Huh B, Slavin KV, Sharan A, Reed K, Narouze S, Mogilner A, Goldstein J, Trentman T, Vaisma J, Ordia J, Weber P, Deer T, Levy R, Diaz RL, Washburn SN, Mekhail N. Safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves for the management of chronic migraine: results from a randomized, multicenter, double-blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia. Dec 2012;32(16):1165-1179.
Dodick DW, Silberstein SD, Reed KL, Deer TR, Slavin KV, Huh B, Sharan AD, Narouze S, Mogilner AY, Trentman TL, Ordia J, Vaisman J, Goldstein J, Mekhail N. Safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves for the management of chronic migraine: long-term results from a randomized, multicenter, double-blinded, controlled study. Cephalalgia. 2015 Apr;35(4):344-58. doi: 10.1177/0333102414543331. Epub 2014 Jul 30.
Sharan A, Huh B, Narouze S, Trentman T, Mogilner A, Vaisman J, Ordia J, Deer T, Venkatesan L, Slavin K. Analysis of adverse events in the management of chronic migraine by peripheral nerve stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2015 Jun;18(4):305-12; discussion 312. doi: 10.1111/ner.12243. Epub 2014 Oct 14