Kariman Abelin Genevois


Dr. Kariman Abelin Genevois is head of the Orthopedic Department and the scientific chief officer at the Medico Surgical Center of Les Massues – French Red Cross, Lyon (France).

Dr. Abelin Genevois earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Lyon. She completed her general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, training both in pediatric and adult orthopedic surgery. She completed her specialization by a four year fellowship and 2 years assistant professorship in three of the biggest pediatric hospitals in France, Trousseau Hospital (Paris), Sick Children Hospital of Necker (Paris) and the Mother and Child University Hospital (Lyon).

Dr. Abelin Genevois has also been graduated as PhD in 2015 after 3 years research program in Biomechanics at Toulouse University (France). Her PhD thesis focusing on the long term biomechanical impact of spinal fusions in AIS on the lumbar spine.

She is since 2015 a full time Staff Senior Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Medico Surgical Hospital of Les Massues but still collaborates actively with the Pediatric Orthopedic Departments of Lyon and Saint Etienne. She is also involved in the CP management care through outpatient clinics in three major pediatric and adult care centers for disabled patients. She is an active coordinator of the Research Program of her Center. Her research interest are mainly directed to AIS (etiology, prediction of progression and optimal surgical decision making), sagittal balance of the spine, and gait/balance analysis in spinal disorders of children.

Dr. Abelin Genevois is an active member of the French Pediatric Surgery Association (member of the Research Council), an active member of the French College of Orthopedic Surgery, active member of the French Spine Society, active member of the Scoliosis Research Society (leading the Early Career Surgeon Task Force) and member of the European Pediatric Orthopedic Society and the Nordic Spine Deformity Society. Through SRS and Eurospine, she has yearly organized and co chaired education courses and is faculty member in leading pediatric orthopedic and spine educational programs.