Kern Singh, MD

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush; Founder and President, Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group; Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Singh has dedicated his career to pioneering minimally invasive outpatient spinal surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spinal Institute at Rush. He is known for his excellent surgical outcomes and his use of cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Singh is an award-winning researcher and has published his findings in major medical journals (more than 200 publications, presentations and book chapters). He most recently won awards for his research including Best Paper at the North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) International Meetings in 2013. He frequently trains surgeons who observe his newly advanced surgical techniques in the operating room. He is also the principal researcher in several FDA clinical trials involving cervical disc replacements and motion-preserving spinal technology.

Dr. Singh is listed in Becker’s Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management as one of the nation’s Top 100 spine surgeons and specialists. He was also awarded the “Top 10″ Doctor Award, Most Compassionate Doctor, and Patient’s Choice Award from Vitals.com.

Dr. Singh has an international reputation in the area of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He frequently teaches minimally invasive techniques to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from around the world. He has given lectures at some of the finest institutions in American (Columbia Hospital NYC, Yale Medical Center) and across the World (Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, Sweden). He is also extensively involved in designing new minimally invasive spinal instrumentation for cutting-edge spinal surgery for which he holds several patents.