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Jeremy Alland
Howard An
Gunnar Andersson
Bernard Bach Jr.
Richard Berger
Joshua Blomgren
Nicole Boniquit
Julia Bruene
Charles Bush-Joseph
David Cheng
Mark Cohen
Brian Cole
Matthew Colman
Craig Della Valle
Christopher DeWald
David Fardon
John Fernandez
April Fetzer
Brian Forsythe
Jorge Galante
Tad Gerlinger
Leda Ghannad
Steven Gitelis
Edward Goldberg
Kamran Hamid
George Holmes Jr.
Joshua Jacobs
Monica Kogan
Simon Lee
Brett Levine
Johnny Lin
Gregory Lopez
Jeffrey Mjaanes
Denis Nam
Shane Nho
Gregory Nicholson
Wayne Paprosky
Frank Phillips
Richard Rodarte
Anthony Romeo
Aaron Rosenberg
Kern Singh
Madhu Singh
Scott Sporer
Nicholas Ting
Nikhil Verma
Kathleen Weber
Joel Williams
Robert Wysocki
Adam Yanke
Howard S. An, M.D.
Spine, Back & Neck Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

The Morton International Endowed Chair Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Director Spine Fellowship Program, Rush University Medical Center

As one of the leading authorities on spinal surgery, Dr. An has published more than 280 peer-reviewed original articles, 110 chapters and 20 books on spinal surgery and instrumentation. Dr. An has held the inaugural Morton International Endowed Chair position at Rush University Medical Center since 1997, and is Director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship Program at Rush. He held the position of Director of the Division of Spine Surgery for 14 years. Under his leadership, the Division has flourished, excelling in patient care, research and education.

Dr. An served as Director of Spine Surgery for eight years at the Medical College of Wisconsin. A medical graduate from the Medical College of Ohio in 1982, Dr. An stayed at the school to complete his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery. He followed his internship and residency with a spine surgery fellowship at Rothman Institute-Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. An is a recipient of the 1990 North American Traveling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association, the 1995 Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship, and the 2011 Kappa Delta Award from Orthopaedic Research Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. An is currently involved in research in the fields of spinal biomechanics and tissue engineering with funding from NIH, industries, and foundations.

Dr. An has served as a board and committee member of several medical societies and associations, including the North American Spine Society, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (president in 2010), Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, Orthopaedic Research Society, and American Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Howard An was voted among the top 1% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.

Practice Emphasis:Spine Surgery
Medical School:Medical College of Ohio
Residency:Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH - Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship:Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA - Spine Surgery
Board Certification:Orthopaedic Surgery
Special Procedures:Cervical spinal surgery
Scoliosis surgery
Microsurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery
Spinal instrumentation
Research Interests:Tissue engineering of the intervertebral disc
Spinal biomechanics
Second Language:Korean
Disclosures:AAOS Record of Disclosure
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Support Staff

Jaclyn Catalano

Dr. An has office hours at the following location:

Rush University Medical Center

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Grateful Patient Supports Research to Help Future Patients
Dr. An Recognized for his Advanced Clinical Research at the AAOS Meeting
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MOR Physicians Named 100 Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in U.S.
MOR Physicians Make 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® List
MOR Surgeons Top Becker's Top Specialists Lists

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