Spine, Back & Neck Orthopedic Surgeon
Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Co-Director Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
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 and most recently was an invited guest lecturer to Saudi Arabia. He is also extensively involved in designing new minimally invasive spinal instrumentation for cutting-edge spinal surgery.
Dr. Singh's clinical interests include the minimally invasive treatment of complex degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Singh also specializes in minimally invasive treatment of spinal tumors and adult spinal deformities.
Dr. Singh is known for his excellent outcomes and his use of cutting-edge procedures. He 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.
A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Singh completed his training at Emory University in a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical spine fellowship.
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|Practice Emphasis:||Spine Surgery|
|Medical School:||Jefferson Medical College|
|Residency:||Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center|
|Fellowship:||Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Board Certification:||Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Special Procedures:||Minimally invasive spinal fusion and instrumentation|
Anterior thoracic and lumbar surgery
Spinal disc replacement
|Research Interests:||Minimally invasive, motion sparing spinal technology|
Spinal disc degeneration
Lumbar disc replacement
|Disclosures:||AAOS Record of Disclosure|
Clinical Support Staff
Christopher McGee, MMS, PA-C
Ashley Richards, PA
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