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Howard An
Gunnar Andersson
Bernard Bach Jr.
Richard Berger
Joshua Blomgren
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
David Garras
Tad Gerlinger
Steven Gitelis
Edward Goldberg
George Holmes Jr.
Joshua Jacobs
Monica Kogan
Simon Lee
Brett Levine
Johnny Lin
Jeffrey Mjaanes
Shane Nho
Gregory Nicholson
Wayne Paprosky
Frank Phillips
Richard Rodarte
Anthony Romeo
Aaron Rosenberg
Kern Singh
Scott Sporer
Nikhil Verma
Kathleen Weber
Robert Wysocki
Adam Yanke
Kern Singh, M.D.
Spine, Back & Neck Orthopedic Surgeon
Kern Singh, M.D.

Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Associate Professor, Co-Director Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, Rush University Medical Center

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.

For more information about Dr. Singh visit

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
Microscopic surgery
Research Interests:Minimally invasive, motion sparing spinal technology
Spinal disc degeneration
Lumbar disc replacement
Disclosures:AAOS Record of Disclosure
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Support Staff

Meghan Cronin, MS, PA-C
Christopher McGee, MMS, PA-C

Dr. Singh has office hours at the following locations:

Central DuPage Hospital - Outpatient Services
Rush University Medical Center
Prairie Medical Center of Westchester

In the News

Growth of Outpatient Spine Surgery Warrants More Research
What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome? Dr. Singh Shares His Expertise with Spine Surgery Today
Back Surgery: What You Need to Know Before Going under the Knife
Dr. Kern Singh Discusses Tiger's Return to Golf after Back Surgery
MOR Spine Surgeons Dr. Phillips and Dr. Singh Comment on the Sunshine Act
Dr. Kern Singh's 'Style' Puts Patients at Ease
Dr. Singh Honored by the North American Spine Society
Dr. Singh Nominated for 'Best Clinical Paper' at the NASS 28th Annual Meeting
Peyton Manning's Recovery Process Explained by Dr. Singh
Dr. An and Dr. Singh Serve as Editors of Spine Related Publications
MOR Surgeon Launches Study on Spinal Surgeries
Examining Low Back Pain
Bill Walton, Dr. Phillips & Dr. Singh at MIS Institute Grand Opening Event
Walton Talks about MOR Minimally Invasive Spine Institute in Chicago
MOR Physicians Named 100 Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in U.S.

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