Spine, Back & Neck Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
The Morton International Endowed Chair Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Director, Division of Spine Surgery and 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 Spine Surgery and Spine Fellowship Program at Rush.
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|
Microsurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery
|Research Interests:||Tissue engineering of the intervertebral disc|
|Disclosures:||AAOS Record of Disclosure|
Clinical Support Staff
Dr. An has office hours at the following location:
Rush University Medical Center
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