Dr. Kern 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. He is one of the few surgeons in the United States performing Endoscopic Spine 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 the 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. Dr. Singh was also appointed to serve as the chair of the Spine Program Committee for the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting from 2017-2020.
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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Outpatient Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery
- Endoscopic Spine Surgery (Suture-less spine surgery)
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
- Motion Preserving Spinal Surgery
- Failed Back & Neck Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Spinal Disc Replacement
- Microscopic Surgery
- Non-Narcotic Based Spinal Surgery
Minimally Invasive, Motion Sparing Spinal Technology
Spinal Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Disc Replacement
Clinical Support Staff
- Daniela Perez (SEC)
- Ivonne Sanchez (SEC)
- Christopher McGee (PA)
- Patrick Stagg (PA)
- Ariel Claeys (RN)
- Nadia Hrynewycz (RC)
- Veronica Herrera (MA)
Education / Certifications
Jefferson Medical College
Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
In The News
- Athlete returns to golf after three-level cervical disc replacement
- Hiking The Tetons Two Weeks After Minimally Invasive Neck Surgery
- Backpacker Ready to Hit the Trail after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Dr. Kern Singh Honored as Visiting Professor at Ohio State University
- Rush Occupational Therapist Back to Her ‘Old Self’ Following Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Dr. Kern Singh Featured Speaker on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Japan
- 5 Reasons Why Outpatient Spine Surgery Is Here To Stay From Dr. Kern Singh
- Dr. Kern Singh’s Research Paper Selected as the 2nd Place Clinical Research Award Paper
- New Postoperative Spine Anesthesia Protocol Reducing the Need for Post-Surgical Narcotics
- MOR Surgeons Among Those Recommended by Their Peers
- Dr. Kern Singh, Research Team, Win "Best Paper" at ISASS Annual Meeting
- Kern Singh, MD, Officially Launches Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group (MISSG)
- Dr. Kern Singh Promoted to Full Professor
- Dr. Kern Singh to Lead a Clinical Study on the FLXfit™ 3D Expandable Cage
- Dr. Kern Singh Appointed Spine Program Committee Chairman for AAOS
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