Dr. Howard An Selected as Recipient of 2023 Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award

February 13, 2023

Congratulations to our colleague, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush spine surgeon Dr. Howard An, for being awarded the very prestigious 2023 Leon Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.

ISSLS is the world's oldest, multidisciplinary international spine society.  He is the second MOR recipient of this award, joining former MOR spine surgeon Dr. Gunnar Andersson.

This recognition is a testament to the impact Dr. An has had on the field worldwide and how he has served and continues to serve as a role model to many. He will be honored in Melbourne this May at 2023 Spineweek. 

About Dr. Howard An

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.