January 19, 2017
Dr. Kern Singh, spine, back and neck orthopedic surgeon and Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has been promoted to full Professor in the Department of Orthoapedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.
A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Dr. Singh completed his training at Emory University. Since joining Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rush University Medical Center in 2005, Dr. Kern Singh has become internationally recognized as a leader in the area of minimally invasive spinal surgery and frequently teaches minimally invasive techniques to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from around the world. He is frequently involved in designing new minimally invasive spinal instrumentation for cutting-edge spinal surgery and widely known for his excellent patient outcomes.
During his tenure at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Singh has been prolific publishing over 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He has been an editor for eight spine surgery textbooks. Dr. Singh has presented his research over 500 times nationally and internationally. In addition, has received several academic accolades including most recently Best Paper at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2016 Annual Meeting and served as a traveling fellow for the Cervical Spine Research Society. Most recently, he has been appointed to serve as the Chair of the Spine Program Committee for the AAOS Annual Meeting from 2017-2020 and is the principal researcher in several FDA clinical trials. Dr. Singh is also listed as one of the nation's top spine surgeons and specialists in Becker's Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management.
"Achieving a full Professor status is a dream come true," said Dr. Singh. "I want to personally thank my father for pushing me academically and professionally. He is my mentor, role model and the father I hope to be to my kids. I hope to continue to teach and educate the next generation of Spine Surgeons. Constantly engaging with pre-med and medical students, residents and fellows helps to keep me intellectually challenged and to help push the envelope in minimally invasive spinal surgery."
Dr. Singh's clinical interests include the minimally invasive treatment of complex spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Singh also specializes in minimally invasive treatment of spinal tumors and adult spinal deformities.