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Patients Markedly Underestimate Radiation Exposure From Spinal Imaging

In a recent survey, patients with spinal conditions substantially underestimated the radiation dose of computed tomography (CT) scans, and more than three-fourths mistakenly believed that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are associated with radiation exposure. The findings were reported in the March issue of The Spine Journal. “These findings indicate a deficiency in patient knowledge regarding the risks of their care,” said senior author Kern Singh, MD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at [...]

Dr. Kern Singh launches Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group: 5 things to know

Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago Kern Singh, MD, founded the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group. "The MISSG is an international organization dedicated to advancement of minimally invasive spine surgery that is truly the first of its kind," said Dr. Singh. "This collaborative effort between the world's leading minimally invasive spine surgeons will revolutionize the way in which we conduct minimally invasive spine research." Read More at Becker's Spine Review >>

Kern Singh, MD, promoted to full professor of orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center

MidWest Orthopedics at Rush announced Kern Singh, MD, co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at the center, was promoted to full professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Singh, a spine, back and neck orthopedic surgeon, joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rush University Medical Center in 2005. According to a press release, Singh is a leader in minimally invasive spinal surgery and teaches techniques in this field to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from [...]

Kern Singh, M.D. Promoted to Full Professor at Rush

Kern Singh, M.D., an 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 Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. As indicated in the January 19, 2017 news release, “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 [...]

Rush University Medical Center promotes Dr. Kern Singh to full professor

Kern Singh, MD, co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was promoted to a full professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Singh joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rush University Medical Center in 2005 and teaches minimally invasive spine surgery techniques to physicians from around the world. He also participates in spinal instrumentation design and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers throughout his career. Read More [...]

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Dr. Kern Singh Promoted to Full Professor

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. Read More >>

Drs. Kern Singh, Hyun Bae & more: 5 spine surgeons & neurosurgeons recently receiving honors — Jan. 9, 2017

Here are five spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who recently received awards or promotions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appointed Kern Singh, MD, spine program committee chair for the society's 2017 through 2020 annual meetings. Dr. Singh is the co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. Read More at Becker's Spine Review >>>

Kern Singh, M.D.: Spine Committee Chair for AAOS Meetings

Kern Singh, M.D., co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, will serve as Spine Program Committee Chair for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meetings (2017-2020). “Overseeing the spine section of the largest orthopedic society in the world is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Singh said in the December 12, 2016 news release. “With all the advances in minimally invasive procedures and outpatient spine surgeries, it’s an exciting time to be in the field. [...]

Spine surgery start time impacts same-day discharge: 5 key notes

A new study published in Spine examines the impact of surgery start times for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion patients. The researchers gathered data from a surgical database for patients who underwent ACDF from 2013 to 2015. There were 106 patients included in the study, either grouped into the early or late cohorts. There were 60 patients in the early cohort and 46 patients in the late cohort. Read More at Becker's Spine >>