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.
"Achieving 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] push the envelope in minimally invasive spine surgery."
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Singh has presented his research more than 500 times across the world and earned a Best Paper recognition at the North American Spine Society 2016 Annual Meeting. He was a traveling fellow for the Cervical Spine Research Society and recently appointed to the chair of the spine program committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting from 2017 to 2020.