Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Kevin Gill of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Written by Laura Dyrda | September 07, 2010 | Print  |
In addition to his work as professor and vice chairman of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and co-director of the UT Southwestern Spine Center, Kevin Gill, MD, has found the time to make significant contributions to spine surgery procedures through his research focused on degenerative disorders. He has most recently received the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery for outstanding orthopedic research, in which he studied degenerative disc disease in identical twins.

Dr. Gill's professional experience involves diagnosis and treatment of degenerative cervical and lumbar spine conditions through spinal fusions, disc arthroplasty and minimally invasive spine surgery methods. Recently, he lent his expertise to a story about preventing spinal disorders in The Dallas Morning News. He recommends adults avoid future back pain and disorders by alternating between standing and sitting, carrying loads close to the body and keeping correct posture when working at a desk.

"Bottom line: if it's bothering your back or neck, quit doing it or make adjustments," said Dr. Gill in the article.

Before achieving his current position, Dr. Gill served as the vice president of medical services at UT Southwest Medical Center and the University Hospital-St. Paul in Dallas. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Spine Surgery. His professional affiliations include memberships to the North American Spine Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. Dr. Gill serves as an advisory editor of The Spine Journal.

Dr. Gill earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his master of medical management from Tulane University in New Orleans. His additional training includes a residency in orthopedic surgery at UT Southwestern and fellowships in disorders of the spine at The London (England) Clinic and the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Read other coverage on orthopedic and spine physician leaders:

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Daniel Garza of Stanford Hospital & Clinics

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Bob Waskowitz

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