Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Rebecca Kuo of MK Orthopaedics Surgery & Rehabilitation

Spine Leaders

Rebecca Kuo, MD, JD, is a spine surgeon practicing with MK Orthopaedics Surgery & Rehabilitation in Joliet, Ill. She previously practiced at Joliet, Ill.-based Meridian Medical Associates. She is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.

Dr. Kuo focuses on minimally invasive spinal surgery; scoliosis and spinal deformity; cervical decompression and fusion; anterior and posterior lumbar decompression and lumbar fusion. She has an active interest in research. She has previously examined the efficacy of postoperative continuous local anesthetic infusion at the iliac bone graft site after spinal athrodesis.


Dr. Kuo earned her medical degree at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she also completed her residency. She has completed a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law and has honors in medical ethics and law. She also earned a highest grade award in comparative law.


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