Honors & Accolades
Our Fellowship Director, Howard S. An, MD, The Morton International Endowed Chair, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, Dr. Howard An was voted among the top 1% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly.
The Spine Section Director, Frank M. Phillips, MD is a leader in the field and is a founder, board member and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Phillips has participated in the development of and pioneered several minimally invasive spinal techniques that are now widely used. He regularly teaches and lectures to spine surgeons nationally and internationally on minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Phillips was recently named one of the top 28 spine surgeons in the country by Orthopaedics this Week and is listed in Becker's Orthopaedic Spine and Pain Management as one of the nation's Top 100 spine surgeons and specialists.
Kern Singh, MD Chairman of the Spine Committee, AAOS 2017-2020. Kern Singh, MD, Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has officially founded the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group (MISSG) in 2017. The MISSG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote research and advancement in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery. MISSG is a collaborative, multi-institution organization that is focused on performing high-quality clinical research. The MISSG registry provides world-leading spine surgeons important resources to help advance minimally invasive spine care in the United States and internationally
Dr. Christopher DeWald was voted among the top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly. A board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Chris DeWald is a member of several professional organizations. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on advanced techniques in spinal surgery. Living and studying abroad has given Dr. DeWald a progressive perspective of this surgical specialty. Moreover, he is admired by his patients for his sensitivity to their needs.