Awards

  • 2016 Becker’s “Spine Surgeon’s to Know”: Becker’s Spine Listing of Spinal Surgeons in the US.
  • Kirby von Kesler M.D. Golden Apple Award: Awarded by the orthopaedic residency program to their favorite faculty member for excellence in teaching and guidance. Union Memorial Hospital. June 2015
  • Served as a member of the official medical team for the NFL Baltimore Ravens
  • Awarded OMEGA grant to support specialized advanced training in spinal surgery. August 2012- July 2013
  • Awarded the Carl L. Nelson Physician in Training Award at the 2011 Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Meeting ($1000 award)
  • Selected as Northwestern University’s nomination to the Future Leaders Forum
  • Article published in AAOS Now, “Development and Implementation of a High Risk Spine Protocol at Northwestern Memorial Hospital“ was ranked #3 for the year 2011 in the category of “Editor’s Choice” by AAOS Now.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA): Elected as a junior in medical schoolrepresenting the top 4% of the medical school class
  • During medical school, received the highest grade of “outstanding” in all clinical rotations
  • Otto Saphir Scholarship for Excellence in Pathology- Highest cumulative grade in the year-long M2 pathology course from the UIC Medical School Class of 2007.
    Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) Honor Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Northwestern University
  • Emory Univercity
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS)
  • Penn Medicine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons