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**Information is for general education purposes only.  No instruction on this website is associated with “guarantees” in respect to outcome

 

 

 

Wellington K. Hsu, M.D.

 

    Clifford C. Raisbeck Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Dr. Hsu has joint appointments in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  and has been recognized as an international leader in the operative treatment of cervical and lumbar spinal disorders by portals such as: 

 

    The Wall Street Journal

    USA Today

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Boston Globe

    New York Post

    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    ESPN.com

 

Dr. Hsu heads a number of programs within the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine including:

 

   - Laboratory for Regenerative Technologies of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  His research interests focus on regenerative technologies as bone graft substitutes for spine fusion such as stem cell therapy, nanotechnology, and osteoinductive growth factors.

 

    Recognized as Top 10 Spine Surgeon in Biologics Research

    Calling for More Evidence in Spinal Biologics

    Researching Bone Healing in Smokers

    Defining role of PRP in Orthopaedic Applications

    

    - The Professional Athlete Spine Initiative (PASI), which retrospectively studies clinical outcomes in elite professional athletes after spine surgery.  He has been widely interviewed for his expertise in outcomes of high-performance athletes.  

 

    Noted doctor explains the NFL...

    Surgeons Upbeat

    Returning to Football after Fusion Surgery

    Knicks have to be patient...

    PGA Golfer returns after Spine Fusion

    Cervical Surgery not a Career-Ender in NFL players

    After Back Surgery, NFL Lineman Can Return

    Disc Herniations in NFL Athletes: Interview

 

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Specialty

  • Degenerative Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma/Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spine Infections

 

Education

  • B.S. Music Performance - Violin, University of Wisconsin
  • M.D. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

 

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center

 

Fellowship

  • Basic Science Fellowship, UCLA Medical Center
  • Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

 

Certification

  American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Membership

  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Institute for Bionanotechnology in Medicine
  • AO Spine Foundation
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society

 

Consultant

 

Major League Baseball - Chicago Cubs franchise

National Football League

 

For a list of selected published journal articles, please click here

Click for Dr. Hsu’s recent talks/interviews on:

 

Recovery from  Lumbar Spine Fusion

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NBA Back Injuries

 

 

 

 

NFL Neck Injuries

 

 

 

 

PRP Applications for Orthopaedic Conditions

 

 

Basics of Biologics Teaching Video

 

 

 

 

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Cervical Laminoplasty

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ACDF

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

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Lumbar Laminectomy

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Lumbar Posterior Fusion

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ALIF

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TLIF

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Cervical Laminectomy/Fusion

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Posterior foraminotomy

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DLIF

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MIS TLIF

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