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Research Interests

I am the Director of Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Northwestern and a Spine Surgeon with fellowship training in both Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Neurosurgery. I specialize in cervical spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. My experience and research include the areas of cervical spine surgery, cervical myelopathy, herniated discs, minimally invasive surgery, spine trauma and spinal cord injuries. I also care for patients with spinal stenosis, spine cancers and tumors, and neck pain. I am known for my clinical research on patient outcomes, genetics of spinal disease, and injuries of the spine and spinal cord. I am also known for my research in cost-effectiveness and value in spine care, making spine surgery here at Northwestern, as well as throughout the United States and the world, safer and more effective. Click here to listen to a radio interview with Dr. Patel discussing minimally invasive spine surgery Click here to read Dr. Patel's Ortho-pinion featured in ANationInMotion.org

Certifications and Licenses

Orthopaedic Surgery

Training Experience

2001Internship, Barnes Jewish Hospital
2004Residency, Barnes Jewish Hospital
2006Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2000

Research interests

  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Spine
  • Outcome Measures
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Oncology
  • Spine Trauma

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Spine Medicine & Life Sciences
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Diskectomy Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2013 2021

Research Output 2003 2020

Clinical and radiological outcome of non-surgical management of thoracic and lumbar spinal fracture-dislocations — a historical analysis in the era of modern spinal surgery

Joaquim, A. F., Schroeder, G. D., Patel, A. A. & Vaccaro, A. R., Jan 2 2020, In : Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 43, 1, p. 3-9 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Spinal Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Bed Rest

A Comparison of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures to Evaluate Dysphagia and Dysphonia After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Rosenthal, B. D., McCarthy, M. H., Bhatt, S., Savage, J. W., Singh, K., Hsu, W. K. & Patel, A. A., Nov 15 2019, In : The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 27, 22, p. 848-853 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deglutition Disorders
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Visual Analog Scale
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Appointments and Schedules
Current Procedural Terminology
Ambulatory Care

A simplified treatment algorithm for treating thoracic and lumbar spine trauma

Joaquim, A. F., Patel, A. A., Schroeder, G. D. & Vaccaro, A. R., Jul 4 2019, In : Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 42, 4, p. 416-422 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Wounds and Injuries
Intraoperative Complications

Can the American College of Surgeons Risk Calculator Predict 30-Day Complications after Cervical Spine Surgery?

McCarthy, M. H., Singh, P., Maslak, J., Nayak, R., Jenkins, T. J., Hsu, W. K. & Patel, A. A., Nov 1 2019, In : Clinical spine surgery. 32, 9, p. 357-362 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Current Procedural Terminology
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Body Mass Index
Logistic Models