Alpesh A Patel

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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

Certifications and Licenses

Orthopaedic Surgery

Training Experience

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, 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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