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Dr. Wellington Hsu

Dr. Wellington Hsu is a Clifford C. Raisbeck Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu’s clinical practice focuses on the use of minimally invasive procedures to treat spinal disorders. This includes the integration of technological advances such as image navigation, percutaneous instrumentation placement, and robotic surgery. He has widely popularized the use of novel techniques to shorten recovery times and improve outcomes such as lateral interbody lumbar fusions, cortical pedicle screws, and posterior tubular access surgery. Dr. Hsu has been widely recognized for his expertise and helped introduce these technologies internationally. He regularly dedicates his time to help attending surgeons incorporate these techniques into their respective practices.

Dr. Hsu’s education and experience include the following:

  • B.S in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • Doctor of Medicine from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery General Surgery Internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of California—Los Angeles
  • Post-Doctoral Orthopaedic Basic Science Fellowship at the University of California—Los Angeles
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin—Madison

Dr. Hsu’s awards and recognition include the following:

  • 2019 Collaborative Research Catalyst Award, McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern Medicine
  • 2018 Mentor of the Year, Medical Faculty Council, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 2018 “Asian Influences” Career Achievement Award, ABC-7 Eyewitness News
  • 2018 Best Paper of the Year, Global Spine Journal
  • 2018 Best Basic Science Research Award, Cervical Spine Research Society
  • 2017 Best Basic Science Presentation, Cervical Spine Research Society
  • 2017 Best Clinical Research Paper, North American Spine Society
  • 2017 Best Research Paper, American Bone and Joint Surgeons