Dr. Harvinder Sandhu specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, microsurgery, computer-assisted surgery, and the study and use of spinal biologics. He completed his training in spinal surgery at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and was subsequently Chief of the Spinal Surgery Service at UCLA until 1997. At that time he was recruited to join the staff at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Sandhu has more than 75 peer reviewed scientific publications in areas such as biologic enhancement of spinal surgery and novel minimally invasive management of spinal disorders. He has received research awards from the North American Spine Society, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, including the prestigious Volvo Award in Spinal Research.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Sandhu is actively engaged in the research, development, and invention of a variety of medical devices and instruments used in spinal surgery. He holds several patents involving the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders.
Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
Computer Assisted Surgery
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins
North American Spine Society Award for Outstanding Scientific Exhibit, 1996
Spine Journal (advisory)
Electronic Journal of Orthopaedics
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MD, Northwestern University, Illinois
State University of New York , New York
University of California at Los Angeles, California
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Spine Surgery
Sandhu HS, Kanim LEA, Kabo JM, Toth JM, Zeegan EN, Liu D, Seeger L, Dawson EG. Evaluation of rhBMP-2 with an OPLA Carrier in a Canine Posterolateral (Transverse Process) Spinal Fusion Model. Spine 20(24), 2669-2682, 1995.
Sandhu HS, Turner S, Kabo JM, Kanim LEA, Liu D, Nourparvar A, Delamarter RB, Dawson EG. Distractive Properties of a Threaded Interbody Fusion Device. Spine 21(10), 1201-1210, 1996.
Sandhu HS, Luppen CA, Kanim LEA. Spinal Applications for Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein. Spine: State of the Art 10(2): 255-268, 1996.
Sandhu HS, Kanim LEA, Kabo JM, Toth JM, Zeegen EN, Liu D, Delamarter RB, Dawson EG. Effective Doses of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Experimental Spinal Fusion. Spine 21(18):2115-2122, 1996.
Wang JC, Sandhu HS, Yu WD, Minchew JT, Delamarter RB. MRI Parameters for Imaging Titanium Spinal Instrumentation. Journal of Spinal Disorders, 10(1):27-52, 1997.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Minimally invasive spine surgical techniques
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins for spinal fusion
Computer image guided surgery
Spinal surgery outcomes analysis (N.I.H. funded)