Dr. An is a renowned spine surgeon and researcher for disorders of the spine. As one of the leading authorities on spinal surgery, Dr. An has published more than 300 articles, 100 chapters, and 20 books on spinal surgery and instrumentation. Dr. An has held the inaugural Morton International Endowed Chair position at Rush University Medical Center since 1997, and he is currently Director of Spine Surgery and the Spine Fellowship Program at Rush. He served as Director of Spine Surgery for eight years at the Medical College of Wisconsin. A medical graduate from the Medical College of Ohio in 1982, Dr. An stayed at the school to complete his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery. He followed his internship and residency with a spine surgery fellowship at Rothman Institute-Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Dr. An is a recipient of the 1990 North American Traveling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association, the 1995 Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship, and the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award from Orthopaedic Research Society in 2011. He served as the President of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine in 2010. In addition to active surgical practice in all aspects of spinal disorders, Dr. An is currently involved in research in the fields of spinal biomechanics and tissue engineering with funding from NIH, industries, and foundations.

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