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Kern Singh, MD

Specialty:
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship: Emory University Hospital - Spine Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar disc replacement
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine surgery
  • Spine surgery, minimally invasive
  • Spine surgery, revision
Languages Spoken:
  • English
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.

  1. Cost Analysis of Incidental Durotomy in Spine Surgery.
    Nandyala SV, Elboghdady IM, Marquez-Lara A, Noureldin MN, Sankaranarayanan S, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 May 22
  2. Body mass index as a predictor of complications and mortality after lumbar spine surgery.
    Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Sankaranarayanan S, Noureldin M, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 May 1
    39(10):798-804.
  3. Epidemiological trends in the utilization of bone morphogenetic protein in spinal fusions from 2002 to 2011.
    Singh K, Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ
    Spine
    2014 Mar 15
    39(6):491-6.
  4. Current trends in demographics, practice, and in-hospital outcomes in cervical spine surgery: a national database analysis between 2002 and 2011.
    Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Fineberg SJ, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Mar 15
    39(6):476-81.
  5. Complications after lumbar spine surgery between teaching and nonteaching hospitals.
    Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Hassanzadeh H, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Mar 1
    39(5):417-23.
  6. Epidemiologic trends in the utilization, demographics, and cost of bone morphogenetic protein in spinal fusions.
    Louie PK, Hassanzadeh H, Singh K
    Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med
    2014 Jun 6
  7. Point-counter-point debate: the association between recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein utilization and complications in spine surgery.
    Siemionow K, Sundberg E, Tyrakowski M, Nandyala SV, Singh K
    Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med
    2014 Jun 1
  8. The Utility of Obtaining Routine Hematologic Laboratory Values Following an Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion.
    Manning BT, Sankaranarayanan S, Hassanzadeh H, Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Noureldin M, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Jul 9
  9. Sentinel Events in Lumbar Spine Surgery.
    Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Hassanzadeh H, Sundberg E, Jorgensen A, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Jan 29
  10. Incidence, outcomes, and mortality of reintubation after anterior cervical fusion.
    Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Fineberg SJ, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Jan 15
    39(2):134-9.
  11. Prospective, randomized, controlled trial of silicate-substituted calcium phosphate versus rhBMP-2 in a minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
    Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Pelton M, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Feb 1
    39(3):185-91.
  12. Sentinel events in cervical spine surgery.
    Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Hassanzadeh H, Noureldin M, Sankaranarayanan S, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Apr 20
    39(9):715-20.
  13. Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of postoperative airway management after cervical spine surgery.
    Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Park DK, Hassanzadeh H, Sankaranarayanan S, Noureldin M, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Apr 20
    39(9):E557-63.
  14. Comparison of Revision Surgeries for 1-2 Level Cervical TDR and ACDF from 2002-2011.
    Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Singh K
    Spine J
    2014 Apr 2
  15. Cerebral vascular accidents after lumbar spine fusion.
    Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Fineberg SJ, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Apr 15
    39(8):673-7.
  16. Perioperative characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing anterior cervical fusion in July: analysis of the "July effect".
    Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Singh K
    Spine
    2014 Apr 1
    39(7):612-7.
  17. Complications of Spinal Fusion With Utilization of Bone Morphogenetic Protein: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
    Singh K, Ahmadinia K, Park D, Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Patel AA, Fineberg SJ
    Spine
    2013 Sep 10
  18. Clinical sequelae after rhBMP-2 use in a minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
    Singh K, Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Cha TD, Khan SN, Fineberg SJ, Pelton MA
    Spine J
    2013 Sep
    13(9):1118-25.
  19. Author Response to Romero-Perez et al Letter-to-the-Editor Titled "Incidence and Mortality of Cardiac Events after Cervical Spine Surgery: "Modern" Statistical Adjustment and the Risk of Missing the Mark"
    Singh K
    Spine
    2013 Oct 9
  20. Comparison Between Cervical Total Disc Replacement and Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion of 1-2 Levels from 2002-2009.
    Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Singh K
    Spine
    2013 Oct 9
  21. Incidence and risk factors for postoperative ileus following anterior, posterior, and circumferential lumbar fusion.
    Fineberg SJ, Nandyala SV, Kurd MF, Marquez-Lara A, Noureldin M, Sankaranarayanan S, Patel AA, Oglesby M, Singh K
    Spine J
    2013 Oct 31
  22. Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: one surgeon's learning curve.
    Nandyala SV, Fineberg SJ, Pelton M, Singh K
    Spine J
    2013 Oct 3
  23. Incidence and risk factors for perioperative visual loss after spinal fusion.
    Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Singh R, Singh K
    Spine J
    2013 Nov 8
  24. A perioperative cost analysis comparing single-level minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
    Singh K, Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Pelton MA, Andersson GB, Isayeva D, Jegier BJ, Phillips FM
    Spine J
    2013 Nov 16
  25. The Incidence, Risk Factors, and Mortality Associated With Aspiration in Cervical Spine Surgery.
    Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Patel AA, Singh K
    Spine
    2013 May 23
  26. Hospital Outcomes and Complications of Anterior and Posterior Cervical Fusion With Bone Morphogenic Protein.
    Fineberg SJ, Ahmadinia K, Oglesby M, Patel AA, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  27. Patient Perceptions of Physician Reimbursement for Spine Surgery.
    Badlani N, Foran JR, Phillips FM, Pelton M, Singh K, Garfin SR, Allen RT.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  28. The Incidence and Mortality of Peri-Operative Cardiac Events in Cervical Spine Surgery.
    Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Patel AA, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  29. Incidence and Risk Factors for Post-Operative Delirium following Lumbar Spine Surgery.
    Fineberg SJ, Nandyala SV, Oglesby M, Patel AA, Singh K
    Spine
    2013 Jun 21
  30. Incidence and Risk Factors for Dysphagia following Anterior Cervical Fusion.
    Fineberg SJ, Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Patel AA, Singh K
    Spine
    2013 Jul 18
  31. Incidence and mortality of cardiac events in lumbar spine surgery.
    Fineberg SJ, Ahmadinia K, Patel AA, Oglesby M, Singh K
    Spine
    2013 Jul 15
    38(16):1422-9.
  32. The Incidence and Mortality of Thromboembolic Events in Cervical Spine Surgery.
    Oglesby M, Fineberg SJ, Patel AA, Pelton MA, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  33. The Incidence and Mortality of Thromboembolic Events in Lumbar Spine Surgery.
    Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Patel AA, Pelton MA, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  34. Outcomes of Cervical Spine Surgery in Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospitals.
    Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Patel AA, Pelton MA, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  35. Epidemiological Trends in Cervical Spine Surgery for Degenerative Disease Between 2002-2009.
    Oglesby M, Fineberg SJ, Patel AA, Pelton MA, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  36. Comparison of perioperative outcomes and cost of spinal fusion for cervical trauma: weekday versus weekend admissions.
    Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Schmitt DR, Singh K
    Spine
    2013 Dec 1
    38(25):2178-83.
  37. Incidence and risk factors for gastrointestinal hemorrhage after lumbar fusion.
    Fineberg SJ, Kurd MF, Patel AA, Singh K
    Spine
    2013 Aug 15
    38(18):1584-9.
  38. A comparison of perioperative costs and outcomes in patients with and without workers' compensation claims treated with minimally invasive or open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
    Pelton MA, Phillips FM, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012
    2012 Oct 15
    37(22):1914-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318257d490.
  39. Predictive factors of hospital stay in patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and instrumentation.
    Siemionow K, Pelton MA, Hoskins JA, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012
    2012 Nov 15
    37(24):2046-54. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31825c6688.
  40. Factors affecting reoperations after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion within and outside of a Federal Drug Administration investigational device exemption cervical disc replacement trial.
    Singh K, Phillips FM, Park DK, Pelton MA, An HS, Goldberg EJ.
    Spine J. 2012
    2012 May
    12(5):372-8. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.02.005. Epub 2012 Mar 16.
  41. Lumbar extracavitary corpectomy with a single stage circumferential arthrodesis: surgical technique and clinical series.
    Singh K, Park DK.
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012
    2012 Jul
    41(7):316-20.
  42. Minimally invasive thoracolumbar corpectomy and reconstruction.
    Khan SN, Cha T, Hoskins JA, Pelton M, Singh K.
    Orthopedics. 2012
    2012 Jan 16
    35(1):e74-9. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20111122-04.
  43. Subaxial cervical and cervicothoracic fixation techniques--indications, techniques, and outcomes.
    Pelton MA, Schwartz J, Singh K.
    Orthop Clin North Am. 2012
    2012 Jan
    43(1):19-28, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2011.08.002. Epub 2011 Oct 19. Review.
  44. Repeat use of human recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 for second level lumbar arthrodesis.
    Singh K, Dumonski M, Stanley T, Ponnappan R, Phillips FM.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011
    2011 Feb 1
    36(3):192-6. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181cdd396.
  45. The relationship of intrapsoas nerves during a transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine: anatomic study.
    Park DK, Lee MJ, Lin EL, Singh K, An HS, Phillips FM.
    J Spinal Disord Tech. 2010
    2010 Jun
    23(4):223-8. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e3181a9d540.
  46. Percutaneous treatment of vertebral compression fractures: a meta-analysis of complications.
    Lee MJ, Dumonski M, Cahill P, Stanley T, Park D, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009
    2009 May 15
    34(11):1228-32. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181a3c742.
  47. Age-related changes in the extracellular matrix of nucleus pulposus and anulus fibrosus of human intervertebral disc.
    Singh K, Masuda K, Thonar EJ, An HS, Cs-Szabo G.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009
    2009 Jan 1
    34(1):10-6. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31818e5ddd.
  48. Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in the treatment of bone fractures.
    Ghodadra N, Singh K.
    Biologics. 2008
    2008 Sep
    2(3):345-54.
  49. Vertebroplasty comparing injectable calcium phosphate cement compared with polymethylmethacrylate in a unique canine vertebral body large defect model.
    Turner TM, Urban RM, Singh K, Hall DJ, Renner SM, Lim TH, Tomlinson MJ, An HS.
    Spine J. 2008
    2008 May-Jun
    8(3):482-7. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2006.12.007. Epub 2007 Mar 5.
  50. Lumbar spinal stenosis.
    Singh K, Samartzis D, Biyani A, An HS.
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2008
    2008 Mar
    16(3):171-6. No abstract available.
  51. Cervical kyphosis and thoracic lordoscoliosis in a patient with cerebral palsy.
    Singh K, Samartzis D, Somera AL, An HS.
    Orthopedics. 2008
    2008 Mar
    31(3):276.
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