Reno Neurosurgeon Included in Becker’s "60 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know”

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Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS from Nevada Neurosurgery, Reno, Nevada, has been listed in Becker's Orthopedic and Spine Review's list of "60 Spine Surgeon Inventors to Know". Dr. Lali Sekhon is the only surgeon in Nevada to be included in this list of the country's most prominent and noteworthy spine surgeon inventors, surgeons who not only look after patients but are advancing the field in terms of innovation and research. The Becker's Orthopedic and Spine Review editorial team selected the persons in this list through peer review. Physicians who are listed do not pay or receive compensation to be on this list. This is a list of surgeons who not only want to help the next patient, but also want to help the next generation.

Dr. Sekhon, MD PhD FACS is an expert in the surgical and non-surgical management of spinal disorders.

Dr. Sekhon, MD PhD FACS is an expert in the surgical and non-surgical management of spinal disorders.

This is a list of surgeons who not only want to help the next patient, but also want to help the next generation.

Dr. Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS a neurosurgeon practicing in Reno Nevada with Nevada Neurosurgery (, has been involved in neurosurgical care of patients for 20 plus years. Doctor Sekhon is board certified (FRACS) and double fellowship-trained. He has special expertise in the diagnosis and management of many conditions including cervical myelopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors, and trauma. Dr. Sekhon is a highly skilled spine neurosurgeon whose practice includes motion preservation techniques and technologies, artificial discs, dynamic stabilization, cervical and lumbar surgery, interbody fusion, disc and stenosis surgery and other procedures including minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Sekhon is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. Graduating with honors, Dr. Sekhon received his medical degree at the University of Sydney, Australia. Also in Sydney, Dr. Sekhon completed, with distinction, a neurosurgical residency. Dr. Sekhon received advanced training during two different neurosurgical fellowship programs. The first at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and a combined orthopedic/neurosurgical spinal fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital in Ontario, Canada. In addition, he received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Department of Surgery, University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Sekhon is a founding partner of Kinetic Spine Technologies (KST) with R. John Hurlbert, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS and Dr. Stephan du Plessis, MBChB MMed(Neurosurg). KST holds 12 patents on 8 distinct motion preserving spinal products. Some of these will be used in clinical trials in Europe in the next few years.

Dr. Sekhon has received a plethora of honors and awards including the Young Neurosurgeons Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgeons and Outstanding Clinical Research Award from the Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Sekhon continues to receive many honors, some repeatedly, such as the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award with Commendation, Patient’s Choice Award by MDX Medical, Inc., and Best Doctors in America Award (the last two awarded 2010-2012). Dr. Sekhon is a member of numerous prestigious organizations including the American College of Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Spine Trauma Study Group, and others. He is the founder of ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada, a non-profit organization focused on head and spine injury prevention. In 2010 he became a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Sekhon is recognized as a leader in the field of cervical surgery and artificial disc surgery. His philosophy is one of exhausting all conservative care options prior to looking at surgery for degenerative conditions and patient education is a paramount. He teaches spine surgery to younger surgeons throughout North America. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and sits on the editorial boards for four premier spine journals as well as reviewing for a dozen others.

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