Contributing Experts

May 23, 2013

Neel Anand, MD

Neel Anand, MD, Mch Orth is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and Director of Spine Trauma at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center.

Dr. Anand's primary area of research interest involves minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal disorders and trauma in adults and children, which result in smaller incisions, faster recovery and better patient outcomes. He is also actively involved in the development of emerging technologies involving non-fusion spinal surgery. He was and is a principal investigator in many FDA investigational device exemption studies.

Dr. Anand is certified by the Royal College of Surgeons in England and the American Board of Surgery, and he is licensed in California, New York, Nevada, England and India. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS), Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS), and Society for Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS).

Dr. Anand has presented numerous papers at major academic meetings and has been extensively published in peer-reviewed publications, such as the Journal of Spinal Disorders, Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, Spine and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He has contributed textbook chapters and educational CD-ROMs for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He also conducts numerous national and international courses teaching other surgeons techniques of spinal surgery. Dr. Anand is an editor for Spine Arthroplasty Society Journal.

Dr. Anand received his medical degree from the University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College in India. He completed orthopedic residencies at the University of Bombay, the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in Liverpool and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Orthopedic Program at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Anand completed a reconstructive spinal surgery fellowship at the University of Florida Spinal Health Centers in Gainesville, as well as a scoliosis fellowship and a trauma fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University in New York. He served his surgical internship at New York Medical College, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

Last Updated: June 19, 2013