| August 8, 2003
Orthopaedic surgeon Kingsley R. Chin
joins University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Kingsley
R. Chin, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor
of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Orthopaedic
Spine Service at the University of Pennsylvania Medical
Chin's clinical interests are in treating all disorders
of the spine but particularly those involving the cervical
spine. His research interests include the study of the
intervertebral disc, methods to improve spinal fusions,
and the development of emerging technologies for improved
Chin attended Columbia University where he earned his
BA in Mathematics and B.Sc in Electrical Engineering.
He earned his MD with honors from Harvard Medical School
in 1996. Prior to his Penn appointment, Chin had a fellowship
in spine surgery at Case Western Reserve University
Medical School in Cleveland under the mentorship of
Dr. Henry H. Bohlman, a renowned spine surgeon who has
trained many of today's leaders in the field.
Chin has received numerous awards including a 2001
Kilfoyle Award for an outstanding Resident/Fellow Orthopaedic
Research Manuscript. He has written numerous scientific
articles in peer-reviewed journals and two book chapters
on spine surgery. His research has been published in
several journals, including Biochemistry, Journal
of Bone and Joint Surgery, Contemporary Spine Surgery,
Clinical Orthopaedics, American Journal of Orthopaedics,
Journal of Hand Surgery, Journal of Knee Surgery,
and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Chin is a member of the Gladden Society of Minority
Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association
and National Medical Association.
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