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Orthopaedic surgeon Kingsley R. Chin joins University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

August 8, 2003

(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 Center.

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 spinal surgery.

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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