Nitin N Bhatia

Nitin N. Bhatia, MD


Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Adult and pediatric scoliosis, Complex spine surgery, Degenerative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery (bone/joint/spine), Robot-assisted spine surgery, Spinal stenosis decompression, Spinal tumors

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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
  • English
  • Spanish
Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine
UCLA School of MedicineGeneral Surgery
UCLA School of MedicineOrthopedic Surgery
Jackson Memorial Hospital-MiamiSpinal Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Interim Chair — Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor — Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief — Orthopaedic Spine Service
  • Co-director — Comprehensive Spine Program
  • Director — Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
  • Medical Director — Comprehensive Spine Program
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2011-2020
  • American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow — 2008
  • American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders — 2005-2009
  • Best Paper Award Winner, American College of Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Research Society Outstanding Paper Nominee
  • Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship, Scoliosis Research Society — 2005
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Irvine — 2005
  • Outstanding Paper Award Winner, Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Research Award, California Orthopaedic Association
  • Scoliosis Research Society Hibbs Award Nominee
  • The Harold and Nancy Willingham Award for Outstanding Research Paper, Western Orthopaedic Association
More Information

Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Adolescent Back Pain
  • Adult Back Pain
  • Back Care, Nonsurgical
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Herniations
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Osteoporosis and the Spine
  • Pediatric Back Pain
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Disc Replacement
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spine Surgery, Current Trends
  • Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive
  • Spine Surgery, Recent Advances


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