Nitin N Bhatia

Nitin N. Bhatia, MD

Specialties

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, 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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Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
Gender
Male
Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine
Internship
UCLA School of MedicineGeneral Surgery
Residency
UCLA School of MedicineOrthopedic Surgery
Fellowship
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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