Bernard Alexander Rawlins   Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

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Bernard Rawlins, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with a comprehensive spine practice that spans the entire gamut of spinal disorders from cervical (neck) spine to Scoliosis in both the adult and pediatric population. He graduated from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Bachelors and Masters degree in applied mechanics. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Cornell University Medical School followed by his orthopaedic residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He received specialized fellowship training in spine surgery at the world renowned Minnesota Spine Center.

His research interests include spine biomechanics, gene-mediated spine fusion, and innovative surgical techniques. Dr. Rawlins is an active member of the leading national societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, American Board of Spine Surgery, and the Orthopaedic Research Society.

Dr. Rawlins has published and lectured extensively on spine surgery. He is an active participant in Cornell University Medical School and provides important educational instruction to fellows, residents, and medical students. He regularly donates his time in the teaching and education of spine surgery in West Africa.

Dr. Rawlins has an interest in sports related injuries and currently serves as the spine consultant for the NY Knicks basketball team, the NY Mets baseball team, and the Iona College Athletics Department.

With a background in engineering in addition to his medical degree, Dr. Rawlins is highly knowledgeable of the latest advances in surgical implants and techniques. His expertise has led to the development of patents used in complex spine surgery.

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