As one of the leading authorities on spinal surgery, Howard S An, MD, has published more than 140 articles, 80 chapters and 15 books on spinal surgery and instrumentation. An has held the inaugural Morton International Endowed Chair position at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago since 1997, and is currently director of Spine Surgery and the Spine Fellowship Program at Rush.
An served as director of spine surgery for eight years at the Medical College of Wisconsin. A medical graduate from the Medical College of Ohio in 1982, An stayed at the school to complete his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery. He followed his internship and residency with a spine surgery fellowship at Rothman Institute-Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. An is a recipient of the 1990 North American Traveling Fellowship from the American Orthopaedic Association and the 1995 Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship. An is currently involved in research in the fields of spinal biomechanics and tissue engineering with funding from NIH, industries, and foundations.
An is a member of several medical societies and associations, including the North American Spine Society, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, American Spinal Injury Association, and American Orthopaedic Association. He is a member of the editorial board of SpineUniverse.com (see An's profile on the SpineUniverse website).