Dr. Faheem Sandhu is Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Spine Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. specializing in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery. Dr. Sandhu is the first Neurosurgeon to bring the full spectrum of minimally invasive spine surgeries to the Washington, D.C. region 15 years ago. He is a pioneer and innovator in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery and applies these techniques to all areas of spinal pathologies including degenerative, deformity, tumor and trauma. He also has extensive experience and interest in cervical and lumbar disc arthroplasty and disorders of the craniocervical junction.
Dr. Sandhu graduated with honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and was awarded the Robert Kates Award for outstanding clinical and research work. He also completed a doctorate in Biochemistry as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program and was awarded the Wallace Fenn award for best doctoral thesis. He then completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital followed by a Fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals with Dr. Richard Fessler.
Dr. Sandhu has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, edited several books and has presented his research at major national and international meetings. He is an inventor and has 15 issued patents for spinal surgery devices and methods. He regularly serves as faculty for courses on techniques of minimally invasive spine surgery both at national meetings and abroad. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.