Bernard Rawlins, MD, 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 both bachelors and masters
degrees in applied mechanics. He received his doctor of medicine degree from
Cornell University Medical School, and then completed his orthopaedic residency
at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He received specialized fellowship
training in spine surgery at the world renowned Minnesota Spine Center. Dr.
Rawlins spent his high school days in Cape Coast, Ghana at Adisadel College.
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
Dr. Rawlins has an interest in sports related injuries and currently serves as
the spine consultant for the New York Knicks basketball team, the New York 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 numerous patents used in
complex spine surgery.
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell