Top Doctor Orthopedic Spine Surgery 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Castle Connolly/ US News and World Report®

Spine Surgeon Leaders to Know 2015; Becker's Spine Review

Best Basic Science Paper (Whitecloud Award) 2014; Scoliosis Research Society

Healthcare Leadership Award 2014; Becker’s Spine Review

Spine Surgeons to Know 2014; Becker's Spine Review

San Francisco Super Doctors 2012/ 2013; Super Doctors Key Professional Media

Top 100 Spine Surgeons US 2011; Becker’s Spine Review

Center of Excellence Award 2009: San Francisco Spine Institute; Spinal Research Foundation

Outstanding Poster Award 2008: The Spinal Arthroplasty Society

Outstanding Poster Award 1998; North American Spine Society

Berkheiser Award for Outstanding Research in Orthopaedics 1993; The Institute of Medicine of Chicago

Outstanding Paper: Residency Trauma Paper Competition 1992; American College of Surgeons