Patrick C. Hsieh

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery Director of Neurosurgery Spine Program
Patrick C. Hsieh, MD

Areas of treatment:

Complex Reconstructive Spine Surgery
Degenerative Spine Disorder
Instrumentation
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries
Neuro-Oncology
Spine Decompression
Spinal Deformity Surgery
Spinal Oncology
Spinal Tumor

Specialties:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery - Spine
  • Surgical Oncology

Department:

  • Department of Neurological Surgery

Languages:

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Taiwanese

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of Neurosurgery Spine Program

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Healthcare Center 4

About this doctor:

Dr. Hsieh was a distinguished scholar at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1998 where he performed research in the field of neuro-genetics at the National Institutes of Health. He completed a surgical internship and neurosurgery residency at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center where he also received specialized training in spinal deformity surgery and advanced minimally invasive spine surgery. Additionally, Dr. Hsieh has specialized training in spinal oncology and complex spinal reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hsieh’s research interests include prospective outcome studies on spinal oncology surgery, spinal deformity surgery and minimally invasive spine procedures. He is particularly interested in clinical trials on the management of Chordomas and other primary spinal tumors. Dr. Hsieh also studies spinal biomechanics and the application of osteobiologics and nanoparticles for spine reconstructions. Additionally, his expertise and interests includes chordoma and sacral tumors and scoliosis. Dr. Hsieh has participated in five major research studies throughout his training, as well as over a dozen major presentations at national conferences. He has also co-authored over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles in scientific publications.

Education:

B.S., Biochemistry: University of California, Los Angeles, 1995
M.S., Biochemistry: University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
M.D.: University of Southern California, 2001

Residencies:

Department of Neurological Surgery: Northwestern Memorial Hospital and McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2001 - 2007

Fellowships:

Fellowship in Spinal Oncology and Complex Spine Surgery with Ziya Gokaslan M.D.: Department of Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2007 - 2008
Fellowship in Complex Reconstructive Spinal Surgery with Stephen Ondra M.D.: Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2005 - 2006
Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery with John C. Liu M.D.: Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2005 - 2006

Certifications:

American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Professional society memberships:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cloister Alumni
American Medical Association
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Golden Key Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
UCLA Association of Chemist and Biochemist

Awards:

Dr. Hsieh was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011 and 2014.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Depuy Spine Fellowship Award, 2007
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Resident SANS Challenge, First Place, 2006
Graduation with Highest Distinction, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2000
Dean's Scholar, USC Keck School of Medicine, 2000
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, 2000
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Fellowship, 1998-99
Hammonds Academic Achievement Award (Top 5% of Class), 1998
Summa Cum Laude, UCLA, 1995
Phi Beta Keppa, UCLA, 1995
Merck Index Award, UCLA, 1995
Departmental Honors, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, 1995
UCLA Honors Program, College of Letters and Science, UCLA, 1993 - 1995
Golden Key Honor Society, UCLA, 1993
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, UCLA, 1992
Dean's Honor List, 1991 - 1995