Hyun Bae, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, specializing in minimally invasive microsurgery and the treatment of cervical and lumbar spinal disease. He is director of Spine Education. Dr. Bae is a national leader in minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation technology, artificial disc replacement and non-fusion technologies. As a leading researcher in stem cell repair of degenerative disc disease and the use of growth factors to treat spinal cord injury, he has published extensively in top journals and presented at many national and international meetings.
Dr. Bae was among the first to use growth factor tissue engineering for intervertebral discs, multi-level artificial disc replacement for both the lumbar and cervical spine, and other novel medical devices for dynamic stabilization and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Bae earned a bachelor's degree in biomechanics from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He earned his medical degree, cum laude, from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship at North Shore University Hospital and his orthopedic surgical residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He completed a spine fellowship at Case Western Reserve Hospital in Cleveland.