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Dr. Kevin Gill practices orthopaedic surgery with a specialty in Disorders of the Spine. He is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and serves as Medical Director of the UT Southwestern Orthopaedic Spine clinic, the Parkland Health System Orthopaedic Spine clinic and is Residency Program Director for the five year orthopaedic resident training program. He previously served as Vice-President, Medical Services at UT Southwestern Medical Center/University Hospital-St. Paul. Dr. Gill received his bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gill completed a general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also obtained a post-graduate fellowship in spinal surgery from the University of Vermont and The London Hospital and Clinic, London England. He has a Masters of Medical Management degree from Tulane University. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Spine Surgery, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Gill also holds memberships in American Orthopaedic Association, the North American Spine Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Gill is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and a Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as an Advisory Editor of the Journal Spine and The Spine Journal. In 1991, 1994, and 1995, Dr. Gill and his research group won the Volvo and Camp Awards in Clinical Sciences for International Low Back Pain Research. In 2008 his research group received the Kappa Delta Orthopaedic Research Award for clinical science work studying degenerative disc disease in identical twins. His extensive clinical experience involves the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative cervical and lumbar spine conditions including spinal fusions, disc arthroplasty and minimally invasive spine surgery. He participates in multiple clinical trials that investigate motion preservation implants and surgical techniques. His latest clinical trail is "Triumph"-Globus Medical- posterior disc replacement system.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (1980)
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1981), Surgery
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1985), Orthopaedic Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1985), Spine Surgery
London England Hospital and Clinic (1985), Spine Surgery
University of Vermont Medical Center (1986), Orthopedic Surgery

Research Interest

  • Coflex Interspinous process spacer-IDE with Paradigm Spine
  • Long term 18 year follow-up in degenerative spine conditions of identical twin cohort
  • Prodisc Cervical-IDE and continued access study with Synthes Spine
  • TOPS-Total Posterior Spinal Implant-IDE with Impliant company
  • Triumph-IDE study-posterior disc replacement-Globus Medical


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Two-Year Follow-up from 5 Centers Participating in the ProDisc-C IDE Trial
Jack Zigler, Richard Guyer, Kevin Gill, Richard Balderston, Frank Commisa, Raymond Linovitz Palm Beach, Florida Poster Session-November 30-December 2, 2006 December 2006
Determinants of the progression lumbar degeneration: a 5-year follow-up study of adult monozygotic twins.
Videman T, Battie MC, Ripatti S, Gill K, Mannimen H, Kaprio J. Spine March 2006 31(6) 671-8.
Acute Neck Pain and Cervical Herniated Disk.
Michael J Bolesta, Kevin Gill AAOS ? Spine Update-#3 December 2004
Occupational Driving and Lumbar Disc Degeneration: A Case-Control Study.
Michele C. Battie, Tapio Videman, Laura E. Gibbons, Hannu Manninen, Kevin Gill, Malcolm Pope, Jaakko Kaprio The Lancet *1st Prize Finnish Back Pain Society Meeting. 3-21-2003 November 2002 Number 9343 360

Honors & Awards

  • Kappa Delta Award-AAOS
    Outstanding Orthopaedic Research (2008)
  • Volvo Award-ISSLS
    Lower Back Research (1995)
  • Volvo Award-ISSLS
    Lower Back Research (1994)
  • Volvo Award-ISSLS
    Lower Back Research (1991)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Am College of Health Care Executives
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • International Society Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • North American Spine Society