Philip Louie, MD

Dr. Louie

Philip Louie, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – 5th Year
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA

Louie is currently a 5th year resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. He grew up in the Seattle area and received his undergraduate (molecular biology/business) and medical degrees at the University of Washington. He will attend the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City for his one-year spine fellowship in August of 2020.

Louie also has a strong interest in resident education as well as utilizing technology to maximize patient education and engagement. To that point, he has built a spine surgery training simulator for resident training and co-founded a company (StreaMD Corp.) that creates physician chat-bots for peri-operative care. This innovation won the 2017 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Innovation of the Year Award.

In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, singing karaoke, trying new restaurants and playing the piano and guitar.

Research Interests

  • Risk factors and clinical outcomes associated with adjacent segment degeneration and disease
  • Applying common imaging modalities to better understand the complex anatomy of the spine
  • Effective post-operative pain management following spine surgery

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Louie’s full publication list.

  1. Louie PK, Espinoza Orías AA, Fogg LF, LaBelle M, An HS, Andersson GBJ, Inoue N. Changes in Lumbar endplate area and concavity associated with disc degeneration. Spine. 2018 Mar 27; Epub ahead of print
  2. Louie PK, Varthi AG, Narain AS, Lei V, Bohl DD, Shifflett GD, Phillips FM. Stand-alone lateral lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of symptomatic adjacent segment degeneration following previous lumbar fusion. Spine Journal. pii: S1529-9430(18)30162-1. 2018
  3. Louie PK, Presciutti SM, Iantorno SE, Bohl DD, Shah K, Shifflett GD, An HS. There is no increased risk of adjacent segment disease at the cervico-thoracic junction following an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion to C7. Spine J. 9:1264-1271. 2017
  4. Louie PK, Narain AS, Hijji FY, Yacob A, Yom KH, Phillips FM, Singh K. Radiographic analysis of psoas morphology and its association with neurovascular structures at L4-5 with reference to lateral approaches. Spine. 42:E1386-E1392. 2017
  5. Louie PK, Paul JC, Markowitz J, Bell JA, Basques BB, Yacob A, An HS. Stability-preserving decompression in degenerative versus congenital spinal stenosis: demographic patterns and patient outcomes. Spine J. 17:1420-1425. 2017