Jamaican-Born Doctor Listed as a Top Spine Surgeon in 2016

Becker Healthcare, a leading source of business and legal information for hospital and health system owners and operators of out-patient surgery centers and leaders of orthopedic and spine practices, has listed Jamaican-Born Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, MD, as one of the leading spine surgeons of 2016. Dr. Chin is a Team Physician working with Jamaica’s Track and Field team with Usain Bolt. He recently performed back surgery on cricketeer Chris Gaye, who played for the West Indies and Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League. Dr. Chin of the Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Wilton Manors, Florida, is the founder and CEO of the LESS Institute, a philanthropic effort that has trained more than 200 surgeons around the world. The Institute follows Dr. Chin’s philosophy of “less exposure surgery” methods for safer and easier surgeries that can be performed on an out-patient basis with better patient outcomes and experiences than are available in the hospital setting. Both a surgeon and an engineer, Dr. Chin also founded KICventures and MANTIS, which provides less invasive percutaneous pedicle screws. He is the author of more than 65 peer-reviewed articles and has published “Prove Yourself Life and Business, Lesson for Success.” Dr. Chin has served as the chief spine surgeon and assistant orthopedics professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and completed fellowships at Cleveland, Ohio’s Metro Health Medical Center and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.