Gurpal Pannu, MD

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

I am an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult spinal conditions. Back pain, and other spinal disorders, can have a tremendous impact on an individual’s quality of life. I strongly believe in the importance of educating my patients about their condition, prognosis, and treatment options. This allows my patients to make well-informed decisions.

The vast majority of spinal conditions can be treated without surgery. However, when those treatment options have failed, surgical management can play an important role. I am very passionate about what I do and I feel incredibly blessed to be able to help my patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Gurpal Pannu earned his medical degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed a five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. After residency, he pursued subspecialty training in spinal surgery at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California.

During his fellowship at UC Davis, Dr. Pannu underwent training in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult spinal disorders, including scoliosis, spinal trauma, and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Pannu has maintained an interest in clinical research and has published numerous studies in orthopaedic and spinal medical journals. While in training, he was exposed to cutting-edge procedures in the field of spine surgery, allowing him to treat his patients with the most advanced, surgical techniques available.

Certification / Education

  • University of Akron, B.S. Natural Sciences, Akron, OH
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University, M.D., Rootstown, OH
  • Internship and Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • AO North America Spine

Practice Emphasis

  • Degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • Herniated Disks
  • Adult Deformity
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Pediatric Scoliosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery