This is the professional page for Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, MBA. Fellowship trained Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon

Dr. Sekhon now works at Reno Orthopedic Center (www.renoortho.com)


Doctor Sekhon is a board certified (FRACS) and double fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeon at Reno Orthopedic Center  in Reno, Nevada. He has special expertise in the diagnosis and management of many spinal conditions including cervical myelopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors, and trauma. Dr. Sekhon’s practice offers motion preservation techniques and technologies, artificial discs, interbody fusion, and other procedures including minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Sekhon is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nevada at Reno, School of Medicine.  He has previously been chair of neurosurgery and spine surgery at Renown Regional Medical Center.  He is the founder and President of ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada (http://www.thinkfirstnevada.org); a not-for-profit organization that teaches high school children head and spinal cord injury prevention throughout the Northern Nevada.

Prior to Reno Orthopedic Clinic, Dr. Sekhon was an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney with a clinical appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Injuries Unit (Head of Department) at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Ongoing areas of research interest include cervical and lumbar disc prostheses, spinal implant designs, bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), and spinal cord injury.

Graduating with honors, Dr. Sekhon received his medical degree at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Clinical sub-internships in neurology and neurosurgery were completed at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT followed by a pediatric neurosurgical clinical rotation at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney. Also, in Sydney, Dr. Sekhon completed, with distinction, a neurosurgical residency.

Dr. Sekhon received advanced training during two different neurosurgical fellowship programs. The first at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a combined orthopaedic/neurosurgical spinal fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital in Ontario, Canada. In addition, he received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Department of Surgery, University of Sydney, Australia.

During his undergraduate, post-graduate, post-doctoral and post-fellowship training, Dr. Sekhon received a plethora of honors and awards including the Young Neurosurgeons Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgeons and Outstanding Clinical Research Award from the Cervical Spine Research Society.

Dr. Sekhon continues to receive many honors, some repeatedly, such as the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award with Commendation, Patient’s Choice Award by MDX Medical, Inc. (2010-2013), Best Doctors in America Award (2010, 2011), Becker’s 60 Spine Inventors to Know, 2012 Best of Reno Awards in the Orthopedics Physicians, and in 2013 the ThinkFirst Sponsoring Physician of the Year Award, as well as the 2013 Nevada Medical Marvels list from Nevada Business Magazine.

Dr. Sekhon is a member of numerous prestigious organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Joint Section AANS/CNS Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Joint Section AANS/CNS Trauma and Critical Care, North American Spine Society (NASS), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Spine Trauma Study Group, and others.

Contact Details:

Dr. Sekhon’s Appointment Scheduler Kourtney: 775-789-3905

Dr. Sekhon’s Medical Assistant’s Riley and Patricia: 775-789-3902

Dr. Sekhon’s Surgery Scheduler Melissa: 775-657-9891

Patient Resources

Dr. Sekhon’s Bio Card

Dr Sekhon’s CV

Dr. Sekhon’s Report Card

Know Your Surgeon Handout

Minimally Invasive Surgery Handout


You can see his Articles on Health Central here

You can see his LinkedIn profile here

You can see his personal blog here

You can leave/review testimonials at the following sites:

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