Chair, Department of Orthopaedics
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Dr. Sohail Mirza is a nationally known orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating complex spinal diseases, cancers, and injuries in adults and children. In addition to his clinical work, he is also an active researcher, studying treatments for spinal trauma and cervical spine malformations, as well as safety and outcomes data for common back surgeries.
Before being recruited to Dartmouth in 2008, Mirza held an endowed chair in spine research at the University of Washington and was Director of Spine Education and Spine Trauma Research in its Department of Orthopaedics. As chair of orthopaedics at Dartmouth, he has led the department to develop highly efficient care delivery models.
Dr. Mirza is a scientific reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and several leading medical journals. He is currently principal investigator for two NIH grants totaling $1.7 million.