Lindsey Ross, MD, MHDS
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Lindsey Ross, MD, MHDS is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and fellowship trained Spine Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Throughout her career, she has been steadily dedicated to serving under-resourced populations, mentoring minority students, and performing health services research and health policy changes to address the needs of the most impoverished and underserved communities.
In 2016, she was tapped to serve as a White House Fellow for the Obama Administration. In this position she served as a Science and Health Policy Counselor for the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. During medical school, she was selected as a Denzel and Pauletta Washington Gifted Scholar in Neuroscience. Dr. Ross has enjoyed serving as a clinical leader for the Cedars-Sinai Health Equity Council and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion for the Graduate Medical Education Council.
Dr. Ross has received NIH funding to study virtual reality and health technology platforms to treat chronic low back pain and special funding to better understand the digital divide and the influence of race and ethnicity on recruitment and retention in randomized clinical trials. She also has received NIH funding for clinical research to study racial and ethnic inequities in acute stroke management.
For her work she has been given the Top 40 under 40 in Minority Health Award by Congressional Black Caucus and the Top 20 under 40 in Spine by North American Spine Society (NASS). Dr. Ross received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, a M.D. from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a Master’s in health delivery science at Cedars-Sinai.