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World Best Child Spinal Specialist - Dr Nathan L Hartin
Attached File 2019-03-21 1060


About Dr Hartin

Dr Hartin grew up with three brothers in North Queensland. His subspecialty interest was Spine Surgery and his training time included a period studying Paediatric Spine Deformity Surgery at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Portland, Oregon USA. After he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Hartin undertook subspecialty Spine Trauma training at Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr Hartin spent his final year of training at the Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, one of America’s leading spine centres.

In 2012, Dr Hartin was appointed to the Spine and Scoliosis Units at Royal North Shore Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Westmead. His clinical interests include paediatric scoliosis surgery, upper cervical instability and adult and paediatric spine trauma.

Dr Hartin is Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Sydney.


Fellowship in Spine Surgery Twin Cities Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2012)


Masters of Medicine, University of Sydney (2011)


Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital (2011)


Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (2010)


Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery with Honours, University of Queensland (2001)


Main Specialty

  • Scoliosis in children and adults
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Congenital scoliosis
  • All spine fractures and dislocations in adults and children
  • Benign and malignant primary bone tumours of the spine in adults and children
  • Spinal cord injuries of child

Other conditions treated


  • Disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal cord compression and myelopathy
  • Degenerative spinal deformity
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis


  • Neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Syndrome-associated scoliosis
  • Degenerative scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Scheuermann disease
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinopelvic dissociations


  • Metastatic disease

Special interests

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Upper cervical instability


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