René Krishnan, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Krishnan was the Head of the Neurosurgical Department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He also served as Chairman of a Spine Department and as an Assistant Medical Director in a community hospital in Hanau, Germany, and Vice Chairman in a spine department of Asklepios clinics in Hamburg, Germany.
Dr. Krishnan is a German board certified neurosurgeon with experience providing spine care for degenerative and traumatic spine conditions and intraoperative 3D imaging with the O-Arm.
In 2005, he joined the Neurosurgical Department of the BGU Trauma Clinic in Frankfurt/Main as Oberarzt. He pioneered minimally invasive percutaneous surgery and was one of the first to adopt this new technique in Germany.
Dr. Krishnan studied medicine at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, both in Germany. He gained additional experience in the Cape Town University and worked in the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
His clinical interests focus on the use of minimally invasive percutaneous procedures for the treatment of degenerative and traumatic spine conditions. He has performed more than 2,000 spine surgeries and applies new minimal access techniques to minimize tissue injury during surgery.
Dr. Krishnan is a strong believer of interdisciplinary collaboration at the center of care for each patient.