Hugh L. Bassewitz, M.D.
Dr. Bassewitz received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in
Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at UCLA, and then went to
William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan for a spinal surgery fellowship. At Beaumont,
which in 1999 was the busiest hospital in the United States, Dr. Bassewitz served under Dr. Harry
Herkowitz, one of the nations foremost experts in spinal surgery, as well as six other spinal surgeons.
Dr. Bassewitz has been involved with numerous clinical and bench research projects, and has written
research papers and book chapters in both general orthopaedics as well as various topics in spinal
surgery. His papers have covered numerous topics in spinal disorders including spinal stenosis, disc
herniations, and osteoporosis. His interests include complex problems of the neck and back including
He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Clark County Medical Society and a member of the Nevada State
Dr. Bassewitz was voted by his peers one of Las Vegas Top Doctors, and the only orthopaedic spine surgeon,
in the June, 2006 Las Vegas Life Magazine.