Hugh Bassewitz, M.D.
A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Hugh L. Bassewitz is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializing in spinal surgery and is a leader in robotic assisted surgery. He is a Senior Managing Partner at Desert Orthopaedic Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, a practice he joined in 2000, and has helped it grow to twenty five physicians with five offices serving the Las Vegas Valley.
An Adjunct Associate Professor at Touro University School of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNLV School of Medicine who teaches residents and medical students, he has been named by his peers as a Las Vegas Top Doctor multiple years in a variety of local and national publications. During his training he participated in clinical and surgical research projects and published peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He continues to lecture regionally and nationally on degenerative disorders of the spine and spinal reconstruction, and he serves as a spine consultant for the Las Vegas Raiders and the Vegas Golden Knights.
He has participated in spinal implant design and training in collaboration with the spinal implant industry, working towards continually improving spine surgery devices. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Clark County Medical Society and on the Board of Advisors for Nevada State Bank. He is a Past President of the Nevada Orthopaedic Society and a past Chief of Surgery at Desert Springs Hospital. He served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas from 2004 through 2019 and is a Past Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America from 2010 through 2015 and is a past National Co-Chairman of JFNA’s Young Leadership Cabinet.