About Dr. Kashigar, MD

Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon
Serving Marion, OH and surrounding region

Dr. Kashigar earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo where he graduated with distinction and honors. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto, receiving the Golden Stethoscope Award for his clinical and interpersonal skills with his patients. Dr. Kashigar completed his surgical residency in orthopedic surgery at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, serving as Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery during his last year of residency. He subspecialized in spine surgery by completing the prestigious combined neurosurgery and orthopedic fellowship in adult and pediatric spine surgery at Norton Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Kashigar is board certified in orthopedic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and board eligible in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Outside of the office, Dr. Kashigar enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, skiing and playing tennis.

Services Provided

As a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. Kashigar has expertise in care for the entire spine, ranging from minimally invasive procedures to complex spine surgeries, including deformity correction and revision procedures.

Services provided include but are not limited to:

  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Revision procedures
  • Deformity correction
  • Non-operative management
  • Second opinion consults

A Few Accomplishments


Dr. Kashigar has presented at numerous national and international conferences, discussing evidence-based medicine and the latest in orthopedics and spine care. These include:

  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
  • Combined Canadian (COA) and American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Canadian Spine Society (CSS)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (CSOHNS)


Dr. Kashigar holds a medical patent and has 10 publications to date in national and international journals. His work has been cited more than 300 times in other journals around the world.

Wide Breadth Of Knowledge

Apart from his strong medical and surgical upbringing, Dr. Kashigar has international-level experience in engineering and computer science, having worked at Google and GE Healthcare prior to pursuing his passion in spine surgery. He believes these skills make him a meticulous surgeon with high attention to detail for the ultimate care for you and your family.