“I am very excited to be joining the excellent group of providers at Mount Nittany Physician Group,” says Dr. Kashigar. “Through the team approach employed at the Physician Group, I am confident in our ability to provide the best spine care to the patients in our community.”

Mount Nittany Physician Group


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.

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. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences, discussing evidence-based medicine and the latest in orthopedics and spine care.

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.


Board Certification

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Medical Education

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario


Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario


Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Kentucky

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by Aidin Kashigar, MD, FRCSC

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