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Praveen C. Perni, MD

Board Certified in Orthopaedics (AAOS)

Praveen C. Perni, MD

Specializing in Spine Surgery


Dr. Perni has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors.


San Francisco Spine Institute / SpineCare
Medical Group

Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center
Michigan State University

Medical Degree
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Undergraduate Degree
Youngstown State University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Indiana Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Medical Specialties

  • Spine surgery
  • Neck surgery
  • Herniated discs
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Disc replacement
  • Spinal fractures
  • Cervical and lumbar degenerative disease
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical and lumbar decompression
  • Spinal fusions
  • Spinal stenosis


Dr. Praveen Perni is a board certified spine surgeon specializing in the treatment of the cervical and lumbar spine. Dr. Perni treats various conditions including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative conditions, and scoliosis involving the neck and low back. He utilizes the latest surgical techniques in the treatment of the spine, including minimally invasive and disc replacement technologies. He is the first surgeon in the state of Indiana to have access to the ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation Platform. This state of the art robotic technology improves accuracy during surgery while allowing less radiation exposure, shorter operative times, and increased safety for certain spine procedures.

Dr. Perni was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He completed college in three years, and played division one college tennis on a full athletic scholarship. After completing medical school in Ohio, he finished his residency training at Michigan State University. Dr. Perni subsequently completed a spine fellowship at the prestigious San Francisco Spine Institute. Dr. Perni has been in practice in central Indiana since 2010.

Dr. Perni provides spine lectures and surgical training locally as well as nationally to patients, students, and other physicians. He stays involved in several administrative roles within American Health Network. During his free time, Dr. Perni enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He still enjoys playing tennis, running, and spending time with his family.

  • Avon

    8607 E US 36
    Avon, IN 46123

  • Carmel Spinal Suite

    12188 B. North Meridian | Suite 260
    Carmel, IN 46032

  • Kokomo

    2330 South Dixon | Suite C
    Kokomo, IN 46902

  • Noblesville

    18077 River Avenue | Suite 104
    Noblesville, IN 46062

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