Dr. Todd J. Albert is Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director and Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Albert specializes in the field of orthopedic spine surgery focusing on disorders of the cervical spine. He has an interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and image guided technologies in the management of spinal disorders.
He serves on the boards of several scholarly journals and is Past President of The Cervical Spine Research Society and Past Chair of The International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST) for the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Albert is the author of seven books and more than 40 book chapters, and has published 300 peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles. He has presented his research both nationally and internationally, and served as chairman at numerous courses.
Previously, Dr. Albert was Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and President of The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He graduated from University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was named outstanding chief resident, and performed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Minnesota Spine Center.
Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director, Hospital for Special Surgery
Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Cervical Spine Surgery
Cervical Deformity, Cervical Stenosis, Cervical HNP
2008 Sir John Charnley Award of Excellence
2012 John Wanamaker Award YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity
Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, American Orthopedic Association
Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion, Laminoplasty, Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion, Posterior Cervical Laminoforaminotomy, Posterior Lumbar decompression, Lumbar Microdiscectomy, Posterior Laminectomy and Fusion, Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
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Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Albert as of June 26, 2014.
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MD, University of Virginia, 1987
Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA. 1988
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
Minnesota Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1993
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 1995-2005, 2006-2015, 2016-2025
Pennsylvania, New York, Deleware, New Jersey
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Grauer JN, Beiner JM, Albert TJ: Evaluation and Management of Cervical Spine Deformities. In: Adult and Pediatric Spine, 3rd edition. Frynoyer wt al eds. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. In press
Rihn JA, Kane J, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS. What is the incidence and severity of dysphagia after Anterior Cervical surgery? Symposium: Current Concepts in Cervical Spine Surgery, Volume 469, Number 3, 658-665. DOI: 10.1007/s11999-010-1731-8.
Weinstein JN, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, Tosteson A, Blood E, Herkowitz H, Cammisa F, Albert TJ, Boden SD, Hilibrand AS, Goldberg H, Berven S, An H.Surgical vs. non-operative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis four year results of the spine patient outcomes research trial. (SPORT). Spine, Volume 35, Number 14, June 15, 2010- pgs. 1329-1338.
Harrop JS, Swetha N, Maltenfort, M, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Ratliff JK, Ponnapan RK, Rihn JA, Smith HE, Hilibrand, AS, Sharan AD, Vaccaro AR. Cervical Myelopathy - A clinical and radiographic Evaluation and Correlation to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Spine 2010
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Su BW, Albert, TJ: Cervical Myelopathy: Anterior versus Posterior approach (Controversies in Spine Surgery Chapter 12; pgs 95-104)
Patel AA, Donegan DJ, Albert TJ. Management of Posttraumatic Cervical Kyphosis Cervical Spine Trauma Chapter 27 pgs 431-441.
Degenerative Cervical Spondylosis: Clinical Syndromes, Pathogenesis and Management, AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 57, 2008- pgs 447-469
Albert, TJ, Edwards J, Jefferson T. Chapter-Cervical Stabilization: Simple and Complex Revisions, Complications pgs 187-191
Albert TJ, Chapter- Posterior Cervical Approaches for Radiculopathy and Myelopathy Spine Concepts 2007, pgs 43-48
Albert, TJ, Zeiller SC. Postlaminectomy Kyphosis: Complications of Spine surgery, Treatment and Prevention. Pgs. 41-46, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2006
Dr. Albert's current research includes:
Cervical Deformity, Cervical HNP, Cervical Stenosis
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