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Does it really make a difference where you get treated? In a word, yes.

At HSS, the world’s best clinical team will come together to provide the best spine care for you. From comprehensive nonsurgical treatments to complex and revision surgeries, our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing a personalized treatment plan for your condition, so that you can achieve optimal results.

Our commitment is reflected in our:

Expertise. Complex procedures are routine because everyone, from your surgeon to physical rehabilitation therapist, is a spine expert.

Precision. Our patients receive the highest level of personalization due to our direct translation of innovative research into customized care.

Results. We have pioneered less invasive procedures for the spine, which result in less pain, quicker recovery and superior long-term results.

Excellence. HSS tops the national lists for number of spinal procedures, nursing excellence, infection control and much more.

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What We Treat

We handle a high volume of complex spinal problems – and higher volume leads to better expertise and results.

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The Team

Our physicians lead a dedicated team of medical professionals to ensure a comprehensive approach to your care.

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Why Choose HSS

Go with the hospital that personalizes every part of your treatment and recovery. Our reputation is built upon your success.

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Spine Surgeons

Todd J. Albert, MD
Todd J. Albert, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Albert specializes in orthopedic spine surgery focusing on disorders of the cervical spine. He is Surgeon-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Frank Schwab, MD
Frank Schwab, MD
Chief of Spine Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Frank Schwab is Chief of Spine Service and specializes in complex spinal pathology, spine deformity, and revision reconstruction procedures.

John S. Blanco, MD
John S. Blanco, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
Dr. John S. Blanco is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric spinal deformity, pediatric fractures and neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy.

Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD
Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD
Chief Emeritus
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Frank P. Cammisa specializes in the surgical treatment of orthopedic spine conditions. He performs microsurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Matthew E. Cunningham is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the spine, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease.

James C. Farmer, MD
James C. Farmer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. James C. Farmer specializes in treating Orthopedic Spine Conditions and Orthopedic Trauma. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Federico P. Girardi, MD
Federico P. Girardi, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Federico P. Girardi specializes in treating Orthopedic Ailments of the Spine, including Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Disc Herniations, Spinal Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis.

Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Charles Goodwin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine. He works with rehabilitation specialists and pain management doctors.

Russel C. Huang, MD
Russel C. Huang, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Russel Huang is Director of the Spine Surgery Clinic at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Alexander Hughes performs Orthopedic Spine Surgery on the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine.

Sravisht Iyer, MD
Sravisht Iyer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sravisht Iyer is a spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.

Han Jo Kim, MD
Han Jo Kim, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Han Jo Kim specializes in the surgical treatment of Orthopedic Spine Conditions specializing in Cervical Spine and Scoliosis Surgery.

Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Lebl is a spine and scoliosis surgeon who sees both pediatric and adult patients for care of the cervical spine, spinal deformities, and degenerative disorders

Steven J. McAnany, MD
Steven J. McAnany, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. McAnany specializes in degenerative spine conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with special interest in minimally invasive surgery.

Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC
Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Patrick O'Leary is an Associate Attending Spine Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. His interests are Surgical Technology and Advances in Surgical Techniques.

Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA
Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery specializing in minimally invasive and motion preserving spine surgery.

Bernard A. Rawlins, MD
Bernard A. Rawlins, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Rawlins is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric scoliosis, spinal fractures, neck and low back herniations, athletic injuries and spondylolysis.

Andrew A. Sama, MD
Andrew A. Sama, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sama is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in traumatic, degenerative, and deformity-related conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine.

Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sandhu is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive, endoscopic, and computer-assisted spine surgery; microsurgery; and spinal biologics.

Roger F. Widmann, MD
Roger F. Widmann, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
Dr. Widmann is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in limb lengthening, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, and pediatric trauma.

Todd J. Albert, MD
Todd J. Albert, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Albert specializes in orthopedic spine surgery focusing on disorders of the cervical spine. He is Surgeon-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Frank Schwab, MD
Frank Schwab, MD
Chief of Spine Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Frank Schwab is Chief of Spine Service and specializes in complex spinal pathology, spine deformity, and revision reconstruction procedures.
John S. Blanco, MD
John S. Blanco, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
Dr. John S. Blanco is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric spinal deformity, pediatric fractures and neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy.
Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD
Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD
Chief Emeritus
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Frank P. Cammisa specializes in the surgical treatment of orthopedic spine conditions. He performs microsurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Matthew E. Cunningham is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the spine, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease.
James C. Farmer, MD
James C. Farmer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. James C. Farmer specializes in treating Orthopedic Spine Conditions and Orthopedic Trauma. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Federico P. Girardi, MD
Federico P. Girardi, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Federico P. Girardi specializes in treating Orthopedic Ailments of the Spine, including Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Disc Herniations, Spinal Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis.
Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Charles Goodwin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine. He works with rehabilitation specialists and pain management doctors.
Russel C. Huang, MD
Russel C. Huang, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Russel Huang is Director of the Spine Surgery Clinic at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Alexander Hughes performs Orthopedic Spine Surgery on the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine.
Sravisht Iyer, MD
Sravisht Iyer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sravisht Iyer is a spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.
Han Jo Kim, MD
Han Jo Kim, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Han Jo Kim specializes in the surgical treatment of Orthopedic Spine Conditions specializing in Cervical Spine and Scoliosis Surgery.
Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Lebl is a spine and scoliosis surgeon who sees both pediatric and adult patients for care of the cervical spine, spinal deformities, and degenerative disorders
Steven J. McAnany, MD
Steven J. McAnany, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. McAnany specializes in degenerative spine conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with special interest in minimally invasive surgery.
Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC
Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Patrick O'Leary is an Associate Attending Spine Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. His interests are Surgical Technology and Advances in Surgical Techniques.
Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA
Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery specializing in minimally invasive and motion preserving spine surgery.
Bernard A. Rawlins, MD
Bernard A. Rawlins, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Rawlins is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric scoliosis, spinal fractures, neck and low back herniations, athletic injuries and spondylolysis.
Andrew A. Sama, MD
Andrew A. Sama, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sama is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in traumatic, degenerative, and deformity-related conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine.
Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sandhu is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive, endoscopic, and computer-assisted spine surgery; microsurgery; and spinal biologics.
Roger F. Widmann, MD
Roger F. Widmann, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
Dr. Widmann is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in limb lengthening, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, and pediatric trauma.

Physicians

Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Castellano specializes in treating back, neck, joint, muscle, and all sports-related injuries. He is an assistant attending physiatrist and Medical Director of the Integrative Care Center at HSS.

Alice Chen, MD
Alice Chen, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Chen is a dually board certified and fellowship-trained physiatrist and interventional specialist in the non-operative management of spine and sports disorders.

Paul M. Cooke, MD
Paul M. Cooke, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Paul M. Cooke is a board certified physiatrist specializing in Spinal Injections, Lumbar Disc Herniations and other Spinal Conditions. He is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at HSS.

Chad M. Craig, MD
Chad M. Craig, MD
Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Dr. Chad Craig partners closely with spine surgeons to provide medical consultation for this complex surgical population. He is actively involved in research on perioperative care of spine surgery patients.

Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Stephen G. Geiger is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in sports medicine-related spine injuries, pain management and electromyography (EMG).

Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders using a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain.

Semih Gungor, MD
Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies to diagnose and treat patients successfully.

Julia M. Kim, PhD
Julia M. Kim, PhD
Psychology
Dr. Julia Kim is a Clinical Psychologist at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is the first Clinical Psychologist to formally work within the HSS family.

Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine.

Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally-invasive spine procedures and advanced interventional techniques including implantation of spinal cord stimulators, including DRG stimulators.

Christopher Lutz, MD
Christopher Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Christopher Lutz is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Lutz is a physiatrist specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the nonsurgical management of spine and joint injuries.

C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Dr. MacKenzie is an Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Physiatry, Spine, Sports Medicine
Dr. Stephen Massimi is a board-certified physiatrist who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of spine, hip, and general musculoskeletal conditions.

Peter J. Moley, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Dr. Moley is board certified in both physiatry and sports medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of hip, lower back, and general joint injuries.

Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
Dr. Cathleen L. Raggio is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in skeletal dysplasia, pediatric disorders, and various conditions and injuries.

Daniel I. Richman, MD
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Alexander Simotas is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Solomon is a board certified physiatrist specializing in non-operative, minimally invasive treatments of spine and sports injuries.

Seth A. Waldman, MD
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Waldman specializes in therapeutic and diagnostic spinal injections and the management of neurologic pain.

David Y. Wang, MD
David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Wang is a board certified anesthesiologist. His areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain.

James F. Wyss, MD, PT
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Wyss is a physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries, primarily in the hip and spine.

Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Castellano specializes in treating back, neck, joint, muscle, and all sports-related injuries. He is an assistant attending physiatrist and Medical Director of the Integrative Care Center at HSS.
Alice Chen, MD
Alice Chen, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Chen is a dually board certified and fellowship-trained physiatrist and interventional specialist in the non-operative management of spine and sports disorders.
Paul M. Cooke, MD
Paul M. Cooke, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Paul M. Cooke is a board certified physiatrist specializing in Spinal Injections, Lumbar Disc Herniations and other Spinal Conditions. He is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at HSS.
Chad M. Craig, MD
Chad M. Craig, MD
Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Dr. Chad Craig partners closely with spine surgeons to provide medical consultation for this complex surgical population. He is actively involved in research on perioperative care of spine surgery patients.
Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Stephen G. Geiger is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in sports medicine-related spine injuries, pain management and electromyography (EMG).
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders using a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain.
Semih Gungor, MD
Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies to diagnose and treat patients successfully.
Julia M. Kim, PhD
Julia M. Kim, PhD
Psychology
Dr. Julia Kim is a Clinical Psychologist at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is the first Clinical Psychologist to formally work within the HSS family.
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine.
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally-invasive spine procedures and advanced interventional techniques including implantation of spinal cord stimulators, including DRG stimulators.
Christopher Lutz, MD
Christopher Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Christopher Lutz is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Lutz is a physiatrist specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the nonsurgical management of spine and joint injuries.
C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Dr. MacKenzie is an Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Physiatry, Spine, Sports Medicine
Dr. Stephen Massimi is a board-certified physiatrist who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of spine, hip, and general musculoskeletal conditions.
Peter J. Moley, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Dr. Moley is board certified in both physiatry and sports medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of hip, lower back, and general joint injuries.
Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
Dr. Cathleen L. Raggio is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in skeletal dysplasia, pediatric disorders, and various conditions and injuries.
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Alexander Simotas is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Solomon is a board certified physiatrist specializing in non-operative, minimally invasive treatments of spine and sports injuries.
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Waldman specializes in therapeutic and diagnostic spinal injections and the management of neurologic pain.
David Y. Wang, MD
David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Wang is a board certified anesthesiologist. His areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain.
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Wyss is a physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries, primarily in the hip and spine.
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The Team

Our physicians lead a dedicated team of medical professionals to ensure a comprehensive approach to your care.

Spine Surgeons

Todd J. Albert, MD
Todd J. Albert, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Albert specializes in orthopedic spine surgery focusing on disorders of the cervical spine. He is Surgeon-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Frank Schwab, MD
Frank Schwab, MD
Chief of Spine Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Frank Schwab is Chief of Spine Service and specializes in complex spinal pathology, spine deformity, and revision reconstruction procedures.

John S. Blanco, MD
John S. Blanco, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
Dr. John S. Blanco is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric spinal deformity, pediatric fractures and neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy.

Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD
Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD
Chief Emeritus
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Frank P. Cammisa specializes in the surgical treatment of orthopedic spine conditions. He performs microsurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Matthew E. Cunningham is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the spine, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease.

James C. Farmer, MD
James C. Farmer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. James C. Farmer specializes in treating Orthopedic Spine Conditions and Orthopedic Trauma. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Federico P. Girardi, MD
Federico P. Girardi, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Federico P. Girardi specializes in treating Orthopedic Ailments of the Spine, including Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Disc Herniations, Spinal Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis.

Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Charles Goodwin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine. He works with rehabilitation specialists and pain management doctors.

Russel C. Huang, MD
Russel C. Huang, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Russel Huang is Director of the Spine Surgery Clinic at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Alexander Hughes performs Orthopedic Spine Surgery on the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine.

Sravisht Iyer, MD
Sravisht Iyer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sravisht Iyer is a spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.

Han Jo Kim, MD
Han Jo Kim, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Han Jo Kim specializes in the surgical treatment of Orthopedic Spine Conditions specializing in Cervical Spine and Scoliosis Surgery.

Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Lebl is a spine and scoliosis surgeon who sees both pediatric and adult patients for care of the cervical spine, spinal deformities, and degenerative disorders

Steven J. McAnany, MD
Steven J. McAnany, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. McAnany specializes in degenerative spine conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with special interest in minimally invasive surgery.

Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC
Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Patrick O'Leary is an Associate Attending Spine Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. His interests are Surgical Technology and Advances in Surgical Techniques.

Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA
Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery specializing in minimally invasive and motion preserving spine surgery.

Bernard A. Rawlins, MD
Bernard A. Rawlins, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Rawlins is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric scoliosis, spinal fractures, neck and low back herniations, athletic injuries and spondylolysis.

Andrew A. Sama, MD
Andrew A. Sama, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sama is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in traumatic, degenerative, and deformity-related conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine.

Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sandhu is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive, endoscopic, and computer-assisted spine surgery; microsurgery; and spinal biologics.

Roger F. Widmann, MD
Roger F. Widmann, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
Dr. Widmann is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in limb lengthening, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, and pediatric trauma.

Todd J. Albert, MD
Todd J. Albert, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Albert specializes in orthopedic spine surgery focusing on disorders of the cervical spine. He is Surgeon-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Frank Schwab, MD
Frank Schwab, MD
Chief of Spine Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Frank Schwab is Chief of Spine Service and specializes in complex spinal pathology, spine deformity, and revision reconstruction procedures.
John S. Blanco, MD
John S. Blanco, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
Dr. John S. Blanco is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric spinal deformity, pediatric fractures and neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy.
Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD
Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD
Chief Emeritus
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Frank P. Cammisa specializes in the surgical treatment of orthopedic spine conditions. He performs microsurgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Matthew E. Cunningham is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the spine, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease.
James C. Farmer, MD
James C. Farmer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. James C. Farmer specializes in treating Orthopedic Spine Conditions and Orthopedic Trauma. He is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Federico P. Girardi, MD
Federico P. Girardi, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Federico P. Girardi specializes in treating Orthopedic Ailments of the Spine, including Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Disc Herniations, Spinal Stenosis, and Spondylolisthesis.
Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Charles B. Goodwin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Charles Goodwin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine. He works with rehabilitation specialists and pain management doctors.
Russel C. Huang, MD
Russel C. Huang, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Russel Huang is Director of the Spine Surgery Clinic at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Alexander P. Hughes, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Alexander Hughes performs Orthopedic Spine Surgery on the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine.
Sravisht Iyer, MD
Sravisht Iyer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sravisht Iyer is a spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.
Han Jo Kim, MD
Han Jo Kim, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Han Jo Kim specializes in the surgical treatment of Orthopedic Spine Conditions specializing in Cervical Spine and Scoliosis Surgery.
Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Lebl is a spine and scoliosis surgeon who sees both pediatric and adult patients for care of the cervical spine, spinal deformities, and degenerative disorders
Steven J. McAnany, MD
Steven J. McAnany, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. McAnany specializes in degenerative spine conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine with special interest in minimally invasive surgery.
Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC
Patrick F. O'Leary, MD, FACS, PC
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Patrick O'Leary is an Associate Attending Spine Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. His interests are Surgical Technology and Advances in Surgical Techniques.
Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA
Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery specializing in minimally invasive and motion preserving spine surgery.
Bernard A. Rawlins, MD
Bernard A. Rawlins, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Rawlins is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric scoliosis, spinal fractures, neck and low back herniations, athletic injuries and spondylolysis.
Andrew A. Sama, MD
Andrew A. Sama, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sama is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in traumatic, degenerative, and deformity-related conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine.
Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
Dr. Sandhu is an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive, endoscopic, and computer-assisted spine surgery; microsurgery; and spinal biologics.
Roger F. Widmann, MD
Roger F. Widmann, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
Dr. Widmann is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in limb lengthening, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, and pediatric trauma.

Physicians

Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Castellano specializes in treating back, neck, joint, muscle, and all sports-related injuries. He is an assistant attending physiatrist and Medical Director of the Integrative Care Center at HSS.

Alice Chen, MD
Alice Chen, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Chen is a dually board certified and fellowship-trained physiatrist and interventional specialist in the non-operative management of spine and sports disorders.

Paul M. Cooke, MD
Paul M. Cooke, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Paul M. Cooke is a board certified physiatrist specializing in Spinal Injections, Lumbar Disc Herniations and other Spinal Conditions. He is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at HSS.

Chad M. Craig, MD
Chad M. Craig, MD
Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Dr. Chad Craig partners closely with spine surgeons to provide medical consultation for this complex surgical population. He is actively involved in research on perioperative care of spine surgery patients.

Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Stephen G. Geiger is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in sports medicine-related spine injuries, pain management and electromyography (EMG).

Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders using a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain.

Semih Gungor, MD
Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies to diagnose and treat patients successfully.

Julia M. Kim, PhD
Julia M. Kim, PhD
Psychology
Dr. Julia Kim is a Clinical Psychologist at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is the first Clinical Psychologist to formally work within the HSS family.

Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine.

Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally-invasive spine procedures and advanced interventional techniques including implantation of spinal cord stimulators, including DRG stimulators.

Christopher Lutz, MD
Christopher Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Christopher Lutz is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Lutz is a physiatrist specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the nonsurgical management of spine and joint injuries.

C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Dr. MacKenzie is an Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Physiatry, Spine, Sports Medicine
Dr. Stephen Massimi is a board-certified physiatrist who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of spine, hip, and general musculoskeletal conditions.

Peter J. Moley, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Dr. Moley is board certified in both physiatry and sports medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of hip, lower back, and general joint injuries.

Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
Dr. Cathleen L. Raggio is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in skeletal dysplasia, pediatric disorders, and various conditions and injuries.

Daniel I. Richman, MD
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Alexander Simotas is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Solomon is a board certified physiatrist specializing in non-operative, minimally invasive treatments of spine and sports injuries.

Seth A. Waldman, MD
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Waldman specializes in therapeutic and diagnostic spinal injections and the management of neurologic pain.

David Y. Wang, MD
David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Wang is a board certified anesthesiologist. His areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain.

James F. Wyss, MD, PT
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Wyss is a physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries, primarily in the hip and spine.

Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Vincenzo Castellano, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Castellano specializes in treating back, neck, joint, muscle, and all sports-related injuries. He is an assistant attending physiatrist and Medical Director of the Integrative Care Center at HSS.
Alice Chen, MD
Alice Chen, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Chen is a dually board certified and fellowship-trained physiatrist and interventional specialist in the non-operative management of spine and sports disorders.
Paul M. Cooke, MD
Paul M. Cooke, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Paul M. Cooke is a board certified physiatrist specializing in Spinal Injections, Lumbar Disc Herniations and other Spinal Conditions. He is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at HSS.
Chad M. Craig, MD
Chad M. Craig, MD
Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Dr. Chad Craig partners closely with spine surgeons to provide medical consultation for this complex surgical population. He is actively involved in research on perioperative care of spine surgery patients.
Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Stephen G. Geiger, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Stephen G. Geiger is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in sports medicine-related spine injuries, pain management and electromyography (EMG).
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders using a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain.
Semih Gungor, MD
Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies to diagnose and treat patients successfully.
Julia M. Kim, PhD
Julia M. Kim, PhD
Psychology
Dr. Julia Kim is a Clinical Psychologist at Hospital for Special Surgery. She is the first Clinical Psychologist to formally work within the HSS family.
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine.
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally-invasive spine procedures and advanced interventional techniques including implantation of spinal cord stimulators, including DRG stimulators.
Christopher Lutz, MD
Christopher Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Christopher Lutz is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Lutz is a physiatrist specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the nonsurgical management of spine and joint injuries.
C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Perioperative Medicine
Dr. MacKenzie is an Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Stephen J. Massimi, MD
Physiatry, Spine, Sports Medicine
Dr. Stephen Massimi is a board-certified physiatrist who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of spine, hip, and general musculoskeletal conditions.
Peter J. Moley, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Dr. Moley is board certified in both physiatry and sports medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of hip, lower back, and general joint injuries.
Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Cathleen L. Raggio, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
Dr. Cathleen L. Raggio is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in skeletal dysplasia, pediatric disorders, and various conditions and injuries.
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Alexander C. Simotas, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Alexander Simotas is an Assistant Attending Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
Jennifer L. Solomon, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Solomon is a board certified physiatrist specializing in non-operative, minimally invasive treatments of spine and sports injuries.
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Waldman specializes in therapeutic and diagnostic spinal injections and the management of neurologic pain.
David Y. Wang, MD
David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Wang is a board certified anesthesiologist. His areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain.
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Wyss is a physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries, primarily in the hip and spine.

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Higher Surgical Volume Leads to Higher Quality

Research continues to demonstrate that the surgeons and hospitals that get the best results from spine surgeries tend to be the ones who perform those surgeries most often. Higher volume is correlated with lower rates of mortality, infection, pneumonia, and other complications. HSS performs more spine surgeries than other top national hospitals.

Spine fusion volume highest at HSS

Outcomes Worth Talking About

'Likelihood to Recommend' is a key indicator of satisfaction with the outcome of treatment. We are proud that we have been in the 99th percentile on this measure for 39 consecutive quarters (9 3/4 years) when benchmarked against the similar hospitals in the Press Ganey database.

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Higher Surgical Volume Leads to Higher Quality

Research continues to demonstrate that the surgeons and hospitals that get the best results from spine surgeries tend to be the ones who perform those surgeries most often. Higher volume is correlated with lower rates of mortality, infection, pneumonia, and other complications. HSS performs more spine surgeries than other top national hospitals.

Spine fusion volume highest at HSS

Outcomes Worth Talking About

'Likelihood to Recommend' is a key indicator of satisfaction with the outcome of treatment. We are proud that we have been in the 99th percentile on this measure for 39 consecutive quarters (9 3/4 years) when benchmarked against the similar hospitals in the Press Ganey database.

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