18 of the Best North American Spine Surgeons 2014

Orthopedics This Week—September 8, 2014

When you want to know who the best is, you seek out the best. We decided to ask leading spine surgeons to select their peers who stand out.

Here is that list. It isn’t the be-all and end-all list- but a list of who are arguably the finest spine physicians, teachers, investigators or administrators in the country.

This information was obtained via a telephone survey of thought leaders in the field. No one at OTW names anyone to the list.

The information in quotes is what we heard about these surgeons.

In alphabetical order, then, here are the top 18 spine physicians in America.

Todd J. Albert, M.D.
Dr. Albert is surgeon-in-chief and medical director and Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). He is chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a past president of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS). “He is incredibly accomplished and is an honest leader who is now bringing his expertise to HSS. His research really stands out and his knowledge of the cervical spine has helped us make great strides in the field.”

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