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Todd J. Albert, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Spine
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Todd J. Albert, MD


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Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street

New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1004

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street

New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1004

Dr. Todd J. Albert is Surgeon-in-Chief, Chief Medical Officer and Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and a Professor of Orthopedic 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 President of the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Albert is the author of seven books and more than 40 book chapters, and has published over 375 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 Amherst College, 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.

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Appointments

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

Specialty

Special Expertise

Cervical Deformity, Cervical Stenosis, Cervical HNP

Procedures

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

Awards

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2006-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2015-2018
Philadelphia Magazine, 2006-2014
John Wanamaker Award YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity, 2012
Sir John Charnley Award of Excellence, 2008

Affiliations

Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, American Orthopedic Association

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

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Dr. Albert accepts the following insurance plans. Please check to see if your insurance is on this list before proceeding.

Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

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Education

MD, University of Virginia, 1987

Internship

Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA. 1988

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1992

Fellowship

Minnesota Spine Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1993

Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 1995-2005, 2006-2015, 2016-2025

State Licensure

Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, New Jersey

Editorial Appointments

Spine
Orthopedics Today
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Selected Books/Chapters

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

Selected Publications

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.

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

Pavilion map Please see directions from other HSS locations:

  • From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
    Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
    Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
    Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
 

HSS Welcomes Todd J. Albert, MD

HSS Welcomes Todd J. Albert, MD