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Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA

Spine Surgery
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Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA

Spine Surgery
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Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS and Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also the Patty and Jay Baker Chair in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He is a founding member and treasurer of the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group (MISSG).

Dr. Qureshi is a recognized leader and one of the premier surgeons in the field of minimally invasive and motion sparing spine surgery. He served as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Associate Director of the Spine Center at Mount Sinai Hospital prior to joining HSS. Dr. Qureshi has one of the busiest clinical practices in the country, performing nearly 300 minimally invasive spine surgeries annually.

Dr. Qureshi is Research Director of the Spine Service at HSS. His major research interests include outcomes related to minimally invasive spine surgery, cost-effectiveness and value of spinal surgery procedures, and comparative effectiveness of various treatments of spinal pathology. He has authored over 100 articles, book chapters, and text books. He helps design innovative surgical technology with the leading spinal implant companies in the world.

An acclaimed speaker and educator, Dr. Qureshi has given over 100 invited lectures around the world. He has also contributed his surgical videos for surgeon education around the world. Dr. Qureshi has trained fellows nationally and internationally. He has spine surgeons who have visited his operating room to learn the newest techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery from China, Korea, Japan, Australia, England, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and India.

Dr. Qureshi received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. While in medical school, he also earned an MBA in health administration. Dr. Qureshi completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and then received advanced training in complex spine surgery under Dr. Henry Bohlman in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, Dr. Qureshi completed the Cervical Spine Research Society's Traveling Fellowship.

Patient Stories


Patty and Jay Baker Chair in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Associate Attending, Hospital for Special Surgery
Research Director, Spine Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Special Expertise

Minimally invasive spine surgery
Motion preserving spine surgery


Minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery
Minimally invasive cervical spine surgery
Minimally invasive thoracic spine surgery
Minimally invasive microdiscectomy
Minimally invasive foraminotomy
Minimally invasive spine fusion
Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF)
Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF)
Disc replacement
Mini-open anterior lumbar interbody fusion


New York Times Super Doctor, 2014-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2014-2021
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2014-2021
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2013-2020
New York Times Rising Star, 2013



Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group
Cervical Spine Research Society
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
North American Spine Society
Lumbar Spine Research Society



Insurance Information

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Qureshi as of April 16, 2020.

  • AMOpportunities - Honoraria
  • Annals of Translational Medicine - Editorial Board Member
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons - Committee Member
  • Avaz Surgical - Ownership Interest
  • Contemporary Spine Surgery - Editorial Board Member
  • Globus Medical, Inc. - Consultant, Designer, Speakers' Bureau
  • Healthgrades - Advisory Board Member
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery - Committee Member
  • LifeLink.com Inc. - Advisory Board Member
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group - Board Member
  • North American Spine Society - Committee Member
  • Paradigm Spine, LLC. - Consultant
  • RTI Surgical Inc. - Consultant; Designer
  • Simplify Medical, Inc. - Clinical Events Committee Member
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - Committee Member, Board Member
  • Spinal Simplicity, LLC - Advisory Board Member
  • Stryker K2M - Consultant; Royalties; Designer for expandable interbody implant

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

Dr. Qureshi in the News


Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY


Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY


University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

Selected Books by Dr. Qureshi

Kumar A, Overley SC, Qureshi SA. Chapter 9: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Manjila, Mroz & Steinmetz: Modern Techniques in Lumbar Interbody Fusion. 2017

Overley SC, Qureshi SA, Hecht AC. Lumbar Microdiscectomy and Laminectomy Chapter of AAOS Postoperative Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. 2017

McAnany S, Leven D, Qureshi S. Cervical Radiculopathy, in Rothman-Simeone: The Spine, 7th Edition. 2017.

McAnany S, Kumar A, Qureshi S. Cervical degenerative disorders, in OKU 12. 2017.

Qureshi S and Singh K. Decision Making in Degenerative Spinal Surgery: A Case-based Approach. Nova publishing. 2015.

Selected Publications

McAnany SJ, Patterson DC, Overley S, Alicea D, Guzman JZ, Qureshi S. The effect of obesity on the improvement in health state outcome following minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Global Spine J. 2016 dec;6(8):744-748.

Skovrlj B, Qureshi SA. Minimally invasive cervical spine surgery. J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Oct 27.

Murray MR, Skovrlj B, Qureshi SA. Surgical Treatment of Isthmic Spondylolisthesis. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 feb;29(1):1-5.

Skovrlj B, Belton P, Zarzour H, Qureshi SA. Perioperative outcomes in minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery: a systematic review. World J Orthop. 2015 Dec 18.

Baird EO, McAnany SJ, Overley S, Skovrlj B, Guzman JZ, Qureshi SA. Accuracy of percutaneous pedicle screw placement: does level of training matter? J Spinal Disord Tech. 2015 Apr 3.

Skovrlj B, Cunn G, Guzman J, Qureshi SA. Mesenchymal stem cell technology in the treatment of degenerative disc disease. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Mar.

Skovrlj B, Gilligan J, Cutler HS, Qureshi SA. Minimally invasive procedures on the lumbar spine. World J Clin Cases. 2015 Jan 16.

McAnany S, Overley S, Baird E, Cho S, Hecht A, Zigler J, Qureshi S. The five-year cost-effectiveness of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and cervical disc replacement: A markov analysis. Spine. 2014 Nov 1.

Lu Y, Qureshi S. Cost effectiveness studies in spine surgeries: a narrative review. Spine J. 2014 Nov 1.

Qureshi S, Lu Y, McAnany S, Baird E. Three-dimensional intraoperative imaging modalities in orthopaedic surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Dec.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Qureshi, SA. Minimally Invasive Techniques for Sacro-Pelvic Fixation (2016) 10th Annual New York Minimally Invasive Spine Course Cornell Medical College (12/2016) New York, NY

Qureshi, SA. MIS Cervical Spine Surgery (2016) NASS Annual Meeting (10/2016) Boston, MA

Qureshi, SA. Value Symposium (2016) NASS Annual Meeting (10/2016) Boston, MA

Qureshi, SA. Lateral and Anterolateral Approaches to the Spine (2016) NASS Annual Meeting (10/2016) Boston, MA

Qureshi, SA. Providing Lordosis with MIS TLIF (2016) SMISS Annual Meeting (9/2016) Las Vegas, NV

Qureshi, SA. Ambulatory Spine Surgery: Is It Safe? (2016) SMISS Annual Meeting (9/2016) Las Vegas, NV

Qureshi, SA. MIS Spine Surgery Update (2016) Prince of Wales Hospital (8/2016) Hong Kong, China

Qureshi, SA. Biomechanics of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty (2016) Summer NASS (7/2016) Miami, FL

Qureshi, SA. Cervical Myelopathy: Causes and Natural History (2016) Summer NASS (7/2016) Miami, FL

Qureshi, SA. Growth Factors (2016) Summer NASS (7/2016) Miami, FL

Research Description

Dr. Qureshi is a founding member and serves on the executive board of the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group (MISSG). The MISSG is a national and international organization that collects data on quality, outcomes, comparative effectiveness, satisfaction, and cost.

The group performs prospective studies using the MISSG database to answer questions about minimally invasive spine procedures. The database is located on a server from the National Institutes of Health and is customized to minimally invasive spine surgery.

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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.