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Evan D. Sheha, MD

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About Dr. Sheha

Dr. Evan Sheha is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. His expertise lies in the application of minimally invasive techniques to treat the full spectrum of degenerative spinal conditions involving the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He believes in the importance of patient education and shared decision making, and works closely with his patients to develop a treatment plan focused on long-term spine health.

Dr. Sheha graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fordham University in the Bronx where he was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He went on to obtain his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He subsequently completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at HSS followed by a fellowship in Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is currently a member of the North American Spine Society, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters and his work has been presented at national and international spine society meetings.

His clinical and research interests focus on the application of new and enabling technologies in spine surgery – including navigated and robotic-assisted spine surgery, augmented reality, and 3D technology – as well as best practices to improve the safety and effectiveness of spine surgery in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. He is interested in continuing to advance the practice of minimally invasive spine surgery to help speed recovery while minimizing postoperative pain, and to expand the scope of its applications in both spinal deformity and degenerative pathologies.

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Specialized Centers

HSS Spine Center with Stamford Health

Special Expertise

Specific conditions treated:

Arm pain due to pinched nerve in the neck
Back pain
Balance problems (myelopathy)
Cervical spondylosis
Degenerative disc disease
Degenerative spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae)
Facet arthropathy (spine arthritis)
Herniated disc in the cervical spine
Herniated disc in the lumbar spine
Leg pain
Neck pain
Spinal stenosis
Slipped disc


Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
Anterior lumbar interbody fusions
Cervical disc replacement
Cervical foraminotomy
Cervical laminectomy and fusion
Cervical laminoplasty
Lateral lumbar interbody fusions
Lumbar laminectomy
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Robotic and navigated spine surgery
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions

Patient Stories


If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery 
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College 
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital 


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery


Best Resident Paper, Eastern Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, 2016
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2013
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, 2013
The Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship, 2012
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2009


Medical: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2014 
Internship: Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2015 
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2019 
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center, 2020

State Licensure



For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Sheha performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Sheha

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Derman PD, Sheha E, Craig C. Pulmonary and Chest Wall Physiology. In: Surgery of the Thoracic Spine. Baaj A, Kakarla K, Kim HJ, eds. Thieme Medical Publishers; in press.

Sheha ED, Shifflett GD, Huang RC. Ileus and Gastrointestinal Complications. In: Lateral Access Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Wang MY, Sama AA, Uribe JS, eds. Springer. 2017.

Roye DP, Sheha ED, Xu N. Orthopaedic Management. In: Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence: A Clinician's Approach (2nd Ed). Darras BT, Jones HR, Ryan MM, De Vivo DC, eds. Elsevier. 2014

Craig C, Rodriguez-Pardo D, Sheha E. What is the optimal treatment of spinal infections caused by Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). In: Proceedings of the Second International Concensus Meeting of Musculoskeletal Infection. Parvizi J, Gehrke T, eds. Data Trace Publishing Co. 2018.

Selected Presentations

Colman MW, Sheha ED, Orias AE. CT Absorbptiometry Assessment of Subchondral Bone Density Predicts Intervertebral Subsidence in an Human Cadaver Model. (Podium) CSRS Annual Meeting, New York, NY. November 20-23, 2019

Sheha ED, Salzmann SN, Khormaee S, Yang J, Girardi F, Cammisa FP, Sama AA, Lyman S, Hughes AP. Patient Factors Affecting Emergency Department Utilization and Hospital Readmission Rates after Primary Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A review of 41,813 cases. (Poster) AAOS Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 12-17, 2019

Feuchtbaum E, Vaishnav A, Sheha E, Samuel A, McAnany S, Gang C, Albert T, Qureshi S. Same-day Discharge versus Inpatient Lumbar Fusion: A Matched Cohort Comparison of Four Surgical Approaches. (Oral) ISASS Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. April 3-5, 2019

Hill P, Vaishnav A, Kushwala B, Samuel A, Sheha E, Gang C, McAnany S, Albert T, Qureshi S. Comparison of Inpatient and Outpatient Preoperative Factors and Postoperative Outcomes in Two-level Cervical Disc Arthroplasty. (E-poster) SMISS Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. September 6-8, 2018

Mok JK, Sheha ED, Samuel AM, McAnany SJ, Vaishnav AS, Albert TJ, Gang CH, Qureshi S. Evaluation of Current Trends in Treatment of Single-level Cervical Radiculopathy. (Oral) SMISS Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. September 6-8, 2018

Swarup I, Sheha E, Derman P, Nguyen J, Blanco J, Widmann R. Relationship Between Thoracic Kyphosis and Neural Axis Abnormalities in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. (Oral) North American Spine Society Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. October 25-28, 2017

Sravisht I, Sheha E, Fu M, Varghese JJ, Kim HJ, Cunningham ME, Lafage V, Albert TJ, Schwab FJ. Sagittal Spinal Alignment in Adult Spinal Deformity: An Overview of Current Concepts. (Scientific Exhibit) AAOS Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 15-17, 2017

Sheha ED, Meredith D, Shifflett GD, Bjerke-Kroll BT, Iyer S, Shue J, Nguyen J, Huang RC. Postoperative Pain Following Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft Harvesting in Spine Surgery: A Randomized Trial. (Oral) AAOS Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016

Sheha ED, Matsumoto H, Essilfie AE, Roye DP, Hyman JE. Postoperative Pain in Cerebral Palsy: Are Patients with CP Being Undermedicated? (Oral) 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Milwaukee, WI. October 16-19, 2013

Vitale MG, Colacchio N, Schwab FJ, Matsumoto H, Lafage V, Sheha E, Roye DP. Unintended Change of Physiological Lumbar Lordosis and Pelvic Tilt after PSIF: How Much is Too Much? (Oral) Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. May 16-19, 2012



Dr. Sheha's research interests focus on the application and improvement of new technologies utilized in spine surgery, including robotics, augmented reality and 3D technology. Additionally, he has an interest in postoperative pain control and the development of best practice guidelines to limit postoperative reliance on opioid medications.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Sheha reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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