Division of Spine Surgery
The Division of Spine Surgery is highly active in research, clinical, and educational activities. Spine education is a focal point of NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Orthopedic Surgery Residency. We provide extensive spine education in the clinics and the operating room. Portions of our spine residency educational program are integrated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s didactic and reading curriculum to facilitate collegial discussion and varying viewpoints on the management of spine pathology.
Research has advanced through clinical studies and streamlining the integration of translational research. By initiating research in spine biomechanics as well incorporating new, wearable technologies in order to capture data, we are increasing our understanding of spine pathologies and the effects of our surgical interventions on these disorders.
Clinically, the Spine Service has embarked on rapid expansion of our operating room technology at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Updated, digitally integrated operating microscopes improve patient safety and enhance our ability to train residents and staff. Intraoperative navigation and image acquisition allow our surgeons to perform real-time stereotactic assistance of hardware placement, resulting in increased efficiency and patient safety.
Medical students wishing to explore orthopedic surgery may enroll in electives with our division as part of NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s MD curriculum. We also offer an opportunity for interested visiting medical students to participate in an orthopedic surgery away rotation.