Who Are Some Top-Rated Spinal Surgeons?


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Some top-rated spinal surgeons include Dr. Todd J. Albert, Steven J. Lewis, M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC, Dr. Keith H. Bridwell and Dr. Lawrence J. Lenke. These surgeons are all on the 2014 list of 18 of the "Best Spine Surgeons in North America," as noted by Orthopedics This Week.

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Dr. Todd J. Albert is surgeon-in-chief and medical director at Hospital for Special Surgery, as of 2015. He is also chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Albert is known for his cervical spine research and is also a former president of the Cervical Spine Research Society.

Steven J. Lewis, M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at the Toronto Western Hospital and an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the University Health Network as of 2015. Widely considered "the most accomplished spinal deformity surgeon in all of Canada," Dr. Lewis has made significant contributions in the fields of complex pediatric and adult deformity surgery, notes Orthopedics This Week.

Dr. Keith H. Bridwell is chief of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery in the Orthopaedic Department at Washington University in St. Louis, as of 2015. He is also a former president of the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Bridwell is a forefather of adult spinal deformity surgery, and modernized techniques for deformity correction and pelvic fixation.

The Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Lawrence J. Lenke, is also a professor of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis and the school's chief of Spinal Surgery, as of 2015. In addition, he is a former president of the Scoliosis Research Society and is considered one of the world's best complex spinal deformity surgeons.

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