Drs. Larry Lenke, Daniel Riew, Ronald Lehman leaving St. Louis for NYC — 5 things to know

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Three renowned spine surgeons are joining New York-Presbyterian Hospital this summer to establish a comprehensive spine hospital.

The surgeons are leaders in scoliosis surgery, minimally invasive surgery and cervical spine surgery. Larry Lenke, MD, Daniel Riew, MD, and Ronald Lehman, MD, will be charged with establishing the New York-Presbyterian/Allen spine hospital.

 

"As we expand the scope of our orthopedics program to include a new comprehensive spine hospital in upper Manhattan, their ability to deliver state-of-the-art, patient-centered spine care of the highest quality will build on our strong foundation," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. "They will be an invaluable resource to patients regionally, nationally and beyond."

 

Here are five key facts:

 

1. The surgeons will take a multi-disciplinary approach to spine care in establishing the new hospital, which includes surgical and non-surgical options for treating patients.

 

2. All three surgeons are joining New York-Presbyterian from Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where they established spine programs and led several research advances in spine surgery.

 

3. In addition to establishing the new hospital, all three surgeons will treat patients at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

 

4. The surgeons will also join the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons faculty.

 

5. The move is effective July 1, and the surgeons will hold these titles:

 

• Dr. Lenke: Surgeon-in-chief of the spine hospital at New York-Presbyterian/Allen and director of spinal deformity surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
• Dr. Riew: Director of cervical spine surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Allen
• Dr. Lehman: Director of degenerative and minimally invasive spine surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Allen

 

"Our patients will benefit greatly from their ability to treat a wide array of spinal issues, including some of the rarest and most difficult-to-treat conditions in the world," said William Levine, MD, orthopedic surgeon-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

 

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