NYU Langone-Brooklyn appoints Dr. Kola Jegede as quality & safety director for spine services

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | November 30, 2018 | Print  |

Kola Jegede, MD, is the new director of quality and safety for spine services at New York City-based NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.

Here are five things to know:

1. Dr. Jegede treats patients with a variety of spine diseases and conditions, including cervical spine fractures, degenerative disc disease and scoliosis. He also partners with orthopedic teams, including trauma and sports medicine specialists.

2. As Director of Quality and Safety, "Dr. Jegede will oversee our initiative to emphasize value-based medical care and to insure the best possible outcome for patients treated for spine disorders at NYU Brooklyn," said John Bendo, MD, chief of spine services at New York City-based NYU Langone Health.

3. After earning his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., Dr. Jegede completed his residency at NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

4. Dr. Jegede underwent spine surgery fellowship training at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in New York City.

5. His research interests include the evaluation of the standing balance of the spine and effect of small spinal fusions on standing balance. Dr. Jegede also researches how patients can avoid surgery.

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