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Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, NY
Dr. Frempong-Boadu is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu, MD

Dr. Frempong-Boadu is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the Division of Spinal Neurosurgery, and Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship program. He maintains a Minimally Invasive and Complex Reconstruction spinal surgery practice at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center in New York, NY.

Dr. Frempong-Boadu received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed an internship in General Surgery and Residency in Neurosurgery at NYU. During his Residency, he completed an Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Complex Spine and Deformity fellowship under the tutelage of Paul Cooper, MD and Thomas Errico, MD. Under the direction of Richard Fessler, MD, Dr. Frempong-Boadu completed a Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic and Complex Reconstructive Spine fellowship at the University of Florida.

Furthermore, he is a member of many prestigious medical organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Cervical Spine Research Society, and the North American Spine Society. He is the author of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and well-known spine educator at national and international conferences.

Publications

1. Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Frempong-Boadu AK: Blood-flow measurements of injured peripheral nerves by laser Doppler flowmetry. J Reconstr Microsurg. 1992 Jul. 1; 8(4): 319-323. 

2. Arginteanu M, Abbott R, Frempong A: ISG Viewing Wand-Guided Endoscopic Catheter Placement for Treatment of Posterior Fossa CSF Collections. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1997, 27(6): 319-324.

3. Frempong-Boadu AK, Fessler RG: Lessons in the Techniques of Surgical Exposures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Anterior Approaches. In Krisht A (ed.): Contemporary Neurosurgery. Volume 22. Number 13

4. Frempong-Boadu AK, Fessler RG: Lessons in the Techniques of Surgical Exposures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Posterior Approaches. In Krisht A (ed.): Contemporary Neurosurgery. Volume 22. Number 14

5. Frempong-Boadu A, Houten JK, Osborn B, Kells L, Opulencia T, Guida TD LeRoux PD: Swallowing and Speech Dysfunction in Patients Undergoing Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion: A Prospective, Objective Preoperative and Postoperative Assessment. J Spinal Disorders & Techniques. 2002, 15(5):362-368.

6. Bekker A, Cooper PR, Frempong-Boadu A, Babu R, Errico T, Lebovits A: Evaluation of Preoperative administration of the Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor Rofecoxib for the treatment of postoperative pain after lumbar disc surgery. Neurosurgery. 2002, 50(5): 1053-1057.

7. Frempong-Boadu AK, Faunce W, Fessler RG: Endoscopically Assisted Transoral-Transpharyngeal Approach to the Craniovertebral Junction. Neurosurgery. 2002, 51(5): 60-66.

8. Houten JK, Frempong-Boadu AK, Arkovitz MS: Bowel Injury as a Complication of Microdiscectomy: Case Report and Literature Review. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2004 17:248-250.

9. Frempong-Boadu AK, Fessler RG: History and Overview of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. In Haid R, McLaughlin, and Fessler R, (eds.): Lumbar Interbody Fusion Techniques: Cages, Dowels, and Grafts. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2003, pp 81-86.

10. Frempong-Boadu AK, Cooper PR: Metastatic Disease of the Subaxial Cervical Spine. In Batjer H, Loftus C (eds.): Textbook of Neurological Surgery. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 2003, pp 1811-1820

11. Frempong-Boadu AK, Guiot BH: Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Thoracic Spine. In Batjer H, Loftus C (eds.): Textbook of Neurological Surgery. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 2003, pp 1544-1551.

12. Refai D, Sandhu F, Frempong-Boadu AK, Fessler RG: Endoscopically Assisted Transoral Odontoidectomy. In Kim D, Fessler RG, and Regan J (eds.): Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation. Thieme Publishers, 2005, pp 41-47

13. Frempong-Boadu AK, Fessler RG: Anterolateral Exposure and Decompression of the Thoracic Spine. In Fessler RG, Sekhar L (eds.): Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. In Press.

14. Frempong-Boadu AK: Anterior Transperitoneal Approach to the Lumbosacral Junction. In Fessler RG, Sekhar L (eds.): Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. In Press.

15. Frempong-Boadu AK: Retroperitoneal Exposure of the Lumbar Spine. In Fessler RG, Sekhar L (eds.): Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. In Press.

16. Post N, Frempong-Boadu AK: Disc Disease of the Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Spine. In Fessler RG, Sekhar L (eds.): Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. In Press.

17. Frempong-Boadu AK, Heary R: Anterior Transperitoneal and Retroperitoneal Approaches to the Lumbar Spine and Lumbosacral Junction. In Dickman C, Fehlings M, and Gokaslan Z (eds.): Spinal Cord and Spinal Cord Tumors: Principles and Practice. Thieme Publishers. In Press.

18. Houten JK, Frempong-Boadu AK: Complications of Lumbar Discectomy. In Rengachary SS, Maciunas RJ, and Wilkins RH (eds.): Neurosurgery, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Publishers. In Press.

19. Joseffer S, Houten JK, Frempong-Boadu AK: Intradural Lumbar Disc Herniations: Diagnosis and Management. In Rengachary SS, Maciunas RJ, and Wilkins RH (eds.): Neurosurgery, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Publishers. In Press.

20. Houten JK, Frempong-Boadu AK: Management of Extraforaminal Lumbar Disc Herniations. In Rengachary SS, Maciunas RJ, and Wilkins RH (eds.): Neurosurgery, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Publishers. In Press.

21. Lee M, Rezai A, Frempong-Boadu A, Miller DC, Epstein FJ: Factors Associated with Recurrence and Survival in Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors. In preparation.

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