About K. Daniel Riew, MD
Dan Riew, MD is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. Furthermore, he is the Co-Chief of the Spine Division, Director of Cervical Spine Surgery, and Co-Director of the Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship program.
Dr. Riew is dual board-certified in Internal Medicine and Orthopedics. His practice is exclusively limited to the operative treatment of cervical spine problems. The surgical procedures he performs include everything from minimally invasive outpatient surgery to treatment of the most complex deformities. Dr. Riew performs between 250 and 300 cervical spine operations each year. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America and America's Top Doctors continuously for the past 10 years.
Dr. Riew graduated from Harvard College, where he was awarded the Class Ames Award for Character and Leadership, and Case Western Reserve University Medical School, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society for top students. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and Orthopedic Surgery at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Riew continued his training through a Fellowship program under the late Dr. Henry Bohlman, world-renowned cervical spine surgeon. Furthermore, he completed two other Fellowship programs: Cardiology Research at Cornell Medical Center, and Biomechanics Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is the current President of the Cervical Spine Research Society and Chair of the Research Commission for AOSpine International Board. He has operated in several countries and has served as a Visiting Professor, Grand Rounds Speaker, Key or Named Lecturer, nearly 90 times in over 19 countries on six continents.
Dr. Riew's research interests include bone healing, artificial disc replacements, selective nerve root blocks to avoid surgery, and adjacent segment pathology. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and over 60 chapters and other non-peer-reviewed articles.
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