Neurosurgeon in New York, New York (NY)

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Ali A. Baaj MD



  • Center for Comprehensive Spine Care
    240 East 59th Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, New York, 10022 - United States
    Phone: 888-922-2257
    Fax: 212-746-8303

About Our Practice

Dr. Baaj is a Neurosurgeon and serves as an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Co-Director of the Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University in New York. He specializes in spinal surgery and has advanced training and expertise in spinal oncology and complex reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity.

Dr. Baaj received his medical degree from Boston University College of Medicine. He completed a general surgical internship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore followed by a neurosurgical residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Baaj advanced his training as a Research Fellow at the Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and as a Complex Spine Fellow at Johns Hopkins, with an emphasis on advanced techniques in spinal tumor resection and spinal reconstruction. Furthermore, Dr. Baaj completed a two-month traveling fellowship in Paris studying advanced techniques for pediatric deformity and scoliosis, with an emphasis on neuromuscular and idiopathic scoliosis.

Dr. Baaj offers vast clinical expertise in the treatment of many spine disorders, including:

  • Scoliosis and Scoliotic Deformity (Adolescent, Idiopathic, Congenital, Acquired)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Kyphosis, Kyphoscoliosis, Kyphotic Deformity
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Tumor (Cervical, Spinal Cord)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylitis (Spinal Osteoarthritis)
  • Cauda Equina Compression, Injury
  • Herniated disc
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Tumor / Infection
  • Other
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Hospital Affiliations
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
University Affiliations
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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Center for Comprehensive Spine Care
240 East 59th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York, 10022 - United States
Phone: 888-922-2257
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