Orthopaedic Surgeon in Albany, New York (NY)

James P. Lawrence MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Albany Medical College/Capital Region Spine
    1367 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York, 12206 - United States
    Phone: 518-618-1111
    Fax: 518-618-1117

About Our Practice

Dr. Lawrence is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York. He is also an Associate Professor in the Orthopaedic Division of the Department of Surgery at Albany Medical College. His expertise and interests include minimally invasive spinal surgery, cervical and lumbar disk problems and stenosis, complex adult spinal deformity surgery, complex spinal trauma, and spinal tumors. After graduating from his undergraduate studies at Trinity College, Dr. Lawrence received medical and business degrees from the University of Connecticut. He then completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale. Dr. Lawrence completed fellowship training in Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery at the prestigious Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Lawrence has authored numerous publications in the basic science and clinical practice of spine surgery and many chapters in leading textbooks in Spinal Surgery. He has presented research internationally and at numerous national meetings, including the North American Spine Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. His current research interests surround the development of original techniques and instruments in spinal surgery, outcomes research, and the basic science and physiology of the intervertebral disk. Dr. Lawrence is also a member of several professional societies.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Tumor / Infection
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • AOSpine North America
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Albany Medical Center
  • St. Peter's Hospital
University Affiliations
  • Albany Medical College
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