Richard C. E. Anderson, MD

Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Spine Surgery
Neurological Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 305-0219, (973) 754-2463
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


After completing his neurosurgical training at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the University of Utah, Dr. Anderson's focus has been exclusively on the care of children. Practicing at one of the top children's hospitals in the country, children receive the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team of dedicated pediatric specialists.

While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Anderson's research interests in the immunology of pediatric brain tumors and biomechanics of the pediatric spine mirror his extensive clinical training in pediatric brain tumors and spinal disorders. For family convenience, Dr. Anderson sees patients in multiple office locations including Manhattan, NY; Ridgewood, NJ; Paterson, NJ; and Stamford, CT.

Special Interests include pediatric spinal instrumentation ( congenital malformations, trauma and deformity), pediatric spasticity (rhizotomy and Baclofen pumps), brain tumors, and neuroendoscopy.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: Primary Childrens Medical Center, University of Utah


Neurological Institute of New York

710 West 168th Street
Suite 2-213
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-0219

Fax: (212) 305-3442

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Ridgewood - 1200 E. Ridgewood Ave.

1200 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone: (212) 305-0219

Fax: (212) 305-3442

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Patterson Office

703 Main Street
Patterson, NJ 07503

Phone: (973) 754-2463

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Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC