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Ronald A Lehman Jr., MD

Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 932-5100
One of America's Top Doctors

Biography

Dr. Ronald A. Lehman, Jr. is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of adult and pediatric spine conditions. He specializes in complex spinal deformities including scoliosis, kyphosis, revision spinal surgeries, and minimally invasive applications for deformity surgery, as well as cervical spine, cervical disc arthroplasty/replacement, myelopathy and radiculopathy. Dr. Lehman also focuses on Minimally Invasive Spine surgery (MIS) of the cervical and lumbar spine, and spinal tumors/cancer of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Dr. Lehman received his MD from Jefferson Medical College, and completed his residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. He then completed his fellowship training in adult and pediatric spine surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) in the Army, receiving three Meritorious Service Medals (MSMs), the “A” Proficiency Designator and the Order of Military Medical Merit. He was the Chief of the Adult and Pediatric Spine Service, and the Consultant to the White House.. Dr. Lehman is the recipient of several Department of Defense (DOD) research grants totaling more than $10 million.

He currently serves as the Program Chairman of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and the Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS). Additionally, he will take over as Chairman of the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) next year. Dr. Lehman has over 120 peer reviewed publications.

Area of Expertise

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

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

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

Emblem/HIP [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]

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

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Education

MD, Jefferson Medical College

Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Fellowship: Barnes Jewish Hospital - Washington University

Locations

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 932-5100

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Allen Hospital

5141 Broadway
New York, NY 10034

Phone: (212) 932-5100

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Englewood - 500 Grand Ave.

500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

Phone: (212) 932-5100

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Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC