Frank J. Schwab, MD

  • Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Languages: English, French, German
  • Phone: 646-501-7200

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

spine surgery, scoliosis, cervical spine disc herniated, osteomyelitis, spondylolisthesis, vertebral osteomyelitis, surgical cutting of the intervertebral disk, kyphosis and lordosis, spinal narrowing, hunchback, lumbar radiculopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolysis, neuromuscular scoliosis, slipped disc, endoscopic surgery, disc repair, lumbar disc disease, minimally invasive surgery, spondylosis, spinal cord injury, spinal fusion, cervical spinal stenosis, injury of the lumbar spine, lumbar spinal stenosis, spina bifida, inborn hunchback
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  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training

  • 1997
  • Fellowship, Maimonides Medical Center, Spine Surgery
  • 1996
  • Residency, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
  • 1991
  • Fellowship, D'Paris Lariboisiere St. Louis, Spine Surgery
  • 1990
  • MD from Columbia University


Locations and Appointments

24 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Medicare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • Workers Comp
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care
333 East 38th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates
1095 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10128

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My Research

Scoliosis, spinal deformity.

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery techniques in scoliosis correction.

Development of an Animal Model for the Degenerative Spine. Partially funded by a grant from Sofamor-Danek.

Prospective study of pelvic rotation as a compensatory mechanism in spinal deformity. Partially funded by a grant from the AO foundation Adult Scoliosis: clinico-radiographic investigation. Establishment of a classification system and basis for treatment guidelines. Grant support by MMC, Research and Development Foundation.


  • Efficacy of Antifibrinolytics on Surgical Bleeding in Spine Surgery: A Meta-Analysis

    Cheriyan, Thomas; Maier, Stephen P 2nd; Bianco, Kristina; Slobodyanyuk, Kseniya; Rattenni, Rachel N; Lafage, Virginie; Schwab, Frank J; Lonner, Baron S; Errico, Thomas J 2015 Jan; ?-?, Spine journal — id: 1447422, year: 2015, page: ?, stat: REVIEW
  • Coronal plane spinal malalignment and Parkinson's disease: prevalence and associations with disease severity

    Choi, Hong June; Smith, Justin S; Shaffrey, Christopher I; Lafage, Virginie C; Schwab, Frank J; Ames, Christopher P; Matsumoto, Morio; Baik, Jong Sam; Ha, Yoon 2015 Jan; 115-121, Spine journal — id: 1457182, year: 2015, page: 115, stat: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Recruitment of Compensatory Mechanisms in Sagittal Spinal Malalignment is Age and Regional Deformity Dependent: A full standing axis analysis of key radiographic parameters

    Diebo, Bassel G; Ferrero, Emmanuelle; Lafage, Renaud; Challier, Vincent; Liabaud, Barthelemy; Liu, Shian; Vital, Jean-Marc; Errico, Thomas J; Schwab, Frank J; Lafage, Virginie 2015 Feb; ?-?, Spine — id: 1473482, year: 2015, page: ?, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
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