Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu, MD

  • Specialties: Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-6514
Co-Director
NYU Langone Spine Center
4500+
Complex Spinal Surgery Procedures Performed
Named
One of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly for 5+ Years

About Me

I became a doctor because I was always interested in two things—people and science. As a neurosurgeon, I get to care for people and be a part of their lives. I also consider myself privileged to be able to take care of the nervous system, because it’s at the very core of what it means to be a human being.

My primary interest in neurosurgery is in minimally invasive, complex, and reconstructive spinal surgery. I treat people with degenerative spine disease, reconstructive spine disease, oncological disease of the spinal cord and spinal column, and spine trauma.

Spine surgery is a subspecialty that allows me to work with a diverse group of experts, such as NYU Langone orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and pain management specialists. We work very closely together at the Spine Center to make sure patients get the best possible spine care.

Through the Spine Center, people have an opportunity to be evaluated and receive care from many different specialists. I collaborate with these specialists to develop treatment protocols, make decisions about whether patients should have a procedure or not, and deliver preoperative and postoperative care.

Patient safety is our priority. We are at the forefront of developing spinal technology and using advanced navigation and imaging to increase accuracy and safety. We are currently researching the safety of using antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical wounds, to prevent postoperative wound infections. Alongside my colleagues, I am also developing algorithms to help design safe spine treatments for the growing population of older patients in need of this type of care.

Patient education is important to me. My main goal is to make people feel better, but I also hope to educate. I want people to leave my office with an understanding of their spine condition, the treatments we can offer, and what they can expect afterward.


Conditions and Treatments

endoscopic surgery, spine surgery, spinal narrowing, injury of the lumbar spine, spina bifida, spinal arthritis, spinal compression fracture, spinal cord injury, spinal cord reconstruction, spinal cord tumor, spinal deformity, spinal injury, syringomyelia, cervical spine fracture, ankylosing spondylitis, cervical myelopathy, hunchback, neck pain, scoliosis, spine infection, slipped disc, degenerative disc disease, disc repair, spondylolisthesis, back injuries, back pain, nerve root injury, kyphosis and lordosis, spondyloarthropathies, spondylolysis, spondylosis, neck problem, neck surgery, pain neck/shoulder, neurofibromatosis, spinal fusion
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Director - Division of Spinal Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery, 2004
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Shands Hospital University of Florida, Neurosurgery-Spine, 2000
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Neurosurgery, 1999
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Spine Surgery, 1997
  • MD from Temple University, 1992

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NYU Neurosurgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 8R
New York, NY 10016

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Interests

diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine

Academic Contact

Academic office

540-562 First Avenue

Eighth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-263-3039

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Trends in the presentation, surgical treatment, and outcomes of tethered cord syndrome: A nationwide study from 2001 to 2010

    Jalai, Cyrus M; Wang, Charles; Marascalchi, Bryan J; Horn, Samantha R; Poorman, Gregory W; Bono, Olivia J; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Passias, Peter G Jalai, Cyrus M; Wang, Charles; Marascalchi, Bryan J; Horn, Samantha R; Poorman, Gregory W; Bono, Olivia J; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Passias, Peter G
    Journal of clinical neuroscience. 2017 Mar 22. 41: 92-97

  • C2 and Greater Occipital Nerve: The Anatomic and Functional Implications in Spinal Surgery

    Janjua, M Burhan; Zhou, Peter L; Greenfield, Jeffrey P; Baaj, Ali A; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony Janjua, M Burhan; Zhou, Peter L; Greenfield, Jeffrey P; Baaj, Ali A; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony
    Cureus. 2017 Mar 3. 9 (3): e1074-e1074 e1074

  • Impact of Race and Insurance Status on Surgical Approach for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy in the United States: a Population-Based Analysis

    McClelland, Shearwood 3rd; Marascalchi, Bryan J; Passias, Peter G; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Errico, Thomas J McClelland, Shearwood 3rd; Marascalchi, Bryan J; Passias, Peter G; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Errico, Thomas J
    Spine. 2017 Feb. 42 (3): 186-194

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