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 orthopaedic 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.
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- Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
- Dir Neuro Residency Trng Pgm
- Director - Division of Spinal Surgery
- 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
Locations and Appointments
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Indemnity
- Aetna Medicare
- Aetna POS
- Aetna PPO/EPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Child Health
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
- HealthSmart (WTC)
- Healthfirst Essential
- MagnaCare PPO
- MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Medicare
- Railroad Medicare
- UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
- UnitedHealthcare EPO
- UnitedHealthcare HMO
- UnitedHealthcare POS
- UnitedHealthcare PPO
- UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
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. 2016 May 18. ?-?
To Fuse or Not to Fuse: That is (Still) the Question
Tanweer, Omar; Barger, James; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K Tanweer, Omar; Barger, James; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K
World neurosurgery. 2016 Jul 28. ?-?
Does the use of intrawound vancomycin decrease the risk of surgical site infection after elective spine surgery? A multicenter analysis [Meeting Abstract]
Chotai, S; Devin, C J; Vaccaro, A R; McGirt, M J; Youssef, J A; Orndorff, D G; Arnold, P M; Frempong-Boadu, A K; Lieberman, I H; Hedayat, H S; Wang, J C; Isaacs, R E; Patt, J; Radcliff, K E; Archer, K Chotai, S; Devin, C J; Vaccaro, A R; McGirt, M J; Youssef, J A; Orndorff, D G; Arnold, P M; Frempong-Boadu, A K; Lieberman, I H; Hedayat, H S; Wang, J C; Isaacs, R E; Patt, J; Radcliff, K E; Archer, K
Spine journal. 2015 October 2015. 15 (10): S103-S103