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Aaron J. Buckland, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7200
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About Me

I’ve wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon since the age of 12. I was extremely competitive in sports as a child, and I have always been fascinated with anything related to the musculoskeletal system, having experienced several orthopedic injuries and surgeries myself. As an orthopedic surgeon, I knew I would be able to pursue these interests while also improving people’s quality of life in a meaningful way. My interest in spinal surgery grew out of my attraction to the challenge of providing complex care in a specialty that has undergone significant innovation and change over the last 20 years, and that will continue to do so over the next 20 years.

As a spine surgeon at NYU Langone, I treat adults at our Spine Center and children at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. My patients have spinal deformities, such as scoliosis, which can result from cerebral palsy or degenerative arthritis. I specialize in spinal deformity correction, complex revision spinal surgery, and minimally invasive procedures including disc replacement.

The field of spine surgery is constantly changing, and at NYU Langone, we always strive to use the latest innovations, techniques, and technology, such as the EOS® Imaging System, which provides high-quality three-dimensional images to help determine the best treatment plan for a patient. When patients have additional medical needs, we collaborate with our colleagues in rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, pain management, and radiology. My goal is to provide successful care to all of my patients with the most effective and least invasive options available.

In addition to my clinical work, I am the director of the spine research center at NYU Langone, one of the premier clinical spine research institutions in the world. I am a member of the HARMS Study Group, an international organization of surgeons who are dedicated to pediatric spinal deformity research. I also study the effect of spinal disease and spinal surgeries on the outcomes of total hip replacement in adults.

My team’s research has received the 2016 John Moe Award for best science paper at the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) annual meeting, and 2018 awards at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)—for the best scientific exhibit and best poster in adult reconstruction—and the International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS). In addition, we have been finalists for best paper awards at International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), North American Spine Society (NASS), and SRS meetings from 2015 to 2018.

I am a member of the SRS, NASS, and the AAOS, and was the recent program chair of the ISASS annual meeting.


Conditions and Treatments

spinal cord procedures, cervical disc disease, ankylosing spondylitis, kyphosis, cervical spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, cervical spine disc herniated, spine infection, spondylolysis, spina bifida, degenerative disc disease, congenital scoliosis, spinal arthritis, lumbar spinal stenosis, herniated disk, back pain, back injury, congenital kyphosis, spinal injury, scoliosis, cervical spine fracture, spinal compression fracture, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, injury of the lumbar spine, kyphosis with lordosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, orthopedic procedure
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center, Spine Surgery, 2015
  • Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, 2014
  • Residency, Royal Australasian College of Surgery, Surgery, 2010
  • MD from University Of Melbourne, 2005
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Interests

spinal deformity, degenerative diseases of the spine, hip-spine inter-relations, biomechanics

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646-356-9403

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