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Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu, MD

  • Specialties: Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-6514
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NYU Langone Spine Center
Complex Spinal Surgery Procedures Performed
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

  • spinal narrowing
  • injury of the lumbar spine
  • spina bifida
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal deformity
  • spinal injury
  • syringomyelia
  • cervical spine fracture
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • cervical myelopathy
  • kyphosis
  • neck pain
  • scoliosis
  • spine infection
  • herniated disk
  • degenerative disc disease
  • spondylolisthesis
  • back injury
  • back pain
  • nerve root injury
  • kyphosis with lordosis
  • spondyloarthropathy
  • spondylolysis
  • spondylosis
  • neck problem
  • shoulder pain
  • spinal cord tumor
  • spinal arthritis
  • spinal compression fracture
  • neurofibromatosis
  • bloodless
  • spinal cord procedures
  • spinal cord reconstruction
  • disc repair
  • neck surgery
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • spinal fusion


  • 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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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • GHI
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Absolute Care FIDA
    • Healthfirst Assured Care
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Complete Care
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan
    • Healthfirst Life Improved Plan
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Neurosurgery Associates

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

NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center


Research My Research


diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine

Academic Contact

Academic office

530 First Avenue, Suite 8R

New York, NY 10016



Research Interests Timeline

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