Kola Jegede, MD

  • Specialty: Spine Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 929-455-2000
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About Me

My interest in medicine emerged because I have a family member who has sickle cell anemia. Her condition predisposed her to develop hip arthritis at a young age, which had a negative impact on all aspects of her life. She eventually underwent a total hip replacement, and almost immediately, her pain, perceived appearance, and functionality improved. I was impressed with the significant change in her quality of life, and this sparked my interest in medicine and the specialty of orthopedics.

As a spinal surgeon, I treat patients of all ages who fall anywhere on the spectrum of spine disease, ranging from cervical spine fractures, degenerative disc disease, and scoliosis to slipped discs. At NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, our orthopedic team includes specialists who focus on hand, foot and ankle, spine, sports, and trauma-related injuries, as well as reconstructive joint replacement.

We are a one-stop shop for patients; my colleagues and I collaborate to provide the best treatments. Orthopedic care is a team sport that relies on multiple players—surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, and most importantly, our patients.

Research is an integral part of my role as a physician–surgeon. In my clinical research, I evaluate standing balance of the spine using our full body X-ray technology. I also investigate how small spinal fusions influence overall standing balance and look for factors to help patients avoid surgery.

I am member of the North American Spine Society.


Conditions and Treatments

spinal arthritis, spine infection, lumbar spine disc herniation, spondylosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, spondylolysis, spinal deformity, spinal narrowing, cervical spinal stenosis, spinal compression fracture, spondyloarthropathy, degenerative disc disease, injury of the lumbar spine, kyphosis, herniated disk, spina bifida, scoliosis, cervical spine fracture, spinal injury, lumbar spinal stenosis, cervical spine disc herniated, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, congenital scoliosis
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center, Spine Surgery, 2017
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2016
  • MD from Yale University, 2011
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NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bay Ridge

6740 Fourth Avenue, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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NYU Langone Vitale-Gambino Orthopaedics

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Brooklyn, NY 11209

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