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Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD

Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Director of Degenerative & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Co-Director, Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship

Director, Clinical Spine Research

Co-Director, Clinical Research


Office: 212-932-5100



Dr. Ronald A. Lehman, Jr. is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of adult and pediatric spine conditions. He specializes in complex spinal deformities including scoliosis, kyphosis, revision spinal surgeries, and minimally invasive applications for deformity surgery, as well as cervical spine, cervical disc arthroplasty/replacement, myelopathy and radiculopathy. Dr. Lehman also focuses on Minimally Invasive Spine surgery (MIS) of the cervical and lumbar spine, and spinal tumors/cancer of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. 

Dr. Lehman received his MD from Jefferson Medical College, and completed his residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. He then completed his fellowship training in adult and pediatric spine surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) in the Army, receiving three Meritorious Service Medals (MSMs), the “A” Proficiency Designator and the Order of Military Medical Merit. He was the Chief of the Adult and Pediatric Spine Service, and the Consultant to the White House.  Dr. Lehman is the recipient of several Department of Defense (DOD) research grants totaling more than $10 million.

He currently serves as the Program Chairman of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and the Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS). Additionally, he will take over as Chairman of the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) next year.  Dr. Lehman also has over 120 peer reviewed publications.

Click here to visit Dr. Lehman's website and learn more about his practice.

(note: spinesurgeonlehman.com, is a website owned by Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD, and is completely independent and a separate entity from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian)



Education

1989-1993Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences)
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
1993-1997Doctor of Medicine
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Postdoctoral Training

1997-1998Internship, General Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
1998-2000General Medical Officer
Dilorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
2000-2005Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
2005-2006Fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, M.O.

Board Certification

  •    Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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