Christopher B. Michelsen, MD, is a specialist in adult spinal problems as well as joint replacement and trauma. Dr. Michelson completed an Implant fellowship at New York Orthopedic Hospital of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (now known as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center) following his residency there. The next year he was awarded the New York Orthopedic Hospital traveling fellowship to study internal fixation in Switzerland. He also did a post-doctoral fellowship in Biomechanics and was a research fellow in the Department of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Michelsen was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army after graduating from college and served two years of active duty in the Air Defense Artillery. After discharge from the military, he matriculated at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Since 1976, except for nine months in 1990 when recalled to the Army for Desert Storm, Dr. Michelsen has practiced at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.