Meet Our Spine Hospital Team
Andrew Hecht, MD, Chief of Spine Surgery and Director of Spine Center
Dr. Hecht is the Chief of Spine Surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System and Director of the Spine Center at Mount Sinai in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Hecht is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard Medical School as well as a trauma fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Spine Surgeons - Orthopedics
Samuel Cho, MD - Mount Sinai West
Dr. Cho is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon who serves as Chief of Spine Surgery at Mount Sinai West and uniquely holds dual academic appointments as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurological Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Cho is also the Director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship for the Mount Sinai Health System. He provides consultation and treatment for adult and pediatric patients with both common and complex spinal disorders and deformities. He offers patients both conservative spine care and minimally invasive microsurgery, as well as motion-preserving procedures such as artificial disc replacement.
Saad Chaudhary, MD
Dr. Chaudhary is a board-certified spine surgeon with a special focus on minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery. He trained at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, where he received his fellowship in both Orthopedic and Neurosurgical spine techniques. Dr. Chaudhary offers a comprehensive patient experience with treatment options customized for each individual’s lifestyle and goals. He offers a complete spectrum of spine care plans from endoscopic and minimally invasive options to larger reconstructions and revision surgeries.
Jun S. Kim, MD
Dr. Jun S. Kim is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon at The Mount Sinai Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Kim specializes in cervical spine and scoliosis surgery, using a combination of minimally invasive, open, and microsurgical techniques to treat disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
Paul Kuflik, MD
Dr. Kuflik performs spine surgery for numerous spinal conditions, on both children and adults, including scoliosis and other spinal deformities, degenerative and traumatic conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, cervical myelopathy, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and spondylolisthesis.
James D. Lin, MD
Dr. James D. Lin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Lin specializes in both minimally invasive and open surgical techniques to treat spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He has expertise in cervical disc replacement, outpatient surgery, robotic spine surgery, and computer navigation assisted spine surgery.
Baron Lonner, MD
Dr. Lonner is the Chief of Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital and has a special interest in non-fusion scoliosis correction. Pediatric scoliosis care has been Dr. Lonner's focus for more than two decades with an emphasis is on the patient and family, providing alternative solutions that adhere to their values and goals. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine.
Wesley H. Bronson, MD
Dr. Wesley H. Bronson is an orthopedic spine surgeon for the Mount Sinai Health System and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. His practice covers a wide range of spinal conditions with particular interests in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques as well as complex, revision spinal surgery.
Vikas Varma, MD
Dr. Vikas Varma is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Spine Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine and an attending spine surgeon at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Varma focuses on minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of complex spine conditions, revision surgery, and spinal deformity surgery. He is an active member of the academic faculty, involved education of medical students, orthopedic surgery residents, and spine surgery fellows.
Spine Surgeons - Neurosurgery
Tanvir Choudhri, MD
Dr. Choudhri is Co-Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Program in the Mount Sinai Department of Neurological Surgery.
Jeremy M. Steinberger, MD - Mount Sinai West
Dr. Steinberger, as Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Mount Sinai West, is an Assistant Professor dually appointed in the Department of Orthopedics and the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Nirit Weiss, MD
Dr. Weiss is a board certified neurosurgeon who joined the Department of Neurosurgery in 2005. Prior to completing a neurosurgical residency at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Weiss received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Yale University.
Hongyan Zou, MD, PhD
Dr. Zou focuses her clinical practice in minimally invasive and complex spine, brain, and spine tumors and general neurosurgery.
Joseph Bax, DO
Joseph Bax, DO is an Assistant Professor dually appointed in the department of Orthopedics and the department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Stuart Kahn, MD
Dr. Kahn holds dual appointments in the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedics and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Eugene Bulkin, MD
Dr. Bulkin is a spine specialist whose areas of expertise encompass nonsurgical evaluation and treatment of spine and spine-related conditions.
Alexander Lee, MD
Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor dually appointed in the Department of Orthopedics and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Amir Mahajer, DO – Mount Sinai West
Amir Mahajer, DO, is an Assistant Professor dually appointed in the Department of Orthopedics, Division of Physiatry, and the Department of Rehabilitation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, specializing in non-surgical integrative pain, spine and sports medicine.
Bradley Grossman, DC
Dr. Grossman is the first member of the complimentary care community invited to join the Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School and the Spine Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Mount Sinai West Surgeons and Physiatrists
Franco Cerabona, MD
Dr. Cerabona is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Daveed Frazier, MD
Dr. Frazier specializes in all aspects of spine care and is extensively trained in surgical intervention.
Andrew Merola, MD
Dr. Merola is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Surgeons and Physiatrists
Joseph Herrera, DO
Dr. Herrera is Site Chair, Department of Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Associated Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine.
David Perna, MD
Dr. Perna specializes in the non-operative management of spine conditions including interventional pain management.
Chan Roonprapunt, MD
Dr. Roonprapunt is a board certified neurosurgeon with a broad experience in the treatment of surgical disorders of the nervous system.
Marc Rosenblatt, DO
Dr. Rosenblatt specializes in electromyelography, musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, and interventional pain management in the treatment of patients with spinal conditions.