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Alfred T. Ogden, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neurological Surgery
Expertise in: 
Spine Surgery
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Stenosis
  • Microsurgery of the Spine
  • Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques
  • Tethered Cords
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Neck Pain
  • Traumatic Spine Stabilization
  • Neck Surgery
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiculopathy
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Arthritis of Spine
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Spinal Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Disorder
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Cervical Neck Pain
  • Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Spine (all aspects)
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Spine Cancer
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Spine Care
  • Congenital Spinal Malformation
  • Spine Deformity
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Spine Injuries
  • Disc Disorder
  • Spine Instrumentation Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Spine Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spine Problems
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Kyphosis
  • Spine Tumors
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Complex Spine Instrumentation
  • Spinal Tumors


Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

About Alfred Ogden


Dr. Ogden received a BS in biology from Yale University in 1993 and MD from Columbia University in 2000. Prior to medical school, he pursued basic research in developmental biology at New York University. He completed an internship in General Surgery in 2001 and residency in Neurological Surgery at Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2007. He received additional fellowship training in minimally-invasive spine surgery under Dr. Richard G. Fessler at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University and is the only area neurosurgeon with this specific fellowship training.

As a resident, Dr. Ogden pursued research in central nervous system tumor immunology and the relationship between neural stem cells and central nervous system tumors, for which he received the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons’ annual award for research in 2006. In 2007, He received the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeon’s Cloward Award to support research in computer modeling of spine biomechanics.

Upon completion of his fellowship in 2008, Dr. Ogden joined the faculty of Columbia University to direct its program in minimally invasive spine surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal tumors, complex spine, and spinal radiosurgery. His current research involves clinical trials of minimally-invasive spine surgery, development of new minimally invasive spine surgeries, study of the relationship between stem cells and spinal tumors, and comparisons of traditional and minimally invasive spine surgery using computer modeling.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Male

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Research Interests

  • Minimally-invasive spine surgery
  • Relationship between stem cells and spinal tumors
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery using computer modeling