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Ronald A Lehman Jr., MD

Board Certifications: 
Orthopedic Surgery
Expertise in: 
Spine Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Fractures
  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformity
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Adult Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Spine Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Juvenile Scoliosis
  • Herniated Cervical Disc
  • Disc Replacement
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Complex Spine Instrumentation
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques
  • Scoliosis Fusion
  • Kyphosis
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Congenital Anomaly of Spine
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis


Education & Training

  • MD, Jefferson Medical College
  • Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Barnes Jewish Hospital - Washington University

About Ronald Lehman


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 has over 120 peer reviewed publications.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Director of Degenerative & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Co-Director, Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship
  • Director, Clinical Spine Research
  • Co-Director, Clinical Research

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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