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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

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Expertise

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


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

Ronald A. Lehman, Jr. MD - Spine Surgeon at The Spine Hospital NYP/Allen

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
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • 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

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

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

51 West 51st Street
New York, New York 10019
(212) 932-5100
5141 Broadway
New York, New York 10034
(212) 932-5100
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
(212) 932-5100