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Richard C. E. Anderson, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neurological Surgery
Expertise in: 
Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-0219

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Complex Spine Instrumentation
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain Stem Glioma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Brain Cancer
  • Spine Tumors
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Herniated Disc
  • Brain Abscess
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Biopsies
  • Congenital Spinal Malformation
  • Spine Surgery
  • Shunts
  • Head Trauma
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Neck Pain
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Gliomas
  • Astrocytoma
  • Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Gamma Knife
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Vascular Radiology
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Achondroplasia
  • Scoliosis Fusion
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Tethered Cords
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Endoscopic Craniopharyngioma Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Syringomyelia
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Dural Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
  • Disorder of Intervertebral Disc
  • Spinal Disorder
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Pediatric Aneurysms
  • Craniotomy
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Stenosis
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Craniopharyngioma Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery
  • Spondylisthesis
  • Neck Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Spine Problems
  • Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
  • Congenital Anomalies of Spine
  • Trauma
  • Spine Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Concussion
  • Second Opinion
  • Spine Instrumentation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Pediatric Cerebral Palsy
  • Spine Injury
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques
  • Childhood Medulloblastoma
  • Kyphosis
  • Spine Injuries
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Pain (Neck)
  • Juvenile Scoliosis
  • Spine Disorder
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Cerebrovascular Malformation
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Spine Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Dural AV Fistula
  • Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Conditions
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Microvascular Neurosurgery
  • Cerebral Vascular Malformation
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Microsurgery of the Spine
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Microsurgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm & Tumors
  • Brain Tumor
  • Spinal Injury
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Surgery
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Traumatic Spine Stabilization
  • Vascular Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Head Injury
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Moyamoya Syndrome
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric Seizures
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Tethered Cord
  • Spine Deformity

Specialties

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Primary Childrens Medical Center, University of Utah

About Richard C. Anderson

After completing his neurosurgical training at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the University of Utah, Dr. Anderson's focus has been exclusively on the care of children. Practicing at one of the top children's hospitals in the country, children receive the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team of dedicated pediatric specialists.

While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Anderson's research interests in the immunology of pediatric brain tumors and biomechanics of the pediatric spine mirror his extensive clinical training in pediatric brain tumors and spinal disorders. For family convenience, Dr. Anderson sees patients in multiple office locations including Manhattan, NY; Ridgewood, NJ; Paterson, NJ; and Stamford, CT.

Special Interests include pediatric spinal instrumentation ( congenital malformations, trauma and deformity), pediatric spasticity (rhizotomy and Baclofen pumps), brain tumors, and neuroendoscopy.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors

Hospital Affiliations

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

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

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

Contact & Locations

1
710 West 168th Street
Suite 2-213
New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 305-0219
Fax:
(212) 305-3442
Primary
2
1200 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
Phone: (212) 305-0219
Fax:
(212) 305-3442

Research

Research Interests

  • Immunology of pediatric brain tumors

Grants

THE PARK-REEVES SYRINGOMYELIA RESEARCH CONSORTUM PROTOCOL # PR1891 (Private)

Mar 28 2014 - Mar 28 2015

TUMOR ASSOCIATE MONOCYTES/MICROGLIA ARE A REQUISITE TARGET FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY IN MALIGNANT GLIOMAS (Private)

May 1 2012 - Apr 30 2013