30 Years of Spinal Surgery Innovation

Dr. Lawrence Lenke profiled by NYP

Dr. Lawrence Lenke, Co-Director of Och Spine, is a world-renowned  spine surgeon, researcher, and educator who treats patients with some of the most extreme and atypical deformities. His affinity for spinal surgery is attributed to early mentors and training as well as his love of chess, where anticipating and strategizing your next move is key to mental preparation and planning. His meticulous pre-op planning process includes creating 3D spine models to study individual patient’s pathoanatomies (causes of disease) in order to maximize surgical success. He is globally recognized for his Lenke Classification System and sought after by many patients with complex and rare spinal deformities.

Learn more about Dr. Lenke's work through this video produced by our partners at New York Presbyterian.

Dr. Lawrence Lenke: Innovating spinal deformity surgery for three decades