Ronald Arthur Lehman Jr., MD

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

Overview

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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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

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

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • 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 / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Primary
5141 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
New Patient Appointments:
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
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Insurance Accepted

  • UHC/OXF - The Empire Plan (CD)

Aetna

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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

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

Health First

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

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

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

Health Plus - Amerigroup

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

Horizon Traditional

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

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

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1997 Jefferson Medical College
  • Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Barnes Jewish Hospital - Washington University

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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