Bones, Muscles & Joints (Orthopaedics)
Meet the Orthopaedics Physicians
Alok D. Sharan, MD
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Practice Specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Oncology – Spine Surgery (Cancer), Spine Surgery, Surgical Specialties
- Albany Medical Center Hosp - Albany
- Hospital For Joint Diseases - NYU
- Board Certified
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Academic Title
- Assistant Professor
- Administrative Title
- Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Service
- Clinical Focus
- Spine Surgery including: minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical spine surgery and spine tumor surgery
- Research Focus
Dr. Sharan currently practices all types of spine surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical spine surgery and spine tumor surgery. The decision to undergo spine surgery is a difficult one and Dr. Sharan collaborates with physicians in other departments including rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, and radiology, to come up with the best multi-disciplinary plan to take care of the patient.
- Spanish, Hindi
Dr. Sharan obtained his undergraduate degree at Boston University where he was part of the seven-year accelerated BA/MD program. He went on to receive his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his orthopedic training at Albany Medical Center and then specialized in spine surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. While at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Sharan was named an AO Spine Fellow and was also selected to be an AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellow. Dr. Sharan subsequently joined Montefiore as the Chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Service. He has focused his practice on minimally invasive spine surgery, treating patients with spine tumors and complex deformities. He is interested in understanding healthcare policy and committed to providing the local community with the highest quality of spine surgery care.
Dr. Sharan was named as a Castle Connolly Best Doctor for two consecutive years, 2012-2014, and was named in New York Magazine Best Doctors 2013 edition for Orthopaedic Surgery.
In 2013, Dr. Sharan co-authored a book entitled “Basic Science of Spinal Diseases” which is a comprehensive guide for clinicians and trainees.