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Meet the Spine Center Physicians
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Meet the Spine Center Physicians

Team Leaders

Gitkind, Andrew I., MD, Masters in Health Administration

Gitkind, Andrew I., MD, Masters in Health Administration, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Medical Director, Montefiore Spine Center, Pain Medicine|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Medical Director, Montefiore Spine Center
Medical Education St. George's University

Yassari, Reza, MD

Yassari, Reza, MD, Chief, Division of Spinal Neurosurgery; Director, Neurosurgery Residency, Neurological Surgery|Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery|Spinal Deformity|Spinal Tumors|Spine Disease
Title Chief, Division of Spinal Neurosurgery; Director, Neurosurgery Residency
Medical Education Medical University of Vienna

Team Members

Cho, Woojin, MD, PhD

Cho, Woojin, MD, PhD, Director, Multidisciplinary Spine Research Group, Spine Orthopaedic Surgery|Spine
Title Director, Multidisciplinary Spine Research Group
Medical Education Hanyang University

Figueroa-Corser, Lourdes M., MD

Figueroa-Corser, Lourdes M., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena
 

Gallardo-Varela, Jean C., MD

Gallardo-Varela, Jean C., MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation|Pain Medicine
Medical Education Ponce School of Medicine

Hascalovici, Jacob R., MD, PhD

Hascalovici, Jacob R., MD, PhD, Neurology|Pain Medicine
Medical Education Technion Israel Institute of Technology
 

Kinon, Merritt D., MD

Kinon, Merritt D., MD, Director, Spinal Education, Neurological Surgery|Spine Disease|Spinal Tumors|Degenerative Spine|Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries|Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery|Spinal Cord Stimulator
Title Director, Spinal Education
Medical Education Indiana University School of Medicine

Krystal, Jonathan D., MD

Krystal, Jonathan D., MD, Attending Physician, Spine, Spine Spine|Orthopaedic Surgery
Title Attending Physician, Spine
Medical Education University of Connecticut
 

Kuruvilla, Bittu, MD

Kuruvilla, Bittu, MD, Sports Medicine|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Education Eastern Virginia Medical School

Vydyanathan, Amaresh, MD

Vydyanathan, Amaresh, MD, Pain Medicine|Anesthesiology
Medical Education Kilpauk Medical College
 

Wahezi, Sayed E., MD

Wahezi, Sayed E., MD, Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; Attending Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine|Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Title Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; Attending Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Education SUNY Buffalo

Yanamadala, Vijay, MD

Yanamadala, Vijay, MD, Director, Center for Surgical Optimization, Neurological Surgery
Title Director, Center for Surgical Optimization
Medical Education Harvard Medical School