Alfred T. Ogden, MD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Ogden received a BS in biology from Yale University in 1993 and MD from Columbia University in 2000 with election to the medical honors society Alpha Omega Alpha. Prior to medical school, he pursued basic research in developmental biology at New York University. He completed an internship in General Surgery in 2001 and residency in Neurological Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2007. Dr. Ogden spent an additional year completing fellowship surgical training in minimally invasive spine surgery under Dr. Richard G. Fessler at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

Upon completion of his fellowship in 2008, Dr. Ogden joined the faculty of Columbia University to direct its program in minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a nationally recognized leader in the field. His clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery,  spinal tumors, complex spine and spine radio-surgery. He has published numerous articles pertaining to minimally invasive spine surgery biomechanics and outcomes and spinal cord tumor biology. His current research involves patient outcomes of minimally invasive spine surgery, the development of new minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and basic research regarding the origin of spinal cord tumors. His research has received numerous awards, and his patients’ satisfaction is apparent from numerous online sources.


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Dr. Ogden’s office is open from 9-5pm, Monday through Friday. To request an appointment by phone, please call his office at (212) 305-0795. His office coordinator, Janet Tejeda will take your call. You will be asked to fax (212) 342-6850 or mail your recent imaging (MRI, CAT scan) reports to our office for his review. It is also helpful to include a brief summary of your history and symptoms. Any question regarding insurance or coverage can be answered at that time.

Dr. Ogden will review your reports within 24 hours and you will be contacted for an appointment or appropriate referral. Depending on the urgency of your condition, an appointment with Dr. Ogden can be made within a few days. To assure that all patients receive a thorough evaluation and the best care in a timely manner, the patient should complete forms regarding their medical history and condition. The forms are available online here Patient Forms or will be provided on the day of your appointment.

Dr. Ogden currently participates in the following health insurance networks. If your insurance does not appear on the list, you may still be eligible for significant coverage. Please contact our insurance specialist to learn more about your eligibility. For more information, please see our Insurance Information page.

  • Aetna (excluding Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Indemnity, Traditional, Medicare, Healthcare Exchange and Medicaid)
  • Medicare
  • NY Medicaid
  • Oxford/United Healthcare (excluding Medicare, Healthcare Exchange and Medicaid)


Education & Certification

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical SchoolColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Residency TrainingNew York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship TrainingNorthwestern Memorial Hospital

Honors, Awards & Leadership

American Academy of Neurological Surgeons’ Annual Award for Research, 2006

American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeon’s Cloward Award, 2007

New York's Best Doctors

Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors

Top Doctors: New York Metro Area

Vital's Patient Choice Awards

Associations & Memberships

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Society of University Neurosurgeons (SUNS)

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