Since its inception three years ago, The Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian set out to be a global leader in spine care. To do this, they needed a state-of-the-art facility, but they also needed care givers at the very top of their game. We are so pleased to announce that as of today, our neurosurgeon Dr. Peter Angevine has joined their team full time.
“While I’ve been operating one day a week at the Och Spine Hospital for the last year and a half, I am very excited to be able to move all of my elective cases there and to have my outpatient clinics there as well,” says Dr. Angevine. “It’s another step closer to our goal of truly comprehensive, integrated spine care at one exceptional, state-of-the-art institution. There truly will be nothing else like it in the United States, if not the world.”
Dr. Angevine joins premier orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Lawrence Lenke, Dr. K. Daniel Riew, and Dr. Ronald Lehman, who were brought in to design and open the hospital in 2015. In 2017 philanthropists Daniel and Jane Och donated $25 million to the facility to help them make further developments and expand their neurosurgical services.
Dr. Paul McCormick, neurosurgeon and Director of The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York (that’s us), a sister facility, has led the collaboration that brings neurosurgeons to the Och Hospital. Dr. McCormick, along with Columbia neurosurgeons Dr. Christopher Mandigo and Dr. Peter Angevine began by treating patients at The Och Spine Hospital on a part time basis early on.
It is through this cross discipline integration of orthopedic and neurosurgical approaches to the spine that Och will indeed become a world leader in spine care. It is no accident, then, that the neurosurgeon chosen to join the orthopedists at Och full time is Dr. Angevine. He is one of the few neurosurgeons in the world to have completed an spine fellowship in orthopedics.
After finishing his (seven year!) neurosurgical residency at Columbia University Neurological Institute of New York, he became the first neurosurgeon to be admitted to and complete the prestigious fellowship in spine surgery at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.
Having his neurosurgical expertise supplemented with an orthopedic specialization in spine care makes Dr. Angevine uniquely able to tackle complex spine conditions. These include disorders of spinal alignment such as scoliosis or sagittal imbalance. You can see how this plays out in terms of patient care by watching this video. In it, Dr. Angevine explains his unique approach to spine care.
You can also get a feel for Dr. Angevine and see the great work he does by reading these patient stories:
- A Strong Result for Candace, Dr. McCormick and Dr. Angevine’s Patient
- Dr. Angevine Helps Elizabeth Get Back to Her Normal Life
- Meet Constance, Patient of Dr. Angevine and Dr. Evan Johnson (video included)
The Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital
at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen
5141 Broadway, New York, NY 10034