“I truly believe that there are very few groups in the country that can match us, not only in our medical and surgical expertise but also in our ability to communicate to patients.”

Dr. Alfred T. Ogden

About Dr. Alfred Ogden

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 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

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.

Hospital Privileges

In addition to working out of our Ridgewood and New York offices, Dr. Ogden has the ability to treat and admit patients at the following area hospitals.

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Meet Dr. Alfred T. Ogden

Honors & Awards

See what Dr. Ogden has accomplished over the years.

Awards
American Academy of Neurological Surgeons’ Annual Award for Research (2006)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeon’s Cloward Award (2007)
Press Ganey Top 5% Patient Satisfaction (2014, 2015, 2016)
Bergen Top Doctors (2015, 2016)

Positions
Director of Minimally invasive Spine Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, The Valley Hospital

Teaching
Invited Faculty for Minimally Invasive Spine Courses at AANS National Meeting (2009, 2010)
CNS National Meeting (2012, 2013, 2014)
New York Minimally Invasive Spine Course (2014)
International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spine Surgery (2017)

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    Patients' Choice

    This recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.

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    Compassionate Doctor

    This honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

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    On-Time + Promptness

    This recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments.

Awards
American Academy of Neurological Surgeons’ Annual Award for Research (2006)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeon’s Cloward Award (2007)
Press Ganey Top 5% Patient Satisfaction (2014, 2015, 2016)
Bergen Top Doctors (2015, 2016)

Positions
Director of Minimally invasive Spine Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, The Valley Hospital

Teaching
Invited Faculty for Minimally Invasive Spine Courses at AANS National Meeting (2009, 2010)
CNS National Meeting (2012, 2013, 2014)
New York Minimally Invasive Spine Course (2014)
International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spine Surgery (2017)

Patients’ Choice

This recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.

Compassionate Doctor

This honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

On-Time + Promptness

This recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments.

Publications

See the research Dr. Alfred T. Ogden has had published.

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