Todd Albert Honor Your Mentor Fund


Fund Purpose: To increase the involvement of orthopedic spine surgeons in training or early career to participate in the educational activities of the Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve (DSPN) academic program.

Todd Albert, MD, is the Surgeon-In-Chief Emeritus and Richard Rogers Professor to Advance Spine Care at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is also a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. His practice specializes in the treatment of cervical spine disorders with expertise in cervical deformity, cervical spinal stenosis, and cervical herniated discs. Dr. Albert is interested in minimally invasive surgical techniques and image-guided technologies in the treatment of spinal disorders. Prior to joining HSS, he was the President of The Rothman Institute and Chairman of Orthopaedics at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals.


Dr. Albert interned at Pennsylvania Hospital. During his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Albert was recognized as the Outstanding Chief Resident. His fellowship was at Minnesota Spine Center in Spinal Surgery. He was awarded the American Orthopaedic Association’s John J. Fahey Memorial North American Traveling Fellowship.

Dr. Albert is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Medical Association, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, North American Spine Society, American Spinal Injury Association, the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons and served as president for the Cervical Spine Research Society and Scoliosis Research Society.

Dr. Albert has written contributed more than 90 book chapters, edited 11 books and published over 400 peer-reviewed articles. He has received outstanding paper awards from the North American Spine Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine and from the Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Albert serves on the editorial boards for several academic journals. In addition, Dr. Albert frequently gives presentations at professional meetings. His commitment to education also extends to training residents and fellows; he has been recognized with the John J. Gartland Award for Resident Education. He also was awarded the Nicolas Andry Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons.

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