K. Daniel RiewCo-Chief, Director, Professor | New York, New York
Dr. K. Daniel Riew is world renowned for cervical spine surgery, and his practice is exclusively limited to the operative treatment of the cervical spine, a rarity among spine surgeons. In his practice at Washington University Orthopedics, he performed between 250 and 300 cervical spine operations each year, ranging from minimally invasive microsurgical outpatient procedures, to the most complex “chin-on-chest” or “ear-on-shoulder” deformities. He has a particular interest in cervical artificial disc replacements and other motion-sparing procedures such as laminoplasties. A doctor’s doctor, over 100 physicians have been operated on by Dr. Riew, including several spine surgeons.
Dr. Riew graduated from Harvard College and then received his MD from Case Western Reserve University Medical School, and completed residencies in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and in Orthopaedic Surgery at George Washington University Medical Center. He went on to complete a fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery under the training of world-renowned cervical spine surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman.
Patients from around the world, including numerous professional athletes, and a number of spine surgeons, have sought out Dr. Riew’s expertise, and he has consistently been recognized in the lists of America’s Top Doctors, and Best Doctors in America since 2001. He has served as the President of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), which is the most well-respected society for the treatment of the cervical spine. In addition, he will become the President of AO Spine next year. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally, improving the treatment of these disorders in other portions of the globe. Dr. Riew has been a Visiting Professor, Key or Named Lecturer over 110 times in 20 countries. He has published over 210 peer-reviewed papers, and over 70 chapters and other manuscripts.