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Office Locations
East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1948

Mailing Address
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

Email Address

OHENEBA BOACHIE-ADJEI, MD, was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on 12/16/50. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1972 and completed undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College, where he received a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in 1976. He received the Doctor of Medicine Degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1980.

He was Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota (1987-1990); Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Southern California (1990-1994) and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California College of Medicine, Irvine (1993-1994). His clinical appointments included the position of Associate Medical Director at the Southern California Complex Spine and Scoliosis Center in Whittier (1990-1994).

Since 7/94, he has been Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Chief of the Scoliosis Service and Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Boachie-Adjei has published and lectured extensively on Spine Surgery, with special emphasis on surgery to correct spine deformity. He is an inventor who holds several patents for devices used in spine surgery. He has started a foundation, F.O.C.O.S. (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) to provide orthopedic medical care to underserved populations in West Africa and other third world nations.


Chief of the Scoliosis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery

Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Orthopedic Surgery

Scoliosis, Spine, Trauma


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure
New York


MD, Columbia University, New York, New York, US


St. Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center, General Surgery, US


Twin Cities Scoliosis Center and the Minnesota Spine Center, John H. Moe Spine Fellow

Clinical Interests



Spine reconstructive and deformity surgery in pediatric and adult patients

Research Interests
Clinical outcomes studies in scoliosis and other spine deformities in pediatric and adult patients, Gene therapy for spine fusion

Philip D. Wilson Award/Outstanding Teacher, Hospital for Special Surgery, 1998

Louis Goldstein Award/Best Clinical Poster, 1999, 2002, Russell Hibbs Award/Best Clinical Research Paper, 2002, Scoliosis Research Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Humanitarian Award, 2004

Wholeness of Life Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, presented by The HealthCare Chaplaincy, New York, NY, 2004

Science and Peace Gold Medal (Humanitarian Award), Albert Schweitzer International University, Geneva, Switzerland, 2005


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Scoliosis Research Society

North American Spine Society

Spine Society

American Medical Association

Selected Publications

Sarwahi V, Boachie-Adjei O, Backus SI, Taira G: Characterization of gait function in patients with post-surgical sagittal (flatback) deformity: a prospective study of 21 patients. Spine. 27(21):2328-37, 2002 November 1

Lebwohl NH, Cunningham BW, Dmitriev A, Shimamoto N, Gooch L, Devlin V, Boachie-Adjei O, Wagner TA: Biomechanical comparison of lumbosacral fixation techniques in a calf spine model. Spine. 27(21):2312-20, 2002 November 1

Shapiro GS, Boachie-Adjei O, Dhawlikar SH, Maier LS: The use of epoetin alfa in complex spine deformity surgery. Spine. 2002 September:27(18):2067-2071

Boachie-Adjei O, Do T, Rawlins BA: Partial lumbosacral kyphosis reduction, decompression and posterior lumbosacral transfixation in high-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis: clinical and radiographic results in six patients. Spine. 2002 March;27(6):E161

Urban MK, Jules-Elysee K, Urquhart B, Cammisa FP, Boachie-Adjei O: Reduction in postoperative pain after spinal fusion with instrumentation using intrathecal morphine. Spine. 2002 March:27(5):535-537

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

HSS Patient Condition and Treatment Articles

Living with Scoliosis
Idiopathic Scoliosis
Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD receives the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2004 Humanitarian Award
HSS Professional Condition and Treatment Articles

Partially Overlapping Limited Anterior and Posterior Instrumentation for Adult Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Scoliosis: A Description of Novel Spinal Instrumentation, “The Hybrid Technique”
Posterior Vertebral Column Resection for VATER/VACTERL Associated Spinal Deformity: A Case Report
Bone Mineral Density Determinations by Dual-Energy X ray Absorptiometry in the Management of Patients with Marfan Syndrome - Some Factors Which Affect the Measurement
Adult Scoliosis with Low Lumbar Degenerative Disease and Spinal Stenosis
Clinical Trials

Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Genetic Mapping Studies of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

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