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RAZI, AFSHIN E., MD

Vice Chair & Residency Program Director, Orthopedics
Maimonides Physician
Phone: 718-283-2225
Maimonides Spine Center
6010 Bay Parkway, 8th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11204

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery - Orthopedic

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi
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Biography

Dr. Razi's surgical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders in adults and adolescents. Specific areas of interest include: degenerative diseases of the back and neck (disc herniation, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis); pediatric and adult deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis); and fractures of the spine, including compression fractures and tumors. Dr. Razi has been involved in a wide range of spine-related research projects and is the author of several book chapters and scientific articles. Prior to taking on his expanded role as Vice Chair and Residency Program Director of Orthopedics at Maimonides, Dr. Razi was Associate Director of our Residency Program. He is actively involved in clinical and resident-educational research, about which he lectures and publishes frequently. Dr. Razi is currently co-editing a textbook on Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture. He previously served for 15 years as faculty and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery Section, at NYU Langone Medical Center, formerly known as the Hospital for Joint Diseases; and was a partner in the Madison Avenue Orthopaedic Associates PC. Dr. Razi will continue to treat a broad range of spinal disorders through the unique comprehensive program at the Maimonides Spine Center. His Professional Society Memberships include: 2014- Present Member, Emerging Leaders, AOA; 2013- Present, Member, American Orthopaedic Association; 2011- Present, Member, Council of Orthoapedic Residency Directors; 2010- Present Member, Brooklyn Orthopaedic Society; 2010 - Present Candidate Member, Scoliosis Research Society; 2005 -Present Member, American Board of Medical Specialties; 2005 - Present, Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Razi's Honors and Awards include: 2017 AAOS Achievement Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2013 Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center; Professional Associations Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Member, North American Spine Society; Member, American Board of Medical Specialties; and Member, Scoliosis Research Society.

Areas of Expertise

Orthopedic Surgery
Spine Surgery - Orthopedic

Conditions Treated

Congenital Spinal Abnormalities
Degenerative Diseases of the Back and Neck (Disc Herniation/Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis)
Failed Back Syndrome
Infections
Pediatric and Adult Deformities (Scoliosis and Kyphosis)
Sciatica
Spinal Disorders in Adults and Adolescents
Spinal Fractures
Spinal Trauma
Spinal Tumors
Spondylolisthesis
Bone & Joint Conditions

Treatments

Surgical and Non-Surgical Services for Spinal Disorders Affecting the Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbosacral Regions

Education

Medical Degree

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Internship

Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Residency

Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Fellowship

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Board

Orthopedic Surgery

Locations
Maimonides Spine Center

6010 Bay Parkway, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Telephone: 718-283-2225
Maimonides Doctors Brighton Beach

3209 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Telephone: 718-265-0005
Insurance
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • Emblem GHI PPO
  • Emblem HIP HMO
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus (Amerigroup)
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthCare Partners, IPA
  • Healthfirst
  • Humana Tricare (formerly Tricare Non Network)
  • Local 1199
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare (Commercial Plans)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plans (Medicaid)
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare
  • WellCare
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