Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu

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Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu, M.D.

Associate Professor; Dir Neuro Residency Trng Pgm; Director - Division of Spinal Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery)

Clinical Addresses

530 FIRST AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Tue. 9 - 5
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-263-6514
Fax: 212-263-6577

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Medical Specialties

Neurosurgery

Medical Expertise

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Neurosurgery

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Division of Spinal Neurosurgery. He maintains a Minimally Invasive and Complex Reconstructive spinal surgery practice at NYU.

Dr. Frempong-Boadu graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1992, and completed his General Surgery internship at NYU in 1993 and his Neurosurgical residency training at NYU in 1999. During his residency, he completed an Orthopedic / Neurosurgery Complex Spine and Deformity fellowship under the direction of Drs. Paul Cooper and Thomas Errico. He subsequently completed a Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic and Complex Reconstructive Spine fellowship at the University of Florida under the direction of Dr. Richard Fessler making him one of the few fellowship trained Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeons in New York City. He joined the NYU faculty in 2000. Dr. Frempong-Boadu specializes in spinal trauma, complex and reconstructive spinal deformity surgery, endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery, degenerative spinal surgery, and surgery of primary and metastatic spinal cord and spinal column tumors.

Dr. Frempong-Boadu is the Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship program. He maintains a Minimally Invasive and Complex Reconstructive spinal surgery practice at NYU and supervises complex reconstructive spinal operations at Bellevue and the Manhattan VA hospitals. Dr. Frempong-Boadu is a well-known spine surgery educator and teaches spinal decompression and fusion techniques as well as endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques at national and international conferences. Dr. Frempong-Boadu is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Cervical Spine Research Society, and the North American Spine Society. He is the author of several peer review articles and book chapters regarding the practice of spinal surgery.

Insurance

Medicare, Oxford Freedom Plan, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC POS, UHC PPO, United Healthcare

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Board Certification

2004 — Ab Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery

Education

1988-1992 — Temple University, Medical Education
1992-1993 — NYU Medical Center (Surgery (Gen)), Internship
1993-1999 — NYU Medical Center (Neurosurgery), Residency Training
1996-1997 — NYU Medical Center (Spine Surgery), Clinical Fellowships
1999-2000 — Shands Hospital University of Florida (Neurosurgery-Spine), Clinical Fellowships

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Research Interests

Diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -

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Atlantoaxial fusion with screw-rod constructs: Meta-analysis and review of literature
Elliott, RE; Tanweer, O; Boah, A; Morsi, A; Ma, T; Smith, ML; Frempong-Boadu, A
2014 ;81(2):411-421, World neurosurgery
— id: 1058532, year: 2014, vol: 81, page: 411, stat: Journal Article,

Is external cervical orthotic bracing necessary after posterior atlantoaxial fusion with modern instrumentation: meta-analysis and review of literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Boah, Akwasi; Morsi, Amr; Ma, Tracy; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Smith, Michael L
2013 Feb;79(2):369-74.e1, World neurosurgery
— id: 348432, year: 2013, vol: 79, page: 369, stat: Journal Article,

Impact of Starting Point and C2 Nerve Status on the Safety and Accuracy of C1 Lateral Mass Screws: Meta-Analysis and Review of the Literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Smith, Michael L
2013 Feb;:?-?, Journal of spinal disorders & techniques
— id: 421892, year: 2013, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Impact of Starting Point and Bicortical Purchase of C1 Lateral Mass Screws on Atlantoaxial Fusion: Meta-Analysis and Review of the Literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Smith, Michael L; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony
2013 Apr;:?-?, Journal of spinal disorders & techniques
— id: 421882, year: 2013, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Low-molecular-weight heparin prophylaxis 24 to 36 hours after degenerative spine surgery: risk of hemorrhage and venous thromboembolism
Strom, Russell G; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K
2013 Nov;38(23):E1498-E1502, Spine
— id: 598402, year: 2013, vol: 38, page: E1498, stat: Journal Article,

Decreased risk of wound infection after posterior cervical fusion with routine local application of vancomycin powder
Strom, Russell G; Pacione, Donato; Kalhorn, Stephen P; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K
2013 Jan;:?-? E1, Spine
— id: 421872, year: 2013, vol: , page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Lumbar laminectomy and fusion with routine local application of vancomycin powder: Decreased infection rate in instrumented and non-instrumented cases
Strom, Russell G; Pacione, Donato; Kalhorn, Stephen P; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K
2013 Apr;:1766-1769, Clinical neurology & neurosurgery
— id: 421862, year: 2013, vol: , page: 1766, stat: Journal Article,

C2 nerve root sectioning in posterior atlantoaxial instrumented fusions: a structured review of literature
Elliott, Robert E; Kang, Matthew M; Smith, Michael L; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony
2012 Dec;78(6):697-708, World neurosurgery
— id: 421952, year: 2012, vol: 78, page: 697, stat: Journal Article,

Is allograft sufficient for posterior atlantoaxial instrumented fusions with screw and rod constructs? A structured review of literature
Elliott, Robert E; Morsi, Amr; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Smith, Michael L
2012 Sep-Oct;78(3-4):326-338, World neurosurgery
— id: 181332, year: 2012, vol: 78, page: 326, stat: Journal Article,

Atlantoaxial Fusion with Transarticular Screws: Meta-Analysis and Review of the Literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Boah, Akwasi; Morsi, Amr; Ma, Tracy; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Smith, Michael L
2012 Mar;:369-74.e1, World neurosurgery
— id: 421932, year: 2012, vol: , page: 369, stat: Journal Article,

Outcome Comparison of Atlantoaxial Fusion With Transarticular Screws and Screw-Rod Constructs: Meta-Analysis and Review of Literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Boah, Akwasi; Morsi, Amr; Ma, Tracy; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Smith, Michael L
2012 Nov;:11-28, Journal of spinal disorders & techniques
— id: 421902, year: 2012, vol: , page: 11, stat: Journal Article,

Atlantoaxial Fusion with Screw-Rod Constructs: Meta-Analysis and Review of Literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Boah, Akwasi; Morsi, Amr; Ma, Tracy; Smith, Michael L; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony
2012 Mar;:369-74.e1, World neurosurgery
— id: 421942, year: 2012, vol: , page: 369, stat: Journal Article,

Comparison of Screw Malposition and Vertebral Artery Injury of C2 Pedicle and Transarticular Screws: Meta-Analysis and Review of the Literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Boah, Akwasi; Morsi, Amr; Tracy, B A; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Smith, Michael L
2012 May;:986-988, Journal of spinal disorders & techniques
— id: 421922, year: 2012, vol: , page: 986, stat: Journal Article,

Comparison of safety and stability of C-2 pars and pedicle screws for atlantoaxial fusion: meta-analysis and review of the literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Boah, Akwasi; Smith, Michael L; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony
2012 Dec;17(6):577-593, Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
— id: 203352, year: 2012, vol: 17, page: 577, stat: Journal Article,

Outcomes of Fusion for Lateral Atlantoaxial Osteoarthritis: Meta-Analysis and Review of Literature
Elliott, Robert E; Tanweer, Omar; Smith, Michael L; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony
2012 Sep;:577-593, World neurosurgery
— id: 421912, year: 2012, vol: , page: 577, stat: Journal Article,

C2 Nerve Root Sectioning in Posterior C1-2 Instrumented Fusions
Kang, MM; Anderer, EG; Elliott, RE; Kalhorn, SP; Frempong-Boadu, A
2012 Nov;:170-177, World neurosurgery
— id: 155761, year: 2012, vol: , page: 170, stat: Journal Article,

Endovascular solutions to arterial injury due to posterior spinal surgery
Loh SA; Maldonado TS; Rockman CB; Lamparello PJ; Adelman MA; Kalhorn SP; Frempong-Boadu A; Veith FJ; Cayne NS
2012 Jan 5;:1477-1481 #, Journal of vascular surgery
— id: 120626, year: 2012, vol: , page: 1477, stat: Journal Article,

MENINGEAL MELANOCYTOMA: A SERIES OF 5 CASES WITH REVIEW OF PATHOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
Rodgers, Shaun D.; Marascalchi, Bryan J.; Strom, Russell G.; Riina, Howard; Samadani, Uzma; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Babu, Ramesh; Sen, Chandra; Zagzag, David
2012 OCT;14 6 6:106-106, Neuro-oncology
— id: 204942, year: 2012, vol: 14 6 6, page: 106, stat: Journal Article,

Rivastigmine in the treatment of postoperative delirium: a pilot clinical trial
Zaslavsky, Alexander; Haile, Michael; Kline, Rick; Iospa, Alla; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Bekker, Alex
2012 Sep;27(9):986-988, International journal of geriatric psychiatry
— id: 174408, year: 2012, vol: 27, page: 986, stat: Journal Article,

Minimally invasive atlantoaxial fusion
Holly, Langston T; Isaacs, Robert E; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K
2010 Mar;66(3 Suppl):193-197, Neurosurgery
— id: 421962, year: 2010, vol: 66, page: 193, stat: Journal Article,

Metameric thoracic lesion: report of a rare case and a guide to management
Kalhorn, Stephen P; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Mikolaenko, Irina; Becske, Tibor; Harter, David H
2010 May;12(5):497-502, Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
— id: 109568, year: 2010, vol: 12, page: 497, stat: Journal Article,

Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung metastatic to the cauda equina
Tsimpas, Asterios; Post, Nicholas H; Moshel, Yaron; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K
2010 Jun;10(6):e1-e5, Spine journal
— id: 155734, year: 2010, vol: 10, page: e1, stat: Journal Article,

Successful management of an anterior thoracic Type IV spinal arteriovenous malformation with two associated aneurysms utilizing vertebrectomy. Technical note
Anderer, Erich G; Kang, Matthew M; Moshel, Yaron A; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony
2008 Jul;9(1):67-70, Journal of neurosurgery. Spine
— id: 80314, year: 2008, vol: 9, page: 67, stat: Journal Article,

Minimally invasive atlantoaxial fixation with a polyaxial screw-rod construct: technical case report
Joseffer, Seth S; Post, Nicholas; Cooper, Paul R; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K
2006 Apr;58(4 Suppl 2):ONS-E375; discussion ONS, Neurosurgery
— id: 96095, year: 2006, vol: 58, page: ONS, stat: Journal Article,

Unique features of herniated discs at the cervicothoracic junction: clinical presentation, imaging, operative management, and outcome after anterior decompressive operation in 10 patients
Post, Nicholas H; Cooper, Paul R; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Costa, Mary Ellen
2006 Mar;58(3):497-501; discussion 497, Neurosurgery
— id: 67528, year: 2006, vol: 58, page: 497, stat: Journal Article,

Anesthesia for an adult with mucopolysaccharidosis I
Ard, John L Jr; Bekker, Alex; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K
2005 Dec;17(8):624-626, Journal of clinical anesthesia
— id: 63835, year: 2005, vol: 17, page: 624, stat: Journal Article,

Bowel injury as a complication of microdiscectomy: case report and literature review
Houten, John K; Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Arkovitz, Marc S
2004 Jun;17(3):248-250, Journal of spinal disorders & techniques
— id: 96096, year: 2004, vol: 17, page: 248, stat: Journal Article,

Endoscopically assisted transoral odontoidectormy
Refai D; Sandu F; Frempong-Boadu AK; Fessler RG
Endoscopic spine surgery and instrumentation New York : Thieme, 2004,
— id: 3508, year: 2004, vol: , page: 41, stat: Chapter,

Metastatic disease of the subaxial cervical spine
Frempong-Boadu A; Cooper PR
Textbook of neurological surgery Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003,
— id: 2903, year: 2003, vol: , page: 1811, stat: Chapter,

History and overview of anterior lumbar interbody fusion
Frempong-Boadu AK; Fessler RG
Lumbar interbody fusion techniques : cages, dowels, and grafts St. Louis : Quality Medical Pub., 2003,
— id: 3144, year: 2003, vol: , page: 81, stat: Chapter,

Anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine
Frempong-Boadu AK; Guiot BH
Textbook of neurological surgery : principles and practice Philadelphia : Lippincott, 2003,
— id: 3145, year: 2003, vol: , page: 1544, stat: Chapter,

Endoscopically assisted transoral-transpharyngeal approach to the craniovertebral junction
Frempong-Boadu, Anthony K; Faunce, Wesley A; Fessler, Richard G
2002 Nov;51(5 Suppl):S60-S66, Neurosurgery
— id: 33630, year: 2002, vol: 51, page: S60, stat: Journal Article,

Swallowing and speech dysfunction in patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a prospective, objective preoperative and postoperative assessment
Frempong-Boadu, Anthony; Houten, John K; Osborn, Brett; Opulencia, Jose; Kells, Latimer; Guida, Deborah D; Le Roux, Peter D
2002 Oct;15(5):362-368, Journal of spinal disorders & techniques
— id: 33629, year: 2002, vol: 15, page: 362, stat: Journal Article,

Lessons in the techniques of surgical exposures of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Anterior approaches
Frempong-Boadu AK; Fessler RG
2000 ;22(13):?-?, Contemporary neurosurgery
— id: 33786, year: 2000, vol: 22, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

ISG viewing wand-guided endoscopic catheter placement for treatment of posterior fossa CSF collections
Arginteanu M; Abbott R; Frempong A
1997 Dec;27(6):319-324, Pediatric neurosurgery
— id: 7488, year: 1997, vol: 27, page: 319, stat: Journal Article,

LEVELS AND PATTERN OF DIFFERENTIATION IN PNET WITH CLINICAL CORRELATION
MILLER, DC; REZAI, A; FREMPONGBOADU, A; LEE, M
1995 MAY ;54(3):423-423, Journal of neuropathology & experimental neurology
— id: 87304, year: 1995, vol: 54, page: 423, stat: Journal Article,

Blood-flow measurements of injured peripheral nerves by laser Doppler flowmetry
Barone CM; Jimenez DF; Frempog-Bodeau A
1992 Jul;8(4):319-323, Journal of reconstructive microsurgery
— id: 33758, year: 1992, vol: 8, page: 319, stat: Journal Article,