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Richard C.E. Anderson, MD, FACS, FAAP

Pediatric Specialist

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery



710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

Dr. Anderson's Bio

Dr. Richard C.E. Anderson is one of the leading pediatric neurosurgeons in the tri-state region. He specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric brain and spinal tumors, complex spinal disorders (including tethered spinal cords, scoliosis, and instability), spasticity, craniosynostosisChiari I malformation, vascular disorders (including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, and Moyamoya disease), hydrocephalus, and general pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Anderson extensively tests and utilizes the latest proven techniques in pediatric neurosurgery, including computer-guided surgical navigation, minimally invasive endoscopy, and microsurgery.

After graduating in the top-5 percent of his class and completing his residency and chief residency in neurosurgery at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Anderson spent a year at the University of Utah-Primary Children’s Medical Center receiving advanced fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery.

Dr. Anderson’s laboratory and clinical research efforts focus on brain tumor immunology and biomechanics of the pediatric cervical spine. He has published over 150 neurosurgical papers and book chapters for the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Clinical Immunology, the Journal of Immunology, PLOS ONE, BMC Cancer, and others. He participates actively in organized pediatric neurosurgery efforts and is currently on the executive committee of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Dr. Anderson has been interviewed and featured in U.S. News and World Report, 201 Magazine, New York Magazine, Wikipedia, and the Bergen Record, as well as on television networks including ABC and NY1. He has received over a hundred invitations to lecture and teach courses at domestic and international academic institutions and conferences. Donating time and expertise to those in need has sent him across the country and the world, including to Italy, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Morocco, and China. Dr. Anderson is consistently named among America’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, Top Doctors in New Jersey, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, Top Doctors in New York Magazine, and he annually receives the Patients’ Choice Award.

For the convenience of his patients’ families, Dr. Anderson can be seen in Manhattan, Ridgewood, Paterson, and Stamford. If you would like to make an appointment, please call (212) 305-0219.

Media Featuring Dr. Anderson

Read this beautiful story about how Dr. Anderson’s skilled hands and experience helped Lindsey run again in, “McNeill Ahead on Road to Recovery” in the Bergen Record newspaper.

Certificates & Education

Board Certified
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M.D. 1997
Residency Training
  • Columbia University Neurological Institute of New York
Fellowship Training
  • Primary Childrens Medical Center, University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Memberships
  • Executive Committee, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Executive Committee, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumor
Meet Rosie, Dr. Anderson’s patient

Insurance Participation

New York

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford/United Healthcare
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