K. Daniel Riew, MD

Director of cervical spine surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Allen

Colleague Quotes

May 03 | 2018
Daniel Riew, MD represents for me the model cervical spine surgeon. I've known him for a long time and spent time with him in the USA and all over the world when he was President of the CSRS (Cervical Spine Research Society) and I was President of CSRS-ES (Cervical Spine Research Society — European Section). As a speaker, he is clear, didactic and brings huge personal experience with spinal surgery. But most of all, I appreciate his honesty, ability to... MORE

Daniel Riew, MD, represents for me the model cervical spine surgeon. I’ve known him for a long time and spent time with him in the USA and all over the world when he was President of the CSRS (Cervical Spine Research Society) and I was President of CSRS-ES (Cervical Spine Research Society — European Section). As a speaker, he is clear, didactic and brings huge personal experience with spinal surgery. But most of all, I appreciate his honesty, ability to share personal experience, different from what can be acquired from publications, and free of any conflicts of interest. As a surgeon, through publications on techniques and surgical courses that are internationally well-known, he proves his brightness, his skill and his intelligence in decision-making and appropriate indications. And to conclude, he is a charming person, very warm and very close to his patients.

  • Philippe Bancel, MD

    • Past President of the Cervical Spine Research Society-European Section

    • Member of the French National Academy of Surgery

    • Orthopedic Spine and Trauma Surgeon

    • Gpe Hospital Cochin Saint Vincent de Paul

    • Paris, France

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May 01 | 2018
Dr. Riew is an esteemed colleague and is considered one of the most highly specialized and experienced cervical spine surgeons in the world. He is a respected educator and member of the spine scientific community, with numerous outstanding publications. He has also undertaken strong leadership positions in some of the most influential societies, such as President of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), and President of... MORE

Dr. Riew is an esteemed colleague and is considered one of the most highly specialized and most experienced cervical spine surgeons in the world. He is a respected educator and member of the spine scientific community, with numerous outstanding publications. He has also undertaken strong leadership positions in some of the most influential societies, such as President of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), and President of AOSpine. I would not hesitate to let him operate on a family member, should they need spine surgery.

  • Claudio Lamartina, MD
    • Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
    • Deputy Editor of European Spine Journal
    • EFM Professor of Orthopaedic Specialization School, Milan University and Neurosurgery Specialization School, Turin University
    • Chair GSpine4 and Director of Spinal Research Program
    • I.R.C.C.S. — Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi
    • Milan, Italy
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April 27 | 2018
Dr. Riew is internationally recognized as a leader in the Cervical Spine area. As surgeon and educator he brings enormous benefit to spinal surgeons' community around the world, thus improving patient... MORE

Dr. Riew is internationally recognized as a leader in the Cervical Spine area. As surgeon and educator he brings enormous benefit to spinal surgeons’ community around the world, thus improving patient care.

  • Dr. Luiz Roberto Vialle
    • Professor of Orthopedics, School of Medicine
    • Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná
    • Curitiba Brazil
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April 24 | 2018
Dr. Riew is widely considered to be the top cervical spine surgeon in the world. He has greatly impacted the care and treatment of all kinds of cervical spine patients and has had a leading role in educating the next generation of both Orthopedic and Neurosurgical spine surgeons. He has also been sharing his experience with not only US spine surgeons but also spine surgeons... MORE

Dr. Riew is widely considered to be the top cervical spine surgeon in the world. He has greatly impacted the care and treatment of all kinds of cervical spine patients and has had a leading role in educating the next generation of both Orthopedic and Neurosurgical spine surgeons. He has also been sharing his experience with not only US spine surgeons but also spine surgeons worldwide. He is a globally well-known best surgeon and teacher.

  • Yu SUN, MD
    • Chief Specialist Spine Surgeon
    • Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Head of Cervical Section
    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Institute of Spine Surgery
    • Peking University Third Hospital
    • Beijing, China; Monterrey, N.L. México
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April 20 | 2018
I've known Dr. Daniel Riew for well over a decade. Dan is an accomplished and internationally-recognized leader, highly experienced and a passionate cervical spine surgeon. He is a role model for surgeons all around the world with his dedication to cervical spine patient care, education and research.... MORE

I’ve known Dr. Daniel Riew for well over a decade. Dan is an accomplished and internationally-recognized leader, highly experienced and a passionate cervical spine surgeon. He is a role model for surgeons all around the world with his dedication to cervical spine patient care, education and research. He is a precious friend with a wonderful smile and warm-hearted attitude, definitely a surgeon you would trust with the lives of your loved ones.

  • Ahmet Alanay MD
    • Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
    • Pediatric and Adult Spinal Disorders
    • Acibadem University School of Medicine
    • Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
    • Comprehensive Spine Center
    • Acibadem Maslak Hospital
    • Istanbul, Turkey
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March 22 | 2018
Professor Riew is considered one of the foremost cervical spinal surgeons across the globe, with his surgical skill and expertise only exceeded by his pleasant disposition. No complicated cervical spine case is complete without his highly valued... MORE

Professor Riew is considered one of the foremost cervical spinal surgeons across the globe, with his surgical skill and expertise only exceeded by his pleasant disposition. No complicated cervical spine case is complete without his highly valued advice.

  • Professor A. J. Vlok
    • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of Department Neurosurgery
    • University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital
    • South Africa
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March 06 | 2018
Dr. Riew is an internationally well-known cervical spine surgeon. He has had great impact on the care and treatment of adult and pediatric patients with cervical spine pathology. He is able to combine expertise, passion, empathy and close attention and care in treating patients. He is a leader in educating tomorrow’s Orthopedic and Neurosurgical spine... MORE

Cervical spine surgeon Dr. Dan Riew is internationally well-known. He has had great impact on the care and treatment of adult and pediatric patients with cervical spine pathology. He is able to combine expertise, passion, empathy and close attention and care in treating patients. He is a leader in educating tomorrow’s Orthopedic and Neurosurgical spine surgeons. I would not hesitate to recommend him to people who need a cervical spine specialist.

  • Asdrubal Falavigna, MD
    • Dean of Medical School at Caxias do Sul University, Brazil
    • Neurosurgery Department
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February 15 | 2018
Dr. Riew was highly recommended to me by a close friend who was a spine surgeon, also. Since then, Dr. Riew has operated on my wife, sister-in-law, and nephew—all with excellent results. I would choose him, if I were to need cervical spine surgery, as my first and only... MORE

Dr. Riew was highly recommended to me by a close friend who was a spine surgeon, also. Since then, Dr. Riew has operated on my wife, sister-in-law, and nephew—all with excellent results. I would choose him, if I were to need cervical spine surgery, as my first and only choice.

  • M. Robert Ching
    • Orthopedic Surgeon 
    • Oroville, California 
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January 07 | 2018
A teacher with an in depth knowledge in his field, a mentor always ready to guide and motivate, a surgeon with excellent skills and finesse and, above all, a human I would want to emulate! Having travelled and visited surgeons across the globe, I feel that, in the domain of cervical spine, Dr. Riew is the... MORE

A teacher with an in depth knowledge in his field, a mentor always ready to guide and motivate, a surgeon with excellent skills and finesse and, above all, a human I would want to emulate! Having travelled and visited surgeons across the globe, I feel that, in the domain of cervical spine, Dr. Riew is the authority!

  • Dr. Gaurav Raj Dhakal
    • Spine Surgeon
    • Nepal
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January 03 | 2018
There is no doubt that Dan Riew, MD is the best cervical spine surgeon there is currently. Besides being a great friend, he has a great devotion to share his knowledge through a variety of educational activities around the world for the benefit of a lot of surgeons and... MORE

There is no doubt that Dan Riew, MD is the best cervical spine surgeon there is currently. Besides being a great friend, he has a great devotion to share his knowledge through a variety of educational activities around the world for the benefit of a lot of surgeons and patients.

  • Dr. Roberto Chapa Sosa
    • Ortopedia — Cirugía de Columna
    • Hospital Christus Muguerza
    • Monterrey, N.L. México
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