K. Daniel Riew, MD

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

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January 02 | 2018
Dr. Riew is a top renowned cervical spine surgeon. He may be the only one who only does cervical spine surgery in the entire world. His specialization and professionalism have won him the respect and admiration of many young physicians. He is the first-choice physician for those who need cervical spine... MORE

Dr. Riew is a top renowned cervical spine surgeon. He may be the only one who only does cervical spine surgery in the entire world. His specialization and professionalism have won him the respect and admiration of many young physicians. He is the first-choice physician for those who need cervical spine surgery.

  • Xiang-Yang Ma, MD & PhD
    • 2014 China Top Ten Middle-aged Orthopedic Surgeons
    • Director of the Spine Surgery Department & Professor of Orthopedics surgery
    • Orthopedic Hospital of Guangzhou General Army Hospital
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December 09 | 2017
I met Dr. Riew more than 15 years through his cervical spine publications. He has always been a reliable reference. His speeches in conferences always surprise the audience very positively by adding quality and elegance. Indisputably he is one of the best specialists worldwide in this... MORE

I met Dr. Riew more than 15 years through his cervical spine publications. He has always been a reliable reference. His speeches in conferences always surprise the audience very positively by adding quality and elegance. Indisputably he is one of the best specialists worldwide in this field.

  • J. Casamitjana
    • CSRS-EU Former President (2009-2011)
    • Former Chief of Cervical Spine Pathology at Hospital Valle Hebron of Barcelona
    • Spine Unit Quiron Teknon Hospitals Barcelona
    • Barcelona, Spain
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February 03 | 2017
Dr. Dan Riew is a great teacher, whose contribution to spine surgery in the Middle East is enormous. We had the honor to host him in our spine meeting in Qatar. He is very humble and provides excellent care and support to his patients and his team, as well as surgeons all over the... MORE

Dr. Dan Riew is a great teacher, whose contribution to spine surgery in the Middle East is enormous. We had the honor to host him in our spine meeting in Qatar. He is very humble and provides excellent care and support to his patients and his team, as well as surgeons all over the world.

  • Dr Abdulaziz Alkuwari
    • Consultant Spine Surgeon 
    • Hamad Medical Corp.
    • Bone and Joints Institute
    • Qatar
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October 10 | 2016
Dr. Riew is the most specialized surgeon for cervical spine surgery that I have ever met in the world. He has been my kind and respected teacher for ten years and has instructed me to become one of the most specialized cervical spine surgeons in China. As a leader and former President of Cervical Spine Research Society, Dr. Riew has been a Creative, Specialized, Respected and Successful (CSRS) surgeon for thousands of cervical spine patients.... MORE

Dr. Riew is the most specialized surgeon for cervical spine surgery that I have ever met in the world. He has been my kind and respected teacher for ten years and has instructed me to become one of the most specialized cervical spine surgeons in China. As a leader and former President of Cervical Spine Research Society, Dr. Riew has been a Creative, Specialized, Respected and Successful (CSRS) surgeon for thousands of cervical spine patients. Dr. Riew has also been a CSRS (Creative, Specialized, Respected and Successful) instructor for hundreds of peers all over the world.

  • Hongxing Shen, MD, PhD
    • Chief of Cervical Spine Surgery & Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
    • Chairman of Spine Surgery
    • Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
    • The Renji Hospital
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July 23 | 2016
Dr. Dan Riew is an authority in the field of Cervical Spine Surgery whose expertise, knowledge, clinical acumen and surgical skills are recognized worldwide. He has many original contributions, which are published and cited widely in international journals. His surgical skills attract patients from all over the world and I am personally aware of numerous complex cases from this part of the world successfully treated by him.... MORE

Dr. Dan Riew is an authority in the field of Cervical Spine Surgery whose expertise, knowledge, clinical acumen and surgical skills are recognized worldwide. He has many original contributions, which are published and cited widely in international journals. His surgical skills attract patients from all over the world and I am personally aware of numerous complex cases from this part of the world successfully treated by him. He has been a visiting professor to our unit in Ganga hospital and been a faculty for operative courses in India, where numerous surgeons have witnessed and learnt from his experience. He would be my first choice should I or a close family member of mine need any surgery in the cervical spine.

  • Professor S. Rajasekaran, PhD, FRCS
    • Chairman, Dept. of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital
    • Adjunct Professor, Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University
    • Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2011-12
    • Chair, AOSpine International Research Commission
    • President Elect, SICOT
    • Past President, Indian Orthopaedic Association
    • Past President, Association of Spine Surgeons of India
    • Past President, ISSLS
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May 10 | 2016
My time visiting Dr. Riew was a great chance for me to meet and learn from him. It had a great impact on my practice. He is a great spine surgeon and he will have an impact on the future generations of neuro and ortho... MORE

My time visiting Dr. Riew was a great chance for me to meet and learn from him. It had a great impact on my practice. He is a great spine surgeon and he will have an impact on the future generations of neuro and ortho surgeons.

  • Dr. Baher Labib
    • Consultant Neurosurgeon
    • Alexandria University
    • Egypt
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January 18 | 2016
Dr. Riew is considered among the top cervical spine surgeons in the world. His contributions exceed patient care into teaching other surgeons modern cervical spine surgery. I would trust him not only with my patient, but also with me, should I require cervical... MORE

Dr. Riew is considered among the top cervical spine surgeons in the world. His contributions exceed patient care into teaching other surgeons modern cervical spine surgery. I would trust him not only with my patient, but also with me, should I require cervical surgery.

  • Abdulrazzaq Alobaid MD. FRCSC.
    • Chief of spine surgery — Kuwait
    • Chairman of Kuwait Spine Society
    • Chief of Orthopedic Casualties, Alrazi Hospital — Kuwait
    • Chairman of Faculty Orthopedics & Post Graduate Training 
    • (KIMS) Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization
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November 09 | 2015
Daniel Riew, MD is 'The Cervical Spine Maestro.' He has transformed Cervical Spine Surgery into an art form. His impact on spine surgeons worldwide has been phenomenal. If ever my very own neck needs surgical help, Dan would surely be my... MORE

Daniel Riew, MD is ‘The Cervical Spine Maestro.’ He has transformed Cervical Spine Surgery into an art form. His impact on spine surgeons worldwide has been phenomenal. If ever my very own neck needs surgical help, Dan would surely be my man!

  • Professor Amer Aziz

    • Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

    • Lahore Medical and Dental College

    • University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

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April 22 | 2015
Professor Riew is by far the best cervical spine surgeon in the world and defies all comparison in the surgical management of cervical spine disorders. He has an extremely high reputation even in European and Asian countries and has been invited to educate cervical spine surgeons in these areas several hundred... MORE

Professor Riew is by far the best cervical spine surgeon in the world and defies all comparison in the surgical management of cervical spine disorders. He has an extremely high reputation even in European and Asian countries and has been invited to educate cervical spine surgeons in these areas several hundred times. He does not have only unbelievable surgical skills like “God’s hands” and admirably innovative academic ideas, but also a wonderful personality. He is the one and only surgeon who I would let operate on my neck, should I need cervical spine surgery.

  • Jin S. Yeom, MD, PhD
    • Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
    • Chairman, Spine Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
    • President, Cervical Spine Research Society Asia Pacific Section (CSRS-AP)
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