Dr. Alok Sharan, MD

Spine Surgeon

Dr. Alok Sharan is a world-renowned orthopedic spine surgeon who focuses on minimally-invasive spine surgery. As the originator of the Awake Spinal Fusion procedure, Dr. Sharan’s unique and advanced approach to spine surgery allows patients to have dramatically improved outcomes.

Dr. Sharan obtained his undergraduate degree after being selected to the highly coveted Seven Year Med Program at Boston University. As part of this program, he went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his orthopedic residency at Albany Medical Center and a spine surgery fellowship at NYU-Hospital for Joint Disease. During this fellowship, he was selected to be an AO Spine Fellow and an AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellow. In 2015, he completed a healthcare management degree at Dartmouth College titled Masters in Health Care Delivery Science.

Committed to providing the community with high-quality surgical spine care, Dr. Sharan has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine Best Doctor, along with Westchester Magazine Best Doctor. He has received numerous academic distinctions for his research with over 100 publications, abstracts, and book chapters. He has co-edited a textbook entitled “Basic Science of Spinal Diseases” and has been featured in publications such as Becker’s Spine Review, Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest, and The Star-Ledger.

Education & Specialties

  • Fellowship

    • NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
  • Residency

    • Albany Medical Center
  • Medical Education

    • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Specialties

    • Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Awake Spinal Fusion

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