Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed.
A new facility at 787 11th Avenue in Manhattan, featuring more than 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory, research, clinical and biomedical facilities, will be anchored by Mount Sinai’s 165,000-square-foot area. The development effort has been led by Georgetown Company, which has spent $100 million renovating the property.
According to the news release, Mount Sinai West Spine Center will undertake,:
- Research cores in genome sequencing and genomic development technology, proteomics and protein engineering, gene and cell editing with a focus on stem cell and 3D organoid technology and high throughput screening for the development of molecular drugs and biological agents for novel disease treatment;
- Mount Sinai West Spine Center and Breast Center, offering the most advanced diagnostic, non-operative, and surgical options for patients;
- Comprehensive Imaging Center; and
- A state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center, focusing on minimally invasive spine procedures, out-patient joint replacement, breast surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.
Heading up the Mount Sinai West Spine Center will be Samuel K. Cho, M.D., who specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures and complex reconstruction of spinal deformities. Dr. Cho will be joined by faculty, including Jun Kim, M.D. and Amir Mahajer, D.O.
Samuel K . Cho, M.D., is currently Chief of Spine Surgery at Mount Sinai West, Director of Spine Surgery Fellowship, and Professor in the Department Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Cho will lead the Mount Sinai West Spine Center.
Dr. Cho told OSN: “Our team of world-class experts in the field will provide a comprehensive spinal care in the state-of-the-art facility that is equipped with the best-in-class technology, ranging from the most conservative non-surgical treatments to minimally invasive surgical procedures and complex reconstructions of the spine.”
Amir Mahajer, D.O., FAOCPMR, FAAPMR, is currently an Interventional Physiatrist of Spine at Mount Sinai West in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, and Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
“It has been a pleasure collaborating with our design team in the development of the highest quality patient-centered spine institute,” said Dr. Mahajer to OSN. “As head Interventional Physiatrist at Mount Sinai West Orthopedics, I am very excited to step into the new spine center where my practice will focus on interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine. Together with our top-tier interdisciplinary team, we are looking to elevate specialty spine care.”
Jun S. Kim, M.D., is currently a Spine Surgeon at Mount Sinai, and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Kim commented to OSN: “My practice focuses on adult and pediatric scoliosis, revision spine surgery, as well as degenerative and arthritic conditions of the spine. In many cases, spinal conditions don’t require surgery, and I look forward to using the most up-to-date knowledge of spinal pathologies and their treatments to bring my patients lasting pain relief. If and when surgery becomes necessary, the state-of-the-art Mount Sinai West Spine Center grants us the capability to provide cutting-edge minimally invasive, open, and microsurgical techniques to treat disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.”
“I firmly believe that the treatment and outcome of spine disease is contingent on a specialized and experienced multidisciplinary team where we can leverage the knowledge and experience of world class providers at Mount Sinai. I’m excited to be a part of this elite team, and I look forward to helping my patients at Mount Sinai West Spine Center with the best that modern technology and medicine has to offer.”