Afshin E. Razi, MD

Vice Chair, Orthopedics

Maimonides Physician


Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery


English, Farsi

About Me

Dr. Razi's surgical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders in adults and adolescents. Specific areas of interest include: degenerative diseases of the back and neck (disc herniation, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis); pediatric and adult deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis); and fractures of the spine, including compression fractures and tumors. Dr. Razi has been involved in a wide range of spine-related research projects and is the author of several book chapters and scientific articles. Prior to taking on his expanded role as Vice Chair and Residency Program Director of Orthopedics at Maimonides, Dr. Razi was Associate Director of our Residency Program. He is actively involved in clinical and resident-educational research, about which he lectures and publishes frequently. Dr. Razi is currently co-editing a textbook on Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture. He previously served for 15 years as faculty and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery Section, at NYU Langone Medical Center, formerly known as the Hospital for Joint Diseases; and was a partner in the Madison Avenue Orthopaedic Associates PC. Dr. Razi will continue to treat a broad range of spinal disorders through the unique comprehensive program at the Maimonides Spine Center. His Professional Society Memberships include: 2014- Present Member, Emerging Leaders, AOA; 2013- Present, Member, American Orthopaedic Association; 2011- Present, Member, Council of Orthoapedic Residency Directors; 2010- Present Member, Brooklyn Orthopaedic Society; 2010 - Present Candidate Member, Scoliosis Research Society; 2005 -Present Member, American Board of Medical Specialties; 2005 - Present, Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Razi's Honors and Awards include: 2017 AAOS Achievement Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2013 Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center; Professional Associations Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Member, North American Spine Society; Member, American Board of Medical Specialties; and Member, Scoliosis Research Society.

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery - Orthopedic

Conditions Treated

  • Congenital Spinal Abnormalities
  • Degenerative Diseases of the Back and Neck (Disc Herniation/Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis)
  • Failed Back Syndrome
  • Infections
  • Pediatric and Adult Deformities (Scoliosis and Kyphosis)
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Disorders in Adults and Adolescents
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Bone & Joint Conditions


  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Services for Spinal Disorders Affecting the Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbosacral Regions


Medical Degree

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Mt. Sinai Medical Center


Mt. Sinai Medical Center


NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases


Orthopedic Surgery


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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