Baron S. Lonner, M.D. - Orthopaedic Spine and Deformity Surgeon
Baron S. Lonner, M.D. has been the Director of Scoliosis and Spine Associates since 1999, when he started his private practice with a commitment to the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of patients with scoliosis and other spinal deformities.
Dr. Lonner is Chief of the Division of Spine Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Director of the Spine Institute of New York at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is also Attending Spine Surgeon at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He also serves as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Lonner specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric and adult patients with scoliosis, kyphosis, and other deformities through reconstructive surgery.† Moreover, he is one of the most experienced leaders throughout the world and the U.S. in minimally invasive surgery using spinal endoscopy for scoliosis and other deformities.† In addition to his extensive training and experience with innovative surgery, Dr. Lonner has been recognized for his unprecedented patient care and community service. For several years, he has traveled around the world as a Surgeon Volunteer to treat patients with spinal disorders, as well as to provide training for doctors and other medical personnel in countries in need of assistance. Click here to read about Dr. Lonnerís experience in Ghana.
Non-operative treatment is also an integral part of Dr. Lonnerís practice.† In collaboration with Dr. Vasantha Murthy, whose expertise lies in non-operative treatment and bracing, he provides patient care for any magnitude of spinal deformity or degenerative condition of the spine.†
Dr. Lonner received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University, where he completed the accelerated six-year medical program. During medical school, he was honored for his work on congenital scoliosis, which was later presented at a meeting of the prestigious Scoliosis Research Society. Upon graduation, Dr. Lonner received formal scoliosis surgical training during his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. †He completed additional scoliosis and spine surgical training at The Cornell University Medical Center and The Hospital for Special Surgery.
Having excelled in both clinical performance and research during his surgical training, Dr. Lonner went on to become the Chief of the Spine and Scoliosis Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Schneider Childrenís Hospital.† There, he received the Attending of the Year Award for outstanding patient care and teaching. He later assumed the role of Director of the Scoliosis and Spine Center at his current practice. †
During his nearly 20 years of practice, Dr. Lonner has never lost sight of the importance of education and research in the Orthopaedic Spine field.† Currently, he is pursuing this interest in teaching as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.† He also holds several professional memberships in national as well as international medical societies, including the NY State Orthopaedic Society and the Scoliosis Research Society, where he provides a significant contribution to current Orthopaedic Spine research. Click here for Dr. Lonnerís full CV.
Dr. Lonnerís unsurpassed research efforts are a reflection of his commitment to patient welfare, which is at the foundation of his practice.†He is author or co-author of over 100 medical articles or publications. Dr. Lonner is the primary investigator of the Prospective Study of Scheuermannís Kyphosis, being conducted by the Harms Study Group. Additionally, Dr. Lonner maintains Leadership Roles with the Scoliosis Research Society.
He strives to adapt customized treatment plans for each of his patients, focusing on cost-effective care and surgical management of deformities.† Through both his practice and research efforts, Dr. Lonner continues to shape the lives of his patients with surgical correction of spinal deformity and alleviation of its associated pain.
More Spinal InformationDr. Lonner's Curriculum Vitae Introduction
Surgeon Volunteerism - Dr. Lonner's Perspective
Reflections - September 11th