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Michael Neuwirth, MD

Dr Michael Neuwirth

Dr. Michael Neuwirth is a board certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with over 35 years of experience. He is currently at The Mt. Sinai Orthopedic Spine Institute. Prior to joining Mt. Sinai, Dr. Neuwirth served as the Director of the Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center for 16 years. Prior to Beth Israel he was the Chief of the Scoliosis Service and the combined Spine Services at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Attending Physician at New York University and Tisch Hospitals.

Dr. Neuwirth’s practice specializes in orthopedic Surgery with expertise in complex spinal deformities in adults and children as well as issues of the cervical spine and lumbar spine. He is a frequent lecturer to local and international groups and is the author of The Scoliosis Sourcebook, a book written for patients with scoliosis. Dr. Neuwirth has written extensively on scoliosis and is widely published in the field.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Neuwirth earned his undergraduate degree with distinction from Cornell University. In 1979, he joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics. He was named Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the New York University School of Medicine in 1995. Dr. Neuwirth has served on the board of the Scoliosis Research Society.

Dr. Michael Neuwirth JOINs MOUNT SINAI

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Dr. Michael Neuwirth, formerly Director of the Spine Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center, is now Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Neuwirth specializes in complex spinal deformities, cervical spine and lumbar spine issues.



Department of Orthopaedics

Areas of Expertise


  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Thoracic spine disorders


  • Back Surgery
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Doctor's Education:

Medical School
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Graduated: 1974

Internship Hospital:
Kings County Hospital Center

Residency Hospital:
Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

Fellowship Hospital:
Rush-Presby-St Lukes

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
New York Academy of Medicine
New York County Medical Society
New York State Medical Society
New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Board Member
SRS, Instrumentation Committee, Chairman
SRS, Core Curriculum, Section Leader
The Scoliosis Association