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Columbia Orthopedics

Dr. Lenke is the Chief of Spinal Surgery and Chief of Spinal Deformity Surgery of Columbia University's Department of Orthopedics

Columbia Orthopedics, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious centers of excellence for orthopedic patient care, research, and education.

NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital

Dr. Lenke is the Surgeon-In-Chief at the NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital brings together world-class Columbia physicians, including spine surgeons — both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons — physiatrists (rehabilitation medicine physicians), physical therapists and pain management specialists. 


AO Spine

Dr. Lenke has been the past Chairman of the AO Spine  Knowledge Forum Deformity Steering Committee and serves as an active member of the committee.

AO Spine is the world’s leading spine society, generating, distrib­uting, and exchanging knowledge to advance spine care through research, education, and community development. 

Scoliosis Research Society

In 2010, Dr. Lenke was elected to be the youngest Scoliosis Research Society President in the society's history. Dr. Lenke was also a past Board of Directors member for the SRS and is an active member of the SRS Research Planning Committee.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is an international society that was founded in 1966 with 37 members. It has gained recognition as one of the world's premier spine societies. The SRS has maintained a commitment to research and education in the field of spinal deformities. Strict membership criteria ensure that the individual Fellows support that commitment. Current membership includes over 1,300 of the world's leading spine surgeons, researchers, physician assistants and orthotists who are involved in research and treatment of spinal deformities.

Global Spine Outreach

Dr. Lenke has been on the Global Spine Outreach Board of Directors since 2014.

Global Spine Outreach (GSO), provides spinal surgeries to underprivileged children around the world. The GSO partner and work alongside with local physicians to provide treatment to patients who otherwise would not receive care.

North American Spine Society

Dr. Lenke is the Co-Chairman of the North American Spine Society Section of Spinal Deformity

North American Spine Society (NASS) is a global multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, ethical, value-based and evidence-based spine care through education, research and advocacy.


Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation​

Dr. Lenke has been on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation since 2015.

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is a charitable organization committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research. OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility, and is the premier orthopaedic organization funding research across all specialties.

Setting Scoliosis Straight

Dr. Lenke has been on the Board of Directors for Setting Scoliosis Straight since 2017.

Setting Scoliosis Straight is a non-profit organization devoted to empowering families impacted by scoliosis through education, connection, and research. Their mission is to support discoveries and advance techniques in the treatment of spinal deformities in children and adolescents worldwide.


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Lenke has been the past Chairman of the Knowledge Forum Deformity Steering Committee

Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple continuing medical education (CME) courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC), and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.


Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 1400 surgeons, physicians, and allied health members passionately dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas

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