Dr. Richard C. Anderson, MD

Dr. Richard C. Anderson, MD

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Pediatric Neurosurgery | Male | 45 years old

After completing his neurosurgical training at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the University of Utah, Dr. Anderson's focus has been exclusively on the care of children. Practicing at one of the top children's hospitals in the country, children receive the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team of dedicated pediatric specialists. While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Anderson's research interests in the immunology of pediatric brain tumors and biomechanics of the pediatric spine mirror his extensive clinical training in pediatric brain tumors and spinal disorders. For family convenience, Dr. Anderson sees patients in multiple office locations including Manhattan, NY; Ridgewood, NJ; Paterson, NJ; and Stamford, CT.Read more

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achondroplasia
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Abscess
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Lipomas
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumor
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic Claudication (NC)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
  • Pediatric Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Tumor
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Rhizotomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Primary Children's Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Anderson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Anderson says...

After completing his neurosurgical training at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the University of Utah, Dr. Anderson's focus has been exclusively on the care of children.  Practicing at one of the top children's hospitals in the country, children receive the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team of dedicated pediatric specialists.  While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Anderson's research interests in the immunology of pediatric brain tumors and biomechanics of the pediatric spine mirror his extensive clinical training in pediatric brain tumors and spinal disorders.  For family convenience, Dr. Anderson sees patients in multiple office locations including Manhattan, NY;  Ridgewood, NJ;  Paterson, NJ;  and Stamford, CT.