Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Growing up in
Dr. Apazidis attended Harvard University as an undergraduate. While studying there, he majored in biological sciences and his honor’s thesis was on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease. While at Harvard he was cross enrolled at MIT where he studied military science was a member of the Army’s Paul Revere Battalion. He graduated from both institutions simultaneously and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army, in which he served after college.
From Harvard to
Boston Medical School
After graduating from Harvard with honors, and completing his Army service, Dr. Apazidis had the opportunity to work with several orthopedic companies as a consultant in Manhattan. During this experience, he gained a specific interest in orthopedic spine surgery and decided to return to Boston and attend Boston Medical School. As a medical student he participated in research as well and published several research papers related to wound healing, and signalling factors related to bone health.
Residency Training at
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Apazidis began residency training in Newark, New Jersey at the Rutgers University Program. He selected this program, particularly because he had the opportunity to learn from several renowned spine surgeons available there. For five years, Dr. Apazidis went through extensive training in spinal trauma and tumor surgery, along with training in scoliosis and pediatric conditions. Additionally, he had extensive experience in sports medicine, arthroscopy and joint replacement.
SPINE AND SCOLIOSIS FELLOWSHIP
NYU HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES
After completing residency, Dr Apazidis was accepted for a fellowship at New York University Hospital for Joint Disease under Dr. Thomas Errico. During training, Dr. Apazidis gained more knowledge of orthopedic spine surgery and different procedures of the neck and lower back. In addition to working with Dr. Thomas Errico, he got to work with many other innovators in spinal surgery such as Dr. Farcy, Dr. Frank Schwab, Dr. Baron Lonner and other leaders in the field of spine surgery. At NYU, Dr. Apazidis learned to perform complex spinal reconstructions, as well as, minimally invasive surgery.
Fellow of the
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
As a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Apazidis stands amongst the elite in the field of orthopedics. The FAAOS designation distinguishes orthopedic surgeons from other healthcare specialists as the leaders of the musculoskeletal health team with the level of skills, training, experience, and professionalism consistent with the high standards established by the Academy. The FAAOS designation represents a commitment to quality, professional development, and continuous education.
The American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Receiving his certification and then re-certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, indicates that Dr. Apazidis successfully underwent and passed several examinations, both written and oral that demonstrated to the board his competence and ability as an orthopedic surgeon. As part of the re-certification process, Dr. Apazidis demonstrated evidence of continued professional standing; evidence of commitment to continued education and self-assessment; evidence of cognitive expertise; and most of all, evidence of performance in practice. As such, Dr. Apazidis continues to maintain his Diplomate standing with the ABOS.
A decade of
After completing his training, Dr. Apazidis went into private practice in New York where he has been treating patients since 2010. He is proud of his track record of thousands of satisfied patients who are doing well and have returned to work, leisure and sports activities. He has hundreds of patient reviews as a testament to his devotion to providing the best quality medical care to his patients.
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