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Christopher B. Michelsen, MD

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Christopher B. Michelsen, MD
Christopher B. Michelsen, MD

Christopher B. Michelsen, MD, is a specialist in adult spinal problems as well as joint replacement and trauma. Dr. Michelson completed an Implant fellowship at New York Orthopedic Hospital of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (now known as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center) following his residency there. The next year he was awarded the New York Orthopedic Hospital traveling fellowship to study internal fixation in Switzerland. He also did a post-doctoral fellowship in Biomechanics and was a research fellow in the Department of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Michelsen was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army after graduating from college and served two years of active duty in the Air Defense Artillery. After discharge from the military, he matriculated at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Since 1976, except for nine months in 1990 when recalled to the Army for Desert Storm, Dr. Michelsen has practiced at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia.

NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
Primary Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
Education And Training
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
Clinical Expertise
Injection, Steroid, Spine
Spine Disorder
Congenital Anomalies of Spine
Spine Injury
Orthopedic Surgery
Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
Traumatic Spine Stabilization
Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
Spine Instrumentation Surgery
Cervical Spine Disease
Spine Deformity
Spine Rehabilitation
Degenerative Spine Disease
Spine Surgery
Spine Problems
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Congenital Anomaly of Spine
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Microsurgery of the Spine
Complex Spine Instrumentation
Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery
Spine Care
Arthritis of Spine
Epidural Injection into Lumbar Spine
Spine Pain
Joint Replacement
Disorder of Ligament
Orthopedic Spine
Orthopedic Trauma
Ankle Disorder
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, NY, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Health Republic - Freelancers (Exchange)
Local 1199
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare]


Primary Office
Allen Hospital
5141 Broadway
Room 1-107
New York, NY 10034

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
155 White Plains Road, Suite 105
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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