Joshua Auerbach, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing in Spinal Disorders

Dr. Auerbach graduated with honors from Yale University with a B.S. in Biology and went on to complete his medical education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he graduated with Distinction in Research. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania, including an additional year in the McKay Orthopaedic Laboratories of The University of Pennsylvania where he received multiple research grants to study intervertebral disc and spinal biomechanics. He then completed the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital Adult and Pediatric Spinal Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in St. Louis, Missouri.

Joshua Auerbach, MDDr. Auerbach is currently the Chief of Spine Surgery at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He is a prolific author with more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 150 published abstracts. Dr. Auerbach has been the recipient of numerous research grants and awards, including the Russell Hibbs Award in Clinical Science from the Scoliosis Research Society and the 21st Century Research Development Grant from the Cervical Spine Research Society, and has been an invited lecturer throughout the country.


Dr. Auerbach and his team at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Spine Surgery Program are committed to the delivery of highly personalized, superior quality, and evidence-based care for all adults and children with spinal disorders. Our goal is always to attempt non-operative treatment whenever possible and safe, and to recommend surgery only when necessary. Despite our best efforts to help with medications, physical therapy, and spinal injections, sometimes surgery is needed. Dr. Auerbach’s research efforts and clinical focus are on improving patient safety during spinal surgery.


  • Undergraduate: Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgical Residency: The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Spinal Reconstructive Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Professional Associations

  • Russell Hibbs Award in Clinical Science from the Scoliosis Research Society
  • 21st Century Research Development Grant from the Cervical Spine Research Society

Useful Links

* eOrthopod
* Spine Injuries & Deformities

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Treatment Options

Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery Options:

Keep your important knee ligaments and keep the healthy parts of your knee.

Options to Treat Back Pain:

Dr. Auerbach, Chief of Spine Surgery, is responding to the serious need in the Bronx for a full services back treatment program.

Scoliosis Surgery:

If you or your children have a problem of a curvature of the spine, we may have a solution for you.

Game Day Same Day Sports:

Dr. Margaret Meyer and Dr. Colleen Fay, Chiefs of Sports Surgery, have been keeping athletes on the field for years.

Hand Surgery:

Dr. Sepideh Baghian, Chief of Hand Surgery, treats everything from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to fractures.