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Rothman Institute at Jefferson Spine Surgeons Recognized Among the Best in the Country


Surgeons at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson were recently voted by their peers as three of the top 28 spine surgeons in the country. The complete list appears on the popular industry website Orthopedics This Week (

Surgeons Todd Albert, MD, president of the Rothman Institute and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, professor of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery at Jefferson Medical College and vice chair of the Department of Orthopedics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; and Alan Hilibrand, MD, professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, and director of medical education at Jefferson Medical College and the Rothman Institute, were selected as among the finest surgeons, educators, investigators and administrators in America.  The Rothman Institute at Jefferson is the only institution to have three surgeons on the list.

Orthopedics This Week accessed its comprehensive list of leading spine surgeons and thought leaders in spine to assemble a reliable list of the best of the best.  In a telephone survey, Drs. Albert, Vaccaro and Hilibrand, were among those whose names were answered time and again to the question,  “Who among your peers do you think is at the top of your profession?”

The list calls out Dr. Albert for his talents as a surgeon and administrator, Dr. Vaccaro as “the most prolific clinical researcher in spine,” and Dr. Hilibrand for his research and leadership prowess.

“We are thrilled to be recognized in this way,” says Dr. Albert.  “We respect our peers and are humbled to be counted among the very best in America.  This speaks to our growing national prominence and is a great achievement for our surgeons, our spine practice, and our Rothman at Jefferson family.”

Orthopedics This Week delivers breaking news, analysis and commentary weekly to orthopedics professionals.  It is the most widely read publication in orthopedics, covering issues from stem cells to war-time surgery to medical tourism to clinical ethics for the orthopedic community.

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