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About John K. Houten

          Dr. Houten is a leader in the area of advanced image-guided and minimally invasive techniques to more safely and accurately treat conditions needing spinal surgery. After completing his undergraduate studies at Yeshiva University with summa cum laude honors, he graduated from New York University School of Medicine where he was elected to alpha omega alpha and was awarded the Valentine Mott medal in surgery. 
Dr. Houten served as Chief of the Division of Spinal Neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center for over a decade where he oversaw a tremendous expansion of the volume and sophistication of spinal neurosurgery procedures, personally performing the first artificial cervical disc replacements and minimally invasive spinal surgeries in the Bronx. He was recognized for his work teaching and research, and was ultimately promoted to the academic rank of Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
            During the academic year of 2015-2016, Dr. Houten relocated to Florida to create a spinal neurosurgery program at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He then returned to New York where he assumed the positions of Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell and Director of Spinal Neurosurgery and Neurotrauma at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.  At Maimonides, he has dramatically advanced the clinical capabilities of the institution, bringing computerized, image-guided technology for spinal procedures and many other advanced surgical techniques never previously performed in Brooklyn.  Dr. Houten is now investigating the clinical applications of robotics in neurosurgery and was a key figure in Maimonides’s acquisition of one of the first spinal robotic platforms installed in the New York area. 
In addition to seeing patients in the office and performing surgery, Dr. Houten is actively conducting clinical research in many  facets of spinal degenerative disease and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles. He serves as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals including Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurological Sciences, British Journal of Neurosurgery, and World Neurosurgery; and he is Associate Editor of Elsevier Publishing’s Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 
Dr. Houten lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn with his wife, Gila Weinstein, a plastic surgeon in private practice.

Positions

Present Clinical Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Department of Neurosurgery
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