Newswise — Boston, Mass. – Neurosurgeon Chima Ohaegbulam, MD, has been named Chief of Spine Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). Ohaegbulam has been a member of the NEBH faculty since 2005 and succeeds Scott Tromanhauser, MD, who served as chief from 2014 to 2020.

“Dr. Ohaegbulam is a natural leader and an esteemed neurosurgeon who will continue to bring deep knowledge and expertise to New England Baptist in this new role,” said David Passafaro, President of NEBH. “We are thrilled to have him at the helm of our excellent Spine Surgery Section and look forward to watching him continue to advance top-notch, innovative care for our patients.”

“It’s a privilege to work alongside the talented orthopedic and neurosurgical spine specialists at NEBH, as well as the entire Spine Care team, all of whom share my commitment to delivering quality care to our patients,” said Ohaegbulam. “I’m honored to take on this new role guiding our exceptional Spine Surgery team as we build upon NEBH’s already outstanding reputation for orthopedic surgery.”

Ohaegbulam has clinical interests in motion-preserving spine procedures, minimally invasive surgery and spinal navigation/robotics. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and North Americana Spine Society (NASS).

Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Nigeria, Ohaegbulam earned his medical degree from the University of Nigeria and completed a medical internship at Lagos University Teaching Hospital. He went on to complete a surgical internship and then his residency in neurosurgery and spine surgery fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Woman’s Hospital.

About New England Baptist Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years.

New England Baptist Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.


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