Dr. Ogden received a BS in biology from Yale University in 1993 and MD from Columbia University in 2000 with election to the medical honors society Alpha Omega Alpha. Prior to medical school, he pursued basic research in developmental biology at New York University. He completed an internship in General Surgery in 2001 and residency in Neurological Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2007. Dr. Ogden spent an additional year completing fellowship surgical training in minimally invasive spine surgery under Dr. Richard G. Fessler at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.
Upon completion of his fellowship in 2008, Dr. Ogden joined the faculty of Columbia University to direct its program in minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a nationally recognized leader in the field. His clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal tumors, complex spine and spine radio-surgery. He has published numerous articles pertaining to minimally invasive spine surgery biomechanics and outcomes and spinal cord tumor biology. His current research involves patient outcomes of minimally invasive spine surgery, the development of new minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and basic research regarding the origin of spinal cord tumors. His research has received numerous awards, and his patients’ satisfaction is apparent from numerous online sources.