Dr. Sarwahi, heads the Center for Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery and the Center for Advanced Pediatric Orthopedics at Cohens Children s Medical Center, which brings together a dedicated team of fellowship-trained Scoliosis surgeons, neurologists, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, nursing staff and others in state of the art treatment of scoliosis. Few centers in the world offer this technique, technology and team approach.

Dr Sarwahi was the Edwin Warner Ryerson Fellow in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. and completed another fellowship in spine deformity at the Hospital for Special Surgery of Cornell University, New York. This extensive training uniquely qualifies him to treat children and adolescents with the expertise of a spine surgeon and the approach of a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. He is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Dr Sarwahi has pioneered the minimally invasive scoliosis surgery for idiopathic scoliosis and published the first journal article in the world in the August 2011 issue of Scoliosis and a two-year follow up in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques. Dr Sarwahi is leading the field again by providing this approach to children with neurological disorders. He is actively involved in basic and clinical science research, and has won numerous national and international awards and nominations. Russell Hibbs science Award (2015, 2013 nomination Scoliosis Research Society),Thomas Whitecloud Award ( 2014, 2014 nomination, 2011 won, Scoliosis Research Society), Young Investigator Research Award- clinical and basic science (2013, 2013 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America), Value Award (North American Spine Society 2013 nomination), Richard D Selznik, MD Award (2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Louis Goldstein Award (2010 nomination, Scoliosis Research Society), Teacher Of the Year Award 2009, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Bronx, New York, Joseph L Posch, MD Award 2004, Best Paper-American Association of Hand Surgeons, 2004 are some of the many. He has co-edited the textbook Spondylolisthesis: Diagnosis, Non-Surgical Management, and Surgical Techniques.

Dr Sarwahi is ranked by Becker s Spine review amongst the 12 spine surgeons performing minimally invasive scoliosis surgery in the country. He has been invited by multiple organizations and has presented his technique at a half day course organized by the Scoliosis Research Society at its 47th Annual meeting. His surgical innovations and surgical results have been profiled by NY Daily News, NY1, the Journal News, Sanjay Gupta at www.everydayhealth.com/sanjay-gupta/star-tennis-play etc. He is actively involved in the training of fellows, residents and medical students and annually donates his time to the education of spine surgeons in India.



  • Board certifications

    • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Chief - Spinal Deformity Surgery and Ped Ortho of Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedics, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Medical school

    • Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

  • Fellowships

    • Orthopedic Surgery-New York Presbyterian/Columbia

    • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

    • Hospital for Special Surgery

  • Affiliations

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Staten Island University Hospital

    • Steven and Alexandra Cohen Childrens Med Ctr of NY

    • Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute

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