Aaron J. Buckland, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA
Aaron J. Buckland, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA
Spinal & Scoliosis Surgeon
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Buckland is a multi-nationally, fellowship trained and recognized Spinal Surgeon with special interests in management of adult and paediatric scoliosis and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Buckland completed his Medical Degree and Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2005. Dr Buckland completed his orthopaedic training in Melbourne, Australia with the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2014.
Dr. Buckland completed his Spine Surgery Fellowship at the world renouned New York University – Hospital for Joint Disease in 2015, specializing in Adult and Paediatric Scoliosis. Subsequently, Dr. Buckland was appointed as faculty at NYU Langone Health, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where he practiced from 2015 to 2020. Dr Buckland was appointed as the Director of Spine Research at NYU Langone Health in 2016 and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
Dr. Buckland is a member of the HARMS Study Group, an international organization of surgeons dedicated to pediatric spinal deformity research. He has led pioneering research on single position minimally invasive lumbar spinal surgery, and also studies the effect of spinal disease and spinal surgeries on the outcomes of total hip replacement in adults. Dr. Buckland’s collaborative research features prominently at National and International Spine Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery conferences each year.
Dr. Buckland’s collaborative research has received the 2016 John Moe Award for best scientific paper at the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) annual meeting, and 2018 awards at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)—for the best scientific exhibit and best poster in adult reconstruction—and the International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS). In addition, our research papers have been finalists for best paper awards at International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), North American Spine Society (NASS), and SRS meetings from 2015 to 2018.
Dr. Buckland a member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), Australian Orthopaedic Society (AOA) and the American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgery (AAOS). Dr Buckland serves on the SRS academic committee, and was the recent program chair of the International Society for Advancement in Spine Surgery (ISASS) annual scientific meeting.
Dr. Buckland is a specialty registered Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), in addition to being American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) board eligible.
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Board Eligible 2020
- Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University, USA
- Director of Spine Research – NYU Langone Health, New York USA
- Harms Study Group
- Australian Orthopedic Association
- NASS, Scoliosis Research Society
Education and Training
- Fellowship, New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases, Spine Surgery, 2015
- Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014
- Basic Surgical Training, Royal Australasian College of Surgery, 2010
- Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 2005
- Bachelor or Medical Science, University of Melbourne, 2005
Research and Publications
Dr. Buckland is the director of spine research at NYU Langone Health, and has a portfolio of clinical research in the fields of adult and paediatric spinal deformity, minimally invasive surgery, spinal surgery outcomes and the hip-spine relationship..
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