Spine Program

Meet Our Medical Staff

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton’s Spine Program provides adults with neck and back disorders with the extensive experience and resources of a team of leading spine specialists in a convenient community hospital setting.

Our Spine Program offers expert evaluation as well as non-surgical and surgical treatments for a full range of spinal disorders, and features on staff a neurosurgeon and orthopaedic spine surgeon from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. BirkenfeldRonald Birkenfeld, MD, Neurosurgery

Medical School: Hahnemann Medical College, 1958
Internship: Philadelphia General Hospital,1959
Residency: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth Affiliated Hospitals, 1960
Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine,1962
Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Specialties:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, including degenerative, traumatic and congenital disorders

 Download a copy of Dr. Birkenfeld's CV.

Efstathios (Steve) Papavassiliou, MD, Neurosurgery Co-Director, Spine Center,    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Medical School: University of Athens Medical School, 1990
Fellowship: Research Fellow, National Institute of Health in Neurosurgery, 1996
Internship: Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospitals in Surgery, 1997
Residency: Hahnemann/MCP University, Philadelphia in Neurosurgery, 1999
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin in Neurosurgery, 2002
Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, 2003
Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Specialties:

  • Spinal disorders
  • Epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease
  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia

Download a copy of Dr. Papavassiliou's CV.

Dr. Andrew WhiteAndrew P. White, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, 2001
Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital in General Surgery, 2002
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006
Fellowship: Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Surgery, 2007
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Clinical Specialties:

  • Spinal conditions, including degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, congenital, acquired and iatrogenic disorders
  • Cervical spine

Download a copy of Dr. White's CV.

To schedule an appointment with the Spine Program at BID-Milton, please call 617-698-0099.