Dr. Alexander Richter, MD

Back & Spine

Brief Bio

Alexander Richter, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis of spinal ailments and the non-surgical management and surgical treatment of these conditions. A native of Orange County, Dr. Richter graduated from the University of Southern California, earned his Master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University, and completed medical school at Albany Medical College. He stayed in New York to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at North Shore-Long Island Jewish/Northwell Health System. Dr. Richter pursued sub-specialty fellowship training in Spine Surgery at Hoag Orthopaedic Institute. During his fellowship Dr. Richter gained extensive experience in over 400 spine surgeries ranging from minimally invasive techniques to complex reconstructive procedures of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.


  • Undergraduate School: University of Southern California
  • Medical School: Albany Medical College
  • Internship: North Shore & Lij Medical Centers
  • Residency: North Shore & Lij Medical Centers
  • Fellowship: Hoag Hospital

From Dr. Richter

“I am comfortable with both the operative and nonoperative treatment of spinal conditions. My philosophy is to explore and maximize nonoperative treatment options prior to utilizing operative interventions. When surgery is necessary, I believe in utilizing a minimal access approach to minimize pain and speed recovery.”

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