Emmanuel N. Menga, M.D.View Contact & Scheduling
4901 Lac De Ville Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14618
Dr. Menga is the Division Chief of Spine Surgery and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Menga serves as the Louis A. Goldstein Spine Surgery Fellowship Program Director. He also serves as the Associate Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director for our Orthopaedic Surgery residency training program.
Dr. Menga is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Petty Officer with the Amphibious Construction Battalion Unit. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training in Orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was awarded the prestigious Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence by The Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence (MCACE) at Johns Hopkins Medicine as a Chief Resident. Dr. Menga then completed his fellowship training in Orthopaedic spinal and deformity surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Hospital for Joint Diseases in a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery training program.
Dr. Menga has also had additional experience traveling to and visiting world renowned spine surgeons to share his experience and knowledge in spinal deformity and reconstruction. He recently visited the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital in Nanjing China and Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology at Bordeaux University Hospital in Bordeaux, France.
Dr. Menga was also recently awarded the prestigious Edgar Dawson Travelling Fellowship by the Scoliosis Research society (SRS) giving him the opportunity to visit other deformity spine surgeons to expand and share his knowledge with other spinal deformity surgeons in North America.
Dr. Menga was in 2018, awarded the North American Spine Society (NASS) top 20 spine surgeons in North America under age 40 award (Spine Line’s inaugural “20 under age 40”)
My treatment philosophy is to give my patients the best care possible.
Treatment is tailored to each individual, using a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach including physical therapist and pain management physicians to provide personalized care to each of my patients. Before considerations for surgery, I explore all the options available to address your back pain, providing a thorough assessment and evaluation, taking into consideration how much the pain is affecting your quality of life and your activity of daily living.
My goal is to provide long-term improvement of your symptoms using the minimally invasive techniques and thus minimizing your risk before I recommend surgery. Using state-of-the-art surgical procedures, I treat a wide range of common spinal conditions. You are encouraged to contact my office or me directly with any questions or concerns regarding you condition and care.
Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD) - Joint
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center. 2014 - 2015
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital. 2010 - 2014
Internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital. 2009 - 2010
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 2009
Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship by the Scoliosis Research society (SRS). 2018
North American Spine Society (NASS) Spine Line's inaugural "20 under 40" award. 2018
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program. 2015
AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program (CSCDP). 2015
Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence. 2014
NASS Value Award Paper Nominee (Anatomy-Anatomic Parameters for Direct Intralaminar Pars Screw Fixation). 2013
NASS Value Award Paper Nominee (Outcomes-Direct Intralaminar Pars Screw Fixation). 2013
1st Place Winner Resident/Fellow Research Competition. 2012
Best Paper Outcomes/Cost-Utility. 2012
Honorable Discharge - United States Navy. 2002
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. 2002
Joo P, Maqsoodi N, Sulovari A, Omar A, Section J, Sanders J, Rubery P, Menga E, Mesfin A
International journal of spine surgery.. 2022 July 25 Epub 07/25/2022.
Lander ST, Thirukumaran C, Saleh A, Noble KL, Menga EN, Mesfin A, Rubery PT, Sanders JO
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2022 June 1104 (11):995-1003. Epub 04/22/2022.
Breitenbach M, Phan A, Botros M, Paul D, Molinari R, Menga E, Mesfin A
Injury.. 2021 December 26 Epub 12/26/2021.
Phan A, Jubril A, Menga E, Mesfin A
World neurosurgery.. 2021 June 14 Epub 06/14/2021.
Vokes J, Menga E, Mesfin A
Cure?us.. 2021 April 513 (4):e14299. Epub 04/05/2021.
Liu AY, Menga EN
International journal of spine surgery.. 2021 February 14 (s4):S21-S25. Epub 01/18/2021.
Bernstein DN, Kurucan E, Menga EN, Molinari RW, Rubery PT, Mesfin A
The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society.. 2020 September 17 Epub 09/17/2020.
Menga EN, Bernstein DN, Thirukumaran C, McCormick SK, Rubery PT, Mesfin A
International journal of spine surgery.. 2020 June 14 (3):382-390. Epub 06/30/2020.
Bernstein DN, Thirukumaran C, Raudenbush B, Molinari RW, Menga EN, Mesfin A
Global spine journal.. 2020 April 10 (2):130-137. Epub 05/01/2019.
Melone G, Brodell J, Hernandez C, Menga E, Balkissoon R, Liu X, Zhang J, Mesfin A
Spine deformity.. 2020 January 8 Epub 01/08/2020.
Bernstein DN, Prong M, Kurucan E, Jain A, Menga EN, Riew KD, Mesfin A
Spine.. 2019 November 1544 (22):1550-1557. Epub 1900 01 01.
Bernstein DN, McCalla DJ, Molinari RW, Rubery PT, Menga EN, Mesfin A
Global spine journal.. 2019 November 12 :2192568219887157. Epub 11/12/2019.
Kurucan E, Bernstein DN, Ying M, Li Y, Menga EN, Sponseller PD, Mesfin A
The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society.. 2019 August 12 Epub 08/12/2019.
Mesfin A, Baldwin A, Bernstein D, Emanski E, Molinari R, Menga E, Rubery PT
Spine.. 2019 July 29 Epub 07/29/2019.
Mika AP, Mesfin A, Rubery PT, Molinari R, Kebaish KM, Menga EN
JBJS reviews.. 2019 April 7 (4):e4. Epub 1900 01 01.
Bernstein DN, Papuga MO, Sanders JO, Rubery PT, Menga EN, Mesfin A
Spine deformity.. 2019 January 7 (1):118-124. Epub 1900 01 01.
Bernstein DN, Bakhsh W, Papuga MO, Menga EN, Rubery PT, Mesfin A
Spine.. 2018 November 20 Epub 11/20/2018.
Bernstein DN, Kurucan E, Menga EN, Molinari RW, Rubery PT, Mesfin A
The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society.. 2018 October 18 (10):1861-1866. Epub 04/06/2018.
Bernstein DN, Lawson M, Menga EN, O'Keefe RJ, Rubery PT, Mesfin A
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2018 September 5100 (17):e115. Epub 1900 01 01.
Jain A, Menga E, Mesfin A
Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities.. 2018 April 5 (2):287-292. Epub 04/21/2017.
Kurucan E, Bernstein DN, Thirukumaran C, Jain A, Menga EN, Rubery PT, Mesfin A
Spine deformity.. 2018 6 (6):712-718. Epub 1900 01 01.
Do Bisphosphonates affect fusion rates? How to manage these mediations in the perioperative time frame.
Menga EN; Webb AJ; Mesfin A.
Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2017; .
Menga EN, Spiegel MA, Vira S, Lafage R, Henry JK, Liabaud B, Oren JH, Worley N, Schwab FJ, Errico TJ, Lafage V, Protopsaltis TS
Spine.. 2016 December 1541 (24):1896-1902. Epub 1900 01 01.
Menga EN, Hirschfeld C, Jain A, Tran DP, Caine HD, Njoku DB, Karol LA, Sponseller PD
Spine.. 2015 November 40 (22):1757-62. Epub 1900 01 01.
Jain A, Hassanzadeh H, Strike SA, Menga EN, Sponseller PD, Kebaish KM
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2015 September 1697 (18):1521-8. Epub 1900 01 01.
Jain A, Puvanesarajah V, Menga EN, Sponseller PD
Spine.. 2015 June 140 (11):856-62. Epub 1900 01 01.
Anesthesia and Neuromonitoring
Menga EN; Spessot GJ; Bendo JA.
Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2015; 27(4): 197-200.
Jain A, Menga EN, Hassanzadeh H, Jain P, Lemma MA, Mesfin A
Spine.. 2014 September 1539 (20):E1233-8. Epub 1900 01 01.
Menga EN, Jain A, Kebaish KM, Zimmerman SL, Sponseller PD
Spine.. 2014 February 139 (3):E153-8. Epub 1900 01 01.
Menga EN, Kebaish KM, Jain A, Carrino JA, Sponseller PD
Spine.. 2014 January 139 (1):104-10. Epub 1900 01 01.
National Complication Rate and Trends in the Management of Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: Analysis of 2,594 Patients
Mesfin A; Jain A; Menga EN.
The Spine Journal. 2012; 12(9): S4.
Li CG, Liang QQ, Zhou Q, Menga E, Cui XJ, Shu B, Zhou CJ, Shi Q, Wang YJ
Spine.. 2009 June 134 (13):1363-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
Cervical Myelopathy (2015)
Chapter: The Role of Total Disk Replacement for the Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy
Authors: Menga EN, Vira S, Bendo JA
Publisher: Jaypee Medical, Philadelphia 2015
The Management of Disorders of the Child's Cervical Spine (2014)
Chapter: Anterior cervical arthrodesis in children
Authors: Menga EN, Ain MC, Sponseller PD
Publisher: Springer, New York 2014
Spine Surgery: Current Concepts and Evidence (2014)
Chapter: Thoracic radiculopathy and myelopathy
Authors: Ponnusamy KE, Menga EN, Khanna AJ
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York 2014
Basic Science of Spinal Diseases (2013)
Chapter: Imaging Of The Intervertebral Disc
Authors: Menga EN, Dewan AK, Khanna AJ
Publisher: Jaypee Medical, New Delhi (India) 2013
Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine (2013)
Chapter: Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction and Repair For Patellar Instability
Authors: Menga EN, Cosgarea AJ
Publisher: Elsevier, New York 2013
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