Alfred K. Hicks, D.O.

  • Office:860-347-7636
  • Fax:860-894-1894

Specialties

  • Non-surgical, Minimally Invasive & Traditional Neck, Spine & Back Surgery

 

  • Treatment of Herniated Discs, Spinal Deformities & Traumatic Spinal Injury
Biography, Education/Training & Professional Achievements

BIOGRAPHY

  • Dr. Alfred Hicks, D.O. received his medical degree from Midwestern University in the greater Chicago area and completed his residency in Orthopedic surgery at Peninsula Hospital, a member of the LIJ Health system on Long Island, New York. He then went on to complete a fellowship in spinal surgery at the renowned Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky. At the Leatherman Spine Institute both neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons are mentors allowing for a well rounded surgical and non-surgical education.
  • Dr. Hicks specializes in all aspects of non-surgical and surgical care of the adult and pediatric spine. His scope of surgical practice includes minimally invasive procedures, surgery on the cervical and lumbar spine including artificial disc replacement, spinal deformity including scoliosis, traumatic injuries of the spine, tumor and infection.
  • After fellowship, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. He was a staff Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In 2010-2011 he served a tour of duty in South Helmand province at Bastion Hospital where he performed over 450 surgeries on victims of improvised explosive devices, gunshots and a wide variety of other injuries.
  • He brings to the region his expertise and experience. Dr. Hicks likes being in his woodshop, skiing, and hiking. He and his wife, Jeanette, have 4 children who enjoy travel and live music together.

EDUCATION

  • Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, GPA 3.9 - 2003
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. - Master of Science, Human Physiology and Biophysics - 1997
  • University at Albany, Albany, NY - Bachelor of Arts, History and Biology - 1995

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Orthopedic Associates of Middletown 2015 - Present
  • Spine Fellow - Leatherman Spine Center/University of Louisville, KY - 2009
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency - Peninsula Hospital, North Shore Long Island Health System, NY - 2008
  • Traditional Rotating Internship - Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL - 2004
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon - New England Neck and Spine, Nashua, New Hampshire - Jan 2014 – July 2016
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon - Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune, North Carolina - Dec 2009 – Dec 2013
  • Deployed Orthopedic Surgeon - Camp Bastion Hospital, South Helmand, Afghanistan - Aug 2010 – April 2011

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

  • State of New Hampshire Medical License - 2013 - Present
  • State of New York Medical License - 2006 - Present
  • State of Kentucky Medical License - 2006 - Present
  • State of Indiana Medical License - 2003 - 2004
  • State of Illinois Medical License - 2003 - 2004
  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Certificate Orthopedic Surgery 5/17 - 12/27

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics

PUBLICATIONS

  • Jacobs, N., Rourke, K., Rutherford, J., Hicks, A., Smith, S.R.C., Templeton, P., Adams, S.A., Jansen, J.O. “Lower limb injuries caused by improvised explosive devices: Proposed ‘Bastion classification’ and prospective validation.” Injury. 2012. May 19.
  • Rourke, K., Hicks, A., Templeton, P.A. “The Camp Bastion Experience of Traumatic Limb Amputation.” J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 94-B:(Supp XXXII) 29.
  • Pandya, A., Hicks, A., Coates, P., Jacobs, N., Hawker, J., “A Study of the Associated Incidence and Pattern of Upper Limb Trauma in Bilateral Lower Limb Amputations on Op Herrick – An Analysis of 221 Consecutive Cases.” J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 94-B:(Supp XXXII) 23.
  • Fay, M.J., Karathanasis, G.A., Leong, J.R., Hicks, A., Pherson, K. and Husain A. “Analysis of Cullin-5/VACM-1 mRNA expression in breast epithelial cells, breast cancer cell lines and both normal and tumor tissues.” Invitro Cellular and Developmental Biology. 2002. Vol. 38, p. 14-A.
  • Husain, A. Hicks, A. and Fay, M.J. “Expression of vasopressin-activated calcium mobilizing receptor (VACM-1/Cullin-5) mRNA in human breast epithelial cells and breast cancer cell lines.” The FASEB Journal, 2001. Vol. 15 (4), p. 123-124.

RESEARCH & PRESENTATIONS

  • Grand Rounds Series, Bastion Hospital, South Helmand, Afghanistan - Bastion Hospital Amputation Protocol - March 2011
  • Research Project/Presentation, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Lexington, KY - The Results of Neurology Consultation in Idiopathic Toe Walking - June 2006
  • Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University of Kentucky - Pediatric Spine Trauma - May 2006
  • Oleika Lecture Series, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Lexington, KY - Idiopathic Scoliosis, Congenital Tibial Pseudo Arthrosis, and Leg Length Discrepancy - April 2006
  • Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, North Shore Long Island Health System, NY - Orthopaedic Spine Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer - December 2005
  • Research Assistant, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine - Explored Cullin-5/VACM-1 in cancerous breast cells versus normalbreast cells. - 2000 - 2001

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Human Biology Instructor, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY - 1997 - 1999
  • Anatomy and Physiology Instructor, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Newburgh, NY - 1998 - 1999

MILITARY SERVICE

  • Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy - 1999 - 2013
  • Orthopedic Surgical Department Clerkship, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland - October 2002
  • Orthopedic Surgical Department Clerkship, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Virginia - June 2002
  • Graduate of Officer Indoctrination School “with Distinction”, Newport, RI - June 2000
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