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Kenneth K. Hansraj '80, MD

Alumni Success Story

Kenneth K. Hansraj

Alumnus Combats Spinal Problems

Kenneth K. Hansraj ’80, MD, Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon, believes in relieving or preventing the neck and back pain associated with prolonged desk sitting and other unnatural repetitive positions at the workplace before an invasive spinal procedure becomes necessary. Patients from all over the world are treated at his practice, the New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine of Poughkeepsie, a center of spinal information, therapy and surgery.

Dr. Hansraj’s newest book, Keys to An Amazing Life: Secrets of the Cervical Spine (Dee Dee LLC), addresses the epidemic of spinal conditions affecting the public. He outlines strategies to improve spinal health and explains how a person’s mental, emotional, and physical habits are interconnected.

In November 2014 Dr. Hansraj performed a study on the impact of good posture on the pressures seen by the neck. The study was covered by almost every global news outlet.

Dr. Hansraj knew at a young age that he wanted to be a surgeon. Born in Guyana, he graduated from Clarkstown South High School at age 15 and enrolled in RCC’s Honors program. “I’m really grateful for the mentoring I received from Professor Jim Thelen,” he said. During his time at RCC, he volunteered in the operating room at Downstate Medical Center.

Upon graduating RCC, Dr. Hansraj went on to earn a BS at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a master’s degree at Columbia University, and his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. In his mission to optimize physical and mental health in the work place, Dr. Hansraj helped design a state-of-the art “green” building, the Landworks Professional Center in Fishkill, NY, that maximizes fresh air, natural light and views of nature.

Dr. Hansraj runs his practice with his wife, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist Marcia D. Griffin-Hansraj, D.O. They live in Congers with their son.

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