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Andrew A. Brief, MD, FAAOS
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Andrew Brief is proud to bring his experience and expertise in orthopedics to the Ridgewood Orthopedic Group. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric foot and ankle reconstruction, as well as in all aspects of general orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Brief previously practiced in Englewood and Teaneck, NJ and was an attending surgeon at Englewood Hospital, Holy Name Hospital, and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Brief did his orthopedic internship and residency training at the NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. He attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY and graduated college from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He hails originally from West Nyack, NY.

Dr. Brief specializes in the care and management of sports injuries, complex fractures, non-unions, and arthritis. He is also amongst the first surgeons in the state of New Jersey to employ such cutting-edge techniques as platelet rich plasma injections, stem cell bone grafting, cartilage restoration techniques, and total ankle replacement. He has also published multiple research papers in leading orthopedic journals, and has presented his research findings at several national orthopedic conferences. In private practice, Dr. Brief continues to pursue his academic and research interests with mentors at the Hospital for Special Surgery and via the design and implementation of new orthopedic surgical equipment and techniques.


  • Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Medical: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York


  • General Surgery Internship: NYU Medical Center, New York, New York
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: NYU Medical Center – Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery, New York, New York

Licensure / Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • License to Practice Medicine in New Jersey and New York

Dr. Brief in the News

  • Nets Lose Rising Rookie Hollis-Jefferson Indefinitely | Read Article »
  • Mets’ Santana Needs Surgery; Next Season in Jeopardy
  • Yankees’ Joba Could be Out for Year After ‘Very Significant’ Ankle Injury
  • People to Watch: 15 Professionals Making a Difference in Health | Read Article »
  • Orthopedic Surgeon Performs The Valley Hospital's First Total Ankle Replacement Surgery
  • Holy Name Hospital Performs First Total Ankle Replacement in Bergen County
  • Blow to Chien: A KO Until September | Read Article »
  • High Fusion Rate Seen After Two Screw Fixation Technique for Ankle Arthrodesis


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