SOS Welcomes Dr. Jessica Albanese to the SOS Neck & Back Team

SOS Welcomes Dr. Jessica Albanese to the SOS Neck & Back Team

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) is pleased to announce Jessica R. Albanese, MD, will be joining the SOS Neck & Back Team. A fellowship trained spine surgeon she will join a team of experts who use a team approach to diagnose and care for spinal conditions and injuries.

Prior to joining SOS, Dr. Albanese completed a fellowship in adult spine surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and received her medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Albanese received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude. She has held several leadership positions during her academic career and presented at many conferences. Dr. Albanese is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, Association of Women Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.

“SOS is thrilled to welcome Dr. Albanese to our practice,” stated Mike Humphrey, CEO, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists. “She has received outstanding training in spine care at prestigious institutions and her skill and expertise will be of great benefit to patients needing neck and back care in Central New York.”

Dr. Albanese brings a unique perspective to SOS. Initially she thought of focusing on geriatric care for her medical career. As she began anatomy labs and working with her hands, she realized she “enjoyed the focus on biomechanics and fell in love with surgery. The spine offers interesting, complex problems and we’re able to provide solutions for many patients, not only pain management.” Her early work in geriatrics enables her to connect with the many older adults she sees with aging-related spinal issues.

Dr. Albanese is also one of a growing number of female orthopedic surgeons. In 2022, Medscape’s Physician Compensation Report indicated that the percentage of female orthopedic surgeons was at its highest at 9%. She credits her mentor Dr. Melissa Erickson at Duke University for inspiring her. “I was drawn to SOS because of the great spine team they have, and the longevity of their surgeons’ tenure speaks to their overall excellent reputation as an orthopedic provider, but I also value their outstanding commitment to the community,” she commented.

Dr. Albanese is accepting new patients. She will be seeing patients at the Camillus, North Syracuse, and DeWitt office locations. Appointments can be made by calling 315-251-3232 or visiting

About Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists is Central New York’s regional leader in providing quality, total orthopedic care to patients. Founded in 1999, its team of experienced orthopedic physicians and support staff offer state-of-the-art medical care, from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery. SOS has more than 25 physicians and employs approximately 700 additional staff. Its corporate headquarters are in East Syracuse, and it has several locations serving area patients, including, Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Liverpool, and North Syracuse. Additionally, SOS operates the Specialists’ One-Day Surgery Center in Syracuse, SOS Orthopedic & Sports Therapy with multiple locations, and SOS Plus, an walk-in orthopedic care center for urgent injuries in Dewitt. For more information, visit

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