He is trained in all areas of spine surgery, and has extensive experience with minimally invasive as well as traditional open spine surgery. He treats various spine conditions, including degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, tumors, fractures, infections, and deformities. He graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University, where he was ranked first in his class.
While a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. He scored in the top 1% of all applicants on his medical boards. During his residency at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, he was chief resident in his last year. For over three years he served as the in-house physician for Madison Square Garden and had the opportunity to treat professional athletes and performers.
Dr. Landa is also a physician scientist who has published and presented extensively in orthopaedic and spine surgery. During college he was selected for an NIH grant to study central nervous system tumors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he published findings that led to advancements in the treatment of brain and spinal cancer. He completed an additional year-long research fellowship in orthopaedic biomechanics at the Musculoskeletal Research Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and won an award for the best research project upon graduation. He has been granted numerous awards for his clinical excellence as well.
He was honored with the Patient's Choice Award for excellence in clincal practice and a Compassionate Doctor Recognition twice. He also has been elected as a Leading Physician of the World by the International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has studied spine surgery throughout the United States as well as abroad, has been invited as a guest lecturer on minimally invasive spine surgery in China. He routinely has physicians from across the country and the world come and observe his techniques. He is a member of a number of professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons (AANS), and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS).