BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.


Jose Alcibiades Fernandez Abinader, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Boston Medical Center (BMC), as well as an assistant professor and Director of Spine Neurosurgery at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez-Abinader's primary focus is complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, with a particular interest in addressing spinal oncology and performing excisions of intradural tumors. His expertise also encompasses adult degenerative spine conditions, trauma-related spine surgery, spine reconstruction, and deformity-related spine procedures. By combining his proficiency in microsurgical neurosurgical techniques with cutting-edge technology, he provides comprehensive patient care. Dedicated to enhancing medical education and advancing knowledge, he actively participates in resident instruction and scholarly research for the combined BIDMC/BMC Neurosurgical Residency Program. Beyond his specialization in spine surgery, his capabilities include brain tumor resections, aneurysm clippings, transsphenoidal surgeries, brain trauma management, and microvascular decompressions. Dr. Fernandez-Abinader is committed to nurturing the upcoming generation of medical professionals.

  • Primary Location

    725 Albany Street
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Administrative Title

    Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Neurological Surgery, University of Puerto Rico, 2019
  • Fellowship

    Complex Spine, Brown University, 2022
  • Education

    Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), 2005