Robert A. Cheney, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 4.79 (29 patient reviews and ratings)
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Back, General Orthopaedics, Neck, Spine

Dr. Robert Cheney joined The Bone & Joint Center in 1996 and specializes in spine surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Cheney is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a clinical assistant professor with the department of orthopaedic surgery at Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Cheney is married with four children and is very active in local youth lacrosse and soccer community programs as well as a family developed and run charitable organization to assist cystic fibrosis patients and their families in the community.

“Very efficient staff. I was apprehensive but overall everything turned out better than expected.”
– Tyler L.
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"Dr. Cheney has always given me appropriate treatment and made me feel like a valued patient." – Robert M.
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"Dr. Cheney is the best doctor I have ever been to. He is thorough, knowledgeable, pleasant, and has been treating me for 20 years. I would never go to another orthopaedic doctor ever." – Suzanne C.
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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • General Surgery Internship: Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Akron General Medical Center/Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH
  • Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • Crawford Campbell Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Medical Society of the County of Albany
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society


  • Recognized as "Best Doctors in the Capital Region," 2012

Staff Appointments

  • Albany Medical Center: Associate Clinical Instructor – Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital


(518) 489-2666
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