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Your Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco, Orthopedic Surgery and Spinal Surgery

Internship/Residency: General and Orthopedic Surgery, University of Chicago

MD: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Member: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, Society of Lateral Spine Surgery, Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery, New Jersey Orthopedic Society, New Jersey Spine Surgery Society

Affiliations: Holy Name Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, St. Barnabas Health System

Awards: America’s Top Spine Surgeons, New York/New Jersey Top Doctors

Arash Emami, MD, is the founder and CEO of University Spine Center and a nationally renowned, board-certified spine surgeon fully versed in operative and nonsurgical treatment of adult and pediatric spinal disorders. As a leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Emami is recognized with original publications on safety of outpatient spinal surgeries and has made hundreds of presentations at scientific meetings worldwide. He was the first spine surgeon in New Jersey to perform cervical discectomy and lumbar disc arthroplasty.

Dr. Emami is also currently the director of spine surgery at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, a clinical professor at Seton Hall University and the chairman of orthopedics at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ.

He has been featured in the media on the ABC, CBS and HBO television networks as well as The Star Ledger. He has been recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s New York/New Jersey Top Doctors every year since 2005 and has earned distinction as one of America’s Top Spine Surgeons for the Consumer’s Research Council. Dr. Emami is also a consulting team physician for the NY Rangers professional hockey team. Since his fellowship, Dr. Emami has traveled internationally to further enhance his knowledge of complex spinal procedures and minimally invasive surgery techniques.


J. Kistle
We traveled 1800 miles from Colorado to have Dr. Emami do my lumbar surgery because he is the only one I trust.

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