Your Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

6Board-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: St. Joseph`s University Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital–NYC, The Valley Hospital, Holy Name Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston.

Awards: America’s Top Spine Surgeons, New York/New Jersey Top Doctors, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; NJ Favorite Kids’ Doctor, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Locations: Wayne, Clifton, NYC

Dr. Arash Emami is nationally recognized as a pioneer and a highly accomplished orthopedic spine surgeon in both operative and nonsurgical treatment of adult and pediatric spinal disorders. He is boardcertified and fellowship-trained in both Orthopedic Surgery and Spinal Surgery and specializes in major spinal disorders as well as complex spinal reconstructive surgery. Dr. Emami achieved a significant milestone as the first spine surgeon in New Jersey to successfully perform cervical and lumbar disc arthroplasty, offering patients innovative alternatives to traditional fusion procedures, and he has been pushing the boundaries of effective orthopedic treatments ever since.

As one of the first surgeons in the state to introduce minimally-invasive spinal surgery, Dr. Emami has been dedicated to revolutionizing spinal treatments with groundbreaking techniques and research. His novel research and original publications on the safety of outpatient spinal surgeries have earned him widespread recognition. Doing his part in ensuring that the field of orthopedic surgery continues to evolve for the better, Dr. Emami has trained and mentored hundreds of orthopedic surgeons and shared his knowledge and novel surgical techniques through hundreds of presentations at scientific meetings worldwide.

Dr. Emami's impressive credentials include serving as the Chairman of Orthopedics and Chief of Spine Surgery at St. Joseph's University Medical Center, where he continues to bring exceptional care to his patients. He also holds the esteemed position of Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Seton Hall University.

His exceptional skills and contributions have earned him a place in the media spotlight, with features on major networks such as ABC, CBS, and HBO, as well as The Star Ledger. Dr. Emami's dedication to patient care and excellence in his field have led to prestigious recognitions, including being recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly for 18 consecutive years and for nine years by New Jersey Monthly.

Beyond his accolades, Dr. Emami has also had the privilege of being the treating physician and spine surgeon for numerous professional hockey and football players, solidifying his reputation as a trusted expert among athletes. As a founder of both University Spine Center and OrthoEast, Dr. Emami takes great pride in surrounding himself with highly skilled and committed surgical colleagues. In his own words, “our goal is to make people feel better and return to a life without pain, when surgery is the only option, our success rate is exemplary.”

With Dr. Arash Emami, you can be confident that you are in the care of a visionary and compassionate spine surgeon who continues to redefine the boundaries of spinal treatment. Dr. Emami is currently accepting new patients at the Wayne, Clifton, and Manhattan OrthoEast offices.