Dr. Anil K. Sharma is the founder and President of Spine & Pain Centers of New Jersey and New York. He received his fellowship training in Pain Management at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Sharma has been recognized for excellence throughout his career in medicine. After graduating as Valedictorian of his class from MGM Medical College, he received the esteemed Robert Dripps Award for Best Resident at Monmouth Medical Center, where he continues today as Director of Pain Management. Subsequently, Dr. Sharma was named Best Graduating Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. His elite status was confirmed by his rating as a “Top Doc” by New Jersey Monthly magazine from 2011 to 2020, and he was profiled on the front cover in 2014. Castle Connolly also named him as the top doctor in the NY metro area every year since 2014.

Dr. Sharma specializes in the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat spinal pain. He has performed over 70,000 spinal procedures in his 28 years of clinical practice. His expertise ranges from diagnosing complicated and rare cases to pinpointing the source of back, neck, and other chronic pain conditions. He is a leading practitioner of state-of-the-art techniques. He has been on the faculty of several national and international spine meetings and has taught other pain physicians complex and challenging procedures. He has also overseen numerous cadaver courses aimed at teaching new and innovative technologies for treating spinal disorders.

Dr. Sharma is a published author and experienced educator in spine care. He has written chapters in textbooks and has published several review articles in significant spine journals. He recently published several clinical guidelines through the North American Spine Society. The most recent one, which took over 4 years, is “Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain”. Dr. Sharma is a very active member of the North American Spine Society and the International Spine Intervention Society and sits on several key committees.

Dr. Sharma is affiliated with most of the area’s major medical centers. As testimony to his high level of devotion, compassion, and competency, Dr. Sharma’s many patients include medical colleagues and their families, and countless referrals from current and former patients who have found relief of spinal pain through his care.


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


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


General and Orthopedic Surgery, University of Chicago


University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine


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


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


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


Wayne, Clifton, NYC