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 and lumbar disc replacements.

Dr. Emami is also currently the director of spine surgery at St. Joseph`s University Medical Center, a clinical professor at Seton Hall University and the Chairman of orthopedics at St. Joseph`s University 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 has also been the treating physician and spine surgeon to many professional hockey and football players. Since his fellowship, Dr. Emami has traveled internationally to further enhance and teach complex spinal procedures and minimally invasive surgery techniques.


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