Kenneth Rieger, MD


Spine - Open Repair & Reconstruction Surgery

New Jersey Spine Center

40 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928

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Phone: 973-635-0800



Practicing spine surgery at New Jersey Spine Center this past 13 years has taught me the importance of the physician/patient relationship for successful outcomes. I embrace my patients with compassion, treat them with respect and provide enough information so they are educated, well prepared and comfortable as they embark on their journey with me.

Utilizing current surgical techniques and emerging technology, I specialize in all aspects of spine surgery encompassing the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Treating injuries that range from herniated discs to acute fractures and from tumors to scoliosis, I am conservative by nature and all non-operative options are exhausted. Every opinion I render must pass the ultimate test: is this what I would recommend for my own family? When I am not with my patients, I enjoy my time with my family, creating memories that will last a lifetime. In recent years I have participated in several triathlons, and in 2018, completed an IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon.

Growing up in Pennsylvania, I attended Johns Hopkins University where I earned my B.S. in biomedical engineering. I obtained my medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where I was invited to remain for an orthopedic residency and served as chief resident. I then participated in a fellowship program dedicated entirely to spine surgery at Norton Leatherman in Louisville, Kentucky. I have been recognized by Castle Connolly Ltd. as a Top Doctor: New York Metro Area and honored by my peers for nine consecutive years as a New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor.

DR. KENNETH RIEGER is a Bone & Joint Select Surgeon honoree for being one of New Jersey’s top spine open repair and reconstruction surgeons.