Faculty List

Robert F. Heary, MDRobert F. Heary, MD

Co-Director, Reynolds Family Spine Laboratory, Director, Spine Center of New Jersey, Professor

Dr. Robert Heary is the Director of the Spine Center of New Jersey and one of the premier physicians in comprehensive spine care providing a full range of conservative and surgical interventions for a wide range of spinal disorders. Dr. Heary earned his medical degree from the University of…Read More

Stella Elkabes, Ph.D.Stella Elkabes, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Reynolds Family Spine Laboratory, Associate Professor

Dr. Elkabes graduated from Bogazici (Bosphorous) University in Istanbul, Turkey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Neuroendocrinology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel where she was awarded the Feinberg Graduate School…Read More

Ira M. Goldstein, M.D.Ira M. Goldstein, M.D.

Director of Neurotrauma, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Ira M. Goldstein is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Goldstein is the Director of Neurotrauma at University Hospital and leads the Spinal Cord Injury Care team. He also provides support for the state-of-the-art Peripheral Nerve Center…Read More

Rachid Assina, M.DRachid Assina, M.D

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Rachid Assina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. He completed his Research Fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery in 2013 at the Spine Institute of New York, Beth Israel Medical Center at The Mount Sinai School of…Read More