Grigory Goldberg, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery. He is an expert in all aspects of spine surgery, including degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, tumors, fractures, infections, and revision of the back and neck.

Dr. Goldberg’s goal is to restore the patient back to a functioning level using the most current treatment options that are available. Even though he is a renowned spine surgeon, Dr. Goldberg considers himself more of a spine specialist. This doesn’t always mean surgery.

“Not every patient is going to need surgery – especially not right away,” Dr. Goldberg explains. “Before I recommend surgery, it’s usually after all non-surgical options have failed.”

To this end, Dr. Goldberg works with other spine specialists in the community, such as pain management doctors, neurologists, physical therapists and chiropractors to maximize the success of non-operative treatment.

When surgery is the recommendation, Dr. Goldberg’s mission is to do the least amount of surgery for the maximum outcome. He has extensive  experience in the field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Motion Preserving Spine Surgery and is trained in the latest surgical techniques to address a wide spectrum of spine diseases.

Dr. Goldberg has authored various book chapters concerning the treatment methods of various spine disorders and has published and presented extensively in the field of spinal surgery and joint replacement.   Dr. Goldberg helped develop and pioneered  the most advanced procedures in the field of spine surgery and has invented and hold patents for a number of medical devices.

In addition, Dr. Goldberg was recently named as a  Select Surgeon in Bone and Joint Surgery by the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. He has also been chosen to receive the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, as well as a Dexur Top 10 Spine Surgeons in New Jersey and the Dexur Top Spine Surgeon in Monmouth County.

head shot of orthopedic spine surgeon dr. grigory goldbert

Dr. Goldberg received his B.A. with honors from New York University, and went on to complete his medical degree at the State University of New York Medical School. Dr. Goldberg completed both his internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia. Dr. Goldberg completed his fellowship training in Spine surgery at the prestigious Leatherman Spine Institute.

Staff Appointments
  • Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
  • Carepoint Christ Hospital, Jersey City, NJ
  • Centra State Medical Center, Freehold, NJ
  • Meadowlands Hospital, Secaucus, NJ
  • Robert Wood Johnson, Hamilton, NJ
Licenses & Memberships
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
    State of New Jersey
  • AAOS
Honors, Awards & Citations
  • OITE Academic Achievement Award (2004, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital)
  • Cum Laude (2000, Downstate Medical Center)
  • Honors in fourth year clinical rotations in Orthopedic Surgery (2000, Downstate Medical Center)
  • Founders Day Award (2000, Downstate Medical Center)
  • Magna Cum Laude (1996, New York University)
  • Academic Achievement in Psychology Award (1996, New York University)
  • Governor’s Scholarship (1992, New York University)

1. Goldberg G., Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Wharton N. Short-term comparison of cervical fusion with static and dynamic plating using computerized motion analysis.  Spine 32(13): E371-5, 2007 Jun 1.

2. Goldberg G., Vaccaro AR. Laparoscopic Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Informa Healthcare 2007:  211-221

3. Shields, DC, Khoo LT, Goldberg G, Vaccaro AR.  Anatomical Approaches for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.  Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Informa Healthcare 2007:  1-13

4. Goldberg G., Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG. Cervical Fractures in Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis vs. Ankylosing Spondylitis:  Diagnosis and Management. Poster Presentation, AAOS Meeting, 2006

5. Parvizi J. Kim K1, Goldberg G., Mallo G., Hozack WJ.  Recurrent instability after total hip arthroplasty:  beware of subtle component malpositioning.  Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research 447:60-5, 2006 Jun.

6. Vaccaro AR., Baron EM, Goldberg G. et al. Reliability of a novel classification system for thoracolumbar injuries:  The Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Score.  Spine.31 (11 Suppl): @62-9; discussion Ss104, 2006 May 15.

7. Goldberg G., Hozack W. Modular Stems for Revision of Periprosthetic Hip Fractures:  Indications and Technique.  Seminars in Arthroplasty.  March 2006, 17(I):15-17.

8. Goldberg G., Hilibrand A.  Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.  Operative Techniques in Orthopedics:  Novel Techniques in Spine Surgery; 13(3) 188-194, 2003