Spine Surgeon Joshua S. Rovner, M.D.

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Joshua S. Rovner, M.D.

Spine surgeon Joshua S. Rovner, M.D.

Licensure/Certification

  • Licensed to practice Medicine/Surgery in state NY, NJ
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Board Certified

Hospital Affiliations

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Hoboken University Medical Center
  • ACES Ambulatory Surgical Center

Education

  • Twin Cities Spine Center Minneapolis, MN 2007-2008
    Spine Surgery Fellow
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY 2002-2007
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
  • Suny Downstate Medical School Brooklyn, NY 1998-2002
  • Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 1994-1998
    BA in Biology and Hebraic Studies, Magna Cum Laude
    Graduated with High Honors

Honors and Awards

  • American Medical Student Association Recruitment Award, 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Rutgers University Dean’s List: 7 Semesters
  • Norman and Syril Reitman Pre-Med Scholarship, 1996-1997

Work Experience

  • Research Assistant, New Brunswick, NJ March 1996 – 1998
    Anesthesia Department, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

    • Organize and analyse data for several studies in OB Anesthesia
    • Assist in writing study proposals
    • Prepare projects for publication
  • National Science Foundation Research Fellow New Brunswick, NJ June-September 1997
    Rutgers University Department of Biology/Physiology

    • Researched the role of androgens on exercise endurance in lizards
    • Participated in animal care, data analysis, and preparation of a paper
  • Chapter President – American Medical Student Association Brooklyn, NY August 1999-2000
    • Organized several community health fairs
    • Organized lectures, dinners and social events for students
    • Increased membership from 30 to 250 in one year as president
    • Brought chapter out of debt and into financial solvency

Publications

  • Epidural Block for Cesarean Section: Comparison of Epidural Catheter Injection of Local Anesthetic with Gravity Flow Technique. Cohen s, Pantuck CB, Pantuck EJ, Amar D, Rovner JS, Cohen A. Poster Presentation/Abstract Anesth Analg 86:S364, 1998
  • Can Prophylactic Epidural Blood Patch Reduce the Incidence and Severity of Postpartum Dural Puncture Headache in Obstetrics? Lowenwirt I, Cohen S, Zephyr J, Hamer R, Hronkova B, Rovner JS. Anesth Analg 86:S378, 1998
  • A Comparison of Infection Rates in Minimally Invasive vs. Open TLIF’s: A Single Surgeon Retrospective Review. Rovner JS, Schwender J, Mullaney K, Pinto M, Garvey T. Abstract Spine Journal 8:S9-10, 2008
  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Lumbar Facet Joint as an Incidental Finding: A Case report. Rovner J, Yaghoubian A, Gott M, Tindel N. Spine 33:E656-E658, 2008
  • Lumbar Scheurmann’s Kyphosis – article published on www.understandspinesurgery.com

Presentations

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Grand Rounds Montefiore Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Department 2005
  • Outcomes of Percutaneous Balloon Kyhoplasty vs non-operative management of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: Should Kyphoplasty be the new Standard of Care. Montefiore Medical Center Richard Selznick Memorial Lecture June 14, 2006
  • A Comparison of Infection Rate in Minimally Invasive vs. Open TLIF’s: A Single Surgeon Retrospective review Podium presentation at NASS annual meeting Toronto Canada 2008
  • A Comparison of Infection Rate in Minimally Invasive vs. Open TLIF’s: A Single Surgeon Retrospective review Podium presentation at IMAST Meeting Hong Kong, China 2008
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty for Vertebral Compression Fractures – Presentation for Hoboken University Medical Center Emergency Medicine Department February 2009

Education

  • Undergraduate – Rutgers University, BA in Biology and Hebraic Studies, Magna Cum Laude Graduated with High Honors
  • Medical – Suny Downstate Medical School
  • Residency – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowship – Twin Cities Spine Center