Virtua's Spine Panel is comprised of Virtua surgeons who set standards, monitor quality, and drive the excellent outcomes of the spine program.
Orin Atlas, MD , received his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He was appointed chief resident and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Atlas is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.
Luis A. Cervantes, MD , is board certified in neurosurgery. He received his medical degree from the National University of Mexico Medical School. He completed residencies in general surgery at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and in clinical neurology and neurosurgery at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Lawrence S. Deutsch, MD , earned his medical degree from the State University of New York School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, New York. Dr. Deutsch also completed fellowships in orthopedic surgery and pediatric orthopedics, also at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.
Steven Kirshner, MD, earned his medical degree in orthopedic surgery at Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He completed a residency and internship in orthopedic surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Kirshner also completed a fellowship in advanced spine surgery at the Texas Spine Institute. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.
William Mitchell, MD , is a board certified neurological surgeon. He graduated from Harvard University before completing his medical degree at the University of Southern California. He completed his residency training at Thomas Jefferson University and a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in minimally invasive approaches and techniques in the treatment of spinal disorders. He served as the director of spinal surgery at the NJ Neuroscience Institute from 2002-2007. He is actively involved in organized medicine serving on the Board of Directors of the North American Spine Society as well as serving as the Annual Program Meeting Chair for 2008. He has taught numerous local and national courses in minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Kamaldeep Momi, MD , graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, an internship at Beth Israel Medical Center and a fellowship in spine surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Dr. Momi is board certified in orthopedic surgery.
Joan O'Shea, MD , is board certified in neurosurgery. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York School of Medicine. She completed a neurosurgical residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she also served as chief resident in neurosurgery. Dr. O'Shea is trained in both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery. She completed fellowships in orthopedic spinal surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases and at Beth Israel Medical Center Spine Institute.
James Sanfilippo, MD, earned his medical degree from UMDNJ-NJ Medical School. He completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.
Tariq S. Siddiqi, MD , is co-director of the spine program at Virtua. He is a graduate of the University of Karachi in Pakistan. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at Kings County Hospital, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York; Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia; and at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He also completed a residency in neurology at Hahnemann University Hospital and a residency in neurosurgery at Temple University Hospital. Board certified in neurosurgery, Dr. Siddiqi is also an assistant professor of neurological surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.
Mark Testaiuti, MD , graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He completed a neurosurgical residency and advanced spine training at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York where he served as chief resident of neurosurgery. Dr. Testaiuti is a board-certified neurosurgeon. Dr.Testaiuti has been chief of neurosurgery at UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and co-director of Cooper's/Shriners Hospital spine fellowship program.