Neurosurgeon in Morristown, New Jersey (NJ)

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John J. Knightly MD



  • Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists: Main Office
    310 Madison Avenue, Suite 300
    Morristown, New Jersey, 07960 - United States
    Phone: 973-285-7800
  • ANS: Neptune
    3700 Route 33, Suite B
    Neptune, New Jersey, 07753 - United States
    Phone: 732-455-8225

About Our Practice

Contact Us Today Dr. John Knightly received his Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and his MD from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. His post-graduate training and residency training were completed at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Knightly completed a research fellowship in the surgical neurology branch of the National Institutes of Health and in pediatric neurosurgery at The Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed advanced training in trauma at the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, Dr. Knightly completed a Fellowship in Complex Spine with Dr. Volker Sonntag at The Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He achieved Board Certification in 1998 from the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Knightly has been a leading proponent and developer of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques. In addition to his clinical expertise in spine surgery, he also has a strong interest in neurotrauma. He is a co-founder and director of the Concussion Center at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Knightly is the Director of Neurosurgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital and the Vice-Chairman of Atlantic Health Institute, where he also serves as the Medical Director of the neuro-spine team. Dr. Knightly’s areas of clinical interest include complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, tumors of the spine, endoscopic neurosurgery and trauma. He is one of the few doctors on the East Coast to work with the revolutionary tool, the CyberKnife®. The CyberKnife® enables physicians to treat certain previously inoperable tumors. He is a member of the North American Spine Society as well as a member of the Joint Sections of Spine and Peripheral Nerve and Neurotrauma and American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Knightly is a frequent lecturer on spinal surgical techniques. He has written and published many articles which detail complex spine management. Contact Us Today

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Tumor / Infection
  • AANS-CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Hospital Affiliations
  • Overlook Hospital, Summit NJ
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown NJ
  • Somerset Medical Center, Somerville NJ area
  • Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ

John J. Knightly MD has 2 locations.