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

I am board-certified in neurosurgery and fellowship-trained in complex spine. I specialize in complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, stereotactic Cyber knife radio-surgery, tumors of the spine, deformity and trauma.

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College and my medical degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. I finished my post-graduate and residency training at the Bethesda Naval Hospital and fellowships at the National Institutes of Health (surgical neurology research) and The Children’s Hospital in Boston (pediatric neurology). I completed a fellowship in complex spine at The Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and advanced training in trauma at the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore.

In addition to being director of ANS's Spine Center and Concussion Center, I serve as director of neurosurgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital and the vice-chairman of Atlantic Health Institute, where I serve as medical director of the neuro-spine team. I also serve as co-founder and director of the Concussion Center at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute.

Named one of the “20 Surgeon Leaders in Independent Spine & Neurosurgical Groups” by Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review, I am consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and New Jersey and am included in “Who’s Who in America.” The former neuro-trauma consultant for the National Football League and New York Jets, I frequently lecture and publish articles on spinal surgical techniques and quality improvement in neurosurgery.

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  • 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
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown NJ
  • Somerset Medical Center, Somerville NJ area
  • Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ

John J. Knightly MD has 2 locations.