Joan F. O’Shea, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Orthopaedic Spine Specialist
A board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in orthopaedic spine surgery, Dr. Joan O’Shea has dedicated her career to treating spinal disorders. She earned her medical degree at State University of New York, Upstate Health Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. O’Shea completed an orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship after full neurosurgical training, performing innovative, state of the art procedures in residency and neurosurgical programs, at some of the world’s most distinguished spine surgery centers: Mount Sinai Medical Center NYC, NY Hospital for Joint Diseases and The Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center. During her fellowships, Dr. O’Shea worked as an assistant physician under the direction of Dr. Michael Neuwirth, Gloria Estefan’s surgeon and also with Dr. Martin Camins, former New York Jet defensive lineman Dennis Byrd’s surgeon.
With an exemplary reputation for innovation in her field, earned through her world-class training, Dr. O’Shea’s conservative approach to treating symptoms and conditions in the management of back, neck and spine pain, have contributed towards over twenty years of clinical expertise, using the most advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques in the country. Implementing innovative, minimally invasive surgical skills, maintaining the anatomy of core muscles, supports her philosophy of and belief in the importance of a strong body core. Dr. O’Shea’s caring bedside manner, superior knowledge of spine health and close involvement in every stage of patient care, have earned her the respect and admiration of colleagues and patients throughout the nation.
Dr. O’Shea practiced neurosurgery at Cooper Trauma and Medical Center in Camden, NJ. Introducing innovative treatment solutions, she founded and practices at The Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey in Marlton, NJ, which she opened in 2001, specializing in elective degenerative treatments such as minimally invasive lower back fusions and artificial disc replacement surgery. Dr. O’Shea opened the first outpatient ambulatory spine surgery center in South Jersey in 2005. For over fifteen years, she has been a lecturer and invited instructor to neurosurgeons at the Annual American Association of Neurologic Surgeons Meeting, teaching neurosurgeons state of the art minimally invasive spine procedures. She now lectures for NASS, teaching spine surgeons from around the country how to do same day spine surgery.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Back, Neck and Spine opinions, evaluations and minimally invasive surgery
Back Sprains and Strains
President and Founder, The Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey
President, South Jersey Surgical Center
First elected by peers spinal surgeon, Chief of Spine at Virtua Health System
Attending Neurosurgeon, Virtua Hospital
M.D., SUNY, Upstate Health Center, Syracuse, NY
Mount Sinai Medical Center NYC
Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship, NY Hospital for Joint Diseases
The Spine Institute of New York at the Beth Israel Medical Center
Honors & Awards
Amongst “208 Spine Surgeons and Specialists to Know” April 2012 in Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine, and Pain Management Review
Named Top Ten Women Spine Surgeons in US – Becker Orthopedic Review September 2011
Named top 100 Spine Surgeons in US in Becker Orthopedic in 2010
Top Doc Philadelphia and SJ Magazines 2002-2013
American Association of Neurologic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Neurosurgeons
American Medical Association
Women in Neurosurgery
New Jersey Neurosurgical Society
New Jersey Spine Society
Medical Society of New Jersey
Burlington County Medical Society
Camden County Medical Society