Dr. Assina specializes in Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery with a special interest in the treatment of spinal tumors and scoliosis. Dr. Assina’s practice approach centers on a comprehensive integrated approach to the development and implementation of a plan of care for the full range of spine conditions. He provides state-of-the-art treatment, restoring back health and enabling patients to lead full lives.
As a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. Assina performs the most innovative surgical techniques, including minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, artificial disc replacement, image-guided scoliosis correction, and laser-assisted tumor surgery to achieve the best results for his patients.
Dr. Assina spend five and half years as an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers Neurosurgery Department teaching residents and has performed there more than 1000 spinal and cranial neurosurgical procedures. Dr. Assina is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgical residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where he performed more than 1500 procedures as a resident. He completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Spine Institute of New York and Beth Israel Medical Center performing more than 350 spine surgeries.
Prior to his medical training, Dr. Assina received his Bachelors in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and was a practicing Pharmacist before he left to pursue a neurosurgical career. He has been actively involved in research and has 18 academic manuscripts, four book chapters and dozens of abstracts to his credit. He is a founder of a Nonprofit organization that perform scoliosis surgery in the underserved areas of Africa.
Dr. Assina is fluent in Arabic and French and is committed to providing outstanding, expedient, compassionate and technologically sophisticated care and expertise to his patients.