Spinal surgery is a rapidly evolving specialty with new treatments continually becoming available. As an academic spine surgeon at the New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Michael Vives stays on the forefront of these new treatments so that patients have access to the contemporary, yet proven techniques. He works closely with teams of physicians that include rehabilitation specialists (Physiatrists), Therapists, Pain Management experts, and Neurologists to coordinate a patient's treatment regimen.

Dr. Michael Vives has extensive experience in the operative and nonoperative treatment for a wide range of spinal disorders including disc herniations, spinal stenosis, disc degeneration, scoliosis, spinal fractures/spinal cord injury, and spinal tumors. In addition to his own clinical and research experience, his positions on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and his Chairmanship of the Scientific Program for Spine at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provide him a unique perspective on the spectrum of treatments available.

Dr. Colin Harris specializes in all aspects of spine care primarily focusing on adult and adolescent spine pathology. He has a special interest in revision spine surgery, spinal deformity, and minimally invasive and lateral access surgery, and is active in research and teaching. He believes in formulating a specialized treatment plan for each individual patient focusing on less invasive treatment methods whenever possible, but is trained on the most proven and modern treatment methods for patients with more severe problems when surgery is recommended.








Michael Vives
Michael J. Vives, MD

Chief, Division of Spine Surgery

Colin Harris, MD
Colin Harris, MD
Assistant Professor