Department Overview

The Department of Neurosurgery at Rutgers Health and RWJBarnanbas Health provides comprehensive adult and pediatric neurosurgical services for conditions relating to the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Led by expert faculty physicians affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and RWJBarnabas Health, our team of specialists works collaboratively with other specialties to ensure the highest quality of care, even for the most complex cases.

About the Chair

Justin Sambol, MD, MBA, FACS, is the interim chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sambol holds leadership positions at both medical schools and is Chief Medical Officer for Rutgers Health Practices. He oversees the development of a physician and advanced practice provider workforce plan for the medical schools in partnership with the Clinical Department Chairs and RWJBarnabas Health. The workforce plan encompasses existing clinical faculty recruitment commitments and informs future clinical recruitments across the combined medical group.

Dr. Sambol also is a physician leader for managed care strategy, standardization of clinical practice policies and procedures, and overall support and coordination of the clinical practices. Prior to assuming this role, he served as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at New Jersey Medical School since 2015.