Kenneth J. Rieger, M.D.


Dr. Kenneth J. Rieger is a fellowship trained spine surgeon, specializing in the treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Committed to a patient-centered and conservative approach in the treatment of spinal pathology, Dr. Rieger works with his New Jersey Spine Center associates, as well as the patient’s other care providers, to offer a personalized and balanced treatment regimen.

Dr. Rieger earned an undergraduate degree with honors from The Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in biomedical engineering. He was awarded a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, where he also completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery. In his final year of residency, Dr. Rieger served as Chief Resident and received the Harold M. Dick award for excellence in orthopedics. Following his residency training, Dr. Rieger completed the Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Fellowship in Louisville, KY.

Dr. Rieger is trained in all aspects of adult and pediatric spine surgery, with special interests including degenerative diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, tumors, fractures, infections, and scoliosis. He has had extensive experience in the field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He is Board Certified and a member of the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and honored by his peers as one of New Jersey Monthly magazine’s Top Docs for 2011 and 2012.

NJ Monthly Top Docs 2015
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2014 – 2015)
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™ (2012 – 2013)
Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 – 2014)
Patients’ Choice Award (2008 – 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree (2013 – 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 – 2014)


Physicians specializing in pain management, physical medicine and spinal surgery working together for the best patient outcome.

All the physicians at the New Jersey Spine Center have the top-ranked credentials one would expect from someone entrusted with something as vital as spinal, nerve and joint health. Each physician is fellowship-trained and board-certified in their specialty.

Learn more about the specialists of NJ Spine Center:

Steven Dorsky, M.D.
Matthew Lipp, M.D.
Kenneth J. Rieger, M.D.
Michael Alapatt, M.D.
J. Scott Clark-Schoeb, M.D.
Brett Gerstman, M.D.