Rahul V. Shah, 
MD, FAAOS

Dr. Shah is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine & Neck Surgeon and a partner with Premier Orthopaedic Associates in southern New Jersey.

World Class Surgeon

When selecting an orthopedic surgeon, it is important to find the right doctor for your individual needs. You want someone with the highest caliber training and a reputation for excellence based on years of experience. You also want someone who will treat you with the care and compassion you deserve. Find out why so many people trust Dr. Shah and turn to him for their neck and spine needs.

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Ivy League Educated and Trained

Dr. Shah received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his Internship and Residency at Yale University where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Shah went on to complete his fellowship in complex spine and scoliosis surgery at University of California, San Francisco. By studying at some of the finest and most advanced institutions in the world, Dr. Shah trained with the most innovative leaders in spine and neck surgery.

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Orthopedic Specialization

Orthopedic surgical training is a special distinction that requires five to six additional years of training after medical school. Dr. Shah’s intensive orthopedic surgical training at Yale was dedicated to the advanced study of neurological functions and spinal disorders. Yale is distinguished for its contributions to the pioneering advancements of spinal and neck surgery.

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Deformity and Revision Spine Specialist

A significant portion of Dr. Shah’s practice is dedicated to restoring function in those who have either difficulty with their posture or difficulty after a previous surgery. Deformity surgery may be used in the treatment of scoliosis or revision spinal surgery when other surgery may compromise posture and quality of life.

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Fellowship Trained in Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spinal Surgery Techniques

Spinal surgery is a very precise practice requiring advanced training and a complex set of skills. Dr. Shah’s spinal fellowship at the University of San Francisco provided him with advanced training above and beyond what a general residency in either in neurosurgery or orthopedic surgery would offer. The world renowned spine and scoliosis fellowship at the University of San Francisco is a collaborative effort between the orthopedic surgical and neurological surgical faculties and attracts some of the most difficult spinal surgery cases from across the world.

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The Top Orthopedist

Dr. Shah specializes in Spine & Neck surgery, including but not limited to herniated or ruptured discs. He performs hundreds of cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine procedures each year. His elective practice focuses on spinal disorders and chronic neck and back pain.He specializes in Complex Spine Conditions, Minimally Invasive Surgeries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers Compensation Cases and Revision Surgeries.

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