NJ Spine Specialists in Summit NJ, Montclair NJ
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  • Orthopedic Surgery - Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders

NJ Spine Specialists

About Us

Dr. Drzala and Dr. Reiter are both board-certified, fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeons whose practices focus strictly on the treatment of patients with spinal disorders.

Our Doctors

Mark R. Drzala, M.D., P.C.

Dr. Drzala has been in private practice since 1998 and also serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Drzala graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University
  • Received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, where he also completed a residency in orthopedic surgery and was elected Orthopedic Administrative Chief Resident
  • Dr. Drzala acquired comprehensive experience with the complete spectrum of spinal disorders during his spine fellowship at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, California (presently affiliated with Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California)
Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Overlook Hospital
  • Hackensack UMC – Mountainside
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • University Hospital
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center
  • Honors and Awards
  • NJ Top Docs – 2009-2018
  • NJ Top Doctors 2006-2018 – NJ Monthly
  • Dr. Drzala has published and lectured in the field of spine surgery and is active in multiple medical societies at both the state and national levels
  • Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • The North American Spine Society
  • The New Jersey Spine Society
  • The New Jersey Orthopedic Society
  • The Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Essex and Union County Medical Societies
  • Mitchell F. Reiter, M.D., P.C.

    Dr.Reiter’s practice consists entirely of the operative and non-operative management of patients with spinal disorders.  His office is in Summit and most of his patients come from the tri-state area.  His office provides assistance with travel arrangements and hotel accommodations for patients coming from further away.

    Education & Training
    • Dr. Reiter completed the accelerated six year combined B.S./M.D. Honors Program in Medical Education at the University of Miami in 1992
    • Received five years of residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital from 1992-1997
    • Completed an additional year of fellowship training in spinal surgery at Emory University in Atlanta in 1998
    • Dr. Reiter was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the U.S. national medical honor society
    • Dr. Reiter is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Rutgers School of Medicine
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Hospital Affiliations
    • Overlook Hospital
    • Mountainside Hospital
    Honors and Awards
    • NJ Top Docs – 2009-2017
    • NJ Top Doctors 2006-2017 – NJ Monthly
    • Dr. Reiter has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of spine surgery.  His research interests include evaluation of techniques to reduce scar tissue formation following spinal operations, development of biologic adjuncts to improve spinal fusion, and the studies on the biomechanics of spinal fixation
    • Dr. Reiter serves on the board of directors of the North American Spine Society the world’s largest spine society, he is a past president of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, and serves as vice president of the New Jersey Spine Surgery Society

    Dr. Heidi Hullinger

    Dr. Heidi Hullinger is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon who recently finished her training at the prestigious Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. While there she trained at multiple institutions, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann trauma center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and orthopedic specialty hospitals.

    She has expertise in complex spine cases such as spinal deformity and tumors but welcomes the treatment of patients along the full spectrum of non-operative and operative spine disorders. Dr. Hullinger makes it a priority to give her patients in-depth explanations concerning their spinal problems so they can participate in decisions regarding their care.

    Education & Training
  • Duke University
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, now Rutgers
  • Fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at the University of Texas-Houston/Texas Medical Center
  • Hospital Affiliations
  • Overlook Hospital – Summit, NJ
  • Mountainside Hospital – Montclair, NJ
  • Professional Memberships
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Our Services

    Both doctors are conservative by nature and will typically exhaust non-operative treatment options prior to considering surgical inervention.Whenever possible, Drs. Reiter and Drzala use minimally invasive surgical techniques that allow for a better outcome and more rapid recovery from spine surgery.Patients participate fully in the decision making process with regard to their care and treatment regimens are tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs.


    Summit Location
    Phone: 908-608-9619
    Fax: 908-608-9611
    Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Please Note:
    • Dr. Reiter is available Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM in the Summit Location.
    • Dr. Drzala is available Tuesdays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM in the Montclair Location & on Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM in the Summit Location.
    Montclair Location
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    NJ Spine Specialists only accept Out of Network Benefits but they will be happy to review them and then speak with you regarding any liability prior to your visit.