John “Jack” Knightly

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Dr. Knightly serves as director of neurosurgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital and the vice-chairman of Atlantic Health Institute, where he is also the medical director of the neuro-spine team. His areas of clinical interest include complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, stereotactic Cyberknife radiosurgery, tumors of the spine, deformity, and trauma. He has been a leading proponent and developer of minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques. In addition to his clinical expertise in spine surgery, he also has a strong interest in neurotrauma. He is a co-founder and director of the Concussion Center at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute, and has served as an independent/un-affiliated neuro-trauma consultant for the National Football League and the New York Jets.

  • Quality Leadership: Chairman, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves; Chair, Quality Improvement Workforce for the Joinst Washington Committee; Vice-chair, Neurosurgical Quality Council.
  • Courses: Safety in Spine Surgery Summit
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