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Dr. Rachid Assina, MD, RPH
Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Rachid Assina joins the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in July 2015.


Dr. Assina specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery with a special interest in the treatment of spinal tumors and scoliosis. Dr. Assina’s practice approach centers on a comprehensive integrated approach to the development and implementation of a plan of care for the full range of spine conditions.


Dr. Assina is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgical residency here at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Spine Institute of New York and Beth Israel Medical Center.


Prior to his medical training, Dr. Assina received his Bachelors in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and was a practicing Pharmacist for a number of years before he left to pursue medical school. He has been actively involved in research and has 14 academic manuscripts, two book chapters and 10 abstracts to his credit.


Dr. Assina is fluent in Arabic and French, and is committed to providing outstanding, expedient, compassionate and technologically sophisticated care and expertise to his patients.


He is on staff at St. Mary’s General Hospital, University Hospital, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Hackensack UMC-Mountainside Hospital.