Dr. Mark R. Drzala – a Nationally Recognized Spinal Care Specialist from New Jersey
Dr. Mark Drzala is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon and has been in practice since 1998. He devotes his practice to the treatment of patients with disorders of the spine and specializes in their care. His patients come from Bernardsville, Berkeley Heights, Summit New Jersey and other towns in central and northern NJ. Thorough patient evaluation and a focus on education is the hallmark of Dr. Drzala’s practice. While certain conditions have absolute indications for spinal surgery, Dr. Drzala is conservative by nature and typically exhausts non-operative treatment options, whenever possible, before considering surgical intervention. Patients participate fully in the decision making process regarding their care with treatment regimens tailored to meet each patient’s needs.
Dr. Drzala graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University. He then 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). He serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School within the Division of Spine Surgery, with whom he has served and been affiliated since September of 1998.
As a spine surgeon, 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. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Jersey Spine Society, American Medical Association, Orthopedic Surgeons of New Jersey, Medical Society of New Jersey, and the Essex County Medical Society, where he has been elected and presently serves as a councilor. Dr. Drzala is also affiliated with Overlook Hospital in Summit New Jersey, Mountainside Hospital in Montclair New Jersey, and with St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Drzala has been recognized and elected by his peers as a top doctor in his specialty in New Jersey Monthly for nine consecutive years. In addition, he has also received recognition as a Best Doctor for six consecutive years by Inside Jersey Magazine and by Castle Connolly.