Cervical spine surgery, neck pain, complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial discs
Dr. Chun is board-certified in neurosurgery and fellowship-trained in spine.
In his role as the Chief of Neurosurgery and Director of the Spine Center, Dr. Chun leads a dedicated team committed to assisting individuals dealing with back and neck pain, whether it is mild or debilitating. The center brings together a comprehensive team of experts from various disciplines, including spine surgeons, pain medicine specialists, neurologists, radiologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, and patient navigators. This collaborative approach ensures that patients receive the best, most expedient care without the need to navigate multiple facilities.
Specializing in a broad spectrum of treatment modalities, the center prioritizes the shared goal of employing the least invasive interventions to alleviate symptoms. The healthcare experience is tailored to the patient’s needs, emphasizing personalization, timeliness, and simplicity. The appropriate course of action is determined by factors such as the location and severity of pain, flexibility, age, and lifestyle.
Originally from New York, Dr. Jay Chun earned his MD and PhD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following his neurosurgical residency at the University of California, San Francisco, he pursued specialized training in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Chun’s expertise lies in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, as well as the use of artificial discs. Minimally invasive spine surgery, conducted through small incisions, promotes quick recovery and minimizes post-operative pain. Dr. Chun’s exceptional patient outcomes and proficiency in this innovative approach make him a trusted choice for many local healthcare providers seeking expert care for spine-related issues.
While a member of the Columbia University faculty, Dr. Chun worked in the field of biotechnology. He has received many honors including Medical Research Fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) working with the late Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg. He received his PhD with Richard Axel, a recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize. In honor of his stem cell research he received the NIH Individual National Research Service Award.