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Drs. Reiter, Drzala, and Hullinger are affiliated with Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ, and Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hullinger, call 908-376-1530

Dr. Heidi Hullinger – A Prestigious Spine Surgeon in New Jersey

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. Her patients come from Morristown, Madison, and other northern NJ towns.

Dr. Hullinger graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University and was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the academic honor society. She then received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She went on to complete her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, now Rutgers. During her orthopedic spine surgery training in the University of Texas-Houston/Texas Medical Center fellowship, Dr. Hullinger gained experience in a variety of spinal disorders, ranging from complex deformities and malalignment to spinal trauma and tumors, as well as non-operative techniques like spinal injections.

Dr. Hullinger has authored articles as well as textbook chapters within the field of spine surgery. She has also played an active role in medical education having served 5 years as a board member on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), which is responsible for ensuring the highest standards for medical professionals in the United States. She continues to sit on a committee responsible for awarding NBME grants to innovative projects in the world of medical education. She is active in various medical societies including the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, and the American Medical Association. Dr Hullinger holds privileges at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Hospital in Summit.