Jay Y. Chun, MD, PhD

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Clinical Interests

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.


A native of New York, Dr. Jay Chun completed his MD and PhD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Neurosurgical residency was completed at the University of California at San Francisco, followed by specialization in the discipline of complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board certified.

Dr. Chun specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as artificial discs. Minimally invasive spine surgery involves the performance of surgery through small incisions. This innovative type of surgery allows patients to recover quickly while minimizing post-operative pain.

Dr. Chun also performs general neurosurgery including brain and pituitary tumors as well as skull base surgery.

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.

Dr. Chun’s clinical and research interests encompass the treatment of brain and spinal disorders using innovative and cutting edge technology. He combines the latest science to the clinical treatment of neurosurgical issues.

Dr. Chun is the Chief of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Atlantic Health Neuroscience Spine Center at Overlook Medical Center at Atlantic Health System.


“I Feel Like a Miracle”

With a chronic stiff neck, sporadic numbness in her arms and anxiety about what was really at play, Suzan Kip of Summit, New Jersey knew she needed medical attention. What she didn’t know was that her neck, or cervical spine, was so severely damaged that she was actually at risk of becoming a quadriplegic.