Dr. Mitchell Reiter serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School where he served as Chief of the division of spine surgery from September of 1998 through April of 2008. He is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and has completed fellowship training in spinal surgery. His practice consists entirely of the operative and nonoperative management of patients with spinal disorders.
Dr. Reiter completed the accelerated six year combined B.S./M.D. Honors Program in Medical Education at the University of Miami. He then received five years of residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital followed by a year of fellowship training in spinal surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Reiter has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the U.S. national medical honor society. Dr. Reiter has published numerous journal articles and book chapter in the field of spine surgery. His research interests include studies on techniques to reduce scar tissue formation that occurs following spinal operations, biologic adjuncts to improve spinal fusion procedures, and the biomechanics of spinal fixation.
Dr. Reiter is active in medical societies at both the state and national levels. He is Secretary of The New Jersey Spine Society, a member of the Board of Councilors of New Jersey Orthopedic Society, a member of the Education Committee of The North American Spine Society, a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a member of The American Medical Association, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Model Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System. Dr. Reiter has been recognized for excellence in medical education and has received the "Outstanding Educator Award" from the graduating class of Orthopedic Chief Residents at The New Jersey Medical School in 2000, 2006, and 2008.