Dr. Branko Skovrlj Bio
Dr. Branko Skovrlj, the founder of the leading spine center, NU-Spine: The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Institute, is a gifted neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained spine surgeon. Dr. Skovrlj is one of only a handful of neurosurgeons who focuses his expertise in the treatment of complex spine procedures. He provides acute and chronic back pain relief. He uses advanced surgical techniques, vast skills, knowledge, training as one of the top neurosurgeons in the U.S. to provide each patient with evidence-based spinal treatments focusing on long-term successful outcomes.
Clinical Interests Dr. Skovrlj’s clinical interest are in all aspects of spine surgery focusing on minimally invasive spinal surgery, as well as complex spinal revision surgery and spinal deformity surgery. Dr. Skovrlj has published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in spine surgery and presented over 150 clinical research papers at prestigious national and international meetings around the world. He was a key member of a NIH Sponsored in-vivo study on discogenic pain in the lumbar spine.
Nominations and Awards Dr. Skovrlj has received multiple nominations and awards for his contribution in spine surgery including:
The North American Spine Society Resident Research Award The North American Spine Society Value Award The prestigious AO Spine North America Fellow Research Award The Neurosurgery Publication Special Recognition Award Professional Societies Dr. Skovrlj is a member of numerous professional societies, including:
North American Spine Society Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery The American Academy of Neurological Surgery The Congress of Neurological Surgeons The Scoliosis Research Society He now provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date spine care, using advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the art technology. He focuses on long-term successful outcomes. If you add in his record of past successes, Dr. Skovrlj becomes an overwhelming choice as your spine surgeon in NJ.
Education A native of Split, Croatia, Dr. Skovrlj immigrated to the United States in 1999 as a Rotary Exchange student in Council Grove, KS. He went on to receive a basketball scholarship and completed his undergraduate studies at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA where he played on the NCAA men’s basketball team and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005. More education followed, including:
Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY Neurosurgery Residency program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City Complex Spine and Deformity Surgery Fellowship program, at the Icahn School Minimally Invasive, Complex Spinal and Deformity Surgery Fellowship program, also at the Icahn School
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