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University Spine Center 

Arash Emami, MD;  Michael J. Faloon, MD

Specialty: Scoliosis & Spine Surgery

From left to right: Drs. Michael Faloon, Arash Emami, Ki S. Hwang, and Kumar G. Sinha

University Spine Center combines medical management, physical therapy and pain management therapies to address pediatric and adult spine care with compassion and expertise. Drs. Arash Emami, Ki S. Hwang, Kumar G. Sinha, and Michael Faloon strive to help patients return to an improved quality of life as quickly as possible.

“Our goal is to alleviate pain, improve the level of function and enhance quality of life for patients suffering from spine disorders,” the doctors say.

Defining Compassion

The board-certified spine specialists are fully versed in both operative and non-operative spine treatments. Considered experts in pediatric and adult scoliosis, the doctors have instructed other surgeons in the cutting-edge techniques involved in minimally invasive surgery that is central to the practice—procedures that allow many patients to go home just hours after their surgery.

The doctors exemplify the definitions of compassion and excellence. They always take time to listen to their patients, whether they are 6 or 86 years old, and collaborate on an individualized treatment plan. “We consider each patient a full partner in their care and recommend treatment according to their individual needs and preferences,” the doctors say. 

Education & Training

Dr. Emami graduated from the University of Chicago, where he completed his orthopedic training, then completed a spine fellowship at the University of California. Dr. Hwang received his MD from UMDNJ, and he also completed a spine surgery fellowship at the University of California. Dr. Sinha earned his MD from SUNY Upstate Medical University, and completed a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Miami. Dr. Faloon graduated from the University of Notre Dame and returned to his home state to complete his medical and residency training.

 "Dr. Emami is the best doctor because he genuinely cares about the patients he receives. He puts his patients above himself. He will do anything to make sure that his patients receive the best care. Dr. Emami saved my life and for that I'm forever grateful. He stayed long hours in the surgery room making sure that I'm okay. He does it for the love of his job and not the love of money, and that is why Dr. Emami should be voted NJ's Favorite Kid's Doctor."  -Natasha, Clifton

 “I love Dr. Emami because he takes his time with his patients, especially my daughter Natasha, which is her favorite doctor. You can tell he enjoy his job and cares. Most importantly, he saved my daughter's life and for that I'm forever thankful. He's a great doctor that I recommend to all people that have scoliosis. Best doctor my daughter has!”
-Ruth, Clifton

 “There are no words to tell you how important a caring doctor who also acts like a good friend means to a family…[Dr. Faloon] certainly went above and beyond on both counts.” -Georgina, Clifton

 “[Dr. Faloon] was only doctor who was able to give my son the correct diagnosis. He is great and I will recommend to all my friends and family.” -Margie, Paterson


University Spine Center 

504 Valley Rd., Suite 203, Wayne

401 Hackensack Ave., 19th Fl., Hackensack, 973-686-0700


This is an advertising profile from the December 2016 issue of New Jersey Family.

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