Advanced Neurosurgery Associates

Arno H. Fried, MD; Mostafa El Khashab, MD

Specialty: Pediatric Neurosurgery

Left to right: Drs. Mostafa El Khashab, Allison M. Rathmann, Arno H. Fried

D r. Arno Fried directs the largest pediatric neurosurgery practice in New Jersey. Along with Drs. Mostafa El Khashab, Allison M. Rathmann and Vivek Ramakrishnan, Advanced Neurosurgical Associates provide pediatric neurosurgery coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Dr. Fried, who has 28 years of experience, practices pediatric neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, St. Barnabas Medical Center, St. Peter’s University Hospital, Jersey City Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital; he holds leadership positions at most of these hospitals.


His family-centered practice provides a very high level of experience to his young patients and their caregivers. He is among a small group of neurosurgeons in the country to be board certified in both general neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Fried began his career at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He then served as chief of pediatric neurosurgery at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. For many years, he has served as chief of pediatric neurosurgery at the New Jersey hospitals where he practices.

Surgical Techniques

Dr. Fried specializes in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery. He treats cases of hydrocephalus, epilepsy and brain tumors. He has mastered many new surgical techniques, including endoscopic minimally-invasive neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery and navigation for brain tumor resections.

Dr. Fried has received numerous honors in his field. Among these are his inclusion as Top Neurosurgeon in New York magazine, NJ Monthly, Inside Jersey, Castle and Connolly Top Docs, and America’s Best Doctors.

His program at Hackensack UMC has been ranked among the top programs in US News & World Report. Dr. Fried’s associates Dr. Mostafa El Khashab and Dr. Allison Rathmann are fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeons from prestigious institutions.

Advanced Neurosurgery Associates

Arno H. Fried, MD
Mostafa El Khashab, MD

201 R. 17 N., Ste. 501, Rutherford, 201-457-0044

“Dr. Fried was always by our side through everything and we never felt alone through any surgery. He’s done two surgeries on my daughter, but also built a relationship with her and our family that’ll last a lifetime. He’s a doctor that my daughter looks up to and she aspires to one day be a pediatric neurosurgeon just like him. ” ~Lily, Rumson

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