Advanced Neurosurgery Associates

201 Rt 17 North, Ste. 501, Rutherford, NJ, 07601



  • Neurosurgery-Pediatric

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Advanced Neurosurgery Associates

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

Specialty: Pediatric Neurosurgery

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

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

Dr. Fried, who has 30 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 some 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 and Dr. El Khashab specialize in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery. They treat cases of hydrocephalus, epilepsy and brain tumors. They have 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 associate Dr. Mostafa El Khashab is a fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon from a prestigious institution.


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See what parents are saying

"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

"Dr. Fried is the definition of a HERO. He saved my daughter’s life. If it were not for him, she would not be with us. Dr. Fried speaks to you like you're family. He's constantly checking in to make sure everything is ok. He is an angel who has healing hands. We love him!!! " G.M., Manahawkin