University Spine Center

DIRECTOR: Drs. Arash Emami, Ki Soo Hwang, Kumar G. Sinha, Michael J. Faloon

401 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ, 07601



  • Orthopedic Surgery-Spine

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

At University Spine Center, a team of dedicated physicians, surgeons and health professionals combine medical management, physical therapy and pain management therapies to address pediatric and adult spine care with compassion and expertise.

“Our mission is to alleviate pain, improve function and enhance quality of life for patients suffering from spine disorders,” says Dr. Arash Emami, the founder of University Spine Center and director of scoliosis surgery at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

Improving Patients’ Quality of Life

Dr. Emami works alongside Dr. Ki Soo Hwang, Dr. Kumar Sinha and Dr. Michael Faloon, who are board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in pediatric spinal deformities, spine surgery.

The doctors evaluate each patient’s spine disorder case by case, considering a range of treatments. They strive to help patients return to an improved quality of life as quickly as possible and always take the time to listen to their patients to collaborate on individualized treatment plans. “Our goal is to make people better, not to operate on everyone,” Dr. Hwang says.

Performing Minimally-Invasive Surgeries

Experts in pediatric and adult scoliosis, the doctors use cutting-edge techniques to perform minimally-invasive surgeries that are central to the practice—procedures that allow many patients to go home just hours after their surgery and result in fewer complications and high patient satisfaction. “When surgery is the only option, our success rate is exemplary,” Dr. Emami says.

The surgeons conduct clinical research and teach residents at St. Joseph University Medical Center, where Dr. Emami serves as chairman of the orthopedic department.


19th Fl.


  • County|Bergen

See what parents are saying

"Dr. Sinha is a very good doctor. " Luz, Passaic

"Dr. Hwang saved my child’s life." Denise, Garfield

"Dr. Emami treated my niece for scoliosis. He was so kind and kid friendly throughout every visit. I knew he had to have had children from the way he treated mine, like they were one of his own." Danielle, Roseland