Meet Joan F. O’Shea, M.D.
A board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in orthopaedic spine surgery, Dr. O’Shea has dedicated her career to treating spinal disorders. She earned her M.D. at the SUNY Upstate Health Center in Syracuse. After a residency in neurological surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Dr. O’Shea completed an additional orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship under the direction of Gloria Estefan’s spine surgeon, Dr. Michael Neuwirth, at the Hospital for Joint Disease and The Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center, both in New York City.
Before founding the Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey, Dr. O’Shea practiced neurosurgery at Cooper Trauma and Medical Center in Camden. She has been honored annually with the Top Doc award by Philadelphia and SJ magazines from 2002 thru present.
Dr. O’Shea annually teaches other neurosurgeons how to do spine surgery, as she has been the invited lecturer at the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons annual meetings since 1996 to teach other surgeons how to perform lumbosacral fusions. She is also active in the Medical Society of New Jersey and the Camden County Medical Society. She created the first outpatient spine surgical center in Southern New Jersey, The South Jersey Surgical Center in Mt. Laurel, NJ, in 2005, which boasts lower infection rates and greater patient satisfaction in spinal surgeon outcomes. She continues to move the field of spinal surgery forward by performing cervical artificial disc replacements and minimally invasive lumbar fusions.