Joshua S. Rovner, M.D.

Joshua S. Rovner, M.D.

Joshua S. Rovner

Joshua S. Rovner is a Doctor of Medicine with Licensure to practice Medicine and Surgery in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Rovner has acquired board certification from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Hospital affiliations of this medical practitioner include Hackensack University Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center and ACES Ambulatory Surgical Center.

Student Years

Dr. Rovner finished his Bachelor of Arts in Biology as Magna Cum Laude at the Rutgers University in New Brunswick in 1998. He was Orthopedic Resident Surgeon at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York from 2002 to 2007. Likewise, Dr. Rovner was Spine Surgery Fellow at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis from 2007 to 2008.
As a medical student, Dr. Rovner was member of the American Medical Student Association Recruitment Award in 2000 and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He was in the Dean’s List at the Rutgers University Dean’s List for seven Semesters. Before this, he was recipient of the Norman and Syril Reitman Pre-Med Scholarship from 1996 until 1997.

Work Experience

The young medical doctor worked as research assistant at the Anesthesia Department of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick from 1996 to 1998. He focused on data organization and analysis initially for OB Anesthesia studies as well as assisted in the preparation of study proposals. Dr. Rovner prepared projects for publication and was research fellow at the National Science Foundation Research Fellow in New Brunswick from June until September of 1997 at the Rutgers University Department of Biology and Physiology. Dr. Rovner was responsible for research on the role of androgens on exercise endurance in lizards. Likewise, he took part in animal care, data analysis, and documentation.

Membership in Organizations

Dr. Rovner was chapter president of the American Medical Student Association of Brooklyn from 1999 up to 2000. He was responsible for organizing community health fairs, lectures, dinners and various social events for medical interns. In fact, he was able to increase association membership from 30 to 250 in only one year while serving as president. He brought the chapter out of arrears into financial stability.

Dr. Rovner was among the authors of the following medical journals: “Epidural Block for Cesarean Section: Comparison of Epidural Catheter Injection of Local Anesthetic with Gravity Flow Technique”; “Can Prophylactic Epidural Blood Patch Reduce the Incidence and Severity of Postpartum Dural Puncture Headache in Obstetrics”; “A Comparison of Infection Rates in Minimally Invasive vs. Open TLIF’s”; “Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Lumbar Facet Joint as an Incidental Finding: A Case report”; and, “Lumbar Scheurmann’s Kyphosis.”


Dr. Rovner took part in different presentations which included the Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Grand Rounds Montefiore Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Department in 2005; Outcomes of Percutaneous Balloon Kyhoplasty vs Non-operative Management of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures in 2006; Comparison of Infection Rate in Minimally Invasive vs. Open TLIF’s: A Single Surgeon Retrospective review Podium presentation at NASS annual meeting Toronto Canada in 2008; Comparison of Infection Rate in Minimally Invasive vs. Open TLIF’s: A Single Surgeon Retrospective review Podium presentation at IMAST Meeting Hong Kong, China 2008; and, Balloon Kyphoplasty for Vertebral Compression Fractures in 2009.