Dr. Chun is board-certified in neurosurgery and fellowship-trained in spine.
A native of New York, Dr. Jay Chun completed his MD and PhD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Neurosurgical residency was completed at the University of California at San Francisco, followed by specialization in the discipline of complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board certified.
Dr. Chun specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as artificial discs. Minimally invasive spine surgery involves the performance of surgery through small incisions. This innovative type of surgery allows patients to recover quickly while minimizing post-operative pain.
Dr. Chun also performs general neurosurgery including brain and pituitary tumors as well as skull base surgery.
While a member of the Columbia University faculty, Dr. Chun worked in the field of biotechnology. He has received many honors including Medical Research Fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) working with the late Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg. He received his PhD with Richard Axel, a recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize. In honor of his stem cell research he received the NIH Individual National Research Service Award.
Dr. Chun's clinical and research interests encompass the treatment of brain and spinal disorders using innovative and cutting edge technology. He combines the latest science to the clinical treatment of neurosurgical issues.
Dr. Chun is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Overlook Medical Center at Atlantic Health System. He sees patients at locations throughout New Jersey and New York.
I was suffering extreme pain from sever spinal stenosis for 2 years. The pain radiated down my left leg to my foot and I could barely walk. When I met with Dr. Jay Chun he reviewed my MRI and immediately advised me that he could help me return to a normal life and relieve my pain. He suggested that this could be accomplished by minimally invasive spinal surgery which could be conducted through a small incision in my back. He explained the surgery in detail and arranged for pain medication and two weeks later the surgery was scheduled. The surgery went very well and only required an overnight stay in the hospital. I am now 3 weeks into my recovery and doing extremely well, I even did a brief workout on the treadmill this week. I am so happy with the results of the operation as the pain from the spinal stenosis is gone. What more can someone ask of their Doctor, he indeed is amazing.
I am a very happy and healthy patient of Dr Chun's. Without Dr Chun's immediate action and care, I would not be. My scar looks amazing, everyone comments on it. My recuperation as been smooth and my prognosis is great. I highly recommend Dr Chun.