Mark Drzala, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Summit, NJ, Saint Barnabas Medical Center


Orthopaedic Surgery Summit, NJ

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Newark

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  • Dr. Mark Drzala is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon and has been in practice since 1998. He devotes his practice to the treatment of patients with disorders of the spine and specializes in their care. Thorough patient evaluation and a focus on education is the hallmark of Dr. Drzala’s practice, and while certain conditions have absolute indications for spinal surgery, he is conservative by nature and typically exhausts non-operative treatment options, whenever possible, before considering surgical intervention. Patients participate fully in the decision making process regarding their care with treatment regimens tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

    Dr. Drzala graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University. He then received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, where he also completed a residency in orthopedic surgery and was elected Orthopedic Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Drzala acquired comprehensive experience with the complete spectrum of spinal disorders during his spine fellowship at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, California (presently affiliated with Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California). He serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School within the Division of Spine Surgery, with whom he has served and been affiliated since September of 1998.

    Dr. Drzala is active in multiple medical societies. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Jersey Spine Society, American Medical Association, Orthopedic Surgeons of New Jersey, and Medical Society of New Jersey. He has been recognized and elected by his peers as a top doctor in his specialty in New Jersey Monthly for 11 consecutive years and he has been recognized as a Best Doctor for 8 consecutive years by Inside Jersey Magazine and by Castle Connolly.

Education & Training

  • St Mary's Hospital Medical CenterFellowship, Spine Surgery, 1997 - 1998
  • Rutgers-NJMS
    Rutgers-NJMSResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1993 - 1997
  • Rutgers-NJMS
    Rutgers-NJMSResidency, General Surgery, 1991 - 1993
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical SchoolClass of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1997 - Present
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 1992 - 2023
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • NJ Monthly Top Doctors NJ Monthly, 2006-2016
  • Inside Jersey Magazine Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2010-2016
  • Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2009-2016
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Publications & Presentations


  • Secretary, Mountainside Hopsital Medical Executive Committee 2015 - 2016
  • Treasurer, Mountainside Hospital Medical Executive Committee 2013 - 2014
  • Councilor, Essex County Medical Society 2010 - 2012

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Polish

Hospital Affiliations