Summit Medical Group neurosurgeon, Jay Young Chun, MD, PhD, is Vice President of Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists and Director of Neurotrauma at Morristown Memorial Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey. His expertise includes complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, surgery to place artificial discs, and general neurosurgery, including brain and pituitary tumors and skull base surgery. Dr. Chun is one of few surgeons on the East Coast who is adept at surgery with the CyberKnife®—a novel surgical system that enables physicians to treat previously inoperable brain and spinal tumors.
Dr. Chun's clinical and research interests are primarily devoted to the treatment of brain and spinal disorders through leading-edge technology. He is the author or coauthor of articles and abstracts, which are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, and Surgical Neurology. He has presented local, regional, national, and international invited presentations in his field.
Dr. Chun partnered with Nobel Laureate, Marshall Nirenberg, on a National Institutes of Health medical research fellowship. He earned his PhD with 2004 Nobel Prize Winner, Richard Axel. Dr. Chun is the recipient of more than 12 honors and awards, including the National Institutes of Health Individual National Research Service Award for his research on stem cells.
A nationally ranked fencer and former fencing instructor, Dr. Chun enjoys fencing when he is not working with his patients.