Dr. Jared Greenberg of NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin
A fellowship-trained Interventional Spine, Joints, and Orthobiologics specialist, Dr. Jared Greenberg is the most recent addition to the team at NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin.
The native New Yorker is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions due to arthritis and injury.
His non-operative approach to the treatment of injuries and conditions that affect patient function benefits from additional training he originally hadn’t considered, as Greenberg began his medical studies with every intention of becoming an Orthopedic surgeon.
“I spent the first two years of my residency training at the University of Wisconsin Orthopedic Surgery program, during which time I developed the foundational knowledge for my current specialty/career path,” said Greenberg. “It was also during this time that I realized my passion was actually for caring for patients in a non-surgical way.”
This led Greenberg back to the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, where he had previously completed his under- graduate studies and medical school. It was here that he studied under Dr. Curtis Slipman, the renowned physician who is credited with pioneering the Interventional Spine subspecialty and who wrote the classic Interventional Spine textbook.
“He took me under his wing and was a tremendous professional influence,” said Greenberg.
During his time in the PM&R program at UPenn, Greenberg was elected to the position of Chief Resi- dent for two consecutive years due to his recognized leadership skills. Following completion of his PM&R residency in Philadelphia, he moved to Ann Arbor, where he was accepted into one of the nation’s most prominent Interventional Spine fellowship programs at the University of Michigan.
Through Greenberg’s training path, he became one of only a handful in the country with training both in Orthopedics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He then moved back to Madison, where he was given the opportunity to build and develop a Spine/Musculoskeletal program for a local community hospital medical group. Within a short period of time, he became recognized as a leader in his field, and was named to the list of “Madison’s Top Docs.”
So how does an East Coast guy end up in the Midwest? Perhaps you can guess.
Love. And what a path love can take. Said Greenberg: “My wife is from Ohio, and we met in Washington, D.C. when I worked as a health care consultant at the Health Care Advisory
Board (located in the Watergate Building) prior to starting medical school. From there, the journey began as we moved numerous times over the next ten years for my training – to Philly for medical school, then to Madison for my Orthopedic residency, back to Philly for PM&R residency, then to Michigan for the fellowship, and back to Madison for my first job.”
Now Greenberg finds himself in the Fox Valley at NeuroSpine in Appleton; he’ll also practice at their De Pere location (inside the NOVO Health Clinic) be- ginning in July.
Greenberg specializes in the management of all spine conditions – bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, pinched nerves, sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, facet joint arthrosis, to name a few – and peripheral joint conditions. Greenberg uses his expertise in musculoskeletal medicine and fellowship training to develop ac- curate, working diagnoses that get to the root of conditions affecting patient function.
“My passion is educating patients on their diagnoses/pain generators and developing a comprehensive treatment pathway for them, using all the tools and technologies that are constantly evolving to try to optimize healing,” said Greenberg.
This includes Orthobiologic injections, where a patient’s own blood and/or tissues are used to promote the healing of inflamed or injured tissue on a cellular level.
Additionally, Greenberg will deliver cost-saving bundled services to NOVO Health patients that include spinal and joint injections, spinal cord stimulator trials, and rhizotomies. He has performed over 20,000 spine, joint and bursa injection procedures in his career to date and uses image guidance (fluoroscopic X-ray and/ or ultrasound) for added accuracy and precision.
On a personal note, Greenberg is a doting father to his three children and a loving husband to Michele, whom he calls simply “the heart and soul of the family.” He’s also quite musical and started playing the piano when he was four; later he added songwriting to his repertoire. Greenberg has several albums to his credit, and his music can be found on Spotify and iTunes.
Prompted to identify a musical idol and influence, Greenberg doesn’t hesitate: Billy Joel. He follows with a story about the piano man that absolutely must be heard to be believed. It’s that amazing. Ask about it when you see him:)