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Robert Greenleaf, M.D.

Spine Surgery Fellowship

Back, Neck, Spine, Trauma

Dr. Robert Greenleaf was born and raised in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He obtained a degree in biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he was also First Team All-Ivy League and Honorable Mention National All-American in wrestling. He went on to receive his medical degree with honors from Drexel University College of Medicine and then completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Finally, Dr. Greenleaf completed his fellowship training in spine surgery at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Training at an internationally renowned facility afforded Dr. Greenleaf exposure to the diagnosis and care of complex spinal conditions, particularly in degenerative conditions, adult deformity, and spinal tumors. He also received training in the most advanced minimally invasive techniques, both at Harvard facilities and with the Neurosurgeons of Cape Cod group located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. While in Pittsburgh and Boston, Dr. Greenleaf performed research, authored textbook chapters, and presented at national meetings on various topics ranging from bacterial MRSA biofilms and sports hernia surgery to minimally invasive fixation of spine fractures and embolization of metastatic spine tumors. 

Dr. Greenleaf also serves on the medical advisory board for the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on the prevention and treatment of head and spine injuries in student athletes in New Jersey. He and his wife and three children reside in southern New Jersey.

Dr. Greenleaf was selected as a “Best Doctor” by South Jersey Magazine in 2015. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Board-Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Member: American Medical Association
  • Member: North American Spine Society
  • Medical Advisory Board Member: Adam Taliaferro Foundation

"Dr. Greenleaf is wonderful. I went to your facilities because I had driven a friend there when she had a broken foot. He really really listened; paid attention; let me ask questions; explained things. He made me feel really comfortable putting the surgery in his hands. After my initial meeting and prior to surgery, I kept meeting doctors and his patients who talked about how wonderful his treatment was; how good was their recovery. He was attentive and listened to me in the hospital after my surgery, and explained why I was in pain, and then managed my pain... I have already passed his name on to two people who need surgery. I was very very scared approaching doing the surgery; and now feel optimistic and am looking forward to feeling healthy and pain-free after many years of suffering." – Catherine A.