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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 a very compassionate physician. When you are a patient of his you are not treated as just another surgical case, you are a person whose questions and concerns matter. He takes the time to explain all procedures and at the end of every office visit he invites his patients to call the office with any additional questions. When I did so on a couple of occasions, he personally returned my phone call each time. That is a rarity among doctors. I had an appointment for a second opinion regarding by back, an appointment that I ultimately cancelled, as I was not even permitted to speak to the other surgeon’s surgical coordinator. With Dr. Greenleaf, patients have full access to his coordinator from day one; and his staff is as professional and caring as he is.

I am currently about six weeks post op and I am pain free!  For the first time in nearly two years I am now able to roll over in bed without pain shooting down the backs of my legs. I have some lingering numbness and muscle weakness, although these symptoms are very much improved since my surgery and are minor compared to what I had been experiencing. I am also told that these remaining symptoms should slowly dissipate. My condition is overwhelmingly improved thanks to Dr. Greenleaf!" – Brynne K.