Arno H. Fried, MD, FACS
Advanced Neurosurgery Associates
Dr. Arno H. Fried has been practicing neurosurgery for twenty years. He recently opened his own practice, Advanced Neurosurgery Associates in 2006. He is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he also serves as director of Pediatric Neurosurgery and director of the Level 4 Epilepsy Center. Most recently, Dr. Fried was appointed Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Hospital. In addition, he holds the position of Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Peters University Hospital. Dr. Fried is also Professor of Neurosurgery at Touro Medical College.
He established the Pediatric Neuroscience Institute and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, which includes a team of nationally-recognized neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other health professionals. Dr. Fried’s program in Pediatric Neurosciences has grown to become the largest such program in New Jersey and one of the largest in the country. His distinguished track record in academic neurosurgery has led to over 65 scientific publications and book chapters as well as speaking opportunities at national meetings.
Dr. Fried maintains an active caseload of adult brain tumor surgeries and has performed nearly 500 epilepsy surgery operations, including new surgical approaches that include computer-guided epilepsy resections and vagal nerve stimulator insertion. More recently, he has presented his own series of childhood hemispherectomy, corpus callosotomy surgeries, and epilepsy associated with brain tumors at national scientific meetings.
Dr. Fried is one of a handful of neurosurgeons in the country to be board-certified in both general neurosurgery, as well as pediatric neurosurgery, and recently became the only pediatric neurosurgeon in New Jersey to be re-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Main areas of interest:
- New technology for neurosurgery
- New brain tumor treatments
- Epilepsy surgery
- Craniofacial surgery
- Intracranial physiology in pediatric head trauma
- Completed a two-year research fellowship in the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus
- Completed a fellowship in Neuro-oncology from the American Cancer Society
- Many publications and national presentations on various aspects of hydrocephalus
Awards and honors:
Previous positions held:
- Elected to “Best Doctors in America” - 2005 and 2007
- Elected to Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in the NY Metro area in Neurosurgery
- Included in NY Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue (one of only 4 Neurosurgeons in New Jersey to be named)
- His department at Hackensack University Medical Center was listed as one of the best in the country in the 2008 US News and World Report “Best Hospitals” issue
- Attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
- Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at The Cleveland Clinic