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Chris Zarro
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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Comprehensive Spine Center
  • Neurosciences
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200 S Orange Ave Comprehensive Spine Center

200 S Orange Ave
Suite 180
Livingston, NJ 07039
United States

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150 Park Avenue Neurosurgery

150 Park Avenue
4th Floor
Florham Park, NJ 07932
United States

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890 Mountain Avenue Neurosurgery

890 Mountain Avenue
2nd Floor
New Providence, NJ 07974
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Adolescent spine disorder
  • Cervical spine disorder
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Compression
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative condition
  • Disc herniations
  • Discectomy
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Fusion
  • Herniated disc
  • Injured spinal disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar spine disorder
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerve
  • Radiculopathy
  • Relieve pressure on a nerve
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal stability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine deformity
  • Spine surgery
  • Spine-related rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic spine disorder
  • Thoracic stenosis
  • Vertebroplasty

Accepted Insurances

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  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
  • All plans PPO
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • PPO

Training and Education


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School

  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


  • Georgetown University, Washington , DC


  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma/ University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore MD


  • Orthopaedic Surgery R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma/ University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore MD


  • Spine Surgery NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York NY

About Me

Dr. Christopher Zarro has received many awards and is a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society, graduating within the top one percent of his medical school class. He is a fellowship trained and board-certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon. As an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at Rutgers University Hospital, he enjoys teaching, research and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is proud to be a multi-year winner of New Jersey Monthly’s Top Doctor award.

Dr. Zarro graduated from Boston College with a degree in biology and received his master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. He attended Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He also completed a spinal fellowship at New York University Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY.

As a resident, he gained extensive experience treating traumatic spinal disorders at shock trauma and pediatric spinal deformity at the John’s Hopkins University Hospital. During his highly specialized spine surgery fellowship training, he treated complex adult and pediatric spinal deformities, cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions.

Dr. Zarro is a New Jersey native and is very grateful to have had the privilege of treating so many wonderful patients over the past decade.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • University Hospital
  • Overlook Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctors 2020
  • Top Doctors 2020
  • Top Doctors 2018
  • Top Doctors 2017
  • Inside Jersey Top Docs 2017
  • NJ Top docs

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