Meet Jason E. Lowenstein, MD
Dr. Jason E. Lowenstein is a leading expert in the field of scoliosis and spinal deformity care. A founding member of the Advanced Spine Center and its medical director of spinal deformity, Dr. Lowenstein also serves as the Director of the Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity at Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System.
Educational Background & Scoliosis Research Experience
Dr. Jason Lowenstein completed his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude. He went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. While in medical school, Dr. Lowenstein worked in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Growth and Development Laboratory, performing gene therapy research to improve the delivery of growth factors and proteins used today for the treatment of spinal disorders.
After completing his medical degree, Dr. Lowenstein pursued his residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Continuing his excellence in research, Dr. Lowenstein conducted hospital-sponsored studies to identify more effective treatments for spinal deformities, such as idiopathic scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.
To refine his orthopedic surgery skills even further, Dr. Lowenstein completed a year-long comprehensive fellowship in adult and pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery at the Emory University Hospital / Emory Spine Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Currently, Dr. Lowenstein practices at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, and Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. He also has privileges at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ. His outstanding local work in scoliosis and spinal deformity correction has earned Dr. Lowenstein his reputation as one of the nation’s premier scoliosis surgeons.
Areas of Surgical Expertise
Dr. Jason Lowenstein specializes in the treatment of spinal deformities, such as adult and pediatric scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis. Specifically, Dr. Lowenstein has extensive experience in treating idiopathic, congenital, degenerative, and neuromuscular scoliosis. He has a particular interest in complex revision surgery for patients who have had previous spine surgery and have associated failed back syndrome, and is a regional referral source for patients who have previously had spine surgery and require re-operation.
In addition, Dr. Lowenstein is an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery, performing endoscopic approaches for treating disc herniations of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He will also perform minimally invasive spinal instrumentation and fusion for scoliosis and kyphosis correction. Dr. Lowenstein also has a particular interest in treating patients who have severe or rare spinal deformities. As such, he routinely performs highly complex and customized procedures, including Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomies and Vertebral Column Resections for treatment of fixed and rigid spinal deformities. For this reason, Dr. Lowenstein serves as a regional referral source for patients who have been diagnosed with flatback syndrome from failed neck or back surgery and need revision spinal surgery.
Furthermore, Dr. Lowenstein is highly regarded as an expert in spinal motion preservation. When indicated, he will use motion preservation procedures such as total disc replacement or laminoplasty to avoid spinal fusion. However, when indicated, Dr. Lowenstein will adapt the spinal fusion process to the principles of minimally invasive spine surgery. In this manner, Dr. Lowenstein ensures that his patients can maximize their surgical outcomes while minimizing their recovery times and postsurgical pain. In addition, Dr. Lowenstein has earned vast experience in treating patients with spinal fractures, tumors of the spine, and spinal infections.
Awards & Affiliations
He has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, voted Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, honored by Inside Jersey Magazine as a Top Doctor, Top Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, and Top Doctor for Children’s Health, and received the NJ’s Favorite Kids Doc Award by New Jersey Family Magazine. He is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Committed to a conservative approach to the treatment of spinal pathology, Dr. Lowenstein strives to offer a balanced treatment regimen for his patients.
How Dr. Lowenstein Can Help
If you (or your child) has been recommended for spinal deformity treatment, then Dr. Lowenstein will use the latest advancements in minimally invasive spine surgery and conservative therapy to treat your condition. You can count on Dr. Lowenstein’s award-winning expertise, fellowship training, and commitment to research to help you resolve your condition. For compassionate, patient-centered care that you can trust, contact Dr. Lowenstein and his team of spine specialists today!
Dr. Lowenstein is proud to be one of Jersey Choice Top Doctors & NJ's Favorite Kids' Docs!
My son was 16 at the time of his scoliosis diagnosis. It was pretty severe, so he needed surgery right away. Lowenstein was very kind in walking us through the process. We so appreciate his medical expertise & bedside manner!
Dr. Lowenstein did surgery on my daughter and did an awesome job. He was so patient and understanding with her and made her feel secure. Wonderful, caring doctor who had a very successful surgery with my daughter.
Our daughter needed spinal fusion surgery because of scoliosis. After we met with Dr. Lowenstein, we felt comfortable trusting him with the care and treatment of our daughter. We highly recommend him!