Dr. Howard Sharf, MD

dr. howard sharf, orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Howard Sharf is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in orthopedic conditions of the spine and neck. He is widely recognized for his diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders, deformities, and back pain. He performs all aspects of spinal care including non-invasive, minimally invasive treatment and traditional surgery. He has a special  interest in bringing the newest technologies to his patients to improve results and speed recovery.

Dr. Sharf received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Biology. He went on to earn his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Sharf served in the United States Army where he continued his medical training with an internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.  He did his orthopedic surgery residency at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana and a Fellowship at Florida Spine Institute.

While in the United States Army, Dr. Sharf was on active duty for thirteen years, including two years as a Flight Surgeon based out of Fort Hood, Texas and two years as an Orthopedic Preceptor, also in Ft Hood. Following his residency, he was then assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, followed by an appointment to Chief of Surgery.  While on active duty, he served multiple deployments. He later became Chief of Surgery at St. Petersburg General Hospital in Florida.

Dr. Sharf is published in the American Journal of Surgery and has presented at numerous medical conferences around the country. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and holds membership in the American Medical Association and the North American Spine Society.

In his downtime, Dr. Sharf enjoys fishing, autocross racing, target shooting, and the theatre.

Dr. Sharf joins our mission of getting patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.

When I went to Dr. Sharf, I was in terrible pain. He was very patient and carefully explained my diagnosis and options to me and my wife. Surgery was the only real option. After Dr. Sharf performed the surgery on my spine and a reasonable time of rehabilitation had passed, I am now 100% pain-free. If I or a member of my family has back issues, Dr. Sharf will be the ONLY doctor that I will go to.

Dwight Wolfe, NJ Spine & Orthopedic

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Smaller Incisions

Effective pain relief; less scarring— a postage stamp-sized incision (less than an inch in length) is often all that it takes to eliminate your pain.

Shorter Recovery Times

Our minimally invasive and outpatient procedures will have you back in the comfort of your home on the very same day.

Finer Precision

Our surgeons use advanced video-assisted technology to optimize the effectiveness of your procedure while minimizing post-operative pain.

Longer Lasting Results

Our board certified surgeons are skilled in the latest minimally invasive techniques to deliver lasting solutions to your neck & back pain.

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