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Meet the Providers

Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers cutting-edge care and personalized treatment plans for sports injuries, arthritis, and chronic pain. We prioritize conservative treatments whenever possible but employ advanced surgical techniques when needed. Known for empathy and genuine care, we ensure a welcoming atmosphere for all patients.

NJ / NY Spine Care Team

Beyond their professional abilities, our staff is known for their empathy and genuine care for our clients. We understand that building strong relationships is key to our success, and our staff goes above and beyond to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for everyone who walks through our doors.

DR. Howard Baruch

General Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Howard M. Baruch is a highly respected and board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a rich history of academic achievement and clinical excellence. With a commitment to providing the highest quality of care, Dr. Baruch has dedicated his career to advancing orthopedic medicine through education, research, and patient-focused treatment.

Dr. Charles Ekstein

Upper Extremity & Hand Surgeon

Dr. Charles Ekstein is a distinguished hand surgeon renowned for his expertise and compassionate care, celebrated for his exceptional skill set and unwavering commitment to patient well-being. With over 10 years of experience, he is a trailblazer in the field of orthopedic hand surgery, specializing in intricate procedures to restore function and mobility to the hand, wrist, shoulder, and elbow.


Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgeon

Dr. Reidler attended Harvard University for his undergraduate studies and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Neurobiology. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, concentrating in Healthcare Management and Policy. He completed orthopaedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, followed by the adult and pediatric spine surgery fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital/Columbia University.

Dr. Barry Finkelstein

Podiatrist and Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Dr. Finkelstein is the go-to podiatrist in the Tri-State area, with a reputation for exceptional care and proven results. With years of experience in the field, he has become a leading expert in all aspects of foot and ankle care, both surgical and non-surgical. Dr. Finkelstein’s specialties include treating Bunions, Hammetoes, Heel Spurs, Orthotics, Ingrown Toenails, and providing Routine Foot Care.

Dr. Iris Drey

General Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Iris A. Drey, M.D., FAAOS is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing for over two decades. Having completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, where she trained for five years, from July 1992 to July 1997.

Dr. Aditya Patel

Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Patel earned his bachelor’s degree in physiology and neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, followed by his medical degree with high honors from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada.

Dr. Debra Pertrucci

Dr. Petrucci attended Harvard College and then medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She trained in general surgery and neurosurgery at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital and is Board Certified in Neurosurgery.

Dr. Ravinder Tikoo

After graduating with honors with a BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Iowa, he continued his education there and received his medical degree in 1991. He completed an internship in general medicine at Northwestern University Medical Center, followed by a residency in neurology at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Tikoo then completed a neurology fellowship at Cornell Medical Center.

Meet Our Physician Assistants

Gordon Huie - Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Gordon Huie, PA

Francesca Lubrano - Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Francesca Lubrano PA-C

Arielle Curtis - Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Arielle Curtis, PA-C

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Devora Krupka, PA-C

Suzanne Woller - Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Suzanne Woller, PA-C