Awards & Affiliations

Industry Awards & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Charles A. Gatto, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon and Director of The Advanced Spine Center, has been practicing medicine for over 21 years. His illustrious career is decorated with numerous awards, reflecting his dedication to delivering truly advanced patient care—an ethos that resonates with his center’s name. Dr. Gatto prioritizes non-surgical methods, advocating for minimally invasive procedures when surgery is necessary, to enhance patient recovery and reduce pain. This approach has not only earned him the respect and recognition of his patients but also numerous accolades from his peers, celebrating his superior surgical skills and pleasant bedside manner.


Awards for Excellence in Medicine & Research

During his time as a medical student, Dr. Gatto was honored with the Barnett Award for Excellence in Medicine from Albany Medical College, recognizing his embodiment of ideal characteristics for general internal medicine. Additionally, he received The Clark Award for Excellence in Research for his dedication to advancing orthopedics through academic research. Dr. Gatto continues to enhance orthopedic practices by staying updated on minimally invasive care and hosting seminars on maximizing worker’s compensation benefits for patients.

Awards for Excellence in Patient Care & Surgical Outcomes

Dr. Gatto has been consistently recognized for his exceptional surgical skills and compassionate patient care. He’s been named among “America’s Top Physicians” in spine surgery annually since 2006 by the Consumers Research Council of America. Additionally, he’s been honored as a “New Jersey’s Choice Top Doctor” from 2015 to 2018 by fellow physicians. Dr. Gatto is also a respected member of’s Honor Roll, signifying his impeccable surgical competence and clean record for over five years.

Professional Affiliations with Top-Ranking Orthopedic Centers

Dr. Gatto, alongside orthopedic leaders Dr. Jason Lowenstein and Dr. George S. Naseef, co-founded The Advanced Spine Center, a cutting-edge multidisciplinary practice dedicated to utilizing the latest advancements in pain management and minimally invasive spine surgery for superior patient care. Additionally, he holds the position of Chief of the Spine Division at Morristown Medical Center, which boasts the top-ranked orthopedic department in New Jersey. Dr. Gatto is honored to have surgical privileges at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, both of which are distinguished members of the Atlantic Health System.

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