Meet Our Orthopedic Doctors

Board-certified orthopedic doctors and pain management specialists NJ

Our board-certified physicians understand the pain you are in and are here to help, through non-invasive and surgical procedures, physical therapy and other modalities to help you heal and get back into the game of life. They have a long tradition of providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment in a timely manner and are available 24 hours a day for emergency care, backed by a compassionate healthcare and office staff that treats every patient with extraordinary care and concern.

All our doctors have extensive training in spine surgery, orthopedic medicine and orthopedic surgery, pain management and rehabilitative medicine, and podiatry. Their experience in these disciplines enables ACES Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine to treat patients with a broad range of diseases, conditions and injuries to the joints, extremities, the spine and neck. We cover every subspecialty in the orthopedic and sports medicine realm and see patients in five locations throughout northern New Jersey and in New York City.

Howard Baruch MD, FAAOS

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Christine Corradino MD, FAAOS

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Daniel Dorri MD

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Iris Drey MD, FAAOS

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Barry Finkelstein DPM, FACFAOM

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Danielle Groves MD, FABPMR

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Meet Our Staff

Physicians Assistants at ACES Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
In addition to our physicians, ACES Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine employs physician assistants with advanced training to work with our patients.

Heather Bryan MS, PA-C

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Sharon Rubin RPA-C

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Doctor Howard Baruch

Howard M. Baruch, MD, FAAOS

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Orthopedic residency: State University of New York Kings County Hospital and Medical Center
Spine fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons-Helen Hayes Division Hip & Knee
Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons Indetifit Program

Dr. Baruch is fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, as well as spine surgery. He is certified in arthroscopic microdiscectomy by the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and received an appointment to the medical staff as an instructor in this procedure. In addition, he is certified in percutaneous laser discectomy by the William W. Backus Hospital in Connecticut. He is currently the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Bergen Regional Medical Center with affiliations at Hackensack University Medical Center, Englewood Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center.
Dr. Baruch has presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and The Scoliosis Research Society, and has been published in The Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics Transactions and the Journal of Pediatric Trauma. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Doctor Christine Corradino

Christine M. Corradino, MD, FAAOS

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Orthopedic residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Doctor Christine Corradino

Daniel H. Dorri, MD

Shahid Beheshti School of Medicine, Iran
PMR residency: State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center
Interventional spine/pain management fellowship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Dr. Dorri's compassion and strong will to heal are as impressive as his medical training. A fellowship trained physician, he specializes in sports medicine and interventional procedures for neck, back and joint pain, and neurologic disorders. He has long been lauded as a pioneer in minimally invasive, evidence-based spine and orthopedic pain management, and has performed the most sophisticated ultrasound-guided and minimal invasive procedures in New Jersey and New York.
Dr. Dorri's extensive medical training includes the best universities of Iran and the United States. In Tehran he maintained his sports medicine orthopedic training positions as both the Surgical House Officer and Medical House Officer at both Army Hospital and National Sports Federation. He has served as an Olympic team physician and world sport championships anti-doping officer.
In America, Dr. Dorri completed fellowship training in physical and rehabilitative medicine at prestigious New York hospitals; he was then accepted to the respected Kessler-UMDNJ interventional spine and pain management fellowship, where he trained with world-recognized pain management experts. He joined our practice in 2012.

Doctor Iris Drey

Iris A. Drey, MD, FAAOS

Georgetown University School of Medicine Orthopedic
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Doctor Barry Finkelstein

Barry J. Finkelstein, DPM, FACFAOM

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatric residency: Staten Island University Hospital

Doctor Finkelstein received his Doctorate degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. He then completed a four year residency program in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at Staten Island University Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital where he served as Chief Podiatric Surgical Resident.
Doctor Finkelstein is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine.
Dr. Finkelstein is the founder of NY/NJ Foot and Ankle Associates and is the Director of foot and ankle surgery at Premier Orthopaedics (, one of New Jersey's most distinguished orthopaedic surgery practices.

Doctor Kevin Finnesey

Kevin S. Finnesey, MD, FAAOS

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Orthopedic residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Spine fellowship: St. Mary's Spine Center, San Francisco Spine Institute, California
BS: Drew University

Dr. Finnesey's areas of expertise include minimally invasive procedures done on an outpatient basis to treat various disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine. These procedures include spinal injections, endoscopic spine surgery, outpatient microdiscectomies, and spinal reconstructive procedures. It was during his spinal surgery fellowship in San Francisco, California that Dr. Finnesey learned the importance of conservative non-surgical treatment. He has also extensively trained during his residency and fellowship on the latest surgical techniques for various spinal disorders. Dr. Finnesey practiced for 20 years in the San Francisco Bay area before returning to his native New Jersey.
Dr. Finnesey is board certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Medical Examiners. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the North American Spine Society.

Doctor Danielle Groves

Danielle B. Groves, MD, FABPMR

New York Medical College Physical Medical and Rehabilitation
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. Groves has a knack for explaining things in very clear terms and including the patient in every step of the treatment process. Since joining our group in 2004 she has developed a thriving musculoskeletal and interventional spine practice. Understanding that pain can keep people from doing what they love most, Dr. Groves works with each patient to optimize conservative care options for their injury or dysfunction. She utilizes interventional procedures when necessary with the aim of reducing pain and increasing function and will thoroughly evaluate your case to develop a treatment plan that is medically appropriate and fits your needs.
During her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Groves served as the Chief Resident in her final year and helped develop Emory's intense musculoskeletal medicine and spine didactic program. She received many awards including the Resident of the Year Award of Excellence and the Most Outstanding Resident Research Project for her work on the safety of vertebroplasty.

Doctor Danielle Zelnik

Danielle L. Zelnik, MD, FABPMR

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
PMR residency: Northwestern McGraw Medical Center

Dr. Zelnik is a proud New Jersey native and marathon runner who graduated with honors from medical school and completed her medical residency at the renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Zelnik is primarily board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry), a specialty serving the needs of persons with both temporary and permanent disabilities. She received further training in spine disorders, musculoskeletal/sports medicine, occupational injuries, nerve testing (EMG), chronic pain, and rehabilitation of pelvic pain disorders. She holds additional certification in electrodiagnostic medicine and integrative/holistic medicine.
Dr. Zelnik partners directly with our orthopedic surgeons and spine injection specialists to provide non-surgical care and manage long term care. She tailors her treatment to the individual patient's needs and incorporates exercise, sports training, nutrition, medications, bracing, dietary supplements, joint injections, and education, with the goal for her patients to resume full, happy, and active lifestyles. She joined Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2012.

Diana Bast

Diana Bast, MS, PA-C

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

Heather Bryan

Heather Bryan, MS, PA-C

New York Institute of Technology
Fordham University

Christina Hults

Christina Hults, MS, PA-C

Arcadia University
The College of New Jersey

Sharon Rubin

Sharon Rubin, RPA-C

Touro College
Queens College