Charles A. Gatto, M.D.
Back, Neck, and Spine
Dr. Gatto is an ABOS board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon and the director of the Tri-County Spine Center at Tri-County Orthopedics in Morristown, New Jersey, and the chief of the Spine Section for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Morristown Medical Center of the Atlantic Health System. He is also cofounder and president of Kids’ Chance of New Jersey Inc., a charitable organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the children of New Jersey workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured on the job.
Dr. Gatto received his doctorate of medicine from the Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York, where he stayed on to complete his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery as well as his fellowship in disease, disorders, and surgery of the spine. While in Albany, he received the Barnett Award for Excellence in Medicine and the Clark Award for Excellence in Research. He served as chief resident in his final year of training and then as an attending surgeon on staff for orthopedic trauma and as a clinical instructor in orthopedic surgery.
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Gatto accepted a position as an attending surgeon and clinical assistant professor on staff at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, where he serves as the chief of spine for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Each year since 2006, the Consumers Research Council of America has named Dr. Gatto as one of America’s Top Physicians in Spine Surgery.
Dr. Gatto has extensive training and experience in all aspects of spine surgery with a particular interest in degenerative spinal disorders, sports-related spinal conditions, workers’ compensation issues, and the advancement of minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Gatto’s approach to treatment is very conservative, fully utilizing all diagnostic options and preferring to exhaust all nonoperative avenues before considering surgical intervention.
In his free time, Dr. Gatto enjoys sports, hockey, training for triathlon sprints, and spending time with his family.