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Joseph P. Gjolaj, M.D.

General Information

Joseph P. Gjolaj, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-324-7658


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


English, Albanian

Clinical Areas

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Trauma


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics

Research Interests

Outcomes studies focusing on the clinical and functional results of minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal deformity surgery and spine trauma interventions.



Faculty Teaching Award - Department of Neurological Surgery
Patient's Choice Award - Vitals.com
Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award - Vitals.com
Top 10 Doctor Award - Vitals.com
On-Time Doctor Award - Vitals.com
Emerging Leader - American Orthopaedic Association


B.A. Biology
The Johns Hopkins University
The George Washington University
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
The Johns Hopkins University
Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery Fellowship
University of Miami, Jackson Memorial and Miami Children's Hospitals


Dr Gjolaj's Practice Philosophy:  With the help of my staff, I endeavor to treat each patient and their concerns with special attention and individualized care. The medical care that my staff and I provide goes well beyond the office or the operating room. We strive to treat each patient and their diagnosis with the best and most contemporary treatment options, whether it be surgical, non-surgical, minimally-invasive or conventional procedures. While my speciality is spine surgery, my staff and I also work closely with other health care providers who specialize in non-surgical treatment options to ensure each patient gets the treatment that's right for them, even if surgery is not the best option.

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