Roy D. Vingan, MD

Neurosurgeon, Co-Founder

Patients often have a lot of fear when meeting with a neurosurgeon for the first time, and they may be worried about undergoing surgery. In reality, it’s often not necessary to operate at all.


Considered one of the country’s premier neurosurgeons, Dr. Vingan is a founding member of New Jersey Brain and Spine. In practice for nearly three decades, he has focused primarily on treating patients with spinal conditions for the past 15 years. He has held several leadership positions over the span of his career and is currently vice chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, codirector of spine surgery, and chief of minimally invasive surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Dr. Vingan is a strong advocate of conservative care, but when surgery is appropriate, he uses state-of-the-art techniques to improve outcomes and speed recovery. He is committed to staying on top of new technology developments and surgical innovations, and was among the first neurosurgeons in the region to use minimally invasive brain and spine surgical procedures.

Biographical Highlights

Medical School
State University of New York
State University of New York Health Science Center/Kings County Hospital Center (Chief Resident)
Advanced Fellowship Training

An early proponent of advanced technologies, Dr. Vingan has been at the forefront of minimally invasive procedures; he was among the first in New Jersey to use frameless cranial and spinal navigation systems, endoscopic cranial and spinal techniques and other minimally invasive brain and spine procedures.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Since: 2001
  • New Jersey Monthly: Top Doctors: 2001
  • Jersey’s Best Magazine Top Doctors Since: 2010
  • Best Doctor, New York Magazine: Perennial Recipient
  • Top Doctor New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly: Perennial Recipient
  • Top Doctor Inside New Jersey, Castle Connolly: Perennial Recipient
  • New Jersey Monthly: Top Doctors: 2001
  • America’s Top Surgeons, Consumer’s Research Council of America: Perennial Recipient
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (book series) Since: 6th Edition
  • Patient Choice for Compassionate Doctor: Perennial Recipient
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Englewood Health
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Holy Name Medical Center
  • Hudson Regional Hospital
  • Hudson Surgical Center (Partner)
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • The Valley Hospital
  • Vanguard Surgical Center
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Institute of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of Presacral Spinal Surgery
  • Bergen County Medical Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Joint Section of Trauma & Critical Care
  • New Jersey Neurosurgical Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • President of New Jersey Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgeons
  • Vaicys, C., Vingan, R.D., Roth, P., Clear-cell Chondrosarcoma of the Lumbar Spine, (Submitted for Publication), 2000.
  • Vaicys, C., Vingan, R.D., Grigorian, A., Splitting of the Tentorium Leaves Through Transorbital Injury, (Submitted for Publication), 2000.
  • Vaicys, C., Roth, P., Vingan, R.D., Odontoid Screw Extrusion Due to Severe Osteoporosis, (Submitted for Publication), 2000.
  • Rajaraman, V., Vingan, R.D.,  Roth, P.A., Heary, R.F., Conklin, L., Jacobs, G.B., Visceral and Vascular Complications Resulting from Another Lumbar Interbody Fusion, J. Neurosurgery (Spine 1) Fol. 91, pp 60-64, 1999.
  • Vingan, R.D., Dow-Edwards, D.L., Riley, E.P., Cerebral Metabolic Alterations in Rats Following Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: A Deoxyglucose Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 10 (I), 1986.
  • Zimmerman, G.A., Fox, S.E., Vingan, R.D., ET AL., Hippocampal Laminar Glucose Utilization and Thenta Rhythm Following Unilateral Fimbria Fornix Lesions in Rats. (Submitted for Publication).  

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