Dr. Steven Waldman, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 59
Dr. Steven Waldman, MD
Dr. Steven Waldman, the medical director and CEO of Atlas Spine, is a fellowship trained doctor who specializes in spinal trauma and spinal disorders and is one of the top pain management physicians in New Jersey. Dr. Waldman received his B.S. in Chemistry Summa Cum Laude from Union College and went on to complete his medical degree at the State University of New York with honors in Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Waldman completed his anesthesiology residency with a focus on pain management at the prestigious Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. He went on to complete his fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Waldman has over 25 years of experience in pain management. He has taught at many prestigious institutions around the world: Columbia University, UCLA, UC-San Diego, University of Oregon, University of Miami, Stanford University, Cornell-Sloan Kettering Medical Center, among others. Dr. Waldman is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American College of Pain Medicine, the International Spinal Intervention Society, and the North American Spine Society. MEDICAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS Hackensack University Medical Center – Palisades Campus Hoboken University Medical Center – CarePoint St. Mary's – Passaic Medical Center Meadowlands Hospital – Director of Spine Section and Pain Medicine BOARD CERTIFICATIONS Diplomate – American Academy of Pain Management Board-Certified Fellow – American College of Pain Medicine American Board of Anesthesiologists Board Certified ASA/ABMS – Sub-specialty with added qualifications in Pain Management LICENSURE Medicine and Surgery, State of New York Medicine and Surgery, State of California Medicine and Surgery, State of New Jersey Medicine Surgery, State of Florida HONORS, AWARDS AND CITATIONS Union College B.S., Chemistry – Summa Cum Laude, 1979 Union College, Fuller Chemistry Prize and CitationDepartmental Honors, Department of Medicine, SUNY Medical School NYC Campus, Departmental Honors, Department of Surgery, SUNY Medical School Departmental Honors, SUNY Medical School Golden Scalpel Award, Medtronic Corporation, 1995

8901 Kennedy Blvd

North Bergen, NJ 07047

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Dr. Steven Waldman, MD

Dr. Steven Waldman, MD

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Care Philosophy

Licensed in multiple states including New York and New Jersey, Dr. Waldman is also a member of numerous professional organizations, having graduated from Downstate Medical School with several departmental awards. Dr. Waldman lectures on a variety of topics including pain management and discography. Board certified and ready to extend his help and compassionate hand to all who seek him, Dr. Waldman is especially a people-person. There is always something to do and be changed; having done participated in a large number of workshops, Dr. Waldman does not simply express a mere interest research; he does more. Specializing in pain management and anesthesiology, he is as capable as he is knowledgeable; making Dr. Waldman is a great person to go to.
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Dr. Waldman's Experience

Dr. Waldman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Management

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis


  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Staten Island
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Departmental Honors for Department of Medicine, Department of anesthesiology, and Department of Surgery,
  • Golden Scapel Award,
Media & Publications

Dr. Waldman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Waldman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Waldman to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Waldman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Fairview, NJ |
I had a great experience with Dr. Waldman. I was in a lot of pain and his office accommodated me on the same day! His clear expertise in pain management and excellent bedside manner was evident and he answered all my questions thoroughly. Since I've been seeing him for consultations and treatments including epidurals my neck and low back pain have decreased significantly and I am back to the gym and my passion of cycling. I highly recommend anyone with pain neck or back pain to see Dr. Waldman.
in Summit, NJ |
I had so much back pain, I thought I would never get better. I'm so thankful that I came to see Dr. Waldman. He was so patient with me, answered all my questions, and I'm finally able to enjoy my life again- without drugs! He is truly a miracle worker.
in West New Yok, NJ |
I was referred to Dr. Waldman after suffering a severe back injury. He saw me and right away was able to tell me what was going on based on the MRI's and his exam. That made me comfortable right away because he really knows what hes talking about. My back pain was so bad but after a number of injections over the course of a few months my pain and walking ability got so much better. For anyone in pain in their neck and pain, I would highly recommend Dr. Waldman and his practice in North Bergen.
in Elizabeth, NJ |
Dr. Steven Waldman is an excellent Physician. Dr. Waldman holds himself and his employees to high standards; thus, his clinic is run impeccably though this perfectionism. Most of the people who work with him are exceptionally professional in their roles too. The doctors that assisted in the procedures were excellent; the well humored assistance nurse was thorough. Even the drivers were acutely aware of taking precautions to help the patients feel safe during transport.
in Ft Lee, NJ |
Dr. Steven P. Waldman is kind, personable, sympathetic and professional. It is rare to find a doctor with such amazing bedside manner. He is a dynamo with a heavy patient load, yet he has the ability to make you feel like your case is the only one that matters. This ensures a doctor-patient relationship where you are completely comfortable putting your trust in Dr. Waldman's hands through his experience and surgical skills. No one hopes to need a pain mgmt Dr., but I had an excellent experience.
Thank you for the kind words Kathy, I wish you the best always. Patients like you make me proud to be a physician.
in Oradell, NJ |
Dr Waldman has a kind heart. He is very amenable to answering questions. The procedures he did were painless as promised and I waited about 20minutes to see him the first time. He was reluctant to give me drugs for my pain but as it turned out I got better without surgery after 2 injections I think they were called epidermals. I recommend him highly. Marisa G
in Ft Lee, NJ |
A caring expert in pain management Dr. Waldman has to be one of the top doctors in the field. At each point he explains everything in full, makes you comfortable and really makes things as comfortable and confident of your decisions along the way. Guided me closely with which Surgeon to use too. No question I went to few of these Pain management doctors and he by far the best.
Marc you have become a friend and you can always reach out by phone or text. I know you are a perfectionist like me so your opinions and feelings really matter. Happy New Year
in New Jersey |
Excellent medical acumen with the skill set and the confidence to deliver the results
in Paramus, NJ |
Interested in money and only that. Bedside manner and expertise is questionable. Giving an injection and then requesting Mri is not how it should be done. Not interested in finding other ways to treat other than to send you to surgery center and get injected. Much easier for dr. Waldman. It's like an assembly line in those facilities with dr. Waldman. Just inject inject inject inject! Get money money money money! That's his motto. Very sad.
Adam, I'm sorry that you questioned my treatment algorithm's but they are not only standard of care- they are time tested and effective. It sounds as if I recommended a test followed by an MRI which would involve an injection of dye first. It's a shame you did not find this compatable with your own medical acumen. I'm sure you were able to find one of my colleagues in the community who would give you the Oxycontin that you so frequently demanded. Best of luck to you in your quest for Oxy.
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Hoboken University Medical Center
308 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center
55 Meadowlands Pkwy
Secaucus, NJ 07094
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Palisades Medical Center
7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047
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