Keith M. Rinkus, MD, MS, is a fellowship-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon specializing in treatments of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical regions of the spine. At Orthocenter, which has three locations in Red Bank, Morganville, and Marlboro Township, New Jersey, Dr. Rinkus performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. He is affiliated with hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian, Saint Barnabas, and Mount Sinai Health Systems. Dr. Rinkus is an expert in both surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the spine including minimally-invasive and outpatient spine procedures, disk replacements, decompressions as well as complex adult spinal reconstruction and deformity correction procedures.
Before turning to medicine and surgery, Dr. Rinkus studied civil and environmental engineering, earning both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in engineering. He later received his medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. During medical school, he was the recipient of the Wake Forest medical alumni scholarship and was granted a National Institutes of Health young investigators research fellowship.
In Dr. Rinkus’ pursuit of excellence, he completed an orthopaedic internship and residency at Penn State College of Medicine where he received the Pfizer scholars in pain management award. He also completed a fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital in Georgia. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the North American Spine Society.
In addition to performing surgeries and treating spinal conditions, Dr. Rinkus enjoys hiking, biking, teaching, studying the spine, and writing. He has written numerous scholarly articles and chapters about spinal disorders and orthopaedic care.