Damon Noto, M.D.


Dr. Damon NotoDr. Noto graduated at the top of his class from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with honors in Clinical Radiology. He then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Atlantic City Medical Center. Dr. Noto followed up his training with four residencies in Rehabilitation, at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, and The University Hospital of Cornell and Columbia University, where he was the chief resident.

Dr. Noto continued his education with a fellowship in Spine and Joint at the New England Baptist Hospital (Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital). He also studied the use of Acupuncture at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Noto is board certified in Pain Management and Rehabilitation.

Relevant Experience

Dr. Noto is the president of the Spine and Joint Center Medicine & Acupuncture in Hackensack, New Jersey. Before joining the Spine and Joint Center, Dr. Noto spent many years as an attending physician at the Hackensack University Medical Center and a Spine and Pain Management Specialist at New Jersey Spinal Medicine & Surgery.

Dr. Noto’s philosophy is to see patients as a whole person rather than a set of symptoms – taking into consideration their physical and mental aspects and designing a course of treatment that meets their unique needs. He was awarded the 2012 Patient Choice Award for his compassionate approach to his patients.

Dr. Noto also volunteers as a board member of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting.

Research and Publications

  • Assessment of Forearm Pronation Strength in C6 and C7 Radiculopathies Spine. 2007;32(1):72-75. James Rainville, MD; Damon J. Noto, MD; Cristin Jouve, MD; Louis Jenis, MD.
  • The Memorial Sloan Kettering Handbook for Electro diagnostic Medicine. Author of the first chapter and co-author of a chapter on “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”. 2002-2003.
  • Iontophoresis in Bicipital Tendonitis. Research at New York Presbyterian Hospital. 2002-2003
  • Grand Rounds Lectures: Constrain Induced Therapy and Stroke Patients: Opioid Use in Chronic Non-malignant Pain. New York Hospital (Cornell ). 2001
  • New England Baptist Hospital (Boston, MA). 2/2004
  • Mount Auburn Hospital (Cambridge, MA). 2/2004
  • Physical Therapy and Chronic Low Back Pain. Hackensack University Medical Center

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Patient Choice Award
  • 2002 Distinguished House staff Award for a Resident, Columbia Presbyterian & Cornell Hospital