Princeton Regenerative Medicine Center employs state-of-the-art technology to offer the latest evidence based, cutting edge regenerative therapies delivered by fellowship trained, board certified physicians as part of a holistic treatment regimen that aims to heal and rejuvenate patients by restoring the structure and function of damaged tissues.

Regenerative medicine is an exciting, evolving sub-specialty that involves multiple specific treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) image guided injections. The co-directors of our center are at the forefront of the field, participating in research, reviewing articles, and co-editing (along with Dr. Joseph Herrera, Chairperson of PM&R at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC), the medical textbook, “Regenerative Medicine for Spine and Joint Pain”


Zachary Perlman, DO, is a board certified, fellowship trained physician specializing in the non-operative care of sports related injuries and musculoskeletal medicine with a particular emphasis in regenerative medicine. He currently serves as the Co-Director of Regenerative Medicine for Princeton Spine and Joint Center.

Dr. Perlman earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Rutgers University and completed medical school in South Florida at Nova Southeastern University. He then completed his residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Perlman completed a sports medicine fellowship in San Antonio, Texas, where he worked with multiple professional sports teams, including the San Antonio Spurs, as well as multiple university and high school teams.


Jason Kirkbride, MD, CAQSM, is a board certified, fellowship trained sports medicine physician specializing in general musculoskeletal and sports related injuries. Dr. Kirkbride currently serves as the Co-Director of Regenerative Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center.

After attending Virginia Tech, Dr. Kirkbride received a Masters degree from Georgetown University. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School, and then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, where he served with distinction as chief resident. Dr. Kirkbride also completed additional fellowship specialty training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia, which afforded him the opportunity to work with the Virginia Cavalier student-athletes, and local high schools.


Scott Curtis, DO, is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care. Dr. Curtis is the Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center.

After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.
Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.


Ziva Petrin, MD, is a double board certified fellowship trained physician who specializes in the non-surgical care of musculoskeletal injuries, sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Petrin serves as an attending physician at Princeton Spine and Joint Center and the assistant director of the Dance Medicine Program and the Sports Medicine Program. After receiving her bachelor of science degree at Georgetown University, Dr. Petrin graduated with high honors from the University of Ljubljana Medical School in Slovenia. After practicing and performing research in Slovenia for two years, she returned to the United States and did her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and then completed her fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she also taught at the medical school. The author of numerous peer reviewed medical papers, Dr. Petrin has lectured and received several awards of distinction both nationally and internationally. She has worked with Olympians, professional, collegiate and amateur athletes as well as weekend warriors and couch potatoes of all ages. Dr. Petrin brings a singular focus to her medical practice of using her wealth of experience and skills to provide optimal non-surgical care to her patients and develop an effective treatment plan to help them stay healthier and stronger for the future.

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