Department of Orthopaedics
140 Bergen St.
Newark NJ 07103
For Housestaff and Student Inquiries:
Monique A. Smith
Program Support Coordinator
Associate Residency Coordinator
graduates have obtained fellowships at:
Western Reserve University
Harborview Medical Center
for Joint Diseases
for Special Surgery
Mt. Sinai Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital
Diego Center for Spinal Disorder
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in LA
Texas Medical Center
University of Chicago
University of Massachusetts Medical School
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE:
are a number of Centers of Excellence at University Hospital in the area
of cancer, cardiovascular services, genetics, neurology, ophthalmology,
pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and trauma. The Department of Orthopaedics
is renown for the following:
University Hospital, a variety of treatment options are offered for patients
seeking care for scoliosis and scoliosis-related conditions. These include
both surgical and nonsurgical techniques provided by experts in neurological
surgery and orthopaedics.
Precision is key during back surgery to minimize the potential for serious
injury to surrounding nerves. Surgical services at University Hospital
are enhanced by the availability of the state-of-the-art Stealth surgical
navigation system. This system utilizes sensor-based optical tracking
computer technology to accurately pinpoint areas of the spine on a “map”
in real time during surgery, giving the surgeon a much more precise view
of this critical location.
trained orthopaedic surgeons at The University Hospital have extensive
experience in correcting LLDs using the full range of techniques including
the Ilizarov and Taylor Spatial Frames as well as intramedullary nailing
This patient is undergoing
a forearm lengthening. In order to maintain finger mobility and prevent
contractures, customized slings can be suspended off the external fixator.
||Dr. Francis Patterson
( Professor of Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Oncology) says that
when dealing with a tumor of the musculoskeletal system, the top goals of
cutting out the entire tumor and preserving the maximum function become
ever more reachable as technology advances. High on his current success
list are: a 47-year-old man with a large liposarcoma of the thigh whose
surgery preserved near normal motion and strength of the extremity, and
who has since become a ski instructor; and a 30-year old woman who had half
her pelvis removed, and a composite of allograft and hip replacement used
to reconstruct her hip, and is now planning on having a second child.
||Congratulations to faculty from the NJMS Department of Orthopaedics and other faculty from NJMS on being named to the 2013 Castle Connolly "Top Doctors" list. Based on a peer review survey in which physicians nominate their peers as best doctors, Drs. Joseph Benevenia, Wayne Berberian, Robin Gehrmann, Francis Patterson, Sanjeev Sabharwal and Virak Tan were recognized.
OTHER FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS:
two main creative areas in Joe Benevenia's life wouldn't seem to have
much in common. One is an operating room at University Hospital in Newark.
The other is the garage in Montclair that he converted into a sculptor's
studio... He is currently working on "The Passage of Hope,"
a six-piece work commissioned by the Cancer Center for its lobby