Mike Vosbikian, MD

Hand & Upper Extremity

Specialty

Hand & Upper Extremity


Contact

Tel: 973-972-0763

Michael Vosbikian, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon at Rutgers North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) and is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) specializing in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery. Dr. Vosbikian is also the assistant program director for the residency and the director of the core orthopaedic curriculum for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Vosbikian holds positions as an attending physician at University Hospital in Newark, NJ and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Vosbikian is currently a member of the following professional societies:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • AOTrauma North America

He is also the recipient of several awards, including:

  • Everett J. Gordon Award for Clinical Achievement
  • Philip Syng Physick Research Award (2015)
  • Philip Syng Physick Research Award for (2013)
  • Mark D. Chilton Award for Compassion through Care
  • Jerome M. Cotler and Phillip J. Marrone Leadership Award

Dr. Vosbikian has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed orthopaedic and hand surgery journals, as well as numerous textbook chapters. In addition, he has given invited lectures at local, regional and national meetings and has current research interests and projects that include:

  • Elbow, wrist, and hand biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of fracture constructs
  • Industrial accidents and workers’ safety
  • Ballistics and gunshot-related injuries
  • Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury and reconstruction

Fellowship:

  • Harvard Medical School – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Hand and Microvascular Surgery

Residency:

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School:

  • Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • M.D. – Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Undergraduate:

  • Villanova University
  • B.S. – Cum laude

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Rubinstein AJ, Ahmed IH, Vosbikian MM. Hand Compartment Syndrome.
Accepted for 2017 publication in Hand Clinics.

Vosbikian MM, O’Neil JT, Piper CC, Raikin SM. Outcomes After Percutaneous Reduction and Fixation of Low-Energy Lisfranc Injuries.
Accepted for 2017 publication in Foot and Ankle International.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Huang R, Costanzo JA, Ilyas AM. Reduction Loss after Distal Radius Fracture Fixation with Locked Volar Plates.
Accepted for 2017 publication in Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances.

Kane PM, Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Rekant MS. Neurolysis with Amniotic Membrane Nerve Wrapping for Recurrent and Secondary Wartenberg Syndrome: A Preliminary Report. The Journal of Hand Surgery – Asian and Pacific Volume.
Accepted for 2017 publication in The Journal of Hand Surgery – Asian and Pacific Volume.

Vosbikian MM, Harper CM, Byers A, Gutman A, Novack V, Iorio ML. The Impact of Safety Regulations on the Incidence of Upper Extremity Power Saw Injuries in the United States. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Apr;42(4):296.e1-296.e10.

Gaspar MP, Abdelfattah H, Welch IW, Vosbikian MM, Kane PM, Rekant MS. Recurrent Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treated with Revision Neurolysis and Amniotic Membrane Nerve Wrapping. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Dec;25(12):2057-2065.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Huang R, Ilyas AM. Optimal Positioning for Volar Plate Fixation of a Distal Radius Fracture: Determining the “DDD” (the Distal Dorsal cortical Distance). Orthop Clin North Am. 2016 Jan;47(1):235-44.

Codding JL, Vosbikian MM, Ilyas AM. Compartment Syndrome of the Hand. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jun;40(6):1213-16; quiz 1216.

Wong JC, Vosbikian MM, Dwyer, JM, Ilyas AM. Accuracy of Diagnosing Compartment Pressures in the Hand. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Apr;40(4):701-6.

Vosbikian MM, Ty JM. The Ice and Salt Challenge: An Atypical Presentation of a Cold Injury. JBJS Case Connect. 2015 Feb11:5(1):e11.

Wang ML, Vosbikian MM, Abboudi J, Beredjiklian PK. Treatment of a Chronic Multi-drug Resistant Cutaneous Mycobacterium chelonae Infection of the Hand with Wide Debridement and Skin Grafting. JBJS Case Connect. 2014 Nov 12;4(4):e102.

Vosbikian MM, Ilyas AM, Watson D, Leinberry CF. Radiation Exposure to the Hand Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Analysis. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Sep;39(9):1805-9.

Vosbikian MM, Tarity TD, Nazarian LN, Ilyas AM. Does the Ulnar Nerve Enlarge after Surgical Transposition? J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Sep;33(9):1647-52.

Publications (Non Peer-Reviewed)

Ahmed IH, Shafa E, Vosbikian MM, Ilyas AM. Timing to Fixation of Femoral Fractures due to Gunshot Wounds: A Retrospective Analysis. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA. 2015. pp. 66-69.

White AP, Vosbikian M, Patel DN, Harrop JS, & Vaccaro AR. Anterior Column Reconstruction with PEEK Expandable Interbody Cage for Optimal MR Imaging After Resection of Metastatic Spinal Tumor: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA. 2013. pp. 84-87.

Book Chapters

Wang ML, Vosbikian MM. Controversies in the Management of Chronic Non-degenerative Scapholunate Instability. In: Austin MS, Klein GR, Ilyas AM, eds. World Clinics in Orthopaedics: Hand Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2016. pp. 82-100.

Vosbikian MM, Day C. Thumb Joint Injuries, Including the CMC Joint. In: Murray PM and Hammert WC, eds. Hand Surgery Update: VI. Chicago, IL: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2016. pp. 65-69.

Vosbikian MM, Abraham JA. General Principles of Work-Up on Tumors. In: Kakar S, Jebson PJ, Murray PM, Atahanasian EA, eds. Tumors in the Hand and Upper Extremity. Chicago, IL: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2015. pp. 12-26.

Anderson PA, Vosbikian M. The Impact of Evidence-Based Medicine in Cervical Trauma. In: Vaccaro A, Fehlings M,  Dvorak M, eds. Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management. New York, NY: Thieme, 2010. pp. 18-20.

Vosbikian M, Petfield JL, Lawrence JP, Rihn J, Harris EB, Vaccaro AR Spinal Embryology and Anatomy of the Pediatric and Adult Spine. In: Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, Dvorak M, eds. Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management. New York, NY: Thieme, 2010. pp. 39-50.

Petfield JL, Vosbikian M, Whang PG, Vaccaro AR. The Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS). In: Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, Dvorak M, eds. Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management.  New York, NY: Thieme, 2010. pp. 345-351.

Multimedia

DVD: Rampersaud YR, Vosbikian MM. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression and Fusion for Flexion-Distraction Injury. In: Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, Dvorak M, eds. Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management.  New York, NY: Thieme, 2010. (DVD – Chapter 7).

DVD: Vosbikian MM, Vaccaro AR. Open Reduction Internal Fixation for Thoracic Fracture-Dislocation. In: Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, & Dvorak M, eds. Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management.  New York, NY: Thieme, 2010. (DVD – Chapter 11).

Podium Presentations

Outcomes after Percutaneous Reduction and Fixation of Low-Energy Lisfranc Injuries
2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – San Diego, CA
Presentation: March 15, 2017 by Joseph T. O’Neil, MD

Outcomes After Minimally-Invasive Treatment of Lisfranc Injuries: A Retrospective Review.
47th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association – New Orleans, LA
Presentation: October 20, 2016 by Ronald Huang, MD

The Impact of Safety Regulations on the Incidence of Table Saw Injuries in the U.S.
27th Annual Richard J. Smith Day
Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA
Presentation: April 29, 2016 by Carl M. Harper, MD

Hypotension Following Total Joint Arthroplasty is Common and Inconsequential.
XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress
46th Brazilian Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Presentation: November 20, 2014 by James J. Purtill, MD

Interobserver Reliability in the Measurement of Hand Compartment Pressures
45th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association – Amelia Island, FL
Presentation: October 25, 2014 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Reduction Loss After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation with Various Volar Plates
45th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association – Amelia Island, FL
Presentation: October 25, 2014 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Hypotension Following Total Joint Arthroplasty is Common and Inconsequential
45th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association – Amelia Island, FL
Presentation: October 24, 2014 by Ronald Huang, MD

Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Analysis of Large and Mini C-arm Fluoroscopy
30th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association – Tampa, FL
Presentation: October 18, 2014 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Radiation Exposure to the Hand Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Analysis
44th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association – Miami, FL
Presentation Date: November 2, 2013 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Poster Presentations

Vosbikian MM, Harper CM, Byers A, Iorio ML. The Impact of Safety Regulations on the Incidence of Table Saw Injuries in the United States. Poster Presentation. 5th Annual Harvard Surgery Research Day. Boston, MA

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Gaspar MP, Kane PM, Rekant MS. Safety and Efficacy of AmnioMatrix Amniotic Membrane for Use in Peripheral Neurolysis. 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. Scottsdale, AZ.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Huang R, Ilyas AM. Volar Plating: Can These Plates Really Hold Distal Radius Fracture Reduction? Poster Presentation. 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Boston, MA.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Huang R, Ilyas AM. Volar Plating: Can These Plates Really Hold Distal Radius Fracture Reduction? Poster Presentation. 7th Annual Philadelphia Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium. Philadelphia, PA.

Vosbikian MM, Ilyas AM, Watson D, Leinberry CF. Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Comparison of Large and Mini C-arm Fluoroscopy. Poster Presentation. Fall Scientific Meeting of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. Farmington, PA.

Wong JC, Vosbikian MM, Dwyer, JM, Ilyas AM. Interobserver Reliability in the Measurement of Hand Compartment Pressures. Poster Presentation. Fall Scientific Meeting of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. Farmington, PA.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Costanzo JA, Dwyer JM, Niver GE, Mintalucci DJ, Jones CM, Wang ML, Maltenfort M, Ilyas AM.. Reduction Loss after Distal Radius Fracture Fixation with Various Volar Plates. Poster Presentation. Fall Scientific Meeting of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. Farmington, PA.

Vosbikian MM, Ilyas AM, Watson D, Leinberry CF. Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Comparison of Large and Mini C-arm Fluoroscopy. Poster Presentation. 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Boston, MA.

Wong JC, Vosbikian MM, Dwyer, JM, Ilyas AM. Interobserver Reliability in the Measurement of Hand Compartment Pressures. Poster Presentation. 6th Annual Philadelphia Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium. Philadelphia, PA.

Vosbikian MM, Ilyas AM, Watson D, Leinberry CF. Fluoroscopic Radiation to the Surgeons’ Hands: What’s Our Exposure? Poster Presentation. 6th Annual Philadelphia Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium. Philadelphia, PA.

Vosbikian MM, Tarity TD, Ilyas AM. The Utility of Ultrasound in Determining the Etiology of Failure in Ulnar Nerve Transposition. Poster Presentation. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting – Kauai, HI.

Vosbikian MM, Huang R, Ilyas AM, Leinberry CF. Fluoroscopic Radiation to the Surgeons’ Hands: What’s Our Exposure? Poster Presentation. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting – Kauai, HI.

Vosbikian MM, Tarity TD, Nazarian LN, Ilyas AM. Failed Ulnar Nerve Transposition: Does Size Matter? Poster Presentation. 44th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association – Miami, FL.

Abstracts

Harper CM, Vosbikian M, Iorio ML. The Impact of Safety Regulations on the Incidence of Power Saw Injuries in the United States: Level 4 Evidence. Abstract. The Journal of Hand Surgery – American Volume. 2016 Sep;41(9):S23.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Gaspar MP, Kane PM, Rekant MS. Safety and Efficacy of AmnioMatrix Amniotic Membrane for Use in Peripheral Neurolysis. Program of Electronic Poster Abstracts for the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. Scottsdale, AZ: 2016. p. 9.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Huang R, Dwyer JM, Niver GE, Mintalucci DJ, Jones CM, Wang ML, Ilyas AM. Volar Plating: Can These Plates Really Hold Distal Radius Fracture Reduction. Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2015. p. 26.

Purtill J, Tarity D, Vosbikian M, Huang R. Hypotension Following Total Joint Arthroplasty is Common and Inconsequential. Abstract Book of the XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress. Rio de Janiero, Brazil: 2014. Free Paper Presentations.

Wong JC, Vosbikian MM, Dwyer J, Ilyas A. Interobserver Reliability in the Measurement of Hand Compartment Pressures. Scientific program of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. Amelia Island, FL: 2014. p. 218.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Costanzo JA, Dwyer J, Niver GE, Mintalucci DJ, Jones C, Wang M, Maltenfort MG, Ilyas A. Reduction Loss After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation with Various Volar Plates. Scientific program of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. Amelia Island, FL: 2014. p. 193.

Tarity TD, Huang R, Vosbikian MM, Ross KA, Muenzer, Purtill JJ. Hypotension Following Total Joint Arthroplasty is Common and Inconsequential. Scientific program of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. Amelia Island, FL: 2014. p. 192-193.

Vosbikian MM, Leinberry CF, Watson D, Ilyas AM. Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Comparison of Large and Mini C-arm Fluoroscopy. Scientific Program of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Tampa, FL: 2014. p. 329.

Wong JC, Vosbikian MM, Dwyer JM, Ilyas AM. Accuracy of Diagnosing Compartment Pressures in the Hand. Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2014. p. 44.

Vosbikian MM, Ketonis C, Costanzo J, et al. Reduction Loss after Distal Radius Fracture Fixation with Various Volar Plates. Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2014. p. 41.

Vosbikian MM and Rekant MS. The Use of AmnioMatrix in the Setting of Tenolysis and Neurolysis. Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2014. p. 38.

Wang ML, Vosbikian MM, Abboudi J, Beredjiklian PK. Treatment of a Chronic Multi-drug Resistant Cutaneous Mycobacterium chelonae Infection of the Hand with Wide Debridement and Skin Grafting. Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2014. p. 40.

Vosbikian MM and Ty JM. The Ice and Salt Challenge, an Atypical Presentation of Cold Injury. Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2014. p. 38.

Tarity TD, Vosbikian MM, Huang R, et al. Hypotension Following Total Joint Arthroplasty is Common and Inconsequential. Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2014. p. 14.

Vosbikian MM, Tarity TD, Nazarian LN, Ilyas AM. Failed Ulnar Nerve Transposition: Does Size Matter? Scientific program of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. Miami, FL. p. 168-169.

Vosbikian MM, Ilyas AM, Watson D, Leinberry CF. Radiation to the Hand Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Analysis. Scientific program of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. Miami, FL. p. 116.

Vosbikian MM, Tarity TD, Nazarian LN, Ilyas AM. Failed Ulnar Nerve Transposition: Does Size Matter? Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2013. p. 48.

Vosbikian MM, Ilyas AM, Watson D, Leinberry CF. Radiation Exposure to the Hand Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Analysis. Abstract. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. Philadelphia, PA: 2013. p. 45.

Invited Lectures

Carpal Trauma: The Typicals and Atypicals
Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds – Newark, NJ
Presentation: March 8, 2017 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Hand Emergencies
Newark-Beth Israel Medical Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds – Newark, NJ
Presentation: November 30, 2016 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Evaluation and Treatment of Common Thumb Injuries
Bay State Hand Therapy Interest Group – Needham, MA
Presentation: April 27, 2016 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Mallet & Extensor Tendon Injuries: A Guide to Evaluation & Treatment
Harvard (BIDMC) Medical School Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds – Boston, MA
Presentation Date: December 15, 2015 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Optimal Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures: The Dorsal Distal Cortical Distance
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Orthopaedic Research Day – Philadelphia, PA
Presentation Date: May 1, 2015 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

The Learning Curve: Implications and Ethics for the Practical Surgeon
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Philadelphia PA
Presentation Date: April 17, 2015 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

Radiation Exposure to the Hand Surgeon’s Hands: A Practical Analysis
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Orthopaedic Research Day – Philadelphia, PA
Presentation Date: May 10, 2013 by Michael M. Vosbikian, MD

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Dr. Vosbikian current research interests and projects include:

  • Elbow, wrist, and hand biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of fracture constructs
  • Industrial accidents and workers’ safety
  • Ballistics and gunshot-related injuries
  • Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury and reconstruction