Where Research and Care Go Hand-In-Hand
At the Department of Orthopaedics of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), we are dedicated to teaching our students the latest in evidence-based research while providing comprehensive patient care of the musculoskeletal system.
Staffed by the highly-trained orthopaedic physicians of North Jersey Orthopaedics Institute (NJOI), we have an insatiable passion for teaching. In fact, we go above and beyond what community-based practices offer. Our faculty and advisors guide each student while simultaneously providing superior care to patients.
Through our advanced programs, our students have exposure to clinical practice in a variety of orthopaedic subspecialties, including:
- Adult reconstruction
- Foot and ankle
- Limb salvage
- Microvascular surgery
- Musculoskeletal oncology
- Sports medicine
Having a wide range of subspecialties allows our students to be well versed in all aspects of orthopaedics, and allows us to provide complete care to patients living with musculoskeletal conditions.
Below is a list of our advanced clinical programs designed around our patient-centered and outcome-based approach to care and research:
Fellowship in Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery
This fellowship has been created to provide students interested in the field of orthopaedic traumatology the critical-thinking and technique necessary for effectively treating orthopaedic trauma and reconstructive patients.
Fellows will become proficient with managing the acute issues and definitive treatment of multi-trauma patients.
Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology
Our department offers unique, specialized training through our musculoskeletal oncology fellowship program. Fellows will have broad exposure to musculoskeletal diseases, and will learn the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of biopsy and reconstruction. This includes endoprosthesis, tissue transplantation and amputation.
Fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery
This Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship offers a comprehensive experience in treating clinical hand and upper extremity conditions, as well as microsurgery. Fellows will learn the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for management of:
- Acute trauma
- Congenital deformities
- Nerve injuries
- Post-traumatic reconstruction
- Rheumatoid and other arthritic conditions
Orthopaedic Residency Program
Our Orthopaedic Residency Program is a five-year program that provides a diversity of patients, environments and pathology, which we feel is necessary for a well-rounded surgical education.
Our goal is to transform students into well-read and expert surgeons who have the necessary skills and experience to choose either academic or private practices. The Orthopaedic Residency Program is the embodiment of our passion and commitment to giving students what they need to succeed both in technique and providing overall patient care.
Orthopaedic Resident Program for Research
Through our premier Orthopedics Resident Education program, students learn to conduct superior quality orthopaedic research. In doing so, they will be making strides in ultimately improving quality of life for patient living with debilitating musculoskeletal conditions.
Our main focus is on the mechanobiology of bone healing. In our program, we concentrate on two key research areas:
- Biomechanics of joints and bone fixation devices
- In vivo and in vitro biology, including the mechanics of bone remodeling