Paterson, NJ (OCTOBER 27, 2009) – St. Joseph's Children's Hospital at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Allan Strongwater, MD, as Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. His practice, which opened September 21 at 1135 Broad Street, Clifton, New Jersey, serves local, national and international children with a wide spectrum of orthopedic disorders, from common fractures and congenital deformities to neuromuscular conditions and rare diseases. Complex cases hold a special interest for Dr. Strongwater. Recently, he performed a highly complex surgery on a 15-year-old boy at St. Joseph's, utilizing both the innovative Sofield and Boyd reconstruction procedures to correct deformities in the the boy's leg and heel, transforming him from wheelchair bound to walking.
Dr. Strongwater focuses on helping the patient achieve the best possible quality of life, looking at the total picture to achieve the best long-term result. "I look forward to working with the talented physicians and staff at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in helping children with orthopedic challenges improve their lives. The full spectrum of healthcare and support services provided at St. Joseph's will benefit the patients that we serve and their families."
Dr. Strongwater received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, followed by an orthopedic surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He completed an orthopedic fellowship specializing in children's musculoskeletal disorders at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, and remained on staff as an orthopedic surgeon. After 12 years, Dr. Strongwater relocated his practice to Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he created the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Services, bringing orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation and podiatry under a single department. Dr. Strongwater remained chairman of the new department for 11 years, and then returned to NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases as the Director of Muscular Services, a position he held prior to being named Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey.
Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Strongwater has held various professional and academic positions, including: Professor, St. George's School of Medicine in Grenada, and Director of the Orthopedic Residency Program, Associate Director of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Associate Director of Bioengineering at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has contributed numerous articles to healthcare journals and given many presentations on different orthopedic topics through the years. He is currently a member of the American Orthopedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and the Pediatric Orthopedic Club of North America.
"Dr. Strongwater's extensive experience, expertise and ability to perform truly innovative procedures will be assets to St. Joseph's pediatric orthopedic surgery program," said James LaBagnara, Jr., MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, St. Joseph's Healthcare System. "In addition, his commitment to excellence and passion for helping children coincide with St. Joseph's mission of providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to all we serve."
For more information on Dr. Allan Strongwater's practice or pediatric orthopaedic surgery services at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, please visit www.StJosephsHealth.org or call 973.754.2414.