Department Overview

Program Size

  • 15 residents (3 per year, 5 years)

Participating Hospitals and healthcare settings include:

  • Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
  • Joseph’s Ambulatory Surgical Center, Paterson, NJ
  • Joseph’s University Medical Center, Wayne, NJ
  • Elite Surgical Center, Wayne, NJ (Private surgery center)
  • Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE (4-month pediatric rotation)
  • Morristown University Medical Center, Morristown, NJ (3-month oncology rotation)
  • Morristown University Medical Center Ambulatory Surgical Center, Morristown, NJ


  • We have two full-time, research fellows to assist residents and faculty with ongoing projects. 
  • We are part of several large, multi-center clinical trials, have published surgical techniques, and consistently present our work at state, local, and international meetings.
  • Each resident is required to initiate and complete a minimum of one research project before graduation.
  • Residents are encouraged to submit ongoing research projects for consideration at conferences nationwide. Joint research projects with faculty staff are common and encouraged.
  • Each year, fourth-year residents will present their research at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Societyannual meeting. 


  • Opportunity to cover multiple high school physicals and sporting events ($300 per event)
  • $200 per month food stipend to cafeteria and Au Bon Pain
  • $500 annual education/book stipend
  • Gym membership reimbursement to Club Metro (located adjacent to parking garage)
  • Affordable Health Insurance with prescription coverage
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • On-site covered parking garage

Board Pass Rates

  • 96%