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Ridgewood Orthopedic Group, LLC

Surgeon Information: Joseph P. Pizzurro, MD

Joseph P. Pizzurro, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Pizzurro has more than 35 years of experience in orthopedics and treating arthritis pain. His specialty is in the area of knee and hip replacements and he performs more than 200 of these procedures a year at The Valley Hospital. Dr. Pizzurro has a special interest in new technologies in orthopedics and he was one of the first surgeons in the New Jersey area to adopt the new ceramic on ceramic hip implant technology. He also spear-headed The Valley Hospital's effort to introduce computer navigation technology with knee and hip replacement procedures and was one of the first surgeons in the USA to complete more than 200 navigated implant procedures.

In addition to spending time helping patients live more pain free lives, Dr. Pizzurro has served in many staff positions at The Valley Hospital. He was President and Vice President of the Valley Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Pizzurro is currently serving his third term as Director of Orthopedics at The Valley Hospital and he continues to serve on numerous medical staff committees. He spearheaded the committee to set up the Total Joint Center at The Valley Hospital. Dr. Pizzurro has frequently lectured on the subject of knee and hip replacement and on the use of navigation during such procedures. He and his staff have conducted 10 clinical outcome studies on over 600 patients.

Dr. Pizzurro is a veteran of the United States Army. He served in the United States Army Medical Corps as a Captain and received the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Dr. Pizzurro has lived in the Bergen County area for more than 30 years. He and his wife have three sons and 5 grandchildren.

Undergraduate Degree

* Bachelor of Science, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey

Medical Degree

* St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Internship

* St. Louis University School of Medicine, Affiliated Hospitals, St. Louis, Missouri

Residency

* Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, General Surgery, Bronx, New York
* New York University Bellevue Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, New York, New York
* New York University Bellevue Medical Center, Chief Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, New York, New York

Licensure / Certification

* American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
* American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
* American College of Surgeons
* International College of Surgeons
* American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
* Academy of Medicine of New Jersey

Hospital Affiliations

* The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

* Phi Rho Sigma Medical Fraternity
* American Medical Association
* New Jersey Medical Society
* Bergen County Medical Society
* Ridgewood Medical Society
* New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
* American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
* Eastern Orthopaedic Association
* American College of Surgeons
* Affiliate, Royal Society of Medicine, London, England
* Society of Surgeons of New Jersey
* International College of Surgeons
* American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
* American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
* Association for Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgery
* American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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