Jersey City Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

MHMC Orthopedic Surgery Residency

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2019 Graduation Ceremony

06/12/2019: The JCMC-RWJBanabas Health Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program graduation ceremony was held at Chart House in Weehawken, NJ. We are very proud of our graduates Dr. Donald Adams and Dr. Eric Boe for all of their accomplishments! We are also pleased to announce that both of our graduates once again successfully completed part 1 of the AOBOS  board certification exam. Congratulations Dr. Adams and Dr. Boe! We will miss you.

Annual Grand Rounds 2019 and Guest Speaker Dr. Melvin P. Rosenwasser

06/05/2019: The JCMC-RWJBanabas Health Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program hosted our 2nd Annual Grand Rounds & Chief Resident Presentations with honored guest speaker Dr. Melvin P. Rosenwasser. There was a lively upper extremity trauma case discussion with Dr. Rosenwasser over dinner, as well as an interesting talk by Dr. Rosenwasser on orthopaedic innovations in upper extremity surgery at the Jersey City Museum. Our chief residents also presented their original research projects on pelvis insufficiency fractures and calcaneus fractures.

2019 RWJBH Jersey City Medical Center Resident Research Day

05/08/2019: Congratulations to all our residents who were chosen to present their original research projects at the 2019 RWJBH Jersey City Medical Center Resident Research Day held on Wednesday May 8th, 2019!


  • Dr. Buzin - Risk Factors for Liposomal Bupivacaine Immunity Following Primary and Revision Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty: An Observational Analysis
  • Dr. Pizzo - Are Arthroplasty Procedures Really Better in the Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures? A  Comprehensive Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review
  • Dr. Saad - Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate in Ankle Arthrodesis: A Retrospective Review

2019 Fellowship Match

04/26/19: Congratulations to our PGY-4's on both matching to their top choice fellowship programs!

New Jersey Orthopaedic Society 44th Annual Symposium

04/02/19: The New Jersey Orthopaedic Society's 44th Annual Symposium was held on March 29th and 30th at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. Three of our residents were selected to present original research and case presentations. Congratulations Drs. Jankowski, Gianakos, and Buzin!

AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting

03/17/19: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting was held last week in Las Vegas, NV. Several of our residents were selected to present original research projects and had the opportunity to spend the week attending various lectures, exhibits, and discussions learning about the latest in orthopaedic surgery.


  • Dr. Richard Pizzo gave a podium presentation titled "Are Arthroplasty Procedures Really Better in the Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures? A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review."
  • Dr. Jaclyn Jankowski presented a scientific exhibit on proximal humerus fractures titled "How to Achieve Success with Fixed Angle Locked Plating for Open Reduction Internal Fixation of 3 and 4 part Proximal Humerus Fractures"
  • Dr. Jay Shah presented his poster titled "Intramedullary Nail versus Locked Plate Fixation in the Treatment of Periprosthetic Fractures about Total Knee Arthroplasty: Is One Better Than the Other?"
  • Also exhibited was a poster by Dr. Gianakos and Dr. Saad regarding the use of tranexamic acid in revision knee arthroplasty and a poster by Dr. Gianakos about methods of femoral fixation in ACL reconstruction.

Congratulations to all!

2019 Residency Match

Andrea Attenasio
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown

Erick Heiman

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jonathan Salandra

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

02/04/19: Congratulations to our future interns: Andrea, Erick, and Jon!


02/02/19: Last weekend, the RWJBarnabas Health orthopaedic surgery residents participated in a cadaver lab in Parsippany, NJ. These labs are held quarterly and give our residents the opportunity to practice surgical approaches and utilizing orthopedic implants.

10/29/18: The Jersey City Medical Center Orthopaedics team welcomes international rotating professor Dr. Pierre Ogedad, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. Dr. Ogedad is the first of many visiting international professors that we will be hosting this year at JCMC. Welcome Dr. Ogedad!

ACGME Accreditation

09/21/18: We are pleased to announce that our residency program has received accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education!

Residency Interviews

08/03/18: The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program interviews for the 2019 match will be held on December 9, 2018 (Sunday) at RWJBarnabas Health - Jersey City Medical Center.

2018 Graduation Ceremony

06/28/18: The 2018 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Graduation was held at Chart House in Weehawken, NJ.

Congratulations Dr. David Klein and Dr. Jay Patel! We will miss you!

AOBOS Part 1 Board Exam

Congratulations to our graduating residents for passing part 1 of the AOBOS  board certification exam! Both of our graduating residents scored in the top 10 of all DO residents nationally. Our program is proud to say that we have had residents place within the top 10 scorers every year. Congratulations Dr. Klein and Dr. Patel!

2018 RWJBH Jersey City Medical Center Resident Research Day

05/09/2018: Congratulations to all our residents who were chosen to present case reports, research papers, and/or abstracts at the 2018 RWJBH Jersey City Medical Center Resident Research Day held on Wednesday May 9th, 2018!


  • Dr. Adams - 10 mm Intramedullary Nail for Femur Fractures
  • Dr. Jankowski - Reliable Outcomes Following Step-Wise, Systematic Approach in the Operative Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Dr. Yingling - Identification of Radial and Ulnar Nerves During Posterior Approach to the Humerus: a Clinical and Cadaveric Correlation Study

New Jersey Orthopaedic Society 43rd Annual Symposium

04/13/18: The New Jersey Orthopaedic Society's 43rd Annual Symposium was held on April 13th and 14th at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. Three of our residents were selected to present original research and case presentations. Congratulations Drs. Klein, Miller, and Yingling!

2018 Fellowship Match

02/27/18: Congratulations to our PGY-4s on their fellowship matches!

2018 Residency Match

Matt D'Ambrosio

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Filippo Romanelli

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bishoy Saad

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

02/05/18: Congratulations to our future interns: Matt, Fil, and Bishoy!  

Residency Interviews

08/09/17: The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program interviews for the 2018 match will be held on December 10, 2017 (Sunday) at RWJBarnabas Health - Jersey City Medical Center.

Research Updates

06/02/17: Congratulations to Dr. Arianna Gianakos for being invited to speak and present her research at the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology 2017 in Vienna, Austria. Her presented research included:


i. The Use of Tranexamic Acid in Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: A Meta-analysis (poster)

ii. The Clinical Evidence for Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Therapy on the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review (poster)

iii. Differentiating Subchondral Insufficiency Fracture From Osteonecrosis May Help Delay Or Avoid Total Hip Arthroplasty (podium)

iv. Microfracture May Reduce Radiologic And Clinical Outcomes Of Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty At Medium Term Follow-Up (podium)

05/10/17: Congratulations to Dr. John Yingling for being awarded second place for his research on the 'Use of the Skin Pie-Crusting Technique in Upper and Lower Extremity Trauma: A Cadaveric Study and Case Series' at The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand annual Residents and Fellows Night. 

2017 Fellowship Match

05/01/17: Congratulations to our PGY-4s on their fellowship matches!

2017 Residency Match

Richard Pizzo
NYIT-COM

Jay Shah 

Rowan University - SOM

John Yurek 

RVU - COM

02/06/17: Congratulations to our future interns: Ricky, Jay, and John!  

Residency Interviews

08/29/16: The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program interviews for the 2017 match will be held on Nov. 18, 2016 (Friday) and Nov. 20, 2016 (Sunday) at RWJBarnabas Health - Jersey City Medical Center.

ACGME Accreditation Status

06/30/16: The RWJBarnabas Health - Jersey City Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program has achieved ACGME pre-accreditation status. 

2016 Fellowship Match


05/15/16: Congratulations to our PGY-4s on their fellowship matches!

RWJBarnabas Health

03/31/16: Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System complete merger to form RWJBarnabas Health,  New Jersey’s second largest private employer – with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians, and 1,000 residents and interns.


The new system will train more than 1,000 residents and interns annually and embrace the mission of academic medicine, which includes quality clinical care, joined with groundbreaking research and a commitment to medical education. Through coordination of existing academic and teaching medical centers and numerous community hospitals, RWJBarnabas Health will continue to attract and retain the finest health care professionals and physicians, and be better prepared to strengthen the health of our state’s diverse populations.

2016 Residency Match

Scott Buzin

Western University COMP

Arianna Gianakos

LECOM Bradenton

Jaclyn Jankowski

UNECOM

02/8/16: Congratulations to our future interns: Scott, Arianna, and Jaclyn!  

JCMC Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter

11/20/15:  In preparation for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program interviews, our first annual newsletter was created to provide more information regarding the newest information pertaining to our program.

ACGME Accreditation Status

11/05/15: The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at Jersey City Medical Center Barnabas Health is an Osteopathic Residency Program and a member of the American Osteopathic Association.  We have formed our Orthopaedic Surgery ACGME Accreditation Committee, which is currently in the process of preparing our ACGME accreditation application with an anticipated submission for pre-accreditation this coming Spring of 2016.  Pre-accreditation status allows our graduates to participate in ACGME accredited fellowship programs as well as participate in the Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) in certain Orthopaedic sub-specialties.

The Orthopedic Institute at Jersey City Medical Center

07/1/15:  Jersey City Medical Center Barnabas Health is proud to announce the opening of The Orthopaedic Institute.  This endeavor includes a dedicated Orthopaedic wing with specialized nurses certified in Orthopaedic nursing, as well as numerous private rooms for our patients to recover from their surgery.