Richard Rosa, MD, FACS
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Joint Institute
95 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
About the Doctor
Richard A. Rosa, MD, FACS, specializes in total knee replacement, partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement, total hip replacement, and total shoulder replacement. His expertise includes minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopic knee surgery, arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopic meniscal repair, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and arthroscopic labral and SLAP repair. He also is adept at the new innovative subchondroplasty joint preservation procedure, tennis elbow surgery, treatment of tendon and muscle tears and injuries, and treatment of tendonitis and tendonopathy. Dr. Rosa offers hyaluronic acid injections and platelet - rich plasma (PRP) injections. An innovator in his field, Dr. Rosa has helped design and develop state-of-the-art knee implants, instruments, and surgical techniques, including a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty system. To his credit, Dr. Rosa is the first orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey and he is among the first dozen orthopedic surgeons worldwide to implant a patient - specific custom knee replacement.
In addition to his position with Advanced Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Center at Summit Medical Group, Dr. Rosa is Director of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Joint Institute in Livingston, New Jersey. He completed his fellowship at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Rosa has been Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and an attending physician at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He also has been an attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is Former Team Physician for the Georgetown University Rugby Football Club.
Dr. Rosa says, "As a former college athlete, I am passionate about sports medicine. I have treated many elite college and high school athletes with the latest surgical and nonsurgical technologic advancements." He adds, "My relationship with each of my patients matters most to me. Always aware of the special bond between me and my patients, I combine my clinical skills with a humanistic touch and caring approach to ease my patients' anxieties and ensure they are as comfortable as possible throughout their treatment."
Dr. Rosa is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Medical Association (AMA), New Jersey Orthopaedic Society (NJOS), New Jersey Rheumatism Association (NJRA), Academy of Medicine of New Jersey (AAMNJ), and American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons (AANOS). He is the coauthor of articles and abstracts that are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Chest, Spine, and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. A sought-after speaker, he has delivered local, regional, national, and international invited presentations in his field.
Dr. Rosa has been featured multiple times in Castle Connolly "Top Doctors," Castle Connolly "Best Doctors in America," and Consumer's Research "America's Top Orthopedists" listings. He has earned the MDx Medical, Inc, Patient's Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award. For 9 consecutive years, he has been featured in New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctor" listings.
Current Appointment: Director of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Joint Institute in Livingston, New Jersey
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Residency: Chief Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Fellowship: Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Specialties: Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery
Professional Affiliations: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Professional Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
Awards: Castle Connolly "Best Doctors in America" , Consumer's Research "America's Top Orthopedists", MDx Medical, Inc, Patient's Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award
Media Clips"The Surgeon's Corner: Total Knee Replacement" (OrthoTec)
"First Individualized Total Knee Replacement Surgery in New Jersey Performed at Saint Barnabas" (NJToday.net)