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Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS

Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS is the regional pioneer of the partial knee and the patellofemoral knee replacement technology, and has performed these procedures for years. In fact, Kayal has performed more of these surgeries than any other orthopedic surgeon in the region. In addition to introducing this technology to the medical community, he also introduced the concept of “outpatient joint replacement surgery” to the local community and continues to perform outpatient unicompartmental and patellofemoral knee replacements on a routine basis.

Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Founder, President and CEO of Kayal Orthopaedic Center, P.C.

Regional Pioneer, Industry Leader

Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS, is on the cutting edge when it comes to partial and full knee replacement technology. The skill of the surgeon is paramount, and Kayal has performed partial knee and patellofemoral knee replacement procedures for years—more surgeries than any other orthopaedist in the region. In addition to introducing this technology to his peers in the medical community, he introduced the concept and convenience of outpatient joint replacement surgery to the local community. He continues to regularly perform outpatient unicompartmental and patellofemoral knee replacements.

Dr. Kayal proudly performed the first-ever minimally invasive partial knee replacement and patellofemoral knee joint replacement at The Valley Hospital and at Patient Care Associates. He also performs this procedure at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Kayal introduced cartilage transplantation to NY and NJ, performing operations that delay the need for joint replacement surgery, or in some cases, allow patients to avoid surgery.When joint replacement surgery is necessary, Kayal specializes in several patient-specific procedures, including total replacement of the joint, hip or knee. In addition, Dr. Kayal performs breakthrough hip arthroscopy and state-of-the-art MLS laser therapy, as well as platelet-rich plasma injection therapy, for patients across Northern New Jersey and beyond.Dr. Kayal is the newly appointed Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine at Pennsylvania State University and began medical school immediately afterward, earning his MD from UMDNJ-NJMS in 1994.

He was trained in the New York metropolitan region and has received accolades from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as an active member of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, Orthopaedic Surgeons of New Jersey, Bergen County Medical Society and the American Medical Association.

He has received numerous distinguished awards and honors for his surgical expertise, follow-up care and compassion—including the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award for three consecutive years.

EDUCATION:

  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, 1992–1994
    • Doctorate of Medicine
  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, 1990–1992
  • Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA, 1986–1990
    • Bachelor of Science in Pre-medicine

TRAINING:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Fellowship (FAAOS)

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
  • Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURES:

  • New York Medical License
  • New Jersey Medical License
  • New Jersey Drug Enforcement Administration
  • New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

ATTENDING ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON:

  • The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
  • Chilton Hospital, Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Patient Care Associates, LLC, Englewood, NJ
  • Christian Health Care Center, Wyckoff, NJ

LEADERSHIP:

  • HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, Chief of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • The Valley Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Education Committee Chairman
  • Luckow Pavilion Surgical Advisory Committee Chairman

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons of NJ/NJ Orthopaedic Society (OSNJ/NJOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Alumni Association
  • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association

Edward C. Friedland, MD

Dr. Edward C. Friedland, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has been active in the medical community throughout the 40+ years he has been in practice.

Edward C. Friedland, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Leader in the Medical Community

Dr. Edward C. Friedland, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has been active in the medical community throughout the 40+ years he has been in practice.

After completing his undergraduate degree, medical school, an internship and a general surgical residency, Dr. Friedland served two years as a medical officer in the U.S. Air Force. On completing his military tour, Dr. Friedland moved to New Jersey, where he finished an orthopedic surgical residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. He has been in the active practice of orthopedic surgery here in New Jersey since August 1968.

In January 1970, he was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a position that he maintained up to 2004. In December of 1965, Dr. Friedland contributed to Military Medicine, with a piece on an unusual case of synovial osteochondromatosis of the ankle.

SPECIALTY:

  • Orthopedic Surgery

EDUCATION:

  • New York University, 1957
    • Academic Degree, A.B.
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1961
    • Professional Degree, M.D.

TRAINING:

  • American College of Surgeons Fellowship
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Fellowship

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURES:

  • New Jersey 1965 #20685
  • New York 1962 #87792
  • California 1963 #G11504

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Medical Association
  • Bergen County Medical Society
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
  • The Royal Society of Medicine

E. Jeffrey Pope, MD, FAAOS

Dr. E. Jeffrey Pope has been involved in sports medicine and adolescent orthopaedic care from very early in his training, and continues this interest in his current practice. He cares for numerous adolescent and high school athletes, as well as the “weekend warrior.” Pope is the author of multiple articles in orthopaedic literature, where he focuses on both sports medicine and general orthopaedics.

E. Jeffrey Pope, MD, FAAOS

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

An Expert in Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. E. Jeffrey Pope has been involved in sports medicine and adolescent orthopaedic care from very early in his training, and continues this interest in his current practice. He cares for numerous adolescent and high school athletes, as well as the “weekend warrior.” Pope is the author of multiple articles in orthopaedic literature, where he focuses on both sports medicine and general orthopaedics.

Dr. Pope specializes in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. He is skilled in trauma, as well as shoulder, hip, and knee replacement surgery.

He is proud to serve the Bergen County, NJ, community where he was raised.

SPECIALTY:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

EDUCATION:

  • Pennsylvania State University, 2000
    • Bachelor of Science in Pre-medicine
    • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2004
    • Doctorate of Medicine

TRAINING:

  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2009
    • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Chicago, 2010
    • Fellowship in Sports Medicine – Arthroscopic and Open Procedures

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
    • Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery
    • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society

Chad W. Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS

Chad W. Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS, evaluates and treats the entire spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. From simple athlete’s foot to complicated surgical reconstructive procedures, Dr. Rappaport prides himself on his bedside manner and constant search for innovative treatment of the foot and ankle.

Chad W. Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS

Board-Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon

 

By Your Side, Every Step of the Way

Chad W. Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS, evaluates and treats the entire spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. From simple athlete’s foot to complicated surgical reconstructive procedures, Dr. Rappaport prides himself on his bedside manner and constant search for innovative treatment of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Rappaport is among fewer than 600 of the nearly 15,000 podiatrists in the country who are board-certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery and Foot Surgery by the highly selective American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

His training included numerous surgeries under the supervision and mentoring of John Feder, MD, Long Island’s first foot and ankle fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He also worked with Mark Myerson, MD, the highly regarded author of numerous scientific papers and surgical textbooks that are considered to be the ultimate reference source for foot and ankle surgeons.

Dr. Rappaport is proud to serve the Franklin Lakes, NJ, community where he grew up.

SPECIALTY:

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery

EDUCATION:

  • Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, 2000
    • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  • University of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Des Moines, IA, 1998
    • Bachelor of Science

TRAINING:

  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
    • Fellowship

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)
    • Board Certification in Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle
    • Board Certification in Foot Surgery

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)
    • Diplomat

Theresa Ronna, DPM

Dr. Theresa Ronna, DPM, was raised in Passaic County and aspired to be a professional dancer. She initially attended Montclair State University as a dance major, but realized that she needed a back-up plan. Dr. Ronna’s love for science and interest in sports medicine changed her direction to pre-med.

Theresa Ronna, DPM

Board-Certified Podiatrist

 

From Dancer to Doctor

Dr. Theresa Ronna, DPM, was raised in Passaic County and aspired to be a professional dancer. She initially attended Montclair State University as a dance major, but realized that she needed a back-up plan. Dr. Ronna’s love for science and interest in sports medicine changed her direction to pre-med.

After graduating in 1990, she attended Columbia University as a graduate student while embarking on a rare opportunity to work at Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Center. In 1992, she attended the NY College of Podiatric Medicine, where she continued to excel in sports medicine and research. Dr. Ronna launched the Podiatric Medical Review, a peer-reviewed journal where students can publish their work. After graduating in 1996, she did a surgical residency at United Hospital/Roseland Surgical Center.

Upon residency completion, Dr. Ronna spent three years at Naval Hospital Camp Lejuene in North Carolina. It was there that she put her knowledge of lower extremity biomechanics and sports medicine into practice. During her time at Camp Lejuene, the Base General awarded her the highest civilian honor, the Naval Commendation Award, for her work as a podiatrist.

After returning to New Jersey, Dr. Ronna began practicing part-time and found a niche in working with the geriatric population. Branching out into diabetic wound care, she treated patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Currently, Dr. Ronna is a consultant podiatrist at the Christian Health Care Center and Preakness Health Care Center. She is on staff at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, Patient Care Associates and Chilton’s West Parkway Ambulatory Surgical Center.

Dr. Ronna has trained with many highly regarded pioneers in the field of sports medicine. She received a stipend from Harvard Medical School to attend their summer research program and was published as a result of her work there. Dr. Ronna also did an internship with Dr. Lyle Mikali, a Harvard Medical School professor and orthopedic surgeon who is an expert in dance medicine. She spent two subsequent years in clinical observation with William Hamilton, MD, a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon who is considered the father of dance medicine.

Dr. Ronna has been part of the medical team for several NYC marathons; pre-Olympic games; The Fourth All African games in Nairobi, Kenya; the World Games in Rome, Italy; and the Can-Am Rugby tournament in Lake Placid.

SPECIALTY:

  • Podiatry

EDUCATION:

  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY, 1992-1996
    • Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, 1991-1992
    • Graduate degree in Biology
  • Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 1987-1991
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude

TRAINING:

  • Roseland Surgical Center/United Hospital Center, Roseland, NJ, 1996-1997
    • Resident in Podiatric Surgery

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry
    • Board Certification in Podiatry

Amit Sood, MD

Dr. Amit Sood, MD, specializes in the comprehensive management of all disorders of the shoulder utilizing shoulder arthroscopy, reconstruction and replacement, including total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Amit Sood, MD

Board-Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Restoring You To Pain-Free Performance

Dr. Amit Sood, MD, specializes in the comprehensive management of all disorders of the shoulder utilizing shoulder arthroscopy, reconstruction and replacement, including total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

He also provides full orthopedic care with the non-surgical and surgical management of disorders involving the elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Treatment includes general orthopedics, fractures and total joint arthroplasty, including hip and knee replacement.

During his fellowship, Dr. Sood trained with internationally respected shoulder surgeons, including Dr. Jon JP Warner, Dr. Lawrence Higgins and Dr. Matthew Provencher. Dr. Sood further advanced his training by completing a visiting international travelling shoulder fellowship in France, where he trained with world-renowned shoulder surgeons including Dr. Laurent Lafosse, Dr. Pascal Boileau and Dr. Gilles Walch.

Dr. Sood has authored various peer-reviewed scientific papers, surgical techniques and book chapters. He has presented his research at national and international meetings, and he has also given lectures and presentations to his colleagues at orthopedic conferences across the country.

EDUCATION:

  • Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009
    • Doctorate of Medicine
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2001–2005
    • Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology

TRAINING:

  • Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program
    • Boston Shoulder Institute
    • Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • European Visiting Fellowship – France
    • Centre of Orthopedique Santy
    • Alps Surgery Institute
  • UMDNJ/Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
    • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery
    • Elected Administrative Chief Resident

Edward A. Lin, MD

Edward A. Lin, M.D. grew up in Flushing, Queens and attended Stuyvesant High School in New York, where he distinguished himself with a perfect 1600 SAT score. He subsequently enrolled in the 8-year combined BA/MD program at New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in biology. He completed his medical degree at NYU School of Medicine, where he received multiple awards and graduated with honors in orthopaedic surgery.

Edward A. Lin, MD

Board-Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

The Expert Care You Deserve

Edward A. Lin, M.D. grew up in Flushing, Queens and attended Stuyvesant High School in New York, where he distinguished himself with a perfect 1600 SAT score. He subsequently enrolled in the 8-year combined BA/MD program at New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in biology. He completed his medical degree at NYU School of Medicine, where he received multiple awards and graduated with honors in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Lin went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York. NYU is one of the highest ranked orthopaedic residency programs in the country. He then finished his training at the renowned Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Lin is an expert in the management of all upper extremity conditions, especially those affecting the fingers/hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. He is the author of numerous publications in the medical literature, and has written on the topics of cartilage regeneration, bone fracture healing, and nerve injury. He has given numerous lectures and presentations to other orthopaedic surgeons throughout the country.

Dr. Lin specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, which includes the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the following conditions:

  • Fingers/Hand — Fractures and dislocations, thumb pain/arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon and nerve injury, trigger finger, sports injury, nerve compression, Dupuytren’s contracture, arthritis, circulation problems, finger injuries/deformities, stiffness, ligament injury, nail problems, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, joint replacement.
  • Wrist — Fracture, sports injury, cartilage injury, arthritis, cysts, ligament and tendon injuries, impaction syndrome, Kienbock’s disease, wrist arthroscopy.
    Elbow — Fracture, dislocation, tennis elbow, sports injury, tendon injury, nerve compression, cartilage injury, ligament tears, arthritis, stiffness, elbow arthroscopy, elbow replacement.
  • Shoulder — Rotator cuff tear, impingement/bursitis, labral tear, biceps tendonitis/rupture, sports injury, fracture, nerve/brachial plexus injury, arthritis, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder replacement.

SPECIALTY:

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

EDUCATION:

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program
    • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program
  • New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases
    • Residency
  • New York University School of Medicine
    • Doctorate of Medicine
  • New York University, College of Arts and Sciences,
    • Bachelor of Arts in Biology

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

  • American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)