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Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS

Home » Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS

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.


  • The Valley Hospital; Ridgewood, NJ
  • HackensackUMC Main Campus; Hackensack, NJ
  • HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley Campus; Westwood, NJ
  • Chilton Medical Center; Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Patient Care Associates, LLC; Englewood, NJ
  • Christian Health Care Center; Wyckoff, NJ


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


  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Long Island  Jewish Medical Center
    • Schneider’s Children’s Hospital
    • North Shore University Hospital
    • Jamaica Hospital
    • New York University Medical Center
    • Beth Israel North Medical Center
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center
  • Department of General Surgery
    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
    • Board Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Board Recertification in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    • Fellowship (FAAOS)


  • Board Certified-American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • New York Medical License-active # 204123
  • New Jersey Medical License-active # MA68630
  • New Jersey Drug Enforcement Administration number BK6223995
  • New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances number D075577
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) re-certified 3’99
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) re-certified 2015


  • HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley
    • Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Accelero Operating Room “Surgeon Champion”
  • The Valley Hospital
    • Chairman, Education Committee
    • Chairman, Lucklow Pavilion Surgical Advisory Committee
    • Member, Steering Committee
    • Member, Ad hoc Surgical Efficiency Committee
    • Member, Sports Medicine Center of Excellence Committee
  • Chilton Medical Center
    • Operating Room “Physician Champion”
  • Patient Care Associates, LLC
    • Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      • Member, Management Committee
      • Member, Quality Assurance Committee
      • Member, Infection Prevention Committee


  • 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


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors Awards
  • New Jersey Top Docs Awards
  • Patients’ Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; Newark Chapter
  • UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School
    • Honors in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Scored 100% on National Board Exam), Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Orthopaedics
  • UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    • Honors in Biochemistry, Pathology, Autopsy Pathology, Medicine, Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases, Behavioral Sciences & Environmental Medicine
  • Pennsylvania State University
    • Alpha Epsilon Delta National Premedicine Honor Society
    • Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society
    • Golden Key National Honor Society
    • Hitner-Grinder Award Scholarship
    • National Dean’s List
  • Ramapo Regional High School
    • Superintendent’s List High Honor Roll Student; GPA: 3.81/4.00, Class Rank: 16/315
    • National Honor Society
    • 13 Underclassman Academic Achievement Awards
    • Dartmouth College Book Award recognizing Dartmouth College’s choice of “Student-Athlete of the Year”
    • Recipient of Academic Scholarship

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