LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center recently announced that Frank A. Liporace, MD, a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, as the new chairman of the Department of Orthopedics.
According to SBMC, Dr. Liporace’s skill sets and interests include pelvic and acetabular surgery, complex orthopedic trauma reconstruction, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement and treating complications associated with orthopedic total joint replacements and trauma.
“We look forward to Dr. Liporace joining SBMC, bringing with him extensive experience and leadership to grow and expand our Department of Orthopedics,” said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of SBMC. “His vision and forward thinking will further advance the field of orthopedics and position SBMC as a premiere center for our patients and their families.”
Born and raised in the New York City area, Dr. Liporace attended the State University of New York at Binghamton for his undergraduate degree and continued on to New York Medical College for his medical degree. Dr. Liporace completed his orthopedic surgery residency program at New York University’s Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York and went on to complete an orthopedic trauma and reconstructive fellowship at Tampa General Hospital under the tutelage of Roy Sanders, MD, and the Florida Orthopedic Institute's Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstructive Service.
Throughout the last 16 years, he has been clinically active and has taught fellows, residents and students at UMDNJ, New York University and Jersey City Medical Center.
Dr. Liporace has won numerous teaching awards within his institutions and nationally. Additionally, he has made multiple scientific presentations nationally and internationally with more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 10 chapters in orthopedic textbooks and editor of an orthopedic text on peri-prosthetic fractures.
He has also given more than 400 invited lectures pertaining to orthopedic trauma and joint reconstruction/replacement worldwide and has designed orthopedic implants that are used around the world to help surgeons care for many orthopedic conditions.
Dr. Liporace is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, Injury, JAAOS, and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. He was also the editor for the Lower Extremity section of Orthopedic Knowledge Update 11, used around the world as one of the standards for information for orthopedic surgeons.
Additionally, Dr. Liporace has served on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement related committees to ensure the optimal care of patients. During his tenure as Chairman of Orthopedics at Jersey City Medical Center, he built the program and achieved national certification and recognition.
Dr. Liporace will be seeing patients at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston. To make an appointment, call (973) 322-7005.