About Dr. Joffe

Bio

Dr. Joffe was born and raised in Wyckoff, and is proud to be serving his home community. After attending Ramapo High School, he graduated with honors from Union College with a major in chemistry. Dr. Joffe subsequently completed research at New York University where he published multiple papers in the field of biochemistry.

 

Dr. Joffe received his MD from New Jersey Medical School (Rutgers), and subsequently completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at New York City’s historic St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital, now part of the Mt. Sinai hospital system. During his residency program, Dr. Joffe trained in orthopedic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and pediatric orthopedic surgery at the prestigious Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

 

After his residency, Dr. Joffe received the highest level of pediatric orthopedic training alongside world leaders in the field, completing his fellowship at the world-renowned Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego. While there, he experienced the cutting edge of pediatric surgical techniques and research. Dr. Joffe uses the skills and knowledge garnered there to ensure his patients receive the most up-to-date and progressive pediatric orthopedic care.

 

Dr. Joffe is skilled in treating all pediatric orthopedic conditions, however, his areas of expertise include the non-operative and operative treatment of pediatric fractures, as well as the treatment of pediatric sports injuries, including the latest techniques of ACL reconstruction.

 

Dr. Joffe is well-trained in the treatment of congenital deformities, as well as complex hip and spine deformities. Dr. Joffe always prefers the most conservative and least invasive treatments when possible and appropriate for the child’s condition.

 

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Joffe enjoys mentoring and educating medical students and orthopedic residents. He lectures at local hospitals, community groups and schools.

 

Throughout his training, Dr. Joffe authored multiple research papers in major scientific and medical journals, as well as textbook chapters. His research has been presented at national and international conferences.

 

Dr. Avrum Joffe resides in Wyckoff with his wife and three children. He is an avid Yankee and Giants fan, and enjoys delicious food, traveling, and a good sense of humor.

Publications

Thoracic and Lumbar Compression Fractures in Patients Presenting to a Pediatric Institution
Avrum Joffe, Carrie E. Bartley, Tracey P. Bastrom, Peter O. Newton, Burt Yaszay
World Spinal Column Journal, 2015, Volume 6, Number 3, Page(s): 115-121

 

Preliminary Radiographic Outcomes of Surgical Correction in Juvenile Hallux Valgus: Single Proximal, Single Distal Versus Double Osteotomies
Edmonds EW, Ek D, Bomar JD, Joffe A, Mubarak SJ.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Apr-May;35(3):307-13

 

Book Chapter: “Thoracoplasty for Rib Deformity”
Avrum Joffe, MD; Suken Shah, MD
“Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery,” edited by Drs. Alexander R. Vaccaro and Eli M. Baron. 2nd Edition. May 2012.

 

Trimethylamine N-Oxide as a Media Supplement for Cartilage TissueEngineering
O’Connell GD, Fong JV, Dunleavy N, Joffe A, Ateshian GA, Hung CT. Journal ofOrthopaedic Research. 2012 Dec;30(12):1898-905.

 

Oxidative DNA Damage Associated with Combination of Guanine and Superoxide Radicals and Repair Mechanisms via Radical Trapping
Richard Misiaszek, ConorCrean, Avrum Joffe, Nicholas E. Geacintov, and Vladimir Shafirovich.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry, July 2004; 279: 32106 – 32115.

 

A Stereoselective, Multiple-Component Approach to -oxy-substituted-amino carbonyl Derivatives
Avrum Joffe, James C. Adrian, Jr. Tetrahedron Letters, Volume 45, Issue 26, 21 June 2004, Pages 5087-5090.

 

Oxidative Generation of Guanine Radicals by Carbonate Radicals and Their Reactions with Nitrogen Dioxide to Form Site Specific 5-Guanidino-4-nitroimidazole Lesions in Oligodeoxynucleotides
Joffe, A.; Mock, S.; Yun, B. H.; Kolbanovskiy, A.; Geacintov, N. E.; Shafirovich, V. Chemical Research in Toxicology; 2003; 16(8); 966-973.

 

DNA Lesions Derived from the Site Selective Oxidation of Guanine by Carbonate Radical Anions
Joffe, A.; Geacintov, N. E.; Shafirovich, V.
Chemical Research in Toxicology; 2003; 16(12); 1528-1538.

Education

  • Fellowship: Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, August 2012-2013
  • Residency/Internship: St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, June 2007 –June 2012
  • UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School (Rutgers), Newark, NJ, Degree – M.D., May 2007
  • Union College, Schenectady, NY, Degree – B.S. Chemistry with Honors, June 2002
  • International Study: National Health Systems in England (Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine), Holland (School of Public Health in Utrecht), and Hungary (Semmelweis University), 2001

 

Continuing Education

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting – 2016
International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
SRS International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques– 2013

Conference Presentations

Thoracic and Lumbar Compression Fractures in Patients Presenting to a Pediatric Institution
Podium Presentation, IMAST, 2013.

 

Trimethylamine N-Oxide as a Media Supplement for Cartilage Tissue Engineering
Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, 2011 and St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Research Day, 2011.

 

Lower Extremity Deformity in Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome
St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Research Day, 2011.

 

Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma in the Setting of Synovial Chondromatosis
St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Research Day, 2010.

 

The Value of IL-6 and Procalcitonin as Early Markers of Infection in Immune-suppressed Patients with Fever of Unknown Origin
New Jersey Medical School Research Day, August 2004.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Medical Licensure

New Jersey
New York

 

 

Affiliations

Valley Hospital
(Ridgewood, NJ)

 

Hackensack UMC
(Hackensack, NJ)

 

Vanguard Surgical Center
(Maywood, NJ)

 

Holy Name Medical Center
(Teaneck, NJ)

 

St. Joseph’s Medical Center
(Paterson, NJ)

 

Children’s Ambulatory Surgery Center of New Jersey
(Fair Lawn, NJ)

Associations

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Orthopaedic Association
  • Bergen County Medical Society

Awards

  • Frank Bailey Prize, awarded to the senior who has rendered the greatest service to Union College in any field, 2002
  • Robert M. Fuller Prize (two-time recipient), 2000 and 2002, awarded to the student whose work in the Chemistry Department shows the greatest promise for a successful career in that subject
  • Senior Class President, Union College, 2001-2002
  • Sigma Xi, International honor society for scientific and engineering research, 2002
  • Resident Leadership Forum and Emerging Leaders Forum, 2011-present
  • 2010 Recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Academic Committee, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009-2011′
  • Orthopedic Resident Representative to CIR, 2009-2011