Did you know Dr. McCloskey was an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Navy?

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John R. McCloskey, M.D.

John R. McCloskey, MD – U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. McCloskey entered the Navy in 1975 as Orthopaedic Surgeon, he was stationed at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.

“Our mission was to care for injured military personnel with special interest given to Vietnam war veterans. There was significant need for redoing battlefield surgical procedures in an effort to improve results. My surgery included spine, extremity, arthroscopy (very early in arthrosopic history) and joint reconstruction. This experience was a pivotal point in my orthopaedic career.” John R. McCloskey, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
  • Internship: St. Vincent Hospital & Medical Center
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. John R. McCloskey received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in 1970.
He completed his surgical internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City in 1971.
Dr. McCloskey completed his orthopedic residency at The University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 1975.
He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and orthopaedic surgeon from 1975-1977. In 1977,
Dr. McCloskey joined the medical staff of Shore Medical Center in Somers Point where he has built a flourishing private practice and where he continues his career as an orthopedic physician.

Dr. McCloskey served as the Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Shore Medical Center for 20 years. He has also served as the President of the medical staff of Shore Medical Center and President of the medical staff at Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation. From 2003 through 2005 Dr. McCloskey led the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society as President. Dr. McCloskey has been named one of the top orthopedic surgeons in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Dr. McCloskey was instrumental in bringing the total joint replacement subspecialty to Shore Medical Center and sophisticating its approach with the construction of South Jersey’s only Laminar Air Flow Room dedicated to total joint surgery.

Dr. McCloskey brought arthroscopy surgery to Shore Medical Center and was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the area to do arthroscopically-assisted anterior cruciate ligament repairs and arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He also developed the first outpatient arthroscopic surgical unit at Shore Medical Center in 1987.

Dr. McCloskey founded The Jersey Shore Ambulatory Surgical Center, serving as its first President and remains active with the surgical center to this day. Dr. McCloskey is also an active member of The Arthroscopic Association of North America, The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, The American Medical Society, The New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, and The Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. McCloskey and his wife are Philadelphia natives who moved down ‘to the shore’ when he began his private practice. They admit to having ‘sand in their shoes’ year round as they have grown deeply fond of the shore area and all it has offered he and his family with wake boarding and boating in the summers. He and his wife reside in Ventnor and have raised two children who graduated from Atlantic City High School who both went on to become nationally ranked swimmers with the Yale swim team. Dr. McCloskey truly believes that the Jersey Shore is a wonderful setting to raise a family.

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