Ira M. Fox, DPM SOMERS POINT, NJ Recognized for: Foot-Rearfoot & Ankle Open Repair & Reconstruction
Select Surgeons Bone & Joint is announcing an elite grouping of the state’s top Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Plastic Surgeons and Podiatrists across 13 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical volume, results and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Bone & Joint list. Many of the surgeons on this list perform other procedures in addition to those for which they have been recognized.
More than 100 physicians from seven established, highly-respected orthopaedic medical practices have joined forces to form Orthopaedics New Jersey, LLC dba ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ, now the largest orthopaedic group practice in New Jersey. ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ will have more than 25 office locations statewide. The seven practices, which will now operate as divisions of ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ, include:
Orthopedic Institute of Central Jersey,
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates,
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates,
Union County Orthopaedic Group, and
University Orthopaedic Associates
“As part of the largest orthopaedic group in the state, ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ’s physicians and staff will provide the same personalized, high-quality care that patients had come to expect from these established practices, but now with greater resources at our disposal,” said ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ President Dr. Stephen Zabinski. “For example, ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ’s world-class physicians are board-certified, board-qualified or fellowship-trained — some are even double-fellowship-trained. Patients will now have access to the top physicians in every orthopaedic subspecialty in New Jersey under the ORTHO ALLIANCE NJ umbrella.”
1. The seven individual groups, listed below, will operate as divisions of Ortho Alliance NJ:
Brielle Orthopedics in Brick
Orthopedic Institute of Central Jersey in Manasquan
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates in Princeton
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group in Ridgewood
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates in Somers Point
Union County Orthopaedic Group in Clark
University Orthopaedic Associates in Somerset
2. The partnership joins more than 100 physicians from the practices, which have more than 25 New Jersey locations. The physicians focus on general orthopedics, knee and hip surgery, pain management, total joint replacement and spine care, among other subspecialties.
3. Jeffrey Bechler, MD, chair of Ortho Alliance NJ, said the new entity is different from other large practices because it has a local community model. Physicians will maintain their existing office locations and contact information.
Dr. Lai began his practice in 2017 after completing a fellowship at The Orthopedic Group of Pittsburgh. He focuses his practice on minimally invasive procedures and diabetic limb reconstruction. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lai engages in research and has authored multiple chapters on foot and ankle surgery.