Northern Jersey Orthopedic Center (NJOC) is a small family run practice in Teaneck, NJ which has been open to the community since 1983. Originally a solo practice for many years, the family business is growing and we currently have three physicians in our office; Dr. Dennis L Pfisterer (Sr.), Dr. Dennis J. Pfisterer (Jr.), and Dr. Christine Pfisterer. We pride ourselves in delivering specialized and personalized care to all of our patients. Instead of focusing on volume, we concentrate all of our efforts on easy access to high quality care and immediate appointments, with no worries about time restraints for each visit. Here at NJOC, we get to know our patients and you will never feel like just another number in the crowd or statistic. There are also no physician assistants (PAs) or other medical staff members involved in your care, which means that in our office you be seen only by your doctor.
Dennis J. Pfisterer (Jr.)
is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in general orthopedics. He focuses on treatment of the knees, hips, and shoulders, but also performs surgery on the hand, elbow, foot and ankle. He is pleased to offer patient's a multitude of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options including many new and innovative techniques, such as arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and anterior hip replacements.
He grew up in Bergen County and was a three-year graduate of Ramsey High School. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He went on to complete his medical training at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Pfisterer performed his orthopedic residency at WellSpan York Hospital, a busy level one trauma center in south-central Pennsylvania, as well as Sinai Hospital and University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
He studied with some of the most well-known and best trained surgeons in the country, from Harvard, Duke, Johns Hopkins, The Mayo Clinic, Tampa General, and Harborview. He has been a contributing author to many scientific publications and has presented his work at national orthopedic meetings.
Dr. Pfisterer (Jr.) met his wife, Edel, a fellow New Jersey native, at The College of the Holy Cross. They currently still reside in Bergen County, with their three young children, Norah and Seamus. He is an avid car and sports enthusiast, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, New Jersey Devils, and New York Yankees.
Dr. Dennis L. Pfisterer (Sr.)
is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in general orthopedics.
He focuses on treatment of the knees, hips, and shoulders, but also performs surgery on the hand, elbow, foot and ankle. He is pleased to offer patient's a multitude of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.
He grew up in West Babylon, Long Island. He attended college at SUNY Albany. He went on to complete his medical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Pfisterer (Sr.) performed his orthopedic residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. He has been in private practice in Teaneck, NJ since 1983 serving the orthopedic needs of the local community.
Dr. Christine Pfisterer
is a fellowship-trained physiatrist who specializes in non-operative musculoskeletal and spine conditions as well as pain management. She is double-board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of PM&R and the American Osteopathic Board of PM&R. She graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree, where she majored in Economics and had a minor in Biology. She then received her medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Following medical school, she completed an internship at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in W. Islip, NY. She then completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ/Kessler. Following residency she completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine at Coordinated Health in the Lehigh Valley, PA.
After finishing her training, Dr. Pfisterer worked at practices in Pennsylvania and New York before joining Northern Jersey Orthopedic Center.
Aside from treating musculoskeletal and spine conditions, Dr. Pfisterer has an interest in cancer rehabilitation.
She is a native of Bergen County, and resides in the area with her family