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.

Our Doctors

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 four young children, Norah, Seamus, Maeve and Ailish.  He is an avid car and sports enthusiast, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, New Jersey Devils, and New York Yankees.

Christine Pfisterer, DO

is double board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. Dr. Pfisterer uses her expertise in physical medicine and pain management to help patients return to daily activities as soon as safely possible, taking into consideration their individual needs. She focuses on the whole patient, and uses a multidisciplinary approach when creating treatment plans for her patients' recovery.

Dr. Pfisterer has been involved in research and has been published in a number of medical journals. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, Spine Intervention Society, Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, New Jersey Society of PM&R, and New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.