Letter from the President

MReiterIt is my great honor to have been elected to serve as the president of the New Jersey Orthopedic Society this year. The more I have become involved with the NJOS, the more I have come to understand the importance of our activities. We are lucky to have one of the country’s largest and most robust state medical societies. None of us individually have time to deal with all of the various issues affecting our ability to practice medicine. By working together as part of our society as well as in conjunction with our knowledgeable lobbyists and legal counsel, we are better able to weigh in on and exert influence over some of these matters. My personal background is that I am a spine sub-specialist. I did my college and medical school training at The University of Miami as part of a 6 year combined B.S./M.D. program.

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I stayed in Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital for my Orthopedic residency and then did a spine fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. I spent my first ten years in practice in New Jersey as a full time faculty member at The New Jersey Medical School (now the Rutgers School of Biomedical Sciences). I left for private practice in 2008 and now work at Overlook Hospital in Summit with my partner Dr. Mark Drzala. I currently serve as the Chairman of the North American Spine Society Professional Compliance Committee and serve as a board member of the New Jersey Spine Surgery Society.

We all know that there are many pressing issues facing our profession. Navigating the further implementation of Obamacare, out of network legislation, surgery center questions, PIP fee schedule changes, workers compensation concerns, and scope of practice disputes are all on our radar. Most recently opiod legislation has been proposed and we are working hard to help adjust the proposed legislation to balance the need to deal with the prescription drug abuse epidemic while still providing compassionate care to our patients in an efficient manner. I do not purport to be an expert on these issues, but I promise that I will work hard with our officers and board members to make our interests known. I respect the wealth of knowledge and experience present in our membership so if any of you have any ideas or advice, please feel free to shoot me an email any time at MReiter@NJSS.net. I look forward to working with all of you and thank you for choosing me as your president.

Mitch Reiter

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Recent News

NJOS 41st Annual Symposium and 49th Annual Northeastern Mid-Atlantic Orthopaedic Residents’ and Research Conference

Save the date April 1 & 2, 2016 – New Brunswick, NJ

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– The Raphael R. Goldenberg Award presented to AAOS President, Dr. Frederick M. Azar, MD (please post pic P1150108)From left to right: NJOS Program Chairman, Dr. Ronald Selby, MD; NJOS Past President, Dr. Stuart Fischer, MD; AAOS President, Dr. Frederick M. Azar, MD; NJOS Past President, Dr. Stuart Hirsch; NJOS Past President and Academic Coordinator, Dr. Vincent K. McInerney, MD

– The New Jersey Orthopaedic Society wishes to thank our sponsors of the 40th Annual Symposium: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, PriMed Consulting, MDAdvantage, Varbeco Wealth Management

A special thanks to all who attended the NJOS 40th Annual Symposium on March 6 &7, 2015 at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ