Albert Johnson, MD
James M. Parolie, MD
James W. Dwyer, MD
Paul P. Vessa, MD
Mingi Choi, MD
James E. Tovey, MD
Richard Chang, MD
Scott Bleazey, DPM

JAMES W. DWYER, MD

Dr. James W. Dwyer is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon credentialed by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has completed his Bachelor of Science Degree at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ with honors and received his medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.

Dr. Dwyer completed four years or orthopedic residency at its various affiliated hospitals. Dr. Dwyer's spine surgery fellowship was completed at St. Mary's Spine Center and Seton Medical Center in San Francisco with the Spine Care Medical Group, San Francisco Spine Institute, Stanford University Hospital, and Kaiser Hospital Oakland. Dr. Dwyer trained in one of the most prestigious spine fellowship programs.

Dr. Dwyer's area of special interest is in degenerative and traumatic orthopedic spinal disorders. Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New Jersey Medical School - UMDNJ, Newark, NJ and Director of the New Jersey Spine Institute. Dr. Dwyer has presented many formal lectures to orthopedic surgical residents and is presently involved in their training.

One of Dr. Dwyer's most notable accomplishments includes performing the first arthroscopic microdiscectomy in New Jersey as well as the first laparoscopically assisted lumbar interbody fusion. Dr. Dwyer has also been invited to become an FDA approved site for investigation of laparoscopic spinal fusion, which again, has a potential for significant reduction in postoperative pain and overall recovery. Dr. Dwyer has also been requested to participate in numerous FDA protocols.

Dr. Dwyer's practice includes a full spectrum of conservative and surgical spine treatment modalities, including diagnostic and therapeutic spine injections, minimally invasive spine surgery including outpatient laminectomy/discectomies, as well as a full compliment of reconstructive and trauma surgeries for the cervical spine and lumbar spine.

In addition, Dr. Dwyer is a member of a select group of surgeons in the U.S. who were chosen to receive advanced training in artificial disc replacement. He performed the 1st artificial disc replacement at the L4-L5 level in New Jersey.

Dr. Dwyer is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Medical Association, New Jersey Medical Society, Somerset County Medical Society, New Jersey Spine Society, New Jersey Orthopedic Society, North American Spine Society, International Spinal Injection Society.

Dr. Dwyer maintains full privileges at Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ, University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey and Somerset Surgical Center. He has consultant privileges at Hackettstown Community Hospital, Hackettstown, NJ and Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ. He is on the Assistant staff at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.

Although proud of his accomplishments and credentials, Dr. Dwyer prides himself as being a caring and competent surgeon. He holds well-being of his patients in the highest regard. He strives to remain on the "cutting edge" of spine surgery.

Dr Dwyer's Orthopaedic Surgery Board Review CME Certificate


CURRICULUM VITAE

James W. Dwyer, M.D.

BUSINESS ADDRESS

1990-present
Somerset Orthopedic Associates, P.A.
1081 U.S. Route 22 West
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
908-722-0822

EDUCATION

1977
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
B.S. Biological Sciences, Cum Laude

1978-1982
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
M.D.

INTERNSHIP

1982-84
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Internship (General Surgery)

RESIDENCY

1985-89
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey and its affiliated hospitals
Orthopedic Surgery Residency

FELLOWSHIP

1989-90
San Francisco Combined Spine Surgery Fellowship
Seton Medical Center, Daly City, California
St. Mary's Spine Center, San Francisco, California
Arthur White, M.D.

BOARD CERTIFICATION

1992
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

MEDICAL LICENSURE

State of New Jersey (MA44185) January 1984
State of California (G65932) June 1989

MEDICAL SPECIALTY

1982-present
Orthopedic Surgery

1990-present
Subspecialty - Spine Surgery

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1982-present Member, The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

1991-present Member, New Jersey Medical Society

1991-present Member, Somerset County Medical Society

1992-present Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

1992-present Member, New Jersey Spine Society

1992-present Medical Director, New Jersey Spine Institute

1989-present Member, New Jersey Orthopaedic Society

1996-present Member, North American Spine Society

1998-present International Spinal Injection Society

STAFF APPOINTMENTS

1990-present
Active Staff Physician
Somerset Medical Center
Somerville, New Jersey

1991-present
Associate Attending Department of Orthopaedics
University Hospital, (UMDNJ), Newark, New Jersey

1991-present
Consultant Staff, Hackettstown Community Hospital
Hackettstown, New Jersey

1996-present
Active Staff Physician, Somerset Surgical Center
Bridgewater, New Jersey

1996-present
Associate Staff, Department of Orthopedics
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Morristown, New Jersey

1999-present
Medical Associate, Department of Orthopedics
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

1994-present
Assistant Clinical Professor/Courtesy Faculty
New Jersey Medical School - UMDNJ
Newark, New Jersey

1996-present
Clinical Instructor, Somerset Family Practice Residency Program
Somerset Medical Center
Somerville, New Jersey


MEETING PRESENTATIONS

May 1990
"Sympathetically Mediated Spinal Pain Disorders"
Dwyer, James, Zuckerman, James, Hsu, Ken, Schofferman, Jerome
International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine
Boston, Massachusetts

August 1990
"Sympathetically Mediated Spinal Pain Disorders"
Dwyer, James, Zuckerman, James, Hsu, Ken, Schofferman, Jerome
North American Spine Society
Monterey, California

November 1998
New Horizons in Spine Surgery"
Southern Medical Association 92nd Annual Scientific Assembly
New Orleans, Louisiana

July 1999
"Discography for Failed Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
Association of Spine Surgeons
Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 1999
"Discography for Failed Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
Dwyer, James, Vessa, Paul
International Spinal Injection Society
Las Vegas, Nevada

November 9-11, 2001
Session SP5 Spine/Trauma "Cervical Spine Update"
Southern Medical Association 95th Annual Scientific Assembly,
Nashville, Tennessee


BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF PUBLICATIONS

JOURNALS


Dwyer, James W., DiStefano, Michael, Weiss, Andrew. "The Effect of Allogenic Posterolateral Bone Grafting Upon Union of Open Tibial Fractures". Submitted for publication April 1989

Dwyer, James W., Weiss, Andrew B., Parsons, Russel. "The Effect of Percutaneously Injected Allograft Marrow cells Upon Osteosynthesis in a Rabbit Delayed Union Model". Submitted for publication May 1989


BOOKS AND OTHER MONOGRAPHS


Dwyer, James, Johnson, Donald R, II Spine Care, Operative Treatment Vol. 2, Chapter 58, "History of Spine Surgery" pg 773-791 Mosby, St. Louis, 1995.

Addendum

Dr. Dwyer also practices at:

Spine Surgery Associates
P.O. Box 323
Pluckemin, NJ

Spine Surgery Associates
280 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ

Spine Surgery Associates
350 Sparta Road
Sparta, NJ

 



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