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

PAUL P. VESSA, MD

Paul P. Vessa, M.D. is a graduate of UMDNJ. He completed his general surgery training at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center and University Hospital.

After orthopedic surgery residency at UMDNJ, Dr. Vessa completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at Seton Medical Center and St. Mary's Spine Center in San Francisco. Dr. Vessa is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

In addition, Dr. Vessa 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 assisted Dr. Dwyer in performing the 1st artificial disc replacement at the L4-L5 level in New Jersey.



CURRICULUM VITAE

Paul P. Vessa, M.D.

BUSINESS ADDRESS

1993-present
Somerset Orthopedic Associates, P.A.
1081 U.S. Route 22 West
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
908-722-0822

1993-present
New Jersey Spine Institute (satellite of Somerset Orthopedic Associates)
Bedminster Medical Plaza
One Robertson Drive, Suite 11
Bedminster, New Jersey 07921

EDUCATION

1980
Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
A.B. Biology

1985
Rutgers Medical School
Camden, New Jersey
M.D.

INTERNSHIP

1985-87
New York University-Bellevue Medical Center
New York, New York
Internship (General Surgery)

1987-88
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Internship (General Surgery)

RESIDENCY

1988-92
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey and its affiliated hospitals
Orthopedic Surgery Residency

FELLOWSHIP

1992-93
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

July 13,1995
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

MEDICAL LICENSURE

State of New Jersey (MA50285) July 1987
State of California (GO725548) September 1991
State of South Carolina (016969) September 1993

MEDICAL SPECIALTY

1985-present
Orthopedic Surgery

1993-present
Subspecialty - Spine Surgery

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1994-present Member, New Jersey Medical Society

1994-present Member, Somerset County Medical Society

1997-present Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

1994-present Member, New Jersey Spine Society

1984-present Member, New Jersey Orthopaedic Society

1996-present Member, North American Spine Society

1998-present International Spinal Injection Society

STAFF APPOINTMENTS

1993-present
Active Staff Physician
Somerset Medical Center
Somerville, New Jersey

1994-present
Associate Attending Department of Orthopaedics
University Hospital, (UMDNJ), Newark, 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

1997-present
Consulting Staff, Hackettstown Community Hospital
Hackettstown, 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 1992
"Internal Disc Derangements: The Results of Surgical Treatment By Disc Excision and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine
Chicago, Illinois

July 1992
"Internal Disc Derangements: The Results of Surgical Treatment By Disc Excision and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
North American Spine Society
Boston, Massachusetts

February 1993
"Chronic Failed Back Syndrome: The Results of Surgical Treatment By Disc Excision and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
Submitted for presentation to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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

November, 1999
1. "Discussant, Low Back Pain Grand Rounds"
2. "Interbody Fusions of the Lumbar Spine"
Southern Medical Association 93rd Annual Scientific Assembly
Dallas, Texas

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

BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF PUBLICATIONS

JOURNALS

Lee, Casey K., Vessa, Paul P., Lee, June K, "Chronic Disabling Low Back Pain Syndrome caused by Internal Disc Derangements. The Results of Disc Excision and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion", Spine, Vol 20, No. 3, pp 356-361, J.B. Lippincott Company, February 1995.

BOOKS AND OTHER MONOGRAPHS

Vessa, Paul P., Spine Care, Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment, Vol. 2, Chapter 57, "Wrestling", PG 762-770, Mosby, St. Louis, 1995.

Addendum

Dr. Vessa 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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