From its years of experience, OINJ knows how acute or chronic pain can negatively impact the lives of its patient. That is why, compassion is ingrained in the DNA of our Orthopedic Physicians Teams.
The Hand & Upper Extremity Center at OINJ is the place to find an elbow expert or hand and wrist specialist. If you have a hand injury or need hand surgery, you’ll want to get in touch with our top notch team, led by hand surgeon Christian J. Zaino, MD, Frank J. Corrigan MD and A.J. Pfleger, PA-C.
Christian J. Zaino, MD is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon with sub-specialized training in hand, upper extremity, and microscopic surgery. He treats both children and adults with any orthopedic injury or ailment of the arm.
Dr. Zaino completed a formal fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microscopic surgery at the University of Chicago. He also received training in congenital hand surgery at the National Children’s Hospital of Lima, Peru, and microscopic surgery at the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota. Most recently, he completed a traveling fellowship in complex wrist arthroscopy and reconstruction at the Hand Institute of Auckland, New Zealand.
While in Orthopedic Residency at SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, he was chief resident and team physician for two Brooklyn high school football teams – one was his Alma Mater. He completed his surgical internship at New York University Medical Center / Bellevue Hospital in New York. Dr. Zaino also has numerous first-author publications and has given several national and international presentations.
Frank J. Corrigan MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon with OINJ and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a subspecialty certificate in Surgery of the Hand. Prior to joining The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, Dr. Corrigan was in practice in Binghamton, NY for three years. He holds membership in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Corrigan resides in Long Valley, NJ with his wife and two young children.
A.J. Pfleger, PA-C is a physician assistant with The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey.
Andrew "A.J." Pfleger, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey. He has been a member of the OINJ team since January 2017.
A.J. is responsible for office patient care, pre-operative assessments, post-operative care, and serves as a surgical assistant in the operating room.
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