Dr. Bassett is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and minimally invasive surgical treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries. She is a team physician for USA Gymnastics and currently serves as the director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Bassett hosts a popular educational podcast series titled The Sports Docs Podcast, which explores cutting-edge developments in the field of sports medicine. She is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and serves on several committees within these organizations.
Dr. Bassett graduated top of her class at Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. Following medical school, Dr. Bassett completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. She then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine Surgery at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University where she was awarded the Philip Syng Physic Research Award for her work on return to play testing after ACL reconstruction surgery.
Prior to her position at the Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, Dr. Bassett served as a team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers as well as Villanova University and Saint Joseph’s University Athletics. She also served on the medical staff for several running events, including the Philadelphia Marathon. In addition to traveling with USA Gymnastics, Dr. Bassett is also the head team physician for Sussex County Community College and provides sideline medical coverage for many local high schools across Sussex and Morris Counties. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, presentations and book chapters on the diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries
Dr. Bassett is a New Jersey native and enjoys hiking, running and playing squash in her free time.
Dr. Bassett is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. She is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.
Dr. Bassett performed surgery for my torn ACL and meniscus. From our very first appointment through to the last, she was very thorough and transparent about what to expect. The surgery was flawless and I was provided very detailed next steps about my recovery. Dr. Bassett worked in partnership with my Physical Therapist to ensure I was progressing each week in my rehab in order to recover quickly and safely. At each follow-up appointment Dr. Bassett performed a thorough review of my progress and addressed any concerns. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Dr. Bassett. Aside from her expertise in her craft, she is warm, caring and kind. A five star doctor!