dr james c wittig, orthopedic oncologist, new york, new jersey
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James C. Wittig, New York Times Magazine, Super doctorsFor Immediate Release - May 12, 2010 (New York, NY) For the second year in a row, James C. Wittig, MD, has been featured as a "New York Super Doctor" in a special section of New York Magazine. As one of the foremost orthopaedic tumor surgeons in the tri-state area, the notation of "Super Doctor" recognizes his unique position in orthopaedics as both an oncologist and sarcoma surgeon.

Bone and soft tissue tumors usually present themselves in extremely delicate areas. The experience and knowledge Dr. Wittig possesses about the biological behavior, growth patterns, anatomical areas affected by these tumors and his ability to safely separate bone and soft tissue tumors from blood vessels, nerves and other critical components, enables Dr. Wittig to offer a more comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. This customized, tailored approach for his patients is well known by his colleagues and peers alike along with his ability to reconstruct extremities including bones, joints and soft tissues that are affected by these tumors.

In addition to this recent accolade, Dr. Wittig has notably earned distinction of being peer-nominated as "Best Orthopedic Surgeon in America" by Castle-Connolly for 2010; "Top Doctor" New York Metro Area, Orthopedic Surgery/Orthopedic Oncology in 2008 and 2009 by Castle-Connolly; "New York Best Doctors", Orthopedic Surgery, New York Magazine, 2009; and making the list of "New York Super Doctors", Orthopedic Surgery, featured in New York Times Magazine, 2009.

With a growing need for care in orthopaedic oncology, Dr. Wittig will be expanding his practice in the Fall with a satellite office in Long Island to better reach and treat patients with complex orthopaedic conditions. Currently, Dr. Wittig is Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Chief of Pediatric and Adult Orthopedic Oncology and the Sarcoma Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City as well as Chief, Orthopedic Oncology and Director, Sarcoma Section of the Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Inc.; and the Medical Society of New Jersey. He has published over 90 educational materials ranging from original reports, abstracts, videos and articles in the following publications: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, American Family Physician, Journal of Arthroplasty, Radiology and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is also a prominent lecturer in the field of Orthopedic Surgery throughout the nation.

James C. Wittig, MD specializes in limb-sparing surgery; pediatric and adult bone and soft tissue sarcomas; melanoma; benign musculoskeletal tumors; as well as complex hip and knee replacement surgery. He also has special expertise with regard to tumors that affect the shoulder girdle and scapula. In addition to his office at Mount Sinai Medical Center located at 5 East 98th Street, New York, NY, Dr. Wittig has satellite offices at Continental Plaza, 433 Hackensack Avenue, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ and Morristown Memorial Hospital, Advanced Musculoskeletal Center, PA, 131 Madison Avenue, Suite 130, Morristown, NJ. For more information about this or other related topics, or to schedule an appointment, please call (212) 241-1807, visit www.TumorSurgery.org or email Dr. Wittig at DrJamesWittg@aol.com.

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