dr james c wittig, orthopedic oncologist, new york, new jersey
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James C. Wittig, MD, Orthopedic Oncologist and Sarcoma Surgeon, has been appointed Vice Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery and Education & Research at Hackensack University Medical Center and will begin full time in November 2013. Dr. Wittig will also continue to serve as chief of Orthopedic Oncology and director of the Skin and Sarcoma Division at the John Theurer Cancer Center.

As a leader in the field of Orthopedic Oncology, it is with great anticipation that Dr. Wittig can fulfill his life’s work full time at HackensackUMC and the JTCC in New Jersey in three very specific ways. First and foremost, an increased ability to generously share his time and the resources of HackensackUMC with his patients; continue to collaborate with an exceptional group of orthopedic surgeons, medical oncologists and ancillary teams that support his dedication and vision of exemplary services; and, “pay it forward” with his experience and knowledge of orthopedic oncology as he expands the realm of clinical trials and educational endeavors for those seeking to expand their clinical base. “I love teaching,” Dr. Wittig said. “I had great mentors going through college, medical school and my residency. As a teacher, it’s great to see students develop new skills and progress - and it’s very rewarding to make a positive impact on their lives and careers.”

The difficulties of orthopedic oncology treatments are lessened by the advances that Dr. Wittig has achieved in his 12+ years handling an array of cases from the straightforward to the most complex ones in nature. “Although most would agree that oncology cases are the toughest, I am truly challenged by each and every diagnosis, confronting them with a customized plan as individual as each patient,” notes Dr. Wittig, “leading a team that shares my commitment and personal devotion to provide an environment that fosters a continuum of extraordinary, multidisciplinary care makes the rewards of our work outstanding.”

In addition, the recent book co-authored by Dr. Wittig entitled, Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgical Oncology, has become invaluable in the field and is the ‘one and only’ in-depth guide to Orthopedic Oncology available today. Dr. Wittig was recently recognized by his peers as one of the Top 13 Orthopedic Oncologists in the United Sates as reported in Orthopedics This Week.

About Dr. Wittig
James C. Wittig, MD specializes in limb-sparing surgery; pediatric and adult bone and soft tissue sarcomas; melanoma; benign musculoskeletal tumors; metastatic cancers; 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 Hackensack University Medical Center office located at 20 Prospect Avenue, Suite 501, Hackensack, NJ, Dr. Wittig has a Morristown Office within Tri-County Orthopedics, 190 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 300, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; New York State Society of Orthopedic 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 Orthopedics 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. Dr. James C. Wittig has been interviewed in national and local print, TV and radio outlets including The Dr. Oz Show, New York Daily News and other publications. He has also been recognized as one of “The Nation’s Top Doctors” by New York Magazine. For more information about this or other related topics, or to schedule an appointment, please call, in NJ, 551-996-2533 or out of state, 1-855-DRWITTIG (1-855-379-4884), visit TumorSurgery.org or email Dr. Wittig at drjameswittig(at)gmail(dot)com.    


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