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America's Top Doctors GuideFor Immediate Release - April 17, 2010 (New York, NY) - James C. Wittig, MD, will be included in Castle Connolly's Americas Top Doctors guide. Dr. Wittig was selected, by the leading source for identifying the best doctors, as one of the top 5% of orthopaedic surgeons in America.

America's Top Doctors, a compilation by Castle Connolly, is the national guide that identifies more than 6,200 top specialists throughout the U.S. in more than 60 medical specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of more than 1,700 diseases and medical conditions. These outstanding doctors represent the top 1% in the nation. The only way to be recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America is for a doctor to earn high marks for clinical ability from his or her peers. This distinction acknowledges physicians of all specialties across the country that goes above and beyond for their patients.

As a leading orthopedic surgeon with a unique concentration in orthopaedic oncology and sarcoma surgery serving the New York tri-state area, Dr. Wittig notes, "It is simply gratifying to know that so many of my peers recognized me as an expert in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery, specifically Orthopaedic Tumor Surgery."

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

What sets Wittig apart from mainstream ideals is that through his specialized knowledge of sarcomas and how they affect the musculoskeletal system, he is able to salvage limbs that may have been deemed unsalvageable by first opinion. From his extensive experience, Wittig knows that 95 percent of patients with sarcomas can have their limbs saved. It is because of his superb surgical skill in separating tumors from major blood vessels and nerves, his ability to reconstruct bone and joint defects with prostheses, and rotate muscles for coverage in order to make the extremity functional that he is able to save patient limbs, and avoid unnecessary amputations. His more conservative approach to treating sarcomas defines his distinctive place in orthopedic surgery. Although Wittig is widely known for seeking the most advanced surgical and medical treatment options available to better the lives of his patients, he also has a profound passion and commitment to educate future orthopedic surgeons.

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 Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of Pediatric and Adult Orthopaedic Oncology and the Sarcoma Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City as well as Chief, Orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic Surgery throughout the nation.

Dr. Wittig and the other recipients of this distinguished award are to be congratulated for their extraordinary devotion to their patients and profession. Dr. Wittig's website is


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 or email Dr. Wittig at

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