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Office in Millburn
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery – RWJ Barnabas Health

About Us

Dr. Rizio has been providing care for adult and pediatric athletes for over 20 years. Experience with professional, college, high school and recreational athletes. Treatments are directed at returning athletes to a high level of activity and sports competition in an efficient, safe time frame. Dr. Rizio welcomes athletes of all ages for surgical and non-surgical consultations.

Dr. Rizio utilizes cutting edge sports medicine surgical techniques to restore function. In addition to modern surgical techniques, biologic treatments are incorporated when appropriate to aid in healing. Dr. Rizio specializes in arthroscopic surgery, shoulder and knee injuries, PRP and bone marrow cell injections, cartilage repair and regeneration, as well as a variety of sports injuries.

Our Doctor

Dr. Louis Rizio

Louis Rizio, MD, specializes in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery. He treats a variety of sports-related injuries, performs arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive shoulder surgery and cartilage restoration procedures. He has been engaged in research in the use of stem cells and PRP biologic treatments and recently has published articles on stem cell research. His practice focuses on athletes ranging from professional to the weekend warrior, including pediatric sports injuries.

After completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Tufts University Medical Center he specialized in sports medicine. After completing his fellowship in sports medicine at UHZ – Miami Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Institute he became the Chief of Sports Medicine for the Department of Orthopaedics at Rutgers Medical School from 2000-2005.

Dr. Rizio has practiced privately in New York and New Jersey. He has been an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics at New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.

Currently, he is Head Team Physician for the New Jersey Institute of Technology Division 1 NCAA athletic program and Kean University Athletics. He has worked with numerous high schools in the area. He is Former Team Physician for New Jersey Pride Professional Lacrosse and was Assistant Team Physician for the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins and the University of Miami Hurricanes. He was formerly a clinical instructor for the University of Miami Department of Orthopedics.

Dr. Rizio’s research interests are primarily devoted to cartilage regeneration with adult stem cells, shoulder related disorders, injuries in throwing athletes, Tommy John surgery and knee related conditions. He is the coauthor of articles, abstracts, and book chapters on these and related topics in orthopedics. His articles and abstracts are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the American Journal of Sorts Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of Knee Surgery, Techniques in Knee Surgery, Orthopaedics and Tissue Engineering.

A sought-after speaker, Dr. Rizio has delivered local, regional, and national invited presentations in his field.

Education & Training
  • Medical School – UMDNJ University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ, 1994
  • Internship – New England Medical Center Tufts University, MA, 1995
  • Residency – New England Medical Center Tufts University, MA, 1999
  • Fellowship – University of Miami School of Medicine, Miama, FL, 2000
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hospital Affiliations
  • Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
  • RWJBarnabas Health medical group
  • Honors and Awards
  • During residency, Dr. Rizio earned the Tufts University Medical Center Dean’s Citation for Excellent Student Education.
  • He has been featured in New Jersey Monthly “Top Doctor” listings and the Consumer’s Research Council of America Guide to Top Orthopedists.
  • Dr. Rizio is a recipient of the Vitals.Com Patients’ Choice Award multiple years.
  • Professional Memberships
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
  • Our Services
    • Shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle sports injuries
    • Cartilage repair and regeneration
    • Arthroscopic surgery
    • Biologic injections (PRP and Bone Marrow)
    • Surgery
    • Management and Treatment of Osteoarthritis
    • Minimally invasive surgical procedures
    • Cartilage repair
    Our Office
    Phone: (973) 758-1078
    Fax: (973) 758-1079
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
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