The Pediatric Orthopedic Center in Cedar Knolls NJ, Springfield NJ, Wayne NJ, Jersey City NJ
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The Pediatric Orthopedic Center

About Us

At The Pediatric Orthopedic Center, we believe that children are the future—which is why we provide technologically advanced treatments for orthopedic injuries to get them back to their favorite activities. These treatments include surgery of the spine, trauma surgery, non-operative treatment of clubfoot deformities, and much more.

Your children’s health is our main concern, and we take pride in providing safe and compassionate care while earning your trust in every way.

Our Doctors

Mark A. Rieger, M.D.

With a life mission to improve the welfare of children throughout the world, Dr. Mark Rieger’s expertise in trauma, sports medicine, arthroscopy, scoliosis, clubfeet, and hip disorders is matched only by his compassion for his patients. In addition to lecturing extensively to physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and trainers in the U.S., Dr. Mark Rieger recently returned from an international mission to teach medical professionals and heal children, and continues this work by planning future medical missions to underserved regions around the world.

Education & Training

After earning his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, followed by a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Rieger has served as chief of the pediatric orthopedic division at Morristown Memorial Hospital and is an assistant clinical professor at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he performs scoliosis surgery. He is the only physician in New Jersey to be cited as a preferred provider of the Ponseti non-operative treatment of clubfeet by the Ponseti International Association.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Rieger was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Minimally Invasive Physicians in the Tristate Area” by New York Magazine for his work in pediatric and adolescent trauma and arthroscopic repair of knee injuries such as ACL, as well as meniscal repair and shoulder injuries such as labral repair.

Teaching Appointments
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Short Hills Surgery Center
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Physician Executives
  • The Orthopaedic Research Society
  • New Jersey Orthopedic Society
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Morris County Medical Society

Tamir Bloom, M.D., FAAOS

Dr. Tamir Bloom is a board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon whose clinical specialties include all aspects of congenital and/or developmental pediatric orthopedic conditions, as well as the treatment of pediatric athletic injuries, fractures, hip disorders, and clubfeet. He has a special interest in neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

Education & Training

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Bloom earned his doctorate in medicine from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His residency in orthopedic surgery was completed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Department of Orthopaedics
Honors and Awards

He has been published in well-respected journals such as Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He has co-authored several book chapters, as well as an online reference monograph for British Medical Journal titled “Torsion of the Lower Extremities in Children”.

Professional Memberships
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Joshua Strassberg, M.D.

Dr. Joshua Strassberg is a caring and talented board certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric sports and trauma injuries, as well as hip disorders. He is trained in the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures including the latest surgical techniques for reconstructing the ACL in the growing child.

Education & Training

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Strassberg earned his doctorate in medicine from New York Medical College, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. He furthered his training with a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by an additional fellowship in adolescent and young adult hip preservation surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston. He has been published in well-respected journals such as Clinical Orthopedic Related Research and authored a chapter in Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery.

Teaching Appointments
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Short Hills Surgery Center
Professional Memberships
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Academy
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Morris County Medical Society
  • New York University
  • NYU Medical Center

David Lin, M.D.

Dr. David Lin is a board certified pediatric orthopedist with subspecialty interest in pediatric and adolescent trauma, arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries within the knee and shoulder, hip dysplasia, and limb deformities, including clubfeet.

Education & Training

He earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he also completed his surgical internship, and performed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Jamaica, NY. Dr. Lin received advanced training in a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the internationally renowned Campbell Clinic orthopaedic institution, affiliated with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, under the direct tutelage of Drs. James Beaty and Terry Canale—both past presidents of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

Hospital Affiliations
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Short Hills Surgery Center
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Medical Association
  • New Jersey Orthopedic Society
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Morris County Medical Society
Our Services

Your musculoskeletal system — which is comprised of 206 bones connected by joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves — protects your internal organs, supports your weight, and allows you to move. It’s a complex, interdependent system where even a minor disruption can result in discomfort and physical limitation.

Our orthopedic surgeons are trained to diagnose and treat any injury, deformity, or disease that interrupts this system.

General orthopedics covers all kinds of common and complex conditions affecting a child’s musculoskeletal health, from birth through development. Because pediatric patients are still maturing, their treatment needs often differ from those for adults. Pediatric orthopedists have special expertise in growing bones and joints, and provide both nonsurgical and surgical care to children and adolescents with sprains and strains, fractures and dislocations, cartilage and ligament tears, bursitis and tendonitis, congenital defects and abnormalities, bone and soft tissue tumors, and much more.

The Orthopedic Center also offers services specializing in the following areas:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine abnormality
  • Trauma and deformities
  • Clubfoot
  • Complex hip disorders
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Cartilage and ligament tears
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Congenital defects and abnormalities
  • Bone and soft tissue tumors
Cedar Knolls Location
Phone: 973-538-7700
Fax: 973-538-9478
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
Springfield Location
Phone: 973-538-7700
Fax: 973-538-9478
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
Wayne Location
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
Jersey City Location
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
Insurance

Please contact the office for information regarding insurance policies.

Thank you Dr. Lin and all the great office staff for taking such good care of me! My mom and dad are very happy with your professionalism and concern you have for our family and all of your patients.

Dr. Strassberg has a wonderful way of making my son feel comfortable. His thorough exam and attention to my son’s description of his pain allowed him to identify a hard to diagnose bone fracture. We are very grateful!

I had back surgery (scoliosis) when I was 11, I am now 29 years old, Dr.Rieger has and always will be one of the best doctors that I have ever had. Back in 2006, I was 24 years old, I thought there was something wrong, because I woke up and couldn’t move my back at all, I called Dr.Rieger and he told me to come right in and he’ll check me out, I honestly couldn’t ever thank him enough for everything that he’s done for me over the years.

My daughter has been seeing Dr. Rieger since birth. She is now 11. He is a wonderful doctor and always makes my daughter feel at ease. We are very grateful to have met him all those years ago.

The doctors at The Orthopedic Center are great with children and always take the time to explain medical issues.

Dr. Lin is great with the kids. He tries to get them back doing normal activity as soon as possible.