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John T Capo MD - Orthopedics - Jersey City

John T Capo MD

Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedics
  • Surgery-Hand
  • Surgery-Micro
  • Affiliations
    Barnabas Health Medical Group
    Jersey City Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Address:
    John Capo, MD
    377 Jersey Avenue
    Suite 280-A
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    Fax:
    (201) 309-2432
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Web Page:
    www.johntcapomd.com

    Physician Information

    John Capo, M.D., is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at RWJBarnabas Health-Jersey City Medical Center. He is also the Chief of Hand Surgery at the Jersey City Medical Center, in Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Capo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Capo is regularly selected as one of the top hand surgeons in New Jersey in area surveys and has extensive experience in education and research. He is a member of numerous Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery societies including the AAOS, the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and serves as Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Certificate of Added Qualification Testing Committee. Currently he is the Vice President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a leading Continuing Medical Education instructor directing courses in advanced hand trauma techniques, upper extremity masters techniques, and hand, wrist and elbow fracture management. His curriculum vitae includes over 350 book chapters, scientific article publication and national and international medical educational presentations.

    Dr. Capo was born in New York City and raised in New York and northern New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York, where he studied engineering. Dr. Capo is a graduate of one of New Jersey’s top medical schools, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After graduating in the top of his class, he trained under leaders in the field of Orthopaedic surgery, trauma, hand surgery and reconstructive limb surgery, at Penn State University Hospital. After completing his residency, Dr. Capo spent time at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center where he completed his Fellowship and mastered state of the art techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. Following his formal hand fellowship, Dr. Capo completed an AO Traveling Fellowship to further refine his training. He traveled to Europe where he studied complex conditions of the wrist and hand at the University of Berne, in Berne, Switzerland with Diego Fernandez, MD and Ueli Buchler, MD. Finally he spent additional training in Toronto Canada at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

    Professor Capo is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and an active member of both the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). He is currently involved with medical student and resident teaching and was selected 4 times to receive the Medical Student Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. At UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Newark, Dr. Capo served as Chief of the Division of Hand Service from 2001 until 2012 and was Co-Director of the Hand Surgical Fellowship teaching program. Dr. Capo then spent 4 years as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of Research at NYU Medical Center. He now is full time at RWJBarnabas-Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Capo serves as the Vice Chairman and Assistant Program Director of the JCMC-RWJBarnabas Orthopaedic Residency Program. Dr. Capo has special interest in fracture surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand, as well as nerve surgery. He also has experience in new and innovative techniques such as the use of Xiaflex in the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. Conditions Dr. Capo treat include: upper extremity trauma; fractures and ligament injuries; sports related injuries in children and adults; chronic injuries and failed surgeries; nerve, blood vessel and tendon injuries; arthritis conditions. Surgical procedures often involve microsurgery (nerve and small vessel repair); joint replacement and arthritis surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand; reconstructive surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand. Dr. Capo and his family live in Hudson County and are proud to be part of the local community.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: MD Medicine UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, NJ, 1992

    Internship: General Surgery Penn State-Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 1993

    Residency: Orthopaedic Residency Penn State-Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, 1997

    Fellowship: Hand, Upper Extremity Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center & Microsurgery Fellowship, Indianapolis, IN, 1998 AO Traveling Fellowship Sunnybrook Medical Center, Toronto, Canada, 1998 University of Berne, Lindenhofspital; Inselspital Berne, Switzerland, 1998

    Clinical Interests

    Technical and operational innovations aimed to improve the treatment of upper extremity trauma; treatment strategies that improve the pain and function associated with arthritis while preserving motion; the use of Xiaflex in the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture.

    Conditions Dr. Capo treats: upper extremity trauma; fractures and ligament injuries; sports related injuries in children and adults; chronic injuries and failed surgeries; nerve, blood vessel and tendon injuries; arthritis conditions.

    Procedures Dr. Capo routinely performs: treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture using modern techniques; fracture surgery and ligament repair; microsurgery (nerve and small vessel repair); joint replacement and arthritis surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand; reconstructive surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand.

    Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Wound care, Hand Surgery.

    Accepted Health Plans

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • GHI- Group Health Incorporated
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Qualcare
    • Tricare
    • United Health Care
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • United Medicare