Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice
at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Festa is a fellowship-trained
sports medicine specialist and is board certified in orthopaedic surgery
and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
His expertise includes non-operative and operative treatment of sports
injuries in pediatric, adolescent and adult patients, from the recreational
to the professional level.
Dr. Festa received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where
he graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Festa earned his medical degree from
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and then completed his orthopaedic
residency at Tufts University Affiliated Orthopaedic residency in Boston,
Massachusetts. Dr. Festa then completed a sports medicine fellowship at
the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Program where he served
as an assistant team Physician for the San Diego Padres and San Diego
Dr. Festa is an Associate Clinical Professor of orthopaedic surgery at
the Seton Hall University School of Health Related Sciences, where he
serves as the Assistant Director of the orthopaedic surgery residency
program. Dr. Festa is also the Assistant Director of the Sports Medicine
Division and the Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Service. He serves
as an instructor at the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s
National Learning Center where he teaches the latest arthroscopic techniques
to resident and attending level orthopaedic surgeons from all over the country.
Dr. Festa is actively involved in research. He has published numerous textbook
chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of orthopaedic
sports medicine. His work includes topics ranging from ACL injuries, shoulder
instability and biceps tendon disorders. Other current research interests
include rotator cuff injuries, throwing related injuries and cartilage
disorders of the knee. His work has been presented at state, regional
and national meetings.
Dr. Festa currently serves as the head team physician for Seton Hall University.
He also serves as an orthopaedic consultant for Montclair State University,
The New Jersey Jackals Baseball Team and multiple local high schools.
The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) has identified Dr. Festa as
an Emerging Leader in the field of orthopaedic surgery. He has also been
recognized as one of New Jersey’s favorite doctors by his patients
who selected him for the Patient’s Choice Award in 2014.
Dr. Festa is on the Board of Counselors representing the state of New Jersey
at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), along with being
a AAOS fellow. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society
of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), American Arthroscopy Society of North America
(AANA) and the Big East Sports Medicine Society.