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Raphael Longobardi MD

Raphael Longobardi MD

Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Affiliations
    Jersey City Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Excelcare-University Orthopaedic Center
    433 Hackensack Avenue
    2nd Floor
    Hackensack, NJ 07601
    (201) 343-3217
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    Physician Information

    Raphael S. F. Longobardi, MD, graduated from Fordham University in 1986. He attended New York University School of Medicine, where he received his degree in Medicine in 1990. He completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at NYU Medical Center, as well as, an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Dr. Longobardi is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and athletic injuries. Since 1996, he has been in a private practice, with offices at NYU Medical Center and in Hackensack, NJ. He has authored various articles and presentations related to the shoulder. He has been active teaching at NYU School of Medicine, and is currently a faculty member of the NYU Langone Medical Center-Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been a Faculty Mentor to the students of NYU School of Medicine for their Professionalism course, as well as, being an active member of the Admissions Committee for NYU School of Medicine. Due years of dedicated service and commitment to medical education, in May, 2009, he was named, and remains, a member of NYU School of Medicine's Board of Governors. At his alma mater, Fordham University, he participates as a member of the Dean's Pre-Health Advisory Board and Science Council. He also participates as a Mentor and Advisor for Fordham University Pre-Medical students. Further, since 2008, he collaborates with Bergen Academies High School in Hackensack, New Jersey mentoring high school students with a focus and interest in medicine.

    Dr. Longobardi has had the privilege to care for numerous collegiate and professional sports teams. His experience ranges from being an assistant team physician with the NY Islanders Hockey Team, University of Tennessee athletic teams, Minor League (AA) Baseball and Hockey Teams (ECHL), to Team Physician for the NY-NJ MetroStars (MLS), and then as an Assistant Team Physician/Consultant with the Florida Marlins Baseball Team (MLB)(The 2003 World Series Champions). Most recently, Dr. Longobardi served as the Team Physician for the 2009 New Jersey-Northeast High School All-Star Classic Football Game. Also since 2009, he has served as team physician for Bergen Catholic High School's Athletic programs.

    Dr. Longobardi is active in numerous professional organizations including a Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. From 2010-13, he served on the AOSSM Council of Delegates, as the delegate for the State of New Jersey. In 2004, he was elected the first President and co-founder of Metropolitan Surgery Center in Hackensack, NJ.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y., M.D., May, 1990

    Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, New York University Medical Center/ Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, N.Y., 1991

    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, New York University Medical Center/ Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, N.Y., 1995

    Fellowship: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic/ University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1996


    Title: A correlation Between Surgical and MRI Findings in Rotator Cuff Lesions
    Authors: Longobardi, R.S.F.; Sherman, O.; Rafii, M.; Minkoff, J.; Bonamo, J.J.; Gidumal, R.;
    Publisher: Orthopaedic Transactions
    Date: 1994
    Issue: 17(4):1024
    Description: Longobardi, R.S.F.; Minkoff, J.; Rafii; M.; DeVellis, J.: Luxatio Erecta Humeri
    Title: An Initial MRI Description with Clinical Application
    Authors: Longobardi RSF
    Publisher: Orthopaedic Transactions
    Date: 1996
    Issue: 20(1):227
    Title: Postoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Shoulder
    Authors: Longobardi, R.S.F.; Rafii, M.; Minkoff, J.
    Publisher: In Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
    Date: 1997
    Issue: 5(4):841-859