Newark, N.J. (June 15, 2017) - Families in Newark and the surrounding areas now have an important new
resource for children born with orthopedic impairments and those who are
living with orthopedic trauma caused by an injury.
Folorunsho Edobor-Osula, MD, MPH, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Rutgers North Jersey Orthopaedic
Institute (RNJOI), assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics
at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (RNJMS), and attending physician
at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical
Center has expanded her practice and is now offering pediatric orthopedic
services at Newark Beth Israel’s Family Health Center, located at
166 Lyons Avenue.
Families can schedule an appointment with Dr. Osula, by calling
Dr. Osula will provide diagnostic services, consultations and clinical
management of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions including clubfoot,
spina bifida, cerebral palsy, hip disorders, disorders of the foot and
ankle, sports injuries, trauma and limb lengthening and deformity correction.
The facility will offer casting for pediatric fractures, on-site imaging
including Ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, and CT scans.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to provide comprehensive pediatric
orthopedic care to patients and families in Newark and the surrounding
area,” said Dr. Osula.
“This expansion will offer greater convenience for Newark families,
who will now be able to access state-of-the-art pediatric orthopedic care
in their own backyard” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President and
CEO of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
of New Jersey.
Approximately 3 percent of U.S. children have some form of congenital orthopedic
impairment, an abnormality or deformity of the skeleton and the structures
that support the skeleton.
CONTACT: Linda Kamateh, Sr. Director of Public Relations
About Folorunsho Edobor-Osula, MD, MPH
Folorunsho Edobor-Osula, MD, MPH, completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric
orthopedic surgery at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery
in New York City. She completed her orthopedic residency at the North
Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. She received her medical degree
from Weill Cornell Medical College where she graduated with honors in
science and service. She also received the Sandra Lee Shaw Memorial award,
in recognition of her commitment to medical research. In addition, she
received the prestigious Axelrod Scholarship from the University of Albany,
School of Public Health where she received a Master’s in Public
Health. Her bachelor’s degree in Public Health/Natural Sciences,
was earned at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Osula has authored several
peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and abstracts. She also serves
as a guest speaker and mentor for the Summer Medical and Dental Education
Program sponsored by Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Her professional affiliations include:
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York
About Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth
Israel Medical Center, cares for children from birth through adolescence,
with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s
largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders;
and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of
medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities.
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey also includes a Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit and a Level IV Regional Perinatal Center that offers New Jersey’s
only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy; and the highest
level of intensive care for both mothers and newborns.