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Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Expands Pediatric Orthopedic Services


Folorunsho Edobor-Osula, MD, MPHNewark, 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 (973) 926-7300.

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.

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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.

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