Michael C. Distefano, MD, FAAOS

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

About Dr. Distefano

Michael C. Distefano, MD, FAAOS

Michael C. Distefano, MD, FAAOS

Michael C. Distefano, MD, FAAOS

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Distefano is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in providing the most technologically advanced treatments to patients suffering from disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Distefano is a former aerospace engineer who earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After earning his degree, Dr. Distefano completed an internship and his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in trauma injuries at the Montefiore Medical Center before establishing his private practice in New Jersey.

Dr. Distefano is known for performing new minimally invasive procedures and utilizing the most advanced technology to provide patients with the best possible outcome. He has extensive academic experience teaching orthopaedic surgery residents at Montefiore Medical Center about cutting-edge procedures, like ceramic-on-ceramic hip replacements or computer navigation total joint replacements. Due to this experience, many of the procedures Dr. Distefano offers are available only in a formal university setting.


  • Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certified in Sports Medicine
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Arthroscopy
  • Team physician Ridgewood High School
  • Team physician Ramapo High School
  • Serves as a book and paper reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Disease
  • Outstanding house officer – Montefiore Medical Center
  • Consultant for orthopaedic implant creation companies
  • One of the first doctors in New Jeresy to use locking plate technology for fracture care
  • Has one of the largest groups of patients in the United States being treated with cutting edge bone morphogenic proteins and bone substitutes
  • Former team physician for both Ridgewood HS and Ramapo HS

Academic Affiliations

  • Assistant clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Assistant clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Hospital Affiliations

  • Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma – Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Assistant Chairman - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Member - Sports Medicine & Joint Reconstruction sections, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Member- Total Joint section, The Valley Hospital
  • Member - Total Joint Team Hackensack University Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding Member & Historian - Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Diplomate and Fellow - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow - American College of Surgeons
  • Member - Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member - American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member - American Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Member - Orthopaedic Research Society

Contact Us


87 Summit Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 489-0022


140 North State Route 17, Suite 255
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 261-5501


111 Dean Drive, Suite 1 North
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Phone: (201) 489-0022
Phone lines open 24/7 for on-call emergency care.