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Wayne A. Colizza, M.D.


Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Sports Medicine, and Joint Replacement

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As a specialist in both the Sports Medicine Center and the Joint Replacement Center, Dr. Wayne Colizza specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder for sports injuries and ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery, and hip resurfacing. As a former competitor in both rugby football and rowing crew at the national level, Dr. Colizza has a keen understanding of the demands and expectations of the high-caliber athlete.

After obtaining his medical degree and completing residency training in orthopedic surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Colizza finished his fellowship in reconstructive joint surgery and sports medicine at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in New York. He has completed a preceptorship in hip resurfacing with Mr. Derek McMinn in Birmingham, England, and is a recipient of the Zimmer-AOA Fellows Award, receiving national recognition for his research into the replacement of arthritic knees.

Dr. Colizza recently stepped down as chief of the Sports Medicine Service at Morristown Medical Center and as president of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society. He is now the chief of the Joint Replacement Service at Morristown Medical Center and serves on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Colizza is a caring and competent physician who holds the well-being of his patients in the highest regard. He has been honored as one of the region’s premier doctors through NJ Top Docs, Castle Connolly Top Doctors for the New York Metro area, and the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award for multiple years. He strives to remain at the forefront of orthopedic knowledge, and he is committed to providing his patients with an expertise that is based upon trust, understanding, and competence.

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  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Orthopaedic Surgery: 2019
“He’s a fantastic doctor who I fully trust with my care.”
– Sandy M.
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