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Mina Abdelshahed, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon - Shoulder & Elbow


Dr. Mina Abdelshahed is a native of Union, NJ, is is board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. He graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a bachelor of arts in biological sciences and a minor in psychology. Dr. Abdelshahed then attended Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School where he received his Doctor of Medicine Degree, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Society.

After medical school, he completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Abdelshahed earned the notable distinction of being selected by the faculty and administration to serve as an Administrative Chief Resident. During his residency, he received a wide range of orthopaedic training from nationally and internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons considered leaders in their fields. There, Dr. Abdelshahed trained at University Hospital, the busiest Level 1 Trauma center in the tri-state area, preparing him to manage all aspects of Orthopaedic Trauma. Further, he was nominated multiple times by medical students for the Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award for excellence in teaching and, upon graduation from residency, was the recipient of the Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award.

Dr. Abdelshahed took a keen interest in the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries and ailments. This interest led to his enrollment in, and completion of, a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the distinguished New York University Hospital of Joint Diseases in Manhattan, NY. The fellowship provided him with a broad experience and expanded his ability to treat any condition of the shoulder, elbow, and upper extremity with a multitude of interventions, including surgical and non-surgical options.

After his fellowship, Dr. Abdelshahed was excited to return home to give back to the community that helped him grow into the person he is today. He is enthusiastic to provide care for patients presenting with a wide range of orthopaedic injuries and ailments, including orthopaedic trauma and fractures, general orthopaedics, sports medicine, and particularly his subspecialty focus of shoulder, elbow, and upper extremity.

Dr. Abdelshahed currently resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and two energetic sons. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, sports and outdoor activities, and avidly rooting for the New York Rangers, Jets, Knicks, and the Mets.

Conditions Treated:

Shoulder & Elbow

  • AC joint arthritis
  • AC joint separation
  • Bicep tendinitis
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Clavicle Fractures
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocations or instability of the shoulder
  • Fracture of the elbow
  • Fracture of the forearm
  • Fracture of the shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Glenohumeral (shoulder) arthritis
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Ligamentous injuries of the elbow
  • Loose bodies of the elbow
  • Malunions
  • Nonunions
  • Olecranon bursitis/ bursitis of the elbow
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears
  • Pectoralis (Pec) tear
  • SC joint separation
  • Subacromial bursitis

Sports Medicine



Procedures Performed:

  • Arthroscopic and open shoulder reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic labral repair or debridement (including SLAP repair)
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Complex rotator cuff repairs including revision repairs and superior capsular reconstruction
  • Shoulder arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Shoulder arthroscopic distal clavicle resection
  • Shoulder subcoracoid decompression
  • Biceps tenodesis (open and arthroscopic)
  • Clavicle fracture fixation
  • Distal biceps repair
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Humeral shaft and distal humeral fracture fixation
  • Open and arthroscopic acromioclavicular reconstruction for AC separation
  • Open sternoclavicular reconstruction
  • Pectoralis (Pec) repair
  • Proximal humerus fracture fixation
  • Radial nerve decompression
  • Revision surgery for failed rotator cuff repair
  • Scapular/glenoid fracture fixation
  • Shoulder instability surgery
    • Arthroscopic bankart repair/capsulorrhaphy
    • Latarjet procedure
    • Distal tibial allograft
    • Remplissage
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
    • Anatomic replacement
    • Humeral head resurfacing
    • Reverse total shoulder replacement
    • Revision shoulder replacement
    • Short-stem shoulder replacement
    • Shoulder arthroplasty for fracture
    • Shoulder replacement using GPS navigation and patient-specific-instrumentation (PSI)
    • Stemless shoulder replacement
  • Surgical reconstruction for complex fracture/dislocations of the elbow (radial head, coronoid, distal humerus, olecranon fractures)
  • Surgical reconstruction of upper extremity fracture nonunions and malunions
  • Surgical treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis (tennis and golfer’s elbow)
  • Tendon transfer surgery
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Total elbow replacement (for fracture, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Triceps repair
  • Ulnar nerve decompression/transposition

Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery



  • Rutgers University; Newark, NJ
    • B/A in Biological Sciences Major; Psychology Minor
    • Summa Cum Laude

Medical School

  • Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ); Newark, NJ
    • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Society


  • Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Newark, NJ


  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases – Shoulder & Elbow Surgery; New York, NY

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center; Elizabeth, NJ
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Rahway, NJ
  • Overlook Medical Center; Summit, NJ
  • Linden Surgical Center; Linden, NJ

Professional Memberships

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) – Associate Member