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Richard P. Mackessy, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Education

Medical School

  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • New Jersey Medical School

Residency

  • St. Vincent’s: 2 yrs General Surgery
  • St. Luke’s Roosevelt: 3 yrs Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship

  • Thomas Jefferson University

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Trinitas Hospital (formerly St. Elizabeth’s Hospital): Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chairman of Orthopaedics
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway: Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon 
  • Linden Surgical Center (Linden, NJ)
  • Overlook Hospital, Summit: Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon

Professional Associations

  • NJ Orthopaedic Society: President, 2001–2002, Board of Trustees, 1999–present, Elizabeth General Medical Center.
  • Jefferson Alumni Association: President, 1999–2001
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Member
  • American Medical Association: Member
  • Medical Society of NJ: Member
  • Union County Medical Society: Member
  • Jefferson Hand Society: Member, Past-President
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Member
  • NY Hand Society: Member
  • NJ Orthopaedic Society: Member, Past-President
  • Irish Orthopaedic Association: Member
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association: Member
  • International College of Surgeons: Member
  • Elizabeth General Medical Center: Medical Staff President
  • Trinitas: Board of Trustees – Hospital & Health Boards, since 2001

Presentations & Awards

  • Healing The Children Award for Treating Poor Children from Underdeveloped Countries
  • Top 100 Doc’s in NJ 2010
  • Five successive yrs Top Doc’s in NJ
  • Twice Named Teacher of the Year UMDNJ Dept of Orthopedics
  • Lectures yearly at the hand review course in NY since 1990.
  • Lectures in Canada, Jefferson Medical Alumni Club

Special Interests

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Problems, especially pitching and overhead athletic injuries

Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

Board of Councilor to American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery