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Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Professor/Team Physician Seton Hall University; Specializing in Adult and Pediatric sports medicine, arthroscopy, and biologics

Anthony J. Scillia is a highly published board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine and joint preservation.

Having completed his training at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute under the mentorship of the renowned Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Scillia was able to gain invaluable experience. During his fellowship, he had the honor of providing medical coverage for the University of Alabama during their victorious 2012 National Championship run. This experience allowed him to master the most advanced surgical techniques for the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle.

Shortly thereafter, Dr. Scillia returned to his home roots in New Jersey to be associate professor and a team physician for Seton Hall University. Being near Morris County is especially meaningful to Dr. Scillia since he spent his formative years excelling in ice hockey and lacrosse at Delbarton High School.

At the core of Dr. Scillia’s practice is his specialization in arthroscopic and reconstructive treatments for shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee disorders in both adult and pediatric patients. His commitment to advancing medical knowledge is demonstrated through his ongoing research on the application of biologics, such as bone marrow aspirate, to enhance tendon, ligament, and cartilage healing.

Dr. Scillia’s expertise extends to specific areas of interest, including the intricacies of the throwing shoulder and elbow, hip pathology prevalent in cutting sports, and cartilage restoration in the knee. His contributions to the medical field are extensive, having developed many innovative surgical techniques and being published in over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and six book chapters. Dr. Scillia has also had the distinct pleasure of giving over 100 invited lectures and presenting at over 75 sports medicine meetings, further solidifying his reputation as a leader in his field.

Dr. Scillia plays a pivotal role in shaping the orthopedic landscape with his involvement in several highly regarded organizations and his continued dedication to educating the next generation of innovative orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Scillia is the president of the New Jersey Orthopedic Society (NJOS), orthopedic program director at St. Joseph’s University Hospital, a board of councilor for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), council of delegate for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), associate master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and a New Jersey Top Doctor.

With an impressive repertoire of accomplishments and a compassionate approach to patient care, Dr. Scillia is ready to help you attain your desired orthopedic health goals. He is currently accepting new patients at the Wayne and Morristown Academy Orthopedics and OrthoEast offices.

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Dr. Anthony Scillia’s Specialties

Fellowship trained in sports medicine by Dr. James Andrews, specializing in arthroscopy and joint preservation for the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, Dr. Scillia specializes in the arthroscopic and reconstructive treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee disorders in both adult and pediatric patients.

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  • check Biologics BMAC (Stem Cell) & PRP
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Dr. Anthony Scillia’s Education & Achievements

Get to know Dr. Scillia — a leading orthopedic surgeon at OrthoEast.

High School: Delbarton – Morristown, NJ

Undergraduate: Georgetown University

Medical School: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School

Seton Hall University

American Sports Medicine Institute – Birmingham, AL

VP of the New Jersey Orthopedic Society

Orthopedic Program Director at St. Joseph’s University Hospital

President of New Jersey Orthopedic Society (NJOS)

Associate Master Instructor Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Board of Councilor at American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Council of Delegate at American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor Award, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

New Jersey Top Doctor Award for Orthopaedic Excellence, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Dr. Scillia has published more than 85 peer-reviewed journal articles along with six book chapters.


Dr. Anthony Scillia’s Publications

Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Bone–Patellar Tendon–Bone Autograft, the Incidence of Anterior Knee Pain Ranges From 5.4% to 48.4% and the Incidence of Kneeling Pain Ranges From 4.0% to 75.6%

The Addition of a Pericapsular Nerve Group Block for Postoperative Pain Control Does Not Result in Less Narcotic Use After Hip Arthroscopy

Isolated Osteotomy Versus Combined Osteotomy and Cartilage Repair for Osteoarthritis or Focal Chondral Defects of the Medial Compartment of the Knee Joint: A Systematic Review

Cartilage Repair of the Tibiofemoral Joint With Versus Without Concomitant Osteotomy: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes

Effects of Running on the Development of Knee Osteoarthritis: An Updated Systematic Review at Short-Term Follow-up

Tommy John: Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Allograft Reconstruction With Internal Brace

Postless Arthroscopic Hip Preservation Can be Adequately Performed Using Published Techniques

Improved Pain and Perioperative Outcomes After Hip Arthroscopy With the Pericapsular Nerve Group Block

Rotator Cuff Repair With or Without Acromioplasty: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials With Outcomes Based on Acromial Type