Roy M. Nuzzo, M. D.

  Board Certified in Orthopedics
  Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
  Orthopedic Research Society

Physician of the Year

Jointly by
The New Jersey Pediatric Society and by the
Children's Emergency Medical Fund of New Jersey

Physician of the Year - Spirit of Life Award
Spina Bifida Tristate Association

 Physician of the Year

      by three unrelated organizations

     Academy of Pediatrics, NJ
     Tristate Spina Bifida Assn, NJ, NY, Conn.
     Childrens Emergency Fund, NJ - 2003
    + multiple  Humanitarian Awards

A Castle Connolly 'Top Doctor'

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 Rutgers University - B.A. -  1962-1966
   Pre-med Biology, Chemistry, Humanities
   Beta  Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
   Phi Beta Kappa
   Summa Cum Laude

Cornell University Medical College - M.D. - 1970
  New York Hospital
  Hospital for  Special Surgery
  Sloan Kettering Hospital
  North Shore Hospital
  Bellevue Hospital
  Payne Whitney Hospital
  Roosevelt Hospital


Yale Medical School - Surgical Residency - 1972
  Yale New Haven Hospital & Memorial
  Surgical Residency & Pediatrics
  West Haven V. A. Hospital - General, Vascular and Chest  Surgery

Harvard Medical School - Combined Orthopaedic Residency - 1975
  Massachusetts General Hospital -
     Hand Surgery
     Pediatric Orthopaedics
     Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery
     Tumor Surgery

  Peter Bent Brigham Hospital -
     Hand Surgery
     Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery
     Tumor Surgery

  Robert  Breck Brigham Hospital
     Rheumatic Diseases
     Hand Reconstructive Surgery

  Eunice Shriver Foundation Hospital (Fernold) -
     Childrens' Orthopaedics
      Metabolic & Genetic Diseases
       Birth Defects

  West  Roxbury V.A.
     Spinal Trauma Center and Spinal Cord Injury Service
     & Research on Walking Disorders
  Brockton V.A. Hospital
     Orthopaedic problems associated with drug abuse & psychiatric illness

Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Boston
       Childrens  Orthopedics:
       Childrens Hand Surgery
       Birth Defects
       Spina Bifida
       Cerebral Palsy
       Muscle  Diseases
       Osteogenesis Imperfecta
       Leg Length Inequality


  Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Boston    &  in Research

 Developed The Harvard  Automated Computer Motion Analysis  System
      (Award Winning `Best Research') and

 Motion Analysis of Walking Disorders in Childrens' Diseases

 @ RERC (Rehabilitation  Engineering and Research Center - Harvard).






United States Naval  Regional Medical Center Norfolk, Virginia
  Service Area
      South of Washington D.C.
      North of Puerto  Rico
      East cost west to Mississippi
      Portions of Italy & Spain

  Military connected Public health  facilities & aligned childrens hospitals
   & services
  Referral Center
  Director of Childrens' Orthopedics
   Organizer of Childrens' Orthopedics Residency
  Director of Spina Bifida Clinics
  Director of Muscular Dystrophy and Neuromuscular Clinics
  Director of Newborn Nursery Orthopedics  (24/day)
  Director of Cerebral Palsy Clinics
  Director of Scoliosis Clinics

  Director of Clinics for
     Birth Defects
     Childrens Hand Surgery
     Scoliosis Clinic
     Leg Length Inequality
     General Childrens Orthopedics and Skeletal Trauma
     Combined clinics > 250 children/day

     Developed Low Cost Plastic Orthotic Facility Using Industrial Methods
        - presented to SOMOS (Society Of Military Orthopedic Surgeons)

   U.S. Government Line Military Commendation for
     Excellence &  Development of Services
     Signed by the Admiral of the Atlantic Fleet

    Also Organized & Conducted the first U.S. Government Study of
    arthroscopy  with a comparative study of arthrography

    Also developed the military design for arthroscopic devices .

Children's Specialized Hospital - Chief of Orthopedics,  1977 - 1990
   Developer of:
     Video Based Motion Analysis System
     Gait Analysis & Research Laboratory
      Developed an In-house low cost orthotics department
     Childrens Complex Orthopedic Problems Clinics
     Scoliosis & Leg Length  Inequality
     Paralytic and Muscular Diseases
     Supervisor of candidates
      (affiliated with NJIT,  Rutgers)
     Bioengineering and  Computer Engineering
      Masters and PhD degree research
      (Projects based at CSH)

Staff, Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey
 Practice:  Pediatric Orthopedics
    Children's Medical Center  of  Overlook Hospital
    Medical Director  Pediatric  Orthopedic  Center
for  multiple  handicaps
    Children's Neuromuscular Center - Atlantic Health Services

Director  Spina Bifida Clinic
    Member of Hemophilia Treatment Group

Director Pediatric Orthopedics
Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders -
 Seton Hall University
 School of  Graduate Medical Education Pediatric Orthopedics -
 St. Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey

Orthopedics Staff-  Pediatric Orthopedics / Spinal
NYU Medical  Center


Private Practice:
       Formerly : Westfield Orthopedic Group,  Westfield, New Jersey.
       &   Family Orthopedics P.C.,       Summit, New Jersey
       Currently : Pediatric Orthopedics P.C.,   Summit, New Jersey

Community Involvements:
   Member: Task Force - Developmental Disabilities -
   Department of Developmental Disabilities, State of New  Jersey
   Round Table & Advisory :
   Department of Consumer Affairs +
   New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners
     formulation of legal limitations  on self referral practices
     corporate implications, patient effects, abuses

  Spina Bifida Association, N.J.
  Handicap  Riders Association
  Union County Educational Services Foundation (Ret.)
  Academy of Medicine of New Jersey


Computer science:
 Statistical  Analysis of Medication Effects
 on Cancer Chemotherapy Patients (Sloan Kettering 1966-68)

Multiple Computer Design and Modeling Projects Dealing with
Medical and Othopedic Problems (see specifics)

Sculptor - wood, stone, ceramic

Painter - oils and pencil




Medical Artist - collaboration and illustration of numerous
   medical articles, texts, & laboratory guides.


         American Academy of Orthopedics Teaching Slides on
         Anterior spinal Fusion and Instrumentation  with
         John Hall, M.D.

         Scoliosis and Other Deformities of the Axial Skeleton -
          Medical textbook: Riseborough,  Herndon.

         Laboratory Endocrinology:
         Multiple Articles and Slide Series  for:
            Harris: Hip reconstructive surgical methods
            Pappas: Pelvic reconstruction for hip  disease
                  in children
            Hall: Anterior reconstruction of the cervical  spine
            Mankin: Allograft joint replacement for tumor


The first      computer generated  drawings of  camera observed human walking
 The first 3D / 4D computer generated stick figures of human walking

 (Award winning project, computer analysis of high speed film
 captured human walking, normal and abnormal.  Numerical
 reconstruction and graphic representation as graphs and
 figures with 3D image manipulation. Developed  the core graphical computer
 methods for terminal user  display and manipulation of acquired data).

 Harvard: Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center.

 Aramid cross linking chemistry, polymer research. Employing
 capped epoxy radicals in plasma-vacuum field. + R.G.  Nuzzo, PhD

 Other materials research related to plastics and
 metal adhesion and brace & cast related  materials.

ADAM splint
(Adjustable Digital And Metacarpal splint)    A  common splint system for treatment of severe
    and lesser hand, finger, and thumb injuries -

CUSHION HEEL SHOE- for casts, from 3M company.
 Allows normal gait during cast wearing.

 WACH shoe.
 (Wedge Adjustable Cushion Heel shoe) for complex
 adaptation to more difficult injury cast situations.
 Allows conservative (nonsurgical)  treatment of Achilles
 rupture without loss of function or work or sport time.

 Cross Hair  digitizer for NTSC computer analysis.

 A modification of a computer inline crosshair system for
 simultaneous use with live and recorded video.

 Functional design of numerous (brands)  of modular cast braces.


ADVISORY EDITOR - Orthopedics Today -
 World wide monthly publication - retired


  Rutgers -
  Beta Beta Beta  award
  Phi Beta Kappa
  Summa Cum Laude

  Harvard 1975 -
  Best Research, Analysis of Human Gait and Methodology

  United States Government United States Navy Line Military Commendation
  for excellence in development of childrens' services and
  teaching, by congressional study &
  Admiral of The Atlantic Fleet, 1978


 Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America -
  Pioneer Award
  3rd place - 1989
  Office based computer video gait analysis system
  Compact Interactive Computer Video System


 New Jersey -
 From Thomas H. Kean,  Governor of New Jersey, 1986
 Commendation for pioneering work in Childrens' Orthopedics bringing praise to N.J.

 Special Olympics Committee Award -
  Behalf of Down Syndrome Care & Research

  Project Children Award - for medical services

International Computing Competition:
  Third place,  computer programming applications contest,
  sponsored by "True BASIC Inc.", 1990
  For CAD 3D System Independent of External Grid Reference
  System (For amorphous systems lacking  fixed or well
  demarcated points of reference. Biologic CAD)

  Again - Same contest 1993 -
  Winner - Intelligent Images  True 3D (stereoscopic)
   full color  animation in mobile windows
   with  instructional word wrap. Hypertext linked to
  objects within stereoscopic animated images

  Overlook Hospital
  House Staff Teaching Award 1978

  Overlook Hospital
   Applause  Award
    for community service 1993
Project Children (International) - 1987
  Commendation for work -

 Eunice Shriver Foundation -
 Commendation for work with Down Syndrome Children
 Special Olympics


 Counter current electrophoresis of human proteins
 Myoglobin research - numerous  aspects, 1965 - 1968

 A Motion Analyzer for Clinical Use
 Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana 1976
 A Comprehensive Clinical System for Four Dimensional
 Motion  Analysis - Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases
 April 1977 .

Genu Recurvatum in Spastic Cerebral Palsy
 Report on  Findings by Gait Analysis
 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1978

 Low Cost Manufacture Of Lower Limb Plastic Orthoses
 Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 1977

 Dynamic  Bracing: Elastics for Patients with Cerebral Palsy,
 Muscular Dystrophy and Myelodysplasia
 Clinical Orthopedic Related Research, May 1980

 Nerve Entrapment in Greenstick Fractures in  Children
 Presentation, New York Academy of Science, December 1980

 Gas Gangrene- Presentation
 New York Academy of Science, December 1980

 Dry Ice Freezing as Prelude to  Surgical Amputation
 Orthopedics, February 1982

 Ambulatory Periosteal Finger Traction With Brace
 for Severe Finger Injuries, Orthopedics Today, 1977

 High Performance with  Below-Knee Cast Treatment
 Mechanics & Demonstration
 Orthopedics, June 1983

 High Performance with Below-Knee Cast Treatment
 Clinical Application & The Weak Link  Hypothesis,
 Orthopedics, July 1983

 Practical & Clinically Viable Video based Gait Analysis
 Proceedings of the  11th Annual North East  Bioengineering Conference,
 March 1985

 A Simple Treatment of Genu Recurvatum in Ataxic & Athetoid Cerebral  Palsy
 Orthopedics, September 1986.

Contra-lateral  Compensation with Knee Impairment
 Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research, October 1987

 A Computer Model of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

 + Causes of Fixation Error and Chondrolysis
 Orthopedics, January 1986

 A Computer Model of Proximal  Cervical Instability in
 Down Syndrome, From X-ray Studies,
 Multi-specialty Conference On Down Syndrome

 Wheeling: An Alternative Swing-Through Gait
 SOMA - Engineering for the  Human Body,
 Volume 3, 1989

 Harmonic Analysis of Human Gait, How We Walk
 presented at several Bioengineering Conferences & at.

 New Jersey Institute of Technology, Biomedical Seminar

              & again at
Eastern Orthopedic Association -  Meeting 1996 (below) as:
   An unlocking of the Fibonacci series and human form & function
   a mathematical model and explanation of compensatory mechanisms in
   human  walking.
   Eastern Orthopedic Association (NJ, NY, Ct, +),

& again at   Nevis, British West Indies, April 1996

 9-bar Foot Prosthetic Linkage
 to simulate stance knee function
in friction lock A-K prostheses
Biomech  Presentations, several

 Elastic Simulation of Spasticity, EMG & Gait Analysis of a model of  spasticity.
   Induction of spasticity-like behavior in normal volunteers & study of responses..

Percutaneous Myofascial Lengthenings:
AFive Year Outcome Review
 & 20 year experience with an original  procedure    (In English & French)
Canadian Orthopedic Association &
Canadian Orthopedic Research Society - Annual Meeting, June 3, 1997
 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Counter-paralysis for Treatment of Paralytic Scoliosis With Botulinum Toxin
 A. J. Orthopedics,  March 1997
& presented at
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery  Convention March 1997

New Treatment Options for the Severely Handicapped
Columbus Seminars with Ohio Department of Developmental  Disabilities
 Children's Hospital Annual Conference,
 Dept. Mental Retardation & Dev. Disabilities
 June 10, 1997, Cincinnati Ohio

A New Treatment for Unicameral Bone Cysts
Employing Bone Gel Paste delivered Synthetic Calcitonin
A Series - Presented to  Eastern Orthopedic Association - 1997
  Series in continuation.

 Counter Paralysis for Treatment of Paralytic Scoliosis with Botulinum Toxin
 An Original Study
 Nuzzo,  R.M.; Boucherit, T.; Walsh, S.; Massood, S.
 American Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, March 1997

Above also presented within a larger series with independent  validation at  the
 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Convention, May 1997
 Botulinum Toxin Type A as Adjunctive Treatment in
 Spastic Neuromuscular Scoliosis  [ a Cooperative Outcomes Study ]
 Nuzzo, R.; Errico, T.; Walsh, S.; Boucherit, T.; Dryer, J.;
 Overlook Hospital, NYU Hosp, Hosp Joint Dis
 North American Spine Society, 13th Annual Meeting,
San Francisco October 1998.

The Effect of  Screw Orientation on the Stability of Anterior Instrumentation in Cyclic Lateral Bending, Rodriquez,-Olaverri,J;  Hasharoni, A.; DeWal, H; Nuzzo, R; Kummer, F;Errico, T : The Spine Journal , Sept 2005 ,   Vol 5, Issue 5 pp 554-557

Spine - State of the Art Reviews
Spinal Instrumentation
- Ed: Thomas J. Errico, MD
  Chapter:                    Rationale & Technique of
    Same Day Anterior Instrumentation & Posterior  Instrumentation
                   for  Severe  Rigid  Pediatric Scoliotic Deformities

Errico, Nuzzo, Dryer



Surgical Management of Spinal Deformities,
Errico, Lonner, Moulton;
pub: Saunders 2009

  • Nuzzo, Errico, Chapter 10: Cerebral Palsy
    & Other Neuromuscular Disorders in Children

A new anterior spinal fixation system - low profile and secure fixation.




 Full color true bifocal 3D computer animation as pop up window, with
 text, within normal computer display for  storage and recal
 of information  related to movement (gait, dance, etc.).
 Data grabbed by 3D video cameras. Finished project - incorporated
 into graphics based systems language  libraries. Award winning
 computer project pioneering self programming images.

Cost Analysis - Outcomes Studies
of Orthopedic Interventions in Neurologically Impaired Patients, ongoing
funded by  the Summit Area Public Foundation

Following :
 Phase I
 (Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, March, 1997) Counter-paralysis
 in the treatment  of Paralytic Scoliosis with Botulinum toxin  - a new treatment

 Phase II,
 animal trials with a new genetically engineered agent  -
 goal Rx for Idiopathic scoliosis.

Clinical Cross Development of  Real Time Video Imaging
(capable of seeing moving internal structures, cartilage, tendon,
and organs etc. without  radiation) - Sonovideography
Imperium Inc., Maryland, Technical Developer

LECTURER :   (past & present)
Rutgers  University - Anatomy
Harvard University - Orthopaedics
New York University Physical Therapy - Developmental Disabilities
New York Hospital -  Pediatric Physical Therapy Dept
University of Oregon -  Walking Disorders
Seton Hall Graduate Medical Education - Orthopedics +
Saint Joseph's Hospital & Residency Orthopedics
JFK Hospital - Dept. Physical Therapy
New York School of Podiatry - Hip  pathology of children.


Multiple  Conferences and Seminars
Keynote speaker for many  Spina Bifida Seminars and
Developmental Disabilities seminars.
(too numerous to list)

Partial  Listing:
Orthopedic/Rehabilitative Issues in the Developmentally Disabled Individual - Ohio

Percutaneous Myofascial Lengthening Outcomes - Canada, West Indes

Evaluation and Management of Children With Neuromuscular Disorders,
 Botox, Alcohol neurolysis,  and orthopedic interventions and PT significance. NYU, NY

Botox treatment of paralytic scoliosis - AAOS - San Francisco, California

Orthopedic Update & Rehab issues - Matheny - NJ

                    Surgical & Rehab issues in cerebral Palsy - Dynamic Therapy Pediatric Symposium
                    Meadowlands ,  N.J.

Management of Children With Neuromuscular issues + percutaneous interventions
 -Cornell Med Ctr,  NYC


Book Chapter:
Surgical Management of Spinal Deformities - Errico et al - Chapt 10 - Nuzzo & Errico  : Pearls

         (partial listing)
Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
Board Certified by American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of  North America
Orthopaedic Research Society
New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
Trustee Union County Educational Foundation
Appointed Member of the New Jersey Academy of Medicine