Dr. Lai began his practice in 2017 after completing a fellowship at The Orthopedic Group of Pittsburgh. He focuses his practice on minimally invasive procedures and diabetic limb reconstruction. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lai engages in research and has authored multiple chapters on foot and ankle surgery.
SELECT SURGEONS BONE & JOINT
Announcing an elite grouping of the state’s top Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Plastic Surgeons and Podiatrists across 13 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical volume, results and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Bone & Joint list. Many of the surgeons on this list perform other procedures in addition to those for which they have been recognized.
Ira M. Fox, DPM
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
Reconstructive and Traumatic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Ankle Joint Replacement
Selection Methodology—Bone & Joint Surgeons
By New Jersey Monthly | August 8, 2019
Select Surgeons takes a 360-degree look at New Jersey’s bone and joint surgeons, reviewing 9 criteria across 13 procedure categories to arrive at the most comprehensive evaluation of leading bone and joint surgeons in the state. Leflein Associates (add link), a locally owned research firm in Ringwood, NJ, was commissioned to conduct the survey. Research was conducted between November 2019 and April 2020.
Getting To Know More About Your Doctor …
Dr. McCloskey entered the Navy in 1975 as Orthopaedic Surgeon, he was stationed at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.
“Our mission was to care for injured military personnel with special interest given to Vietnam war veterans. There was significant need for redoing battlefield surgical procedures in an effort to improve results. My surgery included spine, extremity, arthroscopy (very early in arthrosopic history) and joint reconstruction. This experience was a pivotal point in my orthopaedic career.” John R. McCloskey, MD
- Orthopaedic Surgery (Board Certified)
- Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
- Internship: St. Vincent Hospital & Medical Center
- Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. John R. McCloskey received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in 1970.
He completed his surgical internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City in 1971.
Dr. McCloskey completed his orthopedic residency at The University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 1975.
He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and orthopaedic surgeon from 1975-1977. In 1977,
Dr. McCloskey joined the medical staff of Shore Medical Center in Somers Point where he has built a flourishing private practice and where he continues his career as an orthopedic physician.