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American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with Sub-Specialization in Sports Medicine
Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Orthopedics North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park NY
General Surgery North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park NY
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Southern California Center for Sports Medicine, Long Beach CA
David Abrutyn, MD is Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Summit Health and is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. His specialty is the nonoperative and operative treatment of shoulder and knee injuries. He treats children over the age of 10, athletes and adults. His passion and focus are on tissue preservation, anatomic restoration and healing and minimally invasive surgery. His surgical practice focuses on the treatment of the shoulder and knee with a primary emphasis on advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Abrutyn is the current team orthopedic surgeon for the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club and Immaculata High School Athletics in Somerville, NJ. He is also actively involved in the treatment of athletes from the Skyland High School Athletic Conference. He is the former team physician for Sky Blue Football Club (FC), New Jersey’s women’s professional soccer team.
Dr. Abrutyn championed and implemented the Joint Surgery Center at RWJ Somerset Hospital in Somerville, NJ. This is a comprehensive, patient centric total joint replacement program that is nationally recognized with the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. He is currently the medical director of the Athletic Trainer and Sports Performance service line at RWJ Somerset Hospital.
Dr. Abrutyn authored a chapter on ACL reconstruction techniques in the book The Knee: AANA Advanced Surgical Techniques. He has been an invited lecturer and instructor on knee ligament and cartilage repair courses.
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and New Jersey Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Abrutyn has earned the Mdx Medical, Inc. Patient’s Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award. He received vitals.com’s On-Time Doctor Award, Patients Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award. He has also been recognized in NJ Monthly’s Top Doctors listing.
Former captain of his high school varsity basketball, baseball and soccer teams, Dr. Abrutyn understands the importance of prevention. He notes, “As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a doctor. My interest in orthopedics sparked when I tore my ACL in high school, and I benefitted from outstanding treatment that made it possible for me to eventually run the New York Marathon and continue playing basketball. My passion for athletics, fitness and medicine made orthopedic surgery a natural and gratifying career choice.” Dr. Abrutyn adds, “In addition to helping establish realistic expectations, educating my patients about their conditions and treatment options allows them to partner with me to achieve the best possible outcomes.”
When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Abrutyn enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, spinning and working out.