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Eric Black, MD
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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder and Elbow
Accepting new patients

Appointments: Call 973-404-9800


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140 Park Avenue Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

140 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Acromioclavicular reconstruction
  • Acromioclavicular separations
  • Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
  • Arm pain
  • Arthritis of the shoulder
  • Arthrofibrosis capsulitis of shoulder
  • Arthroscopic instability surgery
  • Arthroscopic labral repair
  • Arthroscopic remplissage
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow
  • Articular cartilage restoration
  • Articular cartilage transplant
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bone bruise
  • Bruise
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Cubital tunnel surgery
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Deformed bone
  • Dislocation
  • Distal biceps repair
  • Distal humerus fracture
  • Elbow
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Elbow fracture
  • Elbow ligamentous injury/repair
  • Elbow pain
  • Elbow reconstruction
  • Elbow trauma
  • Failed shoulder arthroplasty
  • Failed shoulder instability surgery
  • Failed shoulder surgery
  • Forearm fracture
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer's Elbow: nonoperative and operative
  • Humeral shaft fracture
  • Humeral shaft fracture nonunion
  • Image - guided procedures
  • Impingement syndrome of shoulder
  • Increase strength
  • Infected shoulder arthroplasty
  • Joint analysis
  • Joint aspiration
  • Joint diseases and injuries
  • Joint problems
  • Joint replacement
  • Joint restoration in adolescents
  • Latarjet procedure
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Ligament injuries of the shoulder
  • Little leaguer elbow
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Multidirectional instability of the shoulder
  • Musculoskeletal MRI
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Nerve compression of the arm
  • Nerve compression of the upper extremity
  • Nerve conduction study
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of capitellum
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Pinched nerve
  • Proximal humerus fracture nonunion
  • Proximal humerus fracture-non-operative
  • Proximal humerus fracture-operative fixation
  • Proximal humerus fracture-reverse replacement
  • Proximal humerus malunion
  • Radial head replacement
  • Radial tunnel surgery
  • Reverse Shoulder arthroplasty
  • Revision shoulder arthroplasty
  • Shoulder - multidirectional instability
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder resurfacing
  • Shoulder trauma
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Tendon transfer
  • Tennis elbow: nonoperative and operative
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Total shoulder replacements
  • Trauma - orthopedic
  • Triceps repair
  • Trigger finger
  • UCL tear
  • Ulnar collateral ligament tear (elbow)
  • Upper extremity trauma

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Orthopaedic Surgery Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery (Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham + Women's Hospital / Children's Hospital Boston), Boston, MA


  • General Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


  • Shoulder + Elbow Surgery Thomas Jefferson University / Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY


  • Harvard College, Magna Cum Laude, Cambridge, MA

About Me

Eric M. Black, MD, is Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Section Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Summit Health. He is an orthopedic surgeon focusing on a variety of overuse, sports, and traumatic injuries. Dr. Black’s expertise includes complex arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery, replacement surgery, and fracture surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He has advanced knowledge and skills in complex rotator cuff repairs, instability surgery, and shoulder replacements.  Dr. Black has additional expertise in complex fracture care from his experience as Chief Resident of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Orthopaedic Trauma service. He has worked with a large, diverse patient population, including professional athletes as well as patients with major and minor trauma, and end-stage arthritis. He has trained with some of the world’s top shoulder and elbow surgeons.

“I enjoy treating patients of all ages and levels of ability. I believe it is important to develop individualized treatment plans that address each of my patient’s unique needs and maximize their function.” He adds, “I am conservative with my recommendations for surgery and I explore nonsurgical treatment options first.”

In October 2019, Dr. Black was honored by the Arthritis Foundation as Orthopedist of the Year.

Dr. Black is a consultant shoulder and elbow surgeon for the New Jersey Devils hockey program. He is also a team physician for Fairleigh Dickinson University and Madison High School and is a consultant shoulder and elbow surgeon at Kean University.

Dr. Black has published extensively in his field, authoring dozens of articles in the peer-reviewed literature. Some of his work has been published in the most sought-after journals in the field, such as Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, among others. He is a consultant reviewer for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has delivered local, regional and national invited presentations on topics in his field, including reverse shoulder replacement, minimally invasive rotator cuff repair, complex upper extremity fractures and value-driven shoulder surgery.

Dr. Black is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Medical Association and the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society. A recipient of the Harvard College Scholarship, he has been honored with the William H. Thomas Award for overall best orthopedic resident at the end of his residency. Dr. Black has previously been nominated for the Charles S. Neer Award, the highest honor for research in shoulder and elbow surgery.

A native of Morris County, Dr. Black is pleased to bring his expertise to area residents. When he is not working with his patients, he enjoys swimming, playing tennis with his wife and spending time with his daughter and son.

English, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Jersey Choice 2022 Top Doctors Logo
  • Top Doctors 2020
  • Top Doctors 2020
  • Top Doctor 2019
  • Top Doctors 2018
  • Top Doctors 2017