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Matthew Garberina, MD
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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder and Elbow
Accepting new patients

Appointments: Call 908-277-8704


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Berkeley Heights Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

1 Diamond Hill Road
Bensley Pavilion, Ground Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Acromioclavicular reconstruction
  • Acromioclavicular separations
  • Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
  • Anthrofibrosis capsulitis of shoulder
  • Arm pain
  • Arthritis of the 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
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cubital tunnel surgery
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Deformed bone
  • Distal biceps repair
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Elbow fracture
  • Elbow ligamentous injury/repair
  • Elbow pain
  • Elbow reconstruction
  • Elbow trauma
  • Failed shoulder arthroplasty
  • Forearm fracture
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • 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 pain
  • Shoulder resurfacing
  • Shoulder trauma
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Tendon transfer
  • Tennis elbow: nonoperative and operative
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Total shoulder replacements
  • Trauma - orthopedic
  • Triceps repair
  • Trigger finger
  • Upper extremity trauma
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Wrist fracture

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Medical School

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


  • Orthopaedic Surgery Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC


  • Orthopaedic Surgery Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC


  • Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

About Me

Matthew J. Garberina, MD is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and member of the Clinical Governance Board at Summit Health. He has expertise in open and arthroscopic treatment of common and complex problems of the shoulder and elbow as well as fracturess of the upper extremities. He has extensive experience performing over 500 surgeries each year with a focus on primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty (including anatomic and reverse replacements), arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and instability procedures, post-traumatic reconstruction of the shoulder and elbow, elbow arthroscopy and soft tissue repair, as well as sports medicine and upper extremity trauma.

During his residency at Duke University, he provided orthopedic coverage for the Duke and North Carolina Central University men’s and women’s varsity teams. He was a resident physician for the Duke University 2001/2002 men’s basketball national championship team. While at Duke University, junior orthopedic residents selected Dr. Garberina for the John M. Harrelson Chief Resident Teaching Award. He also served as Chief Resident at the Durham Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

After residency, Dr. Garberina was a United States Air Force orthopedic surgeon, attaining the rank of Major before being honorably discharged in 2006. In 2004, he was named Chief of Orthopedics at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. There, he was responsible for the orthopedic care of active, reserve, veteran and dependent patients in the McGuire AFB/Ft. Dix area.

He began his fellowship training in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. There, he published book chapters, surgical techniques and case reports on upper extremity surgery and was involved in resident education and training.

Dr. Garberina has been at the Summit Health since finishing his fellowship training in 2007. He has delivered local, regional, national, and international invited presentations in his field, and he teaches courses on total shoulder replacement and upper extremity fractures surgery, including at the AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago, Illinois. He has delivered lectures for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society and the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has held multiple committee memberships within the Summit Health and Atlantic Health System, including a term on the Executive Committee at Overlook Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society, The Phoenix Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society and he is a Candidate Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Dr. Garberina is the youngest of 4 adopted children. When he is not working with his patients, he enjoys golf, exercise and spending time with his wife, Sofia, and his daughters, Ava and Lila.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Overlook Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Jersey Choice 2022 Top Doctors Logo
  • Top Doctors 2020
  • Select Surgeons Bone & Joint 2020
  • Select Surgeons Bone & Joint 2019
  • Top Doctors 2018
  • Top Doctors 2017
  • NJ Top docs