EDWARD M. DECTER, MD
With a lifelong interest in sports medicine, stretching back to his days as a high school and college athlete, Dr. Decter has a vast and varied background in this very demanding area of orthopaedic surgery.
In specializing in sports medicine, he focuses on the reconstruction and revision of injured knees and shoulders. He also has extensive experience in general orthopaedic surgery, developing a special expertise for which he has widely consulted.
Dr. Decter has brought his unique skills to the professional sports field in many different capacities. He has served as head orthopaedic surgeon and head physician for the Red Bull New York/New Jersey MetroStars pro soccer team. In addition, he was head orthopaedic surgeon for both the New Jersey Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the New Jersey Storm of the Indoor Lacrosse League, as well as orthopaedic consultant/team physician for the Tahuichi Soccer Academy of Bolivia, New Jersey Cosmos Soccer, YM-YWHA Senior Olympics, and United States Maccabiah Team.
Dr. Decter has been cited as a top surgeon by Consumer’s Research Council of America, a “best doctor” in the New York area by New York Magazine, and, for the past ten years, a top physician by Castle Connolly, a noted health care research company. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and affiliated with Short Hills Surgery Center, where he is Medical Director and Chief of Orthopaedics, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, where he sits on the Physician Executive Council of the Sports Medicine Institute. He also is a member of the prestigious, highly selective American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
After receiving his medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska, Dr. Decter completed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.