Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Stephen G. Silver, M.D.

June 17, 2021

Stephen G. Silver, M.D.

Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group at Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to welcome board-certified orthopedic surgeon Stephen G. Silver, M.D. Dr. Silver specializes in arthroscopic treatment of sports injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee.

Dr. Silver has been responsible for a number of innovative advances in rotator cuff repair and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction. Dr. Silver developed innovative techniques to perform minimally invasive biceps tendon/labral tear repairs all-arthroscopically, reducing the need for hospitalization and allowing patients to return to normal activities with dramatically improved recoveries.

Dr. Silver also has expertise in regenerative medicine, offering stem cell injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of arthritis and tendinitis.

“I always knew that I wanted to be a doctor. From the age of 10, I was passionate about becoming the kind of doctor who could identify a problem, fix it and not only restore, but improve my patient’s quality of life,” said Dr. Silver.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Silver to our orthopedic surgery team,” said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center. “His expertise will help patients in our community stay active, maintain function, and continue to pursue activities they enjoy.”

“Dr. Silver’s expertise in treating conditions of the shoulder, elbow and knee will be a tremendous asset to patients at Hackensack University Medical Center,” said Lisa K. Tank, M.D., FACP, CMD, Chief Medical Officer, Hackensack University Medical Center and professor and chair; Department of Surgery, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. “From professional athletes to little league players, Dr. Silver provides personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals.”

“There are many outstanding surgeons, but Dr. Silver is also truly a thorough and compassionate individual and that is rare,” said Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, who has worked with Dr. Silver for 16 years. “When I needed shoulder surgery, I chose him to do it. That meant trusting him with my right arm, which is essential for my career.”

About Dr. Stephen G. Silver

A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Silver is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He completed medical school at New York Medical College, graduating with honors among the top of his class. He completed his orthopedic residency in New York City at NYU Medical Center. Dr. Silver then completed a renowned sports medicine fellowship specializing in shoulder and knee surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, America’s first hospital.

Dr. Silver spent 10 seasons as a Team Physician for the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets covering all games and playoffs. He performed the NBA Combine pre-draft physical exams of every college and high school player entering the NBA draft for 10 years.

Dr. Silver has lectured to the community and physicians on the topics of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, shoulder impingement and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) as well as biceps tenodesis for shoulder labral tears. He also published a research paper on an innovative surgical technique he developed for shoulder biceps tenodesis surgery.

He has been named Top Doctor Orthopedics for seven consecutive years, and has received additional recognitions, including:

  • Castle Connolly: Top Doctor NY/NJ, 2016-2021

  • 201 Magazine: Top Doctor, 2015-2021

  • Bergen Magazine: Top Doctor, 2015-2021