Director of Ocean County Sports Medicine
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Rutgers Medical School
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Joseph Tauro, Director of Ocean County Sports Medicine, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of shoulder disorders. Dr. Tauro’s position at Rutgers Medical School and as a national lecturer on the latest orthopedic techniques assures Ocean County Sports Medicine patients will be provided with the finest care available, and patients with complex problems are often referred to Dr. Tauro from across the United States.

Dr. Tauro is also a Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Dr. Tauro is most recently involved in the development of new techniques and instrumentation for minimally invasive joint replacement, stem cell augmentation of tendon and ligament healing and has many publications and book chapters to his credit.

A graduate of New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Tauro completed his advanced training in orthopedic surgery at the NJMS affiliated hospitals program. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the school and is actively involved in the training of new orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Tauro’s Curriculum Vitae

Education

Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY B.A. 1979
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ M.D. 1983

Internship and Residency

Internship: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (General Surgery) 1983-1984
Residency: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (Orthopedic Surgery) 1984-1988

Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1990. Recertified in 1999(for years 2000-2010).

University Appointments

New Jersey Medical School, Department of Orthopedic Surgery: Assistant Clinical Professor

Hospital Appointments

Attending Physician, Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ
Attending Physician, East Orange VA Medical Center, East Orange, NJ

Other Professional Positions

Past Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ
Memberships, Offices and Committees in Professional Societies:
Learning Center Committee, Arthroscopy Association of America

Major Research Interests

Minimally invasive surgery of the knee, hip and Shoulder including arthroscopic and replacement surgery

Major Teaching Experience

New Jersey Medical School, Department of Orthopedic Surgery: 8/88 to present Master Instructor of Arthroscopy for the Arthroscopy Association of America.

Private Practice

Community Medical Center, 8/88 to present

Abstracts and Presentations

Arthroscopic Surgery “Hands on” shoulder course: Lecturer and laboratory instructor.
Utrecht, the Netherlands, 12/ 98

Controveries in Arthroscopic Surgery: lecturer. London 6/99

Arthroscopic capsular split/shift for anterior and inferior shoulder instability.
Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, 1999.

Arthroscopic coracohumeral ligament release in the repair of massive rotator cuff tears.
Arthroscopy Association of North America Specialty Day 1999

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair techniques.
Arthroscopy Association of North America Specialty Day 2000

Course coordinator: Controversial Topics in Shoulder Arthroscopy. Instructional course lecture at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Arthroscopic repair of large and massive rotator cuff tears. Instructional course lecture at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterior/Inferior Shoulder Instability.
Arthroscopy Association of North America Specialty Day 2001

Acromioplasty with and without Coplaning: Results at 3 to 7 year follow-up.
Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2001

Arthroscopic Interval Slide in the treatment of large rotator cuff tears.
Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2001

Arthoscopic management of massive tears of the rotator cuff.
San Diego Shoulder Course, 6/2001

Shoulder Controversies 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Faculty and lecturer.
Palm Beach Ca.

Long Term Results of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2004.

Evaluation and Treatment of Stiffness in Patients with Rotator Cuff Tears.
Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2004.

The Capsular Split-Shift for Anterior-InferiorShoulder Instability: Long Term Follow-up
Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, 2004.

Journal Articles

Romeo AA, Mazzocca AD, Tauro JC. Arthroscopic biceps tenodesis.
Arthroscopy. 2004 Feb;20(2):206-13.

Tauro JC. Arthroscopic repair of large rotator cuff tears using the interval slide technique.
Arthroscopy. 2004 Jan;20(1):13-21.

Abrams JS, Savoie FH, Tauro JC, Bradley JP. Recent advances in the evaluation and
treatment of shoulder instability: anterior, posterior, and multidirectional.
Arthroscopy. 2002 Nov-Dec;18(9 Suppl 2):1-13.

Barber FA, Ryu RK, Tauro JC. Should first time anterior shoulder dislocations be
surgically stabilized? Arthroscopy. 2003 Mar;19(3):305-9.

Tauro JC. Arthroscopic capsular split/shift for anterior and inferior shoulder instabilty.
Arthroscopy 2000;5

Tauro JC. Arthroscopic “Interval Slide” in the repair of large rotator cuff tears.
Arthroscopy 1999;5:527-530.

Tauro JC. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: Analysis of results and technique at 2 and 3
year follow-up. Arthroscopy 1998;1:45-51.

Tauro JC. Completing arthroscopic knots with a broken suture limb. Arthroscopy
1997;2:268-270.

Tauro JC, Carter FM. Arthroscopic capsular advancement for anterior and anterior-inferior
shoulder instability. Arthroscopy 1994;10:513-517.