Wayne S. Berberian, MD is an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, educator, and researcher with over twenty years of experience in treating hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies. In his practice, Dr. Berberian evaluates and treats patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease using both non surgical and surgical methods. During his 17 year tenure on the faculty at Rutgers University, he had the opportunity to perform reconstructive surgery on a multitude of patients with this challenging condition. Dr. Berberian is well versed in treating severe deformities and arthritis associated with CMT, and works with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and health care extenders.
Dr. Berberian began his training in the Six Year Combined BA MD Program that was conducted jointly by Lehigh University and The Medical College of Pennsylvania. Following a research fellowship in bone regeneration at The Hospital For Special Surgery- Cornell University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he began his orthopaedic residency in 1994 at New Jersey Medical School. After four more years of training, he returned to Philadelphia to engage in another fellowship offering additional experience in Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Dr. Berberian completed his formal education with an MBA in Healthcare Administration awarded by the University of Tennessee.
In 1999, Dr. Berberian was invited back to New Jersey Medical School, where he served as a faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Co-Chief of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Service. He was subsequently asked to assume the mantle of Vice Chair and Residency Program Director, a position that he held for the next 17 years. In this capacity, he was the primary individual responsible for the training of over 100 orthopaedic surgeons currently practicing throughout the continental United States and Hawaii.
In addition to his contributions toward clinical care and education, Dr. Berberian is a researcher who has authored over 80 published articles, grants, book chapters, monographs, and abstracts. He has taught several courses for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors, and other entities.
Dr. Berberian is recognized annually as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. He has been invited by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery to assist in accreditation of other surgeons by serving as an Oral Board Examiner. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association, having served for three years on the AOA Academic Leadership Committee. He also served for three years as a Member of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association.
He served as Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at New Jersey Medical School. He is a long-time editorial reviewer for the journals Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and Foot and Ankle International, and has been designated as a Top CORR Reviewer. He has served on a number of scientific advisory boards for orthopaedic biotechnology corporations.
Dr. Berberian is currently Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He is Section Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service at Hackensack University Medical School. His practice is located in Maywood, NJ.