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Dr. James C. Wittig appointed Chairman of Orthopedics at the renowned Morristown Medical Center
Date:8/2/2018

James C. Wittig, MD, Orthopedic Oncologist and Sarcoma Surgeon, has been appointed Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Morristown Medical Center and system-wide medical director of Orthopedic Oncology at Atlantic Health System, commencing August 1, 2018. Dr. Wittig will be responsible for ensuring outstanding quality, academic excellence, and optimal operational performance across Atlantic Health System’s six hospitals.        

As a leader in the field of Orthopedic Oncology, it is with great anticipation that Dr. Wittig can fulfill his life’s work within an incredible department composed of world-class, top-notch orthopedic surgeons. “I am filled with gratitude by the opportunity to serve at this capacity and to lead an incredible department within this premier institution.”

The difficulties of orthopedic oncology treatments are lessened by the advances that Dr. Wittig has achieved in his 15+ years handling an array of cases from the straightforward to the most complex ones in nature. “Although most would agree that oncology cases are the toughest, I am truly challenged by each and every diagnosis, confronting them with a customized plan as individual as each patient,” notes Dr. Wittig, “and, now, the opportunity to lead an incredible team of world-class orthopedic surgeons at the only New Jersey hospital to be rated as one of the nation’s top 50 Best Hospitals is humbling. The orthopedic surgery department, and hospital system as a whole, not only shares the same commitment and personal devotion to orthopedics as myself, but strives to maintain the highest standards of care to each and every patient. Our mission as doctors is truly sustainable at Morristown Medical Center.”

In addition to overseeing the Orthopedics Department, Dr. Wittig will continue to maintain a busy clinical practice for adults and pediatrics. He will be joined by Dr. Jay Patel for a two year fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology.

About Dr. Wittig
James C. Wittig, MD specializes in limb-sparing surgery; pediatric and adult bone and soft tissue sarcomas; melanoma; benign musculoskeletal tumors; metastatic cancers; as well as complex hip and knee replacement surgery. He also has special expertise with regard to tumors that affect the shoulder girdle and scapula. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, Inc.; and the Medical Society of New Jersey. He has published over 90 educational materials ranging from original reports, abstracts, videos and articles in the following publications: Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, American Family Physician, Journal of Arthroplasty, Radiology and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is also a prominent lecturer in the field of Orthopedic Surgery throughout the nation. Dr. James C. Wittig has been interviewed in national and local print, TV and radio outlets including The Dr. Oz Show, New York Daily News and other publications. He has also been recognized as one of “The Nation’s Top Doctors” by New York Magazine. For more information about this or other related topics, or to schedule an appointment, please call, in NJ, 833-292-BONE (2663) or visit TumorSurgery.org or email Dr. Wittig at drjameswittig(at)gmail(dot)com.

About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of 16,000 team members dedicated to building healthier communities. The system is comprised of 350 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Atlantic Health System also supports communities through Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Rehabilitation, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, and its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners.

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