NJ Monthly Top Doctor 2012
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Rutgers Dr. Daniel E. Fox, a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, currently serves on the Admissions Committee at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School.  


In 2021, Dr. Fox's practice, The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, was acquired by Garden State Medical Center (732-202-3000), located in Toms River, N.J.  


Dr. Fox just retired from private practice after 34 years. He provided quality Orthopedic care for his patients in Ocean & Monmouth Counties since 1989.   

Dr. Daniel Fox was an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Community Medical Center in Toms River.  Dr. Fox was also the Chairman for the Department of Orthopedics at Community Medical Center in Toms River from 2005 to 2008.  During this time, the Orthopedic Department was recognized nationally as one of the top Orthopedic Departments and received the National Health Grades Award.

Dr. Fox specializes in all aspects of Orthopedic Surgery with special interests in shoulders, knees, hands, wrists, and carpal tunnel surgery. In addition to SPORTS MEDICINE, he performs numerous Total Joint Replacements for arthritis including the Mini Invasive Oxford Partial Unicondylar Knee Replacement and the DePuy LCS (J&J) Rotating Knee System. He also sees all types of trauma such as fractures, extremity and back injuries, etc. Dr. Fox also specializes in Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Injuries.

Dr. Fox also specializes in the patella (kneecap) and knee and patella instability procedures. Some of the procedures he performs are for athletes who dislocate their patella or have chronic subluxation of their patella or kneecap. These procedures include arthroscopic lateral retinacular releases, arthroscopic patella medial imbrication procedures, open medial patellofemoral ligament reconstructions, and open Fulkerson osteotomy procedures as well as cartilage restoration procedures of the patella.

Dr. Fox is certified in Laser Surgery and in Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery. He is also one of the few specialists certified in Cartilage Transplantation Surgery such as the Genzyme Carticel Chondrocyte Procedure, the DeNovo Procedure, the OATS cartilege procedure, and microfracture procedure, which are alternatives to a total knee replacement in a young patient. In addition, Dr. Fox is an Oxford Partial Knee trained surgeon, another alternative to total knee replacement. For more information on the Oxford Partial Knee procedure, please click here. Dr. Fox also performs the subchondroplasty procedure for knee pain, which is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat certain lesions in the bone, such as microscopic fractures or cracks in the bones of the knee.

Dr. Fox has been involved in orthopedics and sports medicine for years and has performed research in the field.  He appeared on CNN in 1989 performing wrist arthroscopic surgery.  On March 14, 1997, Dr. Fox was interviewed and appeared on WCBS News Radio 88 where he discussed President Clinton’s knee injury and surgery and also appeared in the Ocean County Observer and Asbury Park Press on numerous occasions.

He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and The American College of Surgeons.  He is also a Fellow in The American College of Sports Medicine and The Arthroscopy Association of North America.  He was also a Fellow at the Institute for Preventive Sports Medicine and was a member of the Dover Township Board of Health.  He is a member of the Eastern Orthopedic Society, the New Jersey Medical Society, the American Medical Association (AMA), the New Jersey Orthopedic Society, and the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey.  In addition, he was a member of the Lake Placid Sports Medicine Society for the Winter Olympics.

Education and Training

Dr. Fox earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in 1979. He then attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School where he received his MD degree in 1983. He did his Orthopedic Residency in New York City at the Albert Einstein Medical School Affiliated Hospitals/Bronx Lebanon Medical Center. He also spent 1 year at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute in Manhattan, an Affiliate of NYU, and completed his residency in 1988.

In 1989, Dr. Fox attended the University of Florida for an Upper Extremity fellowship and was an Assistant Team Physician for the University of Florida Gators, where he gained valuable experience treating Athletic Injuries.

Professional Organizations

  • Diplomat of The National Board of Medical Examiners since 1984 cert #279925
  • State Board of Medical Examiners since 1988 cert #52188

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Article on Dr. Fox's treatment of Lacey Twp. athlete Tom Kelly


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