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Douglas G. Avella, MD, FAAOS

About Douglas G. Avella

“This is my passion, not simply my work,” says Dr. Douglas Avella, who founded North Jersey Pediatric Orthopedics three decades ago. “I get to fix boo-boos and give children the lives they deserve,” says his partner Dr. Avrum Joffe, who joined the practice in 2013. These board-certified orthopedic surgeons, who are fellowship trained, pool their knowledge and skills to deliver care for children with deformities, injuries and fractures. Dr. Avella specializes in reconstructive surgery for scoliosis, hip dysplasia and clubfeet. Dr. Joffe excels at repairing sports injuries, especially ACL tears.

Their community practice has built a reputation for superlative surgical skill, delivered with a child-friendly bedside manner. “We treat kids as kids, not just small adults,” says Dr. Avella. Both doctors are affiliated with Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, Hackensack University Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson. Dr. Avella regularly travels abroad on humanitarian missions.