Clint C. Ferenz, MD

Joint Reconstruction and Replacement


Dr. Clint Ferenz attended Hofstra University in New York where he graduated magna cum laude with major degrees in Biology and Mathematics. During his college years, he played four years of varsity intercollegiate baseball where he was the leading pitcher for all of those years. He also traveled to competing universities while representing Hofstra on their intramural traveling basketball team. During the off-season, he worked as an athletic trainer for all of the intercollegiate sporting teams.

Upon graduation, Dr. Ferenz attended SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where he graduated with an M.D. He then stayed at Kings County Hospital for an Orthopaedic residency over the next five years. Kings County is the third largest city hospital, and trauma center, in the entire United States. While completing his residency, Dr. Ferenz published multiple research papers, was an assistant clinical instructor of Orthopaedics, and worked as a teaching and research assistant at Cooper Union College in New York City.

After completing his residency, Dr. Ferenz moved to Boston in order to complete a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center. His training included treating patients and performing surgery at New England Medical Center, the Veterans Administration Hospital, the Baptist Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Responsibilities consisted of working as a clinical instructor who taught residents; covering the upper extremity trauma at the major medical center; and performing microsurgical replantations of severed limbs. Additional activities included performing research, publishing papers which included the design of a new procedure used to treat failed distal ulna resections, and presenting his research to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

After spending a year of private practice involving hand and microsurgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ferenz started an Orthopaedic and Hand Surgical practice with Dr. John Tozzi, and this is now the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey. Dr. Ferenz has maintained a local residence at the Jersey shore and is involved in many activities. Medical responsibilities have included covering the level 2 orthopaedic trauma center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center; providing coverage for many of the local high schools and colleges for athletic injuries; maintaining coverage for the AVP (Association of Pro Volleyball Tour) when it passes through the Jersey shore; and treating many complex injuries and revision surgeries for occupational and work-related injuries.

Dr. Ferenz is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has passed his recertification examination on two occasions (required every ten years), most recently in 2011. He has continued to remain active in coaching and teaching athletics and participates in multiple sporting activities. He has been filmed and followed for the televised special, “Trauma at the Jersey Shore.”

The Dalai Lama has said: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” It has been those values that have been the basis for Dr. Ferenz’ medical career, and have allowed the Orthopaedic Institute to expand into the epic center for superb and compassionate orthopaedic care that it is today.


  • High School: Cinnaminson High School, Cinnaminson, NJ 1970-1974
  • College: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; B.S. – Biology, B.A. – Mathematics (combined degree) 1974-1978
  • Medical School: SUNY-Downstate Medical Center (aka Health and Science Center at Brooklyn), Brooklyn, NY 1978-1982


  • General Surgery: SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 1982-1983 – PGY 1, Bernard Jaffee, M.D.—Chairman
  • Orthopaedic Surgery: SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 1983-1987 – PGY II-V, Stanley L. Gordon, M.D.—Chairman
  • Post Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 1987-1988 – Hand/Microsurgical Fellow, Leonard K. Ruby, M.D.—Chairman; Edward A. Nalebuff, M.D.; Lewis H. Millender, M.D.

Staff Positions

  • Attending — Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ – present
  • Attending — Div. Hand Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center – present
  • Attending — Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery, Center for Special Surgery, Wall, NJ – present


  • Assistant Clinical Instructor, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 1982-1987
  • Research Instructor, Cooper Union School of Engineering, New York, NY 1986-1987
  • Clinical Instructor, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 1987-1988
  • Mentor, Academy of Allied Health and Science Regional School, Neptune, NJ present

Professional Licensure

  • Medical Licensure – New Jersey (1989) MA52956


  • High School:
  • College:
    Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship 1974-1978
    Honor Societies: Department of Mathematics, Department of Biology, Pre-Med Society 1974-1978
    Magna Cum Laude 1978
  • Medical School:
    Engel Scholarship
    Deparmental Honors: Anatomy, Surgery, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics

Extra-Curricular Activity

  • College:
    Intercollegiate Varsity Baseball 1974-1978
    Athletic Trainer 1974-1978
  • Medical School:
    Intra/Extramural Athletics
    Weight Lifting

Research Experience

    • Medical School: Pancreatic Cell Hybrids, Islet Cell Transplants and Pancreatic Transplants in Dogs, Frederick Lane, M.D.


        • Residency/Fellow:
          Biomechanical Analysis of Tendon Repairs
          Carpal Tunnel Procedures in Hemodialysis Patients
          Biomechanical Load Studies of the Spine
          Dynamic Load Test for Spine Stability
        • Publications:
          Acute Perilunate Dislocations: A Review (Orthopaedic Review)
          Acute Proximal Row Carpectomy (J. Trauma)
          Brachial Plexus Injuries: A Review – Part I: Acute Injuries, Part II: Chronic Reconstruction (Orthopedics)
          Non-Union of the body of the Hamate (Br. J. Hand Surgery)
          Anderson Acetabular Insert Dislocation: A Case Report (J. Arthoplasty)
          Compartment Syndrome of the Hand due to Renograffin (Orthopedics)
          Sepsis Due to an Infected Pseudocyst of Hemophilia (Clin Orthop & Related Research)
          Bilateral Spontaneous Patellar Tendon Rupture (Orthopedic Reviews)
          Pronator Quadratus Transfer for the Failed Darrach Procedure (JBJS)


        • Biomechanical Analysis of Tendon Repairs (New England Hand Society)
        • Silicone Arthoplasty for Post-Traumatic PIP Arthritis – The Volar Approach (Boston Hand Club)
        • Silicone Arthoplasty for Post-Traumatic Arthritis of the PIP Joint Long Term Results (AASH Meeting, Oct 1987 – Toronto) (AADS Meeting, Feb. 1988 – Las Vegas) (AADS Poster Exhibit)


        • “Trauma at the Jersey Shore” – Cable Special covering Orthopaedic trauma surgery at JSUMC

Court Experience

        • Factual medical witness for workman’s compensation, no fault, and third-party legal cases
        • Expert witness for medical malpractice cases
        • Expert witness for workman’s compensation, third-party, and no fault legal cases

Business Experience

        • Original partner, CFO, CEO of Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey (formally OrthoHand Surgical) – start 1989
        • Original partner, investor, medical director of ZERO SURGICENTER – Center for Special Surgery (development of business model with expansion of business)
        • Development of PEAK Physical Therapy business model
        • Development of Open MRI of Central Jersey business model

Board Certified

      • July 1992 (AAOS)
      • Recertified, 2001

Awards & Recognitions

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