Anthony Festa, M.D.


Anthony Festa, M.D.Anthony Festa, M.D.

Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his twelfth year of practice at New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI). Dr. Festa is a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist and is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). His expertise includes non-operative and operative treatment of sports injuries in pediatric, adolescent and adult patients, from the recreational to the professional level.

Dr. Festa received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Dr. Festa earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and then completed his orthopaedic residency at Tufts University Affiliated Orthopaedic residency in Boston, Massachusetts, where he trained at the renowned New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Festa then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Program where he served as an assistant team Physician for the San Diego Padres and San Diego State University.

Dr. Festa is an Associate Clinical Professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. He serves as the Assistant Director of the orthopaedic surgery residency program at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, where he is the Assistant Director of the Sports Medicine Division and the Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Service. He serves as an instructor at the Arthroscopy Association of North America's National Learning Center where he teaches the latest arthroscopic techniques to resident and attending level orthopaedic surgeons from all over the country.

Dr. Festa has published extensively in his field, authoring multiple book chapters and dozens of articles in peer-reviewed literature. His work has been published in the leading orthopaedic surgery journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and the Journal of Arthroplasty.

The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) has identified Dr. Festa as an Emerging Leader in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Festa has served as the head team physician for Seton Hall University since 2008. He is also an orthopaedic consultant for Montclair State University, The New Jersey Jackals Baseball Team and multiple local New Jersey high schools.

Dr. Festa has served on the Board of Councilors representing the state of New Jersey at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), along with being an AAOS fellow. He has served on the board of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), American Arthroscopy Society of North America (AANA) and the Big East Sports Medicine Society.


  • Undergraduate: Boston College
  • Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Residency: Tufts University Affiliated Orthopaedic Residency in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Fellowship: San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Program


Dr. Festa is actively involved in research. He has published numerous textbook chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of orthopaedic sports medicine. His work includes topics ranging from ACL injuries, shoulder instability and biceps tendon disorders. Other current research interests include rotator cuff injuries, throwing related injuries and cartilage disorders of the knee. His work has been presented at state, regional and national meetings.


  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Knee, Shoulder, Elbow Surgery
  • OCD Lesions
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Joint Replacement

Patient Reviews


I found Dr Festa just about a decade ago, since that time iv needed his expertise for multiple injuries some resulting in surgery. Every single time this amazing man has patiently listened, educated me and explained treatment options in detail. Not once did I ever feel routine. Margaret the surgical coordinator couldent be more awesome!! Thank you for everything

~Louis M

"Doctors and staff very knowledgeable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Procedure I had went well and staff at surgical center very nice. My procedure went very smoothly. Follow up by staff impressive. Neat of fice; inviting. Would definitely recommend Dr. Festa to anyone in need of such services."

~Satisfied Patient


"I met Dr. Festa a several years ago when I started having a lot of shoulder pain. We did a couple of injections that gave me relief but ultimately were not a permanent solution. In January we decided to go ahead and do surgery on the AC joint in my right shoulder. If you can call surgery an excellent experience, it absolutely was. Everything he told me to expect happened just the way he said it would. Fast forward a couple months and I was completely healed. I decided to talk to Dr. Festa about my left knee that had bothered me for years. After an MRI showed a flare floating body in my knee, I opted for surgery to take it out. Again, it was a flawless experience. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to see Dr. Festa for anything. I am totally pain free in my joints for the first time in almost 20 years. I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Festa and his excellent staff for such amazing care. I feel like I have my life back."

~Stephanie F.

"Dr. Festa performed three shoulder surgeries, two on my left shoulder and one on my right. The operations were for a torn labrum, broken clavicle and separated shoulder. I had two of these operations prior to my senior season, and my shoulder felt great.

I was back to full strength and stability and the shoulder never wavered all year leading me to be of fensive MVP, academic all-district and the guts and glory award winner for playing through injury. I'd like to thank Dr. Festa for the incredible job he did helping me complete my collegiate career."

~A. J. Scoppa


"NOI, Dr. Scillia and Dr. Anthony Festa saved my life. I suffered for 3 years with a chronic hip problem. I tried just about everything that I can in way of , alternative treatment including, Stem Cell therapy, PRP (plasma rich platelet injection), Synvisc gel injection, proliferation injection, oxygenation treatment, Japanese Seitai treatment and more. Nothing help except Dr. Scillia recommendation for hip replacement. It has been 7 months post-surgery and I am feeling fantastic. I have returned back to Karate training and the gym. I no longer have pain. NOI saved my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart"

~John Anthony Gambino


"I had really bad pain in my elbow so I scheduled an appt. with Dr. Festa as he had examined my hip prior. X rays indicated arthritis had formed. After clearly explaining all the options available we decided a shot into the elbow, rest and ice after activities; I play golf frequently as well as play with my grandchildren. I left the office feeling significantly better! Thank you Dr. Festa. I highly recommend him to all. He will definitely be doing my hip preplacement when I am ready!!"

~James T

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