Sunil Thacker, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. – Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine
Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery
Joint Preservation / Arthroplasty



Dr. Sunil Thacker is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, training at the level 1 Trauma Center, which included an appearance on TLC’s “Trauma Life in the ER.”  He went on to earn his fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, in Philadelphia, PA, during which time he took care of numerous professional NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA and NBA athletes including members of the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, and Philadelphia Phillies, as well as collegiate athletes from the University of Delaware and Rowan University.  His practice also focuses on joint preservation arthroplasty.  In addition, Dr. Thacker is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, where he helps to decide which articles are eligible for publication. Dr. Thacker is a former rugby and football player at a College level.  When he’s not working or with his family, he enjoys recreational sports ranging from beach volleyball, baseball, snowboarding, and golf to martial arts and scuba diving.

Dr. Thacker shares his views on patient care…  “I was always taught to consider the big picture when treating patients.  It’s not always black and white, and the same injury in 2 different people, with 2 different sets of circumstances (family, job, desire to return to sports) may have 2 completely different treatments. When faced with a patient with a complex problem, I ask myself, ‘what would I do if it was my family?’”

Patient Testimonials

Michael C. – Patient Testimonial

Burt S. – Patient Testimonial

James – Patient Testimonial

Richard – Shoulder Post-op Visit

John – Patient Testimonial

Elizabeth – Patient Testimonial

Matthew – Patient Testimonial

Troy – Shoulder Post-Op Visit

Virendir – Patient Testimonial

Christopher – Patient Testimonial

Randy – Patient Testimonial

Knee Replacement – 1.5 Hours Post-Op

Lori – Patient Testimonial

Leo – Patient Testimonial

Mary Anne – Patient Testimonial

Chris – Patient Testimonial

Lillian – Patient Testimonial

Jonathan – Patient Testimonial

Andrew – Patient Testimonial

Appointment Locations

Education and Training

Medical School:
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School – Newark, New Jersey
Orthopedic Internship – Department of General Surgery

UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School – Newark, New Jersey
Orthopedic Residency

Postgraduate Training:
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Sports Medicine Fellowship

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine
Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery
Joint Preservation / Arthroplasty

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center
Monmouth Medical Center

Toms River Surgery Center
Shrewsbury Surgery Center
SurgiCare of Freehold

New Jersey

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
American College of Sports Medicine
Medical Society of New Jersey
Monmouth / Ocean County Medical Society

Teaching Appointments:
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA –  Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Articles featuring Dr. Thacker:
Treatments with replacement of damaged tissue with metal/plastic components

“Dr. Thacker & Staff at Seaview Orthopaedics,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

It’s been over a year since the gel injections! I’m still pain-free and doing 4 miles when the weather is nice! Have a great Holiday!

– Barbara H.