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Sports Medicine
Shoulder, Knee & Elbow Specialist
Adult Reconstruction & Trauma Surgery
Shoulder Replacement
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Christopher Spagnuola, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Sports Medicine


Dr. Spagnuola is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine (shoulder and knee injuries).  A New Jersey native, Dr. Spagnuola graduated with honors from Villanova University in 1992 and then continued his education at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He graduated medical school in 1996 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Following medical school, he trained for 5 years in orthopedics at Monmouth Medical Center, including six months of pediatric orthopedic training at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Dr. Spagnuola completed his training with a year of sub-specialty training in sports medicine and shoulder injuries at Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Spagnuola is an experienced team physician and co-directs Seaview Sports Medicine. He served as team physician for the Lakewood BlueClaws, Ocean County Community College, and Ocean Township High School.  In the past, Dr. Spagnuola worked at the NCAA level as the assistant team physician for Saint Joseph’s University, Haverford College. He has also served as an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Wings National Lacrosse team.

Dr. Spagnuola specializes in arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopic stabilization of shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff repairs are his area of expertise. He is well versed in anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, as well as meniscal repair. He also specializes in the treatment of cartilage repair. In addition to treating sports medicine injuries, Dr. Spagnuola is certified to perform Autologous Chondrocyte Implantations to repair cartilage loss in the knee.


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Training & Education

Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Medical School:
University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey – Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Monmouth Medical Center – Long Branch, New Jersey Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pediatric Orthopaedic Rotation
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey General Surgery Internship
Thomas Jefferson University – Philadelphia, PA Sports Fellowship
New Jersey
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