Question: Dr. Jason Fond, what awards have you garnered?
Dr. Fond. I have been a practicing physician for over 15 years. In 2007 I was elected Director of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Nyack Hospital and am proud to still serve in that position to this day. I was also recently named President of the Medical Staff at Nyack Hospital, and am responsible for overseeing committees, and supervising compliance with respect to rules and regulations. I have also been awarded the position of Treasurer and President of the medical staff.
Question: Dr. Fond what prestigious honor did you recently garner from Nyack Hospital?
Dr. Jason Fond: In 2014 I was bestowed the honor of “Doctor of the Year” from Nyack Hospital. This was an award that was voted on by my peers, to recognize hard work and dedication to the hospital and community at large. I have also been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the New York Metropolitan area two years in a row.
Question: Dr. Fond, describe the process to be honored by Castle Connolly as a Top Doctor.
Dr. Jason Fond: In order to receive the Castle Connolly award for Top Doctor, a physician needs to be nominated by his peers. The physician’s background and qualifications are reviewed and his nomination is then considered. The decision goes to a vote and only a select few are bestowed this honor.
Question: Dr. Jason Fond, what led you to become an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician?
Dr. Fond: I’ve always had a passion for sports, both as an athlete and a fan. When I was 13, I suffered a significant injury requiring extensive surgery. I was able to return to my previous level as an athlete and continue playing sports that I loved. This experience inspired me to pursue a career in sports medicine to provide other athletes the same opportunity to recover as I did.
Question: Dr. Fond. Describe the path you took to becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Dr. Jason Fond: I graduated with honors from Tufts University. I then matriculated to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where I rotated through the different disciplines of medicine, including internal medicine, pediatrics and surgery. I applied to orthopedic residencies and began a position at Montefiore Medical Center. During my residency, I learned the various sub specialties of orthopedics, including sports medicine, total joint replacements and trauma.
I decided to sub specialize in sports medicine and began a fellowship at the Nirschl Clinic at Georgetown University, where I honed my skills as a sports medicine physician. I began my private practice career at Advance Orthopedic and Sports Medicine in 2001. My practice merged with several orthopedic groups in 2014 to form Northeast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Currently, I specialize in sports medicine as well as knee and shoulder reconstruction and replacement.