Our Team

Ridgewood Orthopedic Group Surgeons

Our team at Ridgewood Orthopedic Group specializes in a full range of orthopedic conditions and treatments, including sports medicine, joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, spine surgery, foot & ankle care, fracture & trauma, and hand, wrist & elbow treatment. Our doctors work together with our experienced and compassionate staff to provide the quality care you need.

Directory

Phone (201) 445-2830
  • Practice Administrator: Teresa Leidner
  • Office Administrative Assistant: Leanne Deysher
  • Clinical Coordinator: Colleen Donoghue
  • Total Joint Nurse Coordinator: Allison Makowsky
  • Secretary: Mary Hoban
  • Billing Specialist: Yaritza Rivera
  • Pre-Certification Specialist: Clarimar Cabral

Emeritus Surgeon

Dr. Joseph P. Pizzurro

Joseph P. Pizzurro
Emeritus


Meet Our Surgeons

Anthony J. Delfico, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group

Specialties:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total & Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Total Joint Replacement
Hospital Affiliations:

Arnold A. Criscitiello, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group

Specialties:
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar & Cervical Laminectomy
  • Cervical & Lumbar Fusions
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive XLIF Lumbar Fusions
  • Minimally Invasive Kyphoplasty for Compression Fractures
  • Surgical Treatment of Spinal Tumors
  • Surgical Treatment of Spinal Fractures
Hospital Affiliations:

Mark M. Pizzurro, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group

Specialties:
  • Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
  • Revision Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Computer Navigated Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
Hospital Affiliations:

Andrew A. Brief, MD, FAAOS
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group

Specialties:
  • Fractures & Trauma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Running & Dance Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Bunion and Toe Correction
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Osteochondral Lesions (OCLs) and Cartilage Injury
  • Stem Cell Treatment (BMAC)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP)
  • Cartiva Implant
  • InCore Lapidus implant
  • Extremity Medical OMNI Lisfranc implant
  • Non-unions and revision surgery
  • Plantar plate repair
Hospital Affiliations:

Kevin Roenbeck, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group, OrthoNJ at Mahwah

Specialties:
  • Elbow, Wrist, & Hand Surgery
  • Fractures of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, & Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy of Wrist & Elbow
  • Nerve Compression Disorders of the Upper Extremity
  • Tendon & Ligament Injuries of the Hand, Wrist, & Elbow
  • Work Related Injuries of the Upper Extremity
  • Arthritis of the Hand, Wrist, & Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Tennis Elbow
Hospital Affiliations:

Umer R. Dasti, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group, OrthoNJ at Mahwah

Specialties:
  • Shoulder, Hip, & Knee Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Labrum/SLAP Repair
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Hip Labral Repair
  • Trauma & Fracture Repair
  • Treatment of Hip FAI
Hospital Affiliations:

Ismar Dizdarevic, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group

Specialties:
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement (MIRA)
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee and Hip Replacements
  • Revision Total Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Fracture and Trauma Care
  • Knee Arthroscopy
Hospital Affiliations:

Lauren Terranova, D.O.
Board Certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group

Specialties:
  • Physiatry/Rehabilitation (conservative treatment of spine and other musculoskeletal injuries)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections (joint/ligament/bursa injections)
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP)
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing (EMG/NCS)
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
    • Epidural Injections
    • Facet Joint/Medial Branch Injections
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Hospital Affiliations:

Louis F. Amorosa, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine and Trauma Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group, OrthoNJ at Mahwah

Specialties:
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Corrective Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Pelvic Fractures
  • Acetabular (hip socket) Fractures
Hospital Affiliations:

James F. Giordano, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Ridgewood Orthopedic Group, OrthoNJ at Mahwah

Specialties:
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder and Hip Labral Repair
  • ACL Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Repair and Transplant
  • Cartilage Repair and Transplant
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Operative and Non-operative Treatment of Sports Injuries

Meet Our Physician Assistants

Jennifer Ormsby

Jennifer L. Ormsby, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies
  • Graduate: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Piscataway, NJ - Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Nerricka Nalundasan

Nerricka Nalundasan, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY - Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences; Minor in Dance
  • Graduate: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY - Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Nirali Patel, PA-C

Nirali P. Patel, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA - Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Graduate: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Diana Cronenberg, PA-C

Diana Zury, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park, MD - Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology; Minor in Art History
  • Graduate: MCPHS University, Manchester, NH - Master in Physician Assistant Studies
Jessica DeLeon, PA-C

Jessica DeLeon, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Eastwick College, Ramsey, NJ - Associates in Applied Science in Surgical Technology.
  • William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ - Bachelor of Art in Integrated Math and Science, Biology Concentration
  • Graduate: Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ - Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Ms. Claudia Lucas, PA-C

Claudia J. Lucas, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC - Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Sports Management
  • Graduate: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Ms. Farrah Altuve, PA-C

Farrah L. Altuve, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant


Meet Our Nurse Practitioner

Allison Markowsky

Allison Makowsky, APN
Nurse Practitioner

Education:

  • Undergraduate: William Paterson University, Wayne NJ - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Graduate: William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ - Master of Science in Nursing

Meet Our Staff

Teresa Leidner, BSRT
Practice Administrator

Leanne Deysher
Administrative Assistant

Colleen Donoghue, RN
Clinical Coordinator

Joell Lizotte
Surgical Services Supervisor

Mary Hoban
Secretary

Yaritza Rivera
Billing Specialist

Clarimar Cabral
Pre-Certification Specialist