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Umer R. Dasti, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dasti joined Ridgewood Orthopedic Group in 2014 after completing specialty fellowship training in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, and Shoulder Surgery. While in Boston, Dr. Dasti also served as an Assistant Team Physician to the Boston Celtics and Tufts University Athletics.

Dr. Dasti specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee. Commonly performed arthroscopic procedures include rotator cuff repair, shoulder labral repair, meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, cartilage transplant procedures, and hip labral repair. He also has a particular interest in shoulder replacement and treatment of complex shoulder fractures. When appropriate, Dr. Dasti identifies non-operative approaches to treatment utilizing physical therapy, injections, and the latest in techniques commonly referred to as “stem-cell injections.”

Dr. Dasti has recently authored book chapters on arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic ACL reconstruction. He has also published several scientific articles in peer reviewed journals examining outcomes after shoulder replacement. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

Dr. Dasti serves as a team physician for Ridgewood High School, Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, and Indian Hills High School in Oakland. He can be found on the sideline of a high school football game most Friday nights in the fall.


  • Undergraduate: Rutgers University – Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Medical: UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey


  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Seton Hall University, Paterson, New Jersey
  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship:
    • New England Baptist Hospital, Tufts School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    • Boston Childrens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Licensure / Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • License to Practice Medicine in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New Hampshire

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Hospital Affiliations