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Richard L. Salzer, M.D.

Richard L. Salzer, M.D.

Richard L. Salzer, M.D.

Dr. Salzer attended the University of Pennsylvania and Tufts University School of Medicine graduating with high honors in the top 10% of his class. As a result he was elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. He did a Surgical Internship at Parkland Hospital, Southwestern Medical School, The University of Texas in Dallas, Texas. His Orthopedic Residency was at The Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, New York City, where he was a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics for twenty years. He is licensed in New Jersey and New York, and is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery - now specializing in joint replacement surgery.

He has numerous appearances in New York and New Jersey Magazines' "Top Doctors". and has been in Castle and Connolly's Top Doctors: New York Metro Area every year. In addition he has been named one of America's "Top Surgeons" and "Top Orthopedists" by The Consumer Research Council. His "minimally invasive" techniques for total knee and hip replacements have decreased post-operative pain and hospital length of stay and increased early patient mobility. Dr. Salzer is a leader in the Englewood Hospital Medical Center having served as Secretary, Vice-President and President of the six hundred member Medical Staff and Medical Executive Committee.

Outside of practicing medicine, he has been an active member of many Englewood non-profit organizations. He is, and has been for over twenty years, the Head Team Physician for Farleigh Dickinson University's Varsity Athletic Teams, the only Division One College in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties Currently he a member of the Board of Directors and the Medical Committee of The Greenwall Foundation which specializes in funding national medical ethics research.


  • Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Position

Team physician for the NCAA Division I Farleigh Dickenson University Team physician for the Dwight-Englewood School


  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
  • Palisades Medical Center
  • Holy Name Hospital


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • New Jersey Orthopedic Society
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Honors & Awards

  • Consumer's Research Council's - America's Top Orthopedist
  • Castle & Connelly - Top Doctors: Orthopedic Surgery
  • New York Magazine - Top Doctors: Orthopedic Surgery
  • New Jersey Monthly - Top Doctors, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Consumer's Research Council's - America's Top Surgeon