Physician Profile

Joseph Benevenia, MD

Joseph Benevenia, MD

  • Musculoskeletal Oncologist
  • University Hospital Newark
Contact Information

For appointments at University Hospital Newark, please call 973-972-5108.
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Rutgers-North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute known for my clinical expertise and investigations in the field of limb preservation. Specifically, I have been a leader in the science and application of allografts and endoprosthetic reconstructions to treat musculoskeletal tumors, and have lectured nationally and internationally. I have numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. I also serve as Professor and Chair, in the Department of Orthopaedics at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School.

I am active in a number of professional societies, serving as President-elect and a member of the Executive Committee of the North American Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, where I serve as a Board of Specialty Societies committee member, as well as on the Central Evaluation Committee. Other organizations where I am active include the American Orthopaedic Society, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the New Jersey Orthopaedics Society, the International Society of Limb-Salvage, the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

Following graduation from New Jersey Medical School, I completed an orthopedic residency at University Hospital Newark and a fellowship  at the Case Western Reserve University Orthopaedic Oncology/Pathology Fellowship Program. My subspecialty interests include bone and soft-tissue tumors, allograft and endoprosthetic reconstructions, and limb-salvage surgeries.

Clinical Expertise

  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Limb Salvage


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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health
  • Qualcare HMO
  • Qualcare PPO
  • United Community
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medicare
  • WellCare