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St. Luke's Dr. Nicholas Avallone Named N.J. Top Doc for Fourth Straight Year
October 12, 2018

Dr. Nicholas Avallone of St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care has been named an outstanding New Jersey physician for 2018 by Castle Connolly Medical Limited.

This achievement is nothing new for Dr. Avallone; this is the fourth straight year his fellow New Jersey physicians have voted for him as a “Top Doctor” in the state for orthopedic surgery.

Nicholas Avallone, MD

Nicholas Avallone, MD

“I am honored to receive this award for the fourth consecutive year,” Dr. Avallone said. “I truly believe that this recognition takes a great team effort.”

Dr. Avallone’s achievement will be included in an upcoming issue of Inside Jersey magazine, a publication of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Each year, Castle Connolly surveys New Jersey physicians, asking them which of their colleagues they would send their families to for specialty care. Responding physicians once again chose Dr. Avallone in the Orthopedic Surgery specialty under the Sports Medicine sub-specialty.

Dr. Avallone has been with St. Luke’s for six years and at the Warren Campus for 11 years. He practices at St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care, which has offices in Clinton and Phillipsburg, NJ, and also at St. Luke’s Warren Campus. 

The team physician for several high schools and colleges in New Jersey, Dr. Avallone also serves as medical director of Sports Medicine at St. Luke’s Warren Campus and Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Temple School of Medicine.

Dr. Avallone specializes in arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee; rotator cuff repair/ACL reconstruction; hand, wrist, elbow and ankle ligament repairs; and reverse total shoulder replacement. He is board certified in both orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Dr. Avallone – who graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University – earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He did his residency at Harvard, and served as administrative chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Avallone then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

During his residency and fellowship, he also assisted in the care of numerous professional teams and athletes, including the New York Jets, New York Islanders, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and tennis players at the U.S. Open.

Dr. Avallone lives in Lebanon Township, NJ with his wife Jessica and their children. 



About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.