Dr. Michael Rieber

Dr. Michael Rieber


Areas of Care:

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthritis

Education: Medical: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY


  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Penn State University, Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Academic Appointments: 

  • Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University, School of Sport Sciences, South Orange, NJ

Professional Organizations:

  • Orthopedic Surgeons of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Orthopedic Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopedic Rugby Football Association

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Team Physician of the NJ Devils®  
  • Team Orthopedic Surgeon, Newark Bears Baseball Team
  • Team Physician, Major League Soccer, NYNJ Metrostars
  • Team Physician, Newark High School Football
  • Assistant Team Physician, Penn State University Football Team and Varsity Athletes
  • Assistant Team Physician, Hershey Bears Professional Hockey Team
  • Assistant Team Physician, Hershey Wildcats Men's Soccer Team
  • AO/ASIF Course Instructor/Faculty ORP Basic Course

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center

In the early 2000s, Dr. Rieber realized there was a need for more surgical joint replacement treatments at Saint Barnabas as he observed patients struggling to recover from broken hips. After working hand-in-hand with the hospital as decision makers, in 2008 he founded the Joint Institute of Saint Barnabas. As the director, Dr. Rieber developed an institute that improves the total joint replacement patients overall experience in the hospital, from pre-operative planning and better nurse-patient ratios to a customized recovery experience.

Another patient-focused solution Dr. Rieber volunteered to implement was getting buy-in from the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Department at Saint Barnabas to use the breakthrough anesthetic drug Exparel during knee surgeries. The pain medication numbs the area where it was administered for up to three days, providing more comfort to the patient post-surgery. Patients of Dr. Rieber claimed that their life had improved only a week after surgery because of greater mobility.

  • New Jersey's Top  Orthopedic Surgeon: Michael H. Rieber, MD, FACS
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners


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