About Us

New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) has provided world-class care since 1982 by utilizing cutting-edge Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine treatments.

Providing the best possible orthopaedic care, NJOI prides itself on its medical expertise and team approach in meeting both patients’ needs and expectations. Service-oriented to the community, NJOI’s five convenient locations and multi-lingual staff serve a diverse array of patients of all ages (youth athletes to seniors), providing them with the educational tools to understand and help manage their conditions, with the continual focus on getting better and staying better. From the inception of its practice, NJOI has utilized the best in cutting-edge technology, performing orthopaedic surgery, joint replacement of the hip and the extremities – handfoot and ankle – and treatment of all traumatic conditions. Providing comprehensive care for health and wellness, its staff is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and Arabic and equipped to answer the call of any patient.


NJOI has an extremely active sports medicine practice, including both non-surgical and surgical care for the serious and professional athlete as well as the active, athletic population. In addition, our staff includes two highly experienced primary care sports medicine physicians. The field of sports medicine has evolved from the treatment of simply common athletic injuries to comprehensive health care for all active patients. NJOI’s physicians assist athletes and active people with comprehensive healthcare, including diagnosis and treatment of sports or exercise-related conditions and injuries. We also utilize manual techniques to treat athletic conditions, with special knowledge of athletic conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and sports nutrition. NJOI derives its expertise from prestigious fellowships and teaching positions held throughout New Jersey and is a prominent and active participant in the community. As avid sports medicine practitioners, NJOI physicians are found on the sidelines at sporting events ranging from youth and recreational to competitive high school, college and professional sports teams. NJOI is proudly affiliated with these New Jersey top hospitals and surgical centers:

  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – Paterson, NJ
  • St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital – Wayne, NJ
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center – Livingston, NJ
  • Morristown Medical Center – Morristown, NJ
  • Elite Surgical Center – Wayne, NJ
  • Wayne Surgical Center – Wayne, NJ
  • ENDO Surgical Center
  • Chilton Medical Center

Meet The Team

Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.


Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.

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Anthony Festa, M.D.


Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.

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Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.


Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.

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Robert M. Palacios, M.D.


Dr. Robert Palacios is board-certified and fellowship trained, and has been specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over two decades.

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Craig Wright, M.D.


Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.

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John Callaghan, M.D.


John Callaghan, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma specialist. His expertise encompasses the treatment of acute traumatic injuries.

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  • "Doctors and staff very knowledgeable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Procedure I had went well and staff at surgical center very nice. My procedure went very smoothly. Follow up by staff impressive. Neat office; inviting. Would definitely recommend Dr. Festa to anyone in need of such services."

    Satisfied Patient
  • "Hurt my hand in work. Came here thru my company. Happy with the Doctor and the Service. Good Location. Would recommend to others."

    Satisfied Patient


Other Locations

Wayne Office

504 Valley Rd. Ste 200 Wayne, NJ 07470

Butler Office

45 Carey Ave. Butler, NJ 07405

Morristown Office

111 Madison Ave. Ste 400 Morristown, NJ 07962

Bridgewater Office

720 Rte. 202-206 Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Our Clients