Robert M. Palacios, M.D.

Sports Medicine Physician

ABOUT 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. Originally from New York City, Dr. Palacios received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and went on to complete a residency in family medicine. He subsequently pursued a fellowship in non-operative orthopaedics and sports medicine through Seton Hall University’s graduate school program at St. Joseph Medical Center, in Paterson, NJ.

Dr. Palacios has been a team physician for Montclair State University since 1992, and team physician for Seton Hall University since 2002. He is also the team physician for many high schools in the tri-county area, including Clifton High School, Butler High School, Pompton Lakes High School, West Milford High School, Kinnelon High School, and Passaic County Technical Institute. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) Committee. Dr. Palacios’s accomplishments include being the recipient of the Medical Teacher of the Year award from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has appeared on numerous major television networks.

Currently, Dr. Palacios resides in New York with his wife Jannette, and their three sons. His interests include outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and mountain biking; as well as racquet sports.

  • Undergraduate: State University of New York at Stony Brook College
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: St. Joseph’s University Hospital-  Family Medicine Residency Training Program
  • Fellowship: Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Non operative treatment of the ankle, knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, neck, and back
  • Injections and aspirations for the knee, elbow, and shoulder.


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

West-Milford Office

1900 Union Valley Rd Hewitt, NJ 07421



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  • I went to Dr. Palacios for knee pain recently. He explained what was going on and the various treatment options and which one he felt would be best for me. I recommend Dr. Palacios for orthopedic treatment, I will go to him for any future problems.

  • Dr. Palacios - is incredibly patient and kind. He listens to what you say, asks a multitude of questions and is spot on in diagnosis each time I have seen him. He makes sure you are not in pain and knows how to give cortisone shots without any pain. Highly recommend this practice.

    K. Thomas
  • Doctor Palacios is very friendly, a good and patient listener, and he is thorough with his diagnosis and explanations. He is genuinely interested and understanding of one's pain. and his efforts to heal are reassuring. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Palacios to anyone in need of his services.

    Christa Polednik

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