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Dr. Balazs Galdi, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Balazs Galdi, MD is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Galdi is originally from the North Jersey area. Growing up in North Bergen, he attended Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, where he was a First Team All-County Athlete in tennis. Following high school, Dr. Galdi received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. While at Rutgers, not only was he was Captain and Most Valuable Player of the Division I Men’s Varsity Tennis Team, but he also graduated summa cum laude with highest honors. Furthermore, during his time “On the Banks”, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, received the Big East Conference Scholar-Athlete and the Rutgers College Scholastic Excellence awards, and was inducted into the Dean’s List each of his eight semesters. After college, Dr. Galdi subsequently received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omeha Alpha Honor Society and was named a Golding Distinguished Scholar. After medical school, Dr. Galdi completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. Following residency, Dr. Galdi completed the world-renowned Charles Neer Fellowship in Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine at Columbia University. While in fellowship, Dr. Galdi assisted in the care of the New York Yankees, the Rockland Boulders minor league baseball team, Columbia University athletics and various local high school teams. Dr. Galdi specializes in shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine, and is a firm believer that an individualized treatment plan should be customized for each patient.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Overlook Hospital
  • The University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Columbia University, Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Awards and publications

  • Glenoid Revision is Best Treated with Glenoid Implants- Affirms. Galdi B, Bigliani LU. Semin Arthroplasty. 2014 February; 25(1): 48-53.
  • Osteoid Osteoma of the Thumb: A Case Report. Galdi B, Capo J, Nourbakhsh A, Patterson F. HAND. 2010 December; 5(4): 423-426.
  • Primary Anterior-Inferior 2.7mm versus 3.5mm Plating for AO/OTA Type B Clavicle Fractures: A Comparative Cohort Clinical Outcomes Study. Galdi B, Yoon RS, Choung EW, Reilly MC, Sirkin MS, Smith WR, Liporace FA. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma. 2013 March; 27(3): 121-125.
  • Ulnar neuropathy due to anconeus epitrochlearis: A Case Report. Nellans K, Galdi B, Kim HK, Levine WN. Orthopedics. 2014 August 1;37(8):e743-5.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1316108806

Office locations

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

20 Prospect Ave., Suite 901

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

205 South Orange Avenue, Level-C-1200

Newark, NJ 07103

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

1039 Avenue C

Bayonne, NJ 07002

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The entire office staff is friendly, professional, and caring. Dr. Galdi arranged for me to have an immediate xray done at HUMC so that he could consult about the condition of my knee. His method of explaining the situation as wellas future recommendations for care were clear and concise. I have full confidence that Dr. Galdi and his staff will help me find relief from my ongoing knee pain and get back to my normal routines. Thank you!
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Me dieron otra cita con otro doctor....no pudo atenderme
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The doctor and nurse showed concern and we're fantastic. The office staff did their job but you felt they were doing you a favor and we're very curt.
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Good doctor, listens carefully and speaks comfortingly. However the front office reception is extremely chaotic with one person trying to do everything from get new patients to sign up to juggling with paperwork and handling calls at the sametime. She was not the most pleasant person, understandably due to the amount of workload. Also it was a 1.5 hour wait even though I had a zocdoc scheduled appointment. This doctors office reception does not have water but only coffee...so carry your own water. Not enough chairs for the number of patients this doctor gets...so expect some standing time. .
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The Doctor was very pleasant
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Fantastic surgeon. Always there for you with follow up.
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Dr Balazs Galdi is one of the best doctors I have seen in a long time. He is extremely courteous, accessible and thorough with exemplary chair side manners. Most importantly, he is very responsive and empathetic. If you have a shoulder issue, this is definitely the doctor to see.
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Very nice & caring Doctor. Did not rush thru appt.
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I really recommend other patients to see this doctor .
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Dr. Galdi is the best
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I was first seen by his resident, who was not that great, just going through the motions of asking questions but didn't seem to truly listen, but Dr. Galdi himself was great! Dr. Galdi is very friendly and explained very wellwhat he thought was going on. The office staff is also very great!
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I feel like I'm healed I feel so much better! I know it's a on going process. Balazs Galdi, MD is the best I'm walking today without pain and hopefully I will be able to excise now....again I feel so muchbetter walking without pain for the very first time since March of 2015. God has bless Dr Galdi hands, heart, and mind ThankYou! Very much
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Para mi yo lo recomendaría a mis amistades porque es un excelentes medico y a podido solucionar mi problema mucha gracia
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He is a wonderful Dr. He knows his stuff, and very caring!
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Very good,he was very understanding and very knowledgeable.his mannerisms was very refreshing.his staff was very good and very pleasant.
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Dr. Galdi is the best! He's understanding and listens to your problems and does his best to give you the help you need
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Pensé que gracia a Dios el me podría ayudar con mi problema fue doloroso pero espero que mi brazos vuelva a ser como ante . Gracias
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Dr. Galdi is great very polite, respectful and knowledgeable!
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Is was very very good looking forward to my next appointment
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He is a great doctor! His office got me in right away and did a great job on my surgery! I would recommend him to everyone who needs an orthopedic surgeon. He is a very nice doctor and knows what he'sdoing and I am healing great! Love Love Dr. Galdi!!!
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Very professional and I will tell my friends and family a bout him
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The doctor is excellent and thorough the best I have seen for my issue and I have been to several, despite the front desk staff being incompetent, unable to speak English and horrific. He is worth the drive. Professional, courteous, knowledgeable etc.
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I have been trying to find a knee doctor and I couldn't find one. The only trouble I had with this dr, was the location. This website says one thing and the location is different. Dr took real good care ofme and wants to figure out why I am in so much pain. I am getting married in 2 months and he wants to make sure I am able to walk down the aisle.
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As soon as I met the doc, I had a good vibe from him. In my profession reading body language is key, so my judge of character is and always has to be on point. He made me feel as ifwe have known each other for years but was very professional. He explained everything to me. He let me ask him questions and he answered them right then and there. After he explained and showed my what he was talking about, he then explained our next steps. There was some unexpected news and his delivery of the news was perfect. Once we take care of that then we can move forward. His interest is that of the patients 100%. I'm not gaining anything from stating these true positive words about Dr. Balazs Galdi. He is worth an hour 1 way drive. I would drive 2 hours to see him. Now enough about the good doctor let's talk about his staff. Helen was my main contact at the office. She was very friendly as well as helpful from our first phone conversation. She made sure I understood everything and made sure I had all the documents before the visit as well what to bring. The staff at office was just as friendly and very professional. This is without a doubt the best doctor visit I've ever had, even tho there was some additional not so great news. Words alone cannot describe how great my experience was. If I could have him as my primary doctor I would. This entire visit should be the model standard for all office/practice to follow.
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