Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Chris McCarthy is an Ivy League trained orthopedic spine surgeon, brings a unique combination of skills to our practice. As one of the only physicians in the nation trained in both Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Dr. McCarthy has extensive experience in managing all aspects of spine, orthopedic, and general medical care. His background gives him unique insight into managing even the most medically and surgically complex patients.
Raised in northern NJ, Dr. McCarthy attended Princeton University graduating magna cum laude. He then got his MD from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School followed by his initial residency training in Emergency Medicine at Harvard. There he was trained by some of the top physicians in the world in the full scope of emergency care including acute cardiac issues, diabetes, pulmonary care, ICU/critical care, and trauma. Also while in Boston he provided on-field medical care for the Boston Red Sox during their world championship years of 2004-2007 (as a lifelong Mets fan, he found this morally acceptable). After residency, Dr. McCarthy returned to NJ to obtain fellowship training in EMS/Prehospital Care and Disaster Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital. During this period he was active at the highest levels of emergency care in NJ, serving as assistant medical director for the largest ambulance company in northern NJ (Atlantic Ambulance) and as team physician for the NJ State Police Urban Search and Rescue team.