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Charles J. Gatt, Jr., MD

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Charles J. Gatt, Jr.

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Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery
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About Charles J. Gatt, Jr.

Dr. Gatt is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He obtained his medical degree from UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick after earning his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College. He completed an internship and his residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick. Following his residency, he did a fellowship specializing in orthopaedic sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Gatt received the 2020 Edward J. III Excellence in Medicine Award in recognition of his innovations in developing MeniscoFix™, an implantable medical device intended to restore mobility to patients suffering from severe meniscal knee injuries.

Accomplishments

  • Subspecialty certified in orthopaedic sports medicine
  • Orthopaedic Consultant and Team Physician at Rutgers University
  • Head Orthopaedic Consultant for Rider University Athletics
  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Program Director of the Limb Salvage Program at Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM)
  • Voted NJ Monthly Jersey Choice Top Doctor
  • Awarded the Patients’ Choice Award
  • Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®
  • Patients’ Choice On-Time Physician recognition
  • 2020 Edward J. III Excellence in Medicine Award
  • 2021 winner of Special Award for Innovation by the EJI Excellence in Medicine Foundation
  • Featured on the cover of the 2021 spring issue of the journal MDAdvisor
  • Received Thomas Edison Patent Award in Biotechnology from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey for his work inventing an absorbable knee implant that restores mobility and potentially prevents osteoarthritis and severe knee injury

Additional Information:

Assistant: Marisa Malone

Phone: 732-537-0909, ext. 1103

Email: MarisaM@uognj.com

Hospital Affiliations:

Accepting New Patients:

No

Publications:

Nussbaum ED, King C, Epstein R, Bjornaraa J, Buckley PS, Gatt CJ Retrospective Review of Radiographic Imaging of Tibial Bone Stress Injuries in Adolescent Athletes with Positive MRI Findings: A Comparative Study. Sports Health. 2023 Mar-Apr;15(2):244-249. doi: 10.1177/19417381221109537. Epub 2022 Aug 2.


MARS Group; DeFroda SF, Owens BD, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Pennings JS, Haas AK, Allen CR, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Lantz BBA, Spindler KP, Stuart MJ, Albright JP, Amendola AN, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR Jr, Baker CL 3rd, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Brophy RH, Bush-Joseph CA, Butler JB 5th, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Creighton RA, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ Jr, Gecha SR, Giffin JR, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Harner CD, Harris NL Jr, Hechtman KS, Hershman EB, Hoellrich RG, Johnson DC, Johnson TS, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Kamath GV, Klootwyk TE, Levy BA, Ma CB, Maiers GP 2nd, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Mathien GM, McAllister DR, McCarty EC, McCormack RG, Miller BS, Nissen CW, O'Neill DF, Parker RD, Purnell ML, Ramappa AJ, Rauh MA, Rettig AC, Sekiya JK, Shea KG, Sherman OH, Slauterbeck JR, Smith MV, Spang JT, Svoboda SJ, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS Jr, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ. Descriptive Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With and Without Tunnel Bone Grafting. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jul;50(9):2397-2409. doi: 10.1177/03635465221104470.


Butler A, Brzezinski A, Gatt CJ. “Perspectives on Orthopedic Surgery Residency Application Process During Covid-19 Pandemic”. AAOS Global Research and Review 2021; 5(10):


Nussbaum ED, Gatt CJ Jr, Bjornarra J, Yang C. Evaluating the Clinical Tests for Adolescent Tibial Bone Stress Injuries. Sports Health. 2021 Sep-Oct;13(5):502-510. doi: 10.1177/1941738120988691. Epub 2021 Feb 12.


Ryan J, Imbergamo C, Sudah S, Kirchner G, Greenberg P, Monica J, Gatt CJ. Platelet-Rich Product Supplementation in Rotator Cuff Repair Reduces Retear Rates and Improves Clinical Outcomes: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Arthroscopy. 2021 Aug;37(8):2608-2624. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2021.03.010. Epub 2021 Mar 17.


Gatt, CJ. “31 Medical Innovations in Tissue Engineering: Aiding Individuals with Meniscus Tears.” The MD Advantage Podcast, 28 July 2021


Gatt, CJ. Pain Management for Sports Surgery – Can We Be Opioid Free? Presented at ATSNJ Virtual Conference & Business Meeting, New Jersey, February 28, 2021. 


MARS Group including Bechler J, Gatt CJ. Predictors of clinical outcome following revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. .J Orthop Res. 2020 Jun;38(6):1191-1203. doi: 10.1002/jor.24562. Epub 2020 Jan 14.


Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Ghodbane SA, Tarapore R, Lu TM, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. Personalized Fiber-Reinforcement Networks for Meniscus Reconstruction. J Biomech Eng. 2020 May 1;142(5):051008. doi: 10.1115/1.4045402.


MARS Group, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Nwosu SK, Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Lantz BBA, Mann B, Spindler KP, Stuart MJ, Pennings JS, Albright JP, Amendola AN, Andrish JT, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR Jr, Baker CL 3rd, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Brophy RH, Bush-Joseph CA, Butler V JB, Campbell JD, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Creighton RA, Dahm DL, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ Jr, Gecha SR, Giffin JR, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Harner CD, Harris NL Jr, Hechtman KS, Hershman EB, Hoellrich RG, Hosea TM, Johnson DC, Johnson TS, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Kamath GV, Klootwyk TE, Levy BA, Ma CB, Maiers GP 2nd, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Mathien GM, McAllister DR, McCarty EC, McCormack RG, Miller BS, Nissen CW, O'Neill DF, Owens BD, Parker RD, Purnell ML, Ramappa AJ, Rauh MA, Rettig AC, Sekiya JK, Shea KG, Sherman OH, Slauterbeck JR, Smith MV, Spang JT, Steven J Svoboda L, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS Jr, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ. Meniscal Repair in the Setting of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Results From the MARS Cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Oct;48(12):2978-2985. doi: 10.1177/0363546520948850. Epub 2020 Aug 21.


MARS Group, Brophy RH, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Lantz BBA, Mann B, Spindler KP, Stuart MJ, Albright JP, Amendola AN, Andrish JT, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR, Baker CL, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Bush-Joseph CA, Butler JBV, Campbell JD, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Alexander Creighton R, Dahm DL, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ, Gecha SR, Giffin JR, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Harner CD, Harris NL, Hechtman KS, Hershman EB, Hoellrich RG, Hosea TM, Johnson DC, Johnson TS, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Kamath GV, Klootwyk TE, Levy BA, Benjamin Ma C, Peter Maiers G, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Mathien GM, McAllister DR, McCarty EC, McCormack RG, Miller BS, Nissen CW, O'Neill DF, Owens BD, Parker RD, Purnell ML, Ramappa AJ, Rauh MA, Rettig AC, Sekiya JK, Shea KG, Sherman OH, Li X, Slauterbeck JR, Smith MV, Spang JT, Svoboda LSJ, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ. Rate of infection following revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and associated patient- and surgeon-dependent risk factors: Retrospective results from MOON and MARS data collected from 2002 to 2011. J Orthop Res. 2021 Feb;39(2):274-280. doi: 10.1002/jor.24871. Epub 2020 Oct 19.


Nussbaum ED, Gatt CJ Jr, Epstein R, Bechler JR, Swan KG, Tyler D, Bjornaraa Validation of the Shin Pain Scoring System: a novel approach for determining tibial bony stress injury. J. Orthop J Sports Med 2019.


Ghodbane SA, Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Lu TM, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG. The Biomechanical Characterization of a Novel Collagenhyaluronan Infused 3D-printed Polymeric Device for Partial Meniscus Replacement. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2019 Nov; 107(8):2457-2465


MARS Group. Including: Bechler JR, Gatt CJ Rehabilitation Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision ACL Reconstruction in the MARS Cohort. etal J Bone Joint Surg AM. 2019 May 1;101(9):779-786. doi: 10.2106/ JBJS.18.00397.


MARS Group, Including Bechler JR, Gatt CJ. Relationship Between Sports Participation After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and 2-Year Patient Outcome Measures. et al AM J Sports Med. 2019 Jul;47(9):2056-2066. doi: 10.1177/0363546519856348. Epub 2019 Jun 21.


Nussbaum ED, Bjornaraa J, Gatt CJ Jr. Identifying Factors That Contribute to Adolescent Bony Stress Injury in Secondary School Athletes: A Comparative Analysis With a Healthy Athletic Control Group. Sports Health. 2019 Jan 15:1941738118824293. doi: 10.1177/1941738118824293. [Epub ahead of print]


Ghodbane SA, Brzezinski A, Patel JM, Pfaff WH, Marzano KN, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG Ph.D. Partial Meniscus Replacement with a Collagen-Hyaluronan Infused 3D Printed Polymeric Scaffold. Tissue Eng Part A. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2018.0160. [Epub ahead of print]


Patel J, Ghodbane SA1,2, Brzezinski A, Gatt CJ Jr, Dunn MG. Tissue-Engineered Total Meniscus Replacement With a Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold in a 2-Year Ovine Model. Am J Sports Med 2018; Jul;46(8):1844-1856


Patel JM, Ghodbane SA, Brzezinski A, Gatt CJ Jr, Dunn MG. Tissue-Engineered Total Meniscus Replacement With a Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold in a 2-Year Ovine Model. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jul;46(8):1844-1856. doi: 10.1177/0363546517752668.


MARS Group, Cooper DE, Dunn WR, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Spindler KP, Allen CR, Anderson AF, DeBerardino TM, Lantz BBA, Mann B, Stuart MJ, Albright JP, Amendola AN, Andrish JT, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR Jr, Baker CL 3rd, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Brophy RH, Bush-Joseph CA, Butler V JB, Campbell JD, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, 12 Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Creighton RA, Dahm DL, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ Jr, Gecha SR, Giffin JR, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Harner CD, Harris NL Jr, Hechtman KS, Hershman EB, Hoellrich RG, Hosea TM, Johnson DC, Johnson TS, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Kamath GV, Klootwyk TE, Levy BA, Ma CB, Maiers GP 2nd, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Mathien GM, McAllister DR, McCarty EC, McCormack RG, Miller BS, Nissen CW, O’Neill DF, Owens BD, Parker RD, Purnell ML, Ramappa AJ, Rauh MA, Rettig AC, Sekiya JK, Shea KG, Sherman OH, Slauterbeck JR, Smith MV, Spang JT, Svoboda SJ, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS Jr, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ, Wright RW. Physiologic Preoperative Knee Hyperextension Is a Predictor of Failure in an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Revision Cohort: A Report From the MARS Group. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;46(12):2836-2841. doi: 10.1177/0363546518777732. Epub 2018 Jun 8.


Patel JM, Brzezinski A, Raole DA, Dunn MG, Gatt CJ Jr. Interference Screw Versus Suture Endobutton Fixation of a Fiber-Reinforced Meniscus Replacement Device in a Human Cadaveric Knee Model. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jul;46(9):2133-2141. doi: 10.1177/0363546518773737. Epub 2018 May 30.


MARS Group, Magnussen RA, Borchers JR, Pedroza AD, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Spindler KP, Wright RW, Kaeding CC, Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Lantz BA, Mann B, Stuart MJ, Albright JP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR Jr, Baker CL 3rd, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Brophy RH, Bush-Joseph CA, Butler JB 5th, Campbell JD, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Creighton RA, Dahm DL, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ Jr, Gecha SR, Giffin JR, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Harner CD, Harris NL Jr, Hechtman KS, Hershman EB, Hoellrich RG, Hosea TM, Johnson DC, Johnson TS, Jones MH, Kamath GV, Klootwyk TE, Levy BA, Ma CB, Maiers GP 2nd, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Mathien GM, McAllister DR, McCarty EC, McCormack RG, Miller BS, Nissen CW, O’Neill DF, Owens BD, Parker RD, Purnell ML, Ramappa AJ, Rauh MA, Rettig AC, Sekiya JK, Shea KG, Sherman OH, Slauterbeck JR, Smith MV, Spang JT, Svoboda SJ, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS Jr, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ. Risk Factors and Predictors of Significant Chondral Surface Change From Primary to Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A MOON and MARS Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(3):557-564. doi: 10.1177/0363546517741484. Epub 2017 Dec 15.


“The Ovine Model for Meniscus Tissue Engineering: Considerations of Anatomy, Function, Implantation, and Evaluation”. 

Brzezinski A, Ghodbane SA, Patel JM, Perry BA, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG.

Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2017 Dec;23(12):829-841. .


“Risk Factors and Predictors of Significant Chondral Surface Change From Primary to Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A MOON and MARS Cohort Study” MARS Group, et al. Am J Sports Med 2017, Dec (EPub)


Surgical Predictors of Clinical Outcomes After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction”.

MARS Group, et al, Am J Sports Med. 2017 Sep;45(11):2586-2594


“Subsequent Surgery After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Rates and Risk Factors From a Multicenter Cohort”. MARS Group, Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jul;45(9):2068-2076


Adolescent Shin Pain. Korsh J, Matijakovich D, Gatt C. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Jan 1;46(1):e29-e32. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20161209-01.


Patel JM, Merriam AR, Culp BM, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG (2016) One-year Outcomes of Total Meniscus Reconstruction Using a Novel Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold in an Ovine Model. Am J Sports Med. 44(4):898-907.


Successful Total Meniscus Reconstruction Using a Novel Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold: A 16- and 32-Week Study in an Ovine Model.

Merriam AR, Patel JM, Culp BM, Gatt CJ Jr, Dunn MG.

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Oct;43(10):2528-37.


Hamstring autograft size can be predicted and is a potential risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure.

Conte EJ, Hyatt AE, Gatt CJ Jr, Dhawan A.

Arthroscopy. 2014 Jul;30(7):882-90.5


Neuromuscular training for the prevention of ACL injuries: commentary on the article by Eric Swart, MD, et al.: “prevention and screening programs for anterior cruciate ligament injuries in young athletes: a cost-effectiveness analysis”.

Gatt CJ Jr.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 7;96(9):e77


Radioprotection provides functional mechanics but delays healing of irradiated tendon allografts after ACL reconstruction in sheep.

Seto AU, Culp BM, Gatt CJ Jr, Dunn M.

Cell Tissue Bank. 2013 Dec;14(4):655-65.


Development of a silk and collagen fiber scaffold for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Panas-Perez E, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG.

J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2013 Jan;24(1):257-65. doi: 10.1007/s10856-012-4781-5. Epub 2012 Oct 10.


Sterilization of tendon allografts: a method to improve strength and stability after exposure to 50 kGy gamma radiation.

Seto AU, Gatt CJ Jr, Dunn MG.

Cell Tissue Bank. 2013 Sep;14(3):349-57. doi: 10.1007/s10561-012-9336-y. Epub 2012 Aug 24.


Design and mechanical evaluation of a novel fiber-reinforced scaffold for meniscus replacement.

Balint E, Gatt CJ Jr, Dunn MG.

J Biomed Mater Res A. 2012 Jan;100(1):195-202. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.33260. Epub 2011 Oct 23.


Improved tendon radioprotection by combined cross-linking and free radical scavenging.

Seto A, Gatt CJ Jr, Dunn MG.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Nov;467(11):2994-3001. doi: 10.1007/s11999-009-0934-3. Epub 2009 Jun 19.


Application of the dual-frequency ultrasonometer for osteoporosis detection.

Sarvazyan A, Tatarinov A, Egorov V, Airapetian S, Kurtenok V, Gatt CJ Jr.

Ultrasonics. 2009 Mar;49(3):331-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2008.10.003. Epub 2008 Nov 1.


Radioprotection of tendon tissue via crosslinking and free radical scavenging.

Seto A, Gatt CJ Jr, Dunn MG.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Aug;466(8):1788-95. doi: 10.1007/s11999-008-0301-9. Epub 2008 May 30.


Impairment of the collagenase-3 endocytotic receptor system in cells from patients with osteoarthritis.

Walling HW, Raggatt LJ, Irvine DW, Barmina OY, Toledano JE, Goldring MB, Hruska KA, Adkisson HD, Burdge RE, Gatt CJ Jr, Harwood DA, Partridge NC.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2003 Dec;11(12):854-63.


Arthroscopic identification of the popliteofibular ligament.

Aronowitz ER, Parker RD, Gatt CJ.

Arthroscopy. 2001 Nov-Dec;17(9):932-9.


Preemptive analgesia: its role and efficacy in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Gatt CJ Jr, Parker RD, Tetzlaff JE, Szabo MZ, Dickerson AB.

Am J Sports Med. 1998 Jul-Aug;26(4):524-9.


Three-dimensional knee joint kinetics during a golf swing. Influences of skill level and footwear.

Gatt CJ Jr, Pavol MJ, Parker RD, Grabiner MD.

Am J Sports Med. 1998 Mar-Apr;26(2):285-94.


Impact loading of the lumbar spine during football blocking.

Gatt CJ Jr, Hosea TM, Palumbo RC, Zawadsky JP.

Am J Sports Med. 1997 May-Jun;25(3):317-21.


Back pain in golf.

Hosea TM, Gatt CJ Jr.

Clin Sports Med. 1996 Jan;15(1):37-53. Review.

Education:

Medical Degree, UMDNJ-Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick

Residency:

Orthopaedic Surgery, UMDNJ-Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick

Fellowships:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Sports Medicine, Cleveland

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