Dr. Joseph Benevenia
Professor and Chair at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School,
Department of Orthopaedics
Dr. Joseph Benevenia received his undergraduate degree from Saint Louis College of Arts and Sciences. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, he returned to his native New Jersey and attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) – New Jersey Medical School and received his M.D. in 1984 and was inducted into AOA Honor Society. He continued training at UMDNJ where he completed an internship in General Surgery, and then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1989. After his residency, Dr. Benevenia completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Pathology/Oncology at Case Western Reserve, University Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Benevenia has served as faculty at NJMS since 1991 and was promoted to Professor in 2006. He was the Orthopaedic Residency Program Director from 1992 until 1998. He held the title of Vice Chair of the Department from 1998 until 2006, then was appointed as the Interim Chair (2006-2009) and then as Chair of Orthopaedics in 2009, a title he still currently holds.
Dr. Benevenia is consistently dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and clinical surgery. His commitment to musculoskeletal oncology has earned him several leadership and teaching positions in special societies and journal publications. Dr. Benevenia is internationally recognized not only through international societies but also through his invitations to lecture and present with them abroad. Dr. Benevenia has received several awards and honors; most recently the Robert E. Burdge award for an MD Endowed Distinguished Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery from Saint Louis University School of Medicine on November 18, 2017.
Dr. Benevenia has been recognized and is active in national and international Orthopaedic societies, such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedics Association (AOA), the International Society of Limb Salvage (IOSLS), The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), and The Connective Tissue Oncology Society (TCTO). He has also served on many boards of directors/trustees; he has served as chair of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) and on the Medical Board of Trustees (2003-2006). Additionally, Dr. Benevenia has been a Reviewer of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) as well as the Journal of the AAOS. He has served as President and on the Executive Committee and Presidential line of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society.