Frank J. Liggio, M.D.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I have been practicing Pediatric Orthopedics for over 14 years. Since 2003 my practice has been located in Millburn, NJ; prior to that my office was in Summit, NJ.

I have been married for over 20 years to my wife Ana and we have four children - three boys and one girl.

Early on I knew I wanted to be a physician and prior to college I was interested in Orthopedics. I am not sure what drew me to Orthopedics. It may have been my love of sports or the fact that I was injured in high school and required an orthopedic procedure to heal properly.

I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with High Honors and was accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and the Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, which was a pre-med honor society. My wife also graduated from the University of Notre Dame.

I attended New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey and received my M.D degree. The school is now called Rutgers Medical School. I graduated near the top of my class and was accepted into The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and awarded the New Jersey Medical School Academic Excellence Scholarship.

I completed a General Surgery Internship followed by an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at New York University Medical Center. During my residency, I was awarded the Eleanor Kaufman Pediatric Orthopedic Research Award.

It was during this time that I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in Pediatric Orthopedics. My experience helping children was always very rewarding.

To improve my knowledge of Pediatric Orthopedics I completed a Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at the A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, which was a great experience.

During my training, I was able to publish several scientific articles in peer review journals. This gave me a great appreciation for the importance of research to further medical knowledge and admiration for all physicians and researchers who contribute to that knowledge.

My wife and I have always felt that New Jersey was our home so we came back to New Jersey after my fellowship and I started my medical practice. I have built that practice with the idea that every child no matter how small or big should have a good experience in a comfortable environment while providing the best care possible.

I do have several hobbies, which I share with my family. I enjoy skiing and playing tennis. I also enjoy running, especially with my wife. We completed a marathon together in Virginia Beach, Virginia and since then I have completed the New York City Marathon twice.

Over the past several years I have donated time to a great organization, which helps provide medical care to children here at home and around the world who do not have access to the care they need. This organization is called Healing the Children. Please click on the link to find out more about them. They can use all the help they can get. (www.htcnj.org)

Board Certification:
Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons - July 2001

Memberships:
Member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member of the American Medical Association and of The Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Licensure:
Licensed to Practice Medicine in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware

Fellowship:
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware from August 1998 until July 1999

Residency:
Orthopaedic Surgery at the New York Medical Center from July 1994 until June 1998

Internship:
General Surgery at the New York Medical Center from July 1993 until June 1994

Medical School:
University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School from September 1989 until May 1993
Degree: M.D.
Class Rank: 4 of 177

Undergraduate School:
University of Notre Dame from August 1985 until May of 1989
Degree: B.S.
GPA: 3.767
Magna Cum Laude

Awards and Honors:
Inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies
Awarded the UMDNJ Academic Excellence Scholarship and The Hospital for Joint Diseases
Eleanor Kaufman Award for Pediatric Orthopedic Research.

Publications:
Liggio, FJ; Tham, S; Price, A; Ramos, M; Mulloy, E; Grossman, J: Outcome of Surgical Treatment for Forearm Pronation Deformities in Children with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries. Journal of Hand Surgery, British Edition, February 1999, pp43-5.

Liggio, FJ; Kruse, R: Split Tibialis Posterior Tendon Transfer with Concomitant Distal Tibial Osteotomy in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopeadics, January/February 2001, pp95-101.