Dr. Oscar Vazquez is a part of the sports medicine team at Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, LLC. The practice has offices in the northern New Jersey towns of Elmwood Park, Emerson, Hackensack, and Montclair. He became the team physician for all 14 Felician University intercollegiate athletics programs in August 2017.
Dr. Vazquez is the author of numerous research studies and papers detailing the treatment of a variety of sports injuries, and is board-certified in orthopedics. He has particular proficiency in advanced arthroscopic procedures including the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. In addition to fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine, he also has specific subspecialization in shoulder and elbow surgery including trauma, ligament reconstruction, and arthroplasty including revision. He also has training in the latest techniques of hip preservation using arthroscopic techniques such as labral repair and impingement correction surgery.
A northern New Jersey native, Dr. Vazquez attended Queen of Peach High School of North Arlington, where he was the captain of the boys' tennis team. He completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University, earning a B.A. in neurobiology and behavior.
Dr. Vazquez was awarded his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2003. For the next five years, he was a resident at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases. Upon completing his residency, Dr. Vazquez received specialty training in sports medicine and shoulder & elbow surgery as a fellow at the University of Southern California (USC), studying under Dr. James Tibbone and Dr. John Itamura. He also received specialized training in hip arthroscopy under Dr. Jason Snibbe. As assistant team physician for USC, he worked with athletes in a wide range of endeavors from football to tennis and golf addressing their unique needs and expectations.
In addition to Felician, Dr. Vazquez is the head team physician for Stevens Institute of Technology and St. Thomas Aquinas College. He also serves as a ringside doctor for USA Boxing and Golden Gloves.