The Pediatric Orthopedic Center

Mark Rieger, MD
David Lin, MD
Joshua Strassberg, MD
Samara Friedman, MD
Tamir Bloom, MD;
Alexandra D’Agostini, MD
Mark Solomon, DPM
Jaime Morley, PA-C

Specialty: Pediatric Orthopedics

Left to right: Jaime Ann Morley, PA-C, Drs. Joshua Strassberg, David Lin, Mark Rieger, Tamir Bloom, Alexandra D’Agostini, Mark Solomon, Samara Friedman

The Pediatric Orthopedic Center provides patients with the highest quality of care for orthopedic issues related to bones, joints and muscles. The practice treats children and adolescents with sports injuries, fractures, hip dysplasia, clubfoot, scoliosis and other conditions using minimally invasive and non-surgical approaches. “Our philosophy is to treat each child as our own, and provide a safe return to normal activities as quickly as possible,” says Dr. Mark Rieger, founding partner, first division chief of pediatric orthopedics at Morristown Medical Center and the only physician in the state approved on Ponseti Method’s website for treating clubfoot.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Nominated as a NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs for many years, the doctors provide care at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Saint Barnabas and Overlook Medical Centers, NYU Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and Short Hills Surgical Center.

The practice uses the most innovative, non-operative, minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques to allow for rapid diagnosis and treatment. Spinal X-rays are performed using the practice’s low-dose radiation EOS Imaging system—the only one of its kind in northern NJ. Other technologies include BEAR™ for ACL repair and FIREFLY™ to minimize complications during spinal surgery.

Pioneers in Orthopedic Care

The practice is home to nine musculoskeletal clinicians, including a nationally certified orthopedic physician assistant, eight pediatric orthopedists and a pediatric foot and ankle specialist. The doctors lecture to physicians locally and nationally and serve as mentors to medical students and other health professionals. “We offer the resources of a world-class care center to our patients locally, and the size of our group has enabled us to become pioneers in the field of pediatric orthopedics,” he says.

The Pediatric Orthopedic Center

218 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 104, Cedar Knolls
609 Morris Ave., 2nd Fl., Springfield
377 Jersey Ave., Ste. 280A, Jersey City
246 Hamburg Turnpike, Ste. 304, Wayne

“The care and love for his patients cannot be faked. My daughter had a serious surgery and I was never concerned with Dr. Reiger operating on her, I was more concerned her healing. From the first time I met Dr. Reiger i sensed everything was going to alright. My daughter and my husband (her dad) had the same feeling. It was double downed by the care his staff took with her and the love and respect they have for him as well. Whenever his name is spoken they would smile and say he’s such a great and caring doctor I shout his name to anyone that is willing to listen. Dr. Rieger and his hospital staff that assisted are rare gems.” – Y.M., Newark

“Dr. Rieger is truly one of a kind. He is compassionate and genuinely cares about his patients. He was patient and professional. He treated us like a family member. We knew the minute we met him he was a great doctor. We are blessed to have found him!” – M.D., Stirling

“We love Dr Rieger! He is the epitomy of everything a doctor should be….a great listener, an incredible clinician, a top notch surgeon, easy to talk with and amazing with the kids who are his patients…(and he tells the best “dad jokes” ever).” – N.N., Franklin

“Dr. Reiger has been kind, funny and supportive in EVERY way throughout my daughters scoliosis journey. From our very first meeting, every appointment leading up to surgery and during her spinal fusion and recovery, to even calling me at home everyday to check on her! Even 2 years post op we still visit for her annual check ups and he is still nice as ever! I recommend him 100% to anyone looking for an orthopedic doctor.” – D.R., Sumter

“Dr. Rieger did my daughter’s spinal fusion. He is not only incredibly gifted, but also so humble, caring, concerned, etc. He came himself to walk her the very next morning. Even gave me his cellphone number for any emergencies during recovery. So wonderful with the patients.” – M.P., Rahway

“Dr. Lin is smart, thorough, knowledgeable and professional but he also patient and kind. He has a great bedside manner. Between his calm demeanor and humor, he put my teenager at ease quite quickly while discussing a pretty serious knee injury and the required surgery.” – K.B., Short Hills

“Dr. Lin always takes the time to talk to the patient. He has helped our family so much!” – K.P., Bridgewater

“Dr. Lin is great with kids, good personality, knowledgeable.” – K.W., Rockaway

“Dr. Lin is very patient and takes the time to explain things and answer any questions. I never have an issue getting an appointment.” – V.B., Flanders

“Dr. Strassberg was fantastic at relating to my son and making him (as well as his nervous parents) feel at ease and educated about the required surgery, various possible outcomes and recovery.” – A.W., Basking Ridge

“Dr. Strassberg has been seeing both of our kids since birth for hip dysplasia. He is skilled and great with babies and kids.”- J.P., Bridgewater

“He is a very good doctor, he is patient and knowledgeable. My son has special needs and he is great at helping my son get through his appointment.” – D.V., Cedar Grove

“Dr. Freidman was exactly who we needed when my son was diagnosed with osteomyelitis in his shoulder at only 8 weeks old. She was compassionate, calm, and caring throughout his hospital stay and surgeries. I look forward to our follow ups with Dr. Friedman and truly appreciate how she impacted a very scary time for us as first time parents.” – E.H., Lincoln Park

“Dr. Bloom is an amazing doctor! He treated my gandson for a SCFE. He was able to do surgery on him the following week and he is healing nicely. Dr. Bloom is knowledgeable and patient. His staff is caring. Highly recommend!” – C.A., Jersey City

“Dr. Bloom performed surgery on my daughters fingers when she was 6 months old. Amazing bedside manners and extremely professional. Best pediatric surgeon.” – M.E., Jersey City

“Dr. D’Agostini formed a relationship of trust with our daughter and her surgical skills are unmatched.” – B.M., Chester

“Dr. Solomon totally reconstructed my son’s feet. Amazing work and well worth the weeks in hospital and having the external fixators on his feet.” – A.F., NJ

“Dr. Solomon was so kind and informative throughout every visit. I didn’t feel rushed or like I was a burden when I asked questions. This was appreciated since I was in a state of disarray during my initial visit with him. I would recommend him time and time again. His staff are so incredibly kind and patient. I would go back to the Pediatric Orthopedic Center again if I had to. I cannot say enough great things about his office. He’s simply the best. His scheduler and medical assistant are amazing too.” – S.M., Jersey City