James F. Cozzarelli, MD, FAAOS

James F. Cozzarelli, MD, FAAOS

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

james-f-cozzarelli-smallDr. James F. Cozzarelli is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. He completed his undergraduate education at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and then earned his M.D. at George Washington University in the Nation’s Capital. He completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the same institution.

During his medical training at The George Washington University, Dr. Cozzarelli had the privilege of developing his surgical skills in a demanding urban environment under the guidance of nationally renowned orthopedic surgeons over a five-year period. His medical training and surgical successes validated his earliest aspirations to follow his father into the field of surgery. Dr. Cozzarelli regards his father as his mentor, and credits him with cultivating his need and desire to serve patients and their families in a humanistic, compassionate and caring manner.

Dr. Cozzarelli takes great pride in his work and the way he treats patients. He takes his time to listen to patients and never makes them feel rushed or pressured. If surgery is necessary, he does his best to explain fully what he intends to do and why it is necessary, to help his patients feel as relaxed as possible. Dr. Cozzarelli particularly enjoys and specializes in shoulder and knee surgery and fracture care. He has hospital privileges to operate at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and CentraState Medical Center.

Dr. Cozzarelli grew up in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania and spent countless summers at the “Jersey Shore,” where he gained an appreciation for the diversity of local residents and the region’s natural beauty. In his free time, Dr. Cozzarelli enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his wife and children


  • Hand Injuries
  • Sports Medicine, including: Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Foot/Ankle
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder and Knee Reconstruction
  • Trauma and Fracture Care
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries

Education and Training

College Education: Dickinson College – Carlisle, PA – BS
Medical Education: George Washington University – Washington, DC – MD
Internship: George Washington University – Washington, DC – General Surgery
Residency: George Washington University – Washington, DC – Orthopedic Surgery

Limited mobility and chronic pain from damaged joints is a tragedy that affects more than just one person — it robs families, loved ones, and communities of so much you have to offer. The specialists at the Advanced Joint Replacement Institute want to help you get back on your feet and out in the world. Our team has the experience, skills, and technology to replace joints using minimally invasive techniques for a faster recovery time, less pain, and less scarring.