Dr. DiPaoloOrthopedics

Dr Dipaolo Orthopedics

Dr. Daneca “Donna” DiPaolo, MD, FACS received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Rutger’s College in New Jersey. She completed her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she subsequently achieved an internship in general surgery and orthopedic residency. Dr. DiPaolo completed her hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical College, the nation’s number one hospital for orthopedics.

Dr. DiPaolo is currently an attending at UMMC/Grenada Hospital (full services) and Baptist DeSoto (trauma only).

Education

Undergraduate

  • Rutger’s College 9/76-6/80, B.A. Biochemistry

Graduate & Professional

  • UMD-NJ Medical School 9/80-6/84, M.D. Degree

Post-doctoral Training

Internships & Residencies

7/84-7/85
General Surgery Internship
UMDNJ-University Hospital
Affiliates Program, Newark, NJ
7/85-1/86
Alexian Brothers Hospital
Staff Employee Orthopedic Department
Elizabeth, NJ
1/86-7/86
Orthopedic Research Lab Assistant
UMDNJ – Orthopedic Surgery Section
Newark, NJ
7/86-6/90
Orthopedic Residency
UMDNJ-NJ Medical School,
Hospital Affiliated Program
Newark, NJ

Fellowships

8/90-7/91
Hand & Upper Extremity Fellow
Hospital for Special Surgery,
Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY

Certifications

  • Diplomate American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 7/93, Recertified through 2023
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery, 8/94
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons, 1995 to present
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, 10/99 through 10/03
  • Basic Life Support, 1999
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1993 to present

Appointments (Hospital & University)

8/90-7/91
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Junior Attending Staff, Department of Orthopedics

New York Hospital, New York, NY
Surgical Attending Staff
8/91-6/02
UMDNJ, University Hospital, Newark, NJ
Attending / Consulting Staff since 2000
8/91-2/99
Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ
Attending
2/99-9/03
Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, NJ
Vice President and Clinic Director
Department of Orthopedics
Department of Orthopedics
Christ Hospital, Jersey City, NJ
Attending
Attending
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Interim Director
Section of Orthopedics
6/06-2018
Greenwood Leflore Hospital
Attending
6/04-present
UMMC/Grenada Hospital (Full Services)
Attending / Consulting Staff since 6/2006
11/08-present
Baptist Desoto (Trauma Only)
Attending

Awards & Honors

  • Second Place NJ Medical Orthopedic Alumni Meeting, Senior Resident Paper - 1990
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Orthopedic Surgery, Greenwood - 2016
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Orthopedic Surgery, Greenwood - 2017
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Orthopedic Surgery, Grenada - 2018

Major Committee Assignments

  • Operating Room Committee, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 1998-2001
  • Medical Board, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 1998-2001
  • Executive Committee, Jersey City Medical Center, 1999-2003
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Jersey City Medical Center, 1993-1997
  • Anesthesia and Operative Procedure Committee, Jersey City Medical Center, 1999-2003
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, Jersey City Medical Center, 1999-2003
  • Clinical Directors Committee, Jersey City Medical Center, 1999-2003
  • Mentoring Committee, Chairperson, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 1998-2002
  • Vice President, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 2002-2003
  • President, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 2003-2004
  • Member Executive Committee, Grenada Lake Medical Center, Jan. 2005 – June 2006
  • Greenwood Leflore Hospital Chief of Staff, Oct. 2014-2015
  • Greenwood Lelflore Hospital Chair of Quality Council, May 2015-2018
  • Member AAOS Diversity Advisory Board, 2003-2009
  • Member Infection Control Committee, Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Jan. 2007-2009
  • Member AAOS Women’s Health Issues Advisory Board, Feb. 2007-2009

Memberships

  • Member, Academy of Medicine of NJ/NJ Orthopedic Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Surgery; President 2003-2004
  • Member, Mississippi Orthopedic Society, 2004-present
  • Member, Mississippi State Medical Society, 2004-present

Publications

  1. Journal of Hand Surgery #16A, September 1991, pp. 907-912, F. Carter, M. Zimmerman, D. DiPaolo, R. Mackessey and J.R. Parsons, “Biochemical Comparison of Fixation Devices in Experimental Scaphoid Osteotomies”
  2. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research #268, July 1991, pp. 188-196, J. Rao, T. Vernoy, M. Allegra, and D. DiPaolo, “Comparative Analysis of Gilberty, Bateman and Universal Hip Replacement Arthroplasties: A Long Term Follow Up”
  3. Chapter Author, “Flexor Tendon Injury and Tenosynovitis”, Clinical Orthopaedics, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Ed Craig editor, 1999
Dr. Daneca DiPaolo, MD, FAAOS, FACS
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