Gerard-A-Malanga MD-smallGerard A Malanga MD of Cedar Knolls NJ is the currently the Director of PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health Director and Pain Management at Overlook hospital. Previously he served as the Director of Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is a Board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine specialist who has also completed a sports medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has expertise in the nonoperative treatment of a variety of orthopedic disorders including neck and back pain as well as shoulder, knee, and other sport medicine and musculoskeletal problems. DR. Malanga provides sport medicine services to several local NJ high school and colleges and has served as the head team physician of New Jersey City University since 1999. He also serves as a consultant to the Rutger’s University Athletic Department as well. His practice has included the treatment of athletes from recreational to the Olympic and Professional levels.

Dr. Malanga has published a textbook entitle: “Whiplash” and “Scientific Evidence of Musculoskeletal Physical Examination. He has published over 60 articles and 25 book chapters regarding various musculoskeletal issues from in-line skating injuries to the treatment of neck and back pain. He has lectured throughout the country and abroad on a variety of sports medicine, spine, orthopedic and pain management topics. He has been a member of the Physiatric Association of Sports Spine and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR) board serving in many positions in the past including President. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Pain Society previously serving as Chairman of the Public Education Committee of the North American Spine Society. He is currently a member of the AAPM&R Ultrasound task force. He has been chosen “Top Doctor” in the New York Metro Area; NJ Monthly Best Doctors in New Jersey, and Best Doctors in America since 2004.

Dr. Malanga is a Diplomate of the American College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Specialty & Clinical Interests

General Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests:
Joint/joint reconstruction, Diagnostic evaluation, Spine, Ultrasound, Neck/neck pain, Pain management, Sports medicine, Back/back pain, Musculoskeletal, Nonoperative Orthopedis; Sports Injuries; Neck and Low back pain; EMG testing; Spinal and joint injections; Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Diagnostic and Injection-guided; PRP.

Education & Medical Training

Morristown Memorial Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1987 - 1988

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1989 - 1992

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Fellowship, 1993

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Class of 1987

Board Status

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified 21 years in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified 12 years in Pain Medicine

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified 5 years in Sports Medicine

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012

Publications & Presentations

Tendinopathy: a review of the pathophysiology and evidence for treatment.
Goldin, M.,Malanga, G. A.

Re: teaching rounds on clinical examination of the rotator cuff.
Malanga, G. A.