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Julianne M. Forlizzi, M.D., Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle.
Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Board Eligible)


Connecticut (2021)
Massachusetts (2020)
New Jersey (2018)

7/2021 - 8/2020

Sports Medicine Fellowship
New England Baptist Hospital
Boston, MA

7/2015 - 6/2020

Orthopedic Surgery
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Department of Orthopaedics
New Brunswick, NJ

  • Resident of the Year AY 2019-2020
8/2011 - 5/2015

Doctor of Medicine
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ

8/2007 - 5/2011

Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Religious Studies (with honors)
Colby College
Waterville, ME

  • Varsity Basketball and NCAA Tournament (2010, 2011)
  • Varsity Lacrosse: NESCAC champions and NCAA Tournament (2009)
  • Dean’s List, Presidential Scholar, Newman Council Vice President

Polish Language Courses
Catholic University of Lublin (KUL)
Lublin, Poland

 Hospital Affiliation:
9/2021 - Present

Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk, CT

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
  • AOA Emerging Leaders
  • Fellow Member: AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine)
  • Fellow Member: AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America)
  • Fellow Member: ASES (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons)
9/2021 - Present

Private Practice, OrthoConnecticut
(formerly Coastal Orthopedics)
Norwalk, CT


A Novel Method of Patient Positioning Using Shoulder Arthroscopy Equipment for Elbow Arthroscopy. Orthopedics, 2018. Kowalski, JM & Monica, JT

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Advances in Functional Rehabilitation and the Role of Non-operative Management. Ortho Res Online J. 4(1). 2018. Forlizzi JM, Swan KG.

Discovery of Thoracic Osteoma after Elective Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Case Report. AME Case Rep. 2019. Forlizzi J, Mennona S, McDonnell M, Chiappetta G, Rogalski S.

Acute Psuedogout Presenting as an Exception to MSIS Criteria in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report. AME Case Rep. 2020. Forlizzi J, Ryan M, Galow K, Shang A, Polakoff D.

Reviewer: Journal of Family Practice


OTA Virtual Meeting, October 2020: Poster Presentations: 1. Use of the traction post to guide femoral version in hip surgery, and 2. Technique for Achieving a Neutral Entrance Angle during Suprapatellar Nailing of Tibial Shaft Fractures

Eastern Orthopaedic Association, October 2018, Rapid Fire Presentation: The Distal Interlock Screw in Treatment of Stable Hip Fractures (Eastern Orthopaedic Association, October 2018)

New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Case Presentation, April 2018: Delayed Hallux Varus

Grand Rounds Presentations: Adolescent Shoulder Instability, February 2017; Radial Head Arthroplasty for Acute Injury, June 2017; Management of Acute Lisfranc Injuries, November 2018; Arthroscopic versus

Open Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement, A Debate, October 2019
Rutgers Research Day 2016 Poster Presentation: Nonoperative Management and Functional Rehabilitation of Achilles Tendon Ruptures



  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Volunteer June-August 2012
    • Research Assistant: Laboratory of Drs. Malcolm Moore and Ahmet Zehir
    • Projects: Tissue culture on stage-based ovarian cancer cell lines with subsequent exosome isolation and telomerase activity assays. Also analyzed gene expression patterns for both ovarian cancer and Ewing’s Sarcoma patient samples.
  • Colby College: February 2008- May 2011
    • Research Assistant: Professors Frank Fekete and Brooke Jude
    • Honors Thesis: Phylogenic Analysis of Microorganisms: Characterizing Bacterial Relationships through Bioinformatics and Horizontal Gene Transfer
  • Resident of the Year 2019-20, RWJUH Orthopaedic Surgery Department
  • Montville Township High School Hall of Fame: Inducted Spring 2016
  • Jersey Thunder Women’s Lacrosse: Head coach of senior girls’ team during summer and Fall of 2011
  • Rutgers Athletic Department Tutor 2012-13: Tutored approximately 15 NCAA Division I student-athletes in General Biology and Chemistry courses
  • Colby College: Marjorie Bither Senior Athletic Award for excellence in academics, athletics, and leadership First-team all-NESCAC Women’s Basketball 2010-2011
  • New England Women’s Basketball Association Senior All-Star game 2011
  • Capital One Academic All-America Team 2010-2011 Third Team District 1
  • Maine Women’s All-Rookie Team 2007-2008