Celebrating Excellence: AOSMI Doctors Honored as NJ Top Docs 2024

We are thrilled to announce that several esteemed physicians from Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) have been recognized as NJ Top Docs for 2024. This prestigious honor underscores our commitment to providing exceptional orthopedic care and advanced treatment options for our patients in New Jersey. 

About the Top Docs Awards

The Top Docs awards are based on a rigorous selection process. Nominees complete a comprehensive qualification questionnaire covering their education, training, years in practice, continuing education, licensing, publications, charitable work, professional appointments, and achievements. Each component is verified to ensure that nominees meet the high standards set by the Top Docs organization. Board certification is required for applicable specialties, and nominees must also undergo a thorough review of malpractice and licensing records to confirm there are no serious issues. Patient reviews are collected and compiled to provide a comprehensive assessment of each nominee’s performance.

Join us in celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of the following Top Docs nominees:


Team work between world-class doctors at orthopedics and sports medicine practice


Michael J. Greller, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAOS

Dr. Michael J. Greller is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint preservation. His comprehensive approach to patient care, combined with his administrative expertise, has established him as a leader in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Greller’s commitment to excellence is evident in both his clinical and organizational contributions to AOSMI.

Dr. Michael Greller

Ali Valimahomed, MD, FAAPMR

Dr. Ali Valimahomed is a dual board-certified specialist in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. His expertise lies in comprehensive pain management and restoring function to patients suffering from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Valimahomed’s holistic approach and dedication to improving patients’ quality of life make him a standout in his field.

Dr. Ali Valimahomed

Alison Dewaters, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Alison Dewaters is a board-certified podiatric surgeon with a focus on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. As a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Dr. Dewaters is renowned for her surgical precision and compassionate patient care, ensuring optimal outcomes for her patients.

Dr. Alison DeWaters

Arth Patel, MD, MPH

Dr. Arth Patel is a board-certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician with a background in Family Medicine. He is dedicated to the non-operative management of musculoskeletal injuries, promoting wellness and injury prevention. Dr. Patel’s patient-centered approach and emphasis on holistic care have earned him a well-deserved place among NJ’s top doctors.

Arth Patel, MD

Eric Buxbaum, DO

Dr. Eric Buxbaum is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery. His focus on advanced surgical techniques and patient-centric care has made him a trusted name in spine health. Dr. Buxbaum’s approach combines precision with compassion, ensuring his patients receive the best possible care.

Dr. Eric Buxbaum

Joseph Tauro, MD

Dr. Joseph Tauro is a nationally recognized expert in shoulder and sports medicine, known for his pioneering techniques in arthroscopic surgery. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tauro’s contributions to the field have set new standards in patient care and surgical excellence. His innovative approach ensures that patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments available.

Dr. Joseph Tauro

Stacey Gallacher, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Stacey Gallacher is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. Her precise surgical skills and compassionate patient care have made her a trusted specialist in her field. Dr. Gallacher’s dedication to improving patient outcomes through both surgical and non-surgical interventions is commendable.

Dr. Stacey Gallacher

Gerardo Goldberger, DO, FAOAO

Dr. Gerardo Goldberger is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. His specialization in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery allows him to effectively treat a wide range of athletic injuries. Dr. Goldberger’s dedication to his patients and innovative treatment methods make him a top choice for orthopedic care.


David Kirschenbaum, MD

Dr. David Kirschenbaum is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement. His extensive experience and commitment to cutting-edge techniques provide patients with innovative solutions for their orthopedic needs. Dr. Kirschenbaum’s dedication to excellence is reflected in his high patient satisfaction and successful surgical outcomes.



At AOSMI, we are incredibly proud of our doctors’ achievements and their unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality of orthopedic care. Being named NJ Top Docs is a testament to their expertise, compassion, and dedication to patient well-being. It is important to note that only doctors who have been with our practice for at least five years are considered for this recognition, ensuring that our patients receive care from experienced and established professionals. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to each of these outstanding physicians and look forward to their continued success in advancing orthopedic and sports medicine.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with any of our top doctors, please contact our office at (732) 335-6727 and schedule an appointment online. Together, we can achieve better health and a higher quality of life.