Alexander Marcus, MD


Alexander Marcus, MD


Appointments(908) 757-1520

Patient Hours

Monday
10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am to 5 pm
Friday
8 am 2 pm

Alexander M. Marcus is a skilled and dedicated orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery. Dr. Marcus is currently serving his patients in Old Bridge and Edison, NJ.

Dr. Marcus is certified in orthopedic surgery with a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is currently affiliated with the JFK Medical Center and the Raritan Bay Medical Center.

Dr. Marcus offers services that include orthopedic consultations and orthopedic follow ups. He welcomes patients to his practice who are experiencing a variety of conditions, including hand problems, elbow problems, wrist problems, and sports injuries. Dr. Marcus is dedicated to improving the quality of life for his patients.

Dr. Marcus received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed his internship and residency through the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a hand fellowship at New York’s Upstate Medical Center.


  • At a Glance
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Publications
  • Professional Associations
At a Glance

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand


Hospital Privileges

Attending, Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center
Edison, New Jersey

Attending, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge
Old Bridge, New Jersey

Same Day Surgery Center of Central Jersey
Edison, New Jersey


Office Information

Sees patients: Weekdays
Average Wait Time: 24-48 hrs
Office is Handicap Accessible

Education

Undergraduate
Yale University (1992)

Medical School
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1997)

Internship
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1998)

Residency
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2002)

Residency
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2002)

Fellowship
The State University of New York (2003)

Other Credentials
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Insurance

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (HMO, POS, PPO, Medicare)
  • Amerihealth (HMO, POS, PPO, Medicare)
  • Cigna (HMO, POS, PPO, Indemnity)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield of NY (HMO, PPO, POS)
  • Horizon (PPO/POS/HMO/CASUALTY/Medicare)
  • MagnaCare (PPO)
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan Inc. (PPO)
  • Oxford (Liberty, Freedom, Medicare)
  • Qualcare (PPO, HMO)
  • United Health Care (HMO, POS, PPO)

Payment Accepted

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
Publications

Marcus AM, Adams BL, Gokhale AB. Texture effects on yield strength in aluminum with
variable grain volume distribution. Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia 1992;27:155-159.

Dhanaraj SN, Marcus AM, Korah R, Iwata K, Small MB. Characterization of c-myc-transformed rat fibroblasts resistant to apoptosis induced by growth factor deprivation. Exp Cell Res 1996;224:52-62.

Small MB, Hubbard K, Pardinas JR, Marcus AM, Dhanaraj SN, Sethi KA. Maintenance of telomeres in SV40-transformed pre-immortal and immortal human fibroblasts. J Cell Physiol 1996;168:727-736.

Marcus AM, Rose DN, Sacks HS, Schechter CB. BCG vaccination to prevent tuberculosis in health care workers; a decision analysis. Prev Med 1997;26(2):201-207.

Marcus AM, Green JK, Werner FW. The safety of pumpkin carving tools. Prev Med 2004;38(6):799-803.

Marcus AM, Hunt TR. Hand Infections. In Beredjiklian P, Bozentka D (eds): Review of Hand Surgery, Philadelphia, Elsevier Inc., 2004.

Marcus AM. Using a needle-nose vise grip to remove kirschner wires. Am J Ortho 2005;34(9):414.

Marcus AM, Culver JE. Hunt TR. Treating Trigger Finger in Diabetics using Excision of the Ulnar Slip of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis with or without A1 Pulley Release. Hand 2007;4(2):227-31.

Marcus AM. A-1 Pulley Release for Trigger Finger With and Without FDS Ulnar Slip Excision. In Wiesel S (ed): Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery (OTOS), Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

Marcus AM. A-1 Pulley Release for Trigger Finger With and Without FDS Ulnar Slip Excision. In Hunt TR (ed): Operative Techniques in Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Surgery, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

Hunt TR, Robert C, Makary M, Marcus AM. Infections. In Hammert WC, Calfee RP, Bozentka DJ, Boyer MI (eds): ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

Hunt TR, Robert C, Makary M, Marcus AM. Infections. In Hammert WC, Calfee RP (eds): ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015.

MacDonald DH, Marcus AM. A-1 Pulley Release for Trigger Finger With and Without FDS Ulnar Slip Excision. In Wiesel S (ed): Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery (OTOS), 2nd Edition, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, (2015).

Professional Associations

Active Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand
Member, Orthopaedic Surgeons of New Jersey
Member, Medical Society of New Jersey
Member, Middlesex County Medical Society


Awards & Honors



The physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Central Jersey are proud to be recognized by their peers in addition to their patients alike.


NJ Monthly Magazine Select Surgeon

NJ Monthly Magazine – Select Surgeons Bone & Joint (2020)

Select Surgeons Bone & Joint is announcing an elite grouping of the state’s top Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Plastic Surgeons and Podiatrists across 13 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical volume, results and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Bone & Joint list.
Vitals Compassionate Doctor

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.
Vitals Patient Choice Award 5 Years

Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

The Patients’ Choice Award – 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Vitals Patient Choice Award

Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Vitals On-Time Doctor Award

On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores.
Vitals Top Ten Doctor

Top 10 Doctor – City (2014)

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Zocdoc Registration Award

Zocdoc “Rapid Registration“ Award

This doctor allows rapid patient online registration via zocdoc.
ZocDoc See You Again Award

Zocdoc “See You Again“ Award

Patients often visit this doctor again via Zocdoc.com.