Jeffrey Charen, MD

Jeffrey Charen, MD

Appointments(908) 757-1520

Patient Hours

11 am to 7 pm
8 am to 4 pm
8 am 4 pm

As a board certified orthopedic surgeon and board certified sports medicine specialist, I provide a friendly and thorough approach to patients with hip and knee problems. Mako robotic assisted surgery (knee replacement), arthroscopic surgery including ACL reconstruction, meniscus and cartilage repair and sports medicine are my areas of subspecialty expertise. Using minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as offering nonsurgical alternatives provides you with a wide range of treatment options.

I was raised in New Jersey and have enjoyed practicing in this area for over twenty years. Along with my board certified partners, we offer a full range of orthopedic care and accept most insurance plans.

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At a Glance

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

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

Attending, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, 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


Medical School
University of Rochester School of Medicine (1978)

Strong Memorial Hospital (1979)

Strong Memorial Hospital (1980)

Tufts- New England Medical Center (1983)


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

Charen, J.: Study of feasibility of Computer Data Retrieval of Cancer Patient Records,
Abbreviated Reports by Research Participants in Secondary Science Training Program,
Johnson, S.S. and Yager, R.E., National Science Foundation, University of Iowa,
Summer, 1969.

Dev, V.G., Miller, D.A., Charen, J. and Miller, O.J.: Translocation of Centromeric
Heterochromatin in the T (10:13) 199H Stock of Musculus and Localization of
Chromosome Breakpoints, Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, 13:256, 1974.

Hensley, M., Charen, J. and Schragie, J.: Effect of Placebo Intramuscular Injections
on Twenty-Four Hour Urine Protein Excretion. Department of Clinical Pharmacology,
Schering Corporation, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1976.

Charen, J., Taves, D.R., Stamm, J.W. and Parkins, F.M.: Bone Fluoride Concentra-
tions Associated With Fluoridate Drinking Water. Calcified Tissue International,
27:95, 1979.

Charen, J. and Sakellarides, H.: Pronation Contracture of the Forearm in the Spastic
Patient. Medical Portfolio for Orthopedic Surgeons, 1983 (taped lecture series).

Charen, J., Pennenberg, B. and Zimbler, S.: Displaced Fractures of the Forearm in
Children, presented at AOA Residents Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, May 1983.

Professional Associations

Past Board Member, New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
Member, Medical Society of New Jersey
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, Union 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.

Vitals Compassionate Doctor

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

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Vitals Patient Choice Award

Patients’ Choice Award (2018)

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Vitals Top Ten Doctor

Top 10 Doctor – City (2014)

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