• At A Glance
  • Education & Publications
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    Bio

    Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Dr. Joseph A. Racanelli has built an exemplary reputation as a top-notch plastic and reconstructive surgeon in NJ. Dr. Racanelli attended high school at the prestigious Delbarton School, prior to receiving his undergraduate degree from Boston College. He earned his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his general surgery residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, an affiliate of the Weill Cornell Medical College.

    During his general surgery residency, he trained extensively at The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, and in The North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Racanelli completed a postgraduate fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of only a few osteopathic plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowships in the world. Training alongside many internationally recognized plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Racanelli received the latest training in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

    In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Racanelli maintains memberships in several professional societies, including:

    • Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
    • Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgery
    • Chief of Plastic Surgery at Clara Maass Medical Center Barnabas Health
    • Wound care Director at Select Speciality Hospital – Rochelle Park NJ
    • Wound care Director at Columbus Hospital – LTACH
    • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • Medical Society of the state of New York
    • NJ Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

    Dr. Racanelli has been voted by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Providing a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from injectable fillers, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast augmentation, and liposuction. Dr. Racanelli has gained recognition throughout the tri-state area for his outstanding surgical skill, excellent bedside manner, and the individualized attention he gives to every patient.

    Clinical Expertise

    Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

    Clinical Interests

    Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Plastics, Collagen Injections, Botox Injections, Facelifts, Tummy Tuck, Post-Bariatric Body Lift, Breast Augmentation

  • Medical School

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, 1999

    Internship

    PGY-1 Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2000 Osteopathic Rotating Internship, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Residency

    Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2004 TRAINING FROM 7/1999-7/2006 PGY-2 WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER CENTER BROOKLYN, NY WEILL MEDICAL COLLEGE OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL CORNELL-BURN UNI

    Fellowship

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA, 2014

    Publications
    • Title:Ganglioneuroma of the appendix Pulmonary laceration secondary to closed tube thoracostomy Subcuticular skin closure with absorbable monofilament suture Foramen of Morgagni Hernia Bicipital Augmentation
      Authors:Racanelli
      Publisher:The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      Date:2006
      Issue:Volume 23, Number 1
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    • Title:Human Acellular Dermal Matrix Sling in Post Mastectomy Single Stage Immediate Breast Reconstruction
      Authors:Racanelli J
      Publisher:First Place, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Meeting
      Date:2006
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