Dr. Alan Zalkowitz, MD

Dr. Alan Zalkowitz, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
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Dr. Alan Zalkowitz, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Franklin Lakes, NJ. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 47 years. Read his story

784 Franklin Ave Ste 220

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Contact Information

(844) 777-0910

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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Dr. Zalkowitz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zalkowitz "Dr. Alan Zalkowitz was born in New York City and received his Bachelor's of Science from Brooklyn College. He attended the Catholic University of Louvain Medical School in Belgium from 1964 through 1969 and graduated Cum Laude in 1969. At that time medical school cost $100.00 per semester, as it was subsidized by the Catholic church. Dr. Zalkowitz completed his Internship at the McGill Hospital system at St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal Canada from 1969 through 1970. As part of his medical residency at Stanford Hospital in Connecticut, he spent time at Yale New Haven Medical Center from 1970 through 1972. After finishing his residency, Dr. Zalkowitz started the Rheumatology Fellowship program at Mount Sinai Hospital New York City where he ran the Arthritis clinic from 1972-1974. During his time at Mount Sinai he was the clinical physician running the world famous Gout Clinic. In the 1980's He spent time at the prestigious Paterson Clinic in Paterson, New Jersey. After completing his education Dr. Zalkowitz founded New Jersey Associates in Medicine, known at the time, as Internal Medicine Associates. He was Chief of Rheumatology at The Valley Hospital for several years in the 1990's and taught rheumatology to the house staff at St. Joseph's hospital in Paterson, New Jersey. Dr. Zalkowitz was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1977 and Rheumatology in 1981. He is a member of The Medical Society of Bergen County and the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Rheumatology. He started the Lupus Foundation of New Jersey in 1975 and gave lectures every five years on updates in the treatment and management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. He has been honored as one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors for the last 19 years and has been recognized by his peers as one of the top rheumatologists in the United States in 2011, 2016 and 2017. He has been honored to be in the Best Doctors in the Metropolitan Area and Inside New Jersey as a leading Rheumatologist and innovator in the field for many years. Dr. Zalkowitz is excited to start a rheumatology division to compliment the prestigious Kayal Orthopaedic and Chronic Pain Centers in Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock and Westwood, New Jersey. He has spent over 40 years helping people with complex rheumatologic problems. With his experience and knowledge he is looking forward to serving the community for many years to come."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zalkowitz "At the Kayal Rheumatology Center, Dr. Zalkowitz will continue to offer specialized services in auto-immune disorders such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, IgG4 syndrome, Myositis, and Systemic Sjogren's Syndrome, inflammatory arthritidies such as Gout and Pseudogout, and tick-borne disorders such as Lyme Disease and Ehrlichiosis."


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universite Catholique De Louvain, Faculte De Medecine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • St Marys Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Stamford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zalkowitz's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
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Hospitals where Dr. Zalkowitz has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center
703 Main St
Paterson, NJ 07503
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Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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