Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD

Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
(7)
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Dr. Dhanaraj graduated from the University of California, Berkeley's Molecular and Cell Biology program with an emphasis in Cellular Developmental Biology. He also holds a Master's of Science degree in Public Health from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. A native of the state of Texas, Dr. Dhanaraj returned home to obtain his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After medical school, Dr. Dhanaraj completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. While there, he gained extensive experience working with athletes from the high school to collegiate level in sports ranging from professional ballet to the NHL. In addition, he is experienced in complex orthopaedic trauma having trained at Manhattan's famed Bellevue Hospital and other Level-I trauma centers throughout New York City. Dr. Dhanaraj went on to complete an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System in Philadelphia, PA. This fellowship, combined with experience working with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), allowed Dr. Dhanaraj to become skilled at arthroscopic techniques in both adults and children. As a former collegiate Judo athlete, Dr. Dhanaraj has always had a personal interest in the various conditions affecting athletes. His clinical specialties are shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle arthroscopy, as well as fracture care. He has also authored peer-reviewed journal articles and medical writings on various topics including shoulder labral repair, and regularly speaks at national scientific and medical forums on arthroscopy and athletic ailments.

5 Plainsboro Rd Ste 100

Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Contact Information

(609) 750-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Dr. Dhanaraj's Experience

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Dr. Dhanaraj's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations

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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.

Education

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Nyu Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Childrens Hospital/University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Tulane University Sch Ph-Tm
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dhanaraj has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • New Jersey State Athletic Commission Ringside Physician, Member
  • Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center Medical Advisory Board, Member
  • Principal Reviewer American Journal of Sports Medicine, Member

Dr. Dhanaraj's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dhanaraj to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Dhanaraj's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Princeton Junction, NJ |
Dr. Dhanaraj operated on my severe injury - a broken femur. Dr. Dhanaraj posses the rare quality of being an excellent surgeon combined with superior bed side manner not to mention the bonus of good looks:) Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dr. Dhanaraj. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jason Nagy PA-C for his care and patience. Remi
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University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
1 Plainsboro Rd
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
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