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Dr. Giuffrida is a native of Bergen County, born in Hackensack Hospital. She attended Duke University, earning a degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. Next, she continued on to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where she received her MD.


Her Orthopedic Surgery Residency was completed at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital, one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma Centers in the nation. She returned to the Northeast to complete her Fellowship Training in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where she trained in cutting edge surgical and nonsurgical treatment modalities for a myriad of hand and upper extremity disorders. She is board certified in orthopedics.

Dr. Giuffrida has privileges at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood, HackensackUMC at Mountainside in Montclair, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and at Hudson Crossing Surgical Center in Fort Lee.


Dr Giuffrida treats a variety of hand, wrist and elbow ailments such as strains and fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, ligament/TFCC tears, Ganglion cysts as well as sports related conditions like tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.

She performs:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Total Reconstruction
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Joint Replacement
  • Ligament Repair
  • Treatment of Fractures



Michael L. Gross, MD
Sports Medicine

Thomas K. John, MD
Joint Replacement

Oscar Vazquez, MD
Sports Medicine

Richard D. Rhim, MD
Spine Surgery

Ira Esformes, MD
General Orthopedics

Michael T. Benke, MD
Sports Medicine

John F. Mendes, MD
General Orthopedics

Mark D. Chase, MD
General Orthopedics

Raghu Maddela, MD, MPH
Non-Operative Spine Care

Carissa Meyer, MD
Hand & Wrist

Ralph Napoli, DPM
Foot & Ankle

James C. Natalicchio, MD
Back & Neck

A. Ylenia Giuffrida, MD
Hand, Wrist & Elbow