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Dr. Esformes graduated from New York University with bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He specializes in the practice of general orthopedics, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, total joint replacement, and reconstructive surgery.

He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified in Sports Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the Bergen County Medical Society, The New Jersey Medical Society, New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.


He completed his surgical internship and residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. At the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Esformes served his orthopedic surgery residency and was named as chief orthopedic resident. He was also Chief of Orthopedics at Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley from 2013-2015.

He was awarded an Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant for his research in tendon healing and holds a patent for an artificial elbow. Dr. Esformes was one of the first doctors in Bergen County to perform an allograft meniscal transplant. Castle Connolly lists Dr. Esformes as one of the “Top Doctors” in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Dr. Esformes was the Chief of Orthopedics at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley from 2013-2015 and is now the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at HUMCPV 2016 to present. He also has privileges at HackensackUMC in Hackensack, HackensackUMC at Mountainside in Montclair, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and Hudson Crossing Surgical Center in Fort Lee.


Procedures include:

  • Treatment of Fractures
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Patella Procedures
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement

Professional Organizations

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Bergen County Medical Society
  • The New Jersey Medical Society
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society


  • Castle Connolly
  • Top Doctor
  • Awarded for Research in Tendon Healing



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