Dr. Vazquez is a native of northern New Jersey where he attended Queen of Peace High School and was the captain of the varsity tennis team. He completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology and Behavior. He attended John Hopkins University where he was awarded his Doctor of Medicine in 2003.

Dr. Vazquez has served as the team physician for many of the University of Southern California’s collegiate teams and is currently the head team physician for Stevens Institute of Technology and St. Thomas Aquinas. He is also the team orthopedist for the NJ Gladiators, a professional soccer club. He serves as by side doctor for USA Boxing and also participates with several Bergen County High Schools, including Pascack and Westwood.


He continued his studies at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he was a Resident from June 2003 to June 2008. After finishing his Residency, Dr Vazquez received specialty training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow Surgery as a Fellow at the University of Southern California studying under Dr. James Tibone and Dr. John Itamura. He also received specialized training in hip arthroscopy under Jason Snibbe, MD. He is the author of numerous research studies and papers detailing the treatment of a variety of sports injuries and is board certified in orthopedics.

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


Dr. Vazquez has particular proficiency in advanced arthroscopic procedures including the shoulder, elbow, and hip. He also specializes in shoulder and elbow trauma, joint reconstruction, and replacements including revisions. In addition, he has training in the latest techniques for total hip and knee replacements, including resurfacing and partial replacements. Procedures include:

  • Treatment of Fractures
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Labrum Repair
  • Patella Procedures
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Articular Cartilage Restoration
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Tenex®
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)

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