Dr. Lager is a Board Certified, Sports Medicine Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon. In 2012 he received his subspecialty certfication from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery for Sports Medicine, joining a select number of distinguished Sports Medicine specialists in the United States.
Dr. Lager's interests include arthroscopy and the management of sports-related and severe traumatic injuries for children and adults. His patients range from elite level and professional athletes to "weekend warriors." He treats mild ankle sprains to multi-fracture trauma victims.
Dr. Lager prefers arthroscopic surgical procedures over "open" procedures for several reasons:
smaller incisions cause less trauma to tissue and produce less pain
surgeries are "same day" procedures
patients have quicker recoveries and can begin rehab faster
Dr. Lager completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore where he was a member of the medical staff for the Baltimore Ravens and served as the primary physician for several Division I college and high school teams. Since then, he was the head physician for the New Jersy All-Star High School Football game for 3 years. Dr. Lager continues to work with several local high schools.
Dr. Lager has published several Sports Medicine articles and received the NCAA Award for Women's Lacrosse Injuries from the the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is currently involved in research regarding concussions.
Dr. Lager has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2008 (Board Certified) and in March 2010 was elected to Fellowship of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He completeted his Orthopedic residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
Medical School - George Washington University
Union Memorial Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery