Joseph T. Barmakian, MD

Barmakian, Joseph T., MD


Orthopedics; Hand Surgery

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Chemistry, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA


With Honors, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, NJ


Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

Board Certifications:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery With Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand


Orthopedic Surgery, Chief Resident/Junior Anne C. Kane Fellow, The New York Orthopaedic Hospital/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY


Hand Surgery, The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY

Affiliations, Associations, and Partnerships:

Overlook Medical Center

Before joining Summit Medical Group, Joseph T. Barmakian, MD, practiced privately for 18 years with the Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Center in Westfield and Metuchen, New Jersey. His expertise includes surgery of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder.

Dr. Barmakian is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, Union County Medical Society, Medical Society of New Jersey, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is the author of articles and abstracts that are published in Journal of Hand Surgery. He also has delivered local and national invited presentations in his field.

A native of Chatham, New Jersey, Dr. Barmakian's fascination with the anatomy and function of the hand sparked his interest in hand and upper extremity surgery. He believes the hand is a wonder of natural engineering that depends on its link to the elbow and shoulder to function properly. He says, "the best treatment should include a thorough examination, explanation of the diagnosis, review of treatment options, and individualized care." He notes that treatment options must "fit the patient's particular functional needs. A musician, for example," he says, "has different needs than a construction worker."

Dr. Barmakian has been featured in the New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctors," Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors," and Castle Connolly "Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area" listings. His Castle Connolly listings have been reprinted in US News and World Report and Inside Jersey.

When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Barmakian enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 sons.