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Melissa  Mascaro, M.D. completed her fellowship training in Primary Care Sports  Medicine at University of Connecticut under the direction of Thomas  Trojian M.D., Giselle Aerni, M.D., Robert Arcerio, M.D.,Tom  DeBeridino, Michael Joyce, M.D and the late Jeff Anderson M.D. She  served as team physician assisting  with the coverage of the University  of Connecticut athletics. She covered the UConn Huskies National  Championship Women's Basketball Team as well as the UConn Men's  Basketball Team. She has also provided coverage for various events  including MMA Fighting, freestyle ski jump competitions, Lake Placid  Ironman, NYC Marathon, 2013 Boston Marathon, and Big East Soccer  Tournaments and many other events.

Dr. Mascaro received her residency training in  Family Medicine at Hackensack Mountainside Family Medicine residency  where she served as academic chief resident. Prior to graduating from St  Matthew's University School of Medicine, BWI, she received a Bachelor  of Science in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University. Dr.  Mascaro is a former full-scholarship Division 1 gymnast from West  Virginia University where she was co captain of her NCAA team.


Dr. Mascaro has worked in private practice locally helping to  develop primary care sports medicine in the community. She has been named a “Top Doctor 2022” by NJ Monthly. 


With the constantly changing health care models,  she believes patients deserve individualized, flexible care designed to fit their schedule. This sometimes means virtual visits, prolonged visits, email  and phone access, annual physicals, and comprehensive wellness and  evaluations plans for the athletic season. With this in mind, she has  entered  private practice to focus on helping her patients meet  their underlying goal of achieving competitive excellence.


Her team coverage experience includes Seton Hall University Athletics, New Jersey City University, Montclair State University and Stevens  Institute of Technology Athletics. She has also worked with Montclair, Cranford and Nutley public schools.  She has assisted with coverage of  Rutgers Women's gymnastics and is a consultant physician for USA gymnastics. She covers events such as the Kellogg's Tour of Olympic  Gymnasts, P & G Championships, AT&T American Cup and other  qualifying competitions. She works with multiple local gyms  to provide  preventative and management of chronic injuries to recreational and  elite athletes alike.

She  is a certified ringside physician for USA Boxing and covers Golden  Gloves and Diamond Glove events.


She is  a Clinical Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University and St. Georges  School of Medicine. She has recently published book chapters and articles in  peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented research and given  instructional lectures at sports medicine meetings both nationally and  internationally. Most recently she was part of a team to publish   “Gymnastics Concussion Return to Play”  in November 2019.


Dr. Mascaro's research interests include the female  athlete as well as injury prevention in the adolescent athlete. She  spent time at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta working on  policy and legislature for Exercise is Medicine as a student.


Dr.  Mascaro performs diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound guided injections  and manages the conservative non operative treatment of sports medicine  injuries. She is a certified hyperbaric physician and former Medical Director  for Restorix Health. She is a member of the American Academy of  Family Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine,  American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, American College of  Sports Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.



Contact info:

Family and Sports Medicine Institute of NJ

33 Upper Overlook Road, Summit, New Jersey 07901

Phone (973) 798-8793



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Melissa Mascaro M.D., CAQSM - America's Top 50 Doctors - Sports Medicine - NJ

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