Joachim J. Tenuta, M.D.

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Joachim J. Tenuta, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (201 patient reviews and ratings)
Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Joachim Tenuta is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with primary interests in sports medicine and general orthopaedics.

Dr. Tenuta had an extensive career in the United States Army. His assignments included being an orthopaedic surgeon for the Army’s elite special operations detachment, as well as the chief of orthopaedics at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany, where he developed the facility to be the receiving point for all injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, he served as the medical operations commander in Afghanistan for the Western Region.

Dr. Tenuta spent a majority of his career at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, as a team physician and clinical instructor for the Army’s sports medicine fellowship program. He also served as deputy consultant to the Army’s Surgeon General and retired at the rank of Colonel.

“Dr. Tenuta (who is my hero!) took the time to listen and knew what the problem was. He did surgery on my knees and I cannot say enough good things about him. My last surgery on my shoulder has been a great experience too. When I went for the surgery everyone was very much on their game. Very professional, kind and loving! I felt very confident and secure. Can't say enough good things about these people. They are the best.”

– Mary R.

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“Dr. Tenuta is the best. Couldn't live without him!”

– Tera P.

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“Having visited the Bone and Joint Center several months prior for my Mother, I was impressed with the level of courtesy, care, concern and efficiency in which the center operates, from administration to patient care. Finding myself in need of these services a few short months later, I didn't think twice in requesting the referral to the Bone and Joint Center. I was seen by Dr. Tenuta, who advised me fully of my options regarding my injury (Rotator Cuff/BicepTendon tear repair), one option being surgery, which I elected to have done. The surgery was performed at the Center. The staff was friendly and accommodating and everything went as planned. I highly recommend the Bone and Joint Center, as well as Dr. Tenuta.”

– Joseph H.

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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science: United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • General Surgery Internship: Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons

Military Service

  • Combat Medical Badge, Ranger Task Force, Somalia
  • Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan
  • Army Surgeon General’s “A” Designator as Top Level Surgeon
  • Extremity War Injury Annual Symposium Member
  • Chief of Orthopaedics, Landstuhl Medical Center, Germany
  • Order of Military Medical Merit
  • Team Physician, United States Military Academy
  • Instructor, Army’s Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital

Team Affiliations

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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