University Orthopaedic Associates bids farewell to our esteemed colleague Dr. Michael Coyle who is retiring after 41 years of exemplary service at our practice. Over his long career, Dr. Coyle improved the lives of his patients, including performing well over 15,000 surgeries.
Dr. Coyle, a well-recognized and respected orthopaedic surgeon, specialized in the hand and upper extremity and was numerous times voted Top Doc by his patients and peers, including Best Doctors in America® for 14 years.
In addition to his practice at UOA, Dr. Coyle also served as a volunteer orthopaedic consultant for Rutgers University Athletics for 40 years, overseeing nearly 1,000 Rutgers athletes, including the football team, with another UOA orthopaedist, Dr. Charles Gatt, Jr. He was also a 25-year-member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.
During his tenure, he was a distinguished educator, serving as the Director of Hand Surgery at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for 35 years, from 1982 to the present. Through his medical school stewardship, he trained 135 orthopaedic residents.
Dr. Charles J. Gatt, Jr., has admirable praise for his colleague. “Dr. Coyle was an integral part of the orthopaedic surgery residency program for as long as anyone can remember. He always commanded excellence from the orthopaedic surgery residents. From interactions with patients to performance in the operating room, Dr. Coyle required attention to detail. Most of the graduates from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School admit to hearing Dr. Coyle’s voice in their heads while operating, always reminding them to accept nothing less than their best.”
Dr. Coyle served as past president of the N.Y. Society for Hand Surgery and was a 25-year member of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He was also a popular speaker, author and researcher who published numerous articles and book chapters.
Prior to his orthopaedic practice at UOA, Dr. Coyle proudly served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Army as a MASH general surgeon in Vietnam.
UOA is grateful for the service of Dr. Coyle and congratulates him on an extraordinary career.Leave a reply →