Dr. Haselkorn

Causes of Wrist Pain
Dr. Haselkorn
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Alexander Haselkorn, M.D.

Alexander Haselkorn, M.D.

Alexander Haselkorn, M.D.

Live Chat with Dr. Haselkorn on WebMD.com
Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome are easy to get, but difficult to get rid of. Are wrist pads and ergonomic keyboards enough to avoid hurting yourself? Is surgery the only option for severe cases? On April 24, 2003 at 12:00 p.m. ET, WebMD.com discussed prevention and treatment options with Alexander Haselkorn, MD. Click here for the transcript of the live chat.

Alexander Haselkorn, M.D. has been in private practice in Paterson, New Jersey for more than 31 years. Originally he was trained as a General Surgeon at Albert Einstein/Bronx Municipal Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. He also had the opportunity to train with Alfred Swanson, a pioneer in hand surgery, who developed most of the techniques in reconstructive hand surgery. Dr. Haselkorn was a Swanson Hand Fellow at Blodget Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Haselkorn’s practice now is primarily devoted to the evaluation and treatment of hand and wrist problems. He has extensive experience treating hand injuries and deformities associated with arthritis, congenital anomalies, and nerve problems. At present, he is the chief of the Louis and Edith Haselkorn Hand Service at Barnert Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, which has the best-equipped center in northern New Jersey for treating hand and wrist problems, including operating room microscope and x-ray machines solely for wrists and hands. He also practices out of St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, and Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains, NJ. Dr. Haselkorn is capable of performing complex reconstructive procedures, joint replacements, and microscopic nerve repairs.

He also treats a large number of job-related injuries, including Repetitive Strain Injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, stenosing tenosynivitis (trigger fingers), and DeQuervain’s Disease (compression of tendons in the first dorsal compartment of the wrist).

Curriculum Vitae


bullet1961: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. B.A. in pre-medical and biological sciences.
bullet1961-65: Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. M.D. degree.
bullet1965-66: Albert Einstein-Bronx Mun. Hospital, NY. Surgical intern.
bullet1966-67: Albert Einstein-Bronx Mun. Hospital, NY Surgical resident.
bullet1967-70: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY. Surgical resident. Chief resident of surgery.
bulletNov. 1971: Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
bulletAug. 92-93: Swanson Fellow, Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI. Michigan State University

Professional Societies

bulletAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
bulletPassaic County Medical Society


bullet750 Broadway, Paterson, NJ Tel (973)279-8856
Occupational medicine. General, traumatic and hand surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

bulletNew Jersey: Barnert Hospital, Paterson; Barnert Hospital Hand Surgical Service; Beth Israel Hospital, Passaic
bulletNew Jersey: Chilton Hospital, Pompton Plains
bulletNew Jersey: St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic
bullet1983-85: Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Barnert Hospital
bullet1985-86: President, Medical Staff, Barnert
bullet1993-present: Chief, Section of Hand Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, Barnert
bullet1995-present: Dept. of Hand Surgery, Passaic Beth Israel Hospital
bullet1996: Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Barnert
bullet1996: Chief Section of Hand Surgery, Barnert Hospital, Paterson

Special Projects

Executive producer, writer, and featured performer in video “Say Goodbye to Wrist Pain”

Alexander Haselkorn, M.D., P.A.
Hand Surgery • Occupational Medicine • General & Traumatic Surgery
750 Broadway (Corner of E. 33rd St. & Broadway)
Paterson, New Jersey 07514

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