R. John Naranja Jr.

r j naranja jr, personal injury attorney, md. diller law, p.c.

15 Court Square, Suite 800
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-523-7771
Email: drjohn@dillerlaw.com

Associate

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts, 2014

EDUCATION

B.S., Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Cum Laude

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

  • Cum Laude
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • DeForest Willard Award for Top Resident Distinction

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Northeastern University Law Journal



RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

United States Air Force Active Duty Service, Major, Orthopaedic Surgeon, 1997-2001

Northern Maine Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgeon, 2001-2009

Experience as the Team Physician for the University of Maine at Fort Kent Sports Programs

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Boston Bar Association

Dr. Naranja received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University in 1988 and his medical degree from Georgetown in 1992. He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Following his residency, he served as an orthopaedic surgeon and officer in the United States Air Force with an honorable discharged in 2001. Subsequently, he relocated to Northern Maine where he had an orthopaedic practice seeing a wide spectrum of orthopaedic trauma, degenerative conditions, occupational impairments and sports-related injuries.

Dr. Naranja then decided to extend his skills by earning his law degree at Northeastern University. While there, he earned a number of distinctions, including:

  • 1st Place American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition
  • 1st Place International Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition
  • Best Brief, INTLA Moot Court Regional Competition
  • Publication: MG. Bennett, RJ Naranja, “Getting Nano Tattoos Right: A Checklist of Legal and Ethical Hurdles for an Emerging Nanomedical Technology,” 9(6) Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 729-31 (August 2013);

Dr. Naranja strives to combine the skills he has acquired as a physician with those of his legal education to provide competent and comprehensive legal advice to his personal injury clients.

Selected Medical Experiences

Back and Spine

Experience in the diagnosis and treatment (including surgery) for neck pain, back pain, herniated discs and compression fractures of the spine.

Related publication in the medical literature:

  • Naranja RJ, Vresilovic EJ. “Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Instability in Degenerative Conditions of the Lumbar Spine” in Seminars in Spine Surgery ed SW Wiesel and SD Boden; Guest editor RJ Wisneski. 1996 8:261-265
  • Jeff Silber, Rick Placide, Max Cohen, R. John Naranja, and Edward Vresilovic, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery for Thoracic Vertebral Biopsy The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 13: 65–69, 2000
  • Torg JS, Naranja RJ, Pavlov H, Galinat BJ, Warren R, Stine R. “The Relationship of Developmental Cervical Spinal Canal Narrowing to Football Injuries Resulting in Reversible and Irreversible Cord Injury: An Epidemiologic Study” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1996 78A: 1308-1314
  • Torg JS, Corcoran TA, Thibault LE, Pavlov H, Sennett BJ, Naranja RJ, Priano S. “Cervical cord Neurapraxia: Classification, Pathomechanics, Morbidity, and Management Guidelines” Journal of Neurosurgery 1997 87:843-850

MRI and Diagnostic Imaging

Experience in evaluating a wide range of diagnostic modalities, including xrays, CT scans, MRI’s and bone scans.

Related publication in the medical literature:

  • Rubin D, Naranja RJ, Kitay G, Kneeland B “Flexor Tendon Tears in the Hand: Use of MR Imaging to Diagnose Degree of Injury in a Cadaver Model” American Journal of Roentgen logy 1995 166: 615-620

Shoulder

Experience in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder dysfunction including treatment with injections, shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder reconstruction.

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Williams, GR; Naranja, RJ; Klimkiewicz, J; Karduna, A; Iannotti, JP; Ramsey, M; “The Floating Shoulder: A Biomechanical Basis for Classification and Management” The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 2001; 83:1182-1187
  • Naranja RJ, Iannotti JP, Gartsman GM. “Complications Related to Rotator Cuff Surgery” in Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Shoulder and Elbow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL 1998
  • Naranja RJ, Iannotti JP. “Evaluation and Treatment of the Painful Shoulder After Rotator Cuff –Related Surgery” in University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 1997 10:12-17
  • Naranja RJ, Iannotti JP. “Evaluation and Treatment of Three- and Four- Part Displaced Proximal Humeral Fractures” in Journal of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1999
  • Iannotti JP, Naranja RJ, Gartsman GM. “Surgical Treatment of Intact Cuff and Repairable Cuff Defects: Arthroscopic and Open Techniques” in Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Shoulder and Elbow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL 1998
  • Naranja RJ, Iannotti JP. “Complications of Rotator Cuff Surgery” in The Rotator Cuff and Its Disorders 2nd Edition, Ed JP Iannotti, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL 1998
  • Naranja RJ, Iannotti JP. “Deltoid Injuries in the Evaluation and Treatment of Failed Rotator Cuff Repairs” in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, Ed Evan Flatow, 1999
  • Naranja RJ, Iannotti JP. “Surgical Options in the Treatment of Glenohumeral Arthritis” in Seminars in Arthroplasty series ed. R. Fitzgerald; section editor s Peterssen . 1995 6: 204-213
  • Iannotti JP, Naranja RJ. “Surgical Management of Glenohumeral Arthritis in the Young and Active Patient” in Complex and Revision Problems in Shoulder Surgery ed JJP Warner, JP Iannotti and C Gerber. Chapter 23. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia 1997
  • Naranja RJ, Iannotti, JP. “Surgical Arthrodesis of the Sternomanubrial Joint in a Patient with Psoriatic Arthritis: Four Year Results” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 1995

Trauma

Experience in the diagnosis, treatment and surgical intervention for a broad spectrum of traumatic conditions, including fractures, dislocations, and motor vehicle trauma.

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Beredjiklian PK, Naranja RJ, Esterhai JL, Heppenstall RB , Brighton CT. “Results and Treatment of Subtrochanteric Femur Fracture Nonunion” Orthopaedic Transactions Vol 19 (2): 488-489; 1995
  • Naranja RJ, Beredjiklian PK, Esterhai JL, Heppenstall RB, Brighton CT. “Results of Treatment of 117 Patients with Femoral Shaft Fracture Nonunion” Orthopaedic Transactions Vol 19 (2): 526-527;1995

Hand and Wrist Disorders

Experience in the diagnosis, treatment and surgical intervention for such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve entrapments, tendon injuries and sprains and strains.

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Naranja RJ, Bozentka DJ, Partington MT, Bora FW. “Radiocarpal Dislocation: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature” American Journal of Orthopaedics 1998 27:141-144

Knee Arthritis, Degenerative Conditions, Sports Injuries and Trauma

Experience in the diagnosis, treatment and surgical intervention for such conditions as ACL tears, meniscal tears, ligament injuries, patellofemoral syndrome and tibial plateau fractures.

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Naranja RJ, Corsetti J, Kuhlman JR, Torg JS. “In Search of the Holy Grail: A Century of Attempts at Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament” American Journal of Orthopaedics 1998
  • Naranja RJ, Pagnano MW, Hanssen AD, Lotke PA. “Long Term Evaluation of Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Previously Ankylosed or Arthrodesed Knee” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1996 331: 234-237
  • Naranja RJ, Torg JS, Kuhlman JR, Reilly PJ, Haut E. “Long Term Evaluation of the Combined Elmslie-Trillat/Maquet Procedure for Patellar Dysfunction” American Journal of Sports Medicine 1996 24:779-784
  • Naranja RJ, Kuhlman JR, Glasgow S. “Posterior Knee Dislocation Associated with Patellar Tendon Rupture: A Case Report”. Contemporary Orthopaedics 1995 31:251-254

Foot and Ankle

Experience in the diagnosis, treatment and surgical intervention for such conditions as ankle DJD, loose bodies, ankle fractures, ankle sprains and foot fractures.

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Naranja RJ, Monaghan BM, Okereke E, Willaims GR. “Open Medial Subtalar Dislocation Associated with Fracture of the Posterior Process of the Talus: A Case Report”. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 1996 10:142-144
  • Glasgow M, Naranja RJ, Glasgow S, Torg JS. “Failure of Surgical Management of Fractures of the Base of the Fifth Metatarsal: The Jones’ Fracture.” Foot and Ankle 1996: 17: 449-457
  • Esterhai JL, Wright DG, Rocca AL, Naranja RJ, Beredjiklian PK, Heppenstall RB. “Tibiotalar Fusion Technique Affects Patient Quality of Life During Care”. Orthopaedic Transactions Vol 18 (3): 821; 1994

Wound Care

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Naranja RJ, Chan P, Esterhai JL, Heppenstall RB. “Analysis of Hospital Days After Wound Closure for Fasciotomy: Delayed Primary Closure versus Split Thickness Skin Graft” Techniques in Orthopaedics 1997 12:90-91

Bleeding Disorders

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Chan P, Naranja RJ, High K, Esterhai JL, Heppenstall RB. “Treatment of Compartment Syndrome in Patients With Altered States of Coagulation” Techniques in Orthopaedics 1997 12:90-91
  • Naranja RJ, Chan P, High K, Esterhai JL, Heppenstall RB. “Treatment Considerations in Patients with Compartment Syndrome and an Inherited Bleeding Disorder” Orthopedics 1997 20:706-709
  • Chan PSH, Naranja RJ, Klimkiewicz JJ, Heppenstall RB. “Compartment Syndrome following Isolated Perfusion of the Leg: A Case Report” American Journal of Orthopaedics 1997 26:369-370

Pediatric Disorders

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Naranja RJ, Gregg JR, Dormans JP, Drummond DS, Davidson RS, Hahn M. “Pediatric Fracture Without Radiographic Abnormality: Description and Significance” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1997 26:426-427

Intensive Care Unit

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Vresilovic EJ, Naranja RJ. “Musculoskeletal Considerations in the ICU Patient” in The Intensive Care Unit Manual ed Hansen. 1999

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Related publications in the medical literature:

  • Naranja RJ, Plancher KD. “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty” in MasterCases in Hand and Wrist Surgery ed B Sennett & K Plancher, 1999
  • Naranja RJ, Plancher KD. “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis” in MasterCases in Hand and Wrist Surgery ed B Sennett & K Plancher, 1999
  • Naranja RJ, Plancher KD. “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Distal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis” in MasterCases in Hand and Wrist Surgery ed B Sennett & K Plancher 1999

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