Julie M. Keller, M.D.

Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Keller is an orthopaedic trauma and post-trauma reconstruction specialist. Dr. Keller’s practice focuses on the care of acute traumatic injuries, including polytrauma, periarticular fractures and pelvic and acetabular injuries. In addition, she treats the complex sequelae and long term disabilities associated with these injuries, such as non-unions, malunion, functional deficits and pain.

About Dr. Keller

Dr. Keller received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed her residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. She completed her trauma fellowship training at the renowned RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Keller is Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), The Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma (FOT) and Orthopaedics Overseas (HVO). She is a faculty member of AO North America, a trauma society dedicated to the education of orthopaedic residents and the advancement of fracture care, and a course instructor for the AAOS, OTA and FOT.

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Dr. Keller also enjoys teaching residents and colleagues at seminars and labs and is dedicated to orthopaedic education and care in underserved areas. She travels abroad with Orthopaedics Overseas as often as she can, most recently to Moshi, Tanzania. Dr. Keller is a native of Des Moines, Iowa, and outside of work she enjoys running with her dog, cycling, pilates, traveling and cooking.

  • Education:

    • Undergraduate:

      University of Michigan
      Ann Arbor, MI

    • Medical:

      Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
      New York, NY

  • Training:

    • Orthopaedic Surgery Internship:

      Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
      New York, NY

    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:

      Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
      New York, NY

    • Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship:

      R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
      Baltimore, MD

  • Professional

    • Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma (FOT)
    • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO)/AO Trauma
    • Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA)
    • Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO)
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Awards

    • Vitals.com Patient’s Choice Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Vitals.com Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2015
    • NJ Monthly Top Doc 2016, 2017
    • Bergen County Top Doctor 2018
    • 201 Magazine Top Doctor 2018


Best Doctor in the world. After breaking my knee as a top athlete, I placed all my trust in Dr. Keller and it was the greatest decision of my life. She is the brightest, kindest & most dexterous, professional I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. From pre-op to post-op, my profoundly immense admiration of Dr. Keller has willed me to write this review because she is unquestionably the best option for those in need of one.

- Michael A.
June 03, 2020

Dr. Keller, Rebecca and staff are amazing. I fractured both of my hip sockets (acetabulum) in a mountain biking accident. My left hip required open reduction internal fixation surgery. She did such a great job that 3 days after the surgery I didn’t need any pain medication. I was on crutches for 3 (long) months. It’s been 4 months since the surgery and I feel great. I’m so glad I found Dr. Keller.

- Mike C.
Aug 01, 2021

Fantastic! She is very patient, answers all of my questions, and takes her time with all of your concerns. I would definitely continue as her patient and refer her to others.

- Zaahily P.
Sep. 18, 2020

After seeing several doctors in both New Jersey and New York, Dr Keller was the only doctor to correctly diagnose me. She referred me to a spine surgeon and, after 15 months of severe pain, there is finally a plan in motion. Surgery will involve both the spine surgeon and Dr Keller. I have the utmost confidence in both doctors and I owe Dr Keller a debt of gratitude.

- Arlene T.
Sep. 03, 2021


Dr. Keller combines remarkable surgical skills with caring, compassionate patient care. Her pre-surgical demeanor was professional yet personal. She demonstrated interest not just in the patient but in the person. For office follow-up visits, the staff was courteous, helpful and efficient. I would highly recommend her.

May 30, 2018

Amazing doctor. My mother had to have multiple surgeries and be in bed for months. Dr. Keller did a spectacular job. My mother can walk again!! We are forever grateful!!!

- D. Paw
June 10, 2018

Dr. Keller is most likely the only doctor who can put Humpty Dumpty back together again. She is a fantastic surgeon and really makes you feel comfortable under her care.

- Mike S.
April 25, 2017

Very knowledgeable and is very thorough with diagnosis.

- Justin Park
June 14, 2017

Amazing doctor and staff! I was in an accident and feel lucky to have gotten on her rotation at Hackensack UMC. Her staff was always friendly and caring. They were quick to return phone calls and help in any way they could. Dr. Keller did an amazing job fixing me up. She took her time explaining what was going on and answering any and all my questions. She took the worst experience of my life and made it easier. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an above and beyond doctor!!!!

- Jessica Silver
April 4, 2017