Joseph Pio Valenza , MD

Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

(973) 731-3600

Kessler Institute For Rehab
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052

Overview

Dr. Joseph Valenza received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center Downstate and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. He also earned a Master’s of Structural/Biomedical Engineering from The Cooper Union in New York City. Dr. Valenza is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with additional sub-specialty certification in pain medicine. As a specialist in pain management, he treats individuals with a wide range of pain issues, including complex regional pain syndrome, repetitive motion disorders, and spinal cord injury. Dr. Valenza joined the Kessler Institute in 1996 as an outreach physiatrist and was appointed Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kessler’s former Great Falls and Cedar Grove centers. He also served as Director of the Electromyography Laboratory at West Hudson Hospital in Kearny, NJ and as a consultant at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth. In 1997, he was appointed Director of Pain Management and Clinical Chief at Kessler’s Chester campus and in 2000, he was named Director of Pain Management for the entire Kessler system. A 5th degree black belt, Dr. Valenza has a special interest in martial arts therapy for people with disabilities, focusing on wheelchair Tae Kwon Do. He teaches the martial arts skills to both able-bodied individuals and people with disabilities. He has published numerous studies in professional journals on martial arts therapy for individuals with disabilities and other subjects. He has also lectured extensively on pain management, wheelchair Tae Kwon Do and other subjects. Well-known as an expert in his field, the media often call upon Dr. Valenza to provide insight and information on a range of topics and he has appeared on numerous television programs. Dr. Valenza is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Pain Society, the Electrodiagnostic Medicine Association of New Jersey, the Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Management and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. In 2005, Dr. Valenza was awarded the Elizabeth Narcessian Award, which recognizes outstanding educational achievement in pain management. He has also been recognized as a leading physician in the Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians and is named to Who’s Who in Medicine and the Consumer’s Guide to Top Physicians.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 29 Years

Languages Spoken: German and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Suny Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1992

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Kessler Institute Of Rehabilitation At Chester
  • Kessler Institute For Rehabilitation
  • Kessler Institute For Rehabilitation

Specialties: Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Advantage EPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • AmeriHealth Advantage
  • AmeriHealth HMO, POS, DPOS
  • Amerihealth Hospital Advantage
  • Amerihealth Local Value Network - EPO - PPO MRF
  • Amerihealth Local Value Network EPO POS + PPO
  • Amerihealth Local Value Network HMO HMO + POS
  • Amerihealth Regional Pref Ntwk EPO POS + PPO
  • Amerihealth Regional Pref Ntwk HMO HMO + POS
  • Amerihealth Regional Preferred Network HMO, HMO+, POS, POS+ MRF
  • Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS PPO
  • Empire Blue Priority NY
  • Empire PPO
  • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • HMO Local Value
  • HMO Preferred
  • Horizon Advantage EPO
  • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
  • Horizon Direct Access
  • Horizon HMO
  • Horizon OMNIA
  • Horizon POS
  • Horizon PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Local Value
  • Local Value Network POS+
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Garden State
  • Oxford Health Garden State
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Metro
  • PHCS PPO
  • Regional Preferred
  • Regional Preferred POS+
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Valenza's Office Information

Fax: (973) 324-3686
Website: kessler-rehab.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Doctor Valenza's Other Office Information

Kessler Institute For Rehab
201 Pleasant Hill Rd
Chester, NJ 07930
(973) 252-6402

Fax:(973) 325-2641
Website:www.kessler-rehab.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Tue9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Wed9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thu9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fri9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Kessler Institute For Rehab
300 Market St
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
(201) 368-6000

Fax:(201) 136-8626
Website:kessler-rehab.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Kessler Institute For Rehabilitation
201 Pleasant Hill Rd
Chester, NJ 07930

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Kessler Institute For Rehabilitation
300 Market St
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A