Northwell Announces Affiliation Agreement With Acclaimed Orthopaedic Institute

Northwell Health has signed a strategic affiliation agreement with the Rothman Institute, one of the nation’s largest, most-prestigious orthopaedic practices.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rothman Institute is known internationally as a preeminent orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice, with more than 25 locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including two orthopaedic urgent care clinics.  Rothman Institute is recognized for their innovative treatment methods, research, education and technology.

The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute will be working with Rothman Institute to develop centers of excellence for orthopaedic care in the New York Metropolitan area, including Manhattan.

“We’re excited about the affiliation with the Rothman Institute,” said Nicholas Sgaglione, MD, chair of orthopedics at Northwell Health. “The affiliation will bring together two nimble, forward-thinking organizations that emphasize high-quality care. We also look forward to working with the Rothman Institute to co-brand various marketing initiatives, the ongoing recruitment of top-level physicians, joint research, and tracking and measuring patient outcomes.”  

“We look forward to joining the Northwell Health family,” said Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, president of Rothman Institute, Richard H. Rothman Professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and professor of neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. “This agreement expands Rothman Institute’s footprint into New York City and the surrounding suburbs. We are looking forward to bringing our excellent musculoskeletal care to Northwell Health’s communities and patients now and for years to come.”


About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 550 outpatient practices. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and nearly 3,400 physicians, including nearly 2,700 members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

About Rothman Institute
Rothman Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 25 locations in the Philadelphia-region, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, NJ and Limerick, PA.

With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and  rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment  methods, research, education and technology. Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers, as well as over 40 college and high school teams. For more information about Rothman Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit

Terry Lynam/Northwell
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Rick Cushman/Rothman Institute
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