About

About

Adam D. Bitterman, DO is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is a foot and ankle specialist and has a focus in treating conditions of the lower leg. His clinical interests include arthritis of the foot and ankle, deformity correction, Achilles tendon disorders, and sports-related injuries to the ankle and foot. He is highly skilled in arthroscopic, minimally invasive, and open approaches for various conditions surrounding the lower foot and ankle.

Dr. Bitterman is a graduate of Binghamton University and pursued his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at North Shore-LIJ Plainview Orthopaedic Consortium before graduating from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois where he completed his foot and ankle fellowship training. While in Chicago, he worked along side the team physicians for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. Additionally, he won the Jorge A. Galante Research Fellow Award for his work on Achilles tendinosis.

Adam serves as the co-chair of the Research Committee for the Plainview Hospital Orthopaedic Residency program. His research interests include clinical outcomes after foot and ankle surgery, Achilles tendon pathology, patient comprehension and residency training. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles in orthopaedic journals and books chapters in orthopaedic textbooks. Dr. Bitterman has lectured to his peers as well as allied health professionals on various topics involving the lower extremity at local, regional and national meetings.

Dr. Bitterman s goal is to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient in order to relieve pain, restore function, improve one s quality of life and return them to their pre-injury state.

A native of Commack, born in Huntington Hospital, he is excited to return home and practice at the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute at Huntington.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • Plainview Hospital

  • Medical school

    • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Peninsula Hospital Center

    • Plainview Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • Rush University Medical Center GME

  • Affiliations

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10/25/2018
"I actually DO recommend Northwell to ppl I know seeking specific doctors!"
10/25/2018
"Dr. Bitterman was wonderful in every way you asked about."
10/25/2018
"Dr. Bitterman took time to sit with my daughter, assess her and listen to her. I was very happy with his explanations and his concern for getting Lauren back to gymnastics and soccer!"
09/20/2018
"Dr. Bitterman was very kind & caring!!! BTW... I've already recommend Dr. Bitterman several times... I was also there about 2 months ago. He treated my broken toe. "
09/19/2018
"Physician most interested in my care and is very communicative."
09/18/2018
"The doctor was more knowledgeable about my situation, than the podiatrist I saw previously. Dr. Bitterman thoroughly check my foot and my x-rays. I felt relieved that I had someone with a better idea about the situation, so I can solve my health problem. He came up with physical therapy and he would see me in two months! He was very professional."
09/17/2018
"All good!"
09/09/2018
"I have already recommended Dr. Bitterman."
08/25/2018
"Dr. Bitterman is truly a professional practitioner, and a pleasant person with a great demeanor and disposition."
08/22/2018
"One of the best "bedside manner" of a physician I've encountered in my 75 years."
08/06/2018
"excellent doctor, answered all my questions, clarified what I didn't understand, very patient in answering questions"
07/10/2018
"Dr. Bitterman is a young, kind and excellent physician. I would not hesitate to recommend him. and I have full confidence in his care."
06/22/2018
"Dr. Bitterman was caring and reassuring from the 1st mtng. at the hospital to the follow up appointments."
06/22/2018
"Dr. Bitterman is a very good doctor I am lucky to have him. He is very thorough and personable. He is knowledgeable and I feel confident about everything he tells me."
05/21/2018
"exceptional care, excellent"
05/21/2018
"already recommended your office to another co-worker"
05/18/2018
"Dr Bitterman is courteous and caring about my issues. He takes the time to explain my condition and treatment in detail and encourages discussion related to my injury and overall health. He is truly a professional and caring doctor."
03/20/2018
"Dr. was very good in all of the above questions. Excellent personality and very professional."
03/19/2018
"Dr. Bitterman was excellent. I have been to other specialists for the same issue, but he is a master. He identified the congenital condition and fully explained what is going on. It is a blessing that I discovered this practice."
03/03/2018
"Dr. Bitterman shows, explains and answers all of my questions. He shows concern & came up with a very simple excellent solution which has held off me having surgery."
02/05/2018
"Dr. Bitterman discusses everything in detail, used visuals, etc. He took his time and even interacted with my children. I chose Dr. Bitterman based on reviews of other patients and so far I agree with them 100%."
02/02/2018
"Dr. Bitterman is very nice, compassionate and knowledgeable. His plan of treatment worked and I felt better. "
12/21/2017
"Professional & caring."
09/25/2017
"I would say this was one of the most productive, most informative, and most reassuring medical visits I have ever had (and I have a lot of them!!!!) Absolutely recommending Dr B to friends and relatives."
07/25/2017
"Dr. Bitterman is the best. I would highly recommend him. He communicates very well and includes you in your health care decisions. Kind, caring, knowledgeable, efficient, etc."
07/19/2017
"Very good."
06/14/2017
"Dr. Bitterman was clear, showed concern for my condition and wasted no time to make me feel better"
05/23/2017
"Dr Bitterman was excellent."
05/15/2017
"Dr.Bitterman was wonderful! it's very sad that there aren't many doctors like him."
05/08/2017
"He is very knowledgeable and explained everything to me very well."
04/24/2017
"He is a great doctor"
04/10/2017
"Dr. Bitterman is a wonderful doctor. A great listener and seems genuinely interested in my pain levels and progress with mobility of my arm. I have already recommended him to 3 or 4 people."
03/28/2017
"Follow-up was needed and provided with positive results. Top notch care."
03/27/2017
"Dr. Bitterman is caring, friendly and very knowledgeable."
03/20/2017
"when you go to an emergency room it's the luck of the draw for a surgeon I drew the best. how lucky was i"
03/11/2017
"I really like Dr. Bitterman and would recommend him to my peers!"
02/10/2017
"Overall excellent experience - professional, prompt email replies, office/staff very helpful - takes the time to "talk" to patient - Not just another "number.""
02/09/2017
"very nice dr. and very caring staff."
12/12/2016
"I will refer anyone i ever hear of needing an orthopedic doctor or surgery to Dr. Bitterman."
11/05/2016
"He said I may need fusion surgery on my ankle without explaining what fusion surgery entailed."

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