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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.
- Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
- New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Peninsula Hospital Center
- Plainview Hospital
- Rush University Medical Center GME
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"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%."Northwell Health Patient
"Dr. Bitterman is very nice, compassionate and knowledgeable. His plan of treatment worked and I felt better."Northwell Health Patient
"Professional & caring."Northwell Health Patient
"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."Northwell Health Patient
"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."Northwell Health Patient
"Very good."Northwell Health Patient
"Dr. Bitterman was clear, showed concern for my condition and wasted no time to make me feel better"Northwell Health Patient
"Dr Bitterman was excellent."Northwell Health Patient
"Dr.Bitterman was wonderful! it's very sad that there aren't many doctors like him."Northwell Health Patient
"He is very knowledgeable and explained everything to me very well."Northwell Health Patient
"He is a great doctor"Northwell Health Patient
"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."Northwell Health Patient
"Follow-up was needed and provided with positive results. Top notch care."Northwell Health Patient
"Dr. Bitterman is caring, friendly and very knowledgeable."Northwell Health Patient
"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"Northwell Health Patient
"I really like Dr. Bitterman and would recommend him to my peers!"Northwell Health Patient
"Overall excellent experience - professional, prompt email replies, office/staff very helpful - takes the time to "talk" to patient - Not just another "number.""Northwell Health Patient
"very nice dr. and very caring staff."Northwell Health Patient
"I will refer anyone i ever hear of needing an orthopedic doctor or surgery to Dr. Bitterman."Northwell Health Patient
"He said I may need fusion surgery on my ankle without explaining what fusion surgery entailed."Northwell Health Patient