About

About

Peter D. McCann, M.D. specializes in shoulder and elbow conditions and has practiced orthopedic surgery for over 30 years. He is Director of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Orthopedic Strategic Initiatives at Lenox Health Greenwich Village and holds the academic title of Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. McCann is board certified and trained under the leadership of Charles S. Neer II, MD, widely considered the father of modern shoulder surgery. He is a member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the premier international professional society dedicated to the study and treatment of shoulder and elbow problems, as well as Emeritus Editor in Chief of The American Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Orthopedic Association, the oldest professional organization dedicated to leadership and education in orthopedic surgery, and is a widely published educator with over 200 presentation and papers.

Dr. McCann has been sided as a high-quality physician in the annual New York Magazine Best Doctors list for many years and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation in 2011.

Dr. McCann's childhood interest in sports made orthopedic surgery a natural fit in his pursuit of career in medicine. As a former competitive swimmer, Jones Beach lifeguard, lacrosse and tennis player, he understands an athlete's need to remain fit and heal when injured. As a pianist, guitarist, and organist he also appreciates the physical demands that musicians place on the upper extremity. Dr. McCann places the highest priority on providing comprehensive and zed personalized service to his patients.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Orthopaedics - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Medical school

    • Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Residencies

    • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

    • St Vincents Hospital and Medical Center - NY

  • Internships

    • St Vincents Hospital and Medical Center - NY

  • Fellowships

    • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Affiliations

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09/28/2018
"Outstanding."
09/26/2018
"Dr. McCann was very helpful, providing me different options before going to surgery, recommending a cortisone shot, which has helped immensely."
09/25/2018
"Dr. McCann is probably the finest orthopedic surgeon in his field. The only one recommending a more conservative approach vs immediately recommending surgery."
09/20/2018
"It was an excellent experience."
09/19/2018
"Peter McCann is superb, I have and will continue to recommend him."
09/18/2018
"Love him."
09/15/2018
"very friendly, knowledgeablevery nice, professional and took his time to explain things so One can understand."
08/24/2018
"I appreciated the time Dr. McCann spent with me - I had been to a previous dr. and he gave me all of 5 min. so the fact that Dr. McCann spent a good amount of time with me made me feel like I was being treated by someone who wanted to help me & my condition."
08/22/2018
"Dr. McCann is pleasant and I trust him with whatever treatment he feels is best for my injury."
07/28/2018
"I've already recommended Dr. McCann to several people."
07/26/2018
"Amazing professional care. I felt very safe & cared for!"
07/23/2018
"Dr Mac Cann was amazing!! He really made me feel I was taken care of in the best possible way. I'm glad I had a chance to meet him and will definitely come back to him and will recommend him to my friends and family."
07/17/2018
"I would recommend all my friends to Dr. McCann and staff."
06/21/2018
"I have recommended Dr. McCann to many friends and relatives. He has provided me with the highest degree of care. All of those that I recommended came back and thanked me for my recommendation and were totally satisfied with his diagnosis and treatment."
06/05/2018
"Excellent provider. Professional, thorough, patient, and succinct."
05/21/2018
"Dr. McCann is a class act the best of best. Ten stars. Great doctor."
04/25/2018
"dr McCann is fantastic a great asset to your facility"
04/23/2018
"Dr. McCann explained things in simple terms and had a model of a shoulder. His language was easy to understand but he was not condescending."
04/16/2018
"Top notch in every way"
03/24/2018
"Great confidence with Dr. McCann."
03/23/2018
"I already recommended Dr. McCann to a friend."
03/21/2018
"I have recommended this doctor."
03/02/2018
"Peter is fantastic. My shoulder is improving."
12/05/2017
"Dr. Peter McCann is one of the best doctors I ever met."
10/28/2017
"Dr. McCann is the best."
10/12/2017
"McCann was FANTASTIC - I've already let my primary care (Bruce Yaffe) & orthopedic PA who recommended him to me know about my experiences strongly suggested they refer others to McCann."
09/29/2017
"Dr. McCann was excellent in every facet. Very patient explained very well, very caring. Everything you could want in a doctor."
09/20/2017
"I felt like I was in the hands of a time expert."
09/14/2017
"Dr. McCann was polite friendly and took time to carefully answer all of my questions. I have recommended Dr. McCann to other patients."

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