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Northwell to provide medical care for Hofstra student-athletes


The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, part of New York State's largest health system, will coordinate and provide primary care along with orthopedic services for the more than 300 student-athletes at Hofstra University in 17 NCAA Division I sports, the health care provider and university announced today.

The agreement deepens the partnership between the two institutions, which includes the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies and Northwell's STARS Rehabilitation partnership with the athletic program. STARS has provided physical therapy to Hofstra athletes for more than four years. In addition, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra and Northwell recently announced a new agreement to provide free legal services for patients facing issues that contribute to poor health.

"Our Orthopedic Sports Medicine Team and the Northwell Orthopedic Institute are excited and proud to now serve the Hofstra University community and all of their student athletes," said Nicholas Sgaglione, MD, professor at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, chair of orthopaedics at Northwell Health and medical director of the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute. "We look forward to our long-term partnership and to delivering the highest level of quality health care. Our personal and innovative approaches to injury prevention, as well as the scientific pursuit of wellness and keeping athletes and all students healthy, will now be the basis of our synergistic collaboration with Hofstra University."

Dr. Sgaglione will lead the sports medicine team, which includes Russell Camhi, DO, who is athletics health care administrator/head team physician, along with Andrew Goodwillie, MD, Randy Cohn, MD, and Ashley Burlage, MD as a team of orthopedists.

"This is a transformational day for the Hofstra University Department of Athletics and the care of our student-athletes," said Rick Cole Jr., Hofstra director of athletics. "The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute is a leader in state-of-the-art rehabilitation and preventative care, and will provide Hofstra student-athletes with the most advanced and innovative medical treatment available. This partnership enhances our ability to give our student-athletes a first-class experience, and provide them every opportunity to excel in all aspects of their college career. We're excited to expand our relationship with a world-class health care provider such as Northwell, and look forward to a long and productive partnership with the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute."

Northwell's STARS Rehabilitation has agreements with Hofstra University, the NHL's New York Islanders, New York Lizards Major League Lacrosse team and several area high school athletic programs.

For more information about Northwell's sports medicine program, including booking an appointment, call 833-9-SPORTS or go to:

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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including 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 for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

About Hofstra Athletics
Hofstra University is home to 17 intercollegiate athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association and Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. These sports include Baseball, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men's & Women's Golf, Men's & Women's Lacrosse, Men's & Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's & Women's Tennis, Wrestling, and Volleyball. For more information on Hofstra Athletics please visit, the official online home for Pride Athletics.

Jason Molinet/Northwell Health
516-321-6705/[email protected]

Stephen Gorchov/Hofstra University
516-463-4933/[email protected]