Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwell Health

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwell Health

About us

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell offers a five year residency program in orthopaedic surgery. 

The residency provides a comprehensive onsite experience in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery with a strong emphasis in basic science and clinical research. We are fortunate to have nationally recognized clinicians in all surgical subspecialties including sports medicine, shoulder, spine, adult primary and revision reconstruction, hand surgery, pediatric surgery, trauma, foot and ankle, and orthopaedic oncology.

Our residents receive education in Orthopaedic Oncology and bone tumors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  for further experience in neoplasm of the musculoskeletal system. Long Island Jewish Medical Center/North Shore University Hospital residents obtain fellowships in the most prestigious orthopaedic programs in the country and many pursue practices in academic or academic affiliated programs after fellowship.

About the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Located at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is the tertiary orthopaedic department for these two major academic orthopaedic centers on Long Island. 

Our 6200-square-foot, state-of-the-art Bioskills Education Center brings the latest operative techniques to our residents supporting their surgical training. The Bioskills laboratory is on the Long Island Jewish Medical Center campus, providing extraordinary opportunities for resident surgical skill education, cadaveric research and anatomy projects and orthopaedic technique development.  

High volume for extensive experience
Through the Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, residents will obtain extensive, hands-on experience within a variety of high-volume programs and centers throughout Northwell Health. 

  • Our Research Program is recognized nationally for soft tissue and cartilage research, including viral vector biology.
  • Our Sports Medicine Program treats athletes of all ages and competitive levels and includes team physicians for the New York Islanders Hockey Team, New York Cosmos Soccer League, the ATP Association of Tennis Professionals, the United States Davis Cup Tennis Team, the Long Island Ducks minor league baseball team and the New York Lizards Lacrosse Team. In addition, many of our attending physicians serve as team physicians and consultants for local colleges and high school athletes including the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
  • Our Adult Reconstruction Division receives referrals from all over Long Island. We perform over 1,000 primary and revision joint replacements each year and offer robotic surgery for those patients who would benefit from it.
  • The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery located at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is the largest freestanding pediatric hospital on Long Island and in the metropolitan area. It is a tertiary referral center for pediatric orthopaedic surgery from around the tri-state area. Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center for pediatric patients.
  • The Hand Division provides extensive exposure to hand disorders both in the hospital and private office setting.
  • The Trauma Division is extremely busy providing state-of-the-art orthopaedic care. North Shore University Hospital is our Level I Trauma Center with over 50,000 patient visits a year.

Application process

If you are interested in the Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, please apply via ERAS, the electronic residency application service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Your application must contain the following:

  • Common application
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Two (minimum) to four (maximum) letters of recommendation. One letter from a program director/chairman is preferred.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photo (optional)

The application deadline is October 1. Completed files will be evaluated by the program director and the faculty.

Those who are qualified will be invited to attend one of the interview sessions, where each candidate will be interviewed by a committee consisting of hospital- and community-based physicians, the chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the chief residents. Candidates will be provided a tour of Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital, the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at North Shore University Hospital and the Bioskills Education Center. 

Candidates are ranked and the rank order list will be submitted to the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program). Upon completion of the match in March, the department will be notified of the residents who have matched in this program. Residents entering the program must sign a contract and a letter of agreement.

Each resident must participate in an orientation program just prior to the start of the academic year, July 1. At that time, each resident will be provided with a current house staff manual which outlines the policies, procedures, rules and regulations governing the residency program. Residents are encouraged to communicate any problems, questions or concerns with the program director and chairman of the department. 

Faculty

Nicholas A. Sgaglione, MD

  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery - Research & Education, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Thomas Michael Mauri, MD

  • Chief of Division - Spine Surgery of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jeff Scott Silber, MD, DC

  • Associate Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief of Division - Spine Surgery of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Lewis Behr Lane, MD

  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Stanley Edwin Asnis, MD

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Steven Eric Rokito, MD

  • Chief of Division - Sports Medicine of Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Francisco Javier Laplaza, MD

Vijay Jude Rasquinha, MD

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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John Edward Morrison, MD

Rohit Binod Verma, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Ariel Tenny Goldman, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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David K. Galos, MD

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

  • Chief - Chief of Musculoskeletal Oncology of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief - Chief of Musculoskeletal Oncology of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Richard M. Bochner, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Andrew David Goodwillie, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Terry David Amaral, MD

David Allen Essig, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jon-Paul DiMauro, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Kate Wikins Nellans, MD, MPH

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

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

  • Chief - Spinal Deformity Surgery and Ped Ortho of Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedics, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
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Geoffrey Isaac Phillips, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Howard Joel Goodman, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Jonathan Robert Danoff, MD

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

  • Director of Orthopaedic Research,
    North Shore University Hospital Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
  • Director of Research Services,
    North Shore University Hospital Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
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Marlena McGill, BS

  • Senior Coordinator Research and Education, Orthopaedic Surgery,
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
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Janice A. Vetrano, M.S.

  • Administrative Director,
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Residency Program Administrator, Orthopaedic Surgery,
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
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Residency life

Housing
All residents must complete an application for hospital housing which is managed by the residency program administrator for orthopaedic surgery. If housing is not available, you will be eligible for a monthly housing stipend.

  • Meal allowance: Orthopaedic residents take “in-house” calls and are therefore provided with a monthly meal allowance. 
  • Chief resident stipend: Chief residents receive a $1,500 annual stipend.
  • Parking: Free parking is available to all residents either in the employee parking garage or in the visitor garage for chief residents.
  • Salaries and benefits: Salaries and fringe benefits at Northwell are extremely competitive with other programs in the area. 

Resident events

  • Resident interview social: Spend an evening in a “meet and greet” with prospective residents at an informal event enjoying food and drinks as we showcase our program.
  • Alumni Association cocktail party at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting: Residents attending the AAOS annual meeting enjoy an evening with former residents and current faculty with food and cocktails as they meet old friends and make new ones.
  • Visiting professor dinners: Throughout the academic year, the department hosts many visiting professors from all over the country at Grand Rounds. This is often preceded by a dinner the evening prior with residents, faculty and our visiting professor.
  • Annual Alumni Day research day: Every June the department invites former alumni to return to Long Island Jewish Medical Center for a day of research and reminiscing. The current residents present their research to faculty and alumni hoping to achieve the distinction of “best paper.” A keynote speaker from the alumni shares his or her knowledge with our residents before cocktails and dinner.
  • Resident graduation: This is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating chiefs and meet their families while enjoying cocktails and dinner.
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center/North Shore University Hospital holiday parties: Residents and their families are invited to attend several holiday events with faculty and staff.

Research

Orthopaedic research laboratory
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) is led by Daniel A. Grande, PhD, and is located within the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at the North Shore University Hospital campus. The ORL has been supporting orthopaedic research and education for over 27 years. It is a full-service laboratory that gives medical students, residents and attending physicians the opportunity to conduct basic science research on topics such as cartilage repair, fracture repair, 3D bioprinting, biomechanics, tendon biology and repair, stem cells and orthobiologics.

Dr. Grande is a senior investigator with extensive experience in the field of orthopaedics. He has authored over 100 peer review publications, speaks at conferences internationally, and is currently treasurer of the International Cartilage Repair Society [ICRS].

Research opportunities
The ORL has a summer internship program for medical students who wish to do orthopaedic research in preparation for orthopaedic surgery residency applications. This internship is strongly encouraged for medical students from our program who are interested in orthopaedic surgery as a career goal. Applications can be found on the Feinstein Institute’s website in early December for acceptance into the program for the following summer. 

Orthopaedic residents in our program perform two research rotations in their postgraduate year two (PGY-2) and postgraduate year three (PGY-3). They are required to present their research each year at our department’s annual alumni day. The ORL strives to tailor the residents’ research projects to support their applications to subspecialty fellowship programs.

Alumni

2017
Jonathan Berkowitz, MD
Sports medicine
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI)
(Richard Ferkel, MD)

Charles Ekstein, MD
Hand surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
(Edward Athanasian, MD)

Sandeep Pandit, MD
Joint reconstruction
University of California San Diego
(Francisco Gonzalez, MD)

Sarav Shah, MD
Sports medicine
New England Baptist Hospital Program
(Mark Steiner, MD

2016
Ashley Burlage, MD
Hand surgery
New York University (NYU) Hospital for Joint Diseases
(Martin Posner, MD)

Adam Gitlin, MD
Trauma
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
(Mark Reilly, MD)

Adam Graver, MD
Hand
Tufts Medical Center
(Charles Cassidy, MD)

Ryan Michels, MD
Trauma
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 
(Adam Starr, MD)

2015
Stelios Koutsoumbelis, MD
Spine surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
(Andrew Sama, MD)

Kevin Myers, MD
Sports medicine
Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
(James Andrews, MD)

Alexander Richter, MD
Spine surgery
Hoag Orthopaedic Institute
(Jeremy Smith, MD)

Mikael Starecki, MD
Hand surgery
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
(Martin Posner, MD)

2014
Noah Chinitz, MD
Foot and ankle
Baylor University Medical Center
(James Brodsky, MD)
 
Thomas LaPorta, MD
Sports medicine
Andrews Research and Education Institute
(James Andrews, MD)
                          
William Wang, MD
Foot and ankle
University of California Irvine
(Steven Ross, MD)
                                                                                     
2013
Stephen Cummings, MD
Adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
(Kenneth Gustke, MD) 
 
Michael Gott, MD 
Sports medicine
Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center     (James Andrews, MD) 
 
Brian Kincaid, MD
Hand surgery 
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
(Martin Posner, MD)
 
2012
Michael Ast, MD
Adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery
 Hospital for Special Surgery  
(Mathias Bostrom, MD) 
 
Matthew Goldstein, MD
Spine surgery
San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
(Behrooz Akbarnia, MD) 
 
Flo Edobor-Osula, MD
Pediatric orthopaedic surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery 
(John Blanco, MD)
 
2011
Eli Chen, MD
Sports medicine 
Stanford University 
(Marc Safran, MD) 
 
Robert Daher, MD
Sports medicine
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
(Laith Jazrawi, MD) 
 
Andrew Greenberg, MD
Hand surgery
Hospital for Joint Diseases
(Martin Posner, MD) 
 
2010
Michael Kessler, MD
Hand surgery
Philadelphia Hand Center at Jefferson University 
(Lee Osterman, MD)   
 
Adam Levin, MD
Orthopaedic oncology 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
(John Healey, MD) 
   
Nicholas Renaldo, MD
Orthopaedics - spine
New England Baptist Medical Center  
(Robert Banco, MD) 
 
2009
Kamal Dagly, MD
Hand and upper extremity
Tufts Medical Center/New England Baptist Medical Center 
(Charles Cassidy, MD, and Andrew Terrono, MD)
 
Jordan Kerker, MD
Sports medicine 
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute 
(Richard D. Ferkel, MD)
 
Andrew Leo, MD
Hand and upper extremity
Mount Sinai (Michael Hausman, MD)
 
2008
Michael Angel, MD
Sports medicine 
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
(Neal ElAttrache, MD)
 
Frank Lombardo, MD
Joint reconstruction
Anderson Clinic
(C. Anderson Engh Jr., MD)
 
Justin Thoms, MD
Joint reconstruction
New England Baptist Medical Center
(Otto E. Aufranc)
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