25 Great Physicians in New York

Here are profiles of 25 great physicians from New York. Physicians are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Note: Physicians do not pay and cannot pay to be on this list. This list is not an endorsement of any individual's or organization's clinical abilities.

 

Thomas N. Bryce, MD (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City). Dr. Bryce is the medical director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program and the Rehabilitation Ambulatory Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He also serves as an associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Bryce is involved in research related to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and pain. He has authored several articles that are printed in professional journals and is a member of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. Dr. Bryce has been a research grant reviewer for the European Science Foundation and The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. His additional training includes a residency in rehabilitation medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

 

Sudhir Diwan, MD (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City). Dr. Diawan has a professional interest in advanced interventional techniques, such as minimally invasive spinal procedures, radiofrequency neurolysis, neuroaugmentation techniques and intrathecal pain therapies. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Diwan serves on the editorial board for Pain Physicians and has lectured nationally for several organizations, including the American Cancer Society. He has authored many articles on pain management topics and is currently writing a text book on intrathecal drug therapies. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and has offered his expertise to several prominent publications, including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Dr. Diwan earned his masters of surgery from Sheth K.M. School of Postgraduate Medicine and Research at the Sheth Vadilal Sarabhai General Hospital in Ahmedabad in India. His additional training includes a residency in anesthesiology at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University in New York City and a pain medicine fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

 

Thomas J. Errico (Hospital for Joint Disease, New York City). Dr. Errico is the chief of spine surgery at New York University School of Medicine and Hospital for Joint Disease, both in New York City. He has participated in multi-institutional investigations and FDA trials, and was most recently the national principal investigator for the Flexicore lumbar total disc replacement trial. He is the current president of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery and has served on the editorial boards for Spine and the Journal of Spinal Disorders. Dr. Errico received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J., completed his orthopedic residency at New York University Medical Center in New York City and received fellowship training in spine surgery at University of Toronto General Hospital.

 

Anthony Frempong-Boadu, MD (New York University Langone Medical Center, New York City). As assistant professor in NYU Langone's department of neurosurgery, Dr. Frempong-Boadu has medical expertise in minimally invasive surgery, spine surgery and endoscopic spinal surgery. He's studied minimally invasive surgery under Richard Fessler, MD, of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and now teaches spinal decompression and fusion techniques at national and international conferences. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles, with his latest on endovascular solutions to arterial injury due to posterior spinal surgery. Dr. Frempong-Boadu earned his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he also completed his residency in neurosurgery. He received fellowship training in neurosurgery at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

 

David A. Greenwald, MD (Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.) Dr. Greenwald is in the division of gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center, associate professor of clinical medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the gastroenterology fellowship program at Montefiore Medical Center. He studies the risks of infection and issues of safety concerning GI endoscopy. He is chair of the board of the American College of Gastroenterology and for many years chaired the ACG subcommittee on GI endoscopy for the American Society for Testing and Materials. He won the ACG Governor's Award in 2008. He won a Master Endoscopist Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2006. Dr. Greenwald earned his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.

 

Andrew C. Hecht, MD (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City). Dr. Hecht is the co-director of spine surgery at Mount Sinai and spine surgical consultant to the New York Jets, New York Islanders and arena football and collegiate teams in the New York City area. His work also extends off the field, as he is the director of the NFL's Spine Care Program for retired players. At Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Dr. Hecht founded the Newton-Wellesley Spine Center and is currently the director of Massachusetts General Hospital's spine surgery fellowship. He received his medical degree from Harvard University Medical School in Boston, completed his residency with the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and received fellowship training at Emory Spine Center in Atlanta.

 

Russel C. Huang, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Huang is the director of the Hospital for Special Surgery Spine Clinic. Dr. Huang’s areas of special expertise include minimally invasive surgical techniques, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis and lumbar stenosis and disc herniation, among others. He is a member of the North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, among other professional organizations. Dr. Huang’s research has been published in various spine journals, such as the Journal of Spinal Disorders. He earned his medical degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery and received fellowship training in spine surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

 

Blair Lewis, MD (Mount Sinai Hospital, N.Y.). Dr. Lewis is clinical professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He was the primary investigator for the first clinical trial of capsule endoscopy for the small intestine and for the first clinical trial for the colon capsule. He chairs the International Conference of Capsule Endoscopy annually and coordinated the Consensus Conference statements to guide capsule usage throughout the world. Dr. Lewis earned his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y., completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and completed his fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is past president of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the New York Academy of Gastroenterology and served on the board of the American College of Gastroenterology.

 

William Macaulay, MD (Columbia Orthopaedics in New York City). Dr. Macaulay is chief of the division of adult reconstruction, director of the center for hip and knee replacement and a professor of orthopedic surgery at Columbia University in New York City. In addition to his practice, Dr. Macaulay has conducted several research projects and authored scientific articles for publication. He regularly performs minimally invasive hip and knee procedures when necessary, though he places emphasis on conservative treatment. He has been named among the top doctors in the state by New York Magazine and is associated with several professional organizations, including the American Association of the Hip and Knee and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery through the musculoskeletal institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Macaulay completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

 

Paul C. McCormick, MD (Columbia University Medical Center, New York City). Dr. McCormick is the director of the spine center at Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical practice and research focuses on the evaluation and management of patients with spine and spinal cord disorders. Along with his practice, Dr. McCormick is a professor of clinical neurosurgery at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has authored more than 120 articles and book chapters and also served on editorial boards for numerous spine and neurosurgery journals. Dr. McCormick is considered a leader in microsurgery of spinal tumors and vascular malformations. He has held numerous leadership positions with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, including his role as chair of the section on disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Columbia's Neurological Institute. He received fellowship training in spinal surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

 

Michael G. Neuwirth, MD (Spine Institute of New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City). Dr. Neuwirth was named the director of the Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center in 1996. Dr. Neuwirth's areas of expertise include complex spinal deformities in adults and children. He authored The Scoliosis Handbook and has also contributed his research to numerous medical publications. He is member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and serves as a board member for the Scoliosis Research Society. He earned his medical degree from State University New York Down State Medical School completed his orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, both in New York City. He received fellowship training in spine surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

 

Michael Lloyd Parks, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Parks is the current president of the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the board of directors with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has been named as one of the New York Super-Doctors by the New York Times Magazine multiple times and to Castle Connolly Medical’s top doctors in New York. Dr. Parks has an expertise in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery and arthroscopy of the knee. During his career, he has served as co-chief of the hip and knee service at Mount Sinai Hospital and chief of the division of orthopedic surgery at North General Hospital, both in New York City. He serves on the editorial board for Techniques in Knee Surgery and as a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Dr. Parks also completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

 

Daniel H. Present, MD (Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York). Dr. Present is a founder of the Foundation for Clinical Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is co-founder of the Foundation for Clinical Research in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Present earned his MD from State University of New York Downstate in Brooklyn and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He holds the Master award from the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association's Distinguished Clinician award and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

 

Sheeraz A. Qureshi, MD (Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City). Dr. Qureshi is an assistant professor of spinal surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in the department of orthopedic surgery. He also serves as the chief of spinal trauma at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York City. He has written several chapters for spine textbooks, along with publications for various professional journals. Dr. Qureshi received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed a spinal surgery fellowship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.

 

Chitranjan Ranawat, MD (Ranawat Orthopaedics, New York City). Dr. Ranawat is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an attending physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, both in New York City. He also serves as director of the Ranawat Orthopaedic Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, which he established in 1986. His practice focuses on total hip and knee replacements as well as primary and revision total joint surgery. In addition to his practice, he has authored more than 89 publications on knee surgery topics such as the history of total knee replacement. Dr. Ranawat has served in leadership positions of several professional organizations, including president of the orthopedic section of the New York Academy of Medicine, founding president of the American Knee Society and president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Association and the Association for Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgery. He has earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York City chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Ranawat earned a master of surgery at Vikram University in Indore, India, and completed residencies at St. Peters Hospital and Albany Medical Center, both in Albany, N.Y. He also completed fellowships in hand surgery and orthopedic reconstructive surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

 

Bernard Rawlins, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Rawlins is a spine consultant for the New York Knicks and New York Mets and serves as a professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School in New York City. Dr. Rawlins has a wide range of special expertise and regularly volunteers his time to teach and lecture on spine surgery in West Africa. He has received recognition for his research from the Scoliosis Research Society and Orthopaedic Research Society. His research interests include spine biomechanics, gene-mediated spine fusions and spine surgery techniques. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School and completed his orthopedic residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, both in New York City. He received fellowship training in spine surgery at the Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis.

 

Moshe Rubin, MD (New York Hospital, Queens, N.Y.). Dr. Rubin is director of gastroenterology at New York Hospital Queens. His research shows real-time capsule endoscopy when given in the ED can rapidly identify patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding who require urgent treatment. Dr. Rubin earned his MD from Yale University and completed his residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He served as lead investigator in a research study that sought to determine whether vitamin D levels are associated with a person's ability to resolve a C-diff infection.

 

Mark A. Schattner, MD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York). Dr. Schattner practices at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has a special interest in therapeutic endoscopy and specialized nutrition support for cancer patients. He perform endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy, polypectomy, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, capsule endoscopy and endoscopic placement of feeding tubes and stents. Dr. Schattner earned his MD for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is president of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

 

Thomas Sculco, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Sculco is the surgeon-in-chief and Korein-Wilson professor of orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is also the chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He has written more than 235 academic papers and published articles on several topics, including the economics of arthroplasty and the inflammatory response in total knee arthroplasty patients. His current research revolves around implant design in total knee and hip replacement, blood management and failure mechanisms in joint replacement. Dr. Sculco has received the Arthritis Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award and been named to New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York" list for the past few years. Dr. Sculco earned his medical degree at Columbia University in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

 

Rinoo Shah, MD (Guthrie Health, New York). Dr. Shah is an interventional pain management physician at Guthrie Health in New York. He has a professional interest in performing spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pumps for cancer and minimally invasive disc procedures. He is certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation. During his career, Dr. Shah has served as an assistant professor of anesthesiology and the pain fellowship education director at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock. He has also served as a reviewer and on the editorial board for Pain Physicians. He earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed his residency at Cornell Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y., and at New York University Medical Center in New York City. His additional training includes a fellowship at Texas Tech University Health Science Center.

 

Leonard B. Stein, MD (Long Island Center for Digestive Health, Garden City, N.Y.). Dr. Stein is medical director at the Long Island Center for Digestive Health, an endoscopy center performing 6,000 procedures a year, and a member of Gastroenterology Associates, a single-specialty group also in Garden City. Dr. Stein earned his MD from Sackler School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine at residency Long Island Jewish Hospital and gastroenterology fellowship at Temple University Hospital. He is clinical assistant professor of medicine at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

 

Ian L. Taylor, MD (SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.). Dr. Taylor is senior vice president for biomedical education and research and dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is president of the American Gastroenterological Association. A native of Liverpool, England, Dr. Taylor earned the equivalent of an MD there and performed his fellowship in gastroenterology at UCLA/Wadsworth VA Medical Center. He was dean of the School of Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans and before that chairman of the Department of Medicine and president of the University Medical Associates at the Medical University of South Carolina.

 

Philip Wagner, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City). Dr. Wagner is the associate director of the acute pain service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He has a professional interest in chronic pain management, postoperative pain control, failed back syndrome, spinal stenosis and pain management for limb lengthening/reconstruction. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the International Association for the Study of Pain. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Wagner is an associate professor of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry and completed his residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego and in anesthesiology at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. His additional training includes a pain management fellowship at HSS, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

Russell Warren, MD (Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City). Dr. Warren is a surgeon-in-chief with the Hospital for Special Surgery and serves as team physician for the New York Giants. He has expertise in knee and shoulder joint replacement, arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction. In addition to his practice, Dr. Warren is involved in current research studying soft tissue healing and methods to promote cell migration. He has won several awards for his research, including the Neer Award for shoulder research and the O’Donohue Award for sports medicine research from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Warren was inducted into the AOSSM hall of fame in 2008 and has been named a top physician in New York by New York Magazine. Dr. Warren earned his medical degree from State University of New York at Syracuse and completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He also completed a fellowship in shoulder surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

 

David Yasgur, MD (Mount Kisco Medical Group, Katonah, N.Y.). Dr. Yasgur regularly treats patients with arthritis, deformity or other sports or trauma injuries. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He also is affiliated with the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Westchester County Medical Association. In addition to his practice, Dr. Yasgur conducts research on topics such as total joint replacement. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City and completed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City. Dr. Yasgur also completed a fellowship in knee reconstruction and sports medicine at the Install-Scott-Kelly Orthopaedic Institute in New York City.

 

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