Orthopedic Surgery

at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center
Macy Pavilion Rm. 008
Valhalla, NY 10595


Phone: 914-493-8743
Fax: 914-493-1230





























































Westchester Medical Center (website)

  • 643 beds
  • The only American College of Surgeons level one trauma center in New York State
  • Serves a 5,000 square mile area that is home to 3.6 million people
  • 23,916 admissions 2006
  • 2,747 orthopaedic procedures 2006
  • Residents focus on complex musculoskeletal injuries due to high velocity trauma, complex joint revision, severe hand injuries, and pediatric and adult spine reconstruction due to deformity and injury.






Maria Farreri Children’s Hospital (website)

  • 8 Pediatric Intensive Care private rooms
  • 56 general pediatric beds including 48 private rooms and four suites
  • State of the art pediatric operating suites and pre- and post-recovery areas
  • An in-house Ronald McDonald house providing a living room, kitchen and five family suites.
  • A unique lobby providing diversions for children and families, including the world's largest doll-house, a sports arcade, a performing arts stage and a walk-through aquarium.
  • Residents take part in a very busy 4 month pediatric rotation during their PGY IV year participating in clubfoot reconstructions, complex pelvic osteotomies, spine conditions, and much more.





Stamford Hospital (website)

  • A community teaching hospital located in Stamford, Connecticut.
  • 305 inpatient beds in medicine, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, and medical and surgical critical care units.
  • It was added to the New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center orthopaedic surgery residency program as a participating site in October 2010. This rotation will complement and reinforce the learning experience at Westchester Medical Center with emphasis on elective surgery as well as low energy traumatic injuries.
  • This site provides training in a broad range of subspecialties including adult reconstruction, spine surgery, sports medicine, food and ankle, and hand surgery. There is additional exposure to a busy community based emergency department.
  • Residents work closely with a large number of fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons. In addition to the Monday academic schedule at Westchester Medical Center, there are two weekly conferences at this site.




Sound Shore Hospital (website)

  • Community hospital setting
  • Very busy joint replacement service
  • Fellowship trained joint replacement surgeon on staff
  • Residents spend 4 months on the joint replacement service during their PGY 3 year under the direction of Dr. Steven B. Zelicof.








Mt. Sinai Hospital (website)

  • 1,171 beds
  • Founded in 1852
  • Internationally acclaimed for clinical care.
  • Residents spend 8 weeks working with Drs. Wittig and Iofin during their PGY 4 year.




The Need for

  • More than one in four Americans has a musculoskeletal impairment.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders cost the United States nearly $850 billion yearly.
  • There were more than 132 million physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms each year.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions include injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, or tendons and conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis.
  • Arthritis is the leading chronic condition reported by the elderly.
  • Back or knee injuries are the most prevalent musculoskeletal impairments.