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Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

Robert E. Carroll Professor of Hand Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Director, Trauma Training Center

Director, Hand Fellowship


Office: 212-305-8036 | Appointments: 212-305-8036

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: 212-305-2280



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Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD, has expertise in orthopedic hand, elbow, and trauma surgery, which makes him uniquely qualified to treat all traumatic injuries to the upper and lower extremities as well as arthritic and congenital anomalies of the upper extremity.

He is a prolific researcher and has been co-principal investigator on numerous NIH grants and awards. Additionally, Dr. Rosenwasser is the author of many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on surgery of the upper extremity and trauma-related surgery for both the upper and lower extremities. He regularly presents his findings at scientific lectures in the United States and abroad and has served as chairman of several local and national hand and trauma conferences.

Dr. Rosenwasser earned special distinction in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York" Hall of Fame. He is also the official hand consultant for the New York Yankees.


Education

1968-1972Bachelor of Arts, Natural Science
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1972-1976Doctor of Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York

Postdoctoral Training

1976-1977Surgical Internship
The Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York
1977-1979Resident in General Surgery
The Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York
1979-1981Assistant Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
The New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York
1981-1982Resident and Junior Annie C. Kane Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery
The New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1981-1982Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
The New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1982-1983Senior Annie C. Kane Fellow and Visiting Clinical Fellow in Hand Surgery
The New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Licensure

  •    New York
  •    New Jersey

Board Certification

  •    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  •    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand
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