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Robert J. Strauch, MD

Robert J. Strauch, MD

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Office: 212-305-4272 | Appointments: 212-305-4565

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: 212-305-0622

Robert J. Strauch, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of hand, wrist and elbow problems in adults and children.  He has a special interest in nerve problems of the upper extremity (including carpal tunnel syndrome) and in treating congenital hand disorders. The specialty of Hand Surgery melds together elements and principles of orthopedic, plastic, neurological and vascular surgery to restore and maximize hand and upper extremity function, whether wielding a jackhammer, throwing a baseball, or playing the violin  Dr. Strauch has authored and co-authored numerous articles in the field of hand surgery and is actively engaged in basic and clinical research.  He served as President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2006-2007.  

Dr. Strauch has been included in the list of New York Magazine's  “Best Doctors in New York” in addition to being regularly listed in America 's Top Doctors. Dr. Strauch is also an accomplished amateur magician and has been known to entertain as well as to diagnose and treat his patients. Children, especially, actually look forward to a return office visit with the ‘magician'.


Education

1982Bachelor of Arts
Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY
1986Doctor of Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY

Postdoctoral Training

1986-1988Intern, General Surgery
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University,, New York, NY
1988-1990Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
1990-1991Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1991-1992Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
The Indiana Hand Center
1992Visiting Microsurgical Fellowship
Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Licensure

  •    New York
  •    New Jersey
  •    Connecticut

Board Certification

  •    Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  •    Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
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