Robert J. Strauch, MD, specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of hand, wrist, and elbow problems in adults and children. He focuses on nerve problems of the upper extremity (including carpal tunnel syndrome) and 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 from 2006-2007.
New York Magazine has listed Dr. Strauch among the “Best Doctors in New York,” and he is regularly named one of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly.
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."
|1982||Bachelor of Arts|
Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY
|1986||Doctor of Medicine|
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY
|1986-1988||Intern, General Surgery|
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University,, New York, NY
|1988-1990||Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery|
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
|1990-1991||Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery|
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
|1991-1992||Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery|
The Indiana Hand Center
|1992||Visiting Microsurgical Fellowship|
Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan