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R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD

R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD

Chief of the Orthopedic Service, New York-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

Assistant Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Office: 212-932-4403 | Appointments: 212-305-4565

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: 212-305-0622


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R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializing in treating the hands and upper extremities. He strongly believes that a surgeon’s duty is to provide each and every patient with personalized treatment informed by the latest research and academic thinking.

Before joining Columbia Orthopedics, Dr. Kadiyala led the hand surgery service at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Born in India and raised in Indiana, where his father was an economics professor at Purdue University, Dr. Kadiyala attended Stanford University, earning MD and PhD degrees in school's prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program. While there, he received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance important molecular immunology and cancer research. He then completed a residency in orthopedics at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and fellowships in orthopedic trauma and hand/upper extremity surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Kadiyala completed another fellowship in adult reconstruction (hip and knee replacement) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. 

At the University of Iowa, he co-directed the shoulder and elbow service and conducted research on the molecular biology of peripheral nerve injuries. After that, he started his own practice in Miami.

Dr. Kadiyala now lives in New York with his wife and children. He continues to serve patients and is the Chief of the Orthopedic Service at new York-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.


Education

08/80 - 05/84Bachelor of Science
Purdue University
1990PhD, Cancer Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
1991Doctor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training

1991-1992Surgery Internship
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1992-1996Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1996Chief Resident/Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1997Fellow in Adult Reconstruction
Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1997-1998Fellow in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospitals, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Licensure

  •    California
  •    Iowa
  •    Florida

Board Certification

  •    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  •    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualifications
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