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Orthopedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center provides state-of-the-art surgical treatment of debilitating musculoskeletal disorders such as sports or strain-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip, hand, or other joints, as well bone fractures, trauma, joint diseases and spinal injuries.

Through our academic alliance with New York Medical College, our department is involved in ongoing research and medical education to develop cutting edge orthopedic surgery procedures and best practices in the field of orthopedic science. Our focus on excellence and advanced technologies ensures the best care and treatment for our patients.

Full Range of Orthopedic Surgery Procedures

From severe disease to traumatic injury, our world-class orthopedic surgery team provides advanced surgical intervention with consistently successful results.

  • Arthritis: severe cases of arthritis sometimes require orthopedic surgery to alleviate pain and swelling. These procedures can bring relief through a variety of techniques including total joint replacement, removal of damaged or diseased joint lining, joint fusion and joint realignment.
  • Arthroscopy: often associated with knee surgery, arthroscopy involves the use of a small camera inserted into a joint area to view, diagnose and treat joint problems. Arthroscopic surgical instruments can be used in conjunction with the camera to complete the surgery with minimal pain and scarring.
  • Hand and Upper Extremity: Westchester Medical Center is the only hand replant center between Albany and New York City. However, our hand surgeons perform orthopedic surgeries to treat various conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, and severe cuts.
  • Joint Replacement: Some conditions may merit total joint replacement. Joints that are commonly replaced are knees and hips, although ankles, fingers and other joints may also be affected.
  • Orthopedic Trauma: As the Level 1 Trauma Center for the Hudson Valley region, we specialize in surgical treatment and intervention for severe musculoskeletal injuries such as complex fractures, crush injuries and spinal trauma.
  • Pediatric Orthopedics: Our Pediatric Division in Maria Fareri Children's Hospital specializes in treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases in children.
  • Spine and Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a disfigurement of the spine which may be caused by disease or injury. Our Orthopedic Surgery Department provides surgical intervention for severe scoliosis which is not treatable with braces.
  • Sports Medicine: Sports medicine is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained as a result of sports activity. Our Orthopedic Surgery Department houses a division of sports medicine specialists and we are one of only a few hospitals performing multi-ligament reconstructive services.

David E. Asprinio (Director)

Our Medical Staff

General Orthopedic Surgery
David Asprinio, MD (Section Chief)
Robert Cristofaro, MD
Damon DelBello, MD
James Dickson, MD
John Galeno, MD
Andrew Grose, MD
Daniel Kelmanovich, MD
Samuel Kenan MD
Adam Lazzarini, MD
James McWilliam, MD
Andrew Moulton, MD
John Nelson, Jr., MD
Scott Russinoff, MD
Iris Schlesinger, MD
Krishn Sharma, MD
William Walsh, MD
Steven Zelicof, MD (Section Chief: Joint & Reconstructive Surgery)

Spine Surgery and Scoliosis
William Barrick, MD
Cristian Brotea, MD
Seth Neubardt, MD
Rudolph Taddonio, MD (Section Chief)

Sports Medicine
Yasmin Dhar, MD
Howard Luks, MD (Section Chief)
Daniel Zelazny, MD

Upper Extremity/Hand
Benjamin Berenfeld, MD
Richard Magill, MD (Section Chief)

Allied Health Practitioners

General Orthopedic Surgery
Donna Bellizzi, NP
Michael Cicatelli, PA
Marc Civitano, PA-C
Andrew Kalmanson, PA-C
Barbara Krajewski, NP
Courtney Kuhn, PA-C
Sharon Lennon ANP
Paul Trapasso, PA-C
Hal Abrahams, DPM
Michael Cherchia, DPM
Joseph Dell Olio, DPM
Michael Madden, DPM
Victor Marks, DPM
Steven Moskowitz, DPM
John O'Hanlon, DPM
Christopher Orlando, DPM
Sanford Proner, DPM
Payam Rafat, DPM
Howard Rosas, DPM