1. Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

    • Department of Orthopedic Surgery

    Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD, has expertise in orthopaedic hand, elbow, and trauma surgery, which makes him a unique specialist because he can accommodate any traumatic orthopaedic extremity problem as well as arthritic and congenital anomalies of the upper extremity.

    Dr. Rosenwasser has been co-principal investigator on numerous NIH grants and awards and has authored many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on surgery of the upper extremity as well as trauma-related surgery for both upper and lower extremities. He presents scientific lectures on his specialty both here and abroad.

    Dr. Rosenwasser has also served as Chairman of many national and local hand and trauma conferences. Dr. Rosenwasser has been recognized in New York Magazines "Best Doctors in New York" Hall of Fame. Dr. Rosenwasser is also the hand consultant for the New York Yankees.

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    Provider Information

    One of America's Top Doctors
    One of America's Top Doctors.
    Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
    Rated One of New York Magazine's
    Best Doctors.

    Board Certifications

    • Surgery, Hand
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Clinical Expertise

    • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
    • Carpal Bones and Hand Fractures
    • Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopedics
    • Hand and Wrist Problems
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Pediatric Hand Surgery
    • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • Surgery
    • Hand Disorder
    • Trauma
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Orthopedic Trauma
    • Arthritis
    • Hand Surgery
    • Fracture
    • Elbow Fracture Surgery
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Fractures
    • Malunion and Nonunion Fractures
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

    Primary Location

    • Herbert Irving Pavilion

      161 Fort Washington Avenue
      Floor: 2
      New York, NY 10032
      (212) 305-8036
      For new and current patient appointments, call:
      (212) 305-8036
      (212) 305-4024

    More Locations

    • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

      51 West 51st Street
      Suite: 370
      New York, NY 10019
      (212) 305-8036
      For new and current patient appointments, call:
      (212) 305-8036
      (212) 305-4024
    • ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

      155 White Plains Road
      Suite: W100
      Tarrytown, NY 10591
      For new and current patient appointments, call:
      (212) 305-8036
      (212) 305-4024

    Insurance Programs

    Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.
    • Amida Care
    • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [NYP Employee Plan]
    • Local 1199 [NYP Employee Plan]
    • MagnaCare
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
    • POMCO
    • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Robert E. Carroll Professor of Surgery of the Hand in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

    Current Administrative Positions

    • Chief of Trauma Service
    • Chief of Hand Service

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
    • Fellowship: New York Orthopaedic Hospital


  2. publications

    For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov