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Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

Board Certifications: 
Surgery of the Hand, Orthopedic Surgery
Expertise in: 
Hand, Elbow & Microvascular , Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Expertise

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

Specialties

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

About Melvin Rosenwasser

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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.

Academic Titles

  • Robert E. Carroll Professor of Surgery of the Hand in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center

Administrative Positions

  • Chief, Hand & Upper Extremity Service
  • Chief, Trauma Service

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Horizon Traditional

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Workers Compensation

  • Workers Comp-ACS Dept. of Labor
  • Workers Comp-Board of NY
  • Workers Comp-FDNY

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, New York 10019
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2
155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, New York 10591
4
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032

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