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Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

Expertise in: 
Surgery, Hand, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand, Elbow & Microvascular , Trauma
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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New Patients: 
(212) 305-8036
Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-4565

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Clinical Expertise

  • Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Surgery, Hand
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand, Elbow & Microvascular
  • 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
  • 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

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

Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD - Surgeon of Hand, Wrist & Elbow for ColumbiaDoctors

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
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*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
Primary
2
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
3
155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, New York 10591
4
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Phone:
(212) 305-4565

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