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George J. Zambetti Jr., MD

Board Certifications: 
Orthopedic Surgery
Expertise in: 
Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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(212) 305-4565

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Orthopedics
  • ACL Injury Tear
  • Sports Medicine
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Fractures
  • Arthroscopic Knee &Shoulder Surgery

Specialties

Education & Training

  • MD, Albany Medical College
  • Internship: Roosevelt Hospital
  • Residency: Roosevelt Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Fordham Preparatory School - Hall of Honor - 2013

Catholic High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame - 1999

Albany Medical College Humanitarian Award - 1999

Medical Society of the State of New York - Sports Medicine Physician of the Year - 1994

Fordham University Athletic Hall of Fame - 1993

About George Zambetti

George J. Zambetti, Jr., MD – Sports Medicine Surgeon at ColumbiaDoctors

Dr. George J. Zambetti is a leader in the field of sports medicine and a seasoned orthopedic surgeon with more than 33 years of experience treating adult and adolescent patients. He specializes in sports related injuries, arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and trauma/fractures – with a special interest in knee and shoulder surgery, particularly ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder instability. 

Born, raised and educated in the Bronx, Dr. Zambetti attended Fordham Preparatory School followedy by Fordham University where he was an integral member of the 1970-71 Sweet Sixteen basketball team and two-time Academic All-American. In his recent book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell describes Dr. Zambetti as the "indefatigable Italian kid from the Brox" based on is on-court exploints.  

After graduating from Fordham with a BS in biology, Dr. Zambetti received his MD from Albany Medical College in 1976. Following a two year residency in general surgery at Roosevelt Hospital, he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in 1981, where he was Chief Resident in his final year. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Medical Association, State Orthopaedic Society, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Zambetti has been the head team physician for Fordham University Athletics since 1981. He has also served as team physician for Fordham Prep, Cardinal Hayes, Xavier, and Mount St. Michael high schools during this same time period. In 1994, he was awarded the Sports Medicine Team Physician of the Year Award presented by The Medical Society of the State of New York.

In addition, he was awarded the Albany Medical College Humanitarian Award for his volunteer work in St. Lucia (Virgin Islands) and two tours in Bhutan under the auspices of Orthopedics Oversees.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine

New York Society of Orthopedic Surgeons

American Medical Association

Medical Society of the State of New York

Hospital Affiliations

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

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

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
155 White Plains Road
Suite 100 N
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Phone:
(914) 750-4630
Fax:
(212) 265-0491
Primary
2
343 West 58th Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 265-0491
3
85 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
Phone:
(914) 750-4630
Fax:
(212) 265-0491