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Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

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

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

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
  • 1976 Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeon
  • Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: 1979 St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
  • Fellowship: New York Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Fellowship: 1983 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C

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

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health 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

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Contact & Locations

1
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, New York 10019
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3
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
4
155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, New York 10591

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