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Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

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


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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


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 at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Administrative Positions

  • Chief of Trauma Service
  • Chief of Hand Service

Hospital Affiliations

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


  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Amida Care


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • NYP Employee Plan

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan



Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care



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

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

Contact & Locations

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
United States
155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
United States
New Patient Appointments:
(914) 366-0500
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
United States
New Patient Appointments:
(212) 326-8500