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R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD

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

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Surgery, Hand
  • Hand, Elbow & Microvascular
  • Shoulder/Elbow Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Disorder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Elbow/Shoulder Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Bones and Hand Fractures
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Hand Disorder
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Surgery
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Wrist Surgery

Specialties

Education & Training

  • 1991 Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Internship: 1992 Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Residency: 1996 Harvard Hospital
  • Fellowship: 1997 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 1998 Brigham and Women's Hospital

About R. Kumar Kadiyala

R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD – Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Surgeon at ColumbiaDoctors

R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the non-operative and operative treatment of chronic conditions and muskuloskeletal injuries affecting the hands, elbows, and shoulders in both adult and pediatric patients. He strongly believes that a surgeon’s duty is to provide each and every patient with personalized treatment informed by the latest research and academic thinking.

Before joining Columbia Orthopedics, Dr. Kadiyala led the hand surgery service at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Born in India and raised in Indiana, where his father was an economics professor at Purdue University, Dr. Kadiyala attended Stanford University, earning MD and PhD degrees in the school's prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program. While there, he received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance important molecular immunology and cancer research. He then completed a residency in orthopedics at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and fellowships in orthopedic trauma and hand/upper extremity surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Kadiyala completed another fellowship in adult reconstruction (hip and knee replacement) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

At the University of Iowa, he co-directed the shoulder and elbow service and conducted research on the molecular biology of peripheral nerve injuries. After that, he started his own practice in Miami.

Dr. Kadiyala now lives in New York with his wife and children. He continues to serve patients as the Chief of the Orthopedic Service at New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital and as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen 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

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

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • 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
5141 Broadway
New York, New York 10034
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 932-5065
Primary
2
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
3
51 West 51st Street
Suite 3029
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
4
155 White Plains Road
Suite 100
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Phone:
(212) 305-4565