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Northwell appoints Rothman Orthopaedic Institute surgeons to clinical leadership positions at Phelps, Lenox Hill hospitals

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To advance the strategic affiliation agreement signed last year, Northwell Health today announced the appointment of six Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopedic surgeons to clinical leadership positions at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow and Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.

The five physicians who will now lead Phelps' orthopaedic services will be based at Rothman's recently opened Tarrytown, NY office at 658 White Plains Road – the first practice in New York established by this prestigious orthopedic group.

Rothman plans to open Manhattan offices in October at 176 Third Avenue (at 16th Street) and in April 2019 at 770 Lexington Avenue (between 60th and 61st streets), which will be led by Anthony A. Romeo, MD, chief of orthopaedics at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute – New York, who will also serve as chief of shoulder and elbow surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Rothman orthopaedic surgeons will be collaborating with Northwell physicians to continue the health system's development of a high-quality, orthopaedic services network throughout the New York area.

"This partnership with a nationally recognized orthopaedic group like the Rothman Institute, combined with the expertise of the physicians of Northwell Health's Orthopaedic Institute, positions Northwell as New York's premium destination for orthopaedic services," said Nicholas Sgaglione, MD, senior vice president, executive director and chair of orthopedics at Northwell Health.

"This is the next step in our relationship with Northwell and we couldn't be happier," said Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, president of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Richard H. Rothman Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, and professor of neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. "We anticipate further integration into the Northwell system as our partnership grows. They are an outstanding partner and we look forward to a bright future together."

"Our clinical integration is key," said Dr. Romeo. "By establishing leadership positions our surgeons are able to define the protocols, personnel, and pre and post-op care our patients require. This is just the beginning, but we are confident that once we establish our processes we can provide the best orthopedic care in the region."

In addition to Dr. Romeo and his new role at Lenox Hill Hospital, following are the Rothman physicians appointed by Northwell to clinical leadership positions at Phelps Hospital:

Justin Tsai, MD, chief of foot and ankle surgery;

Dan Seigerman, MD, chief of hand surgery;

Joseph Lee, MD, chief of spine surgery;

Brandon Erickson, MD, chief of shoulder/elbow surgery; and

Meghan Bishop, MD, chief of sports medicine.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is known internationally as a preeminent orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice, with more than 30 locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, including two orthopaedic urgent care clinics. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is recognized for its innovative treatment methods, research, education and technology.

It is one of the world's highest-volume orthopaedic surgery groups, annually performing approximately 13,000 hip and knee replacements, more than 3,000 spine procedures and over 10,000 surgeries as part of its sports medicine practice. The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute serves as team physicians for the world-champion Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers, NCAA basketball Champions - Villanova University and St. Joseph's University.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

About Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 34 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, NJ and Limerick, PA. With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and  rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment  methods, research, education and technology. Consistently recognized as national and regional "Top Docs," Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers, as well as over 40 college and high school teams.For more information about Rothman Orthopaedic Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit


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Last Updated: 27-Sep-2018