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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Clinical Sites
University Hospital of Brooklyn
The medical center, known as SUNY Downstate, as well as the attached University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) are the sponsoring institution. This is the primary teaching site for the residency program. All core faculty are based at SUNY Downstate. All faculty academic titles are through the College of Medicine. This site serves as the home base for the residency program and is the location of primary didactic lectures, QA/M&M conferences for UHB, KCHC, & the VA, as well as the weekly Grand Rounds program. Opened in 1966 University Hospital of Brooklyn is an 8 story, 376-bed facility in central Brooklyn with 12 operating rooms,an emergency services dept,a diagnostic & ambulatory surgery facility,an ambulatory care center with some 75 clinics, plus 3 satellite Health Centers and a nearby Dialysis Center.
Kings County Hospital Center
Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) is a large municipal hospital with a level one trauma designation, located directly adjacent to SUNY Downstate. The orthopaedic services, including pediatrics, hand, trauma & sports are integrated between the two hospitals. The large number of indigent & immigrant patients results in a diversity of pathology and exposes our residents to diverse socioeconomic & cultural backgrounds. Independence & initiative are fostered at KCHC. In keeping with our program of graduated responsibility, there is a preponderance of fifth year residents at KCHC. Residents develop their decision-making, operative planning & initiative caring for the acutely injured patients. A state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar construction project has just been completed.
Harborview Brooklyn VA
The Brooklyn Harborview VA Hospital is an integrated affiliate staffed by the Downstate faculty. The core experience is largely non-traumatic with an excellent exposure to Joint Reconstruction surgery, elective Hand Surgery, & Sports Medicine. There is also a good opportunity for the continuity of outpatient/in-patient care with long-term follow-up. The rotation provides time for research and independent study. There are plans to implement a spine surgery service in the near future as well, further enhancing the experience for the residents. The Brooklyn Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System is dedicated to providing quality health care to veterans using the abilities of all employees supported by our commitment to education and research.
Long Island College Hospital
Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is the major rotation for the PGY-2 year. The LICH experience provides residents with a wide breadth of experience. With a full complement of Orthopaedic Surgeons, residents receive an excellent exposure to pediatric orthopaedics, foot & ankle surgery, sports medicine, total joint reconstruction, neuromuscular spine, and hand surgery. Founded in 1858, the hospital has 516 beds. In 1860 it introduced the practice of bedside teaching and it later became the first U.S. hospital to use stethoscopes and anesthesia. Its collegiate division would later form the Downstate Medical Center, an academic unit of the State University of New York in 1948. Today it remains an academic affiliate of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Brookdale University Hospital
The Brookdale University Hospital, is one of Brooklyn’s largest voluntary nonprofit teaching hospitals with 530 inpatient beds, an extensive Ambulatory Care Network and an Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center that is among the busiest in the region. The PGY 4's function as the chief resident of a trauma service and perform a large number of fracture cases. The orthopaedic service specializes in trauma surgery both acute and reconstructive, arthroscopic surgery, total joint replacements, sports injuries, hand surgeries, and fracture fixation. The rotation also allows the residents to gain experience in developing treatment plans, making surgical indications and providing post-operative outpatient care.
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) is perhaps our highest volume hospital in terms of operative cases despite the fact that we only rotate two (2) orthopaedic residents through that site. Staten Island University Hospital is a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System and was founded in 1861 as a small, one-room infirmary to attend to the needs of the island's medically-indigent. A 714-bed, specialized teaching hospital occupying two large campuses, plus a number of community-based health centers and labs. The north campus houses a Heart Institute, Institute for Cancer and Blood-Related Diseases, a multi-specialty Medical Arts Pavilion, a Burn Center and a Trauma Center. The south campus offers specialty programs.