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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department Faculty & Staff

Orthopaedic Surgery

Suzanne G. Braun, DPM

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Foot & Ankle Service, Podiatry
Clinical Instructor
Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine

Training:

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Residency: Parsons Hospital, Flushing, NY

Specializing In:

Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Care, General Podiatry, Diabetic Foot & Wound Care.

Jaideep Chopra, DPM

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Foot & Ankle Service, Podiatry
Clinical Instructor
Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine

Training:

New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Residency: Veterans Administration Hospital, Richmond, VA

Specializing In:

Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Care, General Podiatry, Diabetic Foot & Wound Care.

Aditya V. Maheshwari, MD

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Director, Orthopaedic Oncology Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
Fellowships: Lenox Hill Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Minneapolis VA Health Care System and the University of Minnesota Medical and Dental School; Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center; Dorr Institute for Arthritis Research and Education Foundation

Specializing In:

Orthopaedic Oncology and Joint Reconstruction

Andrew R. Miller, MD

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Pediatric Orthopaedic Service
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

Cornell University Medical College
Residency: Hospital for Joint Diseases
Fellowship: Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Specializing In:

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma

Carl B. Paulino, MD

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Spine Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

Saint George's University, Grenada
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Fellowship: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Specializing In:

Adult & Pediatric Spinal Deformity


Click here for coverage of Dr. Paulino's medical missionary trip to Nicaragua in March 2009.

Jaime A. Uribe, MD

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Director, Foot & Ankle Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

Javeriana University, Colombia
Residency: Javeriana University, Colombia
Fellowship: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Specializing In:

Foot & Ankle Surgery, Foot Deformities, Total Ankle Replacement, Limb Salvage, Foot & Ankle Reconstruction, Lower Extremity Trauma

Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD

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Spine Service
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

Nagoya City University School of Medicine, Japan
Residency: Inabe General Hospital, Mie, Japan
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery; University of Colorado-Denver and NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Specializing In:

Adult & Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery Interventional Spine Procedures, Reconstructive Spine Surgery and Scoliosis

  • Marjorie Falb, PA-C

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Paul A. Pipia, MD

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Division Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Board Certified in Physiatry and Sports Medicine

Training:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Residency: NYU Medical Center/ Rusk Institute

Specializing In:

Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Pain, Stroke, Amputations, Orthotics & Prosthetics, General Physiatry

Sanjeev Agarwal, MD

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Director, Interventional Pain Management
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Board Certified in Physiatry, Pain Medicine and Sports Medicine

Training:

University of Dundee, UK
Residency: Nassau University Medical Center
Fellowships: Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Specializing In:

Interventional Pain Management, Fluoroscopic Injections, Back Pain, Sports Medicine

Tsai C. Chao, MD

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Rehabilitation Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
Board Certified in Physiatry

Training:

Zhejiang University
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Fellowship: Hangzhou Cancer Institute

Specializing In:

Acupuncture & Pain Management, Electrodiagnostic Studies (EMG), Occupational Medicine

Seung J. Park-Shin, MD

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Rehabilitation Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
Board Certified in Physiatry

Training:

EWha University
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center Research & Administration

Specializing In:

Physiatry

Soon M. Rho, MD

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Rehabilitation Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
Board Certified in Physiatry

Training:

Yonsei University
Residency: NYU Medical Center/ Rusk Institute
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate Medical Center Research & Administration

Specializing In:

Electromyography

  • Zinaida Shikhman, RPA-C

Outpatient Physical Therapy

  • Shuronda Ellis, PTA
  • Devika Kelkar, MSPT
  • Janki Patel, MSPT
  • Rachelle Slater, MSPT

Sports Medicine

William P. Urban, MD

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Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine
Chief, Division of Sports Medicine
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Kentucky

Specializing In:

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder & Knee Surgery


Research

Ellen Godwin, PT, PhD, PCS

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Assistant Professor & Clinical Director, Human Performance Laboratory

Dr. Godwin earned her entry-level degree in physical therapy from Hunter College of CUNY and her Masters degree in PT from Long Island University. Her doctoral degree, a PhD in Physical Therapy was completed at Nova Southeastern University in 2005. The main area of Dr. Godwin’s clinical work has been in pediatric physical therapy with a focus on the management of children with developmental disabilities particularly cerebral palsy. She became a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist in 2000. Dr. Godwin is the clinical director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University Hospital of Brooklyn - Downstate Medical Center of SUNY. Research interests include assessing the effectiveness of interventions for cerebral palsy such as orthopedic surgery, spasticity management, and physical therapy.

Subrata Saha, PhD

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Research Professor & Director of Musculoskeletal Research

Prior to joining Downstate, Dr. Saha was Professor of Biomaterials in the Biomedical Materials Engineering Program at Alfred University. Previously, he has been a faculty member at Yale University, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Loma Linda University, and Clemson University. Dr. Saha received a B.S. in civil engineering from Calcutta University in 1963, an M.S. in engineering mechanics in 1969 from Tennessee Technological University, and a Ph.D. in applied mechanics from Stanford University in 1973. Dr. Saha is the conference chair for the Fifth International Conference On Ethical Issues In Biomedical Engineering being sponsored by SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU.

  • Westley Hayes, MS
  • Mrinal Musib, PhD

Administration

Kino Williams, C-TAGME

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Administrator, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education:

Baruch College
Human Resource Management, Economics

Contact information:

718-270-8995
kino.williams@downstate.edu
450 Clarkson Ave, Box 30
Brooklyn, NY 11203

  • Annmarie Anishvili
  • Debra Dickstein, OT
  • Drago Novcovec