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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department Faculty & Staff

Orthopaedic Surgery

Suzanne G. Braun, D.P.M.

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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 and Wound Care.

Publications:

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Danielle Casagrande, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Training:

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch

Fellowship: San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic

Specializing in:

Complex surgical reconstruction, total joint replacement, and arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow.

Jaideep Chopra, D.P.M.

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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 and Wound Care.

Publications:

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Khalid Hesham, MD

Director,
Pediatric Orthopaedic Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery with training in Limb Lengthening and Deformity

Training:

Medical School: Albany Medical College

Residency: Albany Medical Center

Fellowship: Children's Hospital Colorado

Specializing in:

Limb lengthening and deformity correction, hip preservation, pediatric trauma/sports injuries, scoliosis and neuromuscular disease

Emmanuel Illical, MD, FRCSC

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Director,
Orthopaedic Trauma
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction

Training:

Medical School: University of Alberta

Residency: University of Calgary

Fellowships:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

University of Ottawa

Specializing In:

Complex periarticular fracture reconstruction; pelvic and acetabular fracture reconstruction; primary and revision hip and knee replacement.

Publications:

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Aditya V. Maheshwari, MD

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Director,
Orthopaedic Oncology Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction and Oncology

Training:

Residency: 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

Publications:

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Andrew R. Miller, MD

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Pediatric Orthopaedic Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

Medical School: 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

Publications:

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Carl B. Paulino, MD

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Spine Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

Medical School: Saint George's University, Grenada

Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Specializing In:

Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity

Publications:

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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:

Medical School: Javeriana University, Colombia

Residency: Javeriana University, Colombia

Fellowships:

Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Specializing In:

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

Publications:

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Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD, Ph.D.

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Spine Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery

Training:

Medical School: Nagoya City University Medical School, Japan

Residency: Inabe General Hospital, Mie, Japan

Fellowships:

Niigata Spine Surgery Center

Hokkaido University

Hospital for Special Surgery

University of Colorado Denver

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

Specializing In:

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

Publications:

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  • Sergey Tsirlin, RPA-C
  • Lorna Walton, RPA-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 and 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 and 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) and 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

  • 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:

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Kentucky

Specializing In:

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder and Knee Surgery

Publications:

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Scott E. Barbash, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine

Training:

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: Temple University Hospital

Fellowship: University of Virginia Medical Center

Specializing in:

Treatment of sports injuries, general orthopaedics, knee & shoulder reconstruction, cartilage preservation surgery and arthroscopy of the shoulder/knee/hip

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Richard G. Chang, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fellowship trained in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine

Training:

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery

Specializing in:

Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine,
Nonsurgical Treatment of Arthritic and Tendon Conditions, Musculoskeletal
Ultrasound, and Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

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Christine S. Persaud, MD

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Medical Director

Division of Sports Medicine
Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

Board Certified in Sports and Family Medicine

Training:

Ross University School of Medicine

Residency: Stony Brook University Hospital

Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center

Specializing In:

Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal injuries and Athletic Concussions.

Publications:

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Walter W. Valesky, MD

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Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Fellowship Trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine

Training:

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship: Emergency Ultrasound

Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine

Specializing in:

Specializing in Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Emergency and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

Publications:

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  • Marjorie Falb, PA-C

Research

Ellen Godwin, P.T., Ph.D., 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.

Publications:

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Subrata Saha, Ph.D.

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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.

Publications:

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Westley Hayes, M.S.

Research Engineer
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education:

B.S. Electrical Engineering
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

M.S. Biomedical Engineering
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Specialization:

Data Science
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Specializing In:

Big Data Analytics, Databases, R Programming, Python, Matlab, Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and IOS App Development

Publications:

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Administration

Kino Williams, C-TAGME

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Administrator

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education:

Human Resource Management, Economics

Baruch College

Contact information:

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

  • Annmarie Anishvili
  • Debra Dickstein, OT
  • Drago Novkovic
  • Joseph Testani