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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery

William R. Aibinder, MD

Dr. Willaim  R. Aibider

Director,
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Residency Program Director

Board Eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand Surgery

Training:

Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Residency: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Fellowship: Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) at University of Western Ontario

Specializing In:

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Primary and Revision Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Trauma including Fractures and Instability, Complex Shoulder Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Tendon Transfers, Scapular Dyskinesia, Elbow Arthritis, Elbow Replacement, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tennis Elbow, Elbow Instability and Ligament Injuries, Elbow Trauma including Fractures and Instability.

Website:

Brooklyn Upper Limb Center

Publications:

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Suzanne G. Braun, DPM

Suzanne G. Braun, DPMFoot & 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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Christopher R. Chapman, MD 

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Fellowship trained in Pediatric

Medical School: University of British Columbia, Canada

Residency: University of Alberta, Canada 

Fellowship: University of British Columbia 

Specializing In:

 

Publications:

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Jaideep Chopra, DPM

Jaideep Chopra, DPMFoot & 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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Charles M. Ekstein, MD

Charles M. Ekstein, MDHand and Microsurgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Hand Surgery

Training:

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Residency: North Shore-LIJ Health System

Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery

Specializing in:

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Upper Extremity Trauma and Complex Reconstruction, Sports- and Work-related injuries, degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis conditions, nerve compression syndromes.

Website:

Brooklyn Upper Limb Center

Publications:

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Khalid Hesham, MD

Khalid Hesham, MDDirector,
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

Publications:

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Steven M. Koehler, MD

Steven M. Koehler, MD

Director,
Hand and Microsurgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Hand Surgery

Training:

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Fellowships: Duke University Hospital

Specializing In:

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in Adults and Children

Particular interests in peripheral nerve surgery, the brachial plexus, and upper extremity reconstruction utilizing nerve transfers, tendon transfers, and free tissue transfers

Website:

Brooklyn Upper Limb Center

Publications:

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Aditya V. Maheshwari, MD

Aditya V. Maheshwari, MDDirector,
Orthopaedic Oncology Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certified in 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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Jason M. McKean, MD, MS

Jason M. McKean, MD, MSOrthopaedic Trauma Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief of Orthopaedics, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Residency: Columbia University

Fellowship: University of Louisville

Specializing In:

Orthopaedic Trauma

Publications:

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Andrew R. Miller, MD

Andrew R. Miller, MDPediatric 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

Carl B. Paulino, MDSpine 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.

Qais Naziri, MD, MBA

Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction

Training:

Medical School: American University of Antigua

Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic

Specializing In:

Publications:

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Nishant Suneja, MD

Nishant Suneja, MDDirector,
Orthopaedic Trauma Service

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Trauma Surgery

Training: 

Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo

Residency: Maimonides Medical Center

Fellowship: Harvard Medical School

Specializing In:

Dr Suneja cares for and treats traumatically-injured patients with fractures, dislocations and major soft tissue injuries. His clinical interests include pelvic & acetabular fractures, Polytrauma, Peri-articular and Peri-prosthetic fractures, limb deformity correction, malunion and nonunion surgery, total hip arthroplasty, shoulder replacement surgery, complications of trauma and trauma related infections.

Publications:

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Jaime A. Uribe, MD

Jaime A. Uribe, MDDirector,
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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Colin Y.L. Woon, MD

Colin Y.L. Woon, MDAdult Reconstruction Service
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Training:

Medical School: National University of Singapore

Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowships:

Hospital for Special Surgery

Specializing In:

Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement

Publications:

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Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD, PhD

Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD, PhDSpine 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

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sanjeev Agarwal, MD

Sanjeev Agarwal, MDInterim Division Chief,
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

Tsai C. Chao, MDRehabilitation 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

Seung J. Park-Shin, MDRehabilitation 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

Susan M. Stickevers, MD

 

Susan M. Stickevers, MDProgram Director
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabiliation

Training:

Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Hospital / Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York

Specializing In:

Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation, Pain Medicine, Electromyography and Spasticity Management


  • Zinaida Shikhman, RPA-C

Sports Medicine

William P. Urban, MD

photoChairman,
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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Steven Andelman, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Training:

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Connecticut, Sports Medicine fellowship

Specializing In:

Sports Injuries, Hip Arthroscopy, Cartilage Restoration, ACL Reconstruction, Meniscus Repair,  Shoulder Arthroscope and  Rotator Cuff Repair 

Publications:

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Mohammed Emam, MD

photoAssistant Professor of Sports Medicine

Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine

Training:

Medical School: Cairo University

Residency: Albert Einstein COM

Fellowship: Albert Einstein COM

Specializing in:

Treatment of musculoskeletal and spine conditions, with particular interest in minimally-invasive ultrasound-guided procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Clinical interests include regenerative medicine treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma injections, for treating various musculoskeletal conditions. 

Publications:

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Christine S. Persaud, MD

photoMedical 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

photoAssistant 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

John Carter, PhD

 

Marc El Beaino, MD, MSc

 

Ellen Godwin, PT, PhD, PCS

photoAssistant 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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W. Hayes, MS

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 and Electrical Engineering 

Publications:

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Administration

  • Annmarie Anishvili
  • Joseph Testani
  • Peter Chen