Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The outstanding surgical training, regimented educational program, and ample research support make the Mount Sinai Orthopaedic Surgery program one of the top residencies in the country. Graduates of the program are routinely placed at the most competitive subspecialty fellowship positions in the country.

The Mount Sinai Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program is comprised of 7 residents per year in a 5 year program. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and designed to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills necessary to become outstanding orthopaedic surgeons.
With a patient mix of the city’s most affluent and most needy, our residency program offers many opportunities to gain medical and scientific expertise, as well as to hone your entrepreneurism, critical thinking, and social consciousness. In addition, our Orthopaedic surgery residents at Mount Sinai are intimately involved with all facets of orthopaedic care including outpatient medicine, inpatient care, and surgery.

We also believe that research is critical to orthopaedics, both basic and clinical. Our residents learn to appraise the scientific literature and incorporate the findings into their daily practice, as well as actively participate in furthering our understanding of the field.

Each year of the residency consists of three- or four-month rotations that fulfill the residency requirements of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • PGY-1: Residents complete rotations in the Department of Surgery gaining experiences in multi-system trauma, plastic surgery and burn care, intensive care, and vascular surgery. You also receive structured education in emergency medicine, anesthesiology, musculoskeletal imaging, and three months of orthopaedics.
  • PGY-2: Residents complete rotations in pediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic oncology, spine, and trauma.
  • PGY-3: Residents complete rotations in adult reconstruction, sports injuries, foot and ankle, and upper extremities.
  • PGY-4: Residents complete rotations in spinal cord injury, sports injury, upper extremity, and trauma.
  • PGY-5: residents complete rotations in pediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic oncology, adult reconstruction, sports injury, spinal cord injury, and trauma.

In addition, our residents engage in daily, one-hour didactic sessions with faculty, as well as weekly grand rounds with the entire department. 

We accept three residents each year. We fill all residency positions through the National Residency Match Program. To apply, you use the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

In addition, please submit the following:

  • Letter from the dean of your medical school
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three additional letters of recommendation along with a Universal Supplemental Evaluation Form for each
  • Official medical school transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores
  • Personal statement

We invite 100 applicants for interviews and make our selection from among these students.

Our deadline for completed applications is November 1.

Please note that we admit international medical graduates. We accept J1 and H1B visas. As with U.S. applicants, we have no strict cutoff scores on the USMLE nor do we have an age cutoff.

 

The Orthopaedic Residency Program offers a competitive salary.

Learn more about salary and benefits

Our current residents are:

PGY-5

Steven Andelman, MD
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Meredith Bartelstein, MD
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Brian Hamzavi, MD
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Douglas Nowacki, MD
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Diana Patterson, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

William Petersen, MD
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Jonathan Robinson, MD
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

PGY-4

Nicholas DeBellis
Medical School: New York Medical College

James Dowdell, MD
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Jun Kim, MD
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Nolan Maher
Medical School: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago

Kristen Meier, MD
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Wayne Reizner, MD
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Amanda Walsh, MD
Medical School: New York Medical College

PGY-3

Robert Brochin, MD
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Andy Chang, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Eliseo DiPrinzio, MD
Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Javier Guzman Tejero, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Daniel London, MD
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

David Solomon, MD
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Elizabeth Zhu, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

PGY-2

Jimmy Chan, MD
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Daniel Charen, MD
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Zoe Cheung, MD
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Anthony Christiano, MD
Medical School: Boston University

Jenny Dworzak, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Hannah Elsevier, MD
Medical School: Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Alexander Hui, MD
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine

PGY-1

Carl Cirino, MD
Medical School: University of Connecticut

Guang-Ting Cong, MD
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College

Ralph Cook, MD
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

James Dieterich, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Yunsoo Lee, MD
Medical School: Yale University

Douglas Matijakovich, MD
Medical School: Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Christopher Mikhail, MD
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University