Orthopaedics Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our Residency Program prepares you to perform outpatient treatment, inpatient care, and academic medicine. Our graduates regularly obtain some of the most competitive orthopaedic fellowship positions in the country. Those who enter practice directly report that they feel confident and well prepared as they begin their careers.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, our Residency Program focuses on adult reconstruction, spine, pediatrics, oncology, hand, shoulder/elbow, trauma, and sports medicine. You benefit from working at a busy tertiary referral center that covers all subspecialties within orthopaedic surgery. The Mount Sinai Hospital has 18 full-time clinical faculty, five full-time PhD basic scientists, and 35 voluntary orthopaedic surgeons.

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 about 50 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:


Steve Koehler, MD
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dave Shukla, MD
Medical School: University College Dublin

Mitch Weiser, MD
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine


Andrew Lovy, MD
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Sam Overley, MD
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School

James Richman, MD
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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

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

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

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


James Dowdell, MD
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

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

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

Amanda Walsh, MD
Medical School: New York Medical College


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

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

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