Leesa M Galatz, MD
- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Orthopedics
Specialties:Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Dr. Galatz is the Mount Sinai Professor and Chair of the Leni and Peter May Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. She specializes in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. She previously served as the Fellowship Director for the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship as well as Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Service at Washington University. Her primary research interest throughout her career has been basic science of rotator cuff disease and tendon healing as it pertains to cuff repair. She is a Co-Primary Investigator on two major projects funded by the National Institute of Health which focus on rotator cuff degeneration and repair, and tissue engineering strategies for tendon repair. Her research is complemented with clinical projects with her colleagues on Shoulder and Elbow problems.
Dr. Galatz has served as a faculty member in numerous courses on a national and international level, lecturing on a variety of clinical topics pertaining to Shoulder and Elbow pathology. She was the recipient of the Neer award for Basic Science Research at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting in 2009. Dr. Galatz received the 2014 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Award along with her colleagues for research on the natural history of rotator cuff disease. In2007, she was a European Shoulder and Elbow Traveling Fellow, sponsored by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and was an American British Canadian Traveling Fellow in 2009.
Dr. Galatz is the Associate Editor for Basic Science for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and is a peer reviewer for multiple other orthopedic publications. She has served as a Member at Large on the Board of AAOS and as a Delegate on the Board of AOA. Dr. Galatz is currently a Member at Large on the Board of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Adhesive Capsulitis-Arthroscopic Surgery
- Adhesive Capsulitis-Closed Manipulation
- Clavicle Fracture
- Elbow Fracture
- Elbow Sprain
- Fracture Reduction
- Frozen Shoulder
- Lateral Epicondylitis
- Medial Epicondylitis
- Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Labral Tear
- Shoulder Sprain
- Shoulder Tendinopathy
- Tendon Repair
MD, George Washington University
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University
Fellowship, Shoulder & Elbow, University of Pennsylvania
Super Doctors- New York
Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award-“Natural History of Rotator Cuff Disease: Relationship to Surgical Indications”; Awarded annually by AAOS and ORS for research representing a large body of cohesive scientific work generally reflecting years of investigation.
Orthopedics This Week” One of the 28 Top North American Shoulder Surgeons
Charles S. Neer Award for American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association ABC Traveling Fellow
St Louis Magazine” Best Doctors in America
Galatz LM. Arthroscopic versus mini-open approach in the surgical treatment of rotator cuff tears. Curr Opin Orthop 2000; 11:282-287.;.
Ball CM, Meunier M, Galatz LM, Yamaguchi K. Interposition arthroplasty. Semin Arthroplasty 2001; 12(2):111-119.;.
Cameron B, Galatz LM, Williams GR Jr. Factors affecting the outcome of total shoulder arthroplasty. Am J Orthop 2001; 30(8):613-623.;.
Galatz LM, Barrett S, Williams GR. Injuries of the Acromioclavicular Joint. Sports Med Arthroscopy Rev 2001; 9(1):44-51.;.
Boyer MI, Galatz LM, Borrelli J, Axelrod RS, Ricci WM. Intra-articular Fractures of the Upper Extremity: New Concepts in Surgical Treatment.;.