About Our Program
Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) is a public teaching hospital affiliated with the Health Sciences Center of Stony Brook University and with Northwell Health. The 19 story, 631 bed Level I Trauma Center is located at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY.
The mission of Nassau University Medical Center is to provide comprehensive high quality health care services to Nassau County residents regardless of their ability to pay.
NuHealth Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program:
The orthopedic residency program was established at Nassau University Medical Center in 2015 with the mission to provide a broad experience in orthopedics in a supportive learning environment. Our residents have a strong educational curriculum mixed with a vast clinical experience including daily outpatient clinics in sports medicine, spine surgery, pediatric orthopedics, fracture care, hand surgery and joint replacement surgery. The residents also cover our Level 1 trauma service and interact in our multidisciplinary hip fracture service.
The program incorporates rotations specific to each major subspecialty of orthopedics to provide a focused experience. Both outpatient and inpatient experiences are included, as well as operative and non-operative methods of treatment for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Emphasis in clinical training is placed on giving each resident sufficient graded responsibility to assure that upon completion of training they will have ample experience and knowledge to make important clinical decisions and the skill to perform an extensive variety of major and minor orthopedic procedures. The residents’ responsibility progresses with increasing knowledge and skill level and their experience is enhanced within the setting of a protective environment in a hospital with a very experienced and academically involved attending staff. In particular, there is a strong clinical experience in orthopedic traumatology, outpatient clinical skills, orthopedic sports medicine and spine surgery.
A didactic curriculum for basic and clinical sciences is taught by the faculty with an emphasis on resident participation. To supplement these sessions, faculty presented grand rounds are conducted every Wednesday morning. Clinical training is enhanced by conferences in all areas such as indication conference, journal club, fractures, morbidity and mortality, compliance and physical exam review. To promote active and ongoing research residents present research in bimonthly meetings run by the program’s research mentors where residents and faculty can discuss the design and implementation of research and quality improvement programs. They actively participate in the formulation of study designs and present to the institution’s IRB. All residents are required to publish research and present their projects to demonstrate scholarly activity. Scholarly activity can be an original basic science or clinical research project, book chapter, or review article.
Established in July 2016
Program Director: Charles Ruotolo, MD FAAOS
Assistant Program Director: Elizabeth Morrison, MD
For further information, please contact:
Residency Program Coordinator
Tel (516) 296-3339
Our clinical rotations include: Adult Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Trauma and Fractures, Community and Adult Orthopedics at Good Samaritan Hospital, Pediatric Orthopedics at Stony Brook University and Orthopedic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
After completing the Orthopedic Surgery Residency, these physicians will be able to evaluate and treat most orthopedic conditions. They will be skilled in the outpatient services of orthopedic surgery and they will be well experienced in most orthopedic traumatologic conditions. This experience will provide these physicians the tools needed to be a successful practicing orthopedic surgeon.
Kevin Kim, DO – PGY-5 (Chief)
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nathaniel Osborn, DO – PGY-5 (Chief)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine — Seton Hill, PA
Jeffrey Thompson, DO – PGY-5 (Chief)
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine — Bradenton, FL
Mitchell Long, DO – PGY-4
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bryan Duell, DO – PGY-4
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michael DiVella, DO – PGY-3
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher L. Hoehmann, DO – PGY-3
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hannah Groff, DO – PGY-2
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Haley Sernandez, DO – PGY-2
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jesse Riker, DO – PGY-2
Lincoln Memorial University – Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nailah Mubin, DO – PGY-1
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Maksim Vaysman, DO – PGY-1
Touro University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Alumni / Fellowship
William Schneider, DO
Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine — Cincinnati, OH
Orthopedic Sports Surgery Fellowship
Justin Elkrief, DO
Geisinger Medical Center — Danville, PA
Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship
William Doss, DO
Trauma Fellowship of Oklahoma — Tulsa, OK
Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship
J Tyler Enders, DO
Beaumont — Royal Oak, MI
Orthopedic Sports Fellowship
Hospitals & Attendings :
Nassau University Medical Center
Dr. Charles Ruotolo – Department Chair of Orthopedics; Program Director
Dr. David Galos – Director of Orthopaedic Trauma
Dr. Richard McCormack – Associate Directory of Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Dr. Elizabeth Morrison – Directory of Hand Surgery
Dr. R. Champ Dengenis – General Orthopaedics; Trauma; Sports
Dr. Jonathan Owens – Joints and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Barauch Toledano – Trauma and Hand Surgery
Dr. Karen Avanesov – Associate Fellowship Director; Director of Spine Surgery
Dr. Vadim Lerman – Associate Directory of Spine Surgery
Dr. Dante Leven – Spine Surgery
Dr. Wesley Carrion – Pediatric Orthopedics
Dr. Michael Trepeta – Pediatric Orthopedics
Dr. Omar Saleem – Foot & Ankle
Dr. Jonathan Handelsman – Pediatric Orthopedics
Dr. Robert Drazic – Orthopedic Sports Surgery
Dr. Steven Erlanger – Trauma and General Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Brett Spain – Sports Medicine
Good Samaritan Hospital
Dr. John Acampa – Trauma and General Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Anthony Cappelino – Department Chair of Orthopedics; Sports Medicine
Dr. Saila DeTore – Trauma Orthopedics
Dr. John Cuellar – Trauma Orthopedics
Dr. John Saugy – Trauma and General Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Kanwar-paul Grewal – Spine Surgery
Dr. Jonathan Owens – Joints and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Arthur Palotta – Hand Surgery
Dr. Khalid Almonsoori – Trauma Orthopedics
Stony Brook University Hospital
Dr. Wesley Carrion
Dr. James Barsi
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Dr. John Healy – Department Chair of Orthopedic Oncology
Dr. Niccola Fabbri
Dr. Maksim Vanrub
Dr. Daniel E. Prince
Dr. Patrick J. Boland
Dr. Edward A. Athanasian
- Lachman JR, Elkrief JI, Pipitone PS, Hayden CL. Comparison of Surgical Site Infections in Ankle Fracture Surgery With or Without the Use of Postoperative Antibiotics. Foot & Ankle International 2018; p. 107110071878806.
- Vojdani S, Fernandez L, Jiao J, Enders T, Ortiz S, Lin L, Qin Y, Komatsu D, Penna J, Ruotolo C. Novel spiked-washer repair is biomechanically superior to suture and bone tunnels for arcuate fracture repair. J Orthop Trauma 2017; 31:e81-e85.
- Enders JT, Otto TJ, Peters HC, Wu J, Hardouin S, Moed BR, Zhang Z. A model for studying human articular cartilage integration in vitro. J Biomed Mater Res A 2010; 94(2):509-14.
- Dean DB, Watson JT, Jin W, Peters C, Enders JT, Chen A, Moed BR, Zhang Z. Distinct functionalities of bone morphogenetic protein antagonists during fracture healing in mice. J Anat 2010;216:625-30.
- Peters HC, Ott TJ, Enders JT, Jin W, Moed BR, Zhang Z. The protective role of the pericellular matrix in chondrocyte apoptosis. Tissue Eng Part A 2011;17(15-16):2017-24.
- Li L, Tian J, Long MK, Chen Y, Lu J, Zhou C, Wang T. Protection against Experimental Stroke by Ganglioside GM1 is Associated with the Inhibition of Autophagy. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 11;11(1):e0144219.
- Kim K, Long M, McCormack R, Ruotolo C. Use of a Safety Clamp When Arthroscopic Knot Tying Preserves the Suture Upon Failure Under Excessive Tension. Healio 2018.
- Worked as research assistant/coordinator under Muredach P Reilly for 3 different clinical research trials with multiple publication from UPenn: The GENE Study; The FFAME Study; The MARS Study
- Race and gender variation in response to evoked inflammation. J Trans Med 2013; 11:63
- A human model of inflammatory cardio-metabolic dysfunction; a double blind placebo-controlled crossover trial. J Trans Med 2012; 10:124
- Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-a Agonismwith fenofibrate does not suppress inflammatory responses to evoked endotoxemia. J Am Heart Assoc 2012; 1:e002923
- Omega-3 PUFA supplementation and the response to evoked endotoxemia in healthy volunteers. Mol Nutr Food Res 2014; 58(3):601-13
- Adipose tissue RNASeq reveals novel gene-nutrient interactions following n-3 PUFA supplementation and evoked inflammation in humans. J Nutr Biochem 2016; 30:126-32
- Torres G, Hoehmann CL, Cuoco JA, Hitscherich K, Pavia C, Hadjiargyrou M, Leheste JR. Ketamine intervention limits pathogen expansion in vivo.Pathogens and Disease.March 2018.76(2):1-6
- Cuoco JA, Hoehmann CL, Hitscherich K, Zakhary S, Torres G. Linking brain arteriovenous malformations with anorectal hemorrhoids. [In press at the Anatomical Record]
- Hoehmann CL, Beatty B, Futterman B. Peripheral arteries may be reliable indicators of coronary vascular disease.Anatomical Record. July 2017. 300(7):1230 -1239
- Zakhary S,Hoehmann CL, Cuoco JA, Hitscherich K, Torres G. A case report of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula: Origins, determinants and consequences of abnormal vascular malformations. Radiology Case Reports.April 2017. 12(2):376 – 382
- Hoehmann CL. Plica syndrome and its embryological origins. Edorium Journal of Orthopedics. April 2017. 3:1 – 12
- Gibbs J, Bridges F, Hoehmann CL. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy complicated by portomesenteric vein thrombosis: a case series. Obesity Surgery. April 2017. 27(4):1112 – 1114
- Hoehmann CL, Belisario C, Datillo A, Hyland S, Knewstub L, Gravina A. Osteopathic Representation on Editorial Boards of Orthopedic Surgery Journals. Orthopedics and Rheumatology Open Access Journal. March 2017. 5(4):555670.
- Hoehmann CL. Anterior cruciate ligament injury: A consideration for internal brace ligament augmentation. ECronicon Orthopaedics.March 2017. 5(4):147 – 149
- Hoehmann CL, Gravina A, Cuoco JA. Management of anticoagulation in rate controlled atrial fibrillation: A three-step approach. Current Research: Cardiology. February 2017. 4(1):130 – 34
- Hoehmann CL, Cuoco JA. Landmark article transforms traditional view of the autonomic nervous system. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. February 2017. 117(2):72
- Hoehmann CL, Young CT, Fennie CN, Giniyani L, Cuoco JA. Osteopathic physicians on editorial boards of neurosurgical journals: A quantitative analysis. Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery. January 2017. 6:1
- Cuoco JA, Hoehmann CL, Edwards DM. Neuroembryology and congenital disorders of the nervous system: A primer for medical students. Edorium Journal of Neurology. December 2016. 3:17 – 25
- Hoehmann CL, Hitscherich K, Cuoco JA. The artery of adamkiewicz: Vascular anatomy, clinical significance, and surgical considerations. International Journal of Cardiovascular Research. September 2016. 5:6
- Cuoco JA, Hitscherich K, Hoehmann CL. Brainstem vascular syndromes: A practical guide for medical students. Edorium Journal of Neurology. September 2016. 3(1):4 – 16
- Azboy, I., Groff, H., Goswami, K., Vahedian, M., Parvizi, J. “Low Dose Aspirin is Enough as VTE prophylaxis Following Total Joint Replacement: A Systematic Review.” Accepted (9/26/2019): Journal of Arthroplasty.
- Azboy, I. Ceylan, HH., Groff, H., Vahedi, H., Parvizi, J. “Bilateral Femoroacetabular Impingement: What is the Fate of the Asymptomatic Hip?” Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 2019;477(5):983-989. PMID: 30998629.
- Groff, H., Kheir, M.M., George, J., Azboy, I., Higuera, C., Parvizi, J. “Causes of In hospital Mortalityafter Hip Fractures in the Elderly.” Hip International. Mar 25 2019. PMID 30909746.
- Groff, H., Azboy, I., Parvizi, J. “Differences in Reported Outcomes in Industry Funded Versus Non funded Studies Assessing Thromboprophhyaxis after Total Joint Arthroplasty.” Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018, 33(11):3398-3401. PMID: 30017220
- Carijo, J.H., Courtney, P.M., Goswami, K., Groff, H., Kendoff, D., Matos, J., Sandifor, N.A., Scheper, H., Schmaltz, A.S., Shubnyakov, I., Tan, T.L, Wouthuyzen-Bakker, M. “Hip and Knee Section, Pathogen
- Factors: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic Infections.” Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018 Oct 19. Pii: S0883 5403(18)30803-9. PMID: 30343968.
- Bargo, R., Bruenke J., Carli, A., Fabrituius, M., Goel, R., Goswami K., Graf, P., Groff, H., Grupp, T., Malchau, H., Mohaddes, M., Novaes de Santana, C., Phillips, K.S., Rohde, H., Rolfson, O., Rondon, A.,
- Schaer, T., Sculco, P., Svensson, K. “General Assembly, Research Caveats: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic Infections.” Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018 Oct 19. Pii: S0883-5403(18)308593. PMID: 30348560.
- Groff, H. Goswami, K. “Is there a difference in organism profile over time?”. International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infections. Philadelphia, PA. July 25th-27th, 2018.
- Groff, H. Goswami, K. “Is there a difference in organism profile in hips versus knees?”. International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infections, Philadelphia, PA. July 25th-27th, 2018.
- Groff, H. What are your considerations about wound closure after THA? Arthroplasty Guidelines. Tehran, Iran: Vahdat Bakhsh Publications; 2017: 57-58. ISBN: 1-78-5223-600-978.
- Groff, H. What are your considerations about wound closure after TKA? Arthroplasty Guidelines. Tehran, Iran: Vahdat Bakhsh Publications; 2017: 58. ISBN: 1-78-5223-600-978.
- Thompson J, Handelsman J. Use, not abuse of radiology in pediatric non-accidental trauma. Eastern Orthopedics Annual Meeting. October 2018, Amelia Island, FL.
- Hoehmann CL, Beatty B. Surface Metrology of Bone Surface Attachments of The Knee. 7thAnnual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium at the Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. October 11, 2018, Bronx, NY.
- Poster Competition – Pectoralis Major Tendon Reconstruction using a Semitendinosus Allograft Fol- lowing rupture at the Musculocutendinous Junction – AOAO’s 18th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, October 2018 (ENDERS?)
- Poster Competition – Pectoralis Major Tendon Reconstruction using a Semitendinosus Allograft Following rupture at the Musculocutendinous Junction – NYCOMEC Regional Research Day; June 2018 (ENDERS?)
- Poster Competition – Pectoralis Major Tendon Reconstruction using a Semitendinosus Allograft Following rupture at the Musculocutendinous Junction – NUMC Research Day; May 2018 (ENDERS?)
- Poster Competition – Novel spiked-washer repair is biomechanically superior to suture and bone tunnels for arcuate fracture repair – NYCOMEC Regional Research Day; June 2016 (ENDERS?)
- Poster Competition – Novel spiked-washer repair is biomechanically superior to suture and bone tunnels for arcuate fracture repair – NUMC Research day – Won 3rd place; May 2016 (ENDERS?)
- Hoehmann CL, Beatty B, Futterman B. Vascular histopathology: Associations of atherosclerosis development between peripheral, central and carotid arteries.New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Research Symposium. August 24, 2015, Old Westbury, NY.
- Enders, JT. Tyler’s Guide to surviving Orthopaedics – Unpublished study guide made in medical school
- Poster Presentation – A model for studying human articular cartilage integration in vitro. – Las Vegas 55th annual meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society; Febr 2009
- Poster Presentation – A model for studying human articular cartilage integration in vitro. – Saint Louis University Graduate Research Symposium; April 2009
- Enders, JT. A study of femoral head avascular necrosis – Undergraduate independent research study and paper worth 4 credits