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Chair

Nicholas Sgaglione, MD.
Chair

Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione

Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione is Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the School of Medicine and at Northwell Health. He holds the title of Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and serves as the Program Director for Northwell Health Department of Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program.  

Dr. Sgaglione graduated in 1983 from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he also completed a surgical internship. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and a  postgraduate fellowship in sports medicine and knee, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and reconstruction at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Los Angeles.

Dr. Sgaglione serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the largest orthopedic surgical subspecialty society, and has been elected to the presidential line, currently serving as second vice – president. He also has been elected to and serves as the New York State delegate for the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.   He is an active member of the American Orthopedic Association, the oldest and most prestigious national orthopedic association with membership limited to physician leaders who have made significant contributions in education and research in orthopedic surgery. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, International Cartilage Repair Society and New York Society of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Sgaglione serves on the editorial board of several medical journals and is the author of more than 50 published articles and book chapters on knee, shoulder, ankle and articular cartilage surgery and arthroscopy. He has co-authored and edited two textbooks on arthroscopy and orthopedic surgery, and has lectured internationally on sports medicine and care of athletic injuries.

Dr. Sgaglione specializes in sports medicine, particularly knee, shoulder and elbow problems and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery including knee and shoulder replacement surgery and cartilage transplantation. He has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors of New York and Best Doctors of America since 2007.