Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-598-6674
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Named
New York Magazine Top Doctor
Named One of Most Impactful Department Chairs of Last 20 Years by the Academic Orthopaedic Consortium
Performed
More Than 5,000 Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Replacements

About Me

Growing up on Long Island, I aspired to be a doctor from the time I was nine years old. In high school, I was interested in anatomy, especially bones, muscles, and tendons. Then, when I was injured in a basketball game and watched with fascination as our team’s doctor put a cast on my leg, I knew I was made for orthopedics.

My clinical fellowship was in reconstructive surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and then I joined the NYU Langone family in 1984, specializing in orthopedic surgery. I now perform up to 350 shoulder, hip, and knee replacements each year. My research focuses on the outcomes of shoulder replacement surgery, treatments for shoulder fractures in older adults, and methods to improve orthopedic resident education.

One of the most important and meaningful things about working at NYU Langone is that it allows me to be a part of a vibrant community of professionals who provide the best, most personalized care to our patients. I sometimes wonder how the weeks go by so fast—it’s fun to come to work every day, and it has been this way for many years.


Conditions and Treatments

hip fracture, shoulder fracture, hip arthroplasty, hip dysplasia, orthopedic surgery, hip impingement syndrome, shoulder replacement, bloodless, knee fracture, knee pain, total knee replacement, knee arthritis, revision of hip replacement, hip arthritis, hip replacement
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Credentials

Positions
  • Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1986
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Brigham And Women'S Hospital, Reconstructive Surgery, 1984
  • Residency, University of Washington Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 1983
  • MD from Medical College Of Wisconsin, 1978
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NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

240 East 18th Street, Suite 21
New York, NY 10003

“I study outcomes of shoulder joint replacement surgery to improve how we treat people with arthritis.”

Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Research My Research

Interests

shoulder surgery, arthritis, shoulder replacement, hip and knee arthroplasty, geriatric hip fractures, orthopaedic residency education

Research Summary

Dr. Zuckerman's research interests include: Outcomes of Shoulder Surgery, Arthritis and Shoulder Replacement, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Geriatric Hip Fractures, and Improving Methods of Orthopaedic Residency Education

Academic Contact

Academic office

301 East 17th Street

Fourteenth Floor

New York, NY 10003

Phone

212-598-6674

Research Interests Timeline

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