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Donald J. Rose, MD

Affiliated Provider
Affiliated providers provide medical care at an NYU Langone location or a private practice, and are not employed by NYU Langone Health.
  • Specialties: Sports Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Treats: Adults
  • Languages: English, French, Hebrew, Italian
  • Phone: 212-348-3636
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As a sports medicine physician and orthopedic surgeon, I treat dancers and athletes of all levels, from the young developing student to the weekend warrior to the advanced athlete or performer. I chose to specialize in sports medicine because of my interest and past participation in sports at a high level, especially as a rower.

Because I’m familiar with the mindset and physical requirements of athletes and performers, as their doctor, I can relate to them and better serve their needs. I practice an aggressively conservative approach to sports and dance injuries, whether through nonoperative or operative management.

Since 1988, I have served as the founding director of the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, where I manage injuries that are unique to dancers and conduct research on dance injury treatments. Additionally, I have served as an orthopedic consultant for several dance companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and STREB Extreme Action, and for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. I have also been an orthopedic consultant for the National Football League, Cirque du Soleil, The Joyce Theater, and SUNY Purchase, and served as the New York medical director for the Women’s Association of Volleyball Professionals tour.

In 1997, I received the Dance Library of Israel Documents of Dance Award. In 2002, I was honored by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with their Distinguished Alumnus Award, and in 2012, with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Distinguished Alumnus Award. I have been recognized by Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” series and as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors in New York.” Also, I have served on the editorial and advisory boards of several professional journals.

Conditions and Treatments

  • achilles tendon rupture
  • anterior cruciate ligament tear
  • clavicle fracture
  • knee injury
  • knee ligament tear
  • shoulder injury
  • sports injury
  • ankle surgery
  • arthroscopic surgery
  • bloodless surgery
  • elbow surgery
  • hip arthroscopy
  • knee surgery
  • ligament reconstruction
  • platelet rich plasma

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1988
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Temple University Hospital, Sports Medicine, 1986
  • Residency, Hospital For Joint Diseases, 1985
  • MD from Univ. Medicine & Dentistry NJ, 1980

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MetroPlus
    • MetroPlus Child Health
    • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
    • MetroPlus Family Health
    • MetroPlus Medicare
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Donald J. Rose, MD does not accept insurance.

Locations and Appointments

RYC Orthopedics, PC

55 E. 86th St, #1A, New York, NY 10028









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