My passion for understanding the structure and function of things led me to study physics in college. My father, who was my role model, was a surgeon, and I found surgery to be my ultimate calling. After completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at McGill University, I completed a fellowship in arthritis and adult reconstructive surgery in New York.
As a knee and hip surgeon and co-director of the orthopedic robotic surgery program, I specialize in developing and using advanced surgical techniques, such as robotic-assisted surgery and sensors to balance optimal precision and navigation. For people who have severe knee and hip conditions, these technologies offer new hope for a faster recovery and a better chance at lasting improved function.
In my office, I spend a lot of time with patients and their families. I believe that patient education and communication are essential to successful treatment. People have the right to know which treatments are available and will be the most effective for them. Together, we review all treatment options, allowing for nonsurgical treatment first, if reasonable. Recognizing my patients’ cultural heritage is also an important part of treatment, as it helps me to understand their specific needs and better serve them.
We have collaborative care teams who monitor patients’ activities and provide new mobile applications and home equipment with remote feedback sensors. These allow people who have hip or knee surgery to recover more quickly and be considered for early discharge from the hospital, sometimes as soon as the same day of surgery. I am pleased to lead NYU Langone’s same day and rapid discharge initiative for people who have knee surgery.
To improve care for patients, I founded and co-lead the Advanced Arthroplasty Research Laboratory, where I study joint replacement surgery in collaboration with members of our research faculty and with members of the faculty at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Our pioneering work in integrating sensors and robotic techniques into joint replacement procedures has been published in leading journals. Our research has also been recognized by specialized organizations, such as the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty and the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery.
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- Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1997
Education and Training
- Fellowship, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Hip & Knee, 1995
- Residency, McGill University, 1993
- MD from McGill University, 1988
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Research My Research
1. Smart Implant Technology: Development of emerging new technology using miniaturized chip technology in pressure-based knee and hip balancing and alignment surgical instrumentation. This technology aims at creating the first wave of smart implants, which should provide critical in-vivo clinical outcomes data for registries and future implant designs.
2. Minimally Invasive Surgery: Development and refinement of novel surgical approaches to hip and knee arthroplasty surgery: Northern Approach to the hip, modified subvastus approach to the knee, MIS mini posterior approach to the hip.
3. Computer Assisted Navigation: Development and clinical implementation and validation of non-invasive Computer Assisted Surgery of the knee and the hip.
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Motor-sparing spinal anesthesiatoallow active balancing during total knee arthroplasty [Meeting Abstract]
Regional anesthesia & pain medicine. 2018 October; Conference:(37th):e97
Hip international. 2018 September; Conference:(13th):134-135
Knee. 2018 Aug 21; 25(4):650-656