2022 Year In Review: New Faculty
Meet the new faculty who joined the Columbia Orthopedics Team over the last year
Columbia Orthopedics welcomed nine new faculty members into our ranks in 2022. This select group of specialists are among the very best the field of orthopedics has to offer, embodying the principles of clinical, research, and academic excellence that have guided our organization for more than a century.
They all come to us with specialized training from some of the nation’s most prestigious orthopedic programs and academic medical institutions—including Columbia. Their understanding and enthusiasm for the latest advanced techniques and technologies will help us maintain our position as a leader in clinical excellence and innovation.
This group of new faculty members includes physician-scientists with extensive publication resumes and deep research backgrounds, continuing our legacy of improving care through careful and thoughtful investigation and analysis. Many of the new recruits bring experience working with professional athletic organizations, including the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball, as well as a number of Division I collegiate programs. Their accomplishments also include an impressive array of awards recognizing their leadership skills, further strengthening Columbia’s commitment to advancing and supporting the next generation of orthopedic specialists.
These new team members will help Columbia Orthopedics expand our presence and deliver the highest level of care to new areas and patient populations. They will provide services at NewYork-Presbyterian Milstein Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester.
We are excited to see their impact as providers and leaders both here at Columbia and across all of orthopedic medicine.
Meet the New Faculty Members:
Bonnie Chien, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle conditions. Originally from Taipei, Dr. Chien completed her orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard and her fellowship training at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. She sees patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Milstein Hospital.
Rob Christian, MD, MBA, is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon working with athletes of all ages and skill levels. He completed his residency training at Northwestern University, where he served as chief resident, followed by fellowships in sports medicine and arthroscopic hip preservation at Duke University. He sees patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Milstein Hospital.
Michael Knudsen, MD, is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in the treatment of athletes and non-athletes with shoulder and elbow injuries. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, followed by the prestigious Columbia shoulder and elbow fellowship with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He sees patients at our NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester location.
Evan Trupia, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper-extremity surgery. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and his fellowship training at New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital. He sees patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.
Nana Sarpong, MD, MBA, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where he was elected as executive chief resident, followed by the prestigious adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He sees patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Milstein Hospital.
Carl Herndon, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where he also served as administrative chief resident. He then completed his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at OrthoCarolina, one of the nation’s leading independent orthopedic practices. He sees patients at our NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester location.
Hasani Swindell, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, followed by advanced specialized training in sports medicine, shoulder surgery, and cartilage restoration at the renowned Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. He sees patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Christopher Scanlon, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement. He completed his orthopedic residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed his fellowship training as part of the New York University Langone/ISK adult reconstruction fellowship program. He sees patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Rikhev Kashyap, DO, is a sports medicine physician specializing in the nonoperative management of musculoskeletal problems in pediatric and adult patients. He completed his family medicine residency at La Grange Memorial Hospital in Illinois, followed by fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center. He sees patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.