Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD

Expertise in: 
Surgery, Hand, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand, Elbow & Microvascular , Trauma
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Surgery, Trauma, Surgery, Hand, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand, Elbow & Microvascular , Arthritic Hand Reconstruction, Carpal Bones and Hand Fractures, Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopedics, Hand and Wrist Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Hand Disorder, Trauma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Orthopedic Trauma, Arthritis, Hand Surgery, Fracture, Elbow Fracture Surgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Fracture, Fractures, Malunion and Nonunion Fractures, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Hand Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Robert E. Carroll Professor of Surgery of the Hand in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Hand & Upper Extremity Service
  • Chief, Trauma Service

Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD - Surgeon of Hand, Wrist & Elbow for ColumbiaDoctors

Melvin P. Rosenwasser, MD, has expertise in orthopaedic hand, elbow, and trauma surgery, which makes him a unique specialist because he can accommodate any traumatic orthopaedic extremity problem as well as arthritic and congenital anomalies of the upper extremity.

Dr. Rosenwasser has been co-principal investigator on numerous NIH grants and awards and has authored many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on surgery of the upper extremity as well as trauma-related surgery for both upper and lower extremities. He presents scientific lectures on his specialty both here and abroad.

Dr. Rosenwasser has also served as Chairman of many national and local hand and trauma conferences. Dr. Rosenwasser has been recognized in New York Magazines "Best Doctors in New York" Hall of Fame. Dr. Rosenwasser is also the hand consultant for the New York Yankees.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New Patients:
212-305-8036
Existing Patients:
212-305-4565

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
New Patient Appointments:
212-305-4565
Primary
CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
New Patient Appointments:
212-305-4565
ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown
155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
New Patient Appointments:
914-750-4630
Englewood, NJ - 500 Grand Avenue
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: New York Orthopaedic Hospital
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NY Top Doctor

Research