Samuel K. Van de Velde, MD, PHD

Expertise in: 
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Dr. Samuel Van de Velde, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn. He treats all aspects of the lower limb, including pediatric, adolescent, and young adult hip preservation, sports pathology of the hip and knee, and foot and ankle deformities. Dr. Van de Velde has a particular focus on specialized surgical interventions for hip and lower extremity disorders, including: periacetabular Ganz osteotomies, femoral osteotomies, surgical hip dislocation and femoral capital realignment, and hip arthroscopy.

After medical school in Louvain, Belgium, Dr. Van de Velde joined the Bioengineering Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where his NIH-funded research was commemorated with a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. While in Boston, Dr. Van de Velde was an Instructor in orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and completed his master’s degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also received the Ruth L. Kirschstein Award from the NIH and won the prestigious O'Donoghue Sports Injury Award together with Thomas J. Gill, IV, MD.

After completing his orthopedic surgical training at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, Dr. Van de Velde visited the Royal Children’s Hospital in Australia, and completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He then completed an additional year of specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of hip pathology in children and young adults in Perth, Australia. Dr. Van de Velde also received fellowship training in complex pediatric foot and ankle deformities and malformations at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Van de Velde has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his research at both national and international medical conferences. He is a reviewer for several medical journals and sits on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Van de Velde participated in two medical missions to the Comoros Islands in Africa, where he performed complex limb alignment, corrective surgeries, and trained local providers.

He lives with his wife and three children on Park Slope in Brooklyn.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Joint Replacement

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital


  • Male

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