St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (SLRHC) was formed in 1979 upon the merger of St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. SLRHC consists of two sites located along on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with Roosevelt Hospital located at Tenth Avenue at 59th Street and St. Luke’s Hospital located at Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street. The St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals, established in 1846 and 1871, respectively, brought to their merger extraordinary records of medical "firsts" and commitment to their patients.
Today, the two sites respond to the diverse needs and challenges of New York City’s population; serving some of the world’s most influential figures to some of the cities most needy. There is a continual flux of attendings, house staff, patients, and administrative personnel between these two sites, and SLRHC is considered a single institution. A hospital-provided bus is available for travel between sites.
The primary mission of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery is to provide care of the highest quality to all orthopedic patients presenting to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, regardless of the patient’s race, religion, sexual orientation or ability to pay. To accomplish this task, we have an outstanding attending staff with fellowship training in all of the subspecialties of orthopedic surgery, and most hold teaching appointments at Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons, including some with the rank of clinical professor.
The Hospital Center maintains a close academic affiliation with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. All academic appointments for the attending surgeons of the SLRHC Department of Orthopedic Surgery are through Columbia University. However, the orthopedic surgery residency of SLRHC is run as an entirely separate and independent entity from the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital Orthopedic Surgery program.
The residency program is currently approved for 15 positions, three in each year of a five-year program. The PGY-1 residents (i.e. “interns”) are provided with a schedule of 12 one-month rotations controlled solely by the chairman of orthopedics. These rotations are in compliance with the guidelines of the Residency Review Committee for resident education.
Above all, we strive to provide superior quality education to our orthopedic residents, fellows, third and fourth year medical students from Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons, as well as fourth year students from medical schools over a broad geographic area. By practicing with the highest standard of care, we strive to advance the knowledge of our hospital staff, patients and the community.
George L. Unis, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Louis W. Catalano III, MD
Director, Residency Program
C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center
The Department of Orthopedics, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, it's Governing Body, Medical Staff and Administration maintains compliance with New York State Part 405 and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) policies related to regulations governing resident work hours by monitoring the hours worked by its residents.
Monitoring of resident work hours and supervision is an integrated part of the Hospital's Quality Improvement Program. Findings are aggregated and reported by the Designated Institution Officer (DIO) for the Graduate Medical Education Committee and presented to the Quality Performance and Improvement Committee.
We invite all applicants interested in learning more about our training program from our current residents to contact Kathy Langworthy at email@example.com and Christella Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Outside Elective Rotations:
For information and to apply for the 4th year elective, all questions should be sent to the following email: email@example.com
1000 Tenth Ave
at 59th Street
New York, NY 10019