Dr. John C. L'Insalata graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1986, receiving the General Excellence Award. He received his medical degree in 1990 from Cornell University Medical College, where he received several academic honors, including the General Excellence Award. He completed his internship in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Continuing his training, Dr. L'Insalata completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. L'Insalata is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has separate subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA where he served as team physician for the University of Pittsburgh athletic teams and the Robert Morris College football team and worked professionally with the Pittsburgh Ballet. Dr. L'Insalata is the author of numerous orthopaedic articles and book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally on the treatment of athletic injuries, arthroscopic surgery, and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee. He is a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Weil Medical College of Cornell University.
Dr. L'Insalata applies the principles of sports medicine developed via the treatment of collegiate and professional athletes to the treatment of each of his patients. This emphasizes the use of non-operative modalities including proper rehabilitation and injury prevention, as well as minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery to allow patients to return to full, pain-free activity as quickly and safely as possible.
Dr. L'Insalata's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. L'Insalata's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain's Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Sports Medicine Related Procedures
Trigger Finger Release
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New York.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School | Graduated 1990
Mt Sinai Med Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
Hospital For Special Surgery
Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Sports Medicine Dept.
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. L'Insalata has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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