Dr. Leesa Galatz, MD

Dr. Leesa Galatz, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Leesa Galatz, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.Read her story

5 E 98th St

New York, NY 10029

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Galatz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brachial Plexus Palsy
normal
more than 85% of peers
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
normal
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Galatz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Galatz "Dr. Galatz is the Mount Sinai Professor and Chair of the Leni and Peter May Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital System in New York. She specializes in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. She previously served as the Fellowship Director for the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship as well as Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Service at Washington University. Her primary research interest throughout her career has been basic science of rotator cuff disease and tendon healing as it pertains to cuff repair. She is a Co-Primary Investigator on two major projects funded by the National Institute of Health which focus on rotator cuff degeneration and repair, and tissue engineering strategies for tendon repair. Her research is complemented with clinical projects with her colleagues on Shoulder and Elbow problems. Dr. Galatz has served as a faculty member in numerous courses on a national and international level, lecturing on a variety of clinical topics pertaining to Shoulder and Elbow pathology. She was the recipient of the Neer award for Basic Science Research at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting in 2009. Dr. Galatz received the 2014 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Award along withher colleagues for research on the natural history of rotator cuff disease. In 2007, she was a European Shoulder and Elbow Traveling Fellow, sponsored by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and was an American British Canadian Traveling Fellow in 2009. Dr. Galatz is the Associate Editor for Basic Science for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and is a peer reviewer for multiple other orthopedic publications. She has served as a Member at Large on the Board of AAOS and as a Delegate on the Board of AOA. Dr. Galatz is currently a Member at Large on the Board of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Focus Adhesive Capsulitis-Arthroscopic Surgery Adhesive Capsulitis-Closed Manipulation Arthroscopy Clavicle Fracture Elbow Fracture Elbow Sprain Fracture Reduction Frozen Shoulder Lateral Epicondylitis Medial Epicondylitis Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Rotator Cuff Injury Rotator Cuff Repair Shoulder Dislocation Shoulder Instability Shoulder Labral Tear Shoulder Sprain Shoulder Tendinopathy Tendon Repair "
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Hyperextension
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
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31  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University PA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Galatz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Galatz's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galatz to family and friends
22 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Galatz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

she's a genius! very grateful
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