Dr. Leesa Galatz, MD

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Dr. Leesa Galatz, MD
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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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

Dr. Galatz says...

  • 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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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis

Education

  • Medical School
    George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    George Washington University Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    George Washington University Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University PA

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • 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, Closed
  • 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 Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection