Dr. Louis Catalano III, MD

Dr. Louis Catalano III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Louis Catalano III, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Read his story

485 Madison Ave Fl 8

New York, NY 10022

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • 6 More

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Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 97% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Catalano III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Catalano III "Dr. Catalano is a board certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon based in New York City. Dr. Catalano takes care of many musicians from the NYC Philharmonic and Lincoln Center, as well as many Broadway actors and dancers. Dr. Catalano was the Fordham University's team physician from 2002-2014 and is the shoulder specialist for Team New York Aquatics swim team. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Attending Hand Surgeon at the Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at OrthoManhattan. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Catalano earned his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and was a resident at Washington University/Barnes Hospital. He was awarded a fellowship in congenital hand deformities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, a shoulder surgery fellowship at Columbia University, and an upper extremity fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital. He was the Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery Residency/Program director at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital from 2001 – 2015, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2000-2013 and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai West from 2013-2015. He was an Attending Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital from 2002 – 2015, and Attending Hand Surgeon at the CV Starr Hand Surgery Center at Roosevelt Hospital from 2000 – 2015. His numerous publications have appeared in many leading surgical publications. He is an associate scientific editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Catalano frequently gives national research presentations on hand and upper extremity surgery and was named teacher of the year by the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Orthopedic Surgery Program in 2005. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Catalano currently resides in Pelham Manor with his wife and two children. In addition to fishing, Dr. Catalano participates in marathon and triathlon races to raise money for cancer research. He is also a founding member of Team Continuum, which has raised millions of dollars for cancer patients and their families."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's 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, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • John's Hopkins U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Washington U/b Jh/slch Conc
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Catalano III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Catalano III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Catalano III to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Catalano III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Bronxville |
Great Doc, friendly, knowledgeable and interested in providing you the personal attention your health care needs. Strongly Recommended. OG Esq.
in New York, NY |
He's all about surgery. I saw Dr. Catalano for a minor hand fracture. The experience was rushed, and informal. He did not do a good job of explaining my injury and options. He pushed surgery without even explaining a non-surgical option. He was dishonest in his report stating that I wished to proceed with surgery. Seeing Dr. Catalano delayed me in getting proper attention for my injury. I thankfully saw another surgeon who was honest and am now in-process with non-surgical healing.
in Brooklyn, NY |
i've known dr catalano for over 15 years and have always turned to him whenever i had an issue with my health. he's personable with a great bedside manner and i would highly recommend him to my friends and family. he always makes himself available if questions arise and he goes the extra mile when resolving issues with insurance companies. i think he's great as a person and physician.
in New Rochelle, NY |
He is a great doctor and surgeon. He is always on time and results from surgery were perfect.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Catalano is not only a talented doctor who really cares about the quality of his surgery but he also cares a great deal about his interaction with his patients. I highly recommend him and am very pleased with the results of my surgery..
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Dr. Catalano III accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthFirst
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Catalano III has admitting privileges

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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