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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (6)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michelle Carlson is Excellent. Dr. Carlson has been reviewed by 13 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.6
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 4.8
Spends Time with Me 4.6
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Michelle Carlson, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand.

  • She has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Trigger Finger Disorder
  • Wrist Injury

Education & Awards

Dr. Carlson graduated from Cornell University, New York. She has 14 awards.

Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
T. Campbell Thompson Prize
Lewis Clark Wagner Research Award
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011
AOA Traveling Fellowship Award
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society/Zimmer Research Grant
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2009, 2012 - 2015)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2001 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Carlson has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Hospital For Special Surgery 
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell 

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Additional Information
Dr. Michelle Gerwin Carlson MD is a female Hand Surgeion, has 24 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand and Surgery of the Hand.
Where does Dr. Michelle G. Carlson practice?
Dr. Michelle Carlson has 2 office locations.
Dr. Michelle Carlson practices Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand and Surgery of the Hand near New York, NY.
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