Daniel Barrett Polatsch, MD Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Daniel Barrett Polatsch, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
New York, NY 10065 (1 other location)
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About Daniel Barrett Polatsch MD

Daniel Polatsch, MD, is a Manhattan-based orthopaedic hand surgeon who has been recognized as New York s Top doctors by New York Magazine, Castle Connolly, New York Times Super Doctors, and U.S. News and World Report for over eight consecutive years. Dr. Polatsch is the co-director and cofounder of the New York Hand and Wrist Center of Lenox and was recruited by Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health to establish and build a world-renowned Hand Surgery Center. He was also recently inducted as the newest president of The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) one of the largest hand organizations in the US by his peers. Dr. Polatsch is nationally and internationally known for excellence in the comprehensive management of complex hand, wrist, and elbow disorders. He is responsible for the teaching and education of resident doctors who are training to become future orthopedic surgeons and hand surgeons. Dr. Polatsch is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is board certified in both orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery. He underwent additional specialty training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery at the renowned Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship in Boston. Prior to becoming the codirector of the New York Hand and Wrist Center he was the program director of the Mount Sinai Orthopedic Hand Surgery Fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Polatsch is on the editorial review board of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Journal of Orthopaedics and Orthopedics for his expertise in hand surgery and has published extensively on a wide variety of hand and upper extremity topics in a multitude of peer-reviewed journals. He has presented his research extensively at regional and national society meetings. He has also authored many book chapters most notably on topics related to the care and treatment of elite and professional athletes. Dr. Polatsch earned his undergraduate degree with distinction at the University of Michigan and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society for his superior scholastic achievements and earned independent research honors. His postgraduate training included a surgical internship at NYU Medical Center followed by an orthopaedic surgery residency at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he was appointed administrative chief resident in his final year. He then underwent further specialty training at the Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program, which included training at Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston Children s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.


Dr. Daniel Barrett Polatsch has 2 locations

Northwell Health 222 Westchester Avenue White Plains, NY 10604


Dr. Daniel Barrett Polatsch has the following specialty


26 Years Experience

New York University Medical Center


New York University School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1997

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