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Northwell appoints new orthopedic surgeons at two hospitals

The surgeons are from Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, which serves as team physicians for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dr. Anthony A. Romeo will serve as chief

Dr. Anthony A. Romeo will serve as chief of shoulder and elbow surgery at Northwell's Lenox Hill Hospital. Photo Credit: Northwell Health

Northwell Health has appointed six Rothman Orthopaedic Institute surgeons to clinical leadership positions at two of its locations, Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow and Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.

The New Hyde Park-based health system said the five physicians who will now lead Phelps’ orthopedic services will be based at Rothman’s recently opened Tarrytown office — the first practice in New York established by the well-known Philadelphia orthopedic group.

Rothman also plans to open Manhattan offices in October at 176 Third Avenue, at 16th Street  and in April 2019 at 770 Lexington Avenue, between 60th and 61st streets. The Lexington location will be led by Dr. Anthony A. Romeo, chief of orthopedics at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute-New York, who will also serve as chief of shoulder and elbow surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Northwell originally signed a strategic affiliation agreement with Rothman in April 2017.

“We anticipate further integration into the Northwell system as our partnership grows," said Alexander R. Vaccaro, president of Rothman.

Rothman operates more than 30 locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, including two orthopedic urgent care clinics. It performs about 13,000 hip and knee replacements, more than 3,000 spine procedures and more than 10,000 surgeries as part of its sports medicine practice. Rothman serves as team physicians for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and other professional and college sports teams in Philadelphia.

Northwell Health is the largest private employer in New York with about 66,000 employees. It operates 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and has more than 18,500 affiliated physicians.

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