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Dr. Geoffrey Westrich Named Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery

(New York, N.Y. January 2008). For the second year in a row, Dr. Geoffrey Westrich is among a select group of orthopedic surgeons featured in the latest edition of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, published by Castle Connolly. The book is the authoritative guide to finding the best physicians in the tri-state area, representing the top 10 percent of doctors in more than 70 medical specialties, according to the publisher. Dr. Westrich is an orthopedic surgeon, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Joint Replacement Research at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. He also has an office in Fresh Meadows, Queens.

Physicians named in the Top Doctors guide are selected based on a survey of their peers and hospital executives. According to the publisher, they "seek nominations not only of those who excel in academic medicine and research but, most importantly, those doctors who exhibit excellence in patient care, someone to whom nominating physicians would send members of their own family."

"I'm honored to be among the select group of physicians named in this guidebook," said Dr. Westrich. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Westrich specializes in hip and knee injuries and disease, minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, and total joint replacement. He is considered a leading researcher in blood clot prevention following joint replacement and has received numerous awards for his work.

He belongs to a number of professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Orthopedic Association, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Arthritis Foundation and the Eastern Orthopedic Association. Dr. Westrich is often called upon by members of the media for his expertise. He has been featured in newspaper, magazine and Internet articles, as well as in television and radio reports. His successful efforts to save a woman's leg from amputation from the hip were featured as a "medical miracle" in New York magazine in 2006.

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