Dr. Geoffrey Westrich Named to New York “Super Doctors” List
(New York, N.Y. May 21, 2015.) Dr. Geoffrey Westrich has been named to the New York “Super Doctors” list in the field of orthopedic surgery. According to the publisher, Super Doctors “is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties.”
Super Doctors identifies physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, according to the company, which publishes the list online. In addition to peer nominations, candidates are evaluated based on years of experience; hospital appointments; fellowships; professional activities; leadership positions; academic achievements and positions; publications, lectures and presentations; and honors and awards.
“I’m honored to be among the physicians named on the list,” said Dr. Westrich, who sees patients at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and at the hospital’s physician office in Fresh Meadows. Dr. Westrich is director of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Research at Hospital for Special Surgery and a professor of clinical orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Westrich dedicates his practice to hip and knee injuries and disease, arthritis management, joint replacement, minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, complex hip and knee reconstruction, and revision surgery. He is considered a leading researcher in blood clot prevention following joint replacement and has received numerous awards for his work.
In addition to his medical degree, which he received from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Westrich has a background in engineering. Upon graduating from Tufts School of Engineering, he was invited to join Eta Kappa Nu, a prestigious engineering honors society. His degree in engineering comes into play when he is called on to help design new and improved joint replacements and surgical instrumentation.
Dr. Westrich completed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, followed by a hip and knee fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is first vice president of the Eastern Orthopedic Association and 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 and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Westrich is often called upon by the media for his expertise. His successful efforts to save a woman’s leg from amputation from the hip were featured as a “medical miracle” in New York magazine, as well as in several newspaper articles and television reports.