Dr. Geoffrey Westrich Named to "Super Doctors" List of Top Orthopedic Surgeons
(New York, N.Y. May 24, 2016). Dr. Geoffrey Westrich has been named to "Super Doctors," a directory of outstanding physicians in various medical specialties published by MSP Communications. The list appears online and also came out in a special insert in The New York Times. Potential candidates are evaluated based on various indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including hospital appointments, leadership positions, academic achievements, publications, and professional activities, according to the publisher. Doctors cannot pay to appear in the directory.
Dr. Westrich sees patients at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and at an affiliated office in Fresh Meadows, Queens. "I’m honored to be among the select group of physicians named to this list," said Dr. Westrich, research director of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at the hospital. He is also a professor of 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 conditions, treating adults of all ages. He specializes in joint replacement surgery, revision hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive joint replacement, and complex hip and knee reconstruction. 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 is president of the prestigious Eastern Orthopaedic 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, the American Medical Association and the Arthritis Foundation.
Dr. Westrich has been called upon by the media for his expertise. His successful efforts to save a woman’s leg after several doctors told her it needed to be amputated were featured as a “medical miracle” in New York magazine, as well as in several newspaper articles and television reports.