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PARTNERING WITH COLUMBIADOCTORS, THE FACULT Y PR ACTICE OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSIT Y MEDICAL CENTER, TO OFFER COMPREHENSIVE ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE, NE W YORKŸPRESBY TERIAN L AWRENCE HOSPITAL PROVIDES EFFECTIVE CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT, ADVANCED SURGICAL TRE ATMENTS AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE DESIGNED TO HELP PATIENTS RE TURN TO A HIGH LE VEL OF ACTIVIT Y AND MOBILIT Y IN BOTH SPORTS AND ROUTINE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING. ORTHOPEDIC MEDICINE at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital: Returning Patients to Their Active Lives BY JENNIFER WEBSTER PHOTOS © DON DEMPSEY, WHITE LIGHT/SPARTINA STUDIOS Jeffrey Geller, MD, the new Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork- Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and Chief of Hip & Knee Reconstruction at Columbia University Medical Center, is a nationally recognized leader in hip and knee replacement and reconstruction. He leads the group of Columbia University Medical Center faculty who make up the new Orthopedics and Sports Medicine program at NYP Lawrence Hospital. Meet the Physician: Jeffrey A. Geller, MD CHIEF OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY at NewYork- Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, Chief of Hip & Knee Reconstruction, and Nas S. Eftekhar Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Geller studied medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, followed by a residency at New Jersey Medical School. He completed a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Geller has published numerous scholarly articles on hip and knee replacement, garnering multiple awards for his research. He serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Arthroplasty and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Dr. Geller is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association, and a member of the most prestigious academic organization for knee surgeons, The Knee Society. He is active in the development of new orthopedic techniques and has participated in industry partnerships to evaluate and improve joint replacement systems. PATIENTS PRESENT WITH a wide ra nge of conditions: older adults suf fering from cumulative degenerative joint pa in, college athletes eager to have a tendon repa ired so they ca n regain a competitive edge a nd even children with playground fractures. Whether injuries are long in coming or traumatic and unexpected, the expert physicians at NYP Lawrence Hospital can manage every detail of care from stabilization through recovery. "Our department oŠers full-spectrum orthopedic subspecialty care at an academic level," says JeŠrey A. Geller, MD, newly appointed Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at NYP Lawrence and Chief of Hip & Knee Reconstruction at Columbia University Medical Center. "We have specialists in hip and knee replace- ment, hip and knee arthroplasty, and orthopedic trauma. We oŠer a ll aspects of sports medicine subspecia lty coverage, specialty spine, hand and upper-extremity care, and specialty foot and ankle care." 0 6C O V E R F E A T U R E

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