Robert Meyerson MD

Robert Meyerson MD
Robert Meyerson MD

Dr. Robert Meyerson is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and knee replacement surgery. He is double board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in both Orthopaedic Surgery and in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Meyerson is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He currently serves as the Division Chief of Sports Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital and as well as the Coordinator of Sports Medicine for the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency training program. Dr. Meyerson has been intimately involved in the training of orthopedic surgery residents and medical students for 22 years. He served as Associate Chief of Sports Medicine at St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center, the Manhattan teaching campus for New York Medical College from 2002 -2010, and he served as the program coordinator for the Kingsbrook Jewish Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program from 1991 – 2005.In addition, he served as the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center from 2005 to 2007.

His interests in sports medicine began in college while playing baseball for Columbia University. Brooklyn born, Dr. Meyerson earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Downstate. After finishing his orthopedic surgery residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Joint Diseases-Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Meyerson has presented research at the annual meeting for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and at Specialty Day for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is past-president for the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society.

Dr. Meyerson specializes in the care of the injured athlete utilizing advanced techniques in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. However, many orthopedic injuries and conditions do not require surgery and when appropriate, Dr. Meyerson strongly advocates conservative treatment including physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and activity modification. He cares for athletes of all ages,from adolescents to high school and collegiate athletes, as well as the “weekend warrior”. Dr. Meyerson also has extensive experience treating degenerative arthritis and utilizes the latest techniques in total and partial joint replacement surgery.

 

Education

  • State University of New York at Downstate, M.D.
    Brooklyn, New York, 1981-1985

  • Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A.
    New York, N.Y., 1977-1981
    Honors: Dean’s List 1978-1981
    Varsity Letter, Columbia University Baseball

Post Graduate Training

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Hospital for Joint Diseases-Orthopedic Institute
    New York, N.Y., July 1990-December 1990

  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
    Brooklyn, N.Y., 1986-1990

  • General Surgery Internship
    State University of New York at Downstate
    Brooklyn, New York, 1985-1986

Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1986
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1993
  • Re-Certification, 2004
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine,
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009

Hospital Affiliations

  • New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital, 5/2010- present
    Chief, Division of Sports Medicine,
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • The New York Methodist Hospital, 04 /2008 – present
    Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 1991 – present

Academic Appointments and Past Affiliations:

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, 2012
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • New York Medical College, 2009
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1995
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center, 2005 – 2007
    Chief, Division of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, 1991-2005
    Coordinator, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center- Manhattan, 2002-2010
    Associate Chief, Section of Sports Medicine,
    Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Beth Israel Medical Center, 1991-2005
    Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
  • St. John’s Riverside Hospital, 2011
    Attending Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • New York County Medical Society
  • Kings County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Brooklyn Orthopedic Society, Past President

Publications

  • Siddiqui, SA., Rocco, J., McKechnie, A., Meyerson, R., Sands, AK.: Technique for percutaneous Insertion of Intramedullary Nail for Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures, American Journal of Orthopedics, 2004; Vol 33(3):117-120
  • Siddiqui, SA., Mashoo,f AA., Strehlow, AN., Lipton, JF., Vallejo, C., Meyerson, R.: Painful Patella in a 64 Year Old Woman: Radiology Pathology Conference. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research August 2003; Vol. 413:309-315
  • Bolonos, A., Vigorita, V., Meyerson, R., D’Ambrosio, F., Bryk, E.: “Intraarticular Histopathologic Changes Secondary to Local Lead Intoxication in Rabbit Knee Joints: A Preliminary Study”. Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection and Critical Care 1995; Vol. 38(4):668-671