• Outstanding care
    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions
  • Outstanding care
    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions
  • Outstanding care
    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions
  • Outstanding care
    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions

Daniel B. Polatsch, M.D

Academic Appointments/ Hospial Affiliations

Co-Director of The New York Hand and Wrist Center of Lenox Hill 03/01/15 to Present
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
01/01/14 to 03/01/2015
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
01/01/05 to 12/31/13
Program Director
Icahn School of Medicine Orthopedic Hand Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel,
New York, NY
01/01/14 to 12/31/2014
Program Director
Albert Einstein Orthopedic Hand Surgery Fellowship Program at Beth Israel Medical Center,
New York, NY
01/01/12 to 12/31/13
Associate Fellowship Director
Albert Einstein Hand Surgery Fellowship Program at Beth Israel Medical Center,
New York, NY
01/01/05 to 12/31/11

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC
July 21, 2005
Recertified January 1, 2016

Subspecialty Board Certification

Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Chapel Hill, NC
August 2, 2008
Recertified January 1, 2016

Postgraduate Training

Harvard Hand and Upper Upper-Extremity Fellowship Program
Program Director: Barry P. Simmons, M.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

08/2002 – 08/2003
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
Program Director: Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD
New York University-The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY
July 1, 1998- June 26, 2002
Surgical Internship, General Surgery
Program Director: H Leon Pachter, MD
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
7/1997-98

Education

New York University School of Medicine,
New York, NY
M.D. with honors
9/93-6/97
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
1989-93

Honors And Awards

New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Secretary 2016-17
Dr. Maurice Cowen Award for Excellence in Resident Education 2016
NYPD Honorary Police Surgeon 2015-Present
NY State Troopers PBA Police Surgeon 2015-Present
New York Magazine’s Best Doctors 2017
New York Magazine’s Best Doctors 2016
New York Magazine’s Best Doctors 2015
New York Magazine’s Best Doctors 2014
New York Magazine’s Best Doctors 2013
Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2012-17
New York Times Best Doctors – “Super Doctors™” 2010-17
Patients Choice Award, Vitals.com 2009-17
Patients Choice 5th Anniversary Award, Vitals.com 2013
Top Ten Doctors, Vitals.com 2014
Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award, Vitals.com 2009-15
Administrative Chief Resident

NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases Residency Program New York, NY
2001-02
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
1995
Independent Study Research Honors
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
1994
Bachelor of Science with Distinction
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1993
Class Honors for Superior Scholastic Performance in Consecutive Semesters
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1990-93

Professional Memberships

NYPD Honorary Police Surgeon 2015-Present
New York State Troopers PBA Police Surgeon 2015-Present
International Wrist Investigators Workshop 2011-Present
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Editorial Review Board 2016-Present
Orthopedics, Editorial Review Board 2012-Present
American Journal of Orthopaedics, Editorial Review Board 2006-Present
New York Society for Surgery of the Hand 2006-Present
American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2005-Present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2005-Present

Publications

  1. Polatsch DB, Rabinovich RV, Beldner S. The Double Thenar Flap: A Technique to Reconstruct 2 Fingertip Amputations Simultaneously. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 May;42(5):396.e1-396.
  2. Mallee WH, Mellema JJ, Guitton TG, Goslings JC, Ring D, Doornberg JN, Polatsch DB*. Arch Erratum to: 6-week radiographs unsuitable for diagnosis of suspected scaphoid fractures. Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s00402-017-2663-5. PMID: 28283742
  3. Claeesen, FM, Stoop N, Doornberg JN, Guitton TG, van den Bekerom MP, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Interpretation of Post-operative Distal Humerus Radiographs After Internal Fixation: Prediction of Later Loss of Fixation. J Hand Surg Am.
    2016 Oct;41(10):e337-e341
  4. Beldner S, Polatsch DB. Arthrodesis of the Metacarpophalangeal and Interphalangeal Joints of the Hand: Current Concepts. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016, May;24(5):290-7. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-15-00033. PubMed PMID: 27097126.
  5. Polatsch DB. The Double Thenar Flap: A Novel Technique to Simultaneously Reconstruct Two Fingertip Amputations. Bone Health. Winter 2016; 3-4.
  6. Janssen SJ, Molleman J, Guitton TG, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Erratum to: What Middle Phalanx Base Fracture Characteristics are Most Reliable and Useful for Surgical Decision-making? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Apr;474(4):1080-1. doi: 10.1007/s11999-016-4728-0. PubMed PMID: 26842233; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4773352.
  7. Becker SJ, Bruinsma WE, Guitton TG, van der Horst CM, Strackee SD, Ring D, Polatsch DB*;Interobserver Agreement of the Eaton-Glickel Classification for Trapeziometacarpal and Scaphotrapezial Arthrosis. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Apr;41(4):532-540.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.12.028. Epub 2016 Jan 27. PubMed PMID: 26826947.
  8. Janssen SJ, Teunis T, Guitton TG, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Do Surgeons Treat Their Patients Like They Would Treat Themselves? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Nov;473(11):3564-72. doi: 10.1007/s11999-015-4304-z. PubMed PMID: 25957212; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4586191.
  9. Mellema JJ, Doornberg JN, Guitton TG, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Biomechanical studies: science (f)or common sense? Injury. 2014 Dec;45(12):2035-9. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2014.09.014. Epub 2014 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 25306381.
  10. Döring AC, Hageman MG, Mulder FJ, Guitton TG, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Trigger finger: assessment of surgeon and patient preferences and priorities for decision making. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Nov;39(11):2208-13.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.08.010. Epub 2014 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 25283491.
  11. Hageman MG, Jayakumar P, King JD, Guitton TG, Doornberg JN, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; The factors influencing the decision making of operative treatment for proximal humeral fractures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jan;24(1):e21-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.05.013. Epub 2014 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 25168346.
  12. Hageman MG, Kinaci A, Ju K, Guitton TG, Mudgal CS, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Carpal tunnel syndrome: assessment of surgeon and patient preferences and priorities for decision-making. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Sep;39(9):1799-1804.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.05.035. Epub 2014 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 25087865.
  13. Melamed E, Polatsch DB, Beldner S, Melone CP Jr. Simulated distal interphalangeal joint fusion of the index and middle fingers in 0° and 20° of flexion: a comparison of grip strength and dexterity. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Oct;39(10):1986-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.06.021. Epub 2014 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 25066294.
  14. Tosti R, Ilyas AM, Mellema JJ, Guitton TG, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Interobserver variability in the treatment of little finger metacarpal neck fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Sep;39(9):1722-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.05.023. Epub 2014 Jul 14.
    PubMed PMID: 25034789.
  15. Bruinsma WE, Guitton T, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Radiographic loss of contact between radial head fracture fragments is moderately reliable. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jul;472(7):2113-9. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3592-z. PubMed PMID:
    24711128; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4048410.
  16. Melamed E, Polatsch D. Partial lacerations of peripheral nerves. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jun;39(6):1201-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.01.026. Epub 2014 Mar 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 24630944.
  17. Gradl G, Neuhaus V, Fuchsberger T, Guitton TG, Prommersberger KJ, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Radiographic diagnosis of scapholunate dissociation among intraarticular fractures of the distal radius: interobserver reliability. J Hand Surg Am.
    2013 Sep;38(9):1685-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.05.039. Epub 2013 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 23910379.
  18. Melamed E, Katz EG, Polatsch D. Pathological fracture of the trapezoid secondary to an intraosseous ganglion. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Jan;40(1):98-9. doi: 10.1177/1753193413497867. Epub 2013 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 23855038.
  19. Hageman MG, Guitton TG, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; How surgeons make decisions when the evidence is inconclusive. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jun;38(6):1202-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.02.032. Epub 2013 May 4. PubMed PMID: 23647639.
  20. Neuhaus V, Bot AG, Guitton TG, Ring DC, Polatsch DB*; Scapula fractures: interobserver reliability of classification and treatment. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Mar;28(3):124-9. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31829673e2. PubMed PMID:
    23629469.
  21. Hageman MG, Becker SJ, Bot AG, Guitton T, Ring D, Polatsch DB*; Variation in recommendation for surgical treatment for compressive neuropathy. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 May;38(5):856-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.02.008. Epub 2013
    Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 23561726.
  22. Melone CP Jr, Polatsch DB. Surgical treatment of scapholunate dissociation in the professional basketball player: commentary. Hand Clin. 2012 Aug;28(3):265-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2012.05.003. Epub 2012 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 22883860.
  23. Melone CP Jr, Polatsch DB, Flink G, Horak B, Beldner S. Scapholunate interosseous ligament disruption in professional basketball players: treatment by direct repair and dorsal ligamentoplasty. Hand Clin. 2012 Aug;28(3):253-60, vii.
    doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2012.05.002. PubMed PMID: 22883858.
  24. Melone CP Jr, Polatsch DB, Beldner S, Khorsandi M. Volar plate repair for posttraumatic hyperextension deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2010 Apr;39(4):190-4. PubMed PMID: 20512172.
  25. Melone CP Jr, Polatsch DB, Beldner S. Disabling hand injuries in boxing: boxer’s knuckle and traumatic carpal boss. Clin Sports Med. 2009 Oct;28(4):609-21,vii. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2009.06.004. Review. PubMed PMID: 19819405.
  26. Polatsch DB, Melone CP Jr, Beldner S, Incorvaia A. Ulnar nerve anatomy. Hand Clin. 2007 Aug;23(3):283-9, v. Review. PubMed PMID: 17765580.
  27. Polatsch DB, Paksima N. Basal joint arthritis: diagnosis and treatment. Bull\NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2006;64(3-4):178-84. Review. PubMed PMID: 17155927.
  28. Polatsch DB, Foster LG, Posner MA. An unusual rupture of the flexor carpi radialis tendon: a case report. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2006 Mar;35(3):141-3. PubMed PMID: 16610380.
  29. Zuckerman JD, Shin SS, Polatsch DB, Schweitzer M. Concurrent bilateral femoral neck stress fractures and osteonecrosis of the hip. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Apr;88(4):857-60. PubMed PMID: 16595478.
  30. Shin RD, Polatsch DB, Rokito AS, Zuckerman JD. Posterior capsulorrhaphy for treatment of recurrent posterior glenohumeral instability. Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2005;63(1-2):9-12. PubMed PMID: 16536210.
  31. Bong MR, Polatsch DB, Jazrawi LM, Rokito AS. Chronic exertional
    compartment
    syndrome: diagnosis and management. Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2005;62(3-4):77-84. Review. PubMed PMID: 16022217.
  32. Polatsch DB, Baskies MA, Hommen JP, Egol KA, Koval KJ. Tape blisters that develop after hip fracture surgery: a retrospective series and a review of the literature. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2004 Sep;33(9):452-6. PubMed PMID: 15509110.
  33. Elkowitz SJ, Kubiak EN, Polatsch D, Cooper J, Kummer FJ, Koval KJ. Comparison of two headless screw designs for fixation of capitellum fractures. Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2003;61(3-4):123-6. PubMed PMID: 15156810.
  34. Koval KJ, Egol KA, Polatsch DB, Baskies MA, Homman JP, Hiebert RN. Tape blisters following hip surgery. A prospective, randomized study of two types of tape. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003 Oct;85-A(10):1884-7. PubMed PMID: 14563793.
  35. Polatsch DB, Bong MR, Rokito AS. Severe ulnar neuropathy after subcutaneous transposition in a collegiate tennis player. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2002 Nov;31(11):643-6. PubMed PMID: 12463586.
  36. Stein DA, Polatsch DB, Gidumal R, Rose DJ. Low-energy anterior hip dislocation in a dancer. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2002 Oct;31(10):591-4. PubMed PMID: 12405566.
  37. Elkowitz SJ, Polatsch DB, Egol KA, Kummer FJ, Koval KJ. Capitellum fractures: a biomechanical evaluation of three fixation methods. J Orthop Trauma. 2002 Aug;16(7):503-6. PubMed PMID: 12172281.
  38. Koval KJ, Skovron ML, Polatsch D, Aharonoff GB, Zuckerman JD. Dependency after hip fracture in geriatric patients: a study of predictive factors. J Orthop Trauma. 1996;10(8):531-5. PubMed PMID: 8915914.
  39. Koval KJ, Polatsch D, Kummer FJ, Cheng D, Zuckerman JD. Split fractures of the lateral tibial plateau: evaluation of three fixation methods. J Orthop Trauma. 1996;10(5):304-8. PubMed PMID: 8814570.

    * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SOVG)

Book Chapters

  1. Beldner, Polatsch: Minimally Invasive Techniques in Scaphoid Fracture Fixation. In: Scuderi (Editor). Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2015.
  2. Melone, Polatsch: MP Joint Soft Tissue Injuries of the finger. In: Carlson and Goldfarb (Editors), Comprehensive Care of the High Level Athlete: A Master Skills Publication, ASSH, Chicago IL, 2014
  3. Melone, Polatsch, Pallotta, Beldner: Traumatic Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Disruption: Subluxation, Dislocation, Rupture. In: Slutzky (Editors).
    Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery. Elsevier, 2009.
  4. Polatsch & Jazrawi: Residency Etiquette. In: Jazrawi, DellaValle, Elbeshbeshy, Koval, Zuckerman (Editors). Orthopaedic Residency: How to Get Into a Program and Succeed Once You’re There. NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases/Green, New York, 2001.

Presentations:

  1. Polatsch, Beldner, Szbeda, Melone. Carpometacarpal Arthrodesis for Traumatic Carpal Boss in Professional Fighters
    - Poster Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2017 (Accepted)
  2. Polatsch, Beldner, Szbeda, Melone. Carpometacarpal Arthrodesis for Traumatic Carpal Boss in Professional Fighters
    - Paper Presentation, Resident Research Day. Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY, June 2rd, 2017
  3. Polatsch, Beldner, Coyle. Delayed Flap Resurfacing for Digital Tip Amputations with Exposed Bone.
    - Paper Presentation, Resident Research Day. Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY, June 2rd, 2017
  4. Mo, Guenthart, Polatsch, Beldner. Case-to-case Factors Affecting Operating Room Turnover Time..
    - Paper Presentation, Resident Research Day. Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY, June 2rd, 2017
  5. Mo, Guenthart, Polatsch, Beldner. Case-to-case Factors Affecting Operating Room Turnover Time.
    - Paper Presentation, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident and Fellow Research Night, Hospital for Special Surgery, May 9th, 2017
  6. Beldner, Rabinovich, Polatsch. Measurment of Distal Radius Articular Step-off Using Fluoroscopy
    - Poster Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA 2017
  7. Polatsch. Fingertip Amputations and Replantation.
    -Hand Surgery Update Course Faculty, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, New York, NY, October 29, 2016.
  8. Rabinovich, Polatsch. The Double Thenar Flap; A Novel Technique
    -Resident Research Day. Lenox Hill Hospital
    New York, NY, June 3rd, 2016
  9. Polatsch. Fingertip Amputations and Replantation.
    -Hand Surgery Update Course Faculty, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, New York, NY, October 25, 2014.
  10. Polatsch DB. Fingertip Amputations, Ring Avulsions, and Replantation.
    -Grand Rounds, Roosevelt Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, New York, NY, October 21, 2014.
  11. Isaac R, Polatsch DB, Beldner S, Melone CP. Arthrodesis of the carpal boss in combative athlete employing autologous bone grafting and kirshner wire fixation.
    -Paper Presentation, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May 13, 2014.
  12. Polatsch DB. Faculty
    -Elite Educational Series. Trauma Symposium. Distal Radius Fractures,
    Case Presentations, Cadaver Workshops, Miami, FLA, December 6, 2013.
  13. Polatsch DB. Fingertip Amputations, Ring Avulsions, and Replantation.
    -Grand Rounds, CV Starr Hand Surgery Fellowship Program, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, October 22, 2013.
  14. Melamed E, Melone CP, Beldner S, Polatsch DB. An assessment of sleep disturbance in patients before and after carpal tunnel release.
    -Poster Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hands Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October, 2013
  15. Melamed E, Melone CP, Beldner S, Polatsch DB. Articular reconstruction of the hand in diffuse systemic scleroderma (dSSC) – long term evaluation.
    -Paper Presentation, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents
    and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May, 14, 2013
  16. Polatsch. Faculty
    -Elite Educational Series. Trauma Symposium. Distal Radius Fractures, Case Presentations, Cadaver Workshops, Miami, FLA, February 8-9, 2012.
  17. Polatsch. Fingertip Amputations, Ring Avulsions, and Replantation.
    -Hand Surgery Update Course Faculty, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, New York, NY, October 20, 2012
  18. Findling, Melone, Polatsch, Beldner. Delayed Flap Resurfacing for Digital Tip Amputations with Exposed Bone.
    -Paper Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2012
  19. Findling, Melone, Polatsch, Beldner. Delayed Flap Resurfacing for Digital Tip Amputations with Exposed Bone.
    -Paper Presentation, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May, 2012
  20. Polatsch, Daniel. The Snapping Finger.
    - Doctors Demystify the Finger Joints. Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY March 24, 2012
  21. Polatsch, Daniel. Finger and Hand Infections.
    - Doctors Demystify the Finger Joints. Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY March 24, 2012
  22. Melone, Beldner, Horak, Polatsch. Silicone Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis of the PIP Joint Employing the Dorsal Approach: Mid to Long-Term Analysis.
    -Paper Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual
    Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011
  23. Melone, Beldner, Horak, Polatsch. Silicone Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis of the PIP Joint Employing the Dorsal Approach: Mid to Long-Term Analysis.
    -Paper Presentation, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents
    and Fellows Night, New York, NY, May, 2011
  24. Melone, Polatsch. Beldner, Ciaglia. Trapezium Excisional Arthroplasty with APL Stabilization for OA of Basal Joint – Long Term Analysis.
    -Paper Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual
    Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010
  25. Polatsch DB. Advances in the treatment in Dupuytren’s Disease.
    - Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Patterson, NJ, 1/11/11
  26. Melone, Polatsch, Beldner, Ciaglia. Trapezium Excisional Arthroplasty with APL Stabilization for OA of Basal Joint – Long Term Analysis.
    - Paper Presentation, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, 2010
  27. Melone, Beldner, Polatsch, Vallem. A Case Control Outcome Study of Distal Radius Fracture Using Volar Locking Plating System-Young Vs. Old Population,
    -Paper Presentation, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual
    Residents and Fellows Night, New York, NY, 5/12/2009
  28. Melone,Polatsch, Beldner, Pallotta. Chronic Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Instability in Professional Athletes.

    -Poster Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois 2008
  29. Polatsch,Melone, Beldner, Khorsandi. Volar Plate Reconstruction for Chronic Post-Traumatic Hyperextension Deformity of the PIP Joint
    -Paper Presentation, American Academy Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois 2006
  30. Melone, Beldner, Polatsch, Finuoli. Silicone Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis of the PIP Joint Employing the Dorsal Approach.
    -Poster Presentation, American Academy Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois 2006
  31. Melone, Beldner,Polatsch, Finuoli. Silicone Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis of the
    PIP Joint Employing the Dorsal Approach.
    -Poster Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual
    Meeting, San Antonio, Texas 2005
  32. Melone, Beldner, Polatsch, Khorsandi. Volar Plate Reconstruction for Chronic Post-Traumatic Hyperextension Deformity of the PIP Joint
    -Poster Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas 2005
  33. Melone, Beldner, Polatsch, Thomas. Digital Sympathectomy for Raynaud’s Syndrome in Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis (CREST Syndrome).
    -Paper Presenation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, New York, New York, 2004.
  34. Beldner, Polatsch, Finuoli, Melone. A Fluoroscopic Study to Determine the Accuracy of Intra-Articular Stepp-Off for Distal Radius Fractures
    -Paper Presenation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, New York, New York, 2004.
  35. Stuart J. Elkowitz, MD; Daniel B. Polatsch, Kenneth A. Egol, MD; Kenneth J. Koval, MD; Fixation of Unstable Capitellum Fractures: Effects of Screw Type and Orientation
    -Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Toronto, Ontario, 2003
  36. Polatsch, Elkowitz, Guttman, Rokito, Zuckerman. Posterior Capsulorrhaphy for Isolated Recurrent Posterior Shoulder Instability.
    -Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, 2001.
  37. Polatsch, Guttman, Mohrman, Rokito, Rose, Raffi, Sherman. Diagnosis of Superior Labral Anterior Posterior (S.L.A.P.) Lesion: Correlation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Arthroscopic Findings.
    -Scientific Paper Presentation, Annual Alumni Meeting New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, 2000.
  38. Stein, Jeong, Polatsch, Puopolo, Paksima, Koval. Distal Radius Fractures: A Critical Look at Surgical Indications.
    -Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, 2001
  39. Guttman, Jazrawi, Maurer, Polatsch, Rokito. Effect of Suture Augmentation on Rotator Cuff Tendon Repair: Biomechanical Testing in a Cadaveric Model.
    -Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of
    Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, 2001.
  40. Polatsch. Elbow Arthroscopy.
    -Paper Presentation, Sports Medicine Conference, New York University –
    The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY, 1999.
  41. Polatsch, Posner. Basal Joint Arthritis: Evaluation and Treatment
    –Paper Presentation, Ground Rounds, New York University – Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY, 2002.

Activities

Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund

Funds donated to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Mt. Sinai 2005
Funds donated to Neonatology Program at NYU Medical Center 2006
Funds donated to Pediatric Recovery Room at Beth Israel Medical Center 2007
Funds donated to Autism Programs in NYC Metro Area 2008
Funds donated to support a social work program treating pediatric patients sufering from Crohn’s and Colitis at Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY.
2009
Funds donated to various Multiple Sclerosis Research Centers 2010
Funds donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 2011
Funds donated to fund the Laurence Polatsch Memorial Neurosurgical
Fellowship in Pediatric Brain Tumors at New York University
Medical Center, New York, NY.
2012
Funds donated to benefit pediatric arthritis (Arthritis Foundation) 2013
-Funds donated to various Breast Cancer Organizations 2014
-Funds donated to advance Pediatric Food Allergy research 2015
-Funds donated to help patients with Lymphoma and Leukemia 2016
GLS Memorial Fund- September 11th WTC Fund
–Annual Scholarships to the University of Michigan to the children of NYPD, Fireman and EMT.
-Board of Directors (Raised > $950,000)
2001 – Present
New York City High School Football -Staff Physician 1997-2001
Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, New York, NY – Staff Physician 1999-2001
Residency Fund Committee
-NYU-The Hospital for Joint Diseases Residency Program
1999-2003
Chairman Academic Judiciary Board
-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1993
Member Academic Judiciary Board
-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1991-1993

Hobbies And Extracurricular Activities

Golf, Running, Travel

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North Shore-LIJ Health System
  • Harvard University
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • North Shore Lij Orthopaedic Institute
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