Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at North Shore-LIJ Health System


About us

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at North Shore-LIJ Health System offers a five-year ACGME-accredited training program in orthopaedic surgery. The department has nationally and internationally known surgeons for students to learn from and a strong research program at the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory.

The program hosts 20 trainees. Its relatively small size affords residents a broad diversity and high volume of clinical experience. Residents are given the opportunity for increasing responsibility, as they gain experience and knowledge of each rotation.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is active at two of the North Shore-LIJ Health System tertiary facilities – Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. Though residents in this program spend a majority of the five years at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, rotations also occur at North Shore University Hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

There is more than ample operating room experience supervised by attending staff. Our sports medicine program treats athletes of all ages and competitive levels, including professional sports teams such as the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, the Association of Tennis Professionals, The United States Davis Cup, the Long Island Ducks, and the New York Lizards.

Application process

Applicants interested in the orthopaedic surgery training program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS).

No applications are reviewed after Oct. 1.

Essential application information includes:

  • common application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • A personal statement
  • A dean’s letter
  • Graduation from a four-year AAMC-accredited medical school
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation that are no more than 6 months old from the date of application
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

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Our faculty

Program director

Lewis Behr Lane, MD

Other faculty

Nicholas A. Sgaglione, MD

  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery - Research & Education, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Thomas Michael Mauri, MD

  • Chief of Division - Spine Surgery of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
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Jeff Scott Silber, MD, DC

  • Associate Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief of Division - Spine Surgery of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Robert Matthew Bernstein, MD

Stanley Edwin Asnis, MD

Steven Eric Rokito, MD

  • Chief of Division - Sports Medicine of Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Francisco Javier Laplaza, MD

Frank Rosario DiMaio, MD

  • Chief - Adult Joint Reconstruction of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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John Edward Morrison, MD

Rohit Binod Verma, MD

Selina Poon, MD, MPH, MS

Ariel Tenny Goldman, MD

Samuel Kenan, MD

  • Chief - Chief of Musculoskeletal Oncology of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief - Chief of Musculoskeletal Oncology of Orthopaedic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Andrew David Goodwillie, MD

David Allen Essig, MD