Dr. Geoffrey Westrich Named in “America’s Top Doctors” Guide
(New York, N.Y. January 28, 2013). Dr. Geoffrey Westrich has been named one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the United States by a leading guide to the top doctors nationwide. He is listed in the newly-released 12th edition of “America’s Top Doctors,” a national guide that seeks to identify the best specialists in the United States.
Dr. Westrich sees patients at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and at his Fresh Meadows office. "I'm honored to be among the select group of physicians named in this book," said Dr. Westrich, who is co-director of joint replacement research at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is also an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
According to the book's publisher, Castle Connolly, "these outstanding doctors represent the top one percent in the nation" and are chosen after a rigorous selection process. The guide, updated annually, begins with surveys of physicians and healthcare professionals who are asked to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and nationwide. A physician-led research team carefully reviews the credentials of every doctor being considered for the guide, according to Castle Connolly.
Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Westrich dedicates his practice to hip and knee injuries and disease, arthritis management, joint replacement, minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, complex hip and knee reconstruction and revision surgery. 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 completed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, followed by a hip and knee fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery. He 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, the Arthritis Foundation and the Eastern Orthopedic Association.
Dr. Westrich is often called upon by the media for his expertise. His successful efforts to save a woman's leg from amputation from the hip were featured as a "medical miracle" in New York magazine, as well as in several newspaper articles and television reports.
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