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Dr. Geoffrey Westrich Named Top Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors Guide

(New York, N.Y. June 1, 2016.) Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, an orthopedic surgeon, has been named in New York magazine's latest guide to the "Best Doctors" in New York. Dr. Westrich sees patients at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, where he serves as research director of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service. He dedicates his practice to hip and knee injuries and conditions, treating adults of all ages.

Physicians named in the “Best Doctors” guide are selected based on a survey of their peers, taking into account professional qualifications, reputation and patient care skills, according to New York magazine.

"It’s an honor and a privilege to be among the select group of physicians chosen for this guide," said Dr. Westrich. In addition to caring for patients, he is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Westrich specializes in joint replacement surgery, revision hip and knee replacement, minimally invasive joint replacement, and complex hip and knee reconstruction. 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 replacement implants and surgical instrumentation.

Dr. Westrich is president of the prestigious Eastern Orthopaedic Association and belongs to a number of professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Westrich has been called upon by the media for his expertise. His successful efforts to save a woman’s leg after several doctors told her it needed to be amputated was previously featured as a “medical miracle” in New York magazine.

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