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Dr. Geoffrey Westrich Named Top Orthopedic Surgeon in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors Issue

(New York, N.Y. June 4, 2017.) Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), has been named in New York magazine's latest guide to the "Best Doctors in New York." Dr. Westrich, who serves as research director of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at HSS, dedicates his practice to hip and knee injuries and conditions, treating adults of all ages. He specializes in joint replacement, revision hip and knee surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement, partial knee replacement, robotic-assisted surgery and complex hip and knee reconstruction.

Physicians named in the highly selective “Best Doctors” guide are chosen based on a survey of their peers, taking into account professional qualifications, reputation, and patient care skills, such as listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy, and instilling trust and confidence, according to New York magazine.

"It’s an honor and a privilege to be among the physicians chosen for this guide. It’s an indication that we are achieving our goal of providing outstanding and compassionate patient care in a supportive setting," said Dr. Westrich, also a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

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 immediate past president of the prestigious Eastern Orthopaedic Association and 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 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 marvel” in New York magazine. To read about he saved her leg, visit

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