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Dr. Leesa M. Galatz

Dr. Leesa M. Galatz, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Castle Connolly Top Doctor Since: 2016
About Dr. Leesa M. Galatz
Professional Statement
Dr. Galatz is the Mount Sinai Professor and Chair of the Leni and Peter May Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. She specializes in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, with expertise in Sports and Reconstructive procedures including instability, rotator cuff disorders, and joint replacement. She words with a multidisciplinary team to address patient needs encompassing operative and nonoperative management. Her primary research interest throughout her career has been basic science of rotator cuff disease and tendon healing as it pertains to cuff repair. She is a Co-Primary Investigator on two major projects funded by the National Institute of Health which focus on rotator cuff degeneration and repair, and tissue engineering strategies for tendon repair. Her research is complemented with clinical projects with her colleagues on Shoulder and Elbow problems. Dr. Galatz lectures in numerous courses on a national and international level each year, lecturing on a variety of clinical topics pertaining to Shoulder and Elbow pathology.

Dr. Galatz received the 2021 Women’s Leadership Forum Award from the Orthopedic Research Society. Dr. Galatz is listed in New York Magazine Top Doctors 2018-2020, Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors 2018-2021, and Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2016-2021. She was awarded one of the Exceptional Women in Medicine 2019-2020. In 2019, she received the Notable Women in Healthcare Award by Crain’s New York Business. She was the recipient of the Neer award for Basic Science Research at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting in 2009. Dr. Galatz received the 2014 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Award along with her colleagues for research on the natural history of rotator cuff disease. In 2007, she was a European Shoulder and ElbowTraveling Fellow, sponsored by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and was an American British Canadian Traveling Fellow in 2009.

Dr. Galatz serves on the Executive Committee of the Mount Sinai Faculty Practice. She is Chair of the Contracts Committee of the Faculty Practice, and is on the Board the Mount Sinai IPA.
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Hospital Affiliations
Board Certification
Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
Training and Faculty Appointments
Faculty Appointment
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine
Medical School
George Washington University School of Medicine, 1993
George Washington Univ Hosp
Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994 - 1998
Hosp Univ Penn
Elbow & Shoulder Surgery, 1998 - 1999
* Dates are self-reported data
Practice Locations
Mount Sinai Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
5 East 98th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10029
The Orthpedic Center at Mount Sinai West
425 West 59th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Awards and Credentials
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Neer award for Basic Science Research at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting - 2009
Kappa Delta Ann Doner Award - 2014
Regional Guides
New York Magazine: Top Doctors: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (digital guide): 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Top Doctors New York Metro Area (digital guide): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Exceptional Women In Medicine: 2019, 2020, 2021
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Hospital Information
Mount Sinai Hospital
1190 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(646) 248-6252

Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,134-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care. The Mount Sinai Hospital consistently earns Magnet status for nursing care, and it is the only medical center in New York State to earn Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission. The institution also received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to open the first geriatric emergency department in New York City, and its Mount Sinai Access service is one of the largest and most sophisticated inpatient transfer services in the city.

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