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About New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Building Community Support at the Local and State Level

NYSSOS is organized into 8 districts providing members immediate access to their local leaders and volunteers.  Board District representatives serve as your direct connection to joining forces with New York's orthopaedic community to address issues/concerns and to celebrate in victories.

With this structure, NYSSOS is poised to act on legislation and regulations that effect your practice; support activities that create optimal practice environments; provide direct access to practice resources and legal counsel services;  and host interactive events that foster professional and personal development. 

Our Mission

Advocating for the orthopaedic surgeon, patients and musculoskeletal health in New York.

2020-2025 Strategic Plan

In 2019, the Strategic Planning and Organization Committee met to develop a new 5 year strategic plan.  Its  goals were to identify, develop and address future trends affecting the practice of orthopedic surgeons in New York State through advocacy and socioeconomic recommendations. In 2020, the NYSSOS Board of Directors launched the plan:


November 2020 - September 2022

John DiPreta, MD

John Reilly, MD
Staten Island

Samuel Flemister, MD

Rick Weinstein, MD
White Plains

James Slough, MD
Immediate Past-President


District 1
Kings, Queens and Richmond

District 2
Nassau and Suffolk 

District 3
New York and Bronx

District 4
Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester    

District 5
Albany, Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida and St. Lawrence

District 6
Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca and Yates

District 7
Livingston, Monroe, Ontario and Wayne   
District 8
Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.

District Directors & alternates

Contact Your Representative!

District 1

Afshin Razi, MD (Brooklyn)
February 2019 - September 2021

Joshua C. Rozell, MD (Brooklyn)
June 2020 - September 2021

District 2
Adam Bitterman, DO (Huntington)
December 2016 -September 2022


District 3
Thomas Hickernell, MD (New York)
September 2019 - September 2023

Alexander Neuwirth, MD (New York)
November 2020 - September 2023

District 4
James McWilliam, MD (White Plains)
June 2020 - September 2021


District 5
Patrick Marinello, MD (Albany)
July 2018 - September 2022

Abigail Mantica, MD (Albany)
September 2019 - September 2022

District 6
Bradley Raphael, MD (East Syracuse)
May 2016 - September 2023

Joseph Choi, MD (Horseheads)
November 2020 - September 2023

District 7
Robert D. Bronstein, MD (Rochester)
September 2016 - September 2021

Robert Meyer, MD (Canandaigua)
February 2019 - September 2021

District 8
Matthew DiPaola, MD (Buffalo)
February 2019 - September 2021

Joseph Kuechle, MD (Buffalo)
July 2020 - September 2021


Matthew Roberts, MD
November 2020 - September 2023

Barry Kraushaar, MD
September 2018 -September 2021

John Olsewski, MD
September 2019 - September 2021

AAOS Board of Councilor Representatives

John Reilly, MD   
March 2015    March 2021

Barry Kraushaar, MD  
March 2019    March 2021

Matthew DiCaprio, MD   
March 2020    March 2023

Orry Erez, MD
New York   
March 2020    March 2023

David Pula, MD
March 2020   March 2023

    We Are your resource for:

    • Legislative/Regulatory Advocacy (local, state and federal levels)
    • Practice trends and changes
    • Leadership training for national, state, and local issues and opportunities
    • Assistance with establishing and maintaining a practice
    • Familiarity with state practice guidelines impacting the profession and patient care.  

    About the Society

    NYSSOS serves the interests of New York orthopaedists and their patients by helping to create an optimal practice environment in which to provide quality and efficacious orthopaedic care. 

    Contact Us

    Address: PO Box 38004, Albany, NY 12203

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