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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. 


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.

    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.  

    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

    AAOS Board of Councilor Representatives

    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

    Afshin Razi, MD
    March 2021  March 2024

    District Directors & alternates

    Contact Your Representative!

    District 1

    Joshua C. Rozell, MD (Brooklyn)
    September 2021 - September 2024

    Ahmed Saleh, MD (Brooklyn)
    September 2021-September 2024

    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)
    September 2021 - September 2024

    Jakub Tatka, MD (Bronxville)
    September 2021 - September 2024

    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 2022

    Robert Meyer, MD (Canandaigua)
    February 2019 - September 2022

    District 8
    Matthew DiPaola, MD (Buffalo)
    September 2021 - September 2024

    Joseph Kuechle, MD (Buffalo)
    September 2021 - September 2024


    Matthew Roberts, MD
    November 2020 - September 2023

    Barry Kraushaar, MD
    September 2018 -September 2021

    John Olsewski, MD
    September 2019 - September 2021

    About the Society

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

    Contact Us

    Address: PO Box 38004, Albany, NY 12203

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