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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. 

 Districts

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:




    OFFICERS

    November 2020 - September 2022

    John DiPreta, MD
    Albany
    President

    John Reilly, MD
    Staten Island
    Vice-President


    Samuel Flemister, MD
    Rochester
    Secretary

    Rick Weinstein, MD
    White Plains
    Treasurer

    James Slough, MD
    Amherst
    Immediate Past-President

    AAOS Board of Councilor Representatives

    Barry Kraushaar, MD  
    Westchester  
    March 2019    March 2021

    Matthew DiCaprio, MD   
    Albany     
    March 2020    March 2023

    Orry Erez, MD
    New York   
    March 2020    March 2023

    David Pula, MD
    Buffalo
    March 2020   March 2023

    Afshin Razi, MD
    Brooklyn
    March 2021  March 2024

    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

    VACANT


    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

    VACANT



    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

    Directors-At-Large

    Matthew Roberts, MD
    NYC
    November 2020 - September 2023

    Barry Kraushaar, MD
    Westchester
    September 2018 -September 2021

    John Olsewski, MD
    Bronx
    September 2019 - September 2021

    About the Society

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

    Contact Us

    info@nyssos.org
    1-518-439-0000
    Address: PO Box 38004, Albany, NY 12203


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