Doctor Profile

Richard S. Gilbert
MD

Richard Gilbert
MD

New York Orthopaedic and Spine Center Northwell Health
833 Northern Boulevard, Suite 220
Great Neck, NY 11021

Great Neck

New York (NY)

Contact Contact Richard S. Gilbert
T: 516-622-7975
F: 516-498-9385

Visit: www.northwell.edu
Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery


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Richard S. Gilbert, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.  He is the Chief of the Hand Service at Syosset Hospital, the Director of the Hand Service at the Peconic Bay Medical Center, Director at Northwell Health and an Assistant Professor of Orhopedic Surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.  He received a bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and a medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Gilbert’s specialty interest is in the treatment and reconstruction of fractures, soft tissue injuries, and neuropathies involving the hand and upper extremity.  He employs both traditional and the most advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopic carpal tunnel release, minimally invasive fracture repair, and small joint arthroscopy. 

Dr. Gilbert is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.  He currently serves as the Secretary of The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.  He has published medical articles and presented at regional and national orthopedic conferences on conditions related to the hand and upper extremity.  He has performed funded research related to the hand and upper extremity.  Dr. Gilbert has received numerous awards and honors, including New York Magazine’s Best Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Times Super Doctors, Newsday Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, Patients’ Choice Award, and Most Compassionate Doctor. 

Published In:

New York Super Doctors 2020
New York Super Doctors 2019
New York Super Doctors 2018
New York Super Doctors 2017
New York Super Doctors 2016
New York Super Doctors 2015
New York Super Doctors 2014
New York Super Doctors 2013

About Richard Gilbert

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University

Graduation Year: 1993

Professional Webpage: https://www.northwell.edu/find-care/find-a-doctor/orthopaedi...

Honors and Awards:

1. New York Magazine’s Best Doctor (2014-2018)

2. Castle Connolly Top Doctors (2014 - 2019)

3. Newsday Top Doctors (2017-2019)

4. Best Doctors in America

5. Patients’ Choice Award

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQHS) - Certified: August 7, 2004

 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) - Class of 2004

 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) - Certified: July 18, 2002

 Diplomate of The National Board of Medical Examiners - Certified: July 1, 1994

Professional Activity:

2008 – Present:  Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2017 – Present:  Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

1. Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis of the Most Common Causes of Atraumatic Hand and Wrist Pain

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- October 31, 2015

 

2. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- November 1, 2014

 

3. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- November 2, 2013

 

4. Principles of Ligaments, Cartilage, and Synovium

- Doctors Demystify:  The Whys and How of Hand Surgery for OTs and PTs

- C V Starr Hand Surgery Center

- Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

- May 18, 2013

 

5. Intra-articular MP and PIP Fractures & Osteoarthritis and Post-traumatic arthritis

- Doctors Demystifying the Finger Joints

- C V Starr Hand Surgery Center

- Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

- March 24, 2012       

 

6. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- - Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- October 29, 2011

 

7. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- October 30, 2010

 

8. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- October 31, 2009

 

9. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- November 1, 2008

 

10. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- November 3, 2007

 

11. Thumb Replantation & Thumb Tendinitis

- Doctors Demystify the Thumb

- C V Starr Hand Surgery Center

- Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

- April 21, 2007                     

 

12. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- November 10, 2006

 

13. Physical Exam & Scapho-Lunate Advanced Collapse

- Doctors Demystify the Wrist

- C V Starr Hand Surgery Center

- Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

- June 3, 2006

 

14. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

- Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai Mini-Med Lecture Series

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- May 3, 2006

 

15. Evaluation of Hand Trauma and Infections

- Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Provider

- The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

- September 30, 2005

 

16. Comparison of ORIF and OREF for Treatment of Comminuted Distal Radius Fractures

- AAOS 69th Annual Meeting in Dallas Texas

- Hausman MR (presenter), Gilbert RS

- February 13, 2002

  

17. The Vascularized Fibula Graft

- Grand Rounds - Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

- Yale University School of Medicine

- New Haven, CT

 

18. Treatment of Complex Distal Radius Fractures with External Fixation, Limited Open Reduction, and Autogenous Iliac Crest Bone Grafting

- ASSH Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellow Conference in Hand Surgery - Boston, MA

- Gilbert RS, Hausman MR

- September 1, 1999

 

19. Treatment of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures with Autogenous Iliac Crest Graft and   External Fixation

- Residents’ and Fellows’ Conference of The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand – New

  York, NY

- Gilbert RS, Hausman MR

- May 10, 1999

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

  1. Gilbert RS: Boutonniere Deformity. In Taub PJ, Koch RM (eds): Plastic Surgery: Clinical Problem Solving.  The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York, NY.
  2. Gilbert RS, Wolfe SW: Vascularized fibula grafts: Clinical applications. In Lieberman JR, Friedlaender GE (eds): Bone Regeneration and Repair: Biology and Clinical Applications. The Humana Press, Inc., Totowa, NJ.

 

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Becker SJE, Bruinsma WE, Guitton TG, Ring D, van der Horst CMAM, Strackee SD, Ring D, Gilbert RS*, et al. Interobserver Agreement of the Eaton-Glickel Classification for Trapeziometacarpal and Scaphotrapezial Arthrosis J Hand Surg Am. 2016;41(4):532-40. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  2. Janssen SJ, Molleman J, Guitton TG, Ring D, Gilbert RS*, et al. What Middle Phalanx Base Fracture Characteristics are Most Reliable and Useful for Surgical Decision-making? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Dec;473(12):3943-50. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  3. Janssen SJ, Teunis T, Guitton TG, Ring D, Gilbert RS*, et al. Do Surgeons Treat Their Patients Like They Would Treat Themselves? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Nov;473(11):3564-72. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  4. Neuhaus V, Bot AG, Guitton TG, Ring DC, Gilbert RS*, et al. Influence of surgeon, patient and radiographic factors on distal radius fracture treatment. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Oct;40(8):796-804. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  5. Janssen SJ, Teunis, Guitton TG, Ring D, Herndon JH, Gilbert RS*, et al. Orthopaedic Surgeons’ View on Strategies for Improving Patient Safety. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jul 15;97(14):1173-86. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  6. Neuhaus V, Bot AG, Guitton TG, Ring DC, Gilbert RS*, et al. Radiographs Versus Radiographic Measurements in Distal Radius Fractures. J Hand Microsurg. 2015 Jun;7(1):42-8. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  7. Bruinsma WE, Becker SJ, Guitton TG, Kadzielski J, Ring DC, Gilbert RS*, et al. How prevalent are hazardous attitudes among orthopaedic surgeons? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015 May;473(5):1582-9 * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  8. Hageman MG, Jayakumar P, King JD, Guitton TG, Doornberg JN, Ring D, Gilbert RS*, et al. The factors influencing the decision making of operative treatment for proximal humeral fractures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Jan;24(1)e21-6. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  9. Mellema JJ, Doornberg JN, Guitton TG, Ring DC, Gilbert RS*, et al. Biomechanical Studies: science (f)or common sense?. Injury 2014 Dec;45(12):2035-9. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  10. Doring A-C, Hageman MGJS, Mulder FJ, Guitton TG, Ring D, Gilbert RS*, et al. Trigger finger: assessment of surgeon and patient preferences and priorities for decision making. J Hand Surg Am. 2014;39A(11):2208-13. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  11. Tosti R, Ilyas AM, Mellema JJ, Guitton TG, Ring D, Gilbert RS*, et al. Interobserver variability in the treatment of little finger metacarpal neck fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014;39(9):1723-7.  * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  12. Neuhaus V, Bot AG, Guitton TG, Ring DC, Gilbert RS*, et al. Scapula fractures: interobserver reliability of classification and treatment. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Mar;28(3):124-9. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  13. Hageman MG, Guitton TG, Ring D, Gilbert RS*, et al. How surgeons make decisions when the evidence is inconclusive. J Hand Surg Am2013 Jun;38(6):1202-8. * = As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  14. Gradl G, Neuhaus V, Fuchsberger T, Guitton TG, Prommersberger K-J, Ring D, Gilbert RS*, et al. Radiographic diagnosis of scapholunate dissociation among intra-articular fractures of the distal radius: interobserver reliability. J Hand Surg Am 2013;38(9):1685-90. *=As part of the Science of Variation Group (SVOG)
  15. Pruzansky JS, Gilbert MS, Garcia RS, Gilbert RS. Intraosseous Pseudotumor of the Distal Radius in a Patient with Hemophilia: A Case Report. J Hand Surg Am 2012;37(3):532-537.
  16. Mortazavi SMJ, Gilbert RS, Gilbert MS. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome in Patients with Haemophilia. Haemophilia 2010;16(2):333-338.
  17. Slade JF, III, Gilbert RS, Mahoney JD. Soft tissue coverage of complex elbow wounds. Techniques in Orthopaedics 2000;15(2):79-92.
  18. Gilbert RS, Strauss E, Gilbert MS. Infection in the aged: Septic arthritis. Arch of the AAOS. 1998;(2)1:74-80.

Educational Background:

EDUCATION

 

8/1989 – 5/1993          Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

                                   New York, NY

                                   M.D. – May 18, 1993

           

8/1985 – 5/1989          The Johns Hopkins University

                                   Baltimore, MD

                                   B.A. – May 25, 1989

 

 

POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING

           

8/1999 – 7/2000          Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship

                                   Yale Hand & Upper Extremity Center

                                   Yale – New Haven HospitalNew Haven, CT

 

7/1995 – 6/1999          Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

                                   Mount Sinai Medical Center

                                   New York, NY

 

7/1993 – 6/1994          General Surgery Internship

                                   Mount Sinai Medical Center

                                   New York, NY


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