Expert Care. Personalized Approach.

Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence

 
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"Every man should keep his own running score in the struggle for perfection and encourage the young doctor to do the same. Every student must be made to feel in his how mind and heart the need of contributing his best ability and devout care of his patient ... And, above all, he must acquire a feeling for ... the pursuit of excellence."

Dr. Frank E. Stinchfield, 1963

Milestones  
1940 Dr. Alan DeForest Smith appointed as Surgeon-in-Chief
1941 Negotiations for affiliation between NYOH and Columbia-Presbyterian commence, but are delayed by WWII
1945 NYOH merger with Columbia-Presbyterian approved and formalized
1945 The first bone back in a civilian hospital is established at NYOH
1949 Establishment of the world's first specialized Hand Service by Dr. Robert E. Carroll
1950 NYOH relocated to new facilities on the 5th floor of the Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights
1950 Establishment of the first dedicated Shoulder Service by Dr Charles S. Neer, II
1953 Dr. Neer performs his first humeral head arthroplasty using a device of his own design
1956 Dr. Frank E. Stinchfield appointed as Surgeon-in-Chief of NYOH and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery
1958 Dr. Carroll establishes the first hand fellowship in the United States
1969 One of the nation's first programs in total hip replacement is established by Drs. Frank E. Stinchfield and Nas S. Eftekhar
1970 Dr. Eftekhar performs the first total knee arthroplasty to utilize a metal-backed tibial component and modular polyethylene inserts - the Mark I
1973 The first shoulder replacement resulting in full range of motion is performed by Dr. Neer
1976 Establishment of the first shoulder fellowship in the United States

 

 

 

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