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George J. Zambetti Jr., MD

Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
Office Phone: (914) 750-4630, (212) 305-4565
One of America's Top Doctors


Dr. George J. Zambetti is a leader in the field of sports medicine and a seasoned orthopedic surgeon with more than 33 years of experience treating adult and adolescent patients. He specializes in sports related injuries, arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and trauma/fractures – with a special interest in knee and shoulder surgery, particularly ACL reconstruction, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder instability. 

Born, raised and educated in the Bronx, Dr. Zambetti attended Fordham Preparatory School followedy by Fordham University where he was an integral member of the 1970-71 Sweet Sixteen basketball team and two-time Academic All-American. In his recent book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell describes Dr. Zambetti as the "indefatigable Italian kid from the Brox" based on is on-court exploints.  

After graduating from Fordham with a BS in biology, Dr. Zambetti received his MD from Albany Medical College in 1976. Following a two year residency in general surgery at Roosevelt Hospital, he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in 1981, where he was Chief Resident in his final year. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Medical Association, State Orthopaedic Society, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Zambetti has been the head team physician for Fordham University Athletics since 1981. He has also served as team physician for Fordham Prep, Cardinal Hayes, Xavier, and Mount St. Michael high schools during this same time period. In 1994, he was awarded the Sports Medicine Team Physician of the Year Award presented by The Medical Society of the State of New York.

In addition, he was awarded the Albany Medical College Humanitarian Award for his volunteer work in St. Lucia (Virgin Islands) and two tours in Bhutan under the auspices of Orthopedics Oversees.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]

MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Workers' Compensation [Workers' Comp-ACS Dept. of Labor, Workers' Comp-FDNY]


MD, Albany Medical College

Internship: Roosevelt Hospital

Residency: Roosevelt Hospital

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Bronxville - 1 Pondfield Road Office

1 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

Phone: (914) 750-4630

Fax: (212) 265-0491

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Manhattan - 343 West 58th Street

343 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-4565

Fax: (212) 265-0491

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Scarsdale, NY - 693 White Plains Road Office

693 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10709

Phone: (914) 750-4630

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Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Fordham Preparatory School - Hall of Honor - 2013

Catholic High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame - 1999

Albany Medical College Humanitarian Award - 1999

Medical Society of the State of New York - Sports Medicine Physician of the Year - 1994

Fordham University Athletic Hall of Fame - 1993

Transit Advisory Notice

Starting Jan. 5, 2019, 1 trains will bypass the 168th Street subway station at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center until early 2020.