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Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Chairman Jeffrey E. Rosen, MD To Lead Jackson Heights Team

Jun 21, 2016

Queens, NY

Five leading orthopedists and rehabilitation specialists, Drs. Aditya Derasari, Libi Galmer, Kevin Jiang, Raymond Pahk and Kevin Pak, have joined NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Queens, working under Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, chairman, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. They are seeing patients at the new Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center in Jackson Heights, which celebrated its grand opening on June 2 this year.

“We are thrilled to welcome these five extraordinary specialists who will each bring their unique contributions to NYP’s new Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center,” said Dr. Rosen. “As we expand the reach of our services into this new state-of-the-art location, the people of Queens and Long Island can receive the highest quality care right in their neighborhood without traveling to the city.”

“I am both honored and excited to welcome these specialists to the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center,” said Stephen Mills, president of NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. “Dr. Rosen and his new team continue to elevate the level of care in the borough of Queens. The caliber of these doctors truly represents our commitment to the Queens location and the local population.”

Dr. Aditya Derasari

Dr. Derasari is an attending orthopedic surgeon, specializing in primary as well as complex revision arthroplasty surgery of the knee and hip. Dr. Derasari earned his medical degree from University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas and his residency in orthopedic surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System.

As a medical student, Dr. Derasari was selected to be part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program, conducting mentored biomedical research at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. He earned the Martin & Ruth Silbiger Scholarship in Research, which is awarded to a graduating senior who made great contributions to research efforts at the USF College of Medicine. He has published in several medical journals, including Physical Therapy, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Research and The Bone & Joint Journal.

Dr. Libi Galmer

Dr. Galmer is an attending physician, specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (Now Weill Cornell Medicine), and fellowship training at Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery – Metabolic Bone Diseases. She graduated from the New York Institute of Technology and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with Bachelor of Life Science and Doctor of Osteopathy degrees.

Dr. Galmer has authored several book chapters and contributed to publications related to nutrition, regenerative medicine, women's health and bone health. Dr. Galmer is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and serves as a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

Dr. Kevin Jiang

Dr. Jiang is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine and the management of athletic injuries. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, training with the world-renowned sports medicine surgeon Freddie Fu, M.D., and his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Jiang earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Dr. Jiang specializes in minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques for treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, as well as general orthopedics. He is experienced in providing care to athletes. Dr. Jiang was an assistant team physician for the University of Pittsburgh football and basketball teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Columbia University Athletics. He also provided orthopedic coverage for the Pittsburgh marathon and professional squash Tournament of Champions.

Dr. Jiang has published peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on topics such as shoulder instability, ACL injuries, knee ligament injuries, ankle fractures and the use of biologics.

Dr. Raymond B. Pahk

Dr. Pahk is an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in hand surgery, sports medicine and the management of athletic injuries. He received his medical training at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and completed both his internship and his orthopedic surgery residency there.

His first fellowship at Stony Brook University School of Medicine focused on the hand and upper extremities. His second fellowship in sports medicine was at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, training with the world renowned sports surgeon, Freddie Fu, M.D.

Dr. Pahk specializes in minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques for treatment of knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries. He is experienced in providing care to athletes. Dr. Pahk was an assistant team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, as well as the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and Duquesne University collegiate teams.

Dr. Kevin I. Pak

Dr. Pak is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation and non-operative sports medicine. He performs interventional spine and joint procedures under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance.

Dr. Pak earned his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as chief resident in his senior year. Dr. Pak continued his fellowship training in interventional spine and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Pak returned to SUNY Downstate as an assistant professor in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine where he was twice awarded the distinction of "Teacher of the Year" by his residents.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, located in Flushing, New York, is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine that serves Queens and metro New York residents. The 535-bed tertiary care facility provides services in 14 clinical departments and numerous subspecialties, including 15,000 surgeries and 4,000 infant deliveries each year. With its network of affiliated primary and multispecialty care physician practices and community-based health centers, the hospital provides approximately 162,000 ambulatory care visits and 124,000 emergency service visits annually. For more information, visit nyp.org/queens

For additional information on the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group/Queens Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center in Jackson Heights or to schedule an appointment, please call 866-670-OUCH/6824.

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