Mount Sinai Queens Names New Orthopaedics Department Chief
The appointment was announced by Brian Radbill, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Mount Sinai Queens.
Edward C. Yang, MD, has been named Chief of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai Queens. Dr. Yang, board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, had previously served as Regional Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens Hospital Network. Dr. Yang is also a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The appointment was announced by Brian Radbill, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Mount Sinai Queens.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Yang to our staff at Mount Sinai Queens. He joins a strong team and will expand the capabilities we already have in this critically important surgical area,” said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens.
Dr. Yang earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at NYU’s Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopedic Institute.
“I am especially excited to be part of the community that is Mount Sinai Queens,” said Dr. Yang. “There is a sense of family and that extra measure of caring one experiences in the community hospital that is so appealing to me, and that you don’t find in the larger hospital settings.”
Dr. Yang specializes in total joint replacement and fractures. He is particularly interested in geriatric trauma, especially hip fractures and is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and is a much sought after speaker at national and international symposia. Dr. Yang is also an Honorary Police Surgeon for the New York City Police Department.
About Mount Sinai Queens
Mount Sinai Queens is a 235-bed licensed acute care facility, providing adult medical and surgical services, with a team of nearly 500 physicians representing close to 40 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. A total of 35 languages are spoken among the physicians and staff; just one of the many ways that Mount Sinai Queens serves the needs of the culturally diverse population in our community. Mount Sinai Queen has an extensive program of community outreach that goes beyond simply informing and teaching. Through programs designed to empower people to take control of their health, Mount Sinai Queens hosts classes, screenings and activities throughout the community. Visit www.mshq.org/
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."