Leesa M Galatz, MD Email Leesa Galatz
- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Orthopedics
- Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery
- Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
Dr. Galatz is the Mount Sinai Professor and Chair of the Leni and Peter May Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. She specializes in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, with expertise in Sports and Reconstructive procedures including instability, rotator cuff disorders, and joint replacement. She works with a multidisciplinary team to address patient needs encompassing operative and nonoperative management. Her primary research interest throughout her career has been basic science of rotator cuff disease and tendon healing as it pertains to cuff repair. She is a Co-Primary Investigator on two major projects funded by the National Institute of Health which focus on rotator cuff degeneration and repair, and tissue engineering strategies for tendon repair. Her research is complemented with clinical projects with her colleagues on Shoulder and Elbow problems. Dr. Galatz lectures in numerous courses on a national and international level each year, lecturing on a variety of clinical topics pertaining to Shoulder and Elbow pathology.
Dr. Galatz received the 2021 Women’s Leadership Forum Award from the Orthopedic Research Society. Dr. Galatz is listed in New York Magazine Top Doctors 2018-2020, Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors 2018-2021, and Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2016-2021. She was awarded one of the Exceptional Women in Medicine 2019-2020. In 2019, she received the Notable Women in Healthcare Award by Crain’s New York Business. She was the recipient of the Neer award for Basic Science Research at the American Shoulderand Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting in 2009. Dr. Galatz received the 2014 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Award along with her colleagues for research on the natural history of rotator cuff disease. In 2007, she was a European Shoulder and Elbow Traveling Fellow, sponsored by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and was an American British Canadian Traveling Fellow in 2009.
Dr. Galatz serves on the Executive Committee of the Mount Sinai Faculty Practice. She is Chair of the Contracts Committee of the Faculty Practice, and is on the Board the Mount Sinai IPA.
- Calcific Tendonitis Of The Shoulder
- Clavicle Fracture
- Elbow Arthroscopy
- Elbow Fracture
- Elbow Sprain
- Floating Shoulder
- Frozen Shoulder
- Joint Dislocations
- Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery
- Orthopedic Brace
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Fracture
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Labral Repair
- Shoulder Labral Tear
- Shoulder Replacement
- Shoulder Separation
- Shoulder Sprain
- Shoulder Tendinopathy
- Tendon Repair
- Torn Tendons / Ligaments
MD, George Washington University
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
George Washington University
Fellowship, Shoulder & Elbow
University of Pennsylvania
2021 Women’s Leadership Forum Award from the Orthopedic Research Society
Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine 2019-2020
Notable Women in Healthcare Award by Crain’s New York Business
New York Magazine Top Doctors
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors
Super Doctors- New York
Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area
Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award-“Natural History of Rotator Cuff Disease: Relationship to Surgical Indications”; Awarded annually by AAOS and ORS for research representing a large body of cohesive scientific work generally reflecting years of investigation.
Orthopedics This Week” One of the 28 Top North American Shoulder Surgeons
Charles S. Neer Award for American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association ABC Traveling Fellow
St Louis Magazine” Best Doctors in America
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Equity (Stock or stock options valued at greater than 5% ownership of a publicly traded company or equity of any value in a privately held company)
- Vastrac, LLC
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