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Leesa M Galatz, MD Email Leesa Galatz

Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Position
    • Specialties
    • Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
    • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    • Phone
    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 212-241-8892
    • The Orthopedic Center at Mount Sinai West 212-241-8892

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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.  She previously served as the Fellowship Director for the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship as well as Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Service at Washington University. 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 has served as a faculty member in numerous courses on a national and international level, lecturing on a variety of clinical topics pertaining to Shoulder and Elbow pathology. She was the recipient of the Neer award for Basic Science Research at the American Shoulder and 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 ElbowTraveling Fellow, sponsored by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and was an American British Canadian Traveling Fellow in 2009. 

Dr. Galatz is the Associate Editor for Basic Science for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and is a peer reviewer for multiple other orthopedic publications.  She has served as a Member at Large on the Board of AAOS and as a Delegate on the Board of AOA.  Dr. Galatz is currently a Member at Large on the Board of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.


Dr. Galatz was featured in the September 2020 issue of AAOS Now: First Female System Chair at Mount Sinai Excels by Focusing on Being 'the Best You Can Possibly Be'


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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MD, George Washington University

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
George Washington University

Fellowship, Shoulder & Elbow
University of Pennsylvania