S. Robert Rozbruch, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
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S. Robert Rozbruch, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Profile Photo of S. Robert Rozbruch, M.D.
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

We are happy to introduce the Institute for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction at Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital. We are a specialty service that is dedicated to the treatment of leg length discrepancy, limb deformity, nonunions, osteomyelitis, and bone defects in the upper and lower limbs in both children and adults. We specialize in the treatment of congenital conditions such as congenital short femur, fibular hemimelia, hemiatrophy, genu varum (bowlegs), dwarfism, and short stature. We treat post-traumatic conditions such as nonunions, limb deformity and shortening, foot and ankle deformity, bone defects and infection. Minimally invasive techniques are used for knee realignment to treat knee arthritis. We use a variety of techniques including external fixation, the Ilizarov method, internal fixation, arthroscopy, and joint replacement. With a dedicated group of physicians and surgeons, nurses, therapists, and operating room personnel, we have been able to achieve excellent results for our patients. Please visit our website http://www.LimbLengthening.com for more information.

Visit Dr. Rozbruch at the Hospital for Special Surgery

Specialties and Expertise


  • Limb Lengthening
  • Joint Replacement
  • Malunion and Nonunion Fractures
  • Fracture Surgery


Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Weill Cornell Medical College, from which he graduated with honors in research. Residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery was followed by two fellowships. He did specialized training in Trauma as an AO fellow at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Additional training in adult and pediatric limb lengthening followed at the Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction.

Dr. Rozbruch is the Chief of the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service. He is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a member of several national medical societies including fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and ASAMI - The Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society. He has presented his clinical and research works at national medical meetings and has authored numerous articles in medical journals and chapters in Orthopaedic textbooks. He edited "Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery," a comprehensive textbook on the subject.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Castle Connolly "Best Doctors in New York", 2012-present
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2006-present
Research Thesis Honors Award, Cornell University Medical College - A Synthetic Matrix for Cartilage Repair, 1988
NIH Summer Research Fellowship, Cornell University Medical College - A Synthetic Matrix for Cartilage Repair, 1987
David P. Barr Summer Research Fellowship, Cornell University Medical College, 1986
Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1985
Dean’s Honor List, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-1986


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon - Hospital for Special Surgery

Education and Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 1990


Insurance Plans Accepted

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* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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