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Donald M. Kastenbaum, MD
Vice-Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Specialization: Minimally Invasive Total Hip & Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeon Manhattan | Dr. Donald M. Kastenbaum, MD | New York CityDr. Kastenbaum is an authority in the field of orthopaedic surgery and a recognized expert in hip and knee surgery. He has performed more than 5,000 primary and revision total hip and total knee replacements and has helped develop several total hip and knee prostheses that are in use worldwide. He also has extensive experience in treating sports-related injuries and performing arthroscopic surgery of the knee.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Kastenbaum earned his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences—The Chicago Medical School. After interning in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, he completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute. He then completed fellowships in Sports Medicine at New York University Medical Center, and Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery/Arthritis at the London Hospital Medical College.

After completing his orthopaedic training, Dr. Kastenbaum returned to New York to join the staff of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute as an attending physician. He also served as a clinical instructor in orthopaedic surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

In 1995, Dr. Kastenbaum was recruited to Beth Israel Medical Center and named Section Chief, Adult Reconstructive Joint Surgery. The following year, he created the hospital’s first Comprehensive Arthritis Center of which he was named Co-Director and Surgeon-In-Chief. This unique facility provided comprehensive orthopaedic and rheumatologic care, including physical therapy.

In 2002, Dr. Kastenbaum was asked to join the Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and was named the Associate Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2005, he was named Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

In addition to his very busy clinical practice at Beth Israel, Dr. Kastenbaum has served as President of the Beth Israel Medical Board, and serves as Chairman of the Surgical Chairs and Vice President/Medical Director of Perioperative Services. Dr. Kastenbaum is a renowned expert in Hospital Perioperative Management, Safety/Efficiency/Outcome Analysis and assists hospitals worldwide in creating “Best Practice” models.

In 2011, he was named Chairman of the Perioperative Services Committee and the Perioperative Value Analysis Committee for Continuum Health Partners, the parent company for Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

Over the last decade, Dr. Kastenbaum has lectured and operated worldwide. He has trained more than 30 Chinese Orthopaedic Fellows and returns to China quarterly to perform and teach advanced surgical techniques such as minimally invasive and revision hip and knee surgery.

Current Appointments

Vice-Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Vice President/Medical Director of Perioperative Services
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Health Sciences-The Chicago Medical School
Chicago, Illinois

Surgery Internship
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY

Orthopedic Residency
Hospital for Joint Diseases – Orthopedic Institute
New York, NY

Fellowship
Sports Medicine
New York University Medical Center
New York, NY

Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery/Arthritis
London Hospital Medical College
London, England

Licensure and Certifications

  • New York State Board for Medicine (Licensure)

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