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Peter D. McCann, MD specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions. He is the Director of Orthopedic Surgery and Strategic Initiatives at Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Northwell Heath and holds the academic title of Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. McCann’s childhood interest in sports made orthopedic surgery a natural fit in his pursuit of a career in medicine. As a former competitive swimmer, lacrosse and tennis player, he understands athletes’ need to remain fit and to heal properly after sustaining an injury. As a pianist, guitarist, and organist, he also appreciates the physical demands that musicians place on the upper extremities.

For over 30 years, Dr. McCann has focused on the treatment of shoulder and elbow problems and is highly regarded for providing personalized service to his patients. He completed a shoulder fellowship under the direction of his mentor, Charles S. Neer II, MD, considered the father of modern shoulder surgery.

Dr. McCann is a widely published educator with over 200 presentations and papers to his credit. Recognized for his professional leadership during his tenures as Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he has been further honored by being named Emeritus Editor-in-Chief to The American Journal of Orthopedics.

Dr. McCann has been cited as a high-quality physician in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors since 2007 and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the NY Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation in 2011, he is a member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the most prestigious international professional society for shoulder specialists, as well as a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the oldest professional organization dedicated to leadership and education in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. McCann has been involved in clinical, academic, and administrative orthopedic surgery for his entire career.

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