Message from the Director

Division faculty, left to right: Alice Chu, MD; William Hennrikus, MD (visiting professor); David Godfried, MD; Donna Phillips, MD; David Feldman, MD; Norman Otsuka, MD; Jenny Frances, MD; Wallace Lehman, MD.  Not pictured: Gail Chorney, MD; Alfred Grant, MD; Andrew Price, MD.

Dear Reader :

We are excited to announce the launch of the Center for Children eNews, and present to you our first edition. Here, we aim to share the latest information, news, and research in pediatric orthopaedics with our colleagues who treat and manage pediatric patients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders.

The Center for Children at HJD, part of NYU Langone’s new Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, is led by a brilliant team of physicians specializing in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and injuries, including cerebral palsy, hip preservation, limb length discrepancies, clubfoot, upper extremity issues, and scoliosis. Since the Center’s founding in 1979, its faculty and staff have been dedicated to providing world-class, patient-centered care with a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

In addition, plans are underway to relocate Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine’s pediatric programs from its 34th Street location to reside within HJD, which will enhance the continuum of care across the pediatric services, both inpatient and outpatient.

As part of an academic medical center, our faculty are dedicated to education and research in addition to patient care, as highlighted in this first edition. The orthopaedic residency program is based at HJD, one of only five institutions in the world solely dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases, and the Department of Orthopaedics is ranked among the nation’s top 10 by U.S. News & World Report.

All of these developments will revolutionize the way we care for children with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. We look forward to providing ongoing updates on our progress in future editions of Center for Children eNews.


David S. Feldman, MD
Chief Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Norman Y. Otsuka, MD
Director, Center for Children