Division of Orthopedic Oncology | NYU Langone Health

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery Divisions Division of Orthopedic Oncology

Division of Orthopedic Oncology

The Division of Orthopedic Oncology in NYU Langone Health’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides clinical care for people with musculoskeletal tumors and trains clinicians in providing the latest treatments. The conditions we treat include bone and soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic bone disease, and benign conditions that affect bone and soft tissues.

We train medical students, residents, fellows, visiting scholars, and other medical professionals to accurately diagnose and perform surgical procedures related to benign and malignant tumors and related conditions of the musculoskeletal system.

Our faculty members are active in clinical research and often lecture on topics related to orthopedic oncology. Faculty hold positions in national medical societies and certification organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Orthopedic Oncology Education

Medical students wishing to explore orthopedic surgery may participate in electives in the Division of Orthopedic Oncology as part of NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Curriculum for the 21st Century.

As part of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery’s residency program, residents complete rotations in orthopedic oncology, see inpatients and outpatients with attending physicians, and assist with orthopedic tumor surgery.

During residency, you use innovative techniques and advanced technology to perform the complicated repairs and reconstruction associated with the large structural defects these types of tumors can create. We collaborate closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons who perform microvascular anastomosis, which allows us to successfully perform limb-salvage surgery that isn’t possible at other large institutions.

Your clinical education and surgical experience take place at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, and NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital is a single-specialty hospital dedicated to the treatment of orthopedic conditions. You also train at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

Lectures in orthopedic oncology complement your clinical experiences and include a biweekly tumor board, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery resident lecture series, and an annual orthopedic tumor review course.

Orthopedic Oncology Research

As a resident, you may actively participate in one of many ongoing research projects in our division. You also have opportunities to engage in independent research or to collaborate with basic scientists and colleagues in NYU Langone’s Department of Microbiology and the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. Projects often culminate in publication, presentation at national meetings, or both. Learn more about research in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Orthopedic Oncology Clinical Services

Surgeons in our division provide comprehensive and collaborative care for people with bone and soft tissue tumors. We see patients at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, where care is coordinated seamlessly with medical and radiation oncologists.

Orthopedic Oncology Leadership

Timothy B. Rapp, MD, is chief of the Division of Orthopedic Oncology. If you have questions about the division, contact Dr. Rapp at timothy.rapp@nyulangone.org or 212-731-6558.