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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Popovitz is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon in the field of Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee as well as Sports Medicine.
  • Dr. Popovitz was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child. He grew up in Queens, NY amidst very modest means. At the age of 17, he was accepted to the renowned Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is a combined B.S/M.D. program that recruits exceptional students immediately out of high school that are committed to pursuing a career in medicine.
  • Dr. Popovitz went on to graduate from New York Medical College. He then completed an internship in General Surgery at the Level 1 Trauma Center of St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York. Subsequently, he proceeded to complete his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. His training included Harvard Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA and Cornell Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the distinguished NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases.
  • Dr. Popovitz has had the honor of being a team physician for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. And, he has the privilege of regularly treating Professional American Athletes, International Professional Athletes and Dancers, Competitive American & International Collegiate Level Athletes, as well as American & International Celebrities.
  • Dr. Popovitz was elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Moreover, he was honored by The Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network for his devoted efforts and philanthropic support.
  • Dr. Popovitz is an Attending in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, which holds national status in Orthopedic Surgery.The Consumer Research Council of America ranks Dr. Popovitz among the Top Surgeons, Top Orthopedic Surgeons and Top Physicians since 2004.
  • Dr Popovitz has the reputation of being a meticulously efficient and gifted surgeon with vast experience and excellent results. He is, particularly, approachable and puts people at ease.
  • Dr. Popovitz’ focus of expertise in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder is for the treatment of:
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • First time shoulder dislocations
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations
  • Shoulder/ Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Shoulder (AC Joint) Separation
  • AC Joint Osteolysis/ “Weight Lifters” Shoulder
  • Ligament tears
  • Sports injuries
  • Dr. Popovitz’ focus of expertise in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee is for the treatment of:
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Ligament Tears
  • Articular Cartilage Damage
  • Osteochondral Injuries
  • Recurrent Patella (knee cap) Dislocations
  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
  • Synovitis
  • Chodromalacia
  • Loose Bodies
  • Sports Injuries

Education & Training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Children's Hospital Boston, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cornell University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish