KEITH B. RASKIN, MD

ORTHOPEDIC HAND SURGEON: HAND, WRIST, AND ELBOW SPECIALIST

Dr. Keith Raskin is a renowned hand surgeon with over thirty years of clinical experience in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery in Manhattan, New York. He was both the former Chief of Hand Surgery and Director of the Hand Surgery Fellowship for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Raskin performed countless finger, thumb, and hand reattachments as one of the original orthopedic hand surgeons on the Microsurgical Replantation Team at Bellevue Hospital.

Having completed many years as a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and responsible for training the exceptional residents and fellows at NYU, Dr. Raskin successfully established the Raskin Center for Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery,as well as co-founding Surgicare of Manhattan, one of the original free standing Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Centers in New York City. Most recently, Dr. Raskin has joined the outstanding orthopedic surgeons at OrthoManhattan, adding to one of the most comprehensive multispecialty orthopedic practices in the country.

Dr. Raskin has a specific interest in Dupuytren’s Disease of the hand and is one of the original surgeons performing the Needle Aponeurotomy Procedure for this condition since being brought to this country.  He is a founding member of the Dupuytren Foundation and is on the Board of Directors for the Dupuytren Research Group in search of the genetic biomarker and ultimate cure of this disease.

Dr. Raskin has additional interest in sports injuries (hand and wrist), fractures (hand, wrist, and elbow), arthritis (base of the thumb and wrist), tendon and nerve injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, and tennis/golfer’s elbow. He was one of the original surgeons performing wrist arthroscopy for soft tissue injuries which has greatly reduced recovery time with reproducible results.

Dr. Raskin has successfully treated countless professional and amateur athletes, musicians, artists, sculptors, actors, and surgeons for potential career-ending injuries and conditions. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN and featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Forbes Magazine to discuss his opinion regarding the management of sports injuries, fractures, soft tissue injuries, and nerve conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

Dr. Raskin received his MD degree at George Washington University School of Medicine with recognition of his work in acceptance of the prestigious Julius S. Neviaser award for outstanding medical student in orthopedic surgery. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at New York University School of Medicine. He then continued his training in hand and upper extremity surgery under the guidance of Johns Hopkins University faculty at  Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore Maryland.

Dr. Raskin has been consistently recognized for his leadership work in his field with nominations to Castle Connelly Top Doctors, America’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, The Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine Top Doctors, Super Doctors, Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, and Who’s Who in America- Science and Medicine.

Dr. Raskin has over 150 local, national, and international presentations with over 50 publications on Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions. He has been an active member in a leadership role for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and other professional organizations. He has served on several surgical editorial boards and the Question Writing Task Force for both the orthopedic and hand surgical board examinations.

Dr. Raskin holds two patents on related hand surgical devices.

Dr. Raskin is an avid golfer and has been named to the Top Doctor Golfers in America as featured in Golf Digest.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Doctor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington D.C.

General Surgery Internship
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York

Resident and Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York

Raymond M. Curtis Hand Surgery Fellowship
Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

HOSPITAL/ASC APPOINTMENT AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

​​​Senior Attending Physician
Hand to Shoulder Center at OrthoManhattan
485 Madison Ave. New York, New York 10022
2022-present

Attending Physician
Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital-Northwell Health
2018-present

Founder and Director
The Raskin Center for Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery
317 East 34th Street
New York, New York 10016
2016-2022

Co-Founder
Surgicare of Manhattan
800 Second Ave
New York, New York 10017
2010-present

Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University School of Medicine
1996-2018

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University School of Medicine
1992-1996

Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University School of Medicine
1989-1992
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Attending Surgeon
​​​​​​​Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery
New York University Langone Medical Center
1989-2018

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

  • New York State Medical License
  • National Board of Board of MedicalExaminers, Diplomat
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Diplomat
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

PREVIOUS AND PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS

  • Raymond M. Curtis Alumni Hand Surgery Society, Member 1988
  • New York University Medical Center Credentials Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Representative 1989
  • New York University Medical Center Day Surgery Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Representative 1990
  • New York University Medical Center Resident Selection Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Member 1990
  • New York County Medical Society, Member 1990
  • AO North America, Member 1990
  • American Medical Association, Member 1990
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Member 1992
  • New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member 1992
  • Medical Society of the State of New York, Member 1992
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member 1993
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member 1994
  • New Millennium Hand Study Group, Member 1994
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Member 1995
  • American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, New York Area Leader 1995
  • The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Consultant Reviewer 1995
    New York University Day Surgery Steering Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Member 1995
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents, and Fellows Conference Committee, Member 1995
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Young Members Task Force, Member 1995
  • The Examination Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand, Member 1996
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow 1996
  • The 1841 Society of New York University, Partner 1996
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Educational Development Committee, Member 1997
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Question Writing Task Force, Member 1998
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Distal Radius CD-Rom Task Force 1999
  • Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Lippincott William and Wilkins Editorial Board 2000
  • ASSH Japanese Hand Society 3rd Combined Meeting Maui, Hawaii, Program Committee Member 2000
  • ASSH Industrial Relations Task Force, Co-Chairman 2000
  • ASSH/Italian Hand Society 1st Combined Meeting Rome, Italy, Course Chairman-ASSH 2001
  • ASSH Annual Meeting-Baltimore Program Committee, Member 2001
  • ASSH Commercial Support Oversight Committee, Co-Chairman 2001
  • American Orthopedic Association, Active Member 2002
  • ASSH Annual Meeting Local Hosts Committee, Member 2004
  • ASSH Government Affairs Committee, Member 2004

PUBLICATIONS

Raskin,KB., Weiland, AJ. “Philosophy of Replantation 1976-1990.” Microsurgery II: 223-228, 1990.

Raskin, KB.  “Acute Vascular Injuries of the Upper Extremity.”  Hand Clinics 9:1, 115-130, 1993.

Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP. “Unstable Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius:  Comparative Techniques of Ligamentotaxis.”  Orthopaedic Clinics of North America  24:2,  275-286, 1993.

Raskin KB, Wiligis, EFS.  “Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Transfer for Radial Nerve Palsy:  Functional Testing of Long Term Results.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 20A 737-742, 1995.

Raskin KB, Weiland AJ,”Current Concepts in Replantation.  Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Supplement Issue on Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Hand. 24:4 131S-134S, 1995.

Rettig, ME, Raskin, KB, Melone, JR. CP.  “Clinical Applications of MRI in Hand and Wrist Surgery.” MRI Clinics; 3:2, 361-368, 1995.

Cheng, SL, Rajaratnam, K, Raskin, KB, Hu, RW,  Richard, W, Axelrod, TS.        “Splint Top” Fracture of the Forearm: A Description of an In-Line Skating Injury Associated with the Use of Protective Wrist Splints.  Journal of Trauma 39:6, 1194-1196, 1995

Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP, Rettig, ME.  “External Fixation by Ligamentotaxis of Distal  Radius Fractures.” Atlas of the Hand Clinics  2:1, 51-72, 1997.

Rettig, ME, Dassa, GL, Raskin, KB, Melone, CP “Wrist Fractures in the Athlete:  Distal Radius and Carpal Fractures.”Clinics in Sports Medicine. 17:3, 469-489, 1998

Raskin, KB, Beldner S.  “Clinical Examination of the Distal Ulna and Surrounding Structures.”   Hand Clinics. 14:2, 177-189, 1999

Raskin, KB. “Management of Fractures of the Distal Radius:  Surgeon’s Perspective.” Journal of Hand Therapy.12:2, 92-102, 1999

Rettig, ME, Raskin, KB, “Long Term Assessment of Proximal Row Carpectomy for Chronic Perilunate Dislocation.” Journal of Hand Surgery 24A:1231-1236, 1999

Rettig, ME, Raskin, KB,  “Retrograde Compression Screw Fixation of Acute Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 24A:1206-1210, 1999

Raskin, KB, Rettig, ME. “Distal Radius Fractures and Malunions:  Skeletal Realignment Through External Fixation.”  Atlas of the Hand Clinics  5:1, 59-77, 2000

Rettig ME, Raskin KB. Acute Fractures of the Distal Radius: Hand Clinics.16:3, 405-15. 2000.

Melone CP, Murphy MS, Raskin KB. Perilunate Injuries: Repair by Dual Dorsal and Volar Approaches: Hand Clinics. 16:3, 439-448. 2000.

Lee SJ, Jazrawi LM, Ong BC, Raskin KB. Long-Term Follow-up of the One-Bone Forearm Procedure. Am. J. of Orthop. XXIX:12, 969-72, 2000.

Novick C, Raskin KB:  Congenital Anomalies of the Thumb: A Brief Review.  Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases.  59: 4, 189-196, 2000.

Choi R,  Raskin KB: Rotatory Subluxation of the Scaphoid.  Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases. 59: 4, 197-200, 2000.

Rettig ME, Raskin KB: “Galeazzi Fracture Dislocation: A New Treatment-Oriented Classification.” Journal of Hand Surgery.  26A: 228-35, 2001.

Rettig ME, Dassa G, Raskin KB: Volar Plate Arthroplasty of the Distal

Interphalangeal Joint. Journal of Hand Surgery. 26A: 940-44, 2001.

Raskin KB: Healing versus Recovery. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. 5:3, 135, 2001

Raskin KB, Parisi D, Baker J, Rettig ME:  Dorsal Open Repair of Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures. Hand Clinics 17: 4, 601-10, 2001

Sofocleous CT, Rosen RJ, Raskin KB, Fioole B, Hofstee DJ: Congenital Vascular Malformations in the Hand and Forearm. Journal of Endovascular Therapy  8:5, 484-94, 2001.

Kaplan FT, Raskin KB: Indications and Surgical Techniques for Digit Replantation.  Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases 60:3&4 179-188,2001-02

Rettig ME, Raskin KB: Tendon Tranfers for Radial Nerve Palsy. Atlas of the Hand Clinics 7:1,41-52, 2002

Raskin KB, Klugman J, Rettig ME: Median Nerve Injuries Associated with Distal Radius Fractures.  Atlas of the Hand Clinics 7:2,259-272, 2002

DeWal H, Ahn A, Raskin KB: Thermal Energy in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Wrist. Clinics in Sports Medicine 21:4,727-35, 2002

Stein DA, Lee S, Raskin KB: Compartment Syndrome of the Hand Caused by Computed Tomography Contast Infiltration. Orthopaedics 26:3,333-34,2003

Harness NG, Jupiter JB, Orbay JL,Raskin KB, Fernandez DL: Loss of Fixation of the Volar Lunate Facet Fragment in Fractures of the Distal Part of the Radius. J. Bone and Joint Surg. 86A:9, 1900-08, 2004.

Ilan DL, Medvecky M, Raskin KB, Boppana, S: Radial Nerve Entrapment Secondary to Nodular Fasciitis Mass in the Forearm. Am J Orthop. 35(2):85-87, 2006.

Ruchelsman DE, Raskin KB, Rettig ME: Outcome following acute primary distal ulna resection for comminuted distal ulna fractures at the time of operative fixation of unstable fractures of the distal radius. Hand 4(4):391-6,2009.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Raskin KB, Melone, Jr., CP, Gottlieb, D. “Wrist Arthroscopy: Potential Pitfalls.” Arthroscopic Surgery: Minkoff and Sherman Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore. Chapter 14,180-191, 1990.

Rettig, ME , Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP. “Fractures of the Distal Radius.” The Wrist and Its Disorders. 2nd Edition. Lichtman and Alexander, W.. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. Chapter 19, 347-371, 1997.

Calandruccio, JH, Collins, ED, Hanel, DP, Hunt, TP, Lichtman, DM, Raskin, KB. “Wrist and Hand Trauma.” AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Vol 6, Chapter 33, 361-386, 1999

Raskin, KB. “Reconstruction of Finger Deformities.” ASSH Hand Surgery Update Vol 2, Chapter 5, 35-43, 1999

Raskin, KB, Rettig, ME. “Distal Radius Fractures and Malunions: Skeletal Realignment Through External Fixation.” Atlas of the Hand Clinics Saunders Philadephia. 5:1, 59-77, 2000

Rettig ME, Raskin KB, Melone CP. “External Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.” The Wrist. 1st Edition Watson and Weinzweig, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. Chapter19, 299-310, 2001.

Raskin, KB, Shin SS. “Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Thumb Metacarpal Base: Bennett’s and Rolando’s Fractures.” The Hand: Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Second Edition. Strickland and Graham. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia Chapter 9, 125-135, 2005.

Moss, DP, Raskin,KB. “Bone Tumors: Benign and Malignant.” Hand, Elbow and Shoulder: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics. Trumble,Budoff, Cornwall. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia Chapter 28, 390-405,2006.

Ruchelsman, DE, Raskin, KB, and Rettig, ME.”Galeazzi Fracture-Dislocations” Fractures and Injuries of the Distal Radius and Carpus-The Cutting Edge. Slutsky and Osterman. Saunders Elsevier Philadelphia Chapter 22, 231-239, 2009.

Rettig, ME and Raskin, KB.”External Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures” The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment. Second edition. Cooney. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia Chapter 13, 312-327, 2010.

Raskin KB, Rettig, ME, and Ruchelsman, DE. “Galeazzi Fracture Dislocations” The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment. Second edition. Cooney. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia Chapter 17, 395-406, 2010.