Louis W. Catalano, III, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon: Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist Specialist

hand and wrist specialistDr. Catalano is a board certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon based in New York City. As a premier shoulder, hand and wrist specialist, Dr. Catalano takes care of many musicians from the NYC Philharmonic and Lincoln Center, as well as many Broadway actors and dancers. Dr. Catalano was the Fordham University’s team physician from 2002-2014 and is the shoulder specialist for Team New York Aquatics swim team. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Co-director of the NYU Langone Hand Fellowship, and Attending Hand Surgeon at the Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at OrthoManhattan.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Catalano earned his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and was a resident at Washington University/Barnes Hospital. He was awarded a fellowship in congenital hand deformities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, a shoulder surgery fellowship at Columbia University, and an upper extremity fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital. He was the Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery Residency/Program director at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital from 2001 – 2015, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2000-2013 and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai West from 2013-2015. He was an Attending Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital from 2002 – 2015, and Attending Hand Surgeon at the CV Starr Hand Surgery Center at Roosevelt Hospital from 2000 – 2015.

His numerous publications have appeared in many leading surgical publications. He is an associate scientific editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. As a hand and wrist specialist, Dr. Catalano frequently gives national research presentations on hand and upper extremity surgery and was named teacher of the year by the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Orthopedic Surgery Program in 2005. Dr. Catalano regularly hosts the Dr. Radio Orthopedics Show on Sirius XM.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Catalano currently resides in Pelham Manor with his wife and two children. In addition to fishing, Dr. Catalano participates in marathon and triathlon races to raise money for cancer research. He is also a founding member of Team Continuum, which has raised millions of dollars for cancer patients and their families.

For more information about the conditions treated by our resident shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist specialist Dr. Louis Catalano, visit www.louiscatalanomd.com.

EDUCATION

  • Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Biology, Baltimore, MD, 1986-1990
  • New York University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, New York, New York, 1990-1994

Residency And Fellowship

Residency:

  • Washington University/Barnes Hospital 1995-1999, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship:

  • Pediatric Hand Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX, 7/99-9/99
  • Roosevelt Hospital, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, NY, NY, 1/00 – 12/00
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery, NY, NY, 10/99-12/99

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Attending Hand Surgeon, Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center, OrthoManhattan, New York, NY

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2003 – present American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • 2000 – present American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2005 – present New York Society of Surgery for the Hand

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Catalano LW III and Milone MT: Distal Humerus: Coronal Shear (Capitellum) Fractures in Fractures of the Elbow: A Clinical Casebook. 41-49, 2019.
  • Catalano LW III et al: Etiology, Evaluation, and Management Options for the Stiff Digit. JAAOS, 2019 Aug 1;27(15):e676-e684.
  • Milone MT, Catalano LW III, et al: Preparatory Time-Related Hand Surgery Operating Room Inefficiency: A System Analysis. Hand. 2019 March. doi:10.1177/1558944719831333.
  • Glickel SG, Catalano LWIII, et al: Anomalous Courses of the Palmar Cutaneous Branch of the Median Nerve in relation to the Flexor Carpi Radialis tendon for ORIF of Distal Radius Fractures. Hand. 2019 Feb, 0:1558944718825137.
  • Minhas SV, Catalano LW III: Comparison of Open and Closed Hand Fractures and the Effect of Urgent Operative Intervention. J Hand Surg, 44(1): 65. e1-e7, 2019
  • Donovan DS, Catalano LW III, et al: Accuracy and Reliability of Radiographic Estimation of Volar Lip Fragment Size in PIP Dorsal Fracture-Dislocations. Hand. 2018 Jun 1:1558944718777831. doi: 10.1177/1558944718777831
  • Milone MT, Klifto CS, Catalano LW III: Partial Wrist Denervation; The Evidence Behind A Small Fix for Big Problems. JHS, 43A, 272-277, 2018.
  • Glickel SZ, Catalano LW III et al: Predictive Power of Distal Radial Metaphyseal Tenderness for Diagnosis Occult Fracture. JHS, 42A, 835-835e4, 2017.
  • Janowski J, Coady C, Catalano LW III: Scaphoid Fractures: Nonunion and Malunion. JHS, 41A, 1087-1093, 2016.
  • Dizdarevic I, Eden CM, Bengard M, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ. Assessment of Intra-articular Screw Penetration During Radial Head and Olecranon Locking Plate Fixation: A Cadaveric Study. Hand. 2016;11:65-71
  • Malerich MM, Catalano LW III, Weidner ZD, Vance MC, Eden CM, Eaton RG. Distal Scaphoid Resection for Degenerative Arthritis Secondary to Scaphoid Nonunion: A 20-Year Experience. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014;39(9):1669-1676.
  • Kegel G, Barron OA, Glickel SG, Catalano LW. Steroid Injections in the Upper Extremity: A Survey of Injection Practices. Orthopedics Sept 2013; 36 (9): e1141-e1148.
  • Catalano LW III, Glickel SG, et al: Effect of Local Corticosteroid Injection of the Hand and Wrist on Blood Glucose in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus, Orthopedics, Vol 35 Number 12; 1019, 2012.
  • Catalano LW III (contributing editor): Year Book of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, 2012
  • Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Perilunate Fracture Dislocations, Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 2012
  • Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Vascularized Bone Grafting for Scaphoid Nonunion, Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 2012
  • Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Percutaneous Screw fixation of Scaphoid Fractures, Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 2012

Presentations

  • Catalano LW III: Techniques for Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of distal radius Fractures. Two-hour cadaveric lab at the ASSH Meeting 2019, Las Vegas.
  • Daar DA, Catalano LW III et al: Disappearing in Size and Relevance over Time: The Scaphometacarpal Space. E-Poster at the ASSH Annual Meeting 2019, Las Vegas.
  • Catalano LW III: Singe Stage Flexor Tendon Reconstruction for the Instruction Course lecture( ICL) Flexor Tendon Reconstruction, ASSH Annual Meeting, Sept 2019, Las Vegas.
  • National Survey on the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Postgraduate Year One. Catalano LW III and Daniel R. Howard, annual AOA Meeting, June 2019, San Diego CA.Mullen J, Catalano LW III; En Bloc trapeziectomy: A Technique for Efficient Removal During Basal Joint (CMC) Arthroplasty Surgery; ASSH Video Theatre, 2019.
  • Catalano LW III et al: NYU Langone Live Webinar Series: Evaluation and Treatment of Wrist Pain, Jan 2019.
  • Mullen J, Catalano LW III ; En Bloc trapeziectomy: A Technique for Efficient Removal During Basal Joint (CMC) Arthroplasty Surgery; VuMedi, 2018.
  • Mullen J, Nellans, Catalano LW III; Hemihamate reconstruction arthroplasty for PIP fracture – 2 Cases: Index and Small Finger; VuMedi, 2018.
  • Mullen J, Catalano LW III; Surgical Repair of Chronic Central Slip Boney Avulsion Fracture with Rigid Boutonniere Deformity; VuMedi, 2018.
  • Catalano LW III: Mallet and Seymour Fractures and Jersey Fingers: NYU Langone Hand Update Seminar, NY, NY. Dec, 2018
  • Catalano LW III: Hand Trauma, NYSSH Annual Residents’ and Fellows’ Review Course, NY, NY. Oct, 2018
  • Catalano LWIII: Moderator and Speaker for the Instructional Course Lecture (ICL), “The Stiff Finger”, ASSH annual meeting, Sept 2018, Boston MA.
  • Catalano LW III: Moderator of Scientific session on Basal Joint arthritis, ASSH annual meeting, Sept 2018, Boston MA.
  • Catalano LWIII: 1-2 Metacarpal fusions for failed CMC joint arthroplasties, ASSH annual meeting, Sept 2018, Boston MA
  • Catalano LW III: Treatment of Acute Scapholunate Ligament Tears, at LSU Cadaver Lab Dissection. March, 2018, New Orleans LA.
  • Milone MM and Catalano LW III: System Analysis Indentifies Prepatory Time as a Substantial Source of Hand Surgery Operating Room Inefficiency. AAOS Podium Presentation, March 2018, New Orleans LA.
  • Catalano LW III: Acute Hamate Hook Fractures: Casting vs. Excision vs. ORIF. AAOS Podium Presentation at Hand Specialty day, March 2018, New Orleans LA.
  • Shulman B and Catalano LWIII: Wrist Arthroscopy-Scope for the Best and Plan for the Worst. AAOS Scientific Exhibit, March 2018, New Orleans LA.
  • Milone MM and Catalano LW III: System Analysis Indentifies Prepatory Time as a Substantial Source of Hand Surgery Operating Room Inefficiency. AAHS, Jan 2018. Puerto Rico.
  • Glickel SZ, Catalano LW III, Barron OA, at al. Predictive Power of Distal Radial Metaphyseal Tenderness for Diagnosing Occult Fracture. Presented as e-Poster, ASSH 2017 Annual Meeting. September 2017, San Francisco CA.
  • Glickel SZ, Catalano LW III, Barron OA, at al. Incidence of Encountering the Palmar Cutaneous Branch of the Median Nerve During the Flexor Carpi Radialis Approach to the Distal Radius. Presented as e-Poster, ASSH 2017 Annual Meeting. September 2017, San Francisco CA.
  • Kegel G, Marshall A, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ, Kuhn M. Steroid Injections in the Upper Extremity: A Survey of Injection Practices. Presented as e-Poster, ASSH 2017 Annual Meeting. September 2017, San Francisco CA
  • Catalano LW III: Cost Analysis of Several Different Types of Basal Joint Surgical Options, for an Instruction Course Lecture (ICL) at the ASSH, Sept 2017. San Francisco CA.
  • Catalano LW III: Acute Scapholunate Ligament Tears, at the Royal College of Surgeons, April 2017. London, UK.
  • Catalano LW III: Tricks and Tips of Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures, at the Royal College of Surgeons, April 2017. London, UK.
  • Catalano LW III: Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Pathology, at the Royal College of Surgeons, April 2017. London, UK.
  • Catalano LW III: Distal Scaphoid Resection Arthroplasty, at the Royal College of Surgeons, April 2017. London, UK.
  • Catalano LW III: Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Humerus Fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the AAOS Annual meeting, March 2017. San Diego, CA
  • Catalano LW III: Fixation of distal radius fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the AAOS Annual meeting, March 2017. San Diego, CA

In 2019, our resident shoulder, hand and wrist specialist Dr. Louis Catalano III was awarded the Castle Connolly Top Doctors award. He has received the award every year since 2012.

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