Barbara at Orthomanhattan

OrthoManhattan is a multi-specialty orthopedic surgery practice that brings together an outstanding group of experienced doctors and staff to comprehensively treat all of your musculoskeletal problems. Let’s welcome Barbara, the newest addition to the OrthoManhattan team!

Before joining the OrthoManhattan team, Barbara dedicated 14 years to working in a pain management setting. Starting as a receptionist, she steadily shouldered more responsibilities, eventually becoming a practice manager. Her extensive experience in pain management has instilled in her a profound understanding of patient care, treatment protocols, and the paramount importance of a personalized approach.

Learn more about Barbara Smieszek and her role at OrthoManhattan: 

What is your role at OrthoManhattan?

As the practice manager at OrthoManhattan, my responsibilities are diverse. I oversee day-to-day operations, provide support to ensure a smooth workflow, and collaborate closely with our orthopedic specialists, administrative staff, and clinical team to maintain high standards of patient care.

What drew you to OrthoManhattan?

When I first learned about OrthoManhattan, I was very impressed with the remarkable expertise and experience of the physicians in the practice. What stood out was their specialized knowledge, cutting-edge techniques, and patient-centered approach. The opportunity to contribute to such a dynamic team dedicated to improving patients’ lives was a very compelling reason to join. In addition, the collaborative environment which fosters growth and learning aligns with my professional aspirations.

What would you like every patient to know about OrthoManhattan?

I want our patients to understand that OrthoManhattan is more than a medical practice—it’s a community of compassionate professionals. We prioritize personalized care, tailoring treatment plans to each patient’s needs. Whether it’s joint replacements, sports injuries, or musculoskeletal conditions, our goal is to enhance overall well-being and restore quality of life.

What is your favorite part of your workday?

My favorite moments occur when I see patients walking out of the office with smiles on their faces. Seeing someone regain mobility after surgery, overcome pain, or achieve their rehabilitation goals is incredibly rewarding. It reinforces our commitment to making a positive impact on their lives.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Cooking and baking are my passions. I find immense joy in creating treats for my loved ones. Whether it’s whipping up a batch of chocolate cookies or experimenting with savory dishes, the kitchen is my creative haven.

And when life grants me the opportunity, I love to embark on adventures with my two adult daughters. We are avid hikers, always seeking new trails and hidden gems. Exploring new places together creates lasting memories and strengthens our bond.

Life is a delightful blend of flavors and experiences, and I savor every moment.

What is your favorite thing about being in New York?

I grew up in Poland, but New York is my home. I truly believe it is the best place in the world, and I feel very lucky to call myself a New Yorker. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, there is always something to discover. The endless opportunities, creativity, and diversity of this city make it a very special place, no matter where one comes from.