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About New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Building Community Support at the Local and State Level

NYSSOS is organized into 8 districts providing members immediate access to their local leaders and volunteers.  Board District representatives serve as your direct connection to joining forces with New York's orthopaedic community to address issues/concerns and to celebrate in victories.

With this structure, NYSSOS is poised to act on legislation and regulations that effect your practice; support activities that create optimal practice environments; provide direct access to practice resources and legal counsel services;  and host interactive events that foster professional and personal development. 

Our Mission

NYSSOS serves the interests of New York orthopaedists and their patients by helping to create an optimal practice environment in which to provide quality and efficacious orthopaedic care.


September 2018 - September 2020

James Slough, MD

John DiPreta, MD

John Reilly, MD
Staten Island

Samuel Flemister, MD

John M. Olsewski, MD
Immediate Past-President


District 1
Kings, Queens and Richmond

District 2
Nassau and Suffolk 

District 3
New York and Bronx

District 4
Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester    

District 5
Albany, Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida and St. Lawrence

District 6
Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca and Yates

District 7
Livingston, Monroe, Ontario and Wayne   
District 8
Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.

District Directors & alternateS

Contact Your Representative!

District 1
Orry Erez, MD (Brooklyn)
Afshin Razi, MD (Brooklyn)

District 2
Robert Garroway, MD (Rockville Centre) 
Adam Bitterman, DO (Huntington)

District 3
Matthew Roberts, MD (New York)
Peter Fabricant, MD (New York)

District 4
Richard N. Weinstein, MD (White Plains)

District 5
James Lawrence, MD (Albany)
Patrick Marinello, MD (Albany)

District 6
Bradley Raphael, MD (East Syracuse)

District 7
Samuel Flemister, MD (Rochester)
Robert D. Bronstein, MD (Rochester)

District 8
David Pula, MD (Amherst)
Matthew Dipaola, MD (Buffalo)


Barry Kraushaar, MD

Jeffrey Lozman, MD

Richard Katz, MD

Noah Finkel, MD

Barry Gloger, MD

Edward Toriello, MD

Martin Wolpin, MD

AAOS Board of Councilor Representatives

Michael Rauh, MD   
Orchard Park    
March 2014    March 2020

John Reilly, MD   
March 2015    March 2021

Matthew DiCaprio, MD   
March 2017    March 2020

Claudette LaJam, MD   
New York   
March 2017    March 2020

Barry Kraushaar, MD  
March 2019    March 2021

    We Are your resource for:

    • Legislative/Regulatory Advocacy (local, state and federal levels)
    • Practice trends and changes
    • Leadership training for national, state, and local issues and opportunities
    • Assistance with establishing and maintaining a practice
    • Familiarity with state practice guidelines impacting the profession and patient care.  

    About the Society

    NYSSOS serves the interests of New York orthopaedists and their patients by helping to create an optimal practice environment in which to provide quality and efficacious orthopaedic care. 

    Contact Us

    Address: PO Box 38004, Albany, NY 12203

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