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50 orthopedic surgeons to know in 2023

Raymond Walls, MD. NYU Langone Hospitals (New York City). Dr. Walls is a professor in the orthopedic surgery department at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. In 2008, he received an award from the British Association for Surgery of the Knee for his study showing how neuromuscular electrical stimulation before knee replacement surgery can strengthen patients’ muscles and accelerate recovery.

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How Irish dance made Ray Walls a better foot and ankle doctor

If you have a foot or ankle injury, Ray Walls, MD , is uniquely qualified to help. He is a Yale Medicine orthopaedics and rehabilitation surgeon with a second passion: Irish dance. He took his first lesson in Ireland when he was about 5 years old. By the time he was in medical school, Dr. Walls had become a two-time world dance champion, spending his summers performing with the theatrical Irish dancing phenomena Riverdance.

Dr. Walls’ career has progressed from performer to physician. In his current capacity, he has successfully treated Irish dancers, Olympic gymnasts, elite college and professional athletes, and countless others. He cares for people with foot and ankle arthritis, lower limb deformities and a variety of injuries from overuse or trauma. Dance gave him unique insights into the problems of his patients, he says, whether they are professional performers or people who never set foot on a dance floor.

So we asked Dr. Walls to tell us how his dance career helped shaped his work as a doctor specializing in foot and ankle care.

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NYU Langone Health Brings World-Class Orthopedic Care to Staten Island

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NYU Langone Health has opened its first outpatient orthopedic practice on Staten Island, making it more convenient for residents to access care from one of the top-ranked hospitals in the country for orthopedics.

Specialists at NYU Langone Orthopedic Associates—Staten Island, located at 1534 Victory Boulevard in Sunnyside, provide advanced, personalized care for conditions affecting bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues. Patients also benefit from the latest technology, enhanced care coordination across the entire health system, and a commitment to quality that is a hallmark of NYU Langone.

“We continuously look for opportunities to better serve our patients where they live and work,” says Andrew Rubin, senior vice president for clinical affairs and ambulatory care at NYU Langone. “Adding to a range of clinical services available at NYU Langone on Staten Island, this new practice brings high-quality orthopedic care directly to our patients in their community.”

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