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NYU Langone Health
Midtown Surgery Center
Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center
Louis W. Catalano, III, MD


Louis W. Catalano, III, MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Attending Hand Surgeon at the Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at OrthoManhattan

Dr. Catalano is a board certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon based in New York City. 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.

My office staff can speak Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

  • Team Coverage Experience

    fordham university Team Newyrok Aquatics
  • Awards

    Castle Connolly Awards Vital Awards
  • ortho on radio
  • Publications

    Etiology, Evaluation, And Management Options For The Stiff Digit


    Preparatory Time-Related Hand Surgery Operating Room Inefficiency: A Systems Analysis

  • Publications

    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


    Comparison of Open and Closed Hand Fractures and the Effect of Urgent Operative Intervention

Patient Reviews

  • Dr. Catalano fixed my rotator cuff tear and 6 months later I won the club tennis championship. Dr. Catalano treated my husband's wrist with steroid injections and splinting during that time with success!


  • Recently i had a deep cut in my hand - at the ER, the attending physician was unsure if had tendon damage and recommended we consult with a hand surgeon before proceeding. I called Dr Catalano on his cell and he talked the ER staff through the steps to take to ensure the tendon was not damaged...

    Peter in New York, NY – Jan 21, 2019

  • I've known dr catalano for over 15 years and have always turned to him whenever i had an issue with my health. he's personable with a great bedside manner and i would highly recommend him to my friends and family. he always makes himself available if questions arise and he goes the extra mile when...

    Donna G in Brooklyn, NY – Jun 28, 2016

  • Dr. Catalano is not only a talented doctor who really cares about the quality of his surgery but he also cares a great deal about his interaction with his patients. I highly recommend him and am very pleased with the results of my surgery.

    Linda H in New York, NY – Mar 11, 2016

  • Great Doc, friendly, knowledgeable and interested in providing you the personal attention your health care needs. Strongly Recommended. OG Esq.

    OG Esq. in Bronxville – Mar 15, 2017

  • I had seen Dr. Catalano about 5 years ago for a problem with my elbow. He was great! I broke a bone in my hand and went back to him and he is still great!

    Initials hidden · August 28, 2019

  • Excellent physician. Took me right away. X-rayed my wrist himself and explained the problem and treatment options thoroughly.

    Thomas L. Less than 3 months ago

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  • Practice Location

    485 Madison Avenue
    8th Floor
    New York, NY 10022

  • 5 blocks north of Grand Central Station

    1 block from the E and M trains, 5th Ave-53 St. Station

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