Richard L. Parker, MD | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat ailments affecting muscles, bones and joints, treating sports injuries, degenerative diseases, tumors, infections, and birth defects. They regularly perform joint repair and replacement operations.
Is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, affiliated with LIJ Hospital/NSU Hospital, who treats all orthopedic problems, with special interest in arthroscopy, sports medicine, and disorders of the spine. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and was trained at Montefiore Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Parker was one of the first orthopedic surgeons to perform outpatient arthroscopic surgery on Long Island, starting in 1980, and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the North American Arthroscopy Association. He is also a recipient of the prestigious America’s Top Doctors Award.
Vladimir Dadashev, M.D. | Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgery / General Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Vladimir Y. Dadashev, M.D., is a Long Island neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the spine. He utilizes both advanced minimally invasive and traditional open approaches for the treatment of spinal stenosis, sciatica, disc herniation, fractures, spinal instability, back pain, and spinal infections. He also
has a strong interest in the treatment of tumors of the spine, benign or metastatic.
In addition to open surgeries like laminectomies and spinal fusions, Dr. Dadashev performs minimally invasive microdiscectomies. He also employs innovative techniques such as 3-D navigation and neuro-endoscopy. 3-D navigation uses intraoperative scans, and a technology similar to GPS, to allow neurosurgeons like
Dr. Dadashev to visualize the complex anatomy of the patient’s spine in 3D and visualize the placement of surgical instrumentation throughout the procedure. Neuro-endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which deep seated tumors can be removed through small, dime-size incisions.
Dr. Dadashev received his B.A. in Chemistry from Hunter College, New York, NY, summa cum laude, salutatorian, where he belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He obtained his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, with High Distinction, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Medical Society (AOA), junior selection, and was a “Surgery Student of the Year” award nominee. At the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Dr. Dadashev completed his internship and residency in the Department of Neurosurgery. He served as Chief Resident in his final year.
Dr. Dadashev has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and presented extensively at conferences. He authored the most recent chapter on “Treatment of Disk and Ligamentous Diseases of the Cervical Spine” in Youmans Neurological Surgery (6 th Edition). While at Emory, the Georgia Neurosurgical Society honored him with the “Best Paper Presentation” Award for the use of novel 3-dimensional endoscopy in transspehnoidal pituitary surgery.
Dr. Dadashev is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). In 2018-2019, he was recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Top Doctor: New York Metro Area.
Neil B. Kirschen, MD | Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy
Board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, acupuncture, and massage therapy, Dr. Kirschen has done extensive postgraduate training in osteopathic and manual medicine. He uses acupuncture, spinal manipulation, medical massage, craniosacral therapy, ligament reconstructive therapy, natural medicines, and interventional anesthetic nerve blocks in his practice.
DR. SALIL GUPTA | American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand & Wrist
Clinical Assistant Professor NYU School of Medicine
Chief, Division Hand Surgery North Shore-LIJ Forest Hills Hospital
Dr. Salil Gupta was born in New York City and grew up in Long Island, New York. He graduated Brown University Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Gupta attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, during which time he was awarded an Urban Health Care Fellowship and elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Upon completion of medical school, he obtained his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. During his residency, he completed specialized training in trauma surgery at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Gupta completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital's C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center. He also completed a specialized fellowship in Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Dr. Gupta serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine as well as an active member of the Hand Service at the Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Dr. Gupta is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. His research has been presented at multiple international and national meetings and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Hand Surgery, Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
Dr. Andrew Feldman, MD | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder & Knee
Dr. Andrew Feldman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine, and an academic appointment as a clinical assistant professor at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease/ NYU Langone Medical Center. For 14 years, he served as the head team physician and surgeon for the New York Rangers.
An internationally recognized sports medicine expert specializing in the treatment of knee, shoulder, elbow disorders, and joint preservation, Dr. Feldman has been an orthopedic consultant to many prominent artistic organizations and athletic programs. These include: Cirque du Soleil, The American Ballet Theater, Tyson American Cup Gymnastics, University of Pittsburgh NCAA athletic teams, and France's Paris Basketball Professional Team-Division 1. In addition, he has treated many professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and a multitude of European leagues. He is currently the Medical Director for the NWHL (National Woman's Hockey League), and Medical Director of the NYU Hockey Center.
A much sought-after speaker, Dr. Feldman has made dozens of appearances in the media as a sports medicine and lifestyle expert. His interviews have been featured on: CNN, Fox TV, Oprah Winfrey, the Today Show, The View, Good Morning America (GMA), ABC World News, Inside Edition and The Discovery Channel. He is a regular guest on the Sirius XM's "Doctor Radio". He also served as a Sports Medicine Editor of Men's Health Magazine. He authored a much-lauded self-help sports medicine book, published by St. Martin's Press, entitled "The Jock Doc's Body Repair Kit".
Dr. Feldman is a recognized expert in his field, with many published articles in peer review journals and recently wrote a chapter in the Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee 6th Edition textbook. He has lectured extensively at both national and international orthopedic meetings, and has chaired several conferences relating to the treatment of athletic injuries. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, completed his internship in general surgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and spent his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois. He completed his fellowship in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery at the University of Pittsburgh with the world-renowned sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Freddie Fu.
My Philosophy On Treating Patients:
I chose medicine because I wanted a career that allowed me to use science to care for people. I was quite familiar with athletic injuries having been a competitive athlete for much of my life, so I decided to specialize in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.
To get athletes back on the playing field, I perform minimally invasive procedures for knee, elbow and shoulder injuries. I also perform reconstructive procedures for people who have torn ligaments, bone defects and structural issues with their joints. I’m conservative in my treatment approach and only perform surgery when necessary. If surgery is the option, the most ‘state of the art’ techniques are instituted.
I know how it feels to sit on the sidelines because of an injury and to be told you can’t play sports for months at a time. The only difference between my patients and me, is that I wear a white coat and have a more complete knowledge base of the injuries. However, I have been on the other side of the table, sitting where they are. Knowing what they are going through, having experienced it myself, helps me come up with the best treatment options for my patients and be empathetic to their expectations.
I believe patients should be involved in their treatment. I listen, discuss and share my knowledge with them so they can make informed decisions about their health.
Whether treating professional, college or recreational athletes, I combine a unique, conservative approach integrating both nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Combining this philosophy with advanced physical therapy protocols and the judicious use of biologic stem cells, helps create the healing environment to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Steven Sheskier, MD | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle
Dr. Sheskier is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the lower extremity: Knee, Foot and Ankle. Practicing in the Tri-state area for over 20 years. Fellowship trained, He has particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of complex foot and ankle problems including fracture care and revision surgery. He has been performing ankle replacements for over ten years. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is an assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine where he has helped train hundreds of residents in diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems. He has participated in numerous overseas medical missions including Vietnam and Cuba. He also is a consultant to the New York Rangers hockey team. Dr. Sheskier also performs as a primary surgeon or assistant surgeon in complex surgeries of the shoulder, knee and hand
Dr. Craig M. Capeci, MD | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement
Dr. Craig Capeci is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is a Board Certified specialist in the orthopedic care of sports related injuries as well as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, he attended Hunter High School in Manhattan. Dr. Capeci graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science as a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society with multiple undergraduate honors. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine where he was awarded an Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research award and elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Capeci completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. While in residency he received an Orthopedic Research Education Foundation grant, was the program’s resident liaison for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and received specialized training in orthopedic trauma and fracture surgery at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. During his final year of residency he was chosen as an Executive Chief Resident. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, the nation’s first sports medicine fellowship founded by James A. Nicholas, MD a pioneer and father of the field of Sports Medicine. During his fellowship he participated in the orthopedic care of the New York Jets football team, New York Islanders hockey club and Hunter College Athletics.