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Neofitos Stefanides M.D. is board certified by the American board of orthopedic surgeons. Dr Stefanides also holds position as assistant professor in orthopedic surgery at NYU Langone Hospital. He is also fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction.

He was born and raised in the Long Island town of Garden City. He attained a bachelors degree from New York University and subsequently his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

He completed his internship at St. Vincents hospital in Manhattan and his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Medical College Brooklyn and Queens Region. His specialty training was obtained in San Francisco with the world famous Eugene Wolf M.D. and the prestigious James Kelly M.D. His specialty training was specific for arthroscopy about the shoulder and knee as well as shoulder reconstruction.

Dr. Stefanides is fluent in English, Spanish, and Greek.  

 

 

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Practice

  • Practice Name- Neofitos Stefanides M.D. P.C.(incorporation date 10/15/2008)
  • Astoria Location - 30-74 31st St. 2nd fl. Astoria, New York 11102
  • Bayside Location - 222-15 Northern Blvd Suite LA. Bayside, New York 11361

Privileges

  • Mount Sinai Hospital Queens - Effective 11/10/2008
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center - Effective 11/01/2008
  • Mercy Medical Center - Effective 01/31/2009
  • NYU Langone - Effective 07/29/2021

Training

  • Fellowship in Surgery of the Shoulder, and Knee California Pacific Medical Center & Saint Mary’s Medical center, San Francisco Eugene M. Wolf M.D., Director of fellowship, James Kelly M.D. August 2007-2008
  • Orthopedic Surgery Resident New York Medical College Brooklyn and Queens Region Orthopedic surgery 2003-2007
  • General Surgery Internship St. Vincent’s Hospital New York 2002-2003

Certification

  • ABOS board certified 07/24/2018 through 12/31/2028

Education

  • Tufts University School of Medicine 2000-2002 MD degree 2002
  • University College Dublin 1997-2000 Medicine
  • New York University 1993-1997 Bachelor of Arts 1997 College of Arts and Science

Societies

  • Active Fellow AAOS American Academy of orthopedic surgeons (FAAOS)
  • Active Member Arthroscopy Association of North America. (AANA)
  • Active Member Hellenic Medical Society. Director of scholarship and membership committee

Experiencenstefanidesside

2003-2007           
Resident Liaison to the AAOS Queens, NY

New York Medical College Brooklyn and Queens Division

2002-2007           
Medical coverage of high school football team New York, NY

Bryant High School

June 2006           
AO Basic Fracture Course Marco Island, Fla 
 
2001                                 
Fellowship Ranawat Orthopaedic Research Foundation New York, NY

Studying polyethylene wear in 100 total hip replacement patients with the use of digital radiographs.

1999-2001           
Tutoring at University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland

Taught basic sciences for classes and board exams

1998-1999           
Summer Fellowship Elmhurst Hospital Queens, NY
  • Attended morning conferences and CCU rounds
  • Observed angiograms
  • Translations
1996 
Summer Fellowship Coruzzi laboratory New York, NY
  • Published work with honorary mention
  • Mapped 2 of 4 genes of the GS gene family, the product of which is the first enzyme responsible for nitrogen assimilation in plants.
  • Put into practice a number of molecular techniques including: Southerns, Northerns, PCR, DNA extraction, and probing.
1995-1996           
Junior Class Representative Student Council (NYU) New York, NY                                
  • Attended weekly meetings to discuss topics pertinent to the CAS student
  • Gathered information from the students to improve classes and social events
1995-1996           
Fellowship  Einstein Hospital Melrose on Track Bronx, NY

Experienced various areas of this methadone clinic: counseling, admitting, primary care

Awards/publications/presentations

  • Castle Connolly Top doctor award 2021
  • Boro Magazine #1 Orthopedic Surgeon in Queens 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2018, 2014, 2009)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • Stefanides, N., Goding, R.B., Tamborlane, J.: Use of Sugar Tong Splinting After Closed Reduction of Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures. Presented at New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons second annual convention at Hospital for Special Surgery. Poster Contest. First Prize. September 200
  • Azar, G.A., Shaw, T.S., Stefanides, N.: A 29 Year Old Worker With a Hamate Disclocation and Triquetrial Fracture: A Case Report. Published. American Journal of Orthopedics June 2007.
  • Stefanides, N.: Evaluation and Management of Shoulder Pain. Presented at SVCMC Family Practice grand rounds. December 2005.
  • Stefanides, N: Medical Coverage of Athletic Events. Presented at SVCMC Family Practice grand rounds. October 2004.
  • Stefanides, N: Acromioclavicular Joint dislocations. Presented at SVCMC Orthopedic Surgery grand rounds. June 2003.
  • Stefanides, N: Buergers Disease Must be Included in the Differential of Lower Extremity Pain. Presented at St. Vincents Manhattan General Surgery grand rounds. April 2003.
  • Oliveira, I.C., Coruzzi G.M. N. Stefanides honorary mention. Carbon and Amino Acids Reciprocally Modulate the expression of Glutamine Synthetase in Arabidopsis. Journal of Plant Physiology 1999.
  • Drake Scholar at New York University 1993-1997


Languages

English, Greek, and Spanish.

Interests

Athletics, Chelsea Pier indoor soccer league (’02-’06), travel, furniture restoration, piano.