Columbia Orthoplastic Surgery Program

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The Columbia Orthoplastic Surgery Program brings together leading experts in orthopedic and reconstructive plastic surgery for thoughtful, personalized treatment options. This cutting-edge approach to complex surgeries offers lower wound complication rates and higher patient satisfaction in recovery. 

To learn more about our personalized approach to orthoplastic surgery, call us at (212) 305-3103 or request an appointment online.

What is Orthoplastic Surgery?

Orthoplastic surgery is a collaborative strategy where orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons work together to formulate a comprehensive plan to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues.. By allowing each specialist to focus on their area of expertise, orthoplastic surgery offers greater flexibility and a wider range of possible solutions for the patient to treat the underlying issue and restore form and function. 

Who We Treat

Our program treats patients with complex surgical needs. For example, during a sarcoma or bone tumor removal, the orthopedic surgeon might remove the tumor, followed by their plastic surgery colleague, who might correct the muscle and bone defects caused by the resection and close the wound.

This formalized combined approach allows our surgeons to tackle a wide variety of complex problems in a way that best supports each patient. Data shows that incorporating plastic surgeons into the surgical team for complex cases leads to lower rates of wound complications and better functional outcomes.

Treatments We Offer

  • Sarcoma treatment
  • Bone tumor resection and reconstruction
  • Limb salvage
  • Amputation care and neuroma treatment
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Limb lengthening
  • Vascular trauma and microvascular reconstruction
  • Failed arthroplasty reconstruction
  • Traumatic injury reconstruction
  • Limb reconstruction
  • Complex musculoskeletal reconstruction
  • Microsurgical reconstruction of upper and lower extremities

Highlights of Our Program

A Leading Center for Surgical Excellence

Columbia Surgery has a proven track record for outstanding outcomes across all areas of surgical specialization. Our experts have pioneered many of the advanced techniques and innovative strategies in use today. 

Letting Our Best Be at Their Best

Orthoplastic surgery encourages each specialist to focus on what they do best while working together—and that means better results for you. Our reconstructive surgeons partner with our cancer specialists to provide the most effective reconstructive outcomes without compromising your treatment.

Thoughtful, Coordinated Care

We understand the impact surgery can have on your self-esteem and quality of life. Our coordinated approach to orthoplastics care enables open communication between specialists to provide the highest level of care. By designing a collaborative surgical plan based on your needs, our orthoplastics team can provide better outcomes and more durable solutions.

Strategies Driven by the Latest Research

Orthoplastic surgery is a relatively new formal approach to improving surgical outcomes. However, Columbia has a long history of multidisciplinary care that leverages the world-class skills of our doctors. And we are active in research exploring new and better ways to integrate different surgical specialties to provide better care. Our recent studies include:

Our Team

Program Leadership

Christine Rohde, MD

Christine Rohde, MD, Co-Director


Dr Roshan Shah

Roshan P. Shah, MD


Plastic Surgeons

Jarrod T. Bogue, MD

Jarrod T. Bogue, MD


Dr Catherine Ly

Catherine L. Ly, MD


Thomas A. Imahiyerobo, MD

Thomas A. Imahiyerobo, MD


Jeffrey Ascherman, MD

Jeffrey A. Ascherman, MD


Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr H. John Cooper

H. John Cooper, MD


Dr Wakenda Tyler

Wakenda K. Tyler, MD


Dr Bonnie Chien

Bonnie Y Chien, MD


Dr  Justin Greisberg

Justin Greisberg, MD


Dr Benjamin Roye

Benjamin D. Roye, MD


Our Locations

Herbert Irving Pavilion, 5th Floor, Rm 511
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Make an Appointment

To partner with us for your orthoplastic surgery, you can call our team at (212) 305-3103 or request an appointment online. We accept a number of insurance plans and our team can help confirm your coverage.

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