Rothman Orthopaedics Announces Leadership Changes to Drive Growth in the New York Market

June 24th, 2020

(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, an internationally-recognized leader in orthopaedic care, is excited to announce changes in their strategic leadership in the New York region: Dr. Michael Smith & Dr. Eric Grossman will assume roles within the practice that will enhance Rothman’s standing in the market.

“We felt it was important to split our previous leadership position in New York into two roles given the amount of work both entail,” said Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. “We’ve continued to grow in the New York market and feel that these two outstanding physicians put us in a strong position to exponentially improve operations and relationships in the area.”

Dr. Michael Smith joined Rothman Orthopaedics last year and has provided strong strategic insights to the organization drawing from his more than decade long experience of practicing in Manhattan. He will serve as the Rothman Board of Council Administrator for the New York region. In this new role, Dr. Smith will oversee the strategic initiatives and direction of the New York region with collaboration from Rothman administration and the Board of Directors.  

Dr. Eric Grossman joined Rothman Orthopaedics a year and a half ago and has fostered a strong working relationship with the leadership team at Northwell Health, Rothman’s health system partner in New York, and will serve as the Director of Health System Relations in the region. In this new role, Dr. Grossman will collaborate directly with Northwell Health, as well as their employed and affiliated practices, to jointly improve operational efficiency, patient outcomes and access to world-class care.

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About Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is a world-leader in the field of orthopaedics providing communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York with high-quality, compassionate and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine—the results of which will exceed expectations.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopaedists treat patients at nearly 40 office locations, two of which include orthopaedic urgent care clinics. Rothman also has surgical privileges at 58 facilities across the tristate region. With experts in nine orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is recognized for excellence in clinical treatment methods, research, education and technology.

Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is proud to be the official team physicians for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, The Big East Conference, as well as over 40 college and high school teams.

For more information about Rothman Orthopaedic Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit

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