Press Release

St. Francis Appoints Dr. D’Agostino Chairman of Department of Orthopedic Surgery

September 27th, 2016

ROSLYN, NY – Richard D’Agostino, MD, who has served as chief of the Division of Orthopedics at St. Francis Hospital for the past 23 years, has been named chairman of the hospital's new Department of Orthopedic Surgery. St. Francis, which has recently added many outstanding orthopedic surgeons to the department, now has one of the highest caseloads on Long Island. The department has also been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report and other national ratings groups.

“It’s a great pleasure to announce that Dr. D’Agostino will be serving St. Francis in this new expanded capacity,” said Ronald J. Gulotta, MD, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at St. Francis. “He has been at the forefront of bringing new initiatives and technology to the hospital—helping us to receive national recognition for this rapidly growing specialty.”

D’Agostino earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, serving as chief resident from 1986 to 1987. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery in 1988 at New England Baptist Hospital, an affiliate of Tufts University. The highly regarded orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert has received numerous national and regional recognitions throughout his longstanding affiliation with St. Francis. He has been rated as one of Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors—Metro Area” every year since 2010 and has been ranked in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” list.

D’Agostino has made significant contributions to the St. Francis community over the years. He helped develop the Student Athlete Screening Program, which offers free cardiac screenings to high school students throughout Long Island and Queens. He serves on the hospital’s Credentials, Operating Room and Products Committees, as well as chairman of the Medical Executive Committee. He currently serves as president of the medical staff of St. Francis Hospital and is chief of the CHS Orthopedic Service Line for Nassau County.

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