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Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center

Louis W. Catalano, III, MD

Hand to Shoulder Orthopedic
Specialist and Surgeon

Louis W. Catalano, III, MD

Dr. Catalano is a board certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon based in New York City. As a premier shoulder, hand and wrist specialist, Dr. Catalano takes care of many musicians from the NYC Philharmonic and Lincoln Center, as well as many Broadway actors and dancers. Dr. Catalano was the Fordham University’s team physician from 2002-2014 and is the shoulder specialist for Team New York Aquatics swim team. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Co-director of the NYU Langone Hand Fellowship, and Attending Hand Surgeon at the Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at OrthoManhattan.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Catalano earned his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and was a resident at Washington University/Barnes Hospital. He was awarded a fellowship in congenital hand deformities at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, a shoulder surgery fellowship at Columbia University, and an upper extremity fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital. He was the Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery Residency/Program director at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital from 2001 – 2015, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2000-2013 and Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai West from 2013-2015. He was an Attending Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital from 2002 – 2015, and Attending Hand Surgeon at the CV Starr Hand Surgery Center at Roosevelt Hospital from 2000 – 2015.

His numerous publications have appeared in many leading surgical publications. He is an associate scientific editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery and a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Catalano frequently gives national research presentations on hand and upper extremity surgery and was named teacher of the year by the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Orthopedic Surgery Program in 2005. Dr. Catalano Has been voted Castle Connolly Top Doctor for many years and regularly performs Global Case Reviews. Dr. Catalano regularly hosts the Dr. Radio Orthopedics Show on Sirius XM.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Catalano currently resides in Westchester County with his family. In addition to fishing, Dr. Catalano participates in marathon and triathlon races to raise money for cancer research. He is also a founding member of Team Continuum, which has raised millions of dollars for cancer patients and their families.

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Education

  • Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Biology, Baltimore, MD, 1986-1990
  • New York University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, New York, New York, 1990-1994

Residency & Fellowship

Residency: Washington University/Barnes Hospital 1995-1999, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship:

  • Pediatric Hand Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX, 7/99-9/99
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery, NY, NY, 10/99-12/99
  • Roosevelt Hospital, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, NY, NY, 1/00 – 12/00

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Attending Hand Surgeon, Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center, OrthoManhattan, New York, NY

Memberships

  • 2003 - present American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • 2000 - present American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • 2005 - present New York Society of Surgery for the Hand
  • 2014 - present - Member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

Recent Publications

  • Surgical Management of Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Arthritis - Louis W. Catalano, III, Devon J. Ryan, Otis A. Barron, Steven Z. Glickel. JAAOS - Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Vol. 28, No. 6, March 15, 2020
  • Catalano LW III and Milone MT: Distal Humerus: Coronal Shear (Capitellum) Fractures in Fractures of the Elbow: A Clinical Casebook. 41-49, 2019.
  • Catalano LW III et al: Etiology, Evaluation, and Management Options for the Stiff Digit. JAAOS, 2019 Aug 1;27(15):e676-e684.
  • Milone MT, Catalano LW III, et al: Preparatory Time-Related Hand Surgery Operating Room Inefficiency: A System Analysis. Hand. 2019 March. doi:10.1177/1558944719831333.
  • Glickel SG, Catalano LWIII, et al: Anomalous Courses of the Palmar Cutaneous Branch of the Median Nerve in relation to the Flexor Carpi Radialis tendon for ORIF of Distal Radius Fractures. Hand. 2019 Feb, 0:1558944718825137.
  • Minhas SV, Catalano LW III: Comparison of Open and Closed Hand Fractures and the Effect of Urgent Operative Intervention. J Hand Surg, 44(1): 65. e1-e7, 2019
  • Donovan DS, Catalano LW III, et al: Accuracy and Reliability of Radiographic Estimation of Volar Lip Fragment Size in PIP Dorsal Fracture-Dislocations. Hand. 2018 Jun 1:1558944718777831. doi: 10.1177/1558944718777831
  • Milone MT, Klifto CS, Catalano LW III: Partial Wrist Denervation; The Evidence Behind A Small Fix for Big Problems. JHS, 43A, 272-277, 2018.
  • Glickel SZ, Catalano LW III et al: Predictive Power of Distal Radial Metaphyseal Tenderness for Diagnosis Occult Fracture. JHS, 42A, 835-835e4, 2017.
  • Janowski J, Coady C, Catalano LW III: Scaphoid Fractures: Nonunion and Malunion. JHS, 41A, 1087-1093, 2016.
  • Dizdarevic I, Eden CM, Bengard M, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ. Assessment of Intra-articular Screw Penetration During Radial Head and Olecranon Locking Plate Fixation: A Cadaveric Study. Hand. 2016;11:65-71
  • Malerich MM, Catalano LW III, Weidner ZD, Vance MC, Eden CM, Eaton RG. Distal Scaphoid Resection for Degenerative Arthritis Secondary to Scaphoid Nonunion: A 20-Year Experience. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014;39(9):1669-1676.
  • Kegel G, Barron OA, Glickel SG, Catalano LW. Steroid Injections in the Upper Extremity: A Survey of Injection Practices. Orthopedics Sept 2013; 36 (9): e1141-e1148.
  • Catalano LW III, Glickel SG, et al: Effect of Local Corticosteroid Injection of the Hand and Wrist on Blood Glucose in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus, Orthopedics, Vol 35 Number 12; 1019, 2012.
  • Catalano LW III (contributing editor): Year Book of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, 2012
  • Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Perilunate Fracture Dislocations, Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 2012
  • Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Vascularized Bone Grafting for Scaphoid Nonunion, Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 2012
  • Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Percutaneous Screw fixation of Scaphoid Fractures, Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 2012
  • Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Perilunate Fracture Dislocations, in Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2ndedition, 2012
  • Catalano LW III, Zlotolow, DA, Barron OA, et al: Surgical Exposures of the Wrist and Hand. JAAOS 20:1: 48-57, Jan 2012.
  • Glickel SZ and Catalano LWIII: Treating Swan Neck Deformity with SORL and Superficialis Hemitenodesis in Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skille Publication, 253-262, 2011.
  • Catalano LWIIIand Dowling R: Valgus Impacted Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. JHA, 36A; 1834-1844, 2011.
  • Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Perilunate Fracture Dislocations, in Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2ndedition, 2012
  • Catalano LW III, Zlotolow, DA, Barron OA, et al: Surgical Exposures of the Wrist and Hand. JAAOS 20:1: 48-57, Jan 2012.
  • Glickel SZ and Catalano LWIII: Treating Swan Neck Deformity with SORL and Superficialis Hemitenodesis in Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skille Publication, 253-262, 2011.
  • Catalano LWIIIand Dowling R: Valgus Impacted Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. JHA, 36A; 1834-1844, 2011.
  • Crivello K and Catalano LWIII: Distal radioulnar joint: suave Kapandji Procedure in Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication, 297-306, 2011.
  • Catalano LW IIIet al: Potential Dangers of Tension Band Wiring of Olecranon Fractures: an Anatomic Study. JHS, 36A; 1659-1662, 2011.
  • Catalano LW III, Zlotolow, DA, Barron OA, Glickel SZ: Surgical Exposures of the Radius and Ulna. JAAOS 19:7: 430-438, July 2011.
  • Andry, JA and Catalano LW III: Bone Graft Substitutes in the radius and Upper Limb in Hand Surgery Update V, 139-145, 2011.
  • Catalano LW IIIet al: Arthritis in ASSHManual of Hand Surgery, 351-392, 2010
  • Glickel, SZ and Catalano LW III: Reconstruction of Chronic Radial and Ulnar Instability of the Thumb Metacarpalphalangeal Joint inOperative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2349-2358, 2010.
  • Catalano LW IIIand Barron OA: Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning of Distal Radius Fractures in Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Wrist, 33-45, 2010
  • Catalano LW IIIand Barron OA: The Malerich Procedure : Distal Scaphoid Resection Arthroplasty in Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Wrist, 203-211, 2010
  • Schmizzi A, Catalano LWIII: Carpal Dislocations in Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery, 465-472, 2010.
  • Barron OA and Catalano LW III: Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis, 407-429, in Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, Six Edition, 2010.
  • Schimizzi A, Catalano LW III, et al: Defining a safe zone of dissection during the extensor digitorum communis splinting approach to the proximal radius and forearm: An anatomic study. JHS, 34A; 1252-1255, 2009.
  • Chia BC, Catalano LW IIIet al: Percutaneous pinning of distal radius fractures: An anatomic study demonstrating the proximity of K-wires to structures at risk. JHS, 34A; 1014-1019, 2009.
  • MacLennan A, Catalano LWIII, et al: Comparison of needle position proximity to the median nerve in 2 carpal tunnel injection methods: A cadaveric study. JHS, 34A; 875-879, 2009.
  • Patel MM and Catalano LWIII: Bone Graft Substitutes: Current Uses in Hand Surgery. JHS, 34A; 555-556, 2009.
  • Sohal JK andCatalano LWIII: Dorsal Displacement of the Ulnar Nerve After a Displaced Distal Radius Fracture: A case Report. JHS, 34A; 432-435, 2009.
  • Glickel SG, Catalano LWIIIet al : Long term outcomes of closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for the treatment of distal radius fractures. JHS, 31A; 1700-1705, 2008.
  • Catalano LWIII and Glickel SZ: Volar Plate Arthroplasty in Hand and Wrist Surgery, Operative techniques, 51-63, 2008.
  • Glickel SZ, Catalano LWIII: Repair of acute ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb in Hand and Wrist Surgery, Operative techniques, 64-74, 2008.
  • Glickel SZ, Catalano LWIII: Reconstruction of chronic ulnar collateral ligament injury of the thumb in Hand and Wrist Surgery, Operative techniques, 75-87, 2008.
  • Friedman DJ, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, DonahueJP, Zambetti G: Coracoclavicular Stabilization Using a Suture Anchor Technique. Am J Orthop; 6:294-299, 2008.
  • Davis DI and Catalano LW III: Treatment of Advanced CMC joint Disease : CMC joint Arthroplasty with Ligament Interposition. Hand Clinics; 24: 263-269, 2008.
  • Crivello KM and Catalano LW III: Fractures about the shoulder and humerus. Crucial Elements of Hand Surgery on CD-ROM. 2008
  • Barsi J and Catalano LW III: Fractures of the elbow and forearm. Crucial Elements of Hand Surgery on CD-ROM. 2008
  • Heitman DE and Catalano LW III: Elbow Instability. Crucial Elements of Hand Surgery on CD-ROM. 2008
  • Catalano LW IIIand Barron OA : Malerich Procedure – Distal Scaphoid Resection Arthroplasty. Master Techniques in Wrist Surgery. 2008
  • Catalano LW IIIand Barron OA : Closed reduction and Pinning of Distal Radius Fractures. Master Techniques in Wrist Surgery. 2008
  • Catalano LW III, Horne L, Fischer E, Barron OA, Glickel SZ : Basal Joint Arthroplasty : A comparison of Ligament reconstruction and Tendon Interposition Trapeziometacarpal Interposition Arthroplasty. Orthopaedics; 31(3):1-9. 2008
  • Patel MP and Catalano LW III: Carpal Fractures Excluding the Scaphoid. Hand Surgery Update IV: 259-271.2007
  • Patel MP and Catalano LW III: Minimally Invasive Fixation for Wrist Fractures. Techniques in MIS Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007.
  • Catalano LW IIIand Barron OA: Anterior Subcutaneous Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve. Hand Clin; 23: 339-345. Aug 2007
  • Catalano LW IIIand Glickel SZ: Volar Plate Arthroplasty. Operative techniques in Hand and Wrist Surgery; 1: 51-63, 2007.
  • Glickel SZ andCatalano LW III : Reconstruction of Chronic Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury of the thumb. Operative techniques in Hand and Wrist Surgery; 1: 63-75, 2007.
  • Raia FJ, Catalano LW III: What’s new in distal radius fracture treatment for 2007. Curr Opin Orthop 18; 328-333, 2007.
  • Iwata L, Catalano LW III, Vloka JD: Digital Block. Textbook of Regional Anesthesia; 461-466, 2007
  • Zlotolow, DA, Catalano LW III, Barron OA, Glickel SZ: Surgical Exposures of the Humerus. JAAOS 14; 754-765, Dec 2006.
  • Grabow RJ, Catalano LW III: Carpal Dislocations. Hand Clin 22; 485-500, Nov 2006.
  • Glickel SZ, Patel MM, Catalano LW III: Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning for Distal Radius Fractures. Altas Hand Clinics 11; 175-185, 2006.
  • Goldfarb CA, Rudzki JR, Catalano LW III, Hughes M, Borrelli J: Surg Fifteen Year Outcome of Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius. J Hand Surg 31A; 633-639, April 2006.
  • Glickel SG, Gupta S, Catalano LW III: Decision Making and Operative Tactics for Ulnar Nerve Compression at the elbow. Tech Shoulder Elbow Surg 7(1); 1-9 2006.
  • Catalano LW III,et al: Closed Treatment of Non-Rheumatoid Extensor Tendon Dislocations at the Metacarpophalangeal Joint. J Hand Surg 31A; 242-246, February 2006.
  • Catalano LW III,et al: Results of Surgical Treatment of Acute and Chronic Grade III Tears of the Radial Collateral Ligament of the thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint. J Hand Surg 31A; 68-76, January 2006.
  • Glickel, S.Z., Barron O.A., Catalano LW III.: Dislocations and Ligament Injuries in the Digits in Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, Fifth Edition, 2005.
  • Catalano LW III, Barron, O.A., Glickel SZ: Assessment of Articular Displacementof Distal Radius Fractures. Clin Orthop Rel Res, 423: 79-84, 2004.
  • Brady, R.L., Catalano LW III, Barron O.A.: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome : Do’s and Don’ts. Curr Opin Orthop 14 : 296-301, 2003.
  • Yu, R.S., Catalano LW IIIet al: Limited, protected post-surgical motion does not affect the results of digital nerve repair. J Hand Surg 29A : 302-303, March 2004.
  • Catalano LW III., Skarparis, A.C., Glickel, S.Z. et al : Treatment of Chronic, Traumatic, Hyperextension Deformities of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint with Flexor Digitorum Tenodesis, J Hand Surg 28A : 448-452, May 2003.
  • Alexander, R.A.: Catalano LW III.: Barron, O.A: Glickel, S.G. The Extensor Pollicis Brevis Entrapment Test in the Treatment of DeQuervain’s disease. J Hand Surg 27A : 813-816, Sept, 2002.
  • Barron, OA; Catalano LW III The Stiff Elbow : Diagnosis and Treatment. Curr Opin Orthop 13: 323-327, 2002.
  • Catalano LW III;Browne, R.H.; Carter, P.R.; Frobish, A.C.; Ezaki, M.B.; Littler, J.W. The Littler Line Method : A New Method of Assessing Digital Range of Motion. J Hand Surg 26A : 23-30, Jan, 2001.
  • Catalano LW III; Barron, O.A. Monteggia Fractures : Treatment Guide and Avoidance of Pitfalls in Seminars of Arthroplasty, Edited by Marra, Harcourt press, 2001.
  • Catalano LW III; Levine, W.N.; Bigliani L.U. Inflammatory Synovitis and Tumors. Atlas of Shoulder Arthroscopy, Edited by Imhoff, Ticker, Fu, 2001.
  • Borrelli, J. Jr.; Catalano LW IIIOpen Reduction and Internal Fixation of Pilon Fractures. J Orthop Trauma,13: 573-582, November, 1999.
  • Borrelli, J. Jr.; Catalano LW III; Goldfarb, C.A.; Evanoff, B.A. Assessment of Articular Fragment Displacement in Acetabular Fractures: A Comparison of CT and Plain Radiographs J Orthop Trauma, 16: 449-456, August 2002.
  • Contributions to the Orthopaedic Board Review Hyperguide, Foot and Ankle Section, CD ROM Study Guide, 1998.
  • Catalano LW III; Cole R.J.; Gelberman, R.H.; Evanoff, B.A.; Gilula, L.A.; Borrelli, J. Jr. Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Long Term Results in Young Adults After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation. J. Bone and Joint Surg.,79A: 1290-1302, Sept. 1997.

Presentations

  • Catalano LW III: Techniques for Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of distal radius Fractures. Two-hour cadaveric lab at the ASSH Meeting 2019, Las Vegas.
  • Daar DA, Catalano LW III et al: Disappearing in Size and Relevance over Time: The Scaphometacarpal Space. E-Poster at the ASSH Annual Meeting 2019, Las Vegas.
  • Catalano LW III: Singe Stage Flexor Tendon Reconstruction for the Instruction Course lecture( ICL) Flexor Tendon Reconstruction, ASSH Annual Meeting, Sept 2019, Las Vegas.
  • National Survey on the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Postgraduate Year One. Catalano LW III and Daniel R. Howard, annual AOA Meeting, June 2019, San Diego CA.Mullen J, Catalano LW III; En Bloc trapeziectomy: A Technique for Efficient Removal During Basal Joint (CMC) Arthroplasty Surgery; ASSH Video Theatre, 2019.
  • Catalano LW III et al: NYU Langone Live Webinar Series: Evaluation and Treatment of Wrist Pain, Jan 2019.
  • Mullen J, Catalano LW III ; En Bloc trapeziectomy: A Technique for Efficient Removal During Basal Joint (CMC) Arthroplasty Surgery; VuMedi, 2018.
  • Mullen J, Nellans, Catalano LW III; Hemihamate reconstruction arthroplasty for PIP fracture – 2 Cases: Index and Small Finger; VuMedi, 2018.
  • Mullen J, Catalano LW III; Surgical Repair of Chronic Central Slip Boney Avulsion Fracture with Rigid Boutonniere Deformity; VuMedi, 2018.
  • Catalano LW III: Mallet and Seymour Fractures and Jersey Fingers: NYU Langone Hand Update Seminar, NY, NY. Dec, 2018
  • Catalano LW III: Hand Trauma, NYSSH Annual Residents’ and Fellows’ Review Course, NY, NY. Oct, 2018
  • Catalano LWIII: Moderator and Speaker for the Instructional Course Lecture (ICL), “The Stiff Finger”, ASSH annual meeting, Sept 2018, Boston MA.
  • Catalano LW III: Moderator of Scientific session on Basal Joint arthritis, ASSH annual meeting, Sept 2018, Boston MA.
  • Catalano LWIII: 1-2 Metacarpal fusions for failed CMC joint arthroplasties, ASSH annual meeting, Sept 2018, Boston MA
  • Catalano LW III: Treatment of Acute Scapholunate Ligament Tears, at LSU Cadaver Lab Dissection. March, 2018, New Orleans LA.
  • Milone MM and Catalano LW III: System Analysis Indentifies Prepatory Time as a Substantial Source of Hand Surgery Operating Room Inefficiency. AAOS Podium Presentation, March 2018, New Orleans LA.
  • Catalano LW III: Acute Hamate Hook Fractures: Casting vs. Excision vs. ORIF. AAOS Podium Presentation at Hand Specialty day, March 2018, New Orleans LA.
  • Shulman B and Catalano LWIII: Wrist Arthroscopy-Scope for the Best and Plan for the Worst. AAOS Scientific Exhibit, March 2018, New Orleans LA.
  • Milone MM and Catalano LW III: System Analysis Indentifies Prepatory Time as a Substantial Source of Hand Surgery Operating Room Inefficiency. AAHS, Jan 2018. Puerto Rico.
  • Glickel SZ, Catalano LW III, Barron OA, at al. Predictive Power of Distal Radial Metaphyseal Tenderness for Diagnosing Occult Fracture. Presented as e-Poster, ASSH 2017 Annual Meeting. September 2017, San Francisco CA.
  • Glickel SZ, Catalano LW III, Barron OA, at al. Incidence of Encountering the Palmar Cutaneous Branch of the Median Nerve During the Flexor Carpi Radialis Approach to the Distal Radius. Presented as e-Poster, ASSH 2017 Annual Meeting. September 2017, San Francisco CA.
  • Kegel G, Marshall A, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ, Kuhn M. Steroid Injections in the Upper Extremity: A Survey of Injection Practices. Presented as e-Poster, ASSH 2017 Annual Meeting. September 2017, San Francisco CA
  • Catalano LW III: Cost Analysis of Several Different Types of Basal Joint Surgical Options, for an Instruction Course Lecture (ICL) at the ASSH, Sept 2017. San Francisco CA.
  • Catalano LW III: Acute Scapholunate Ligament Tears, at the Royal College of Surgeons, April 2017. London, UK.
  • Catalano LW III: Tricks and Tips of Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures, at the Royal College of Surgeons, April 2017. London, UK.
  • Catalano LW III: Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Pathology, at the Royal College of Surgeons, April 2017. London, UK.
  • Catalano LW III: Distal Scaphoid Resection Arthroplasty, at the Royal College of Surgeons, April 2017. London, UK.
  • Catalano LW III: Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Humerus Fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the AAOS Annual meeting, March 2017. San Diego, CA
  • Catalano LW III: Fixation of distal radius fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the AAOS Annual meeting, March 2017. San Diego, CA
  • Catalano LW III: Distal Humerus Fractures, NYU Hand Surgery Update, New York, NY. Dec 2016
  • Catalano LW III: Elbow arthritis and tendonitis, AAOS Maintenance of Certification Annual Review Course, Boston MA. Nov 2016
  • Catalano LW III: Athletic injuries about the elbow, AAOS Maintenance of Certification Annual Review Course, Boston MA. Nov 2016
  • Catalano LW III: Surgical Demonstration of Thumb CMC joint Volar Ligament Reconstruction and Thumb MP joint Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Hand and Wrist Trauma Reconstruction: Masters Skills Lab at the Annual Meeting of the ASSH, September 2016, Austin TX
  • Catalano LW III: Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Humerus Fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the AAOS Annual meeting, March 2016. Orlando, FL
  • Catalano LW III: Fixation of distal radius fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the AAOS Annual meeting, March 2016. Orlando, Fl
  • Catalano LW III: Fixation of distal radius fractures, Georgetown University, (Visiting professorship). January 2016.
  • Catalano LW III: Elbow arthritis and tendonitis, AAOS Maintenance of Certification Annual Review Course, Boston MA. Nov 2015
  • Catalano LW III: Athletic injuries about the elbow, AAOS Maintenance of Certification Annual Review Course, Boston MA. Nov 2015
  • Catalano LW III: Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Humerus Fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the AAOS Annual meeting, March 2015. Las Vegas NV
  • Catalano LW III: Fixation of distal radius fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the AAOS Annual meeting, March 2015. Las Vegas NV
  • Catalano LW III: How I “Caught” the Surgery Bug, Sierra-Cascade Trauma Society, Jackson Hole WY. Jan 2015
  • Catalano LW III: Scaphoid Fractures, Sierra-Cascade Trauma Society, Jackson Hole WY. Jan 2015
  • Catalano LW III: Elbow arthritis and tendonitis, AAOS Maintenance of Certification Annual Review Course, Boston MA. Nov 2014
  • Catalano LW III: Athletic injuries about the elbow, AAOS Maintenance of Certification Annual Review Course, Boston MA. Nov 2014
  • Catalano LW III: Hand Trauma, NYSSH Annual Residents’ and Fellows’ Review Course, NY, NY. Oct, 2014
  • Catalano LW III: Pinning of finger, hand and wrist fractures, Scandinavian Orthopaedic Society, Bergen Norway (Visiting professorship). May, 2014
  • Catalano LW III: Peilunate dislocations. Wrist Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY. April, 2014.
  • Catalano LW III: Treatment of hand and wrist injuries in athletes. AAOS Hand Specialty Day at AAOS annual meeting. March, 2014, New Orleans, LA.
  • Catalano LW III: Fixation of distal radius fractures, part of an Instruction Course Lecture at the ASSH Annual meeting, October 2013. San Francisco, CA.
  • Denoble PH, Marshall A, Barron, OA, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ. Malpractice in Distal Radius Fracture Management: An Analysis of Closed Claims. Podium presentation, ASSH 2012 Annual Meeting. September 2012, Chicago, IL.
  • Kegel G, Glickel, SZ, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, Marshall A, Lafer MP. A Prospective Analysis of Patient Characteristics Affecting the Outcome of Dorsal Splinting for Soft Tissue Mallet Injuries. Paper presentation, ASSH 2012 Residents and Fellows' Conference in Hand Surgery, ASSH 2012 Annual Meeting. September 2012, Chicago, IL.
  • Kegel G, Marshall A, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ, Kuhn M. Steroid Injections in the Upper Extremity: A Survey of Injection Practices. Presented as e-Poster, ASSH 2012 Annual Meeting. September 2012, Chicago, IL.
  • Catalano LW III: Surgical Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures, followed by a 4 hr cadaveric workshop. Louisiana State University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Graduation Lecture. New Orleans, LA. May 2012
  • Catalano LW III: Mallet fingers and distal phalanx fractures. Joints Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY. March 2012.
  • Catalano LW III: Hand Tumors. Joints Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY. March, 2012.
  • Barron OA, Catalano LW III, et al: Improving Interpretation of Proximal Humerus Fractures; The Gunslinger 45 view and a New Evaluation Scheme. American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Greenbrier WV, Oct 2011.
  • Vance, M, Catalano LW III, Malerich MM: Distal Scaphoid resection for Arthritis Secondary to Scaphoid Nonunion: A Twenty Year Experience. ASSH National meeting, Las Vegas NV, September 2011
  • Catalano LW III: Surgical Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures, followed by a 4 hour cadaveric workshop. Louisiana State University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Graduation Lecture. New Orleans, LA. June 2011
  • Catalano LW III: Proximal humeral fractures. Shoulder Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY May 2011.
  • Catalano LW III: Hand Trauma. Nuts and Bolts of Orthopaedics, Naples FL, October 2010.
  • Catalano LW IIIet al: Potential Dangers of Tension Band Wiring of Olecranon Fractures, Poster Presentation at the ASSH annual meeting, Boston MA, September 2010
  • Catalano LW III: Tendon reconstruction. Tendons Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY May 2010.
  • Catalano LW III: Muscle disorders. Tendons Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY May 2010.
  • Catalano LW III: Scapholunate joint instability. Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery alumni weekend. Scottsdale AZ, April 2010.
  • Catalano LWIII: Long term outcomes of percutaneous pinning of distal radius fractures: AAOS Specialty Day, New Orleans LA, 2010.
  • Catalano LW III: Scapholunate joint instability. University of Texas at Southwestern, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Visiting Professorship. Dallas TX, February 2010.
  • Catalano LW IIIand Malerich MM: Long-term follow-up of distal scaphoid resection arthroplasty. Poster Presentation at the ASSH annual meeting, September 2009.
  • Catalano LW IIIet al. Defining a safe zone of dissection during the extensor digitorum communis splinting approach to the proximal radius and forearm: An anatomic study. Poster Presentation at the ASSH annual meeting, September 2009.
  • Catalano LW IIIet al. Percutaneous pinning of distal radius fractures: An anatomic study demonstrating the proximity of K-wires to structures at risk. Poster Presentation at the ASSH annual meeting, September 2009.
  • Catalano LW III: Numbness. Nerves Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY April 2009.
  • Catalano LW III: Weakness/Spasticity. Nerves Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY April 2009.
  • Catalano LW III: Scapholunate joint instability. Yale University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. New Haven CT, February 2009.
  • Catalano LWIII: Perilunate Dislocations. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual meeting. Chicago, IL, September 2008.
  • Catalano LW III: Scapholunate joint instability. Current Concepts in the treatment of wrist fractures. Chicago IL, May 2008.
  • Catalano LW III: Percutaneous pinning of Distal Radius Fractures. Current Concepts in the treatment of wrist fractures. Chicago IL, May 2008.
  • Catalano LW III: Total Elbow Arthroplasty. Elbow Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY April 2008.
  • Catalano LW III: Elbow Contractures. Elbow Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY April 2008.
  • Catalano LW III, Raia F, Barron OA, Glickel SZ, “Closed Pinning of Distal Radius Fractures”. ASSH annual meeting, Seattle, WA September 2007.
  • Catalano LW III: Thumb Arthritis, Fractures of the thumb. Thumb Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY April 2007.
  • Catalano LW III: Wrist Fractures. Wrist Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY June, 2006.
  • Capiola D, Schell W, Korcek K, Barron OA, Glickel SZ, Catalano LWIII: “The Effect of Immediate Mobilization of Olecranon Fractures Treated with Tension-Band Wiring”. NYSSH Residents and Fellows Conference, Columbia College of P&S, May 2006.
  • Zlotolow D, Catalano LW III, Glickel SG, Barron OA: “Surgical approaches to the humerus”. NYSSH Residents and Fellows Conference, Columbia College of P&S May 2006.
  • Catalano LW III, Barron OA, Glickel SZ: “Comparison of pinning versus ORIF in the treatment of distal radius fractures”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand San Antonio, TX September, 2005.
  • Schell WD, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ, Pollack M: “22-Year Review of Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand Closed Malpractice Cases”. AAOS 72ndAnnual Mtg., Washington D.C. March 2005.
  • Catalano LW III: PIP joint contractures. Joints Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY May, 2005.
  • Catalano LW III, Goldfarb C, Borrelli J: “Long Term Results of Intra-articular distal radius fractures”. Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Meeting. New York, NY November, 2004.
  • Catalano LW III, Barron OA, Glickel SZ, Ragland R: “Closed Treatment of Non-rheumatoid Extensor Tendon Dislocations”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, New York, NY September, 2004.
  • Ward SL, Barron OA, Chang R, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ: “Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning of Bony Mallet finger Fractures”. NYSSH Annual Residents’ and Fellows’ Conf., NY May, 2004.
  • Ward SL, Barron OA,Chang R, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ:“Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning of Bony Mallet finger Fractures”. Poster presentation at ASSH Annual Mtg., October 2003.
  • Catalano LW III: Proximal humeral fractures. Shoulder Demystified, ASSH regional course. New York, NY March, 2004.
  • Catalano LW III: Elbow contractures, The Elbow Demystified. New York, NY March, 2003.
  • Yu R, Weissflog T, Catalano LW III, Barron OA, Glickel S: “The Effects of Immediate Motion on the Healing of Digital Nerve Repairs”. ASSH Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ October, 2002.
  • Horne L, Barron OA, Bouvier D, Catalano LW III, Glickel SZ: “A Reliable and Accurate Grading System for Distal Radius Fractures”. ASSH Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD October, 2001.
  • Catalano LW III; Cole, R.J.; Gelberman, R.H.; Evanoff, B.A.; Gilula, L.A.; Borrelli, J. Jr: ‘Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Long Term Results in Young Adults After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation’. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Louisville, KY October, 1998.
  • Catalano LW III; Cole, R.J.; Gelberman, R.H.; Evanoff, B.A.; Gilula, L.A.; Borrelli, J. Jr : Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Long Term Results in Young Adults After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Denver, CO September, 1997.

Awards

  • In 2019, our resident shoulder, hand and wrist specialist Dr. Louis Catalano III was awarded the Castle Connolly Top Doctors award.. He has received the award every year since 2012.
  • Dec 2018 AAOS Achievement Award
  • June 2018 New York Magazine’s Best Doctors list
  • June 2017 New York Magazine’s Best Doctors list
  • April 2017 Visiting Professor at “The Masters Wrist Course” held in the Royal College of Surgeons, London UK
  • June 2016 New York Magazine’s Best Doctors list
  • May 2016 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Research Contest First Place
  • February 2016 Visiting Professor for Georgetown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington DC
  • December 2015 Southern California Society for Surgery of the Hand, Best Paper of 2015
  • June 2015 New York Magazine’s Best Doctors list
  • January 2015 Visiting Professor for Sierra Cascade Trauma Society, Jackson Hole WY
  • June 2014 Elected to the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • May 2014 Visiting Professor for Scandinavian Orthopaedic Society, Bergen Norway
  • June 2013 New York Magazine’s Best Doctors list
  • May 2013 First Prize- NYSSH Residents and Fellows Conference
  • September 2012 Sumner Koch Award given at the national ASSH meeting, Chicago IL
  • September 2011 Best Paper- at the ASSH national meeting, Las Vegas NV
  • September 2009 Best Poster “clinical pearl” at the ASSH meeting, San Francisco CA
  • November, 2006 Elected as Young Leadership Member of ASSH
  • June, 2005 Teacher of the Year Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery St. Lukes-Roosevelt Orthopaedic Surgery Program
  • March, 2000 New York Hand Society Research Contest: Second Place.
  • June, 1998 Missouri State Orthopaedic Society Research Contest: Third Place.
  • June, 1997 Missouri State Orthopaedic Society Research Contest: Second Place
  • May, 1994 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Louis W. Catalano, III, MD
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