Neil Watnik, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Garden City, NY, St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center

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Orthopaedic Surgery Garden City, NY

Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder Surgery

Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Clinical Asst Professor Orthopedic Surgery Hofstra School of Medicine

Overview of Dr. Watnik

Dr. Neil Watnik is an orthopedic surgeon in Garden City, NY and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and has been in practice 31 years. Dr. Watnik accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 103 doctors at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and one of 144 doctors at North Shore University Hospital who specialize in Orthopaedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

Education & Training

  • Hospital Joint Diseases Orthopedic InstituteFellowship, Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine , 1991 - 1992
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynResidency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1987 - 1991
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynInternship, General Surgery, 1986 - 1987
  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeClass of 1986
  • The Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A., With honors, 1978 - 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1988 - 2021
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Teacher of the Year Long Island Jewish Medical Center Dept Orthopedic Surgery, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2018
  • Leslie Sgaglione Humanism Award Dept of Orthopedics Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2015
  • AOA Medical Honor Society
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Coracoid Impingement Syndrome, Rotator Interval Reconstruction and Biceps Tenodesis in the Overhead Athlete  
    Paulson M, Watnik N, Dines D, Orthopedic Techniques in Sports Medicine, 1/1/2000
  • Interarticular Dislocation of the Patella  
    Hersch J, Watnik N, Marwin SE, The American Journal of Knee Surgery, 1/1/1999
  • The Diagnosis and Management Fractures of the Proximal Humerus  
    Dines D, Watnik N, Kayal R, Orthopedic Special Edition, 1/1/1999
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Dorsal Antiglide Plating and Aggressive Post-op Rehab for Treatment of Unstable Weber B Ankle Fractures
    Dantuluri P, O’Grady C, Watnik N, Orthopedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 1/1/2000
  • A Comparison of Abrasion Burr Arthroplasty and Subchondral Drilling in the Treatment of Full-Thickness Cartilage Lesions in the Rabbit
    Menche D, Frenkel S, Blair B, Watnik N, Toolan B, Pitman M, Orthopedic Transactions, 1/1/1995
  • A Comparison Abrasion Burr Arthroplasty and Subchondral Drilling in the Treatment of Full-Thickness Cartilage Lesions in the Rabbit
    Menche D, Frenkel S, Blair B, Watnik N, Toolan B, Pitman M, 61st Annual AAOS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1/25/1994
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Lectures

  • Osteotomies About The Knee 
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY - 1/10/2015
  • Medical Mission Dominican Republic 
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY - 1/8/2015
  • Shoulder Injuries in the Overhand Athlete 
    Woodbury, NY - 1/1/2015
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Other

  • Gene Enhanced- Tissue Engineered Repair of the Meniscus: Tissue engineering in the musculoskeletal clinical practice 
    Grande D, Tuckman D, Look J, Watnik N, Mason J, Razzano P, and Dines D, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    1/1/2004

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    Empire BCBS HMO
    Empire BCBS PPO
    First Choice
    First Health PPO
    GHI PPO
    Great West PPO
    Health Net Oregon PPO
    HIP of New York - Select PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    MagnaCare PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    MVP Healthcare PPO
    ODS Network
    Oxford Health Freedom
    Oxford Health Liberty
    PacificSource Preferred PSN
    Regence Oregon - Preferred Provider Network
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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