Richard J. D’Agostino, MD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specializing in Sports Medicine
Dr. Richard D'Agostino received his BA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1978, where he was elected to the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society. He earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1982 and completed both his internship in general surgery (1983) and his orthopaedic residency training (1987) at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. D'Agostino then completed a post-residency fellowship in sports medicine, arthroscopy, knee, shoulder, and related surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 1988.
Dr. D'Agostino is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York and director of the orthopaedic service line of the Catholic Health System. He is an attending physician at the North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, as well as a faculty member and Associate Professor at Hofstra University School of Medicine.
In addition, Dr. D'Agostino is an assistant clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at both Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Eastern Orthopaedic Society, the New York State Orthopaedic Society, and the International Cartilage Repair Society.
Dr. D'Agostino's specialty interests include arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. He is currently on the development team of a shoulder replacement system, and he is a national lecturer and instructor in innovative knee and shoulder procedures, including work at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago. As a clinical investigator involved in the development of articular cartilage repair procedures, Dr. D'Agostino was recognized for his work in a national forum.
Dr. D'Agostino has devoted his practice to the care and treatment of athletes and their injuries. He has worked with athletes at all levels, including collegiate, professional, and Olympic men and women:
- Orthopaedic surgeon and team physician for all sports at LIU Post and Nassau Community College. In 2012, he was inducted into the Nassau Community College Athletic Hall of Fame for his 25 years of team physician coverage.
- Team physician at Manhasset High School, Friends Academy School, and Locust Valley High School
- Consultant to Farmingdale, Massapequa, and Plainedge High Schools
- Founding team physician and orthopaedic surgeon for the Long Island Lizards professional lacrosse team
- Former assistant team physician for the New York Yankees
- Former ATP tennis physician
- Served as a consultant to the US Professional Golf Association
- Served as a consultant to the United States Figure Skating Association
- Is a USA Hockey Level 3 certified varsity coach at Cold Spring Harbor High School
- Founder of the Student Athlete Screening Program at St. Francis Hospital for the prevention of sudden death in athletes
Dr. D’Agostino has been voted to the Castle Connolly Best Doctors list every year since 2010. He also has also been named a Best Doctor by US News & World Report as well as by New York magazine in 2014 and 2016.
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