S. Robert Rozbruch, MD
Austin Fragomen, MD
Dustin Quig, PA-C
Dustin Quig, PA-C is physician assistant to Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch on the Limb Lengthening Service. He attended Penn State University where he graduated with Honors earning a degree in Kinesiology. Following graduation, Dustin attended the Cornell University Physician Assistant program. While at Cornell, Dustin had a strong desire to pursue Orthopedics completing an elective rotation at the Hospital for Special Surgery and writing his senior thesis on hip replacement surgery. After graduation Dustin joined the HSS Limb Lengthening team. In his spare time Dustin enjoys playing guitar, participating in both baseball and football, and exploring New York City.
Lisa Halfen, PA-C, ATC
Lisa Halfen, PA-C, ATC is a physician assistant on the Limb Lengthening Service. She attended Mercy College where she earned a Master’s degree in physician assistant studies. Prior to attending PA school, Lisa worked as an athletic trainer at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Jericho High School. She earned a Master’s degree in athletic training at Indiana University, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training at The University of Michigan. With her background in athletic training, orthopedics was the area of medicine that interested Lisa most when she was in PA school. After graduating from PA school, Lisa began working at HSS, and is proud to be a part of the limb lengthening team.
Stephen Greenfield, MD
Dr Greenfield grew up in Concord, North Carolina and went on to graduate with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. Following college, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he was a member of the second graduating class of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. It was there, that he solidified his interest in orthopedics, and subsequently moved to NYC to pursue residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His background in biomechanics and interest in reconstruction led to pursuing dual training in Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction and Foot and Ankle surgery.
Ettore Vulcano, MD
Dr. Vulcano is an orthopaedic surgeon passionate about the complex disorders of the extremities, particularly the lower limb. He graduated summa cum laude at the University of Rome Campus Biomedico (Italy). He then completed orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Insubria in Varese (Italy), graduating summa cum laude.
Dr. Vulcano has diverse and extensive training. He was an 18-month research fellow at HSS in Adult Reconstruction and Foot & Ankle. He then completed a foot & ankle fellowship at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction (Baltimore) just prior to joining the Limb Lengthening Service at HSS.
His greatest passion outside work are food and wine tasting, and cooking.
Eugene A. Borst
Gene began his time at the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service in the summer of 2008 as an HSS volunteer working closely with Dr. Fragomen on several clinical research projects. In addition, he spent a summer working in the hospital’s Biomechanics Department assisting in a motion capture study involving the Taylor-Spatial/Ilizarov Frame. Through his hard work and dedication he earned the hospital’s Mary Ryan Student Award which is given to only two student volunteers each year. Gene graduated with honors in history from CUNY Hunter College in the spring of 2010 and is currently enrolled at Hunter part time as a biology major in preparation for medical school. He became the department Research Coordinator in the summer of 2011 and has been involved in numerous exciting studies since then. His outside interests include Paleontology, hiking, and paddle tennis. Gene hopes to continue to follow his passion for medicine and to attend medical school in the near future
Svetlana Ilizarov, MD
Dr. Svetlana Ilizarov was born in Kurgan, Siberia. After graduating from Chelyabinsk Medical School she returned to Kurgan were she was trained by her father Prof. Gavriil A. Ilizarov in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction at the Center of Reconstructive Orthopaedics and Trauma (1000 bed Orthopaedic Hospital and Research Institute). She has done clinical research and completed Ph.D. Thesis "Correction of Knee Deformity with Simultaneous Lengthening in Patients with Sequelae of Hematogenic Osteomyelitis of the Distal End of the Femur." She published Surgical Technique Guides on Lower Extremity Lengthening.
In the U.S. she had training in Arthroscopy as international fellow at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and completed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She is board certified physiatrist specializing in Rehabilitation of patients after Ilizarov Surgery.
Areas of interest include conservative treatment of other musculoskeletal disorders, Prosthetics/Orthotics, Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Erica Lenihan, RN
Erica Lenihan, RN is the Nurse Clinician for the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service (LLCRS) working with Drs. Rozbruch and Fragomen. She began working at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) upon graduating from Dominican College with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She transitioned to the LLCRS after working on the Adult and Pediatric in patient floor at HSS for six years. Her interest and dedication to Limb Lengthening patients gives her the desire to improve and enhance their experiences whenever possible.
Chandra Kewal, LPN
Chandrawattie Kewal, LPN began her studies at Farmingdale State University before attending the New York City Board of Education Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Chandra comes from a background of Geriatric and long term care and aspires to be a Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys various activities and learning new things. Chandra is currently working on her associate’s degree in nursing.
Executive Assistant and Office Manager for Dr. Rozbruch
Omaira Dean is Dr. Rozbruch's Executive Assistant and Office Manager at the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service. Ms. Dean attended NYCT in Brooklyn NY. She began working at HSS in 1998 and joined Dr. Rozbruch at the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service (LLCRS) in 2001. She is an essential member of our team.
Office Manager for Dr. Fragomen
Kathiria Rodriguez (Kathy) is the Office Manager for Dr. Fragomen at the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service. She attended St. John’s University with a business major. She joined Dr. Fragomen in the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service (LLCRS) in 2007. She plays a significant role in Dr. Fragomen’s practice.
Medical Secretary for Dr. Rozbruch
Rosa Mora is the medical secretary for Dr. Rozbruch’s team at the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service. Rosa attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice with liberal arts major. She then transferred to Hostos Community College to continue her education in liberal arts. She joined LLCRS in July of 2008 and has remained devoted to providing excellent service ever since.
Medical Secretary for Dr. Fragomen
Brania is Dr. Fragomen’s Medical Secretary. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Mercy College, Brania has worked as an administrative assistant for an Ophthalmologist in Yonkers for six years. In the Winter of 2013 she joined the Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstructive Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, and is proud to be a part of the team.