Leon Root, MD

Dr. Leon Root is the former Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Hospital for Special Surgery. He was President of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in 1988. Dr. Root wrote the popular No More Aching Back in 1992.


Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Surgery (Orthopaedics), Weill Cornell Medical College




Special Expertise

Cerebral Palsy
Low Back Pain
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Hip Pain


President American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 1988
Chairman Orthopaedic Section of New York Academy of Medicine

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
United Healthcare

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MD, New York Medical College, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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Dr. Leon Root, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212.606.1330
Fax: 212.794.4739

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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