Donald M. Kastenbaum, MD (Hip and Knee Surgery)

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, New York, USA

Dr. Kastenbaum is an authority in the field of Orthopedic Surgery and a recognized expert in hip and knee surgery. He has performed more than 6,000 primary and revision total hip and total knee replacements and has helped develop several total hip and knee prostheses that are in use worldwide. He also has extensive experience in treating sports-related injuries and performing arthroscopic surgery of the knee.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Kastenbaum earned his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences—The Chicago Medical School. After interning in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, he completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute and completed fellowships in Sports Medicine at New York University Medical Center, and Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery/Arthritis at the London Hospital Medical College.

After completing his orthopedic training, Dr. Kastenbaum returned to New York to join the staff of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute as an attending physician. He also served as a clinical instructor in orthopedic surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

In 1995, Dr. Kastenbaum was recruited to Beth Israel Medical Center and named Section Chief, Adult Reconstructive Joint Surgery. The following year, he created the hospital’s first Comprehensive Arthritis Center of which he was named Co-Director and Surgeon-In-Chief. This unique facility provided comprehensive orthopedic and rheumatologic care, including physical therapy.

In 2002, Dr. Kastenbaum was asked to join the Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and was named the Associate Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. In 2005, he was named Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Kastenbaum was named Chairman of the Perioperative Services Committee and the Perioperative Value Analysis Committee for Continuum Health Partners, the parent company for Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in 2011. With the 2013 merger of Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, Dr. Kastenbaum’s roles became system wide. He has also served as President of the Medical Board, and currently serves as Chairman of the Surgical Chairs and as Vice President/Medical Director of Perioperative Services.

In addition to his very busy clinical practice at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Dr. Kastenbaum was appointed Physician-In-Chief of Mount Sinai Beth Israel in December 2015 and continues to play an integral role in the development of the healthcare system.

Dr. Kastenbaum also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the American Journal of Orthopedics and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Arthritis Foundation.

Over the last decade, Dr. Kastenbaum has lectured and operated worldwide. He has trained more than 50 Chinese Orthopedic Fellows and returns to China quarterly to perform and teach advanced surgical techniques such as minimally invasive and revision hip and knee surgery.

Dr. Kastenbaum is a renowned expert in Hospital Perioperative Management, Safety/ Efficiency/ Outcome Analysis, and assists hospitals worldwide in creating “Best Practice” models.

Terms of Appointment: October 2018 - September 2020