Blyakher, MD, Arkady
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street, 5th FL
New York, NY 10021

Dr. Arkady Blyakher was born in Ukraine. After graduating from Kemerovo Medical School (Siberia) in 1972, he worked as a General Surgeon at the Regional Hospital in Kurgan District for three years. Afterwards he worked an Orthopaedist-Traumatologist at the Research Institute of Experimental and Clinical Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Kurgan. Dr. Arkady Blyakher worked with world-renown Professor Ilizarov at the same Institution.

He has more than 40 years of experience treating patients using the Ilizarov method of external fixation. He also worked at the most prestigious Orthopaedic Hospital in USSR and USA.



LLRS President 2019-2020
Fragomen, MD, Austin T.
Fellowship Director, Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction Service
Associate Attending of Clinical Orthopaedics
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
NY, NY 10021

Dr. Austin Fragomen attended medical school at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. He excelled through a very hands-on surgical internship at Montefiore and Jacobi medical centers in the Bronx. He launched into his orthopaedic residency training program, under John R. Denton, MD, at the Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center. As chief resident he took a strong interest in fracture care, limb reconstruction, and joint preservation surgery. He then relocated to San Francisco, California to dedicate himself to learning advanced techniques in surgery the of shoulder and knee with pioneer and innovator Eugene M. Wolf, MD. He returned to New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery to become their first fellow in Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Surgery. As an Assistant Attending, he is the newest member of the Hospital’s Limb Lengthening & Deformity Service. He has presented his clinical and biomechanical research at medical meetings and has authored and edited articles for various Orthopaedic journals and textbooks. He has lectured extensively on related topics to residency training programs and in the community setting.

Skilled in the art of less invasive surgery, Dr. Fragomen will perform a sophisticated and comprehensive analysis of each patient to determine an optimal treatment plan. Whether performing an all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair or mounting a percutaneous external fixation frame the goal is always to minimize the trauma of surgery and maximize a rapid and functional recovery.

Ilizarov, MD, Svetlana
Stony Brook University
Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedics
HSC Level 18, RM 020
Stony Brook, NY 11794–8181

Khan, MD MPH, Mani
Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Division
Assistant Professor
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
4141 Carpenter Ave 4th fl
Bronx, NY 10466
718-920-3060, 718-920-6889

Dr. Rozbruch

Rozbruch, MD, S. Robert
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rozbruch attended Weill Medical College of Cornell University from which he graduated with honors in research. Residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery was followed by two fellowships. He did specialized training in Trauma as an AO fellow at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Additional training in adult and pediatric limb lengthening followed at the Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction.

Dr. Rozbruch is the Chief of the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery and is Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a member of several national medical societies including fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and The Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (LLRS) of which he was President 2012-2013. He has lectured on his clinical and research works at both national and international meetings and has authored numerous articles in medical journals and chapters in Orthopaedic textbooks. He is the editor of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Surgery, a respected textbook in the field.

Vulcano, MD, Ettore
Chief, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
Mount Sinai West
Assistant Professor
Leni & Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai