The New York Times Magazine published its annual Super Doctors list for 2016 and fifteen doctors from Columbia Orthopedics were recognized, including Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center providers Dr. David Roye, Dr. Benjamin Roye, Dr. Joshua Hyman, and Dr. Michael Vitale.
Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. For more about each of these providers, please view blurbs from their profiles below.
Super Doctors: Dr. David Roye
David P. Roye, Jr., MD, specializes in treating pediatric spinal deformities, including scoliosis, and performing hip surgery on adolescents. A fixture on Castle Connolly’s rankings of America’s Top Doctors, Dr. Roye has dedicated his career to improving the lives of children both here and abroad.
In 2009, Dr. Roye received the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Humanitarian Award, which honors fellows of the academy. The Children’s Dream Foundation also recognized Dr. Roye for his contributions to children’s healthcare.
Super Doctors: Dr. Benjamin Roye
Dr. Benjamin Roye, MD, MPH, specializes in treating children with a wide range of neuromuscular conditions, including hip diseases and dysplasia, complex spinal disorders (scoliosis), limb length differences, limb deformities, club foot, fractures, and sports injuries.
He is a prolific scholar who has participated in several research studies with the MSCHONY Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, published chapters in textbooks, and provided editorial review for hundreds of consumer articles on bone health and sports-related injuries.
Super Doctors: Dr. Joshua Hyman
Joshua E. Hyman, MD, specializes in treating pediatric orthopedic conditions and is one of the world’s foremost experts on Cerebral Palsy. His clinical interests also include hip diseases and dysplasia, complex pediatric spinal disorders (scoliosis), limb length differences, club foot, and fractures.
As Associate Director of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, Dr. Hyman helps oversee a team of medical professionals that carefully designs and executes personalized treatment programs for each and every patient to achieve the best possible outcomes. He is a staunch advocate for pediatric patients with Cerebral Palsy (CP), believing that they, like all children, require comprehensive healthcare. He is dedicated to ensuring the delivery of this high-quality care across the lifespan for patients with CP while also addressing the concerns of their families.
Super Doctors: Dr. Michael Vitale
Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of complex pediatric scoliosis and other spinal disorders, and performs approximately 200 scoliosis procedures every year.
Dr. Vitale has a special interest in innovative treatments for younger children with scoliosis. This includes the use of a magnetic spine lengthening device (“MAGEC”), which eliminates the need to perform repeat spinal surgeries every 6-9 months on growing children. He’s also an expert on non-fusion procedures such as vertebral stapling and vertebral tethers, “growing rods,” and the “Shilla” procedure. As part of his commitment to innovation in Scoliosis treatment,