Keith B. Raskin, M.D.

New York Hand Center

 

   
     

 


Physician Information

 

Keith B. Raskin, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Dr. Keith Raskin is a well-recognized hand surgeon in New York City.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and former Chief of Hand Surgery at New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Raskin received his MD degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine.  He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at New York University School of Medicine.  He then continued his training in hand and upper extremity surgery under the guidance of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University at The Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore Maryland,

Upon the completion of his training Dr. Raskin returned to New York City where he has continued his practice in hand surgery at the Medical Center of New York University.

He has an interest in carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, arthritis, congenital anomalies, and vascular disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm.  His expertise also includes elbow injuries and disorders requiring surgical reconstruction. 

Dr. Raskin is one of the few hand surgeons in the country today performing Needle Aponeurotomies for Dupuytrens Conditions of the Hand.

Dr. Raskin has successfully treated numerous professional and amateur athletes, musicians, artists, sculptors, actors and surgeons for potential career ending injuries and conditions. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN to discuss his opinion regarding the management of fractures, soft tissue injuries, and nerve conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

He has as been consistently recognized for his leadership work in his field with nominations to America’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, The Best Doctors in New York, Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, and Who’s Who in America- Science and Medicine.

Dr. Raskin has over 150 local, national, and international presentations and over 50 publications on Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions.

He is an active member in a leadership role for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and over 25 other professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons.   He has been invited to serve on several related editorial boards and question writing task force for both the orthopaedic and hand surgical board examinations.

Dr. Raskin holds two patents on related medical devices, presently used in the field of hand surgery. He is an avid golfer and has been named to the Top Doctor Golfers in America featured in Golf Digest.

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Education

Doctor of Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington D.C.
1983

General Surgery Internship
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York
1983-1984

Resident and Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York
1984-1988

Raymond M. Curtis Hand Surgery Fellowship
The Union Memorial Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
1988-1989

 

Licensure and Certification

New York State Medical License
National Board of Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomat
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
American College of Surgeons, Fellow

 

Teaching and Hospital Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University School of Medicine
1996 to present

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University School of Medicine
1992 to 1996

Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University School of Medicine
1989 to 1992

Attending Surgeon
Hand Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University Medical Center and Hospital for Joint Diseases
1989 to present

 

Professional Organizations

Raymond M. Curtis Alumni Hand Surgery Society, Member     1988
New York University Medical Center Credentials Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Representative     1989
New York University Medical Center Day Surgery Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Representative     1990
New York University Medical Center Resident Selection Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery Department Member     1990
New York County Medical Society, Member     1990
AO North America, Member     1990
American Medical Association, Member     1990
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Member     1992
New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member     1992
Medical Society of the State of New York, Member     1992
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member     1993
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member     1994
New Millennium Hand Study Group, Member     1994
Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Member     1995
American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, New York Area Leader     1995
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Consultant Reviewer     1995
New York University Day Surgery Steering Committee, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Member     1995
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Conference Committee, Member     1995
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Young Members Task Force, Member     1995
The Examination Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand, Member     1996
American College of Surgeons, Fellow     1996
The 1841 Society of New York University, Partner     1996
Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Educational Development Committee, Member     1997
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Question Writing Task Force, Member     1998
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Distal Radius CD-Rom Task Force     1999
Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Lippincott William and Wilkins Editorial Board     2000
ASSH Japanese Hand Society 3rd Combined Meeting Maui, Hawaii, Program Committee Member     2000
ASSH Industrial Relations Task Force, Co-Chairman     2000
ASSH/Italian Hand Society 1st Combined Meeting Rome, Italy, Course Chairman-ASSH     2001
ASSH Annual Meeting-Baltimore Program Committee, Member     2001
ASSH Commercial Support Oversight Committee, Co-Chairman     2001
American Orthopaedic Association, Active Member     2002
ASSH Annual Meeting Local Hosts Committee, Member     2004
ASSH Government Affairs Committee, Member     2004

 

Awards and Recognition

The Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine

Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Physicians, Cambridge Who’s Who “Honors Edition”

America’s Top Surgeons, Consumers’ Research Council of America

America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical LTD

Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who

Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who

New York Metro Area Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical LTD

Who’s Who Among Professionals in Research, Medicine, and Healthcare, Cambridge Who’s Who “Honors Edition” 2008/2009

Top New York City Hand Surgeon, New York Super Doctors 2008 Guide to the Top 5% of New York City Physicians.  The New York Times Magazine Supplement.

Top 250 Golf  Doctors in America, Golf Digest 2007

America’s Top Orthopaedists, Consumers’ Research Council of America 2008

 

Public Education Presentations

NBC News (New York), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, June 2001

CBS News (Chicago), Bone Graft Substitute for Wrist Fractures, September 2003

NBC News (New York), Athletic Injuries of the Hand and Wrist, March 2004

NBC “The Today Show”, Blackberry Thumb Tendonitis-Repetitive Stress

CNN News, Repetitive stress of the Hand in the workplace, April 2005

Fox News (New York), Repetitive stress of the Hand in the workplace

ABC News (New York), Tendonitis of the Hand in New Mothers, January 2006

Sirius Satellite Radio Doctor Radio, 4th of July Firework Injuries of the Hand, July 2008 

 

Publications

Raskin, KB., Melone, Jr.,  CP., Grad, JB.  “Concomitant Fracture of the Scaphoid and Distal Radius”. Orthopaedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Volume 12, No. 2, 1988.

Weiland, AJ, Raskin, KB, Rothaus, KO. McCormack, RB, LaneJM.“Vascularized Melone, Jr. CP, Raskin, KB, Segalman, K. “Limited Open Treatment for Distal Radius Articular Fractures.”  Orthopaedic Transactions Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Vol. 17, No. 2, 1993.

Raskin, KB,  Bettinger, P, Melone, Jr.  CP. “Comparison of Herbert Screw Fixation with Kirschner Wire Fixation in the Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunions.” Orthopaedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Vol  17, No. 4, 1993-1994.

Kirschenbaum, AE, Frazier, J, Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP.  “Arthrodesis of the Rheumatoid Wrist: Simplified Fixation, Uncomplicated Union.”  Orthopaedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Vol. 18, No. 3, 1994.

Raskin, KB, Bettinger, P, Melone, Jr. CP.  “Comparison of Herbert Screw Fixation with Kirschner Wire Fixation in the Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunions.” Orthopaedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Vol 19, No. 1, 1995.

Frazier, J, Kirshenbaum, AE, Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP. “Arthrodesis of the Rheumatoid Wrist: Simplified Fixation with Uncomplicated Union.”  Orthopaedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Vol 19, No. 1, 1995.

Raskin, KB, Rettig, ME, Melone, Jr. CP. “Galeazzi Fracture-Dislocation:  Long-Term Assessment of Distal Radio Ulnar Joint Stability.”  Orthopaedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Vol 19, No. 2, 1995.

Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP, Rettig, ME. “Corrective Osteotomy of Distal Radius Malunion: Long-Term Assessment of Recovery.”  Orthopaedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: Vol 21, No. 2, 1997.

Rekant, M., Weisz, R., Raskin, KB, Rettig, ME. “Closed Redution Internal Fixation of Rolando and Bennetts’ Fractures of the Thumb:  Long Term Comparison of Recovery. Orthopaedic Transactions, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery:  Vol 22, No.2, 1998-99

Destian, S., Hernanz-Shulman, M., Raskin,  KB., et al.Epiphyseal Osteoid Ostema.” A case report. Skeletal Radiology.17: 141-143, 1988.

Raskin,KB., Weiland, AJ. “Philosophy of Replantation 1976-1990.” Microsurgery II: 223-228, 1990.

Raskin, KB.  “Acute Vascular Injuries of the Upper Extremity.”  Hand Clinics 9:1, 115-130, 1993.

Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP. “Unstable Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius:  Comparative Techniques of Ligamentotaxis.”  Orthopaedic Clinics of North America  24:2,  275-286, 1993.

Raskin KB, Wiligis, EFS.  “Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Transfer for Radial Nerve Palsy:  Functional Testing of Long Term Results.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 20A 737-742, 1995.

Raskin KB, Weiland AJ,”Current Concepts in Replantation.  Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Supplement Issue on Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Hand. 24:4 131S-134S, 1995.

Rettig, ME, Raskin, KB, Melone, JR. CP.  “Clinical Applications of MRI in Hand and Wrist Surgery.” MRI Clinics; 3:2, 361-368, 1995.

Cheng, SL, Rajaratnam, K, Raskin, KB, Hu, RW,  Richard, W, Axelrod, TS.        “Splint Top” Fracture of the Forearm: A Description of an In-Line Skating Injury Associated with the Use of Protective Wrist Splints.  Journal of Trauma 39:6, 1194-1196, 1995

Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP, Rettig, ME.  “External Fixation by Ligamentotaxis of Distal  Radius Fractures.” Atlas of the Hand Clinics  2:1, 51-72, 1997.

Rettig, ME, Dassa, GL, Raskin, KB, Melone, CP “Wrist Fractures in the Athlete:  Distal Radius and Carpal Fractures.”Clinics in Sports Medicine. 17:3, 469-489, 1998

Raskin, KB, Beldner S.  “Clinical Examination of the Distal Ulna and Surrounding Structures.”   Hand Clinics. 14:2, 177-189, 1999

Raskin, KB. “Management of Fractures of the Distal Radius:  Surgeon’s Perspective.” Journal of Hand Therapy.12:2, 92-102, 1999

Rettig, ME, Raskin, KB, “Long Term Assessment of Proximal Row Carpectomy for Chronic Perilunate Dislocation.” Journal of Hand Surgery 24A:1231-1236, 1999

Rettig, ME, Raskin, KB,  “Retrograde Compression Screw Fixation of Acute Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures.”  Journal of Hand Surgery 24A:1206-1210, 1999

Raskin, KB, Rettig, ME. “Distal Radius Fractures and Malunions:  Skeletal Realignment Through External Fixation.”  Atlas of the Hand Clinics  5:1, 59-77, 2000

Rettig ME, Raskin KB. Acute Fractures of the Distal Radius: Hand Clinics.16:3, 405-15. 2000.

Melone CP, Murphy MS, Raskin KB. Perilunate Injuries: Repair by Dual Dorsal and Volar Approaches: Hand Clinics. 16:3, 439-448. 2000.

Lee SJ, Jazrawi LM, Ong BC, Raskin KB. Long-Term Follow-up of the One-Bone Forearm Procedure. Am. J. of Orthop. XXIX:12, 969-72, 2000.

Novick C, Raskin KB:  Congenital Anomalies of the Thumb: A Brief Review.  Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases.  59: 4, 189-196, 2000.

Choi R,  Raskin KB: Rotatory Subluxation of the Scaphoid.  Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases. 59: 4, 197-200, 2000.

Rettig ME, Raskin KB: “Galeazzi Fracture Dislocation: A New Treatment-Oriented Classification.” Journal of Hand Surgery.  26A: 228-35, 2001.

Rettig ME, Dassa G, Raskin KB: Volar Plate Arthroplasty of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint. Journal of Hand Surgery. 26A: 940-44, 2001.

Raskin KB: Healing versus Recovery. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. 5:3, 135, 2001

Raskin KB, Parisi D, Baker J, Rettig ME:  Dorsal Open Repair of Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures. Hand Clinics 17: 4, 601-10, 2001

Sofocleous CT, Rosen RJ, Raskin KB, Fioole B, Hofstee DJ: Congenital Vascular Malformations in the Hand and Forearm. Journal of Endovascular Therapy  8:5, 484-94, 2001.

Kaplan FT, Raskin KB: Indications and Surgical Techniques for Digit Replantation.  Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases 60:3&4 179-188,2001-02

Rettig ME, Raskin KB: Tendon Tranfers for Radial Nerve Palsy. Atlas of the Hand Clinics 7:1,41-52, 2002

Raskin KB, Klugman J, Rettig ME: Median Nerve Injuries Associated with Distal Radius Fractures.  Atlas of the Hand Clinics 7:2,259-272, 2002

DeWal H, Ahn A, Raskin KB: Thermal Energy in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Wrist. Clinics in Sports Medicine 21:4,727-35, 2002

Stein DA, Lee S, Raskin KB: Compartment Syndrome of the Hand Caused by Computed Tomography Contast Infiltration. Orthopaedics 26:3,333-34,2003

Harness NG, Jupiter JB, Orbay JL,Raskin KB, Fernandez DL: Loss of Fixation of the Volar Lunate Facet Fragment in Fractures of the Distal Part of the Radius. J. Bone and Joint Surg. 86A:9, 1900-08, 2004.

Ilan DL, Medvecky M, Raskin KB, Boppana, S: Radial Nerve Entrapment Secondary to Nodular Fasciitis Mass in the Forearm. Am J Orthop. 35(2):85-87, 2006.

Raskin, KB.  “Comprehensive Management of Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunion of the Wrist.”  Current Concepts in Sports Medicine:  Vol IV, 3-6,  1995.

Raskin, KB. “Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions.” Sports Medicine Update. Vol. 12, No. 4, 18-21, 1997.

 

Book Chapters & Editing

Raskin KB, Melone, Jr., CP, Gottlieb, D.  “Wrist Arthroscopy: Potential Pitfalls.” Arthroscopic Surgery:  Minkoff and Sherman Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore.  Chapter 14,180-191, 1990.

Rettig, ME , Raskin, KB, Melone, Jr. CP.  “Fractures of the Distal Radius. The Wrist and Its Disorders. 2nd Edition. Lichtman and Alexander, W.. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. Chapter 19, 347-371, 1997.

Calandruccio, JH, Collins, ED, Hanel, DP, Hunt, TP, Lichtman, DM, Raskin, KB. “Wrist and Hand Trauma.” AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Vol 6, Chapter 33, 361-386, 1999

Raskin, KB. “Reconstruction of Finger Deformities.”  ASSH Hand Surgery Update Vol 2, Chapter 5, 35-43, 1999

Rettig ME, Raskin KB, Melone CP. “External Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.” The Wrist. 1st Edition Watson and Weinzweig, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. Chapter19, 299-310, 2001. 

Raskin, KB. Distal Radius Fractures: “External Fixation and Supplemental K-Wires.”  Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery. A Multimedia Reference. Koval and Zuckerman. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. Chapter 16,151-161, 2004

Raskin, KB, Shin SS. “Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Thumb Metacarpal Base: Bennett’s and Rolando’s Fractures.” The Hand: Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Second Edition. Strickland and Graham. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia Chapter 9, 125-135, 2005.

Moss, DP, Raskin,KB. “Bone Tumors: Benign and Malignant.” Hand, Elbow and Shoulder: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics. Trumble,Budoff, Cornwall. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia Chapter 28, 390-405,2006.

Saunders W.B., Raskin KB.  “External Fixation for Skeletal Realignment of the Upper Extremity.” Atlas of the Hand Clinics. Philadelphia.  March 2000.

 

ASSH Video/CD Library

Dorsal and Volar Approaches to Complex Distal Radius Fractures. Raskin  KB, Melone CP, Rettig ME.  1996

American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  59th Annual Meeting.  New York, New York.  Almost Live From New York: Current Controversies and Demonstrations in Hand Surgery – Course Chairman 2004


 

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