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Mount Sinai Queens Names New Orthopaedics Dept. Chief

Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

Edward C. Yang, MD, has been named Chief of Orthopaedics at Mount Sinai Queens. Dr. Yang, board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, had previously served as Regional Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Elmhurst Hospital Center in the Queens Hospital Network. Dr. Yang is also a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The appointment was announced by Brian Radbill, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Mount Sinai Queens.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Yang to our staff at Mount Sinai Queens. He joins a strong team and will expand the capabilities we already have in this critically important surgical area,” said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Queens.

Dr. Yang earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at NYU’s Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopedic Institute.

“I am especially excited to be part of the community that is Mount Sinai Queens,” said Dr. Yang. “There is a sense of family and that extra measure of caring one experiences in the community hospital that is so appealing to me, and that you don’t find in the larger hospital settings.”

Dr. Yang specializes in total joint replacement and fractures. He is particularly interested in geriatric trauma, especially hip fractures and is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications and is a much sought after speaker at national and international symposia. Dr. Yang is also an Honorary Police Surgeon for the New York City Police Department.

About Mount Sinai Queens
Mount Sinai Queens is a 235-bed licensed acute care facility, providing adult medical and surgical services, with a team of nearly 500 physicians representing close to 40 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. A total of 35 languages are spoken among the physicians and staff; just one of the many ways that Mount Sinai Queens serves the needs of the culturally diverse population in our community. Mount Sinai Queen has an extensive program of community outreach that goes beyond simply informing and teaching. Through programs designed to empower people to take control of their health, Mount Sinai Queens hosts classes, screenings and activities throughout the community. Visit

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