Appointment of Donald M. Kastenbaum, MD, as Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Posted by: Andrew Law
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Donald M. Kastenbaum, MD, as the Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Kastenbaum will lead the integration of clinical departments, service line programs, and network development across the entities of Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI), and the continued development of the downtown campus.
In collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Ambulatory Medicine, Dr. Kastenbaum will advance the Mount Sinai Health System’s broad vision to further clinical effectiveness and quality, and service line program and network development at MSBI. He will focus on supporting the success of MSBI physicians in facilitating the development of relationships, practice building, and programmatic synergies.
Dr. Kastenbaum will continue to hold two additional administrative roles as Vice President/Medical Director of Perioperative Services at MSBI, Mount Sinai Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, and Mount Sinai Cancer West, as well as Co-Chair of Perioperative Services Supply Chain Management for the Health System. He will also continue to serve as Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at MSBI and will continue his clinical practice in hip and knee surgery. A renowned expert in hospital perioperative management and safety/efficiency/outcome analysis, Dr. Kastenbaum has assisted hospitals worldwide in creating best practice models, a knowledge he continues to share at Mount Sinai.
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 NYU Medical Center and total hip and knee replacement surgery/arthritis at the London Hospital Medical College, in England.
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, during which time he also served as a clinical instructor in orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 1995, Dr. Kastenbaum joined Beth Israel Medical Center as Section Chief, Adult Reconstructive Joint Surgery, and created the hospital’s first Comprehensive Arthritis Center. This unique facility provided comprehensive orthopedic and rheumatologic care, including physical therapy. He has been an integral part of the Department of Orthopedics and the hospital ever since.
Dr. Kastenbaum also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the American Journal of Orthopedics and as a member of the Board of Governors for the Arthritis Foundation. He has lectured and operated worldwide and trained more than 50 Chinese orthopedic fellows. He continues to return to China to perform and teach advanced surgical techniques such as minimally invasive and revision hip and knee surgery.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kastenbaum on his appointment.