Huntington Hospital appoints Chair of Orthopedic Surgery


HUNTINGTON, NY – Dr. Adam Bitterman has been named Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Huntington Hospital, the hospital announced in a press release.

Bitterman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine in Hofstra/Northwell. He specializes in the foot and ankle and focuses on treating conditions of the lower leg.

“Dr. Bitterman has the experience, demeanor and dedication to lead Huntington
Hospital through its growth as a premier destination for orthopedics,” said Nick Fitterman, MD,
executive director of Huntington Hospital, per press release. “I am confident that he will establish a well-tailored vision and strategy to meet the orthopedic needs of residents of Huntington and Suffolk County.”

His clinical interests include arthritis of the foot and ankle, correction of deformities, Achilles tendon disorders, and sport-related ankle and foot injuries. He is highly skilled in arthroscopic, minimally invasive and open approaches for various conditions surrounding the lower foot and ankle.

Bitterman graduated from Binghamton University and continued his medical training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the North Shore-LIJ Plainview Orthopedic Consortium before graduating from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he completed his foot and ankle fellowship training.

“I am thrilled to continue to raise the bar at Huntington Hospital, from the clinic
growth to improved efficiency and safety,” Bitterman said. ” I had the chance to
working at Huntington Hospital for six years and I look forward to continuing to build on the
accomplishments we’ve made and I’m excited for what we’re going to create in the future.”

Bitterman lives in Syosset with his wife and three children. He is from Commack and was born at Huntington Hospital.

“The Orthopedic Department at Huntington Hospital has had a rich and
now with Dr. Bitterman as President, we look forward to continuing to advance the highest quality
patient-centered musculoskeletal care in our region,” said Nicholas Sgaglione, MD, Vice President
president and executive director of Northwell Health Orthopedics. “I can’t wait to watch
the department continues to grow under Dr. Bitterman’s leadership.


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