Richard Rozencwaig, MD, FACS

Sport Medicine & Arthroscopy

Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction

Richard Rozencwaig, M.D., F.A.C.S., is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with sub-specialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in shoulder and elbow reconstruction, sports medicine, arthroscopy and trauma. He is Board- Certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was recently appointed Chief of Orthopaedics at Aventura Hospital. Dr. Rozencwaig completed a Shoulder and Elbow reconstruction fellowship in July 1998 at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed an Orthopaedic Surgery internship and residency at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA; he also served as Chief Resident. In July of 1988, he received his Biomedical Engineering Degree at the University ofMiami. Dr. Rozencwaig has published 13 journal articles, 3 abstracts and 7 textbook chapters. Other articles await publication. He has lectured throughout North and South America on a variety oforthopedic subjects. Through his interest in research and teaching, Dr. Rozenc­waig was appointed Clinical Assistant Professorfor the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Nova Southeastern University. He was also appointed to the Board of Athletic Training by the Governor ofthe State ofFlorida. In addition to serving as afellow ofthe American Academy ofOrthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Rozencwaig is also a member ofthe Arthroscopy Association ofNorth America (AANA), and the International Society ofArthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).

Specialty :

Dr. Richard Rozencwaig specializes in:

  • Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction
Education :

 

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
    Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction Fellowship

  • Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency
    Chief Resident

  • University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. Doctor of Medicine with Research Distinction. Honors Program in Medical Education. McClelland Trust of the Rotary Club Academic Scholarship. McClelland Trust of the Rotary Club Academic Scholarship

  • University of Miami College of Engineering, Coral Gables, FloridaBachelor of Science in Engineering Science with the Biomedical Option. Full-Tuition Academic Scholarship. Dean’s Lists. President’s Honor Rolls. Honors Student Association. Florida Academic Scholar

  • Miami Beach Senior High, Miami Beach, Florida

Awards & Honors :
  • American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (1998 - 2001)

  • American Medical Association/Glaxo Wellcome Leadership Award—Outstanding Leadership and Community Service (1995 - 1996)

  • American Medical Association On Call Award—Level 1 (1995), Level 5 (1994)

  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association 1994 Third Annual Ortho Bowl—Third Place

  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association 1993 Second Annual Ortho Bowl—Fourth Place

  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society—Award of Scholastic Excellence
  • Nu Kappa Tau Chapter of Mortar Board—National Honor Society

  • American Legion Award for Academic Achievement 

  • Jostens Leadership Foundation-Scholarship Winner

Professional Memberships :

 

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons—Fellow

  • American College of Surgeons—Fellow

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America—Active Member

  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine— Associate Member

  • Doug Harryman Society—Member

  • Florida Orthopaedic Society—Candidate Member

  • Miami Orthopaedic Society—Candidate Member

  • Southern Orthopaedic Association—Member

  • Southern Medical Association—Member

  • Florida Medical Association—Member

  • Dade County Medical Association—Member
Publications :

Dr. Rozecwaig's publications:

  • Publications - Textbooks
  • Harryman II DT, Lazarus MD, Rozencwaig R. Chapter 20: The Stiff Shoulder. In CA Rockwood, FA Matsen Ill (eds.) The Shoulder, id edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders;1998:1064-1112

  • Smith KL, Rozencwaig R, Pollock RG. Chapter 28: Shoulder Reconstruction. In American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (eds.) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 6, Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons;1 999:299-312

  • Antoniou J, Rozencwaig R, Harryman II DT. Arthroscopic Knot Tying. In JC DeLee, D Drez Jr., MD Miller (eds.) Orthoaedic Sports Medicine, ~ edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders;2002:238-244.

  • Moskal M, Rozencwaig R, Matsen Ill FA. Management of the Failed Glenohumeral Arthroplasty. In M Mansat (ed.) Shoulder Arthroplasty, Paris: l’Expansion Scientifique, 1998.

  • Rozencwaig R, Gerber AF. University of Miami Medical Student Handbook, I 989, 1990, and 1991. (Three Publications)
  • Publications - Journals

  • Rozencwaig R, Van Noort A, Moskal MJ, Smith KL, Sidles JA, Matsen Ill FA.The correlation of comorbidity with function of the shoulder and health status of patients who have glenohumeral degenerativejoint disease. J. Bone Joint Surg. 1998;80A(8):1 146-1153

  • Rozencwaig R, Schiffern SC, Antoniou J, Takeda H, Harryman DT II. Characteristics of patients treated with proximal humeral hemiarthroplasty for acute three- and four-part fractures and the correlation with shoulder function. 1999 Orthopaedic Research Report, Seattle, WA: University of Washington Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; 1999:62-63

  • Willis RB, Rozencwaig R. Pediatric osteomyelitis masquerading as skeletal neoplasia. Orthop. Clin. North Am. 1996;27(3):625-634

  • Rozencwaig R, Shilt JS, Ochsner JL Jr. Fatal pulmonary embolus after knee arthroscopy. Arthroscopy 1996; 1 2(2):240-241.

  • Rozencwaig R, Wilson MR, McFarland GB Jr. Melorheostosis of the skeletally immature hand: A case report and long-term follow-up evaluation. J. Hand Surg.I 996;21A(4):703-706

  • Matsen Ill FA, Antoniou J, RozencwaigR, Campbell B, Smith KL. Correlates with comfort and function after total shoulder arthroplasty for degenerative joint disease. J. Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2000;9(6):465-469.

  • Schiffern SC, Rozencwaig R, Antoniou J, Richardson ML, Matsen Ill FA. Anteroposterior centering of the humeral head on the glenoid in vivo. Am. J. Sports Med.2002;30(3):382-387.

  • Rozencwaig R. Shoulder problems in athletes. Hospital Physician Orthopaedic Surgery Board Review Manual 1997;2(2):16-28.

  • Rozencwaig R, Wilson MR, McFarland GB Jr. Melorheostosis. Am. J. Orthop. I 997;26(2):83-89.

  • Rozencwaig~R, Shilt JS, Kaye JJ. Blunt needle infusion of local anesthetics or narcotic analgesics into operative wounds or joints. J. La. State Med. Soc. I 995; I 47(1 I):516- 517

  • Shilt JS, Rozencwaig R, Wilson MR. Pelvic mass secondary to polyethylene and titanium alloy wear debris resulting in recurrent deep vein thrombosis. J. Art hroplasty
    I 997; 1 2(8):946-949.

  • Rozencwaig R, Deeney VF, Schiffern S. The physician’s role in encouraging a lifetime of physical fitness and weight control. Hosp. Phys. I 998;34(2):45-49.

  • Rozencwaig R. The advantage of porous- over smooth-surfaced implants for permanent reliable fixation to the skeletal system through osteogenesis. J. Neurol. Orthop. Med. Surg. 1991;12:315-318.

  • Rozencwaig R. The importance of biomedical engineering in medical education. Biomedical Engineering Society Bulletin I 991 ; I 5(3):41 -42.

  • Rozencwaig R, Antoniou J, Mirza S, Matsen Ill FA. Current concepts: comorbidity assessment. N. EngI. J. Med. (submitted)

  • Rozencwaig R, Moskal MJ, Antoniou J, Anderson 55, Smith KL, Matsen Ill FA. Polyethylene wear debris following total shoulder arthroplasty. A case report and review of the literature. J. Shoulder Elbow Surg. (submitted)

  • Rozencwaig R, Antoniou J, Quigley B, Campbell B, Schiffern SC, Matsen Ill FA. Preoperative radiographic anatomy of shoulders with advanced glenohumeral osteoarthritis. J. Bone Joint Surg. (submitted)

  • Rozencwaig R, Antoniou J, DeBartolo SE, Smith KL. Rotator cuff disease. J. Am. Acad. Orthop. Surg. (submitted)

  • Antoniou J, Rozencwaig R, Campbell B, Smith KL, Matsen Ill FA. Predictors of functional improvement following total shoulder arthroplasty. J. Bone Joint Surg. (submitted)

  • Antoniou J, Rozencwaig R, Harryman II DT, Smith KL, Sidles JA, Campbell B, Matsen Ill FA. Factors affecting the clinical expression of full thickness rotator cuff tears. J. Bone Joint Surg. (submitted)
  • Publications - Abstracts :
  • Rozencwaig R, Schiffern SC, Antoniou J, Takeda H, Harryman II DT. Parameters associated with outcome of patients treated with proximal humeral hemiarthroplasty for acute three- and four-part fractures plus correlation with shoulder function. J. Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1999;8(6):666.

  • Rozencwaig R, Wilson MR, McFarland GB Jr. Melorheostosis of the skeletally immature hand: Case report and long-term follow-up. South. Med. J. 1995;88(10, suppl I):S113.

  • Rozencwaig R, Kaye JJ, Gravois D, Fortier S. Efficacy of continuous passive motion after external fixation of unstable distal radius fractures in reducing amount of therapeutic intervention required to return to daily activities and employment. Orthop. Trans.1996;20(4):879.

  • Internet Publications:
  • Rozencwaig R.  http://www.askphysician.com (1998 - 2000)

  • Editor of University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics Shoulder and Elbow Service Internet Case of the Day.
  • Rozencwaig R, Matsen FA III. Internet case of the day: Charcot arthropathy of the shoulder.
Presentations :
  • “Athletic Injuries to the Shoulder,” St. Thomas University, Applied Sports Science Course, Miami, Florida, 24 October 2002

  • “Shoulder Surgery: Current Concepts,” Cuban American Medical Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, I July 2002

  • “Surgical Indications for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction,” University of Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, 3 August 2001

  • “Treatment of Complications during Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction,” University of Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, 4 August 2001

  • “Applications of Radiofrequency in Shoulder Surgery,” 31j~ Annual Meeting of the Venezuelan Orthopaedic Society, Caracas, Venezuela, 5 September 2000

  • “Impingement Syndrome,” 34th Annual Meeting of the Venezuelan Orthopaedic Society, Caracas, Venezuela, 6 September 2000

  • “Shoulder Instability and its Treatment,” 3~I Annual Meeting of the Venezuelan Orthopaedic Society, Caracas, Venezuela, 6 September 2000

  • “The Stiff Shoulder,” Grand Rounds, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida, 24 June 1999

  • “Characteristics of Patients Treated with Proximal Humeral Hemiarthroplasty for Acute Three- and Four-Part Fractures and the Correlation with Shoulder Function,” American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 15th Closed Meeting, New York, New York, 5 November 1998

  • “The Characteristics of Patients Treated with Proximal Humeral Hemiarthroplasty for Acute Three- and Four-Part Fractures and the Correlation with Shoulder Function,” Shoulder and Elbow Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 22 July 1998

  • “Quantification of Wear and Deformation in Retrieved Glenoid Components,” Shoulder and Elbow Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 22 July 1998

  • “The Correlation of Comorbidity with Shoulder Function and Health Status in Patients with Glenohumeral Degenerative Joint Disease,” Shoulder and Elbow Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 22 July 1998

  • “Outcome Evaluation in the Shoulder,” Grand Rounds, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida, 18 December 1997

  • “Efficacy of Continuous Passive Motion after External Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures,” Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 15th Annual Meeting, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 27 April 1997

  • “Cadaver Lab,” Current Trends in Treatment of the Shoulder Complex, New Orleans, Louisiana, 6 December 1996

  • “Dissociation of Modular Total Knee Components as a Mechanism of Failure,” Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, 43rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 16 November 1996

  • “Efficacy of Continuous Passive Motion after External Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures,” Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, 43rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 15 November 1996

  • “Fracture of the Superior Articular Process of l~ in a Gymnast,” Dr. Tachdjian’s 23d Pediatric Orthopaedic International Seminar, San Francisco, California, 26 May 1996

  • “Osteogenesis Imperfecta,” Grand Rounds, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, 15 May 1996

  • “Efficacy of Continuous Passive Motion after External Fixation of Unstable Distal Radius. Fractures in Reducing Amount of Therapeutic Intervention Required to Return to Daily Activities and Employment,” American Orthopaedic Association, 2gth Annual Residents’ Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 30 March 1996

  • “The Effect of Automation on SSEP Changes in Limb Lengthening,” Association for the Study and Application Methods of llizarov, 6th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 21 February 1996

  • “Melorheostosis of the Skeletally Immature Hand: Case Report and Long-term Follow-up,” Southern Orthopaedic Association, 12th Annual Residents and Fellows’ Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, 17 November 1995

  • “Blunt Needle Infusion of Local Anesthetics or Narcotic Analgesics into Operative Wounds or Joints,” Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, 41st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 30 September 1995

  • “Blunt Needle Infusion of Local Anesthetics or Narcotic Analgesics into Operative Wounds or Joints,” American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons, 19th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 28 August 1995

  • “Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries,” Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2 June 1995

  • “HIV, Hepatitis, and the Orthopaedic Surgeon,” Grand Rounds, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, 3 May 1995

  • “Clinodactyly: The Delta Phalanx,” Dr. Tachdjian’s Special Clinical Symposium: Complex Problems and Complications in Pediatric Orthopaedics, The Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 28 April 1995

  • “Osteogenesis Imperfecta,” Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 21 April 1995

  • “Shoulder Reconstruction,” Grand Rounds, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, 15 February 1995

  • “Gait,” Grand Rounds, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, 7 December 1994

  • “Cadaver Lab: Median Nerve,” The Upper Extremity Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana,
    I December 1994

  • “Clinodactyly: The Delta Phalanx,” Grand Rounds, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, I 3 September 1994

  • “Physical Fitness and Weight Control of the Special Olympian,” Louisiana Special Olympics Annual Leadership Conference, Hammond, Louisiana, 6 August 1994

  • “Melorheostosis of the Skeletally Immature Hand: Case Report and Long~term Follow-up,” Dr. Tachdjian’s 22nd Pediatric Orthopaedic International Seminar, San Francisco, California, 27 May 1994

  • “Fractures Involving the OlecranonApophysis,” Grand Rounds, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, I I May 1994

  • “Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma,” Grand Rounds, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, 17 November 1993

  • “Melorheostosis of the Skeletally Immature Hand: Case Report and Long-term Follow-up,” Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, 40th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 23 October 1993

  • “Impairment Ratings of the Upper Extremity,” Hand Conference, Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, 26 August 1993

  • “Posterior Fracture-Dislocations of the Femoral Head: Treatment and Complications,” Grand Rounds, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, 16 March 1993

  • “The Effects of an Axial-Loaded Versus Standard Exercise Program on Bone Mineral Density, Cardiovascular Endurance, and Axial Muscular Strength in Both an Astronaut and Postmenopausal Population,” Conference of Adult Development and Aging, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida, 3 October 1990
Hospital Affiliations :
  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center—Senior Active Staff (1998 - Present), Chief of Department of Orthopedic Surgery (2005-2006), Surgical Review Committee (1999 - 2001), Utilization / Health Information Management Committee (2001 - 2003), Utilization
    Review Committee (2003 - 2005)

  • Surgery Center of Aventura—Active Staff (2003 - Present)

  • Hollywood Medical Center—Courtesy Staff (2004 - Present), Active Staff (1 999 - 2004), Hispanic Physician Club (1999 - Present)

  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital—Courtesy Staff (1999 - Present)
Licensure
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with sub-specialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (12 July 2001)
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Florida State Department of Health
Contacting your Doctor
Dr. Rozencwaig sees patients in the Aventura office.

 

Phone Numbers:

 

Aventura: 305-937-1999

Extensions:

 

Dr. Rozencwaig's Nurse extension XXX

Surgery Scheduler 124

Release of Medical Records 185