WOODBURY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--South Island Orthopedics, an independent practice providing general orthopedics, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine for more than 50 years, today announced that Dr. David H. Godfried has joined its orthopedic specialty practice serving Woodbury and Cedarhurst and the “Five Towns” area of Long Island, expanding South Island’s specialty service offering into pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Godfried has served in a number of academic and clinical roles over his 20 years in practice, most recently serving as Director of the Center for Children and the Ignacio Ponseti Clubfoot Center at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. Previously, Dr. Godfried helped to expand the Pediatric Orthopaedic Program at Northwell Health’s Children’s Hospital in his role as Chief of the Division.
“The orthopedic physicians at South Island Orthopedics have had a long-standing, professional relationship with Dr. Godfried and have collaborated on specialized pediatric cases for many years. With professional achievements ranging from prestigious academic and clinical appointments, to his participation in numerous clinical studies and an extensive number of publications, Dr. Godfried is well known within the pediatric orthopedic community,” said Eric Freeman, MD, Managing Partner, South Island Orthopedics. “When the opportunity arose, we were thrilled to join forces and welcome him to our team. This addition will further expand South Island Orthopedics’ ability to offer state-of-the-art orthopedic care for young patients.”
“I am thrilled to join the team of outstanding physicians at South Island Orthopedics, who have been my respected colleagues for many years. Having served patients and worked with pediatric practices in Nassau County and the surrounding areas for almost 20 years, my goal is to continue to provide excellent orthopedic care for young patients in a manner that reassures families that their needs are being addressed and that they receive appropriate care in the right place at the right time,” said David H. Godfried, MD, F.A.A.O.S., F.A.A.P.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Godfried has participated on a number of hospital and professional society committees and as a Principal Investigator in several major research studies. He has co-authored multiple journal articles and book chapters and has regularly presented research at medical and scientific meetings. After graduating from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Medical School, Dr. Godfried completed his residency and fellowships at the University of Minnesota, Shriners Hospital for Children and at Children’s Memorial Medical Center at Northwestern University. After an appointment as Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Medical School, he spent more than a decade at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Long Island Jewish Medical Center before joining New York University Hospitals in 2009. Most recently, Dr. Godfried completed a Master’s in Business Administration at New York University Stern School of Business.
South Island Orthopedics is based in Cedarhurst, New York. It serves the “Five Towns” area of Long Island, as well as Rockaway, Long Beach and portions of Queens. Providing general orthopedics, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, the group has been in practice for more than 50 years.
South Island Orthopedics is managed by Health Plus Management (HPM), one of the only practice management services offering a broad range of administrative and operational support specifically geared toward top physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy and orthopedic practices. HPM’s offering enables physicians a customized approach to grow their practices by focusing on clinical care while benefiting from HPM’s operational, financial, technological and marketing expertise.