Peter D. McCann, MD
Peter D. McCann, MD specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions. He is Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and holds the academic title of Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. McCann’s childhood interest in sports made orthopedic surgery a natural fit in his pursuit of a career in medicine. As a former competitive swimmer, lacrosse and tennis player, he understands athletes’ need to remain fit and heal when injured. As a pianist, guitarist, and organist, he also appreciates the physical demands that musicians place on the upper extremity.
For over 25 years, Dr. McCann has focused on the treatment of shoulder and elbow problems and is highly regarded for providing personalized service to his patients. He completed a shoulder fellowship under the direction of his mentor, Charles S. Neer II, MD, considered the father of modern shoulder surgery.
Dr. McCann is a widely published educator with over 200 presentations and papers and recognized for his professional leadership in his roll as Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Emeritus Ekditor-in-Chief to The American Journal of Orthopedics.
Dr. McCann has been cited as a high quality physician in New York Magazine Best Doctors since 2007, US News and World Report Best Doctors, and Castle Connelly Top Doctors. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the NY Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation in 2011, and is a member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the most prestigious international professional society for shoulder specialists, as well as a member of the American Othopaedic Association, the oldest professional organization dedicated to leadership and education in orthopedic surgery.
Dr. McCann has been involved in clinical, academic, and administrative orthopedic surgery for his entire career and currently is the Program Director of the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Shoulder Fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.