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Aaron N. Insel, M.D., Curriculum Vitae

Specialty Areas

Hand, Wrist, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2017)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow (2019)

Licensure

Connecticut (2019)
New York (2014)

 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING:
Fellowship
8/2014 - 8/2015

Hand & Upper Extremity
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

  • Also served as Clinical Assistant Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Resident
7/2010 - 6/2014

Orthopedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Intern
7/2009-7/2010

General Surgery
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT

 EDUCATION:
Medical
2009

Doctor of Medicine (with Clinical Honors in Surgery & Emergency Medicine)
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT

Undergraduate
2005

B.S. Physiology & Neurobiology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

 HOSPITAL & SURGICAL CENTER AFFILIATIONS:
11/2019 - Present

Danbury Hospital
Danbury, CT

11/2019 - Present

Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC)
Danbury, CT

11/2015 - Present

Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY
Medical Staff

 10/2015 - Present

White Plains Hospital
White Plains, NY
Medical Staff

9/2015 - Present

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
New Rochelle, NY
Medical Staff

10/2015 - Present

Orthopedic Hand Consultant
Monroe College Athletic Department
Monroe, NY

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association for Hand Surgery

 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:
11/2019 - Present 

Private Practice, OrthoConnecticut
Danbury, CT

9/2015 - 9/2019

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Specialty Orthopaedics, PLLC
Harrison, NY

9/2015 - 9/2019

Chief, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
New Rochelle, NY

 AWARDS
 
  • Castle Connolly Rising Star (2021)
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor (2021)
  • Vitals Patients' Choice (2019, 2020)
  • Vitals On-Time Physician Award (2020)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor (2019, 2020)
  • America's Most Honored Professionals (2019)
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
 SPORTS TEAM COVERAGE:
10/2015 - Present

Orthopedic Hand Consultant
Monroe College Athletic Department
Monroe, NY

10/2015 - Present

Orthopedic Team Physician
Rye Country Day School Football Team
Rye, NY

8/2012 - 11/2013

Orthopedic Team Physician
Duquesne College Men’s & Woman’s Soccer
Pittsburgh, PA

8/2011 - 11/2012

Orthopedic Team Physician
Sto Rox High School Football
McKees Rox, PA

 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
11/2015 - Present

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

 HONORS:
2/2007

Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Endosurgery Prize for outstanding research presentation at annual student research day. Project: “The Development of an Objective Model to Assess Arthroscopic Performance”

2006

Awarded competitive Summer Research Fellowship
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT

 PUBLICATION:

2009

Insel A, Carofino B, Leger R, Arciero R, Mazzocca AD. The Development of an Objective Model to Assess Arthroscopic Performance. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91:2287-2295.

 BOOK CHAPTER:
2015 Hurst, LC, Insel A, Mirza JB. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Hand. Chapter 29: Collagenase Injection for Dupuytren Contracture. 2015
 PRESENTATIONS:
2010 - 2018
  • “Approach to Common Hand & Wrist Pathology”. Mercy College, Physician’s Assistant Education Lectures, May 2018
  • “PIP Fracture Dislocations: A Case Based Review”. SUNY Stony Brook Alumni Meeting at ASSH, September 2017
  • “Cubital Tunnel Syndrome”. UNY Stony Brook Orthopaedic Hand Conference, March 2015
  • “Carpometarcarpal Arthritis”. SUNY Stony Brook Orthopaedic Hand Conference, November 2014
  • “Principles of fracture fixation”. SUNY Stony Brook Orthopaedic Intern Didactics, October 2014
  • “Evaluating The Associations Between Weather and Pain in Healed Long Bone Fractures Treated Operatively and Non-operatively”. University of Pittsburgh Orthopedic Surgery Research Day, June 2014
  • “Calcaneus Fractures: Current Trends in Management”. University of Pittsburgh Orthopedic Grand Rounds, February 2012
  • “Traumatic Knee Dislocations: Trends in Management”. University of Pittsburgh Orthopedic Grand Rounds, April 2011
  • “Prevention of Surgical Site Infection in Total Joint Arthroplasty”. University of Pittsburgh Orthopedic Grand Rounds, October 2010 
 RESEARCH:
2006 - 2015
  • Dynamic Ultrasound Evaluation of A2 Pulley Rupture: A Cadaveric Study Faculty Advisor: Lawrence Hurst, Professor & Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery Stony Brook University Hopsital and Medical Center. January 2015 – March 2015
  • Evaluating The Associations Between Weather and Pain in Healed Long Bone Fractures Treated Operatively and Non-operatively. Faculty Advisor: Peter Siska, MD. Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. January 2014 – June 2014
  • Intensive self-directed Arthroscopy course followed by the project, “The Creation and Evaluation of an Objective Measure to Assess Arthroscopic Performance in a Bioskills laboratory”.
    Accepted for podium presentation at combined meeting of the American & Canadian Orthopaedic Associations, June 2008 in Quebec City
  • “The Development of an Objective Model to Assess Arthroscopic Performance”. University of Connecticut Medical School Research Day, February 2007
 COURSES & MEETINGS:
2011 - 2019
  • ASSH Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. September 2019
  • Integra's Upper Extremity Traumatic Reconstruction Course. Austin, TX. November 9 & 10, 2018
  • AxoGen: Advances and Best Practices in Upper Extremity Nerve Repair symposium. New York, NY. August 24 & 25, 2018
  • ASSH Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. September 2017
  • Exactech Masters Course in Shoulder Arthroplasty. New York, NY. May 4 & 5 2017
  • ASSH Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. September 2016
  • ASSH Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. September 2015
  • Arthrex Hand &Wrist Fellows Forum. Naples, FL. May 15 & 16, 2015
  • AxoGen: Advances and Best Practices in Upper Extremity Nerve Repair Fellows Course. Indianapolis, IN. March 21 & 22, 2015
  • Hand Surgery Update Course, Columbia University & NYSSH. New York, NY. October 25. 2014
  • ASSH Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. September 2014
  • AAOS Annual Meeting, Hand Specialty Day. New Orleans, LA. March 2014
  • ASSH Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA October 2013
  • AO Basic Fracture Course. Sun Valley, ID. March 2011 
 ACTIVITIES:
7/2010 - 11/2013 Perform Pre-participation Physicals for High school & Collegiate Athletes

Pittsburgh, PA

2005 - 2009

Private Percussion Teacher

  • Teach private drum lessons in many different styles of music and techniques Farmington, CT
2006 - 2009

Director of Orthopaedic Scholars
Farmington, CT

  • Elected by peers to organized & facilitate 4 meetings per year with guest speakers, student research and hands on workshops for medical students interested in orthopedics.
 INTERESTS:
 
  • Studies in drum set & percussion since age nine.
  • Golf, Tennis, Skiing, Fishing, Cooking, Kitesurfing, & photography.