Richard S. Gilbert, M.D.

Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon

I am a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.  I received a bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai School.  I completed my residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine.

I am the Chief of the Hand Service at Syosset Hospital, Director at Northwell Health, and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Zucker School Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

My specialty interest is in the treatment and reconstruction of fractures, soft tissue injuries, and neuropathies involving the hand and upper extremity.  I employ both traditional and the most advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopic carpal tunnel release, minimally invasive fracture repair, and small joint arthroscopy.

I am a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand. I am the Immediate Past President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, and I previously served as President, Vice President and Secretary. I have published medical articles and presented at regional and national orthopedic conferences on conditions related to the hand and upper extremity. I have performed funded research related to the hand and upper extremity. I have received numerous awards and honors, including Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Magazine Best Doctors, New York Times Super Doctors, Newsday Top Doctors on Long Island, Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly America’s Most Honored Doctors, Patients’ Choice Award and Most Compassionate Doctor.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Gilbert enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, and two dogs.  He enjoys exercising and is an avid Yankee and Ranger fan.

Dr. Gilbert's Credentials


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD

The Johns Hopkins University, BA


Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship

Yale Hand & Upper Extremity Center

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center

General Surgery Internship

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Board Certifications

Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

Fellow of the American academy of Orthopaedic surgeons

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Diplomate of The National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic & Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Hand Service, Syosset Hospital
  • Director, Northwell Health
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Hospital Affiliations

  • Syosset Hospital
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
  • Plainview Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Honors & Awards

Top Doctors - Castle Connolly

New York Metro Area and Regional

Best Doctors

New York Magazine

Super Doctors

New York Times

Top Doctors - On Long Island


Best Doctors In America


America's Most Honored Doctors

Castle Connolly