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Prof. Robert J. Strauch, MD

Prof. Robert J. Strauch, MD


Robert J. Strauch, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of hand, wrist and elbow problems in adults and children. He has a special interest in nerve problems of the upper extremity (including carpal tunnel syndrome) and in treating congenital hand disorders. The specialty of Hand Surgery melds together elements and principles of orthopedic, plastic, neurological and vascular surgery to restore and maximize hand and upper extremity function, whether wielding a jackhammer, throwing a baseball, or playing the violin.

Dr. Strauch has authored and co-authored numerous articles in the field of hand surgery and is actively engaged in basic and clinical research. He served as President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2006-2007.

Dr. Strauch has been included in the list of New York Magazine's and “Best Doctors in New York” in addition to being regularly listed in America's Top Doctors. He is also an accomplished amateur magician and has been known to entertain as well as to diagnose and treat his patients. Children, especially, actually look forward to a return office visit with the "magician".

Source : New York Presbyterian

New York, United States
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
English / Spanish


Work Experience

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Hand Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Orthopaedic Surgeon
New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY, USA


Fellowship, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
1991 to 1992
The Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Visiting Microsurgical Fellowship
Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
1990 to 1991
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA


Development and Validation of a Disease-Specific Questionnaire for Basal Joint Arthritis.
Journal of wrist surgery Read it here A Comparison of the Minimal-Touch Technique and the Eversion Technique for Microvascular Anastomosis in a Rat Model.
Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Read it here Caffeine Does Not Reduce Blood Flow Following Arterial Anastomosis in the Rat.
Journal of reconstructive microsurgery Read it here