Seth S. Greenky, M.D.

The Clinical Experience

Specializing in Adult Reconstruction including Total Joint Replacement, Sports Injuries, and Fracture Care.

Dr. Seth Greenky has been an active surgeon and lecturer in the field of joint arthroplasty for 24 years. As associate professor in orthopedics at Upstate Medical University, Dr. Greenky has trained over 109 surgeons in the art of joint arthroplasty, while co-directing The Joint Replacement Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

The Benefit of Experience: Dr. Greenky has implanted more than 7700 joint implants over the last 24 years and currently offers nearly 500 new patients implants each year. The Joint Replacement Program at the Center for Orthopedic & Spine Care at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which he co-directs, is the most active program in Central New York.

Dr. Seth S. Greenky, M.D.
Seth S. Greenky, M.D.

Orthopaedic Fellowship Training

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland, Ohio
    July 1988 – June 1989  

Orthopaedic Residency Training

  • SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    July 1984 – June 1989  

General Surgical Training

  • SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
    Department of General Surgery
    July 1983 – June 1984  

 

Education  

Medical School:

SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Syracuse, New York
Doctor of Medicine, 1983

College:

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 1978

High School:

Nichols School
Buffalo, New York
Diploma, 1974

Post Graduate Training

Fellowship:

Adult Reconstructive Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio
July 1988 to June 1989

Residency:

SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chairman-Dr. David Murray
July 1984 to June 1988

Internship:

SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Department of General Surgery
July 1983 to June 1984

Practice

Syracuse Orthopedics Specialists, P.C.
5719 Widewaters Parkway
Syracuse, New York 13214
May 2002 to Present

University Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Syracuse, New York
June 1989 to May 2002

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1985
    SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

  • Pendleton Award, 1976-1977
    Northwestern University
    Outstanding Academic Achievement (character and athletic accomplishments)

  • Performance Award, 1974-1978
    Northwestern University
    Outstanding Athletic Performance

  • American Red Cross Hometown Heroes Award: Blood Donor Category 2010

Scholarships

  • Northwestern University Athletic Scholarship 1974-1978
  • Pendleton Award Stipend, 1977-1978

Diplomat

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1991, 2001, 2010

Hospital & Academic Appointments

  • Section Chairman, Orthopedics
    St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, 2005 to present

  • Co-Director, Joint Replacement Program
    St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, 1998 to present

  • Associate Professor, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Co-Executive Director, Operation Walk Syracuse

Hospital Privileges

  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, 1998-present
  • Crouse Hospital, 1988-present
  • Community General Hospital, 1990-present
  • SUNY Health Science Center, 1988-present

Societies

  • Knocker Society, SUNY Health Science Center, 1982-present
  • American Medical Association, 1983-present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1983-present
  • Ohio State Medical Society, 1988-1991
  • Syracuse Medical Alumni Association, 1998-present
  • New York State Medical Society, 1988-present
  • Onondaga County Medical Society, 1988-present
  • Arthritis Foundation Board Member, 1990-1992
  • Eastern Orthopedic Association, 1990-present
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2000-present

Publications

  • Kovach, J., Werner, F., Palmer, A., Greenky, S., et al.: Biomechanical Analysis of Internal Fixation Techniques for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis, J Hand 4:562-566, 1986.
  • Greenky, S., Albanese, S., et al.: Isthmic Spondylolysis and Herniated Nucleus Pulposis. Abstract presented at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. May, 1997
  • Greenky, S., Palmer, A., Fatti, J., Mosher, J.: The Long-Term Results of Swanson Silicone Rubber Interpositional Wrist Arthroplasty. Abstract presented at the British Hand Society. November, 1987
  • Baker, B., Greenky, S., et al.: Bone Screw Optimization in the Modified Bristow Procedure of Anterior Dislocation of the Shoulder. Poster Session Orthopedic Research Society 34th Annual Meeting. February, 1988.
  • Bordon, L., Greenky, S.; Reconstruction of the Difficult Acetabulum in Primary Total Hip Replacement. In M. Steinbert, Ed.: The Hip and Its Disorders, 1991. W. B. Saunders Co.
  • Greenky, S., Bordon, L., Stulberg, B., Wilde, A.: The Long Term Fate of Structural Acetabular Allografts. Submitted for publication.
  • The Road to Orthopedics
  • Joint MD-RN team drives results for an orthopedic service line model

Presentations

Review of Initial Results Using the PCA Knee

  • Alumni Day Presentation, SUNY Health Science Center, May 1985

Orthopedic Grand Rounds, SUNY Health Science Center:

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries, 1984
  • Chondromalacia Patellae, 1985
  • Fracture Eponyms and their Origins, 1985
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Hip, 1986
  • Acetabular Protrusio, 1986
  • Anatomy and Surgical Approaches of the Hip, 1987
  • Nuts and Bolts of External Fixation, the Extremities, 1987
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Overview, 1987
  • Distal Radius Fractures, 1988
  • Acetabular Reconstruction, 1989

Orthopedic Grand Rounds, The Cleveland Clinic:

  • Aseptic Loosening of Total Hip Arthroplasties, 1988
  • Reconstruction of Difficult Primary Acetabulum in Total Hip Arthroplasties, 1989

Rheumatology Grand Rounds Presentation, SUNY Health Science Center:Recent Advances in Total Joint Arthroplasty, The Hip, 1989

19th Family Practice Refresher Course, St. Joseph’s Hospital and SUNY HealthScience Center at Syracuse: “Arthritis: When Medicine is Ineffective,” 1990

Course Chairman and Faculty Arthritis Seminar: “Much to Do About Arthritis,” 1990

Faculty Member “Medicine in the Courtroom,” sponsored by the NYSBA, Syracuse, 1990

New York State Post Anesthesia Nurses Association Seminar, “Overview of PerioperativeCare of Orthopedic Surgical Patients,” 1992

AO/ASIF Continuing Orthopedic Education Conference and Motor Skills Workshop forOperating Room Personnel, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, “Principal of Lag Screw 3.5mm/4.5mm and Open Fracture and External Fixator,” 1992

Skills Workshop for Operating Room Personnel, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, New York: “Principles of Lag Screw 3.5mm/4.5mm” and “Open Fracture and External Fixator,” 1992

Arthritis Foundation Forum “Research Developments in Arthritis Surgery,” Syracuse, 1993

Schwartz Center Rounds “Orthopedic Surgery and the Frail Elderly Patient”, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, October 2, 2009

CME Presentation, “The Language of Fractures,” St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse October 27, 2009

39Th Family Medicine Refresher Course, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse: “Orthopedic Problems for the Family Practitioner,” 2010.

Managing Today’s OR Suite, Orlando, Florida: “Development of a Co-Managed Orthopedic Service Line,” September 29, 2010

Research

  • Summer fellowship attempting to devise more accurate means of intrapleural pressure measurement with Michael Jastremski, MD, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, June 1980-September 1980
  • The Effects of Insecticides on Lymphocyte Activity with Howard Park, MD, Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, 1978-1979
  • The Effect of Ultraviolet Lighting on the Rate of Infection in Total Joint Arthroplasty with Brett Greenky, MD, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, 2010 in progress
  • The Systematic Recall of a Hip Replacement Device: A Preliminary Report of Clinical and Radiological Results, 2011 in progress
  • Multicenter Trial of the Continuum Ceramic Bearing System in Total Hip Arthroplasty (Zimmer) 2013 in progress
  • Prospective Multi-Center Evaluation of 8 Year Metal Ion Trends for the Pinnacle MoM System Used in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (DePuy) 2013 in progress
  • Restoration Anatomic Dual Mobility (ADM) X3 Acetabular System Outcomes Study with Brett Greenky, MD (Stryker) 2013 in progress
  • Clinical Follow-up of ASR Patients Post-Recall with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA; multicenter, international study 2013 in progress