Medical SchoolUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 2005 InternshipAlbany Medical Center, Albany, NY 2005-2006 ResidencyAlbany Medical Center, Albany, NY 2006-2010 FellowshipCenter for Orthopaedic Research and Education in Phoenix, AZ with continued training in hip arthroscopy at Rush University Medical Center under Dr. Shane Nho. 2010-2011 Board CertificationsBoard Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Hip, Knee, Sports medicine
Dr. Suslak is a fellowship-trained, board-certified specialist in orthopaedic sports medicine, including arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee, and hip, and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder. An author of
numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters, he is committed to advancing orthopaedic surgery through ongoing research. Dr. Suslak has worked with professional sports teams including the Texas Rangers.
Dr. Suslak grew up in Central New Jersey and graduated as the valedictorian of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School. He pursued his bachelor's degree at Cornell University and received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Suslak graduated from medical school with distinction, receiving multiple academic awards including the New Jersey Medical School Class of 1969 scholarship, Abdol H. Islami, MD academic scholarship, and the Joseph M. Blum, MD academic scholarship. He completed his internship and orthopaedic residency training at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.
Dr. Suslak completed his fellowship at the distinguished Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education in Phoenix, AZ. During his fellowship, he received extensive training in advanced sports medicine procedures including arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repairs of the shoulder, arthroscopic procedures of the hip joint, total shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements. Dr. Suslak also gained proficiency in arthroscopic procedures of the knee including meniscal tears, ACL and PCL reconstruction and cartilage restoration procedures. Additionally, Dr. Suslak worked with the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team and its minor league affiliates in the Arizona Fall League. He also served as team physician for multiple local high schools in the Phoenix area.
Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Suslak chose to extend his knowledge and training in hip arthroscopy at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center under Dr. Shane Nho. While at Rush, he focused on advanced hip arthroscopy procedures for the treatment of femoracetabular impingement, labral tears, and hip joint preservation techniques.
Dr. Suslak remains active in research and helps to promote advancements in orthopaedic surgery. He has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is currently involved in research on shoulder biomechanics, reverse total shoulder replacements, and advanced techniques in hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Suslak returned to the Albany area to join OrthoNY with a specific interest in the treatment of athletic injuries, arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, knee, and hip, and shoulder replacement surgery.
In addition to orthopaedics Dr. Suslak enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and participating in athletic activities including skiing, hiking and golf.
Dr. Suslak started his practice at Northeast Orthopaedics in September 2011. He was awarded the "Physician of the Year" award in 2013 from the nurses at Albany Memorial Hospital.
Forms and Document made available by Dr. Suslak
- ACL Rehabilitation
- ACL Rehabilitation with Meniscal Repair
- Exercise list post op hip arthroscopy
- Massive Rotator Cuff Repair Rehabilitation
- Menisectomy or Debridement
- Post operative hip arthroscopy PT
- Rotator Cuff Repair Rehabilitation
- Shoulder Arthroscopy Rehabilitation
- Shoulder Posterior Stabilization Rehabilitation
- Shoulder SLAP or Labral Repair Rehabilitation
- Post-operative Knee Arthroscopy
- Post-operative Hip Arthroscopy
- Post-Operative Rehabilitation Guidelines for MPFL Reconstruction
- Post-Operative Rehabilitation Guidelines for Meniscal Repair
- Post-Operative Rehabilitation Guidelines for Shoulder Anterior Stabilization
- Post-Operative Rehabilitation Guidelines for Achilles Tendon Repair