R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD PHD

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand, Elbow & Microvascular, Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma, more

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Center for Community Health at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

515 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown

51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn - Kings Highway

3417 Kings Highway
Floor 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11234
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About R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD PHD

R. Kumar Kadiyala, MD, PhD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the non-operative and operative treatment of chronic conditions and muskuloskeletal injuries affecting the hands, elbows, and shoulders in both adult and pediatric patients. He strongly believes that a surgeon's duty is to provide each and every patient with personalized treatment informed by the latest research and academic thinking.Before joining Columbia Orthopedics, Dr. Kadiyala led the hand surgery service at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Born in India and raised in Indiana, where his father was an economics professor at Purdue University, Dr. Kadiyala attended Stanford University, earning MD and PhD degrees in the school's prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program. While there, he received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance important molecular immunology and cancer research. He then completed a residency in orthopedics at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and fellowships in orthopedic trauma and hand/upper extremity surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Kadiyala completed another fellowship in adult reconstruction (hip and knee replacement) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.At the University of Iowa, he co-directed the shoulder and elbow service and conducted research on the molecular biology of peripheral nerve injuries. After that, he started his own practice in Miami.Dr. Kadiyala now lives in New York with his wife and children. He continues to serve patients as the Chief of the Orthopedic Service at New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital and as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center.

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Specialties & Expertise

  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Bones and Hand Fractures
  • Elbow/Shoulder Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Hand Disorder
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorder
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder/Elbow Surgery
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Wrist Surgery


  • Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC
  • Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

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