Michael Allan Cushner is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and licensed to practice in both South Carolina and New York. He has practiced in the New York area since 2001 and brings a wealth of experience and dedication to patient care. In addition to his work with the Orthopedic Department of Westchester Medical Group, Dr. Cushner is also Director of Community Orthopedics in the Beth Israel Hospital System and a committed physician for the US Amateur Boxing Association and the US Snowboard Team. His research interests include deep vein thrombosis treatment and prophylaxis, cartilage injuries and orthopedic blood management.
Dr. Cushner received his medical degree at University of Maryland School of Medicine where he was named the National Osteoporosis Foundation Student Fellow. After finishing a general surgery internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Cushner stayed on as an orthopedic resident from 1994-1998. In 1998 he was honored for his contributions to the field by the Medical University of SC with an Outstanding Achievement in Sports Medicine Award.
During his time at MUSC, Dr. Cushner also began exploring his research interests in deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and surgical blood loss. He co-published a number of articles with Dr. Richard Friedman, with whom he worked as an assistant for from 1995-1998 and Dr. Fred Cushner, who he continues to assist today.
Dr. Cushner moved to the South Tahoe Sports Medicine Group as a Trauma Fellow for seven months in 1999 and then to the Commonwealth Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Department of Loudoun County Hospital. In 2001 he was named Director of Continuum Orthopedics and Sports Medicines in the Beth Israel Hospital System. He held this position until 2006 when he was named Director of Community Orthopedics of Beth Israel.