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Daphne E. Pinkas, MD

Daphne E. Pinkas MD

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified: Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English, Spanish

General Info

Medical School/Degree: M.D. - University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Hospital Affiliations: Nyack Hospital

Prior Experience: Lakeland Regional Health - Lakeland, FL

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery - Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Fellowship: Orthopedic Adult Reconstruction - Shoulder and Elbow - William Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI

Graduate: Health Evaluations Sciences Graduate Program - Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

Clinical Interests:

Shoulder and elbow surgery in patients of all ages -  from fractures to arthroscopy, to joint replacement

Year Joined: 2018

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

I was always interested in science, but my desire to be a doctor came after my childhood friend lost her battle with cancer.  I was deeply impacted by how much her doctors' care affected and empowered her.  My goal as a physician is to provide my patients with excellent care at every level and to treat each person with care and respect.  Orthopaedic issues can be very debilitating, and each patient’s individual needs and goals of treatment can vary tremendously.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

Orthopaedic surgery is an extremely rewarding field because as a doctor I can help to restore a patient's function and improve their daily life.  In medical school I became fascinated by the musculoskeletal system and the incredible ability of the human body to heal and recover after seemingly devastating injuries.  I chose Orthopaedics because I wanted to focus on helping patients get back to whatever activities they love to do, and to maintain their independence as much as possible without pain.

How do you connect with your patients?

I connect with my patients by speaking to them about their lives - every patient is different and has different needs and expectations.  I try to learn about them personally to determine what treatment path is best for them as an individual.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

Outside of the office I enjoy cooking, photography, hiking, jogging, and bike riding.  I love to spend quality time with friends and family, including pets. 

What is your advice for your patients?

My advice to everyone is to try to stay active as much as possible.


2 Centerock Road
West Nyack, New York 10994
P: 845.348.1100