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New Orthopedic Leadership at Mercy Medical Center

October 18th, 2019

Mercy Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services, has named Alexandre B. de Moura, MD, and Salvatore J. Corso, MD, co-directors of Orthopedic Surgery. Both doctors bring extensive experience and robust credentials to the service line.

“Orthopedics is a highly specialized area of medicine and I’m excited to have Drs. de Moura and Corso leading the specialty at Mercy. I’m confident that their proven track record of excellent care will be an asset to the hospital and the patients and families we serve,” said Mercy Medical Center President Peter Scaminaci.

  • de Moura is a board certified internationally recognized leader with advanced training in the bone and neurological disorders of the spine. He is the founder and medical director of the New York Spine Institute (NYSI) in Westbury, NY.

    “Mercy and NYSI’s shared vision to build an orthopedic and spine center of excellence will allow patients on Long Island to stay closer to home, and their families, when considering complex spine and orthopedic surgical intervention,” said Dr. de Moura.

    In addition to NYSI, Dr. de Moura also held clinical positions at Winthrop University Hospital and Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. de Moura is currently an assistant clinical professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NY Medical Center and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and North American Spine Society. Dr. de Moura earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Temple University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center. 
  • Corso is a board certified physician at NYSI specializing in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Corso has extensive knowledge in the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, including stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries and shin splints.

    “I’m confident that this new partnership will elevate not just our ability to offer cutting edge and the most current orthopedic treatment options, but  as well as reengage a level of excitement and certainty to patient seeking high quality orthopedic care across Long Island,” said Dr. Corso.

    Previously, Dr. Corso served as co-chief of orthopedics at Northwell’s Plainview Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Nassau County Medical Society. Dr. Corso earned his degree in medicine from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at the Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. Dr. Corso is also an assistant clinical professor at NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Orthopedics involves the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This includes all bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Orthopedic specialists care for people of all ages—from children who break bones playing soccer to the elderly suffering with arthritis. 

For more information about orthopedic surgery at Mercy Medical Center call 516-62-MERCY or 516-626-3729.