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Kenneth Mroczek, MD

Kenneth Mroczek, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in ankle and foot disorders. He is an Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine and Director of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle Center. He has served as the Chief of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the NYU Langone Department of Orthopedic Surgery which includes the Langone Orthopedic Hospital, formerly known as the Hospital for Joint Diseases, for over 15 years. Dr. Mroczek, a recognized expert, has lectured nationally and locally and is actively involved in teaching residents and medical students.


He is fellowship trained in sports medicine, arthroscopy and foot and ankle surgery. This unique combination of special...

ized training gives him an exceptional skill set to treat a full range of conditions from fractures, sports related injuries, degenerative arthritis, tendon disorders, deformities and limb threatening complications from diabetes.


If you have sustained a fracture or traumatic injury and have been told that you may require surgery, Dr. Mroczek can usually see you within 1-2 business days for a full evaluation and determination if you in fact require surgery. Please call (212) 263-3490 to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Mroczek has been a consultant to the New York Mets and New York Islanders. He has treated athletes on the professional, collegiate and amateur level. As a physician who is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy, he understands the importance of peak performance and his goal is for the athlete to return to their pre-injury level. When appropriate, Dr. Mroczek incorporates arthroscopic or minimally invasive surgery which can limit soft-tissue trauma and decrease recovery time. He is an expert in ankle cartilage, tendon and ligament injuries utilizing cutting edge technology such as stem cells, cartilage transplant and regenerative techniques.


Degenerative conditions such as arthritis and tendon tears can result is deformity, pain and dysfunction that can severely limit activity. Proper treatment of theses conditions can restore a patient’s quality of life. His philosophy is patient center care understanding that each patient is unique. He explains both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, if applicable, and believes in shared decision making with patients. Ankle arthritis, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and flatfoot deformities are a few of the more common conditions he treats.


The biggest fear of a patient with diabetes is loss of a limb. Dr. Mroczek has extensive treatment in limb salvage and reconstruction, specifically in respect to Charcot Neuroarthropathy. As Director of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle Center, his team approach gives the patient the best chance of success when other clinicians may have recommended amputation.


Patient safety is paramount to Dr. Mroczek. He is a member of the Quality Assurance Council within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. The NYU Langone Medical Center has been voted #1 in overall patient safety and quality among 102 leading academic medical centers across the nation numerous times by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC).

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