Dr. Ragusa is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow reconstruction and sports medicine.
- He graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY and completed his medical education at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was elected to the National Osteopathic Scholastic Honor Society.
- He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency in the ACGME/AOA accredited program at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in Long Island, New York. There, he assisted the head team physicians in the orthopedic care for the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Champion New York Lizards. He was awarded Senior Orthopedic Resident of the Year and during his final year of training, he served as Co-Chief Resident in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
- He then went on to obtain advanced training in shoulder surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He was appointed to the faculty in the Division of Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and held clinical privileges at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received additional experience in complex elbow surgery as a visiting international fellow at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
- All of the patients that Dr. Ragusa treats first undergo a comprehensive evaluation, with most being managed with non-operative interventions such as physical therapy, cortisone injections and pain management. For the small percentage of patients that do require surgery, Dr. Ragusa performs a full spectrum of surgical procedures that range from arthroscopic surgery to complex revision arthroplasty reconstructions.