About Dr. Garroway
A fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Robert Y. Garroway, M.D., a board-certified orthopedist, has fellowship training in sports medicine, hand surgery, and arthroscopic surgery.Read More
- South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY
- Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, Valley Stream, NY
- Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Surgery Center Affiliations
- South Shore Ambulatory Center, Lynbrook, NY
- Center for Advanced Medicine Surgery Center, New Hyde Park, NY
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomate
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- New York State Orthopaedic Society
- Medical Society of the State of New York
- Nassau Surgical Society
- Nassau Academy of Medicine
Licensures & Certifications
- New York State
- Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1977
- Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center of New York, New York, NY, 1978
- Orthopedic Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 1982
- Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopaedic Research of Virginia, VA, 1982
- Hands and Sports Medicine, University of Virginia, VA, 1983
New York Metro Top doctor award for 10 years 2015
Universtiy of Virginia
In appreciation for your contribution to the Sports Medicine Conference
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Continued commitment and dedication over 35 years (1983 -2015).
Why did you want to start a career in orthopedics?
I went into orthopedics because I liked helping people and solving problems. Fixing patients' bones and joints is gratifying, challenging, and fun. At age 16, I broke my leg skiing and was casted for five months. That gave me an introduction to my future career. I am also very proud to have a grandfather (Nathan Palley, M.D.) who was a Brooklyn orthopedist in the early 1940s.
What has been your favorite part about working at Orlin & Cohen?
Orlin & Cohen has allowed me to practice in up-to-date facilities and share opinions and camaraderie with many specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons.
What do you do in your free time, when you’re not seeing patients?
My hobbies include playing tennis and swimming, and my whole family enjoys watching the U.S. Open.