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NYU Langone Provider

Mara Karamitopoulos, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Treats: Children
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-598-6624
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I never imagined a career in orthopedics—I went to medical school intending to be an obstetrician and deliver babies for a living! I had great mentors when I first entered medical school: they pushed me to consider orthopedic surgery. It is one of the few fields in medicine where you can often see immediate results to problems, and that was very gratifying. I have always loved working with kids, which makes pediatric orthopedics such a great fit. There’s nothing like getting a handmade drawing from a child you’ve helped.

As a pediatric orthopedist, I see a little bit of everything, from kids with sports injuries and fractures to children born with hip or foot issues. Parents regularly seek advice on developmental issues, such as feet turning inward (toeing-in). I also treat very complex conditions in young people, some of whom come to us from very far away. At least half of my practice is focused on the care of children with cerebral palsy and other brain or nervous system conditions that cause a motor disability or delay.

I specialize in neuromuscular hip reconstruction, a type of surgery to correct hip dislocation in children who have cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular conditions. I also perform single-event multilevel surgery to correct multiple musculoskeletal issues at once in children and young adults with cerebral palsy.

Most families seek out a surgeon to help improve a child’s quality of life. The more complicated the case, the more essential it is to figure out what’s important to the family and the patient. Am I improving your child’s quality of life by doing a procedure, or am I harming their quality of life by not doing a procedure? If there’s a choice, we talk about it, and if the child can engage in the conversation in an age-appropriate way, all the better. An X-ray doesn’t tell you the whole story. Communication is paramount.

At the Center for Children, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, we provide outpatient care for children recovering from an injury or managing an orthopedic, musculoskeletal, or neuromuscular condition. Our orthopedists, neurologists, and physical therapists work as a team. My ability to care for children with complex conditions is so much richer because of this level of multidisciplinary care. As director of both the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and the Center for Children, I am committed to expanding our excellent programs and facilities, especially for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy.

Much of my research focuses on access to care and social determinants of health. As I learned early in life, when my grandmother passed away from a brain tumor, if you don’t speak English and you don’t have people who can advocate for your care, symptoms can be missed—or misdiagnosed. That experience drew me into medicine and sparked my interest in public health. Today, getting care to kids—wherever they are, whatever they need—is what drives me.

Conditions and Treatments

  • abnormal gait
  • acetabular dysplasia
  • achilles injury
  • achilles tendonitis
  • achondroplasia
  • ankle fracture
  • ankle injuries
  • ankle pain
  • ankle strain
  • ankle tendinitis
  • arm fracture
  • arthrogryposis
  • brittle bone disease
  • cerebral palsy
  • congenital clubfoot
  • developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • elbow injury
  • elbow sprains & strains
  • femoral anteversion
  • finger fracture
  • flat feet
  • foot & ankle sprains
  • foot deformity
  • foot fracture
  • foot pain
  • ganglion cysts
  • growth disorder
  • growth plate
  • hand deformity
  • hand fracture
  • hand injury
  • hip & pelvic fractures
  • hip dislocation
  • hip dysplasia
  • hip injury
  • knee cartilage injuries
  • knee injury
  • knee ligament tear
  • knee sprains & strains
  • knock knees child
  • kyphosis with lordosis
  • leg length discrepancy in child
  • legg-calvé-perthes disease
  • limb abnormality
  • limb length inequality
  • little league shoulder
  • meniscus tear
  • metatarsus adductus
  • muscle strain
  • muscular dystrophy
  • neuromuscular disorder
  • nonhealing fractures
  • osgood-schlatter disease
  • osteomyelitis
  • patella fractures
  • short stature
  • shoulder injury
  • slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • sports injury
  • stress fractures
  • tarsal coalition
  • tibial torsion
  • toeing-in
  • trigger finger
  • winged scapula
  • wrist fracture
  • wrist injury
  • wry neck
  • ankle tendon lengthening
  • bloodless surgery
  • bone lengthening
  • infant hip ultrasound
  • leg/ankle tendon lengthening

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 2013
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Alfred I duPont Hospital, Pediatric Orthopedic, 2011
  • Residency, Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), 2010
  • Residency, Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), 2009
  • MD from Jefferson Medical College, 2005

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage
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    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
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    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Anthem BCBS Health Plus
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
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    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 3
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 4
    • BCBS Healthplus Gatekeeper exchange
    • BCBS Healthplus Mediblue Advantage
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Child Health Plus NY
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Medicaid Managed Care NY
    • BCBS Healthplus Special Needs
    • Empire Mediblue Healthplus Dual
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Anthem BCBS CT PPO
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    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS Florida Blue Care HMO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Medicare PPO
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    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
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    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
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    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
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    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Great West HMO
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • MVP-Cigna Network
    • Wellfleet-NYU Student
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Bridge
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care EPO
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Small Group
    • Emblem Select Care HMO
    • Emblem Select Care PPO
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Small Group
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    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
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    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Platinum Exchange
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    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
    • Wellcare by Fidelis Care Medicare
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Humana
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare Supplement
    • HIP POS
    • HIP PPO
    • HIP Prime Basic Exchange
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Bronze Exchange
    • HIP Prime Catastrophic Exchange
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Gold Exchange
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Platinum Exchange
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP Prime Silver Exchange
    • HIP VIP Medicare Bold
    • HIP VIP Medicare Prime
    • Vytra HMO
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Hotel Trades Council
    • Hotel Trades Council
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Longevity Health Plan
    • Longevity Health Plan Medicare
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
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    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Goldcare
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan, Excelsior Plan, NY Student Employee Health Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • River Spring Health Plan
    • River Spring Medicare HMP SNP
  • Sedgwick WTC
    • World Trade Center - Sedgwick
  • Senior Whole Health
    • Senior Whole Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • UMR
    • Unite Healthcare (NY University Care Plan)
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Simon
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Golden Rule Insurance
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Healthscope
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Nexus
    • United Healthcare Nexus (Amex Employees)
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Student Resources (NYU)
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
    • VA CCN Optum
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Village Care
    • VillageCare
  • WTC Health Program
    • NY Fire Department - WTC
    • WTC Health Program
  • Wellcare
    • WellCare Medicare
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NYU Langone Orthopedic Surgery-Rutherford Place

240 East 18th Street, Suite 21, New York, NY 10003

Joseph S. & Diane H. Steinberg Ambulatory Care Center-Cobble Hill

70 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bay Ridge

6740 Fourth Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

“Becoming a parent has really informed the way I look at family situations and the questions I ask.”

Mara Karamitopoulos, MD Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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301 East 17th Street

4th Floor, Office 406

New York, NY 10003





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