About Me

Conditions and Treatments

hand surgery, wrist surgery, ligament reconstruction, nerve surgery, nerve decompression, elbow surgery, orthopedic surgery, ganglion cyst, dislocated wrist, elbow fracture, wrist fracture, hand fracture, shoulder injury, trigger finger, wrist injury, de Quervain syndrome, ulnar nerve compression, clavicle fracture, fracture nonunion, tendinitis, tendon injury, shoulder fracture, Dupuytren's contracture, acromioclavicular sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand injury, finger fracture
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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 2013
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Hand Upper Extremity, 2011
  • Residency, Drexel University / Hahnemann University Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery, 2010
  • MD from Drexel University, 2010

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Locations and Appointments

Pelisyonkis Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 8U
New York, NY 10016



Rutherford Place

240 East 18th street
New York, NY 10003



Research My Research


Tendon injury and repair / reconstruction, carpal Instability, Ligament injury and repair / reconstruction, wrist arthritis, nerve injury and repair / reconstruction, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injury, trigger finger, ulnar nerve compression / cubital tunnel syndrome, fractures, labral tear / injury and repair, rotator cuff injury / tear and repair, Dupuytrens, tendonitis, Biceps injury / tear and repair, lateral epicondylitis / tennis elbow, medial epicondylitis / golfers elbow

Academic Contact

Academic office

NY Orthopedics, 159 East 74th Street

2nd Floor

New York, NY 10021





Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
represents one publication


  • Musculoskeletal injuries in yoga

    Klifto, C S; Bookman, J S; Kaplan, D J; Dold, A P; Jazrawi, L M; Sapienza, A

    Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases. 2018 Sep; 76(3):192-197

  • Klifto, Christopher S; Gandi, Sapan D; Sapienza, Anthony

    Journal of hand surgery (American volume). 2018 Aug 08; 43(8):755-761.e2

  • Hinds, Richard M; Montero-Lopez, Nicole; Brock, Kenneth; Adler, Ronald; Sapienza, Anthony; Capo, John T; Paksima, Nader

    Hand (New York, N.Y.). 2018 Jul 01; 1558944718787327-1558944718787327