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Aaron Insel, MD

Chief, Hand Surgery, Montefiore New Rochelle


Aaron Insel, MD is fellowship-trained in hand & upper extremity surgery and specializes in both conservative and operative treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a hand surgery fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook.

He is skilled in several of the most advanced and minimally invasive procedures including Xiaflex® injections to treat Dupuytren’s disease, endoscopic carpal tunnel release as well as wrist arthroscopy. He also specializes in microsurgical reconstruction of injured nerves and blood vessels in the hand and upper extremity.

He treats patients of all ages from children with congenital trigger thumb to elderly individuals with arthritic joints. His particular interests include treating fractures, reconstructing arthritic joints of the shoulder, elbow and fingers, peripheral nerve disorders and tendinopathies. However, his orthopaedic surgery training makes him well equipped to treat a wide range of orthopaedic injuries apart from those affecting the upper extremity.

Dr. Insel currently serves as the Chief of Hand Surgery at Montefiore New Rochelle. He is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).


  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger fingers
  • Finger fractures
  • Wrist fractures
  • Elbow fractures
  • Arm fractures
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Microsurgical reconstruction & replantation of severed digits
  • Thumb arthritis
  • Finger arthritis
  • Wrist arthritis
  • Shoulder arthritis & shoulder replacement surgery


  • Medical Degree – University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut
  • Surgical Internship – University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship – SUNY Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York