Dr. Richard D’Agostino Newly Appointed Medical Director At St. Anthony’s


Richard D’Agostino, M.D., Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, has been appointed medical director and team physician of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington. Dr.  D’Agostino is a recognized expert in sports medicine.

Dr. Richard D’Agostino was named Chairman of the new Department of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Francis Hospital in 2016. He has served as Chief of the Division of Orthopedics at St. Francis Hospital for the past 25 years. The department has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report and other national ratings groups.

D’Agostino earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident from 1986 to 1987. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery in 1988 at New England Baptist Hospital, an affiliate of Tufts University.
The highly regarded orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert has received numerous national and regional recognitions throughout his longstanding affiliation with St. Francis. He has been rated as one of Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors- Metro Area” every year since 2010, and has been ranked in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” list.
D’Agostino has made significant contributions to the St. Francis community over the years. He helped develop the Student Athlete Screening Program, which offers free cardiac screenings to high school students throughout Long Island and Queens. He serves on the hospital’s credentials, operating room, and products committees, as well as Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee.
He currently serves as president of the medical staff of St. Francis Hospital, and is Chief of the CHS Orthopedic Service Line for Nassau County.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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