Dr. Joshua Pletka is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with Subspeciality Board Certification in Hand Surgery. He specializes in the surgical treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY training Orthopaedic residents and Hand Surgery Fellows over a 6 year period. He was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Upstate University at Community General, overseeing 20+ surgeon from different groups. He performed almost 3000 surgeries during his time ranging from complex shoulder reconstructions to hand replantation, as well as routine hand to shoulder surgeries, both open and arthroscopic.
Dr. Pletka completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, designated as “the National Hand Center” by the United States Congress. He was involved in the care of professional athletes from the Baltimore Ravens, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Nationals. Prior to this training, he completed an Orthopaedic residency at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, the #1 NIH funded institution for Orthopaedics.