Dr. Aaron Insel: Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist

Board-Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Aaron Insel 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 orthopedic surgery training at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He did his fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook and learned from several world-renowned faculty and leaders in the field of hand surgery.

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 Section Chief of Hand Surgery at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. He is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Specializing In

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

• Cubital 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 or Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship

SUNY Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York


Sports Affiliation

  • Team Physician, Rye Country Day School Football Team

Professional Affiliations

  • Westchester County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Hospital Affiliations