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Ioannis Christos Zouzias, MD

Ioannis C. Zouzias, MD FAAOS

is an attending orthopedic surgeon at Winthrop University Hospital who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital. During his training at Columbia University he completed a research fellowship in the Columbia University Trauma Training Center.

Adam N. Wilson, MDHe was elected to be chief orthopedic surgery resident during his final year of training at Columbia University. He then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles where he assisted in the care of multiple professional sports teams including the L.A. Dodgers, the Lakers, and Kings, as well as local high school and college teams. He has also served as one of the physicians for the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl game and the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open. His post-residency training focused on both surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat shoulder, elbow, hip and knee disorders in athletes of all levels, from teenagers playing organized sports to weekend warriors and elite athletes. Dr. Zouzias has also published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented his research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Meeting.

Dr. Zouzias performs shoulder, elbow, hip and knee reconstructive procedures including total shoulder replacements, and arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, ACL reconstruction, and hip labral repairs.


  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.
  • Residency: Columbia University-New York Presbyterian, New York, New York Fellowship.
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, California.

Board Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 

Academic & Hospital Appointments

Attending Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Arthroscope Association of North America (AANA)


  • Zouzias J, Levine WN. Diagnosis and Management of Latissimus Dorsi, Teres Major Pectoralis Minor, Short Head Biceps/Coracobrachialis, Triceps and Deltoid Tendon Ruptures. In A. Miniaci and J.P. Iannoti (Eds.), Disorders of the Shoulder, Diagnosis and Management: Sports Injuries 3rd Edition Volume 2 (pp. 381-388). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2014.
  • Raskolnikov D, White NJ, Swart E, Zouzias IC, Rosenwasser MP. Volar plate capsulodesis for metacarpophalangeal hyperextension with Basal joint arthritis. Am J Orthop. 2014 Aug;43(8):354-8.
  • Zouzias IC, Byram IR, Shillingford JN, Levine, WN. A primer for physical examination of the elbow. Phys Sportsmed. 2012 Feb;40(1):51-61
  • Zouzias IC, Doft MA, Uzumcugil A, Rosenwasser MP. Treatment of Hyperextension Deformity of the Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint in Basal Joint Arthritis: A novel technique based on an anatomic study. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2011 Jun;15(2):119-24
  • Holger EC, Zouzias IC, Rosenwasser, MP. Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction at the baseball Pitcher’s elbow. Hand Clin. 2009 Aug;25(3):339-46.