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NYSI Physician to Lead Orthopedics at Mercy Medical Center

NYSI Physician to Lead Orthopedics at Mercy Medical Center

By: Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D. FAAOS

Meet Alexandre B. de Moura, MD, an internationally recognized leader in spinal wellness, who founded New York Spine Institute located in Westbury as a means for bringing his affiliation with NYU Hospital for Joint Disease and other world renown specialists home to Long Island.

NY Spine Institute (NYSI) doctor Alexandre B. de Moura, MD has been named director of Orthopedic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services. De Moura brings extensive experience and robust credentials to the medical center.

Dr. de Moura, the founder and medical director of the NYSI, is a board-certified, AN internationally recognized leader with advanced training in bone and neurological disorders of the spine. 

“NYSI has built a comprehensive, state-of-the-art practice that delivers high-quality care spanning all aspects of orthopedic and spinal medicine. We are proud to bring this expertise to Mercy Medical Center through a shared vision to build an orthopedic and spine Center of Excellence,” said Dr. de Moura.

In addition to NYSI, Dr. de Moura is currently an assistant clinical professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NY Medical Center and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and North American Spine Society.  He also held clinical positions at Winthrop University Hospital and Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. de Moura earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Temple University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. de Moura currently resides in Garden City, NY.

“Orthopedics is a highly specialized area of medicine, and I’m excited to have Drs. de Moura leading the team at Mercy. I’m confident that his proven track record of excellent care will help elevate Mercy as a leading institution for orthopedics,” said Mercy Medical Center President Peter Scaminaci.

Orthopedics involves the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This includes all bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Orthopedic specialists care for people of all ages—from children who break bones playing soccer to the elderly suffering from arthritis.

About New York Spine Institute (NYSI)

The mission of NYSI is to provide the highest quality medical care for every orthopedic and spinal disorder. This is accomplished through advanced treatment methods. NYSI stresses conservative care such as physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as interventional pain management. If deemed necessary, our world-class surgeons will recommend the most appropriate surgical intervention to restore the quality of life. NYSI is headquartered in Westbury, NY and has 10 locations throughout Long Island, New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Westchester and Orange County. Learn more at

About Mercy Medical Center

Celebrating more than 100 years, Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, as well as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Mercy is also the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and consecutive Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. And, in recognition of the value it places on superior nursing care, Mercy has the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Mercy provides comprehensive medical and surgical care and is a leader in minimally-invasive surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine and neurosurgery, in-patient acute rehabilitation, diagnostic and interventional radiology, maternity and newborn services and women’s health. Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® is a registered trademark of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Used by permission of ASMBS. All rights reserved.