Castle Connolly Top Doctors for Orthopedic Surgery in the NY Metro Area 2020

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April 2020 – EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. – Orthopedic Associates of Long Island ( is pleased to announce that four of its physicians have been selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors for Orthopedic Surgery in the New York Metro area for 2020. Dr. Lorenzo Gamez, foot and ankle surgeon; Dr. Steven Michael Puopolo, hand and upper extremity surgeon; Dr. Hayley R. Queller, primary care sports medicine physician; and Dr. Michael J. Sileo, sports medicine surgeon, were named to the list.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Castle Connolly as one of its Top Doctors,” said Dr. Sileo. “All of my fellow clinicians at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island bring the latest cutting-edge techniques, evidence-based practice, and true compassion to our patients every day.  An award like this means other physicians trust us for the orthopedic and sports medicine care of their patients and family members.”

The Castle Connolly Top Doctors are nominated by their peers for talent and expertise in their medical specialties.  A Castle Connolly physician-directed research team then reviews the credentials of each nominee. They give special scrutiny to medical education, training, board certification, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, years in practice and reputation, according to the organization’s website.

“To be recognized as a top sports medicine doctor among a group of very talented providers in the community is such an honor,” said Dr. Queller. “I am proud to see that my dedication to my profession has been recognized by not only my patients but my fellow physicians, as well.”


Dr. Gamez specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle care. He is a fellowship trained in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and provides the latest treatment options for all aspects of foot and ankle trauma, reconstruction and sports injuries. He is well versed in the latest technology including total ankle replacements, cartilage salvage techniques and ankle arthroscopy.


Dr. Puopolo specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist and elbow problems. He offers extensive experience in both traumatic and degenerative conditions. Special areas of interest include fractures and other traumatic injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid hand reconstruction, Dupuytren’s disease and tendon and ligament injuries. Dr. Puopolo offers minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery.


Dr. Queller specializes in the non-operative treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. She has a keen interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation from non-operative conditions and a particular interest in fracture care and concussion management. She serves as the Medical Co-Director of the OALI/St. Charles Hospital ThinkSMART! Concussion Management Program and helps ensure the most up to date management of concussion in more than 42 school districts in Suffolk County.


Dr. Sileo is dual board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatment of shoulder, hip, and knee injuries. He is an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Sileo’s practice emphasizes rehab and training to prevent injuries and applies the latest cutting-edge surgical techniques when appropriate.


Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a healthcare research, information, and publishing company whose mission since its inception more than two decades ago is to help consumers find independent, trusted information about quality healthcare and Top Doctors on both the regional and national levels.  The Castle Connolly Top Doctors® database is available on their website at, where focused healthcare consumers view more than 100 Million physician profiles annually.

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