Dr. Alana Sigmund was born and raised in Flushing, Queens. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Spanish and Biological Basis of Behavior, graduating magna cum laude in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN). She received her MD degree, graduating in 2005, also from UPENN in Philadelphia, PA. Her internship year and two residency years in internal medicine were completed at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She then joined New York University Medical Center serving as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and at the Hospital for Joint Diseases as an Attending Physician in internal medicine.
Dr. Sigmund has had a long-standing academic and clinical interest in perioperative medicine and high-quality care. Her research into preoperative stress testing and postoperative management of arthroplasty patients has appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine, The Journal of Arthroplasty and most recently in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
In 2016, Dr. Sigmund was named the Medical Director for Arthroplasty at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). In her role as the Medical Director, she oversees the medical care of postoperative arthroplasty patients by attending daily medical rounds. Rounds provide physician assistants, nurses, care managers and physical therapists the opportunity to collaborate in order to provide excellent care for arthroplasty patients. In addition, Dr. Sigmund is actively involved in HSS committees and work groups shaping policies around medical care and management of arthroplasty patients to ensure the best possible outcome for patients.
Dr. Sigmund was appointed to the Society of Hospital Medicine Research committee in 2016 and is an active member.