Pectus Treatment
Pectus Treatment
Dr. Lawrence Bodenstein is a general and thoracic pediatric surgeon with 25 years’ experience in the evaluation and management of pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum and other chest wall anomalies.

Lawrence Bodenstein, MD, PhD

Dr. Bodenstein has 25 years experience with the management of chest wall anomalies including pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum.  He is Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Northwell Health and founder and Co-Director of the Northwell Pediatric Chest Wall Program.  Prior to joining Northwell, Dr. Bodenstein was on the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine (3 years), Columbia University at the Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (13 years) and New York University at Langone Medical Center (8 years).

Dr. Bodenstein received B.A. and M.A. degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, a M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University.  He completed an internship and residency in General Surgery and a fellowship in Critical Care at Beth Israel Hospital (Boston) and a fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Babies’ Hospital of New York (currently Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian).

Dr. Bodenstein has been a Castle-Connally “Metro Area Best Doctor” for many years. As part of his commitment to improve the care of chest wall patients, he has designed instrumentation currently in use in the surgical correction of pectus excavatum.  He is also Principal Investigator of a study to determine the underlying genetic basis of chest wall anomalies.

Dr. Bodenstein may be reached directly through his Manhattan office at 646-455-8416 or via