Steven Rokito, M.D.

  • Medical Director/Team Physician


Dr. Rokito is the Division Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health. He is the physician leader of the Sports Medicine Executive Committee for Northwell Health.  He is also an Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell.

Dr. Rokito completed his doctorate at Boston University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency at NYU Langone – Hospital for Joint Diseases, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Southern California.   He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.  He is also Sports Medicine Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of America (AANA).

Dr. Rokito has been in practice for over 20 years and his philosophy of patient care is “empathic care with expertise.”  His patient population ranges from “little leaguers to professionals” and “adolescents to seniors.”  His clinical interests are acute traumatic, overuse, and degenerative conditions of the shoulder, elbow and knee using nonoperative and state of the art operative treatment, when necessary.   Common shoulder conditions treated include, but are not limited to, instability problems, rotator cuff, and arthritis.  Common elbow conditions treated are tendinopathies and tendon and ligament ruptures.  Common knee conditions treated include meniscus tears, ligament ruptures, articular cartilage injuries and arthritis.

He participates in clinical research and his work has led to publications in peer reviewed journals and multiple presentations at regional, national, and international meetings.  He is a frequent instructor at AANA meetings and teaches the latest techniques to orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Rokito has been an associate team orthopaedist for the New York Islanders for the past 10 years, as well as the head team physician for the Long Island Ducks for the past 20 years.  He also oversees the Northwell Health Sports Medicine Program which provides coverage and certified athletic trainers to 13 local high schools.  In addition, Dr. Rokito was most recently the recipient of the 2019 Achievement in Orthopaedics Award at Northwell Health.