Photo: Ernest N. Chisena, M.D.



Orthopaedic Trauma
Problem Fractures
Total Hip Reconstruction (Primary and Revision)
Total Joint Replacement
General Orthopaedics



Fellowship-trained trauma surgeon Dr. Ernest Chisena specializes in total hip reconstruction and revision as well as trauma and general orthopaedic care. Dedicated to providing patients with exceptional care, he works with each of his patients, discussing their injuries and conditions as well as the available treatment options, and together they form individualized treatment plans that meet their needs and goals.

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Chisena attended Wake Forest University for his Bachelor of Arts degree, where he was also distinguished with the Speas Award for being a top student. Afterward, he moved to New York to attend medical school in Brooklyn at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Albany Medical Center in Albany. After his residency, he elected to undergo additional training through an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at the University of Louisville and Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Chisena is available to see patients at our Albany location.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics With a Minor in Chemistry: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Doctor of Medicine: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship: University of Louisville and Norton Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • “Dr. Chisena was kind and compassionate and took the time to answer all my many questions. He was great.”
    – Angel F.
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  • “Very thorough explained what he found and the reason for the course of treatment. I felt comfortable asking questions and explanations were in layman’s terms. ”
    – Tammy W.
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  • “Dr. Chisena is a very pleasant physician with an excellent bedside manner. He listens to his patients and spends enough time explaining options with complete information. Thank you Dr. Chisena and your excellent staff for such excellent care and professionalism. ”
    – Nezhat S.
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