George Zanaros, M.D.

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George Zanaros, M.D.
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (601 patient reviews and ratings)
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Total Shoulder Replacement & Revision, Trauma

Dr. George Zanaros is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. His area of expertise includes reconstruction and arthroscopic treatment of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries. He has special interest in total shoulder replacement surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and endoscopic carpal tunnel release. His practice includes general orthopaedics and orthopaedic trauma.

Dr. Zanaros is a native of the Capital Region and a graduate of Saratoga High School. He sees patients in our Albany and Saratoga office.

“Dr. Zanaros wasn’t in a hurry and helpfully answered all my questions. He also gave me advice that was not pushy or urgent but left the decision about surgery up to me.”

– Darius M.

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“Dr. Zanaros is impeccable.”

– Meghan B.

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“Dr. Zanaros is the most professional, knowledgeable, outstanding Doctor.”

– Kristin W.

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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Genetics: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)


  • "Top Orthopaedic Surgeons in New York" by America Top 10, 2013

Staff Appointments

  • Albany Medical Center: Clinical Assistant Professor

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Center for Advanced Ambulatory Surgery
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • St. Peter’s Hospital

Team Affiliations

  • University at Albany, State University of New York


(518) 489-2666


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