Dr. Ratzan earned his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and completed medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1965. He completed his internship in General Surgery, a residency in General Surgery, and a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City between 1965 and 1972. During this time he spent two years in the U.S. Army, and served in Vietnam 1967-1968. Dr. Ratzan is Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. He is Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Southside Hospital in Bayshore, and St Luke’s Hospital, Columbia University division, NYC. Dr. Ratzan is Team Physician of Long Island Ducks Baseball Club and various Long Island high school teams. He has served as Orthopedic Consultant to the New York Yankees. He is a Police Surgeon for the NYPD. Dr. Ratzan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.