Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Treatment for soft tissue sarcomas may be either local or systemic. Local treatments remove, destroy, or control the cancer cells in one certain area. Systemic treatments are used to destroy or control cancer cells throughout the whole body. You may have just one treatment or a combination of treatments.

Children With Bone Cancer Are
In Good Hands

Dr. Kenan is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in pediatric bone cancers and is part of a new initiative at Cohen Children's Hospital of New York to expand services for young people with bone cancer. He is well known for his limb-sparing surgeries and for his bedside manner.

Surgical Management of
Skeletal Metastatic Disease

Bone metastases are the most destructive lesions in adult patients. The development of bone metastasis indicates that a cure is unlikely and the management of symptoms becomes the focus of treatment.

Dr. Samuel Kenan

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery – Hofstra University Medical School

A Caring, Confident, Committed Physician …
Doctor Samuel Kenan is the chief of the division of musculoskeletal oncology at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Kenan was raised in Israel, where he completed his formal education. He received his medical degree from Hadassah Medical Center, where he completed six years of rigorous training in their residency program in orthopaedics and became Board-Certified in orthopaedic surgery in Israel. In addition, Dr. Kenan gained valuable hands-on experience in the areas of general surgery, plastic surgery, and pediatric orthopaedic surgery. In 1987, he completed a two-year fellowship program in orthopaedic oncology and joint replacement at the Hospital for Joint Diseases New York.

…With Unlimited Energy, Determination, and Genius.
The same energy, determination, and genius that are reflected in Dr. Kenan’s educational accomplishments are demonstrated in his medical practice. In 1988 Dr. Kenan was invited to Mount Sinai Hospital to join as an associated attending. In 1993 Dr. Kenan was appointed the chief of the orthopaedic oncology division at Mount Sinai hospital. From 1996 to 2011 he has been Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Medical Center and has headed the bone tumor service at hospital for joint diseases/NYU. In January 2012, Dr. Kenan joined the North Shore Long Island Jewish hospital as the Chief of the Orthopaedic Oncology Division. Dr. Kenan holds academic appointments from other prestigious universities; Adjunct professor from Mount Sinai University, Stony Brook University, and Westchester County Medical School. Dr. Kenan was also appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery from Hofstra University Medical School in June 2012.

Dr. Kenan is a gifted and highly talented physician and surgeon. Dr. Kenan becomes a nationally and internationally respected orthopaedic tumor surgeon. He is an active member of the American Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, the International Skeletal Society, the American Orthopaedic Research Society, the International Society of Limb Sparing Surgery, and has been featured in the New York media. Authored and co-authored over 100 publications; participated in important clinical studies; and has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Kenan has successfully treated thousands of adults and children with bone and soft-tissue tumors and related diseases. Dr. Kenan specializes in limb preservation surgery in children and adult patients with benign and malignant bone tumors, including specializing in the surgical treatment for patients with soft tissue sarcomas and Metastatic bone disease. Dr Kenan specializes also in limb preservation procedures in patients with complex orthopaedic conditions such as failed total joint replacement.

He has held numerous academic positions and has served as Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology at four renowned hospitals:

  • Hadassah Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • NYU Medical Center


  • Medical: (Six Year Program) – First Three Years, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Medical: (Six Year Program) – Last Three Years, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel


  • Internship: Tel-Hashomer Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Orthopaedic Residency: (Six Years) Additional Training in: Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Intensive Care Unit
  • Bone Pathology Fellowship: Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Orthopaedic Pathology Fellowship: Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
  • Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship: Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
  • Joint Replacement Fellowship: Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Services
  • Israel Orthopaedic Association
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • International Skeletal Society
  • American Medical Association
  • New York Cancer Society
  • International Society on Limb Sparing Surgery
  • American Musculoskeletal Tumor Society

Hospital Affiliations

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Dr. Samuel Kenan

Samuel Kenan, MD

Dr. Kenan specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal tumor conditions and related diseases and performs several orthopaedic procedures.

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