Clinical Team


Our clinical team takes great pride in providing the highest quality care possible for our patients.


Physician Assistant:

Christopher Rhodes, PA-C
Christopher Rhodes is a Physician Assistant with Dr. Jonathan Danoff and the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute since 2019. He has over 23 years of orthopaedic surgery experience as a PA. Chris conducts new and follow-up patient evaluations, provides surgical assistance to Dr. Danoff, and administers preventative, nonoperative and postoperative care. Additionally, he provides orthopaedic care at the Northwell Health Plainview Hospital Emergency Department.

Orthopaedic Nurse:

Ellen Cantos, RN
Ellen Cantos, RN is a Clinical Nurse with Dr. Jonathan Danoff and the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute since 2021. Previously, she worked as a nurse in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit and has over 28 years of nursing experience. Ellen helps Dr. Danoff’s patient with insurance and workers compensation paperwork, and answers questions about their nonsurgical care. For those patients who are planning joint replacement surgery, she can help patients navigate their surgical experience, facilitating pre-surgical appointments, reviewing medical reports and lab results, and she can address post-operative questions. She acts as the liaison between Dr. Danoff and his patients to ensure all questions are answered in a timely fashion.
To speak with Ellen Cantos call (516) 325-7259 Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Please note that the nurse’s phone is not monitored outside of business hours.

Surgical Scheduler:

Shula Yeshoua
Shula Yeshoua is the Lead Surgical Scheduler at the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute. She has worked with Dr. Danoff since 2018. Shula can help facilitate the scheduling of surgical cases as well as help patients navigate pre-surgical paperwork to ensure a safe and smooth surgical experience.
To speak with Shula Yeshoua call (516) 325-7110.

Administrative Assistant:

Danielle Boria
Danielle Boria is Dr. Danoff’s administrative assistant at the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute. Danielle can help facilitate the scheduling of an appointment with Dr. Danoff as well as address any insurance/work  related paperwork.
To speak with Danielle Boria call (516) 325-7013.

Research Assistants:

Caroline Aprigliano
Jedediah Bondy
Patients may also interact with one of our dedicated research assistants. As the Director of Arthroplasty Research at the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Danoff is involved in several clinical trials to ensure his patients have access to the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatments available. He has developed several new techniques and protocols to ensure safe and rapid recovery from joint replacement surgery. Check it out here