Edward A. Athanasian, MD

Dr. Edward A. Athanasian is Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service and works primarily with orthopedic trauma and orthopedic conditions of the hand. He specializes in the treatment of upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors, and in limb salvage and reconstruction. While attaining his medical education, Dr. Athanasian attended some of the finest institutions of higher learning, including Harvard and Columbia Universities. Additionally, he received training at some of the nation's best hospitals, including Boston's Beth Israel Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Athanasian was born and raised in eastern Long Island and is currently an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon.

Appointments

Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Hand
Wrist
Elbow
Nerve

Special Expertise

Upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors
Limb salvage and reconstruction

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011

Specialized Centers

Insurance

If Dr. Athanasian does not participate with your particular insurance plan, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.

Education

MD, Columbia University

Residency

Bostonís Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Hospital For Special Surgery

Fellowship

Mayo Clinic, Hand and Microvascular Fellow
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997

State Licensure

New York

Edward A. Athanasian, MD has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Selected Publications

Argani P, Athanasian EA. Malignant Ednovascular Papilary Angioendothelioma (Dabska Tumor) Arising Within A Deep Intramuscular Hemangioma, Arch Pathol Lab Med 121:992-995, 1997.

Healey JH, Nikolic ZG, Athanasian EA, Boland PJ. Quality of Life as Defined by Orthopaedic Oncology Patients. Ann Surg Oncol 4(7):591-596, 1997.

Athanasian EA, Bischop AT, Amadio PC. Autogenous Fibular Graft and Silicone Implant Arthroplasty Following Resection of Giant Cell Tumor of the Metacarpal: A Report of Two Cases. J Hand Surg 22A:503-507.

Athanasian EA, World LE, Amadio PC. Giant Cell Tumor of the Bones of the Hand. J. Hand Surg 22A 91-98, 1997.

Athanasian EA, Amadio PC, Beckenbaugh R. Treatment of Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius. Orthop Trans. (In press)

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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Dr. Edward Athanasian, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
4th Floor
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1962
Fax: 212.774.2880

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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