Dr. Frank A. Cordasco is an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cordasco is the Surgical Director of the HSS Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is the Co-Medical Director of the Leon Root Motion Analysis Laboratory.
Dr. Cordasco has been in practice since 1990, specializing in surgery for sports related injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has treated numerous professional athletes who are members of teams from outside the New York area and travel here to obtain his consultation and care. Dr. Cordasco has cared for many professional ballet and modern dancers with injuries unique to their career.
The primary focus of Dr. Cordasco’s practice includes: ACL and Meniscus injury in the pediatric, adolescent and adult athlete; Shoulder Instability, Labral Tear and Dislocation; Pectoralis Major Tendon Tears; Rotator Cuff Tears; Bicep Tendon Tears; Clavicle Fractures and AC Joint Separations. Dr. Cordasco’s Research and Education activities parallel and complement these clinical areas of expertise.
Dr. Cordasco has received the Charles S. Neer II Award three times (1990, 2003, 2006) for recognition of outstanding clinical research in the field of shoulder surgery and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters. He has been a member of the course faculty of countless national and international professional meetings and educational programs throughout the last decade.
Dr. Cordasco is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Cordasco is an active member of many professional organizations, including: The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Cordasco holds leadership positions in these organizations including Member of: the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies Health Policy Committee (2011-2013), Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee (2011-2015), the Research Committee of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2012-2016) and the Executive Committee of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (2012 – 2015). His previous leadership positions have included: Chairman of the Membership Committee of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (2004-2005), Member of the Education Committee of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2004-2008), and the Co-Chairman of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting (2011).
Dr. Cordasco is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Children of China Pediatrics Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Baryshnikov Arts Center and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cunningham Dance Foundation from 2005 until the Board's dissolution in 2012. He has served as a volunteer in medical missions to China and Africa.
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Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Cordasco as of March 26, 2013.
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MD, UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey, 1985
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.