Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS

Dr. Frank A. Cordasco is an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the Co-Medical Director of the Leon Root Motion Analysis Laboratory and he served as the Surgical Director of the HSS Ambulatory Surgery Center from 2001-2014.

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 tears 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 he 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 Research Committee of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2012-2016), Member of the Board of Trustees of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (2014-2016), Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee (2011-2015) and Member of the Executive Board 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), Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies Health Policy Committee (2011-2013) 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 the Board of Directors of the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cunningham Dance Foundation from 2005 until the Board's dissolution in 2012. Dr. Cordasco has served as a volunteer in medical missions to China and Africa.

Appointments

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Co-Medical Director, Leon Root Motion Analysis Laboratory, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow

Special Expertise

ACL Surgery: Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric Reconstruction
Meniscus Surgery and Repair
Shoulder Dislocation: Labrum and Ligament Repair
Rotator Cuff Repair
Pectoralis Major Tendon Repair
AC Joint Separation and Reconstruction
Clavicle Fracture Repair
Biceps Tendon Repair
Hamstring Tendon Repair
Total Shoulder Replacement

Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Received: Charles S. Neer II Award three times for recognition of outstanding clinical and basic science research in the field of shoulder surgery, 1990, 2003 and 2006
Active Member American Orthopaedic Association, 2002
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1984

Education

MD: Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey, 1985

Residency

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Fellowship

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York
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Dr. Frank Cordasco, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Belaire Building
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1636
Fax: 212.774.2605

Uniondale Office
333 Earle Ovington Blvd.
Suite 106
Uniondale, NY 11553

Mailing Address

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

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