Steven B. Haas, MD

Dr. Steven B. Haas, MD, MPH, received his education and training at Harvard, Cornell and the University of Rochester. He is Chief of the Knee Service at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Haas speaks nationally and internationally on knee and hip topics, and has more than 90 publications in the orthopedic literature.

Dr. Haas developed a ground breaking surgical technique and instrumentation for performing Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement for which he was awarded a US Patent in September 2009. This technique allows patients to recover more rapidly.

Dr. Haas has been featured as a developer and expert on Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement on WNBC News and NY1 News, and in Runner magazine, the New York Daily News, and the Cleveland Clinic Newsletter. He performed a Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement surgery that was broadcast live via webcast and also covered by WCBS News via their Twitter feed. Dr. Haas and his Minimally Invasive Knee Replacements were featured in a U.S. News & World Report Photo Essay “To Build a Knee.”

Dr. Haas helped to develop innovative High Performance Knee Replacements that allow the knee to move more naturally and was awarded a U.S. patent on this technology in 2014. CBS News with Katie Couric and Sanjay Gupta featured a segment with Dr Haas focusing on High Performance Gender Specific Knee Replacement. Dr. Haas also appeared on WABC News and in U.S. News & World Report as an expert on Gender Knee Replacement.

Dr. Haas has pioneered the technology to obtain Custom Fit Knee Replacement and appeared on WCBS news in 2014 on Custom Knee Replacements. He also developed “Patient Matched” techniques, which use computer generated personalized instruments to accurately perform Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement. 

In addition to Total Knee Replacement, Dr. Haas does minimally invasive robotic assisted Partial Knee Replacement.

Dr. Haas holds multiple United States patents for orthopedic devices that he co-developed with Hospital for Special Surgery.

Appointments

Chief of Knee Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
John N. Insall Chair, Knee Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Hip, Knee

Awards

2010 Healthnetwork Service Excellence Award
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha, National Honor Medical Society
Magna Cum Laude
Lewis Clark Wagner Research Award for Best Research Paper by a Resident, 1989
University Scholar in Medicine-Granted Early Admission to Medical School Through the University's "Rochester Plan" Program

Affiliations

Knee Society
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Connecticare
HIP
Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
Oxford
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

If Dr. Haas 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 & MPH, University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, Knee Service, New York

Certification

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Steven B. Haas, MD has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Selected Publications

Haas, S. B.; Lehman, A; Manitta, M; Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Through A Mini Mid Vastus Approach. In Tria, F; Berger, R; MIS Techniques in Orthopedics. Springer-Verlag, New York( In press)

Haas, S. B.; Lehman, A; Cook, S: Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement. Bellemans, J; Reis, M. D; Victor, J: . Springer, New York (In press)

Haas, S. B,: Effects of Epidural Anesthesia on Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism Following Joint Replacement. Orthopaedics, 12:18-20, July, 1994

Mont MA, Haas S, Tarun M, Hungerford; Total Knee Athroplasty for Patellofemoral Arthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2002; 84(11): November, 2002

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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Dr. Steven Haas, Chief of Knee Service

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.606.1852
Fax: 212.288.1572

Mailing Address

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

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