Dr. Michael Maynard is a 1975 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He later spent two years as an engineering graduate student and ROTC instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From MIT he went onto Cornell University Medical College where he received his MD degree in 1985. His orthopedic residency training was taken at Hospital for Special Surgery. Thereafter, he continued at HSS for a fellowship year in joint replacement under Chitranjan Ranawat, MD, and Thomas Sculco, MD, and a second fellowship year in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery under Russell Warren, MD.
Highlights of Dr. Maynard's career include:
Sports Medicine - All sports related injuries
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1985
O'Donoghue Award for Sports Medicine Research, 1994
Chief of Orthopedics, Helen Hayes Hospital, 2001-2002
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Bronx VA Medical Center, 2003-2005
Head Athletic Team Physician, Marist College, 1991-present
Head Athletic Team Physician, Vassar College, 1991-2004
Active Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.
As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
As of March 11, 2014, Dr. Maynard reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, HSS’ Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.
Maynard MJ, Deng X, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF. The Popliteofibular Ligament. Rediscovery of a Key Element in Posterolateral Stability. Am J Sports Med 1996; 24: 311-316.
Maynard MJ, Warren RF. Surgical Reconstructive Technique for Knee Dislocation. In: Jackson DW, ed. Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, New York: Raven Press, 1995.
Maynard MJ. Hip Arthroscopy. Current Opinion in Orthopedics 1993; 4: 35-7.
Maynard MJ, Ranawat CS, Flynn WF Jr. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis. In: Paget S, Fields T, ed. Rheumatoid Arthritis. New York: John Wiley and Sons Inc., 1993.
Maynard MJ, Sculco TP, Gehlman B. Progression and Regression of Deep Vein Thrombosis After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop 1991; 273: 125-30.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
- Total Shoulder Replacement Animation
- Total Knee Replacement Animation
- Partial Knee Replacement Animation
- Hip Replacement Animation
- Hip Resurfacing Animation
- Hip Arthroscopy Animation
- Cartilage - Articular Cartilage Microfracture Animation
- Cartilage - Removal Damaged Cartilage Animation
- Shoulder - Bankart Repair Animation
- Shoulder - Diagnostic Arthroscopy Animation
- Shoulder - Distal Clavicle Resection Animation
- Shoulder - Fully Torn Rotator Cuff Animation
- Shoulder - Partially Torn Rotator Cuff Animation
- Shoulder - SLAP Lesion Repair Animation
- Shoulder - Synovial Problems Animation
- Shoulder - Trimming Torn Labrum Animation
- Knee - Knee Arthroscopy Animation
- Knee - Loose Body Removal Animation
- Knee - Torn Meniscus Repair Animation
- Knee - Torn Meniscus Trimming Animation
- Knee - Patella Damaged Cartilage Removal Animation
- Knee - Patella Microfracture Animation
- Knee - Patella Painful Plica Removal Animation
- Knee - Synovial Painful Plica Removal Animation
- Knee - Torn ACL Allograft Graft Animation
- Knee - Torn ACL Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft Animation
- Knee - Torn ACL Hamstring Graft Animation
- Your Pathway to Recovery: A Patient's Guide to Total Hip Replacement Surgery (THR)
- Your Pathway to Recovery: Patient's Guide to Total Knee Replacement Surgery (TKR)
- ACL Surgery
- Unicondylar Knee Replacement
- Total Joint Surgery FAQs
- Activities of Daily Living - Rehabilitation After Total Hip Replacement
- Patient Guide to Surgery for ACL Injuries
- Patient Guide to Shoulder Surgey
Practice Administrator & Surgical Coordinator
Brenda Ramos is my Practice Administrator & Surgical Coordinator. She is the heart of our practice. She oversees the office staff and has trained them to make your experience special from the very first contact through postoperative recovery. She will do her best to ensure that your expectations are exceeded during your treatment and will be personally involved with many aspects of your care, including scheduling your surgical procedure and arranging preoperative testing. Brenda is the go-to person if you have any significant issues with your care. You will be impressed by her caring personality. She also speaks fluent Spanish.
Eva has been working in healthcare for nearly 15 years. She makes it her mission to listen to each patient and to be of service to your needs. Eva coordinates surgical scheduling, will provide you with informational materials, pre-admission testing, medical clearance, and support to alleviate scheduling difficulties and successfully navigate you through your surgical process. You will meet and speak with her after your consultation with Dr. Maynard.
Sara Altieri NP is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Orthopedics. She received both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Nursing from Fairfield University in her home town of Fairfield, Connecticut. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut. Sara's career in nursing spans over a decade and includes experience in Labor and Delivery, Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care, Surgery, and Orthopedics. She has worked in a variety of settings including large city hospitals such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois as well as smaller community hospitals such as Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut.
Her most recent experience prior to joining the practice of Dr. Michael Maynard was as a Nurse Practitioner with The Orthopaedic Group of Connecticut, an independent group of orthopedic surgeons affiliated with the Yale New Haven Health System. She saw patients independently in the office setting and she first-assisted the surgeons in the operating room setting.
Sara has known Dr. Maynard for several years. They first met in Lourdes, France while they were both serving on the medical team for the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a lay religious organization who provides those in need of healing an opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage to the healing waters that Lourdes is known for. Dr. Maynard has been very supportive of Sara as her career has developed over the years and they mutually embraced the idea of collaborating together in practice when the opportunity presented itself in July of 2014.
Sara looks forward to developing a strong rapport with each patient as she works closely with Dr. Maynard. She sees patients here in the office and assists the care he provides care at Hospital for Special Surgery.
We gladly accept the following insurance carriers:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
If your insurance is not listed above, we encourage you to use your out-of-network benefits. We will submit directly to your carrier on your behalf.
Exactly one year ago to date I had the great fortune of meeting Dr. Maynard. After three years of suffering from the effects of a torn hip labrum my activities were being curtailed dramatically. Because of my age, 63, it was recommended that I replace my hip and move on even though it was agreed that my hip, for the most part, was in good shape.
I came to HSS and Dr. Maynard, where I knew they were doing arthroscopic surgery for this problem without total hip replacement. The moment I met Dr. Maynard I felt like I had found the most caring and knowledgeable doctor. His ability to listen and diagnose the problem was amazing. He took a methodical approach including various tests and injection therapy, therefore enabling him to recommend arthroscopic surgery (no hip replacement) and ultimately a complete recovery. Thanks to Dr. Maynard I am back swimming, walking the golf course, exercising and just plain living my life.
For all of the above I am eternally grateful to Dr. Maynard. I cannot recommend him highly enough...
HE IS THE BEST!!!
I had ACL surgery 42 years ago as the result of a college lacrosse injury. After years of wear and tear, my knee became arthritic and crooked to the point where I endured constant discomfort and pain. Dr. Maynard was recommended to me by the surgeon who performed my operation four decades ago. Although Dr. Maynard had concerns about whether he could straighten the knee, the results were outstanding. After six months, my knee is straight, completely functional and, for the first time in years, I am pain free! He is the best! DJ
Compassionate is the word that comes to mind when I think of this doctor. He replaced both hips with no complications. Dr. Maynard always greets you with a smile and no matter how busy his appointment schedule is, takes his time to address all of your concerns. We, his patients, are truly blessed that he chose this profession.
Dr Maynard is far and away the BEST doctor I have ever seen (and believe me, I have been to many). He provided me with a complete and thorough diagnosis, explained in great detail in terms I could understand what was wrong, and then provided me with various options including the risk/reward of each. What set him apart is that I felt I was speaking with a friend, with someone who really cared that I got well. Thank you Dr. Maynard!!
I have had the BEST experiences with Dr. Maynard. His expertise is exceptional. He goes above and beyond what is required. His bedside manner is wonderful. He is NOT a doctor where ego comes first. Dr Maynard has worked with my difficulties like a trooper! I have had to have several shoulder replacements and I am looking at another as my body isn't very accepting. He has and IS using his skills and inquiring of other specialists to make my body work again. I have complete trust in his knowledge and skills. He has become like family to my family. I even recommended my dad to him for successful hip surgery. THANK YOU Dr Maynard for being YOU!
If you have a very big problem with your knee, Dr. Maynard is the right person to trust. Two years ago I fell on the street and tore my left quadricep. The first doctor misdiagnosed me and did not recognize the tear and prescribed physical therapy. The second doctor did not advise surgery because scars developed and advised me to continue work in the gym.
After year and half, I met Dr. Maynard. He advised me to have surgery. He reconnected my torn meniscus and I regained stability of my leg. He saved my leg.