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Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP

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Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP

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Hospital for Special Surgery
8th Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1286
Fax: 212.774.2284
Hospital for Special Surgery
8th Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1286
Fax: 212.774.2284

Dr. Theodore R. Fields specializes in the treatment of gout, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Throughout his career, Dr. Fields has remained active in many professional organizations and has had his work recognized numerous times; this includes being recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Castle/Connolly and New York magazine, among others.

Dr. Fields holds many professional appointments, including Co-Chairman, HSS Web Editorial Committee and Chairman of the HSS Epic Content Board . He is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Patient Stories


Clinical Director, Early Arthritis Initiative of the Inflammatory Arthritis Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Co-Chairman, Web Editorial Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital


Special Expertise

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Computers in Medicine - Education and Research via the Internet
Practice Organization


Castle Connolly America’s Most Honored Doctors 2021
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2021
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002, 2010, 2021
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2010-2020
Best Doctors in America Database, 2009-2020
Arthritis Foundation Service Award, 1986



American College of Physicians (FACP), Fellow
American College of Rheumatology, Fellow
Hospital for Special Surgery, Medical Board
Patients and Society Course Instructor for Students at Weill Cornell Medical College, Medicine
Hospital for Special Surgery, Continuing Medical Education Committee



Insurance Information

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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of 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. 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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Fields as of November 22, 2019.

  • Best Doctors - Honoraria
  • Horizon Pharmaceuticals - Advisory Board

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, the 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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

Dr. Fields in the News


MD, State University of New York Medical Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York, 1976


Nassau County Medical Center, Internal Medicine, East Meadow, New York


Rheumatology, State University of New York at Stony Brook


American Board of Rheumatology
American Board of Internal Medicine

State Licensure

Patient Education by Dr. Fields on HSS.edu

Blog Posts by Dr. Fields

Selected Publications

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Professional Education by Dr. Fields on HSS.edu