Dr. Michael Alexiades concentrates on orthopedic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow, including arthroscopic surgery for each of those joints, joint-sparing surgery and joint replacement. He takes a minimally invasive approach whenever it will give the best result for the patient. He is an early adopter of the Mini Anterior technique in hip replacement surgery, in which no muscles are cut and the patient can generally go home in a day or two. He is also an early adopter of partial knee replacement which offers faster recovery in selected patients.
Since completing his training in 1989, Dr. Alexiades has been active in the development of hip and knee implant design and instrumentation, including the Biomet Vision Hip system and Biomet knee systems. Dr. Alexiades also has a keen interest in the education and training of residents and fellows, and is an examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, with responsibility for the education and certification of orthopedic surgeons.
Dr. Alexiades is a great supporter of law enforcement and its personnel. He is active in New York’s Finest Foundation, chairs the NYPD Article II Medical Board and is Chief Surgeon for the NY State Troopers Association. He is the chairman of physical fitness at the world renowned New York Athletic Club. He also reviews cases for the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Hip and Knee Arthroscopy and Replacement/Reconstruction
Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy/Reconstruction
Inflammatory Arthritis Reconstructive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2018
Maurice Cowen Award for Medical Teaching (Lennox Hill Hospital), 1996
Louis Caldor Scholar, 1982
Summa Cum Laude, 1979
Phi Betta Kappa, 1978
Medicare (Status: Non-par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
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Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Alexiades as of March 23, 2015.
Biomet, Inc. - Consultant
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American Board of Orthopedic Surgery: 1991, 2002
Alexiades M, Ranawat CJ, editors: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. Trend in Orthopedic Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis. 2/98.
M. Alexiades: Soft Tissue. In: Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ed) T. P. Sculco, Mosby Year Book, 1992. Chap 18 353-360.
M. Alexiades, CJ Ranawat, editors: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. Trend in Orthopedic Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis. 2/98.
M. Alexiades: Cement Techniques and Correction of Varus Deformities in Total Knee Replacement. Editors: A.G. Rosenberg, J.D. Mabrey, S.T. Woolson, B.J. Cole; Arthritic Knee CD Rom: AAOS 2000.
M. Scuderi, M. Alexiades: The evolution of arthroscopy. In: Arthroscopy of the knee (Ed.) W.N. Scott, W.B. Saunders Co., Phila., Pa, 1990.
S. Yang, M. Alexiades: A History of the Surgical Treatment of Knee Injuries. In: The Knee. Ed. W.N. Scott.
Alexiades M, Scuderi G, Vigorita V, Scott WN. A Histologic Study of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in the Arthritic Knee. Am. J. Knee Surg., 2:4 (153-159), Oct. 1989.
Alexiades M, Boake-Adjei O, Vigorita V. A Histomorphometric Study of Iliac Crest Biopsies and Thoracic Vertebral Bodies in Cadaver Specimens. Spine, 15:4 (286-288), April 1990.
Alexiades M, Clain M, Bronson M. Follow-up of PCA Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clin. Orthopedics and Related Research. 269:205 Aug. 1991.
Moekel BH, Sculco T, Alexiades M, et al. Double Stemmed Silicone Rubber Implant for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the first MTP. JBJS 74A. 564.
Dunbar RP, Alexiades M. Decision Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Determining Surgical Priorities in Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, 24:1 (35-55), Feb 1998.
Sculco T, Alexiades M. The Cervical Spine. In: Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ed) T.P. Sculco, Mosby Year Book, 1992. Chapter 7 103-125.
M. Alexiades: Correction of varus and valgus knee deformities in TKR. Niarchos Total Knee Arthroplasty Course, HSS April 2007 M. Alexiades, M. Bronson, D. Lee: Vision Hip Replacement Preliminary Results in 200 Patients. Lenox Hill Hospital Alumni Association, May 2000.
M. Alexiades: Total Knee Replacement in New York, NY. May 1997.
M. Alexiades: Osteolysis of the Acetabulum in THR. Hip Reconstruction Course, New York, NY. Dec 1996.
M. Alexiades: Management of Chronic Hip Dislocation. Hip and Knee Reconstruction Course in New York, NY. May 1997.
M. Alexiades, P. Dossick, M. Figgie, A.E. Inglis: Total Hip Arthroplasty in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, Feb. 1991.