Edward A. Athanasian, MD

Dr. Edward A. Athanasian is Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service and works primarily with orthopedic trauma and orthopedic conditions of the hand. He specializes in the treatment of upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors, and in limb salvage and reconstruction. While attaining his medical education, Dr. Athanasian attended some of the finest institutions of higher learning, including Harvard and Columbia Universities. Additionally, he received training at some of the nation's best hospitals, including Boston's Beth Israel Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Athanasian was born and raised in eastern Long Island and is currently an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon.


Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Special Expertise

Upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors
Limb salvage and reconstruction


Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011

Specialized Centers

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, 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.


MD, Columbia University


Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Hospital For Special Surgery


Mayo Clinic, Hand and Microvascular Fellow
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997

State Licensure

New York

Edward A. Athanasian, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

For Professionals - on HSS.edu

Selected Publications

Argani P, Athanasian EA. Malignant Ednovascular Papilary Angioendothelioma (Dabska Tumor) Arising Within A Deep Intramuscular Hemangioma, Arch Pathol Lab Med 121:992-995, 1997.

Healey JH, Nikolic ZG, Athanasian EA, Boland PJ. Quality of Life as Defined by Orthopaedic Oncology Patients. Ann Surg Oncol 4(7):591-596, 1997.

Athanasian EA, Bischop AT, Amadio PC. Autogenous Fibular Graft and Silicone Implant Arthroplasty Following Resection of Giant Cell Tumor of the Metacarpal: A Report of Two Cases. J Hand Surg 22A:503-507.

Athanasian EA, World LE, Amadio PC. Giant Cell Tumor of the Bones of the Hand. J. Hand Surg 22A 91-98, 1997.

Athanasian EA, Amadio PC, Beckenbaugh R. Treatment of Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius. Orthop Trans. (In press)

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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Dr. Edward Athanasian, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
4th Floor
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1962
Fax: 212.774.2880

Mailing Address

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

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