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Dr. Edward Athanasian, Orthopedic Surgeon

Edward A. Athanasian, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Edward Athanasian, Orthopedic Surgeon

Edward A. Athanasian, MD


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

Tel: 212.606.1962
Fax: 212.774.2880
Hospital for Special Surgery
4th Floor
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1962
Fax: 212.774.2880

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. At Hospital for Special Surgery, he specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist, and forearm fractures, traumatic injury, arthritis, and benign tumors.  At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 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 attending orthopedic surgeon.

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Appointments

Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Clinical Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Attending Surgeon, Orthopedic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases

Specialty

Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Trauma/injuries to the hand, wrist, and forearm
Upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors
Limb salvage and reconstruction

Awards


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2006-2018
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer, 2006-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2006-2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2005-2018
Newsweek, 2015
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Cigna
Medicare

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Education

MD, Columbia University

Residency

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

Fellowship

Mayo Clinic, Hand and Microvascular Fellow
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Argani P, Athanasian EA. Malignant Endovascular 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.

Professional Education by Dr. Athanasian on HSS.edu