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Anne R. Bass, MD

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Anne R. Bass, MD

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

Tel: 212.774.7043
Fax: 212.774.2295

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

Tel: 212.774.7043
Fax: 212.774.2295


Dr. Bass is an Attending Physician in the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of patients with autoimmune side effects of cancer immunotherapy, and also sees patients with rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and autoimmune eye and ear disease. Dr. Bass co-directs the HSS Checkpoint inhibitor associated arthritis registry and is doing translational research to better understand this condition. She is also the director of the HSS rheumatology fellowship program.

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Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Program Director Rheumatology Fellowship Program, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Cancer Immunotherapy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Venous Thromboembolism
Inflammatory Eye Disease


NYMag and Castle Connolly logosCastle Connolly Top Regional Doctor, 2014-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2014-2020
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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.

As of November 22, 2019, Dr. Bass reported no 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, 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.

Dr. Bass in the News


MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


New York University Medical Center


Internal Medicine, 1988
Rheumatology, 1992, 2002

State Licensure

Patient Education by Dr. Bass on HSS.edu

Blog Posts by Dr. Bass

Selected Books by Dr. Bass

Bass AR. "Medical Considerations for Sports and Exercise Participation in the Older Athlete" in Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach (2nd edition). Scuderi G, McCann,PD, eds. Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia 2005.

Bass AR, Magid S. “Lyme Disease” in Hospital for Special Surgery Manual of Rheumatology and Outpatient Orthopedic Disorders (5th edition). Paget SA, Gibofsky A, Beary JF III, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2006.

Ashany D, Bass AR, Elkon K. “Rheumatology Laboratory Testing” in Hospital for Special Surgery Manual of Rheumatology and Outpatient Orthopedic Disorders (5th edition). Paget SA, Gibofsky A, Beary JF III, eds.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2006.

Selected Publications


Rogozinski L, Bass AR, Glickman I, Talle MA, Goldstein G, Wang J, Chess L, Thomas Y. The T4 Surface Antigen is Involved in the Induction of Helper Function. J. Immunology 1984; 132(2): 735-739.

Asnis PD, Gardner MJ, Leitzes AH, Ranawat A, Tuthill RP, Magid S, Peterson GE, Bass AR. The Effectiveness of Warfarin Dosing from a Nomogram Compared to House Staff Dosing.  J.Arthroplasty 2007; 22(2): 213-218.

Bass AR. In Reply to Letter to the Editor. J Arthroplasty 2007; 22(6): 943-4.

Kolasinski SL, Bass AR, Kane-Wanger GF, Libman BS, Sandorfi N, Utset T. Subspecialty Choice: Why Did You Become a Rheumatologist? Arthritis Rheum 2007; 57:1546-1551.

Bass AR, Mattern CJ, Voos JE, Peterson MGE, Deodhar A, Trost D. Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement in Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery: Current Practice. Submitted Dec 2007.

Case Reports:

Kaul M, Silverberg M, DiCarlo EF, Schneider R, Bass AR, Erkan D. Tumor-Induced Osteomalacia. Clin Rheumatol 2007; 26: 1575-9.

Alpert D, Flieder DB, Erkan D, Bass AR. An Unusual Case of Granulomatous Lung Disease. HSS Journal. 2006; 2(2): 191-197.

Bass AR, Schneider R, Sanders A, Glieder D, Nathan CF, Erkan D. Pulmonary Nodules in an Infliximab-Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient. HSS Journal 2007; 3(1): 119-125.

George D, Varley L, Erkan D, Bass AR, Salmon J, Lockshin MD. Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome Presenting as HELLP Syndrome. HSS Journal 2007; 3(2): 216-221.


Bass AR, Kopelman, R, McMahon D, Flaster E, D’Agati V, Estes D, Blume RS. High Dose Alternate-Day Steroid (HDADS) Therapy in Lupus Nephritis. Arthritis Rheum. 1990; 33(9): S164.

Berman B, Fields T, Azar N, Pillinger M, Lazaro D, Putterman C, Bass AR, Reyes C, Paget S. The Second Annual New York Rheumatology Objective Structured Clinical Examination (ROSCE): Successful Expansion Demonstrates Feasibility as a Large Scale Rating Tool. Arthritis Rheum 2005; Supplement.

Berman JR, Fields T, Pillinger MH, Lazaro D, Putterman C, Bass AR, Davidson A, Paget S. The Third Annual New York Rheumatology Objective Structured Clinical Examination (ROSCE): Expansion and Validation of Fellow Assessment by Patient and Attending Raters. Arthritis Rheum 2006; 54(9):S782.

Berman JR, Pillinger MH, Bass AR, Fields T, Paget S, Wesinstein, Lazaro D. The Fourth Annual New York City Rheumatology Objective Structured Clinical Examination (NYC ROSCE): Utility for Rating Trainee Professionalism. Arthritis Rheum 2007; 56(9):S539.

Web based publications:

Bass AR. Lyme Disease - Prevention and Treatment. Rheumatology.HSS.edu 2004 June 14.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.