Anne R. Bass, MD

Dr. Anne R. Bass specializes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, Lyme disease, systemic lupus erythematosus and inflammatory eye disease. She is the director of the HSS rheumatology fellowship program and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine.  Her research focus is on thrombotic and cardiovascular complications of orthopedic surgery, and she is chairman of the HSS venous thromboembolism prevention committee.


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


Special Expertise

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lyme Disease
Inflammatory Eye Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Venous Thromboembolism

Insurances Accepted

United Healthcare

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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

New York

Anne R. Bass, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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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. 2004 June 14.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

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.

Dr. Anne Bass, Rheumatologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.774.7043
Fax: 212.774.2295

Mailing Address

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

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