> Skip repeated content
photo of Anne R. Bass, MD

Anne R. Bass, MD


About Dr. Bass


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 vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and autoimmune eye disease. Dr. Bass co-directs the HSS Checkpoint inhibitor associated arthritis registry and is doing translational research to better understand this condition.

Profile Video


Specialized Centers

Inflammatory Arthritis Center
Integrative Rheumatology and Orthopedics Center

Special Expertise

Cancer Immunotherapy

Patient Stories


Patient ratings for Dr. Bass


Learn more about our patient ratings.


Please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out of network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Internal Medicine, 1988
Rheumatology, 1992, 2002, 2012


Castle Connolly Top Regional Doctor, 2014-2021
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2014-2022
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2015-2022


MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


New York University Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Bass

Patient Education

Professional Education

Selected Books/Chapters

Bass AR. “Venous Thromboembolism and Orthopedic Surgery” in Perioperative Care of the Orthopedic Patient. MacKenzie CR, Cornell CN, Memtsoudis SG eds. Springer 2019

Bass AR, Rogatsky I. Immunomodulatory drugs. Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine. 26th edition. Goldman, Schafer ed. Elsevier 2019

Selected Journal Articles


Chan KK, Bass AR. Autoimmune Complications of Immunotherapy: Pathophysiology and Management. British Medical Journal 2020 Apr 6. PMID: 32253223

Reid PD, Cifu AS, Bass AR. Management of Immunotherapy-Related Toxicities in Patients Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy. JAMA. 2021 Feb 2;325(5):482-483. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.17308. PMID: 33528524.

Chen AY, Wolchok JD, Bass AR. TNF in the era of immune checkpoint inhibitors: friend or foe? Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2021 Mar 8. doi: 10.1038/s41584-021-00584-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33686279.

Bass AR, Zhang Y, Mehta B, Do HT, Russell LA, Sculco PK, Goodman SM. Periprosthetic Joint Infection Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Following Revision Total Knee Replacement: An Analysis of Administrative Discharge Data. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Mar 22. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.01486. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33750744.

Curtis JR, Johnson SR, Anthony DD, Arasaratnam RJ, Baden LR, Bass AR, Calabrese C, Gravallese EM, Harpaz R, Kroger A, Sadun RE, Turner AS, Anderson Williams E, Mikuls TR. American College of Rheumatology Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases - Version 1. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 Mar 17. doi: 10.1002/art.41734. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33728796

Ghosh N, Chan KK, Jivanelli B, Bass AR. Autoantibodies in Patients With Immune-Related Adverse Events From Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Systematic Literature Review. J Clin Rheumatol. 2021 Aug 5. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000001777. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34371516.

Bass AR, Do HT, Mehta B, Lyman S, Mirza SZ, Parks M, Figgie M, Mandl LA, Goodman SM. Assessment of Racial Disparities in the Risks of Septic and Aseptic Revision Total Knee Replacements. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2117581. PMID: 34287631; PMCID: PMC8295735.


Runci Wang, Karmela Kim Chan, Amy Cunningham-Bussel, Gregory Vitone, Aidan Tirpack, Caroline Benson, Gregory Keras, A. Helena Jonsson, Michael B. Brenner, Laura T. Donlin, Anne R. Bass*, Deepak A. Rao* * co-senior authors. Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Arthritis Synovial Fluid Mononuclear Cells: High-Dimensional Analyses Reveals a Unique, Proliferating CD38hi Cytotoxic CD8 T Cell Population Induced by Type 1 IFN. Plenary ACR Convergence, November 2020

Ghosh N, Zhu C, Chan K, Postow M, Bass A. Autoantibody Microarray Signal Intensities May Predict the Occurrence of Immune-related Adverse Events. ACR Convergence, November 2021

Ghosh N, Jannat-Khah D, Chan K, Postow M, Bass A. Specific Rheumatic Autoantibodies Predict Severity or Time to Onset of Immune-related Adverse Events from Checkpoint Inhibitors? ACR Convergence, November 2021

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Research Interests

  • Biomarkers of checkpoint inhibitor-associated arthritis & autoimmunity 
  • Racial disparities in joint replacement outcomes

Clinical Trials

Industry Relationships

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Bass as of March 01, 2022.

  • ACR Rheumatology Research Foundation- Research Support
  • American College of Rheumatology- Board of Directors

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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

Dr. Bass in the News

Call for an appointment