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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.

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Specialized Centers

Inflammatory Arthritis Center
Integrative Rheumatology and Orthopedics Center

Special Expertise

Cancer Immunotherapy

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


Internal Medicine, 1988
Rheumatology, 1992, 2002, 2012


Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 5 Years
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


Research Interests

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

Clinical Trials

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Bass as of February 16, 2023.

  • ACR Rheumatology Research Foundation - Research Support; Author
  • American College of Rheumatology - Board of Directors
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Research Support

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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

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