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Barry D. Brause, MD

Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases

About Dr. Brause



Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Special Expertise

Infections of bones, joints and soft tissues; Infections associated with prosthetic joints and other foreign bodies; Musculoskeletal, Orthopedic and Rheumatological infections


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


Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA)


Internal Medicine, 1973
Subspecialty of Infectious Disease, 1976


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2002-2019
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2019, 2021, 2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2014, 2021, 2022
Andrew W. Mellon Teacher-Scientist Award, 1977-1979
The Hip Society, Frank Stinchfield Award, 1985
Publication reprinted as a classic reference in Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2002


M.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1970


Medical Internship, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1970-1971


Medical Residency, New York Hospital, New York, New York, 1971-1973


Infectious Disease Fellowship, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York, 1973-1975

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Brause

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Insall JN, Thompson FM, Brause BD. Two-stage reimplantation for the salvage of infected total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg 84A: 490, 2002 Published as a part of “JBJS Classics”, selected as a classic orthopedic reference for re-publication since the original publication in 1983

Brause, B.D. Osteomyelitis. In Cecil – Textbook of Medicine. 22nd Edition, Eds. L. Goldman, and D. Ausiello, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, Chapter 315, pp 1827-1829, 2004

Brause, B.D. Infections of the musculoskeletal system.  In: Expert Guide to Rheumatology Eds. A.M.F. Yee and S.A. Paget, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Chapter 15, pp 215-242, 2005

Brause, B.D. Infections with prostheses in bones and joints. In: Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases.  6th Edition, Eds. G.L.Mandell, J.E.Bennett, R. Dolin, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, Chapter 100, pp1332-1337, 2005

Aizer, J., Brause, B.D. Osteomyelitis. In: Manual of Rheumatology and Outpatient Orthopedic Disorders.  5th Edition, Eds. S.A. Paget, A. Gibofsky, J.F. Beary III, T.P. Sculco, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Chapter 48, pp 367-374, 2006

Brause, B.D., Aizer J.  Infectious Arthritis. In: Manual of Rheumatology and Outpatient Orthopedic Disorders. 5th Edition, Eds. S.A. Paget, A. Gibofsky, J.F. Beary III, T.P. Sculco, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Chapter 46, pp 349-359, 2006

Toulson C, Walcott-Sapp S,  Hur J, Salvati E, Bostrom M, Brause BD, Westrich GH. Treatment of infected total hip arthroplasty with a two-stage reimplantation protocol: update on the last 15 years. J Arthroplasty;  24:1051-1060, 2009

Brause, B.D. Infections with prostheses in bones and joints. In: Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th Edition, Eds G.L. Mandell, J.E.Bennett, R. Dolin, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, Philadelphia, Chapter 104, pp1469-1474, 2010

Brause, B.D. Postoperative infections in a patient with a prosthetic joint. In: Infectious Diseases. 3rd Edition, Eds  J. Cohen, W.G. Powderly, S.M. Opal, Mosby, Elsevier, Philadelphia, Practice Point Chapter 20, pp 475-477, 2010.

Westrich GH, Walcott-Sapp S, Bornstein LJ, Bostrom MP, Windsor RE, Brause BD. Modern treatment of infected total knee arthroplasty with a 2-stage reimplantation protocol.  J Arthroplasty; 25:1015-21, 1021.e1-2., 2010

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Research Interests

Diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of orthopedic infections and other musculoskeletal infections

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.

As of February 21, 2023, Dr. Brause 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.

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