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Matthew L. Buchalter, MD

Internal Medicine


Dr. Buchalter was born in New York, NY and raised in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, graduating with distinction in 1999 from Cornell University. He received his MD degree from New York University in 2003. He then went on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2006. Following residency, he joined The Miriam Hospital in Providence as an Attending Physician for a year before coming to Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Buchalter has been involved in the medical care of surgical patients at HSS being named an Assistant Attending Physician in 2007. He has a particular interest in quality and patient outcomes and serves on several hospital peer review committees. As a practitioner of perioperative medicine, he provides medical care for patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, commencing with the preoperative visit and continuing throughout the patient’s stay.

In addition to his role as Assistant Attending Physician at HSS, he holds the title of Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College.


Internal Medicine

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


Internal Medicine, 2006


New York University School of Medicine


Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital


Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital

State Licensure


English, Spanish (some)

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

Pavilion map Please see directions from other HSS locations:

  • From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
    Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
    Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
    Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.

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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 November 13, 2019, Dr. Buchalter 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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