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Stephanie Swensen Buza, MD

Sports Medicine, Hip Preservation

About Dr. Buza

Dr. Stephanie Swensen Buza is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS and a Clinical Instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College. She specializes in sports injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder and is part of the Sports Medicine Institute and the Hip Preservation Service at HSS.

Prior to joining HSS, Dr. Buza graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fordham University and earned her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine. She attended the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, where she served as Executive Chief Resident. Dr. Buza completed her Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at HSS. She then pursued an additional year of specialized fellowship training in Hip Preservation at HSS, focusing on hip arthroscopy and open hip preservation procedures.

Dr. Buza has extensive experience caring for athletes at every level and is a member of the medical staff for the New York Mets. As a former classically trained ballet dancer, Dr. Buza also has a special interest in performing arts and dance medicine. She is committed to compassionate care of the whole patient and favors a multidisciplinary approach with innovative techniques.

Also active in clinical and biomechanics research, Dr. Buza has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on sports medicine and hip preservation topics.

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Departments

Procedures

Hip
Hip arthroscopy
Hip labrum repair
Peri-acetabular osteotomy (PAO)
Surgical hip dislocation
Proximal hamstring repair
Abductor repair
Trochanteric bursectomy

Knee
Knee arthroscopy
Knee ligament reconstruction
Meniscus surgery
Tendon repairs

Shoulder
Shoulder arthroscopy
Rotator cuff repair
Labral repair
Shoulder dislocation/instability
Tendon repairs
Frozen shoulder

Patient Stories

Videos

Insurance

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.

Credentials

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible

Awards

Nate Bondi, MD Award, 2014
Maurice Freiman Memorial Award, 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2012
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2009

Education

NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2013

Internship

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY, 2014

Residency

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY, 2018

Fellowship

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2019
Hip Preservation, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2020

State Licensure

Languages

English

For My Patients

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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.

Publications by Dr. Buza

Selected Books/Chapters

Feldman A, Gonzalez-Lomas G, Swensen SJ, Kaplan DJ. Chapter 121: Osteotomies about the knee, In Insall and Scott: Surgery of the Knee 6th Ed. Editor(s): Scott, N.W. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. 2018.

Swensen SJ, Egol KA. Intertrochanteric femur fractures: sliding hip screw. Case Competencies in Orthopaedic Surgery. Ed: Frank RM, Forsythe B, Provencher MT. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. 2016.

Selected Journal Articles

Swensen SJ, Tyagi V, Uquillas C, Shakked RJ, Yoon, RS, Liporace F. Maximizing outcomes in the treatment of radial head fractures: principles of management and a review of the current literature. J Orthop Traumatol. 2019;20(1):15.

Dold AP, Swensen SJ, Strauss EJ, Alaia M. The posteromedial corner of the knee: anatomy, pathology, and management strategies. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017;25(11):752-761.

Novikov DA, Swensen SJ, Buza III JA, Gidumal RH, Strauss EJ. The effect of smoking on ACL reconstruction: a systematic review. Phys Sportsmed. 2016;44(4):335-341.

Swensen SJ, Otsuka NY. Tarsal coalitions - calcaneonavicular coalitions. Foot Ankle Clin. 2015;30(4):669-679.

McLawhorn AS, Bansal M, Swensen S, Schneider R, Kelly BT, Williams RJ 3rd, Sink EL. Fibromyxoid pseudotumor of the ligamentum teres treated with fresh osteochondral allograft. Skeletal Radiol. 2014;43(4):541-546.

Snir N, Wolfson TS, Schwarzkopf R, Swensen S, Alvarado CN, Hamula M, Dayan AJ. Outcomes of total hip arthroplasty in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients. J Arthroplasty. 2014;29(1):157-161.

Swensen S, Schwarzkopf R. Total joint arthroplasty in human immunodeficiency virus positive patients. Orthop Surg. 2012;4(4):211-215.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research

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 March 08, 2022, Dr. Buza 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.