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Talia R. Chapman, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity
Dr. Chapman headshot

Talia R. Chapman, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Talia R. Chapman is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS specializing in orthopedic conditions and trauma of the hand and upper extremity. Her focus is the treatment of hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow injuries as well as fractures, degenerative conditions and benign tumors. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she specializes in the treatment of upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors as well as limb salvage and reconstructive procedures.

A New York City native, Dr. Chapman received her undergraduate education at Princeton University, attended medical school at Columbia University, and completed her orthopedic surgery residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She received fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at HSS and additional fellowship training in orthopedic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College 
Assistant Attending, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Special Expertise

Trauma/injuries to the hand, wrist, and forearm
Upper extremity bone and soft tissue tumors
Limb salvage and reconstruction


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society



Insurance Information

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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 September 13, 2021, Dr. Chapman 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.


Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2014


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2015


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2019


Hand and Upper Extremity, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2020
Orthopedic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2021

State Licensure

Selected Publications

Chapman T, Athanasian E. Malignant Tumors of the Hand. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Dec 1;28(23):953-62.

Chapman TR, Zmistowski B, Votta K, Abdeen A, Purtill J, Chen A. Patient Outcomes After Total Joint Arthroplasty: Does Surgeon Gender Matter? J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Nov 15;28(22):937-44.

Chapman TR, Zmistowski B, Prestowitz S, Purtill JJ, Chen AF. What is the Geographic Distribution of Women Orthopaedic Surgeons Throughout the United States? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020 Jul 1;478(7):1529-37.

Chapman TR, Zmistowski B, Purtill JJ, Chen AF. Profiles of Practicing Female Orthopaedists Caring for Medicare Patients in the United States. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018;100(10):e69.

Chapman T, Martin DP, Williamson C, Tinsley B, Wang ML, Ilyas AM. Mini C-Arm Fluoroscopy: Does Its Configuration Matter for Radiation Exposure to the Surgeon? Hand (NY). HAND. 2018;13(5):552-557.

Chapman T, Kim N, Maltenfort M, Ilyas AM. Prospective Evaluation of Opioid Consumption Following Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery. Hand (NY). 2017;12(1):39-42.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Interests

  • Evaluating the role of immunologic surveillance and modulation in the diagnostic, prognostic, therapeutic, and reconstructive aspects of upper extremity sarcomas
  • Evaluating the the role of T-cell exhaustion in chronic orthopedic infections
  • Evaluating the risk factors and hazards of biopsies in the hand as well as the progression-free and overall survival after resection of soft tissue sarcoma in the hand
  • Evaluating the clinical significance of a local recurrence of soft tissue sarcoma
  • Evaluating pain outcomes after ray amputations using targeted muscle reinnervation