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Elizabeth A. Cody, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle
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Elizabeth A. Cody, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle
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Dr. Elizabeth Cody completed her orthopedic surgery residency at HSS after receiving her undergraduate degree from Princeton and her medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Duke University, where she worked with world-renowned surgeons and assisted on many complex surgeries throughout the foot and ankle, including more than 70 total ankle replacements. She has experience treating foot and ankle arthritis, foot and ankle injuries, ankle instability, and congenital and acquired foot deformities, including flatfoot and hallux valgus (bunion) deformities. As a Division I collegiate rower and lifelong athlete, she has a particular interest in treating athletes.

Dr. Cody has presented her research nationally and internationally. She has authored more than twenty publications in both peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Recently she has led several projects pertaining to patient-centered outcomes in foot and ankle surgery. During residency at HSS, she was awarded the Joseph M. Lane Research Grant for her work on calcaneal osteotomies.

Dr. Cody's true passion, however, is for clinical care. She believes in maximizing nonoperative treatment whenever possible and in meticulous surgery when required. She is committed to patient education and believes in working with patients to identify the best treatments to suit their individual lifestyles.

Patient Stories

Appointments

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

Specialty

Special Expertise

Achilles tendon problems
Ankle instability
Arthritis of the foot and ankle
Bunions
Foot and ankle deformities
Foot and ankle fractures
Foot and ankle sports injuries
Minimally invasive foot surgery
Osteochondral lesions of the foot and ankle

Procedures

Achilles and other tendon repairs
Ankle arthroscopy
Ankle stabilization / ligament repairs
Ankle fusion
Total ankle replacement
Total talus replacement
Great toe fusion
Great toe resurfacing
Cheilectomy
Bunion correction
Hammertoe correction
Deformity reconstruction

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)

Languages

English

Insurance Information


Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

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 if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. 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 October 16, 2018, Dr. Cody reported no financial interest 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.

Education

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Internship

Hospital for Special Surgery / New York Presbyterian, New York, NY

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery / NewYork-Presbyterian, New York, NY

Fellowship

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Certification

ABOS (board eligible)

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

Selected Books by Dr. Cody

Cody EA, Nunley JA. Vascularized Pedicle Graft for Talar Osteonecrosis. Foot Ankle Clin. Pending publication.

Cody EA, Ellis SJ. Extensor Digitorum Brevis Transfer for Crossover Toes. Tricks of the Trade: Foot and Ankle Surgery. Ed. Raikin S. New York: Thieme, 2018.

Selected Publications

Cody EA, Bejarano LP, Lachman JR, Taylor MA, Gausden EB, DeOrio JK, Easley ME, Nunley JA. Risk factors for failure of total ankle arthroplasty in 506 patients with a minimum five years of follow-up. Foot Ankle Int 2018 Oct. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1177/1071100718806474.

Cody EA, Lachman JR, Gausden EB, Nunley JA, Easley ME. Lower bone density on preoperative computed tomography predicts periprosthetic fracture risk in total ankle arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int 2019 Jan;40(1):1-8.

Cody EA, Taylor MA, Nunley JA, Parekh SG, DeOrio JK. Increased early revision rate with the INFINITY total ankle prosthesis. Foot Ankle Int 2019 Jan;40(1):9-17.

Cody EA, Scott DJ, Easley ME. Total ankle arthroplasty: A critical analysis review. JBJS Rev 2018 Aug;6(8):e8.

Cody EA, Kraszewski AP, Conti MS, Ellis SJ. Lateralizing calcaneal osteotomies and their effect on calcaneal alignment: A three-dimensional digital model analysis. Foot Ankle Int 2018 Aug;39(8):970-977.

Cody EA, Do HT, Koltsov JB, Mancuso CA, Ellis SJ. Influence of diagnosis and other factors on patients’ expectations of foot and ankle surgery. Foot Ankle Int 2018 June;39(6):641-648.

Cody EA, Karnovsky SC, DeSandis B, Papson A, Deland JT, Drakos MC. Hamstring autograft for foot and ankle applications. Foot Ankle Int 2018 Feb;39(2):189-195.

Cody EA, Kraszewski AP, Marinescu A, Kunas GC, Mani SB, Rao S, Hillstrom HH, Ellis SJ. Measuring joint flexibility in hallux rigidus using a novel flexibility jig. Foot Ankle Int 2017 Aug;38(8):885-892.

Cody EA, Mancuso CA, Burket JC, Marinescu A, MacMahon A, Ellis SJ, HSS Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Group. Patient factors associated with higher expectations from foot and ankle surgery. Foot Ankle Int 2017 May;38(5):472-478.

Cody EA, Mancuso CA, MacMahon A, Marinescu A, Burket JC, Drakos MC, Roberts MM, Ellis SJ. Development of an expectations survey for patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery. Foot Ankle Int 2016 November;37(12):1277-1284.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Cody EA, Lachman JR, Gausden EB, Nunley JA, Easley ME. The effect of preoperative bone density and subchondral cysts on periprosthetic fracture risk in total ankle arthroplasty. Podium presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2018.

Cody EA, Taylor MA, Nunley JA, Parekh SG, DeOrio JK. Increased early revision rate with the INFINITY total ankle prosthesis. Podium presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2018.

Cody EA, Demetracopoulos CA, Adams SB, DeOrio JK, Nunley JA, Easley ME. Outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty in moderate and severe valgus deformity. Podium presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2018.

Cody EA, Koltsov JC, Marinescu A, Mancuso CA, Ellis SJ, HSS Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Group. Patients' expectations of foot and ankle surgery: Variations by diagnosis. Poster presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2017.

Cody EA, Karnovsky SC, DeSandis B, Tychanski A, Deland JT, Drakos MC. Hamstring autograft for foot and ankle applications. Poster presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2017.

Cody EA, Kraszewski AP, Marinescu A, Kunas GC, Mani SB, Rao S, Hillstrom HH, Ellis SJ. Measuring joint flexibility in hallux rigidus using a novel first metatarsophalangeal joint flexibility jig. Poster presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2017.

Cody EA, Mancuso CA, Burket JC, Marinescu A, MacMahon A, Demetracopoulos CA, Levine DS, Deland JT, Drakos MC, Roberts MM, Ellis SJ. Patients' expectations from foot and ankle surgery: Relationships with demographic and clinical characteristics. Podium presentation, AOFAS Specialty Day, AAOS Annual Meeting, March 2017.

Cody EA, Greditzer HG, MacMahon A, Burket JC, Sofka CM, Ellis SJ. Effects on the tarsal tunnel following Malerba Z-type osteotomy compared to standard lateralizing calcaneal osteotomy. Podium presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2016.

Cody EA, Mancuso CA, MacMahon A, Marinescu A, Drakos MC, Roberts MM, Ellis SJ. Development and testing of an expectations survey for patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery. Podium presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2016. Podium presentation, OREF/ORS Pittsburgh Regional Resident Research Symposium, April 2016.

Cody EA, Williamson ER, Burket JC, Deland JT, Ellis SJ. Talar anatomy and subtalar joint alignment on weight-bearing computed tomography: Correlation with radiographic flatfoot parameters. Poster presentation, AOFAS Annual Meeting, July 2016.

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Cody performs surgery at the following locations: