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Elizabeth A. Cody, MD

Foot and Ankle Surgeon
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About Dr. Cody


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 and has authored more than 40 publications in both peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. She has led multiple projects pertaining to patient-centered outcomes in foot and ankle surgery. She has received several grants for her research, including studies on total ankle replacement, ankle fracture outcomes, and calcaneal osteotomies.

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

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Specialized Centers

Total Ankle Replacement Center

Special Expertise

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


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
Bunion correction
Hammertoe correction
Deformity reconstruction

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If your insurance is not listed, 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.



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


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


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) certified


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


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


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


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

State Licensure



For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Cody performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Cody

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Cody EA, Younger A, Cerrato RA, Johnson AH. The Flatfoot Through a Pinhole: Do It Percutaneously! Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery: Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity. Ed. Netto C. 2019 Dec;18(4):156-159.

Cody EA, Nunley JA. Vascularized Pedicle Graft for Talar Osteonecrosis. Foot Ankle Clin 2019 March;24(1):121-129.

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 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.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Cody as of October 18, 2023.

  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • Stryker - Consultant

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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