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Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD

Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation Surgeon
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About Dr. Coleman


Struan Coleman MD, PhD, is a world-renowned, board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation and sports medicine at HSS and the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Coleman earned a medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and holds a D.Phil in Microbiology from Oxford University, England. He completed both his residency in Orthopedic Surgery and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at HSS. During his fellowship, Dr. Coleman worked as an assistant physician for the New York Giants football team and a team physician for the New York Mets baseball team.

Dr. Coleman focuses on the treatment and management of sports related injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder, with a particular interest in hip arthroscopy and hip preservation. In his practice, he treats young, athletic patients with hip pathology; in addition, he has performed arthroscopic surgery on many high level athletes with hip problems, including NFL players from the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, and Washington Red Skins.

Dr. Coleman also combines his clinical practice with research relating to the fields of hip arthroscopy and sports medicine, and he has published numerous articles and written chapters in those fields. Dr. Coleman holds numerous patents for technologies that are utilized by sports medicine physicians and surgeons. Most recently, he patented the technology behind the CyMedica QB1 Rehabilitation System, which is used to treat quadriceps atrophy. Dr. Coleman is the founder of CyMedica Orthopedics and he is on the board of the company.


Special Expertise

Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Hip and Knee
Rotator Cuff Disease
Hip Disease in the Younger Patient
Instability of the Shoulder and Knee


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


Orthopedic Surgery


Overseas Research Grant, 1988, 1989, 1990
AOA, 1995
Neer Award Nomination, 2001
EAO Founders Award, 2002


MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine, New York

State Licensure



For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Coleman performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Coleman

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles


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. Coleman as of February 07, 2024.

  • BetterPT - Ownership Interest
  • Copperfit - Chief Medical Officer, Consultant
  • CyMedica Orthopedics, Inc. - Ownership Interest
  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC Development Network- Ownership Interest
  • Joint Effort Administrative Services Organization, LLC- Ownership Interest
  • Johnson & Johnson, Inc. - Royalties
  • Physician Surgical Network Affiliates- Board Member, Consultant, Ownership Interest
  • Stryker Endoscopy - Consultant, Royalties

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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