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Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS

Sports Medicine

About Dr. Cordasco

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Dr. Frank A. Cordasco is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon in the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS and a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He serves as the Chair, Board of Trustees of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Dr. Cordasco was elected to the Presidential Line of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and served as the 35th President from 2018-2019. He served as the Co-Medical Director of the Leon Root Motion Analysis Laboratory from 2001-2016 and as the Surgical Director of the HSS Ambulatory Surgery Center from 2001-2014.

Dr. Cordasco specializes in surgery for sports-related injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has treated numerous professional athletes who are members of teams from outside the New York area and travel here to obtain his consultation and care. Dr. Cordasco has cared for many professional ballet and modern dancers with injuries unique to their career.

The primary focus of Dr. Cordasco's practice includes ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair and multiligament reconstruction in the pediatric, adolescent and adult athlete; arthroscopic and open shoulder instability repair; labral repair for shoulder dislocation; latarjet reconstruction for shoulder dislocation; pectoralis major tendon repair; rotator cuff tendon repair; bicep tendon repair; clavicle fracture repair; AC joint separation repair and reconstruction; and patellar and quadriceps tendon repair. Dr. Cordasco's research and education activities parallel and complement these clinical areas of expertise.

Departments

Specialized Centers

Performing Arts Medicine Collaborative

Special Expertise

Knee
ACL Surgery: Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric Reconstruction
Revision ACL Surgery
Extra-articular Augmentation: Iliotibial Band (ITB) Tenodesis
Multiligament Knee Reconstruction (ACL, PCL, MCL, PLC)
Meniscus Surgery and Repair
Quadriceps Tendon Repair
Patellar Tendon Repair

Shoulder
Shoulder Dislocation: Labrum and Ligament Repair
Latarjet Reconstruction for Shoulder Instability
Rotator Cuff Repair
Pectoralis Major Tendon Repair
AC Joint Separation and Reconstruction
Clavicle Fracture Repair
Biceps Tendon Repair

Elbow
Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
Flexor Tendon Repair
Extensor Tendon (ECRB) Repair

Patient Stories

Videos

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Insurance

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.

Credentials

Appointments

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

Affiliations

Professional Organizations
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society
American Orthopaedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Current Professional Organization Leadership Positions
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Chairman, Board of Trustees (2023-2026)
16th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: Advisory Board, Member (2022-2025)

Previous Professional Organization Leadership Positions
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Past President (2020-2021)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Member, Executive Board (2016-2021)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Chair, Nominating Committee (2020-2021)
Arthroscopy Association of North America: Member, Membership Committee (2020-2022)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Immediate Past President (2019-2020)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation: Member, Board of Trustees (2019-2020)
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: Member, Board of Trustees (2014-2020)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Abstract Panel Reviewer (2016-2019)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: 35th President (2018-2019)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: President-Elect (2017-2018)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Vice President (2016-2017)
Arthroscopy Association of North America: Member, Fellowship Committee (2015-2017)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Chairman Awards Committee (2016)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Member, Research Committee (2012-2016)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Member, Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee (2011-2015)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Member, Executive Board (2012-2014)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons: Chairman, Membership Committee (2004-2005)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Member, Education Committee (2004-2008)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Specialty Societies: Member, Health Policy Committee (2011-2013)

Volunteer Activities
Baryshnikov Arts Center: Board of Directors
Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival: Board of Directors
Cunningham Dance Foundation: Board of Directors (2005 until the Board's dissolution in 2012)
Children of China Pediatrics Foundation: Medical Advisory Board
Volunteer: Medical Missions to China and West Africa

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 15 Years 
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2009-2023
New York Magazine: Top Doctors, 2019, 2021-2022
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Achievement Award, 2015
Charles S. Neer II Award (clinical and basic science research in shoulder surgery), 1990, 2003, 2006
Active Member American Orthopaedic Association, 2002
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1984

Residency

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

Fellowship

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York

State Licensure

Languages

English

For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Cordasco performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Cordasco

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Professional Education

Selected Books/Chapters

Rockwood and Matsen's The Shoulder book cover

Rockwood and Matsen's The Shoulder

For 30 years, Rockwood and Matsen's The Shoulder has been the definitive leading reference for the evaluation and management of shoulder disorders. The 6th edition presents in detail the latest methods for the evaluation and management of the full range of shoulder disorders with its extensively revised and updated text, illustrations and procedural videos.

  • Provides how-to guidance on both tried-and-true and recently developed surgical techniques.
  • Features video clips that provide step-by-step guidance on key procedures.
  • Contains expert opinions from international authorities, including dissenting and alternative views.
  • Includes 17 new Opinion editorial chapters authored by key international thought leaders in shoulder orthopaedics.
  • New and updated content on instability repair, cuff repair, fracture management, and infection and outcome assessment, as well as greatly expanded coverage of arthroscopy.

 

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Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Athletes: Prevention, Treatment and Return to Sport

This new print and eBook resource provides a unique, on-field management approach to all athletic injuries to the shoulder and elbow, as well as nonoperative and operative treatment options. Focusing on high-performance athletes, leading authorities in the field demonstrate how to provide pain relief, restore function, and return the athlete to sport and to prior level of performance in a safe and timely fashion.

  • Showcases the knowledge and expertise of an international group of editors and authors.
  • Features video clips that clearly depict how to complete an on-field physical exam and various surgical procedures.
  • Contains a section in each chapter covering “On-the-Field Management and Early Post-Injury Assessment and Treatment” - a must-read for immediate care of the injured athlete and ensuring the safe return to play.
  • Covers the most recent advances in the management of tendon tears in elite and overhead athletes.
  • Focuses primarily on athletes under the age of 40, with some consideration of the older athlete (professional golf, for example).

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Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Surgery book cover

Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Surgery

This new print and interactive eBook resource edited by Dr. Cordasco and Dr. Green offers:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the increasing numbers of pediatric and adolescent knee injuries commonly seen by orthopedic surgeons.
  • Step-by-step guidance on various methods of treating ACL injuries, patellofemoral instability, osteochondritis dissecans, discoid meniscus, epiphyseal injury and adolescent fractures, and growth plate surgery.
  • More than 330 full-color illustrations that clearly depict the details of each procedure.
  • A concise and relevant review of anatomy, imaging, and epidemiology.
  • Authoritative coverage of the specific issues in children and adults that require a different approach from adult patients.

Research

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. Cordasco as of April 10, 2023.

  • Arthrex - Consultant; Royalties
  • Elsevier, Inc. - Author
  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC of Manhattan, LLC - Ownership Interest

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.

Dr. Cordasco in the News

 
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