Charles N. Cornell, MD

Dr. Charles Cornell graduated from Williams College Cum Laude with highest honors in Chemistry. He earned his medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery and The New York Hospital in Affiliation with Weill Cornell Medical College. In 1986, he completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Cornell is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was recertified on January 1, 1999. On February 8, 1990, Dr. Cornell was admitted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and on October 19, 1992 to the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Cornell is a Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.


Clinical Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Total Joint Replacement, Care of Arthritis and Geriatric Orthopaedics
Adult Reconstruction
Fractures and Trauma
Post-traumatic reconstruction
Avascular Necrosis


"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2011
OTA Edwin G. Bovill, Jr., MD Memorial Lecturer Award, 2004
Philip D. Wilson, Jr. Teaching Award, 1992, 1996
Eastern Orthopaedic Association Scholar Award, 1986
Hoar Foundation Fellowship Award New York Community Trust, 1985


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
American College of Surgeons
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
International College of Surgeons



Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, New York


University of Washington School of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Seattle, Washington


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July/1988
Fellowship, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February/1990
Fellowship, American College of Surgeons, October/1992

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

Charles N. Cornell, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

Cornell CN, Lane JM, Poynton AR. Orthopedic Management of Vertebral and Long Bone Fractures in Patients with Osteoporosis: Clin. Geriatr. Med., Vol. 19, 433-455, May 2003.

Cornell CN. Internal Fracture Fixation in Patients with Osteoporosis: J. Amer. Acad. Ortho. Surgery, Vol. 11, No. 2, 109-119, March/April 2003.

Peterson MGF, Allegrante JP, Cornell CN, MacKenzie CR, Robbins L, Horton R, Ganz SB, Augurt A. Measuring Recovery After a Hip Fracture Using the SF-36 and Cummings Scales; Osteoporosis International, Vol.13, 296-302, 2002.

Cornell CN, Russell L, Khan SN, Lane JM. The Principles of Non-Spinal Fracture Management in the Osteoporotic Patient: Advances in Osteoporotic Fracture Management, Vol 1, No 1 12-15, 2001.

Coleman SH, Bansal S, Cornell CN, Sculco TP. Failure of Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty: A Retrospective Review of 31 Consecutive Bipolar Prostheses Converted to Total Hip Arthroplasty, The American Journal of Orthopaedics, Vol. XXX, 313-319, April 2001.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. Charles Cornell, Hip, Knee & Osteoarthritis Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
3rd fl
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1414
Fax: 212.774.2348

Stamford, CT Office:
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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