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 Orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Clinical Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Total Joint Replacement, Care of Arthritis and Geriatric Orthopaedics
Fractures and Trauma
"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
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
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.
One of the goals of Hospital for Special Surgery (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 March 27, 2015, Dr. Cornell 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, 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.
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
New York, Connecticut
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.
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Hospital for Special Surgery [directions]
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New York, NY 10021
Stamford, CT Office:
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Stamford, CT 06902
Dr. Cornell participates with the following insurance plans:
- Aetna (All except Medicare and Medicaid plans)
- Cigna (All except Medicare and Medicaid plans)
- Healthnet (All except Medicare and Medicaid plans)
- Oxford (All plans)
- United Healthcare (All except Medicare and Medicaid plans)
- No Fault
- Workers Compensation
Hospital for Special Surgery participates with many insurance plans.
If Dr. Cornell does not participate with your particular insurance plan, you still may have coverage subject to the availability of "out-of-network" benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Farrington in our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.