Chad M. Craig, MD

Dr. Craig obtained his Medical Degree at Boston University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He has worked as an internist since completing residency, and has previous appointments as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. At Columbia University Medical Center he oversaw the inpatient medicine consultation and perioperative services, and remained actively involved in residency education in these areas. He has worked on a variety of inpatient service lines, and led transformation efforts in the area of interdisciplinary care.

He transitioned to Hospital for Special Surgery in 2014, to become the medical director of the spine service. He partners closely with the spine surgery group in providing medical consultation for this complex surgical population. He is actively involved in research on perioperative care of spine surgery patients, and additionally serves on several quality, educational and informational technology councils. He remains involved in educational efforts through the Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and is also on staff at New York-Presbyterian’s Weill Cornell Medical Center.


Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Faculty of the American College of Physicians


Perioperative Medicine
Internal Medicine

Special Expertise

Medical education, perioperative medicine, quality and value-based assessments

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

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MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2006


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 2007


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 2009


ABIM, 2009

State Licensure

New York State

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Interests

Perioperative medicine

Nitin Roper, MD

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 646.714.6314
Fax: 646.714.6215

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70thStreet
New York, NY 10021

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