Dr. Chad 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, 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 areas of interdisciplinary care and perioperative guidelines.
Dr. Craig transitioned to Hospital for Special Surgery in 2014, to become the Medical Director of HSS Spine. He partners closely with the spine surgeons to provide medical consultation for this complex surgical population. He actively 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. He serves on several committees for the North American Spine Society, is a Co-Chairman of the Spine/Orthopedics Committee of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery, and an editorial board member of SpineLine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Given Dr. Craig’s central role in the medical care of spinal surgery patients, his research focuses on improving patient outcomes and perioperative care. Investigative studies he is involved with at HSS include the examination of enhanced recovery pathways and optimization of pre-operative bone health. He is the principal investigator of a randomized clinical trial investigating the use of intravenous acetaminophen to enhance perioperative pain management and limit opioid dependence.
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
Medical education, perioperative medicine, quality and value-based assessments
SpineLine 20 Under 40 Winner, 2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2017-2020
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2017-2020
One of the goals of 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. 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.
Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Craig as of November 20, 2019.
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MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2006
MBA, S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
MS, Healthcare Leadership, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University
New York State
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My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.
- From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
- From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
- From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.