Edward V. Craig, MD, MPH

Dr. Edward Craig is Orthopedic Surgeon Emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery. An internationally renowned shoulder surgeon who lectures throughout the United States and abroad, Dr. Craig designed both a standard anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement as well as a cuff repair system. He is actively engaged in cutting edge rotator cuff repair research including the use of growth factors and stem cells. He also holds several patents for shoulder replacement and rotator cuff repair technology.

Educated at Princeton University and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Craig spent much of his professional career in Minneapolis as a faculty member with the University of Minnesota and consultant for the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club as well as with the University of Minnesota hockey, baseball, and gymnastics teams.

The author of more than 115 publications, Dr. Craig has written more than 50 book chapters and eight textbooks, including The Shoulder, Clinical Orthopedics, Shoulder Instability, and Shoulder Arthroplasty. He is a coveted speaker and visiting professor having given Invited Lectures all over the world including France, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Japan, Australia, and Brazil.

Dr. Craig has been the recipient of numerous professional awards, is listed in Who’s Who in America, Castle Connelly’s Top Doctors N.Y. Metro Area, and is featured in both New York magazine and Connecticut magazine’s Top Doctors issues.

Recently, Dr. Craig received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, and in 2009, was named the Wholeness of Life Honoree by the HSS Pastoral Care Committee and The HealthCare Chaplaincy. This prestigious award is given annually to a member of the HSS staff who contributes to the quality of care of our patients with understanding, patience, and compassion.

In addition to his practice of Orthopedic Surgery, he recently completed a master’s degree in public health at Columbia University, has written and lectured on many aspects of health care, is a health columnist for MSNBC.com, and has appeared on NBC, and MSNBC for his commentary on a variety of orthopaedic and health care topics.


Orthopedic Surgeon Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Surgery (Orthopaedics), Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement Surgery
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder Dislocation Repair
Shoulder and Clavicle Fractures


28 Top North American Shoulder Surgeons, Orthopedics This Week, 2013
Neer Award for Excellence in Shoulder and Elbow Research
Lifetime Achievement Award, New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
Wholeness of Life Honoree, 2009
Who's Who in America
"Best Doctors in New York," New York Magazine, 2010-2013
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors NY Metro Area
Best Doctors in Connecticut, Connecticut Magazine


American Academy of Orthopaidic Surgeons, Board of Directors
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, President, Membership Chair, Program Chair, Planning and Development
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
The American Orthopedic Association


MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeon, New York, 1972


Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, 1973-1980


Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, US, 1980-1981
Hand Surgery , US, 1981-1982


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1982

State Licensure

New York

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Dr. Edward Craig, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Belaire Building
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1966
Fax: 212.472.0695

Mailing Address

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

TRIA Orthopaedic Center
8100 Northland Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55431

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