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Michael B. Cross, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
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Michael B. Cross, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
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East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.2114
Fax: 646.797.8298
East River Professional Building
523 East 72nd Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.2114
Fax: 646.797.8298
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Dr. Cross specializes in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacements.

He attended Washington University in St. Louis for his undergraduate education, where he double majored in chemistry and mathematics/statistics and played varsity football.  He graduated medical school from Vanderbilt University as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Dr. Cross completed his residency at HSS, where he was awarded the Russell Warren Basic Science Research Award and the Jean McDaniel Award, which is given to the Chief Resident who best demonstrates leadership, professionalism and ethics in the care of patients.  In addition, he was voted by the faculty as the Distinguished Housestaff Award winner at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

After residency, Dr. Cross completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center, where he won the Jorge O. Galante, MD Fellow Research Award.  Dr. Cross joined HSS as a clinician-scientist and currently has over 55 publications and has received numerous research awards at local, regional, and national levels, including the 2013 Frank Stinchfield Award from the Hip Society and the 2013 OREF/ORS Travel Award in Translational Research from the Orthopaedic Research Society. 

To Our Medicare Eligible Patients:
Effective January 1, 2020, Dr. Cross will be changing status with the Medicare Program to that of “Non-Participating Provider.”  Dr. Cross will still be enrolled as a provider in the Medicare program and will still be able to treat you. What changes is how the office will bill for services. Please contact us with any questions. 

Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Departments

Specialized Centers

Procedures

Total Hip Arthroplasty, Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, Patellofemoral Arthroplasty

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Vanderbilt Medical School, 2006
2nd place, Resident Poster Contest, New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, October 24, 2009
Ortho-McNeil Scholarship recipient for AAOS/AAHKS Improving Outcomes for Partial, Primary and Revision Knee Arthroplasty course, October 8-9, 2010
AAHKS Scholarship recipient for AAOS/ORS/OREF Clinician Scientist Development Program, October 17-19, 2010
Richard S. Laskin, MD Research Award, "The Effect of Distal Femoral Cut Height on Coronal Plane Stability in TKA – A Cadaveric Study Assessing the Effect of Re-cutting the Distal Femur."  22nd Annual HSS Holiday Total Knee Course, December 2-3, 2010.
Resident Travel Award Paper, "Results of Non-cemented, Semi-constrained Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Inflammatory Arthritis: A Minimum Fifteen Year Follow-up", Eastern Orthopaedic Association, October, 2011
Distinguished Housestaff Award - New York Presbyterian Hospital – For top resident in Orthopaedic Surgery as elected by the Faculty - Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2011
2012 American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) National Quality Scholar
Russell Warren Excellence in Basic Science/Translational Research Award, 2012
Jean McDaniel Award - Awarded to the HSS Chief Resident who best demonstrates leadership, professionalism and ethics in the care of patients as voted by co-residents, 2012
Recognition at Annual Alumni Meeting at Hospital for Special Surgery – Russell Warren Excellence in Basic Science/Translational Research Award, 2012
OREF/ORS Travel Award in Translational Research, 2013 ORS annual meeting
Frank Stinchfield Hip Society Award – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program, 2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006-present
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2010-present
Orthopaedic Research Society – Active member, 2012-present

Languages

English

Insurance Information


Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

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Industry Relationships

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. Cross as of November 12, 2019.

  • Acelity - Advisory Board; Consultant; Research support
  • Bone and Joint Journal 360 - Editorial board
  • DePuy - Consultant
  • Exactech - Consultant; Research support
  • Flexion Therapeutics - Consultant; Speakers’ bureau
  • Imagen Technologies - Ownership interest
  • Insight Medical - Ownership interest
  • Intellijoint Surgical, Inc. - Consultant; Ownership interest; Research support
  • Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology - Editorial board
  • Parvizi Surgical Innovation - Ownership interest
  • Smith & Nephew - Consultant
  • Techniques in Orthopaedics - Editorial board

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, the 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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

Dr. Cross in the News

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Internship

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York, Illinois

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, HSS Journal, 2010-present
Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2010-present
Reviewer, Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting, 2012-present
Reviewer, Bone & Joint Journal, 2013
Reviewer, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (EJOS), 2013
Editorial Board, Bone & Joint Journal – 360
Clinical Lead, Hip Specialist – Bone & Joint Journal

Selected Books by Dr. Cross

Cross MB, Bostrom M. Neuromuscular Hip Disorders.  In: Berry and Lieberman, eds. Surgery of the Hip.  Chapter 80:972-985.

Kelly BT, Maak TG, Cross MB, Fabricant P, Kelly BT. In: Zini and Byrd, eds. Hip Arthroscopy. Italy: Arti Grafiche Editoriali Srl; 2010:249-62.

Fabricant P, Maak TG, Cross MB, Kelly BT. Avoiding Complications in Hip Arthroscopy.  Oper Tech Sports Med. 2011;19:108-113.

Mayman D, Nam D, Cross MB, Haas S. Patient-Matched Instruments. In: Parvizi ed. The Knee. Chapter 58: 58-1 – 58-11.

Cross MB, Li X. Angela.  Hip Osteoarthritis.  Case Files. 2012 production.

Selected Publications

Cross MB, Raphael BS, Maak TG, Plaskos C, Egidy CC, Pearle AD.  Characterization of the Orientation and Isometry of Humphry’s Ligament. Knee. 2013 May 6. doi:pii: S0968-0160(13)00040-9. 10.1016/j.knee.2013.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Noelle S, Egidy CC, Cross MB, Gebauer M, Klauser W.  Complication Rates after Total Ankle Arthroplasty in one hundred consecutive prostheses. International Orthopaedics. 2013 Sep;37(9):1789-94. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-1971-9. Epub 2013 Jul 12.

Yi PH, Cross MB, Moric M, Sporer SM, Berger RA, Della Valle CJ.  The 2013 Frank Stinchfield Award: Diagnosis of Infection in the Early Postoperative Infection After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2013 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Cross MB, Nam D, Mayman DJ.  Ideal Femoral Head Size in Total Hip Arthroplasty Balances Stability and Volumetric Wear. HSS Journal. 2012 Oct;8(3):270-274. Epub 2012 Sep 13

Cross MB, Paprosky WG.  Managing femoral bone loss in revision total hip replacement. Bone Joint J. 2013 Nov 1;95-B(11 Suppl A):95-7. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B11.32763

McArthur BA, Nam D, Cross MB, Westrich GH, Sculco TP. Dual Mobility Acetabular Components in Total Hip Arthroplasty. 2013;42(10):473-478

Cross MB, Egidy CC, Wu RH, Osbahr DC, Nam D, Dines JS.  Single Incision Chronic Distal Biceps Tendon Repair with Tibialis Anterior Allograft.  Int Orthop; 2013 Nov 24 [Epub ahead of print]

Cross MB, Yi P, Thomas C, Garcia J, Della Valle CJ. Evaluation and Treatment of Malnutrition in Orthopaedic Surgery. Accepted for publication – Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Cross MB, Berger RA. Feasibility and Safety of Performing Outpatient Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.  Accepted for publication - International Orthopaedics.

McArthur B, Vulcano E, Cross MB, Nguyen J, Della Valle AG, Salvati E.  Acetabular Component Positioning in THA: The Impact of Obesity. Accepted for publication– Hip International.

Frank RM, Gandhi S, Cross MB, Levine BR.  Surgical Anatomy of the Hip: A Review of the Common Open Approaches. Accepted for publication - Journal of Anatomy.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Cross MB, Nam D, McArthur B, Lipman J, Figgie MP.  “Results of Non-cemented, Semi-constrained Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Inflammatory Arthritis: A Minimum Fifteen Year Follow-up”, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, October, 2011

Cross MB, Egidy C, Wu R, Osbahr DC, Nam D, Dines JS.  Single Incision Chronic Distal Biceps Tendon Repair with Tibialis Anterior Allograft.  ASES Specialty Day, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012.

Cross MB, Esposito C, Sokolova A, Reza, Molloy D, Walter W, Walter WK.  Fretting and Corrosion Damage in Modular Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Austrailian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Sydney Australia, October 2012

Yi PH, Cross MB, Moric M, Sporer SM, Berger RA, Della Valle CJ.  The Diagnosis of Early Postoperative Infection Following Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. 2013 Frank Stinchfield Award - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2013.

Molloy D, Cross MB, Zicat B, Walter W, Walter W. Fretting and Corrosion in an Exchangeable Neck Modular Hip System - A Cause for Concern. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2013.

Klingenstein G, Cross MB, Plaskos C, Li AX, Nam D, Lyman S, Pearle AD, Mayman D.  An elevated joint line after TKA leads to increased mid-flexion laxity.  CAOS – International. June 12-15, 2013, Orlando, FL.

Yi PH, Cross MB, Moric M, Levine BR, Sporer SM, Paprosky WP, Jacobs JJ, Della Valle CJ. Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Revision Hip Arthroplasty with a Metal on Metal Bearing or Corrosion. Closed Meeting of the Hip Society. Oct 4, 2013

Cross MB. Anatomical Alignment: Recreating normal anatomy? Faculty – Innovations in Knee Arthroplasty. Royal College of Medicine Royal College of Medicine. October 7, 2013.

Cross MB. Robotics: State of the art or over-complication. Faculty – Innovations in Knee Arthroplasty. Royal College of Medicine. October 7, 2013

Cross MB. The Impact of Joint Line Elevation. Faculty - London Knee Meeting. October 8, 2013.

Cross MB. Yi PH, Moric M, Sporer SM, Berger RA, Della Valle CJ.  Revising an HTO or UKA to TKA:  Is it more like a Primary TKA or a Revision TKA? American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), November 9, 2013.

Research Interests

Total Hip Arthroplasty, Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, Unicompartmental Arthroplasty, Total Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, Bone Biology, Osseointegration, Osteolysis, Hip and Knee Biomechanics

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Meet My Physician Assistants

Austin Marie Cavelli, PA-C, MS
Physician Assistant to Dr. Michael Cross

Photo of Austin Marie Cavelli, PA-C, MSBorn and raised in Syracuse, NY, Austin Cavelli earned her bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from Binghamton University. She was elected into several honor societies including Sigma Alpha Lambda, the National Honor and Merit Scholars Society, and the National Society for Leadership and Success. While at Binghamton, Austin spent two years in the research lab of Dr. Stephen Boehm, investigating the neurobiology of alcohol addiction. After undergraduate studies, she moved to New York, NY where she worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Gilbert Di Paolo at Columbia University studying the aging brain. At the same time, she worked as a research coordinator and medical assistant in the vascular surgery department at Weill Cornell Medical College, providing the clinical experience necessary to attend PA school. In 2014, Austin graduated from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences with a physician assistant’s certificate as well as a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. She is board certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed in the state of New York.

Austin started practicing at HSS focusing on adult reconstruction and joint replacements in 2014. She has been working as a private physician assistant with Dr. Michael Cross since 2015 to provide cohesive and patient-centered care. Her duties include first assisting Dr. Cross in the operating room as well as seeing patients in clinic. Austin routinely sees patients herself including initial consults for both surgical and non-operative care management, as well as routine post-op care.

Konstantinos P. Ververis, PA-C, MPAS
Physician Assistant to Dr. Michael Cross

Photo of Konstantinos P. Ververis, PABorn in Manhattan, NY, and raised in the Woodlawn area of the Bronx, Konstantinos Ververis earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College. At Manhattan College, Konstantinos completed his major in Biology and minor in Chemistry in 2005. After completing his undergraduate studies, he then attended the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY. In 2009, he completed his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies with Summa Cum Laude Honors. He is board certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) and is licensed in the state of New York. He is an active member with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) as well as the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA).

In 2009, Konstantinos worked as a Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant at Bellevue Hospital in affiliation with NYU Langone Medical Center and New York University School of Medicine. There he gained his experience in complex patient management in the telemetry unit, cardiac ICU, cardiothoracic surgery clinic, as well as first assisting in the cardiothoracic operating room. He was also an active member with the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (APACVS).

In 2011, Konstantinos joined HSS as a Core Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant, providing exceptional care to patients, during and after surgery. From conducting pre-operative assessments and first assisting in the operating room through to service-specific post-operative management on the floors, Konstantinos was a highly-involved, key member of the interdisciplinary team. He has specialized in multiple orthopedic subspecialties including Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacements, Sports, Spine, Trauma, Foot and Ankle, Limb Lengthening, and Hand. He is a veteran orthopedic surgery first assist in the operating room and has trained multiple colleagues throughout his years at HSS. He also has vast inpatient floor and clinical experience and is highly recognized amongst his peers.

In 2019, Konstantinos took on his role in working as a private Physician Assistant to Dr. Michael Cross to provide cohesive and patient-centered care. His duties include first assisting Dr. Cross in the operating room, as well as seeing patients in clinic. Konstantinos routinely sees patients by himself, including initial consults for both surgical and non-operative care management, as well as routine post-operative care.